[Interview] Explore the World of Touhou Project with BUTAOTOME

BUTAOTOME

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

[Interview] Feel the Energy with FlowBack

FlowBack

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

Oh! Press Talk: Do co-ed groups work?

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,

EXO Comeback Leaks: Corporate Conspiracy or Sasaeng Sleuths?

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

Oh! Press Talk: Fan Entitlement

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?

My Journey as a 2PM Fan: The Things I’ll Miss the Most

  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