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The Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon 2017 in Washington, DC, August 11-13 will feature gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku.
The AniSong World Matsuri is a festival focused on music and animation featuring collaboration among several leading Japanese entertainment companies including Lantis Co., Ltd., AMUSE Inc., BANDAI VISUAL CO. LTD., BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc. This year, 4 versions of the matsuri (festival in Japanese) in 3 different countries are confirmed.
exist†trace members Jyou (vo.) and miko (vo./gt.) appear as models for the Japanese fashion brand CIVARIZE 2017 Spring Season Collection, with limited in-store flyers available through the end of March.
X Japan leader Yoshiki performed a selection from his composition “Art of Life” at the 11th Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong on March 21, 2017.
X Japan held their first signing event in Japan in 29 years at Tower Records Shibuya on March 17, 2017, for 300 lucky fans who won admission through a special drawing with purchase of the chart-topping "We Are X" film soundtrack. Afterward, Yoshiki made surprise visit to fans watching "We Are X" in Toho Cinemas in Roppongi Hills.
On Saturday, March 4, X Japan performed their first major show of 2017 on #XDAY at SSE Arena, Wembley. The We Are X Soundtrack was released worldwide on March 3 on Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings, taking the Number 1 spot in 9 countries on iTunes as well as the #1 position on the UK Rock And Metal Chart, Top 30 on the UK Albums Chart, and Number 3 on the UK Soundtrack Chart.
When WagakkiBand addressed the audience from the stage at the legendary Nippon Budokan in January last year, singer Yuko Suzuhana made a request: She asked the audience to help carry the band to even bigger and better things. 13 months later, seeing WagakkiBand own the stage of Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium it was clear her wish had come true.
Japanese girls rock band BRATS have released their new music video “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (“Brain Erase Game”), the theme song from the upcoming film Slaveman, directed by Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Robogeisha, Prison School).