Category Archive: Jpop & Jrock

AKB48, SMAP, Jdramas, and Idol Culture in Japan

Interesting video with Hikosaemon, Jake Nalton and Gimmeabreakman talking about AKB48, SMAP, Jdramas, and Japanese popular culture. You don’t need to watch the video, you can listen to it while doing your laundry.

GACKT in Sweden 2013

GACKT appeared as guest artist on YOHIO’s final concert of the BREAK THE BORDER tour October 5th in Stockholm, Sweden.
I (again) sadly wasn’t able to go, but let’s have patience and wait. 🙂
Together they sang Sakura, Chiru (サクラ、散る…) and YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz’s Not Alone (キミは一人じゃない).
The show was recored for a future DVD release.

YOHIO at Allsång på Skansen

YOHIO performing Heartbreak Hotel and Sky Limit at Allsång på Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden in the summer of 2013.

GACKT – サクラ、散ル・・・

GACKT’s Sakura, Chiru (サクラ、散ル・・・) PV

YOHIO to sing duet with GACKT and tour dates

YOHIO made a cover of GACKT’s “Sakura, Chiru…” (サクラ、散ル。。。) on his debut album, “BREAK the BORDER”. The song “Sakura, Falling” will be available on the Japanese album, and it will be a duet together with GACKT.The Japanese edition will be released on June 26th, 2013. Tickets for YOHIO’s BREAK the BORDER fall tour in Sweden …

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In 2013 GACKT will be holding a tour based on all the singles he has released over the 14 years as an artist. The tour dates for Japan have now been announced.
I can dream he’ll tour in Europe with this.


PV for GACKT’s latest single WHITE LOVERS -幸せなトキ-.

GACKT LINE Message (2012.09.17)

Summary of GACKT LINE Message 2012.09.17 GACKT wrote he made music in the mid-morning and then went to the set of the upcoming drama Akumu-chan, which will begin airing on October 21st. At the filming location he was swarmed by mosquitoes. He thinks the filming crew for the drama is nice to work with. Two …

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Imai Akira share thoughts on tabloids regarding GACKT

On GACKT (correctly spelled this time), No.3: Tabloids first choose whom they’re going to prey on. Then, they choose only rumors that are filled with malicious intent. Then, the main writer creates a scandalous story in his/her own fantasy world, and then ambushes the very person for an interview. You may try to argue, but their article has already been finished, so they won’t listen to you anyway. To them, the truth is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is sales.

[2012.06.23] GACKT’s Line Message

Yesterday during the rehearsal, many friends would nonchalantly open up the page in FRIDAY, stop in front of me to get in my view on purpose, and say “You’re in the article, aren’t you~”

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