[Up & Coming J-pop] Jr. EXILE from PROJECT TARO

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Jr. Exile from Project Taro was founded in 2014 with a group of young candidates that were selected from highly competitive auditions in Japan to develop their talents and global appeal through an entertainment-driven educational program.  Project Taro is a special three-year educational program to achieve the objectives of strong

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,

A Q&A With Your Favourite English Cover Artists

The western audience for Asian entertainment is steadily growing, and subsequently, more and more people are listening to music in a language they don't know. Whilst the language barrier is clearly not an issue for plenty of people, there are many Hallyu fans who wish to hear the music that

Artist Spotlight: Aimer (エメ)

You may have never seen her face nor even know about her to begin with, but you may have stumbled upon her songs while watching your favourite animes such as Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, and most notably Fate series. So who is Aimer? 10047

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?

Sub VS Dub: A Close Look at the Age-Old Debate

Spoiler alert: This article contains minor "Free! Eternal Summer" spoilers. My younger brother has a very narrow taste in anime. His first anime, like thousands of others, was "Naruto." We would lie down and watch it on a tiny screen everyday after school, our favourite past time. From then on, he