Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope everyone is having a spooktastic day!

Last year I shared with you a selection of my Halloween Horror Favourite Movies! This year I would like to share with you my favourite Halloween song.

Halloween Party by Halloween Junky Orchestra!

Halloween Junky Orchestra is a collection of Japanese musicians (masterminded by Hyde and K.A.Z from VAMPS) who came together to release the song Halloween Party. I just love this song much, it completely captures the fun and spookiness of Halloween! The music video is awesome too! I recommend you checking it out!

Have a Happy Halloween everyone!

 

Music Monday: VAMPS – Vampire’s Love

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I’ve had a bit of a vampire theme going on the blog lately with quite a few vampire book reviews and book blitz so I thought I would continue with the theme for this week’s Music Monday.

The song I have chosen is Vampire’s Love by JRock band VAMPS. Vampire’s Love was used as the end song for the Japanese release of the film Dracula Untold and the music video was filmed in London!

Blog Tour and Review: The Stars May Rise and Fall by Estella Mirai

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Book Title: The Stars May Rise and Fall

An M/M retelling of Phantom of the Opera set in turn-of-the-millennium Japan

Author: Estella Mirai

Publisher: Self-published

Cover Artist: MiblArt

Genre/s: M/M romance, contemporary

Heat Rating: 2 flames

Length: 90 000 words/320 pages

It is a standalone story.

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Blurb

Teru came to Tokyo with dreams of making it big in the glam-metal visual kei scene, but three years later, all he has to show for it is a head of hot pink hair and some skill with an eyeliner pencil. He may look the part, but he doesn’t sound it, and constant bickering among his bandmates has him worried about his future. When he finds a mysterious business card in his bag, he’s willing to take any help he can get.

Help comes in the form of Rei, a crippled, disfigured composer whose own career was ended by an accident before it had really begun. With Teru’s voice and looks, and Rei’s money and songwriting skills, both of their dreams seem about to come true – but a forbidden kiss and a late-night confession threaten to tear it all apart. Now Teru, who has spent most of his life denying his attraction to men, and Rei, who vowed long ago never to love again, must reconcile their feelings with their careers – and with their carefully constructed ideas of themselves.



THE STARS MAY RISE AND FALL is an M/M retelling of Phantom of the Opera, set in Tokyo at the turn of the millennium. It comes with a healthy dose of angst and a dollop of nostalgia, as well as an age-difference romance, a physically disabled love interest, and memorable characters who will stay with you long after the pages are closed.

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Aside from writing another of my first loves is music. I’m a massive rock fan, specifically JRock so for my first Music Monday post I’m going to share with you all a song by my favourite band L’Arc~en~Ciel.

The song I have chosen is Anata and the performance is taken from their live at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA on 25th March 2012. This song holds special meaning for me as I went to the London live of the World Tour on 11th April 2012. It was my favourite performance of the night as it brought everyone together sharing the love for the band. I’ve been to quite a few live concerts over the years but the L’Arc live at the indigo o2 is definitely my favourite overall.

 

JAPAN NIGHT comes to London, July 2015

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JAPAN NIGHT comes to London, July 2015

10 July

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[Alexandros]

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11 July

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[Alexandros]

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VENUE: Indigo at The 02

JAPAN NIGHT – MOVE WITH THE MUSIC OF JAPAN announces its first London shows taking place on 10 & 11 July bringing the best talent from Japan to us here at Indigo at The O2. The two fabulous shows coincide with Hyper Japan, which will be taking place on the same dates in The 02.

JAPAN NIGHT was initially held in 2014 as the last music event at Kokuritsu Kyogijo (National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo), welcoming leading Japanese artists including L’Arc-en-Ciel with the theme “Move with the music of Japan”. The new show will bring us both fresh and established talent with a strong line-up that will culminate in a performance from the fantastic VAMPS truly not a performance to miss.

“We are proud to be chosen as the promoter of the 1st JAPAN NIGHT in London and we will make sure that this will be a memorable concert for all Japanese music fans in London!” said Rob Hallett, CEO of Robomagic.

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 10 April and are available from Robomagiclive.com or 0844 856 0202

Purchase Tickets at: http://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/japan-night


VAMPS

VAMPS

Formed by HYDE from L’Arc-en-Ciel and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) in 2008, in the 7 years since their formation, they have played a total of more than 350 live shows both in Japan and internationally. Well known for their signature “take-over” style live shows at the ZEPP venues throughout Japan, the duo continue to play a vast variety of shows, including arena venues, outdoor gigs and their famous annual Halloween Event.

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[Alexandros]

Officially started in 2007, the band has released four albums and successfully sold out all of their tours. Despite being independent, their single and album releases have all charted in the Oricon top 10. [Alexandros] have opened up for bands like MUSE, PRIMAL SCREAM, and KASABIAN when they have played in Japan. Recently, they have played overseas at “SXSW” in the U.S., “THE GREAT ESCAPE” in England, and “one-man” concerts in Taiwan. They sold out their first Nippon Budokan solo show, the day tickets went on sale. The band continues to headline festivals all across the country.

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OKAMOTO’S

A four-piece rock band of junior high school classmates.  The band name and the members’ names come from avant-garde artist Taro Okamoto and the legendary punk band Ramones, both of whom they highly respect.  In 2014, the band celebrated their 5th debut anniversary with a commemorative album, which was a collaborative project with a spectacular list of artists such as RIP SLYME and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra to name a few, and with a tremendously successful concert at the Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall in Tokyo in the fall.   OKAMOTO’S is the leading figure among the young bands on the Japanese music scene.

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Ling tosite sigure

Trio rock band, Ling tosite sigure are making a great breakthrough in Japan at the moment. They don’t make many media appearances but word of mouth about the bands live performance is a key factor in boosting their popularity. Not only their remarkable performance, but the bands signature sound is also uniquely appealing – sharp and tough guitar sounds, male-female intertwined high-pitched vocals, strong and steady distorted bass sounds, hard drum play, and progressive beats weave together to make exquisite music. The band released their “Best of Tornado” album and the latest single “Who What Who What”  on the same day in January 2015. “Who What Who What” was used for “PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie” as the title tune.