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Key Visual Arts President Takahiro Baba announces 2021 resolution including TV Anime adaption for Summer Pockets

Earlier on their blog post, the president of Key Visual Arts announced that their aspirations for 2021 are “run at dawn” – referring to “There is no night that doesn’t dawn”. Current plans: Visual Novel: Kinetic Novel to release 3 titles. Tv Animation: Summer Pockets is currently undergoing changes. Will be a completely new animation. Game:…
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Sony Music AnimeSongs ONLINE at Nippon Budokan on 3rd January 2021

The concert will be held in Nippon Budokan without a live audience,” Sony Music AnimeSongs ONLINE at Nippon Budokan” is an online festival featuring an amazing lineup of 24 Sony Music artists. Enhanced by AR technology-based production, the streaming event provides non-stop performances of music centered on a variety of anime theme songs, including the…
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AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE happening on 5th and 6th December 2020

AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE – to be held on 5th and 6th December 2020 via Youtube as well as on animefestival.asia/online2020. #AFAONLINE2020 will be available free to view for audiences in South East Asia. Participants who wish to chat and interact with the show to win special giveaways and prizes will have to register for…
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AFA STATION Festival Online Week

The first AFA STATION Festival Online Week will have three key days spanning over one week: 30th August – Saturday (previously announced as 29th August), and 5th & 6th September – Saturday & Sunday, online via afastation.com. AFA STATION is hosted on a special customised platform, showcasing various functionalities such as video streaming, content launches,…
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KENSHI YONEZU trends Worldwide after Fortnite Performances, Uniqlo T-shirt Collaboration Sells Out Quickly After Launch

New York, NY [August 14, 2020]: J-Pop singer-songwriter and music producer, Kenshi Yonezu, has designed exclusive illustrations for his Uniqlo T-shirt collaboration. The merchandise, which was only available online and in NY stores, were sold out almost immediately. However, it has since been restocked online and can be purchased globally starting on August 14, 2020.…
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Anime Festival Asia brings festival online as “AFA STATION”

The abrupt halt of global events during the COVID-19 crisis has been significant but fortunately, we’re still able to experience events through online. The first “AFA STATION” will have 3 key days – 29th August 2020 (Saturday) and 5th & 6th September 2020 (Saturday & Sunday) via https://afastation.com/.  More details of the streaming times will be announced later.…
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KENSHI YONEZU’S STRAY SHEEP ALBUM SURPASSES 1 MILLION COPIES AND SET TO PERFORM DURING FORTNITE’S PARTY ROYAL AS THE FIRST ASIAN ARTIST

Kenshi Yonezu After over 2 years, Japanese singer-songwriter and music producer, Kenshi Yonezu, has officially released his long-awaited 5th studio album, “STRAY SHEEP”, along with a music video for “Campanella”. Fans all over the world have demonstrated their excitement, as pre-sales for the album skyrocketed to 1 million copies, shipped out on August 4, 2020.…
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Aniplex Online Fest on 4th and 5th July, 2020

「Tokyo LosT Tracks – SakuraChill -」(DJ Program to be released at Aniplex Online Fest on 4th and 5th July, 2020) Lo-Fi Beats channel, “Tokyo LosT Tracks -SakuraChill-”, which delivers original animation and chill-out music 24/7, was released by Sony Music Labels on March 21, 2020. Lo-Fi Beats, a medium of music without lyrics, is now…
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millennium parade hits #1 on Japanese all genre charts!

“Fly with me” by millennium parade hit #1 on Japanese all genre charts! The song is the opening theme of Netflix Series, “Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045”, and was even remixed by Steve Aoki. A great fan of anime, Steve Aoki had this to say: “The song is incredible, making the working process incredible. The…
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milet releases her first full album – “eyes”

After debuting in 2019 and topping over 11 charts with single, “inside you”, milet launched her first full album “eyes” on June 3, 2020. milet’s international musical influence is highly evident on the album, as she is fluent in three languages (Japanese, English and French) and grew up in Canada.