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REVIEW: ‘We Are X’

“I almost feel like I was looking for a reason to die. That’s why I play drums like there’s no tomorrow.” – YOSHIKI Welcome to the turbulent world of X Japan. You may have heard the name but are you ready to go beyond the music and discover through the darkness, hope continues to shine through? ‘We Are X’ opens with scenes from X Japan’s live performance at Madison Square Garden with the best seat in the house, directly behind vocalist Toshi screaming out into the audience as as a chain of pyrotechnics ripples towards the stage. Japan’s Visual Kei pioneers have...

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Terrace House: Season 2, now streaming on NETFLIX!

Earlier this year, I wrote an article about my latest NETFLIX addiction which was ‘Terrace House: Boys & Girls In The City’. Not only was it a great tool to listening to more of the Japanese language but the show was a refreshing change to the awful ‘reality’ TV series that somehow are continually renewed here in the UK. It did’t take long for me to complete all 18 episodes of Season 1 in one weekend back in April and after what seems like years of waiting, Season 2 has just been released on NETFLIX! There’s a total of 28 episodes...

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Live photos: J-ROCK group SCANDAL brings ‘YELLOW’ Tour to Paris!

I’ve seen a number of concerts over the years but never stepped outside of the UK to witness my favourite band perform live, until now! Earlier this year I looked around the arena at BABYMETAL‘s concert at The SSE Arena, Wembley and was blown away by all the different flags flying in front of me. After I noticed that SCANDAL were to perform in Paris following London, now was the time to jump on the Eurostar and soak up the atmosphere in a foreign environment! I wasn’t disappointed! The VIP (hi-touch event) had already sold out and some die...

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‘Future Is Primitive’ Premiere at House of Vans!

  Tonight (9th September) is a special evening for film maker Katsuya Nonaka. ‘Future Is Primitive’ officially receives it’s UK and European premiere tonight and what better way to launch Katsuya’s debut documentary, than at the House of VANS in London! In ‘Future Is Primitive’, Nonaka talks to leading skaters from all around the world, as well as Japanese and non-Japanese players of the traditional bamboo flute, the shakuhachi. Although these are two seemingly very different activities, both are now encountering changing status and a rise in popularity. A new version of the shakuhachi is being manufactured which is easier to...

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Delve into YO! Festival – No wellies required!!

Tired of lugging your camping gear through muddy fields and want to treat your taste buds to a meal packed with fine dining and not greasy, overpriced burgers?? I have just the Festival for you! YO! Festival has arrived at YO! Sushi*, bringing a headlining selection of 46 dishes all priced at £2.80!! The best part is that you don’t have to wait until the evening to enjoy your favourite dish! YO! Festival takes place all day Monday to Friday! I decided to head on down to my local YO! Sushi in Milton Keynes to get a taste of a new cultural...

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