East Asian girl bands these few recent years are a phenomenon to admire, whether you are a music lover or a business person. For Western audiences, witnessing the gaggles of cute girls in groups of up to 50 people dominating the Asian pop scene can be bemusing or even alarming. Whatever you think.
Dive deep into the weird and wonderful world of Japanese pop with some of the best J-Pop bands of 2017, so far. They were conceived because Akimoto wanted to form an accessible girl group with their own theatre where fans could see performances daily. Lucky there are so many members, because.
Being “kawaii” cute but sexy still reigns supreme in Japan. Just look at some of the county's biggest and most diverse pop music creations, like the straight-up sweet girl group AKB48, the metal pop trio Babymetal, and the country's “Lady Gaga” Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. They're all rather different musically.
Japanese crowds are often stereotyped as being quietly reverent - but that sure wasn't the case at the VICE Japan show at Tokyo Tsutaya O-East last week. Kids punched each other in the face, crowd-surfed, and kicked people in the shins with steel-toed boots. Off! - an American punk superband - headlined the show, but.
A new J-pop girl band is capitalising on the cryptocurrency craze by singing about the digital currency market while wearing metallic wrestling-style masks and French maid dresses. Each girl in the eight-strong group, who go by the name of Virtual Currency Girls – or Kasotsuka Shojo in Japanese – wears a.
Newcomers to the crypto craze often have trouble wrapping their heads around the concept – so a new Japanese pop group is here to help. Each member of the 'Virtual Currency Girls' – or Kasotsuka Shojo in Japanese – adopts the guise of a different cryptocurrency, wearing metallic wrestling-style masks.
In Japan, cryptocurrency has a new look – and it's an eight-girl-strong J-pop band called Kasotsuka Shojo.
AKB48 and Morning Musume are so yesterday. The real sign of our times is Japan's new all-girl pop group Kasotsuka Shojo, each of whose eight members represents a different cryptocurrency. They're holding their first cryptopop concert in Tokyo this Friday. The group, whose name translates to Virtual.
As Japan's most popular and highest-earning girl pop group, AKB48 sold over 50 million CDs since launching in 2005, ranking in the top four highest selling music groups in Japan. Their last single "Negaigoto no Mochigusare," was recently released on May 31 and sold 1.3 million in the first week.
Alongside Sakamoto in fame and distinction were The Peanuts, a pair of female twins who left their mark in the classic Japanese monster movie Mothra. The Drifters also saw a resurgence in popularity and became one of the first popular groups to acquire their own variety show. Meanwhile, on the enka.