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Meet Daiki Tsuneta, the punk producer behind Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045's theme

The new installment of the iconic anime is on Netflix now.
Sota Nagashima
6.30.20
Music

KOM_I: "I have a longing for androgyny"

In this interview from the archives, the lead singer and face of Japanese musical project Wednesday Campanella explores her gender identity.
Neo Iida
5.5.20
Music

Takanori Iwata: "I wanna be a beacon for someone"

We’re diving into the archives of i-D Japan and throwing back to our 2019 cover story with the multi talented actor, dancer and J-Pop superstar.
Michiyo Nishimori
3.12.20
Music

How Hatsune Miku is bringing optimism to virtual pop

The eternally 16 years old J-Pop star has collaborated with Lady Gaga and Louis Vuitton. Here's how her live shows are bringing happiness to fans worldwide.
Iris Rosindo-Chalangeas
1.16.20
Music

perfume are still japan's most experimental girl group

Ahead of their Coachella performance, the J-Pop group tell i-D about their new album 'Future Pop' and why they've never embraced kawaii.
Ilana Kaplan
1.10.19
Music

j-pop megastar kyary pamyu pamyu talks us through her new album

Adventure through the imaginary kingdom that is ‘Japamyu’ — track by track.
Frankie Dunn
10.16.18
Music

nyc’s coolest harajuku-inspired chinese dj made us a mix

Sun’s out, fun’s out! Thanks Alice Longyu Gao!
Frankie Dunn
5.4.18
Music

crazy japanese band wednesday campanella use wikipedia to help them write songs

They were the only Japanese act to play Tyler’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival and their frontwoman recently rolled across a sweaty Hong Kong crowd in a giant hamster ball. After the latter set, we met singer Kom_I for a chat over pastel-coloured mochi.
Douglas Greenwood
12.5.17
Culture

kyary pamyu pamyu's most creative and colorful superfans, straight up

This weekend, London venue KOKO welcomed J-Pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and her eclectic crowd of passionate fans. We met her most fashionable admirers before the show kicked off.
i-D Staff
Lily Bling
7.12.16
Music

the complete guide to j-pop

From PC Music's Danny L Harle.
i-D Staff
Ian McQuaid
5.20.16
Music

may j puts both the j and the pop in j pop

May J is the J Pop meets R&B superstar who has been taking over the Japanese charts ever since she hit her first note.
Tish Weinstock
7.15.15
Music

the intangible tone of multiplatinum, j-pop girl group, perfume

Perfume performed in New York City for the first time on Saturday with a sold-out show at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The concert concluded their World Tour 3rd, following last month’s release of their album LEVEL3 (Bonus Edition) through the label...
i-D Team
11.24.14
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