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[C3 CHARAEXPO’16] INTERVIEW WITH AQOURS [LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!!] [J-EXPERIENCE]

Aqours (pronounce as ‘aqua’ or ‘a-ku- a’) is a school idol group that was formed in last year. It consists of 9 members: Chika Takami (CV.: Anju Inami) Riko Sakurauchi (CV.: Rikako Aida) Kanan Matsuura (CV.: Nanaka Suwa) Dia Kurosawa (CV.: Arisa Komiya) You Watanabe (CV.: Shuka Saito) Yoshiko Tsushima (CV.: Aika Kobayashi) Hanamaru Kunikida…
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[C3 CHARA EXPO’16][INTERVIEW] わーすた WASUTA: “STRIVING TO BE A WORLD STANDARD!”

Ushering in the new age of technology comes a very unique idol group from Japan that embraces technological trends. They pride themselves as idols of a digital native generation and takes on a global approach to their activities! Who knows? They may even take over the entertainment world by storm someday! Introducing, わーすた [WA-SUTA]! Wa-suta,…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] MIKA KOBAYASHI: “I TRY TO IMAGINE MYSELF AS A TITAN”

The last of our AFA2015 interviews, we bring to you Mika Kobayashi, featuring Tetsuro Shimaguchi! Mika Kobayashi is a talented singer and songwriter, as well as a pianist. She started singing for the anime industry in 2010, providing her strong vocals for many theme and insert songs – such as “βios” for Guilty Crown and…
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C3 CHARAEXPO 2016 UPDATES

J-Experience is back! After a long hiatus starting from AFA, we will be covering various Japanese and anime related events across Singapore. First up, would be “C3 CharaExpo 2016”! Sora Tokui Signing Event To kick off the event, Bushiroad has brought over Sora Tokui-san to Singapore for the 17th and 18th of May! Just for…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] LIA: “I AM THE VOICE BEHIND IA!”

Lia, a veteran singer, whose career spans over 15 years, have participated in a variety of genres – European songs, techno, trance and of course, anime songs! The singer, who graduated from the prestigious school of Berklee College of Music, is also fluent in English! Lia is known for her strong vocals in songs such…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] MAY’N: “THE SONG I ALWAYS HELD DEAR!”

Now, this is one artiste that needs no introduction! Anisong star May’n is definitely having a stellar year, having celebrated her 10th anniversary in 2015! Still, on her celebratory decade, she has released 2 singles for the anime series, Aquarion Logos, as well as her compilation album – POWERS OF VOICE. Her journey as an…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] GARNIDELIA: “FOREVER ON ALERT TO GET INSPIRATION!”

To countdown till the next AFA, we will be releasing an article each month from the past AFA! To kick everything off, let’s begin with the up and coming GARNiDELiA! GARNiDELiA – a music unit comprising of vocalist, MARiA and composer, toku – was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2014 with Kill la Kill’s…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] AIMER: HER VOCAL CHORD INJURY – A TRAUMA OR BLESSING?

Musically talented and incredibly intellectual, we present to you, the rising star that is Aimer! Aimer (エメ), pronounced eh-meh, first debuted with Sony Music Japan in 2011 with the song “Rokutousei no Yoru”, the ending theme for the anime, No.6. She continued to gain traction as she released more singles for various anime, notably “Re:…
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[AFASG’15] [INTERVIEW] MAAYA UCHIDA: “KERO KERO”, I WANT TO TRY VOICING A FROG!

Having voiced many chuunibyou characters, Maaya Uchida, already in her mid-twenties, wants to graduate from it! Maaya Uchida first made her voice actress debut in 2010. In 2014, she won the Best New Actress Award at the 8th Seiyuu Awards. The talented voice actress is most famous for her role in Chuunibyou demo koi ga…
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[AFASG’15] [INTERVIEW] BLESS4: “TOWARDS THE 2ND DECADE, BACK TO ZERO!”

Moving on from Nano, this week, we present to you the performers that are bless4! Bless4 is a Japanese vocal and dance group consisting for siblings from the Kawamitsu family. Akashi, the oldest brother, is the only one to hail from Okinawa, while Kanasa, Akino and Aiki were born in the United States. They officially…
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