Relatable ‘Turning Red’ Fun, Nostalgia-Filled Imperfection

Relatable ‘Turning Red’ Fun, Nostalgia-Filled Imperfection

Post contains spoilers Turning Red, a film about a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl Meilin Lee (Rosalie Chiang), is a groundbreaking film on many levels. It’s the first time a woman solo-directed a film in Pixar’s history woman (Domee...
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Three music titles related to TV Anime “FAIRY TAIL” have been released on March 16! Soundtracks by Yasuharu Takanashi, character songs, and live performances are totally 225 tracks!!

The complete edition, with the title, “FAIRY TAIL SOUNDTRACK ARCHIVES 2009-2013”, is the first album. This album has 181 songs all together which includes the soundtrack which was created by Yasuharu Takanashi for all 4 works of the first...
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Check out SKY-HI’s first single of 2022, ‘JUST BREATHE’, a collab with Stray Kids production unit 3RACHA! Music video also released!

SKY-HI has released his first single of 2022, a collaboration with production unit 3RACHA. The track, ‘JUST BREATHE feat. 3RACHA of Stray Kids’, was released on February 21. Download and streaming links:...
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Asian Artists Storming The 2022 SXSW Festival

A line-up of musicians performing at the 2022’s SXSW (South by Southwest) yearly event is out and Asian artists, including K-pop idols, are representing their peninsula in this global happening. Over the years, the SXSW festival and concert...
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TK from Ling tosite sigure announces striking new singles with guest vocalist Koshi Inaba(B’z)!

Sony Music Labels Inc. TK from Ling tosite sigure announces striking new singles with guest vocalist Koshi Inaba (B’z)! It will be featured in the advertisement for “Magic: The Gathering” the trading card game that holds Guinness World...
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Japan’s pioneering MONDO GROSSO release ‘MONDO GROSSO OFFICAL BEST’, alongside video for all-new Japanese version of ‘Everything Needs Love feat. BoA’!

Since forming as a band in 1991 and later becoming a solo project for Shinichi Osawa, MONDO GROSSO has been a fixture of the music scene in not only Japan but around the world, effortlessly fusing genres such as acid jazz, R&B, Latin,...
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Asian Artists at the 2021 Met Gala’s Red Carpet

The Asian community has been quite lacking in terms of red carpet appearances for the longest time. The rather conservative peninsula has slowly been opening up to the world while using the opportunity to share its intricate cultures. 2021...
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Understanding Vocaloid Culture

Though a rare term among a substantial number of fans of various music genres, the vocaloid culture was started back in the 1980’s and has been in business alongside natural singing since then; although with miniature popularity. The...
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Hideki Matsuyama Becomes First Japanese Golfer to Win Majors

The Augusta National golf tournament wrapped up April 11, 2021 with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama taking home the green jacket. Matsuyama finished 10 under par during the tournament, scoring Japan’s first ever Master’s win. The 29-year-old...
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KCRUSH Interview with Yukika

KCRUSH Interview with Yukika

Yukika Teramoto – a.k.a Yukika – is a Japanese singer, former model and voice actress. Since 2006, she worked as an exclusive model for Nicola magazine until 2009. In 2007, Yukika began acting and released music under the name...
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Japanese Vocal Group Kalafina Expected to Become a Duo Following Disbandment Announcement

On March 13, 2018, Sports Hochi announced Japanese vocal group Kalafina will disband in the spring. However, the group’s agency, Spacecraft Produce denies the report on the group’s fanpage, stating only one member will be leaving, making the...
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Top 5 Japanese Bboys

No other country in the world has left their mark in the international bboy scene as colorful as Japan. Originally outshone by their Korean counterparts, the Japanese bboys broke the blight and have outdone other international competitions in recent...
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Gifts for the Otaku (or Any Lover of Anything Japanese!)

Holiday season 2015 is upon us, and that means it’s time to think about gifts for those who celebrate. If you need a little help looking for gifts for the Japanese culture and pop culture enthusiast, here are some of Kcrush’s suggestions to get...
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Five Japanese Urban Legends to Keep You Up at Night

Halloween is here again, and most countries have urban legends or ghost stories that may spook those who are weak at heart. Over the years, Japan has been known for their haunts and horrors, and the world knows them best for their spooktacular...
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SpyAir – Japanese Indie 2005 To Today…

SpyAir – Japanese Indie 2005 To Today… SpyAir is a Japanese rock band from Nagoya formed in 2005. Previoulsy 5, the band now consists of only 4 members: Ike (vocals), UZ (guitar/programming), Momiken (bass) and Kenta (drums). The former...
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