BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) is a doujin music circle, BUTAOTOME literally translates to Pig Maiden. They first uploaded content on Niconico during 2009 such as covers and Touhou music arrangements and they finally published their first album, Touhou Kaiten Mokuba, in March 2010. Since then, they've always participated in every Comiket and Reitaisai
At the age of 4 years old, she was inspired to sing R&B/Soul music, listening to Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, and Whitney Houston. In 2011 she was chosen as a finalist for Next Generation Star auditions hosted by David Foster. The following year she won The Dream Support Project
Comprised of five members, TATSUKI, JUDAI, MASAHARU, MARK(half-Filipino), and REIJI(half-Filipino), FlowBack is currently signed under Ki/oon Music (Sony). Back in 2013, together as an Indie group at the time, they decided to audition. In 2014, the biggest audition of the nation, LINE Audition, out of 125k groups, FlowBack was chosen
It's been a bit of time since the American release of the joint Chinese-American 2016 film venture The Great Wall. The film was something I followed distantly even in the early stages of production out of a hazy loyalty to Luhan. But I was dissuaded from spending the money on a theater
Co-ed groups are few and far between in pop music. A vast majority of pop groups all over the world are limited to individuals of the same gender. These single-gendered groups are typically aimed at very specific target demographics. That is, boy groups are usually primarily designed to attract fangirls,
A leaked snippet of a song or choreography preceding an EXO comeback is almost taken as a given nowadays. No other group seems to have premature information appear like clockwork before their comeback. In fact, it has gotten to the point where some have grown suspicious of SM themselves and
Currently produced by STY, one of the biggest music producer responsible for hits from Koda Kumi and J Soul Brothers to Daichi Miura and Fairies, BANANALEMON is the newest artist in the girl group scene. They bring on a fierce energy that challenges all the girl groups with their amazing
This article is the first of a series of breakdowns. Over the next weeks I'll be looking into the style of a particular director or production team, and what makes their music videos so intriguing to watch and analyse.
This week will be a focus on the production team called VM
It is no secret that there had been many occurrences in the K-Pop, J-Pop, and C-Pop scene that challenged the bond between fans and idols. Some have been healthy, harmonious, melodic, and beautiful… but some have been just tragic and terrible. What are the real boundaries of being a fan?
The sound of wind whistling against metal bars grated my ears, as I sat outside that winter night. I was again lost in thought; thoughts of many different things. Mostly, and unfortunately at that time, negative. If it wasn’t for the pleasant distraction I don’t know what those thoughts could