X JAPAN's "Red Swan" has been chosen as the opening theme for Season 3 of the TV anime Attack on Titan. The new song, featuring YOSHIKI's first-ever recording collaboration with vocalist HYDE (L'Arc~en~Ciel), was announced at Anime Expo on July 8, 2018 at the season opener's world-premiere screening in Los Angeles.
#Cookie Jar is Red Velvet’s debut Japanese release. This mini-album features the title track and the Japanese versions of Russian Roulette, Dumb Dumb and Red Flavor.
Love Live! Sunshine!! idol group Aqours kicked off the three-day Anisong World Matsuri concert event at Anime Expo with an electric, non-stop performance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on July 4, 2018.
YOSHIKI shocked fans at LUNATIC FEST. 2018 with a moving tribute to X Japan guitarist hide and guest collaborations with members of LUNA SEA, GLAY, and MUCC in his first-ever solo classical performance at a music festival.
After three teasers in the form of the digital releases DISTANCE, start again and #DMAF Suzuki Airi released her debut solo album Do me a favor. Does the former C-ute and Buono! member thrive on her own or has she started down her own path towards ex-idol obscurity?
TOZ takes a break of the Wu-Tang feature to check-in on what he's liked in 2018 so far.
YOSHIKI has announced a solo performance at this year's LUNATIC FEST 2018, to be held at Makuhari Messe on June 24.
On June 15, 2018 AK48 held its first World Senbatsu Election and for the first time in five years a new winner of the event was crowned.
BRATS have released their music video for "Doudatte yokatta", one of the newly-recorded songs for the band's first full-length album BRATS, scheduled for international release on July 25.