Japan “Caused Drop In Global Music Sales”

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Japan is being blamed for a drop in global music sales after sales tanked 16.7%, with such a huge drop in sales in the world’s second largest music market causing the world music market to shrink 3.9%.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 23, 2014 01:38

    "drop in sales only accelerated after downloading was banned." They decided to ban download. Closed their doors foreigners know their culture and music. There is no promotion of music, no promotion work as singers. Now they are paying for... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 22, 2014 03:34

    And since the ones making the laws are puppets it is still almost impossible.... More


Hatsune Miku Bump of Chicken Collaboration Quite Tasteful

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Holographic princess Hatsune Miku has indulged in an unusual collaboration in the form of “Ray” – a combined effort with top J-rock outfit “Bump of Chicken”, famed for their work in Final Fantasy Type 0, One Piece and Tales of the Abyss – once again emphasising the mainstream musical acceptance the world’s foremost virtual diva now enjoys.

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  • Justin iZ Here commented on March 18, 2014 19:15

    I would love to see that, plus I'd actually have to buy their overpriced as fuck chicken.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 17, 2014 23:06

    These dorks you speak of are very successful and very famous. The fact that they recognize Vocaloids and have done this collaboration means a lot to bridge artists.... More


SEGA’s Matsuri Da Diva: “Seiyuu vs Miku!?”

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Hatsune Miku’s 3/9 celebration MATSURI DA DIVA is over, and reactions are mixed about the two hour plus event, with some complaints from Vocaloid fans about all the amount of time given over to seiyuu rather the virtual idols themselves…

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  • Anonymous commented on April 10, 2014 12:48

    Actually, Saki Fujita has performed a nice duet with Miku. http://youtu.be/zcIxD4pP6N4... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 17, 2014 05:12

    *Tips fedora*... More


Hatsune Miku Celebrates 3/9 with Matsuri Da Diva Event

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March 9 – with 3/9 handily being pronounced “Miku” – is here, and Sega has planned a live concert event Matsuri Da Diva to promote the upcoming release of the next iteration of their vocaloid rhythm game series, Project DIVA F 2nd.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 9, 2014 20:27

    Where can I watch this free?... More

  • Christian Song commented on March 9, 2014 17:46

    EVERYONE!!! IS STARTING RIGHT NOW!!! Watching it! CIAO!!!!... More


Nylon Pink FFX-2 Cover “Total Disaster”

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Ersatz K-pop band Nylon Pink’s recently released cover of Final Fantasy X-2′s intro song “Real Emotion” has been attracting opprobrium from Final Fantasy diehards for blaspheming against a beloved classic – an unsurprising outcome considering the quality of most American interpretations of Japanese content – or alternatively, the hostile reception it inevitably faces from fans…

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  • Anonymous commented on March 29, 2014 14:59

    and furthermore, I don't want to sound sexist but the only people I have met that like to verbally bash this game are males who are embarrassed that their FFX turned into a girly diva... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 29, 2014 14:46

    really? It's my favorite game ever.. I've spent over 200 hours on multiple save files of that game. I didn't even beat Final Fantasy X before doing so.. and I even bought the strategy guide..and... More


Aya Hirano’s New Look “Vivid” Indeed

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The latest look scandal seiyuu Aya Hirano has adopted for her “Vivid” single most certainly lives up to its name, so much so that she has already been accused of “trolling otaku,” perhaps not a feat she will be continuing for much longer as according to Oricon her last single “Promise” only sold a decidedly unpromising 1,471 copies…

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  • Anonymous commented on March 1, 2014 17:24

    bassist confirmed... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 19, 2014 21:12

    well, the rule also apply to that guy you know...... More


Sonico Super Senpai Anime

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SoniAni takes a break from the sexy gravure action for a more heart-warming tone by airing with a flashback episode about Sonico’s JC days spend in a keion-bu and her hackneyed efforts to get her even bustier senpai to notice her…

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  • Anonymous commented on January 31, 2014 15:13

    Well, if you don't watch anime anymore, then why in the hell are you complaining about it then? A lot of those cliches existed in anime {and in most mediums for that matter} for a long... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 31, 2014 06:40

    lol last picture pretty brutal and is that a cosplay picture of her- looks creepy... More


Super Sonico The Animation: “K-ON! with Boobs!”

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Super Sonico The Animation is back with a new OP and ED theme, with viewers getting to know Sonico’s fellow buxom band-mates in what has rather generously been compared to a latter-day K-ON! – though poor Mio would hardly get a look in were she on any bust chart with this ‘bu…

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  • Anonymous commented on January 16, 2014 11:29

    I concur :)... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 16, 2014 11:27

    So now we know where Sonic inherited her curves from.... More


AKB Fans “Blinded By Tears” At Yuko Oshima Graduation

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The surprise “graduation” of AKB idol Yuko Oshima has been greeted as a calamity by her fans – including such choice quotes as “I poured 3 million yen into her, I can’t see for the tears now…”

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  • Anonymous commented on January 6, 2014 16:18

    “I went to so many of her handshaking events. She even remembered my name. Why did she betray my feelings? I spent all my wages and even my bonus for you, and you do this!?... More

  • Joseph Brenner commented on January 6, 2014 07:21

    "Talk about professionality." Yeah, but this is the AKB48 machine, remember. They may very well have staff consulting a farley file, feeding hints to her via an ear piece.... More


Lady Gaga Outrages Fans by Congratulating AKB48

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Japan’s little monsters have been outraged at Lady Gaga’s decision to “lower herself” to congratulating AKB48 on their 8th anniversary.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 29, 2013 22:30

    japanese music industy was pretty much dead as lest in terms of people paying for it before AKB48. AKB48 has totally turned that around with japan now spending and buying more physical CD/DVD than USA.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 14, 2013 19:08

    Lol singers like gaga will comment on japan because they think the group is popular and cool and the japanese people like it! Or maybe gaga wants to be a lezzie loli. secretly!... More


AKB48 Cosplays Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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The sight of AKB48 girls cosplaying magical puellae at their latest handshaking event has been exciting fans of both, and eliciting plenty of vengeful comments from Madoka fans.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 6, 2013 17:21

    yeah, I'm sure you really know them personally. Your opinion is no more valid than the next, or mine. You act like you hang out with the members of AKB on a daily... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 6, 2013 09:58

    Dark arts of make-up and photoshop strike again. Jap girls are good if you make them wear a bag covering their faces.... More


“Even Precure Is Mocking AKB48 Now!”

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Creepy otaku favourite DokiDoki Precure has stunned viewers (the older ones at any rate) with its less than subtle lambasting of AKB48′s notorious efforts to manipulate music charts and drain otaku wallets by bundling handshaking event tickets with discs.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 3, 2013 02:35

    If its part of their job to not have sex, and it is, then they do have control over it. They can get other work.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 2, 2013 16:00

    Kinda unhappy with the way this article starts out. Why isn't Madoka ever referred to as "Creepy otaku favorite"? Because it was made for them? Every time Precure ends up on this site it's usually because of... More


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