Anisong World Matsuri made its New York City debut at Anime NYC on November 16 and 17, 2018, featuring eight of the most popular anisong and J-Pop artists assembled at the Hammerstein Ballroom for a two-day audience of 4000 fans.
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The Selective Hearing staff and guest got together to talk about the result of the third season of Produce 101 (a.k.a. Produce 48) and the new K-Pop girl group that spawned from it called IZ*ONE.
Japanese girls rock band BRATS will make their first live concert appearance outside of Japan at "AMBITIOUS GIRLS SERIES 1″ at West Bridge Hall in Seoul, South Korea, alongside idol-metal group Broken By The Scream on January 20, 2019.
Idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) has posted a video message in English on their Facebook page to thank fans for surpassing 100,000 likes on Facebook.
Japan's top maid cafe chain maidreamin wrapped up their first-ever tour of Canada in early September with live performances and fan events at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, just a few weeks after hitting Montreal's Otakuthon in August.
Japanese idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) performed their first-ever concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid with back to back shows September 29 and 30. The yearly Japanese animation and pop culture event had its biggest year ever with attendance of 97,000, and Wasuta drew a crowd of nearly 4,000 fans for their weekend showcase.
Japanese girls rock band BRATS have released their new music video for "Kimarigoto", featuring a montage of live performance clips cut to one of the most popular tracks from their July 25th full-length album BRATS.
On September 22nd, 2018 PASSPO☆ held their final live concert titled “PASSPO☆歌って踊って奏でる対バンツアー〜Road to 中野サンプラザ〜” at Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo ending their nine year run as a group.
X JAPAN's third-straight night of sold-out concerts — X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 THREE DEEP RED NIGHTS AT MAKUHARI MESSE — was suddenly cancelled on September 30th due to the impending weather effects of Typhoon Trami.