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WING WORKS appearing at HYPER JAPAN!

With a strong story concept and amazing visuals behind their pulse-pounding music, WING WORKS are bursting onto the scene with their UK debut at HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market. This Visual Kei band has a cybernetic look to match their electro-rock sound, and plenty of attitude to go with both! Since making their debut in 2013, WING WORKS have been rocking the Japanese Visual-kei music scene. As well as many famous musical venues in Japan, such as Shibuya O-WEST and Shibuya WWW, they’re also now performing overseas in Europe, including their UK debut as they make their appearance at this...

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IA; a new starlet hits HYPER JAPAN!

The Japanese artist born from VOCALOID technology, are you ready to check out IA!? Her voice source is “Lia”, a Grammy-award winning artist who has sung a number of anime theme songs. At her launch, IA won first place in the Amazon music production software rankings, and related videos now have over 100 million views online. IA’s full-scale launch as an artist was in 2013. Boasting the largest sales for a Japanese motorsports “SUPER GT” official theme song for the second year running, there was also a collaboration with the music-and-dance game “GROOVE COASTER”, the internationally-released anime “Mekakucity Actors”,...

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Visual Unite: Your source for visual kei!

Airu Hino (founder and creator of Visual Unite) is on a mission! Not only to bring you the best interviews with visual kei bands from Japan but also to explore new and emerging talents on a worldwide scale! Visual kei is not new on the scene, in fact this dates back to the 1980’s. Pioneered by bands such as X Japan, the term visual kei is believed to come from one of X Japan’s slogans, “Psychedelic Violence Crime of Visual Shock”. Examples of modern bands would include: The Gazette & Dir en Grey. Airu’s website features all the latest news...

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LADY BABY confirmed for Hyper Japan!

Yes, you read that correctly! Japan’s quirkiest new music group, are making their international debut at HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2015! The combination of Japanese idols and a harder, Metal sound is given an extra edge, both aurally and visually, by the addition of the most unique idol of all. Formed by the costume maker “Clearstone”, this group smashes all borders, be they gender, nationality, culture, age, or values to create Japanese idols with a new feeling. Expect this trio to make a huge splash! LADY BABY will be performing and appearing on the LIVE JAPAN stage throughout the...

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Tofu Cute – The UK Kawaii Shop

If you’ve attended Hyper Japan over the years, there’s no way you could miss the vibrant rainbow colours that emit from the Tofu Cute shop! We spoke to Rosanna Mackney to discuss the possibilities of expanding their brand in the UK & just where do they keep all those Alpacasso’s?! Tofu Cute might be a name you’re familiar with now but their story starts back in 2010 as Rosanna explains: “We saw how the popularity of cute Japanese culture was increasing in the UK and so we formed Tofu Cute ~ the name was chosen after much deliberation because we wanted it to...

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