Kanako Ito is a singer who has contributed many songs to various video game and anime series soundtracks. Selective Hearing had the opportunity to chat with her about various topics including her music, live performances and memorable moments from her overseas trips.
YANAKIKU are a female vocal duo formed in 2012. They have performed for international audiences at Hyper Japan London 2013, TIFFCOM 2013 in Japan and J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014 in San Francisco. Selective Hearing had the opportunity to talk with YANAKIKU about their debut albuu YANAKIKU NO ENBAN, their appearances outside of Japan and their future goals.
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Japan Nite, an annual showcase bringing artists from all corners of Japan to Austin. One of the artists performing at Japan Nite are the female rock trio TsuShiMaMire. Selective Hearing had the opportunity to chat with TsuShiMaMire's Vocalist/Guitarist Mari about Japan Nite, touring and their goals for the future.
Selective Hearing had the opportunity to talk to Morning Musume '14 after their New York concert to discuss their thoughts on the show, New York and their future plans.
Interview and report with Akiba culture legend Momoi Halko from the first Idol Matsuri convention
Live report and interview from the first Idol Matsuri convention with Sendai-based idols Aither
Interview with Jpop songstress Ayane [彩音] and coverage from Chicago Japan Festival 2014, where Ayane and human beatbox Daichi appeared for a joint concert
Exclusive coverage of the live performances, appearances, and an interview with hybrid anime/live-action idol group Wake Up Girls! from Anime Central in Chicago