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8-Bit Musical Magic with Toriena!

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! Let the countdown commence!! Your first official HYPER JAPAN Festival announcement has arrived! Chiptune Girl TORIENA composes and arranges all her own tunes using a Game Boy and desktop music (DTM) software. Her distinctive sound combines hardcore techno and dance with 8-bit electronic music and she is renowned for her powerful live performances, which are perfect for those who want to jump around and make a noise with the crowd! Born in 1993, TORIENA embarked on her musical career in 2012. In 2014, she released her first music video, ‘Pulse Fighter’, which became an...

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Aldious release first overseas album: ‘Radiant A’

ARE YOU READY FOR ALDIOUS?? ‘Radiant A’ sees Japan’s “groundbreaking” metal quintet Aldious unleash their first overseas album on 17th March 2017, out on CD and digital formats in the UK and Europe via JPU Records. Aldious’ name is a portmanteau of ‘Ultimate’ and ‘Melodious’, two words central to the band’s ethos and sound. Their powerful stage presence and ferociously fast guitar licks have caught international media attention, leaving American pop culture and fashion publication Nylon to name Aldious as the band that “launched heavy metal girl bands into the mainstream [in Japan]”, and for the likes of Team Rock...

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A Silent Voice: UK screenings announced!

Coming to Cinemas on 15th March 2017! The date for your calendars is Wednesday 15th March 2017, with further select cinemas from Friday 17th March, and the film will be screening in Showcase Cinemas, PictureHouse, ODEON, VUE, Cineworld and other independent locations in UK & Ireland. Synopsis: “A heart-wrenching romantic anime drama, A Silent Voice follows a youngster named Shoko. After moving to a new school, Shoko is taunted because of her hearing impairment, principally by Shouya, who leads the class in teasing her. When Shoko is eventually forced to transfer to another school, Shouya’s classmates in turn ostracise him...

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MIYAVI ‘FireBird’ Tour: UK date announced!

‘FireBird’: Exclusive UK show announced! MIYAVI last graced UK shores back in September 2015 as part of the ‘We Are The Others’ Tour and you won’t have to wait much longer to see the Guitar maestro in action! You’ll be able to witness MIYAVI’s incredible skills with an exclusive and intimate UK performance announced at the O2 Academy Islington on Sunday 7th May! Grab your tickets HERE....

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‘WE ARE X’: INTERVIEWS WITH YOSHIKI & DIRECTOR STEPHEN KIJAK

ARE YOU READY FOR #XDAY?? X Japan will screen a special 60-minute cut of the acclaimed documentary film We Are X as part of the bands #XDAY activities on 4th March. The exclusive showing at Wembley Arena will feature deleted scenes not available in the theatrical version premiering 2nd March in UK cinemas. In advance of the Wembley Arena concert (postponed last year due to guitarist Pata’s illness), Yoshiki will host an in-person Q&A on 28th February at London’s Picturehouse Central – Tickets are available to purchase here. INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR STEPHEN KIJAK. “Stephen Kijak has done an incredible job capturing and...

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