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Watanabe Miyuki to graduate from NMB48

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Watanabe Miyuki (Milky) has been a popular member for NMB48.

But with her announcement that she was not going to take part in the General Election for 2016, there was speculation that she would be graduating from the group.

Milky confirmed it at an NMB48 performance and even more surprising is that Yamamoto Sayaka is resigning from her concurrency position with AKB48.

Here is video of the graduation:

Eir Aoi to perform in New York City

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Eir Aoi in New York City!
The Queen of “Ani-Song” hits the Big Apple for her solo concert
Sponsored by Crunchyroll.com

April 4, 2016- It has been just announced that Eir Aoi will be headed to New York City for the very first time to perform a solo concert at the Gramercy Theatre on May 25th.

This one-night only event will also feature a limited number of special VIP tickets *, exclusive for Crunchyroll Premium members.
If you’re not already a Crunchyroll Premium member, sign up now at www.crunchyroll.com/eiraoi in order to get exclusive VIP tickets that get you special swag, early access, and more!

Get ready for one of the biggest concerts of the summer!

For tickets purchases please visit: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0000506C7E0F10D7
Tickets for the show will go on sale on the following dates:
April 6th for Crunchyroll Premium members
April 7th for Live Nation members
April 8th for the general public

[Event info]
Date: 05/25/16 (Wednesday)

Venue:
Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Doors open:
6PM: Crunchyroll Premium ticket holders
7PM: General public
8PM: Show

[Ticket info]
GA: $35
Crunchyroll Premium Tickets: $100 (Crunchyroll Premium members will be receiving an email with instructions on how to purchase their special tickets)

*CrunchyRoll Premium Tickets: Priority entrance for pre-concert, Eir Aoi talk session, special items, giveaways, and post-concert “Meet & Greet” that includes photo opportunity with Eir Aoi.

[Eir Aoi]

Singing has been Eir Aoi’s passion all her life; she fronted a band she formed in high school. Although she once gave up pursuing music as a career after high school, she resumed singing as a hobby and drew attention with her singing skills, as well as the beauty, the forcefulness and the stretch of her voice – which all led to her “print debut” on Lis Ani! Vol. 5 (Sony Magazines) in April 2011. Later that year, she made her real debut on October 19 with “Memoria”, the ending theme of TV anime Fate/Zero, which debuted at #8 on the Oricon single chart and sold close to 60,000 copies.

April 2012 saw the release of album Prayer, a tribute to Fate/Zero, in which she proved her much-talked-about singing skills. The album debuted at #12 on the Oricon chart. In May, she performed her “first” concert as well as showcased her voice at “Animelo Summer Live 2012: INFINITY∞” in front of the audience of 30,000 at the Saitama Super Arena. In September, she released second single “Aurora” (opening theme of TV anime Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Third Generation series) and performed her first single-bill show at Duo Music Exchange in Tokyo on September 22, showcasing her commanding voice in front of 600 fans. She went on to release third single “Innocence” (opening theme of TV anime Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance series) in November, which debuted at #6 on the Oricon single chart – her career high, followed by two successful single-bill concerts in December, in Tokyo’s Liquid Room and Osaka’s Ruido, respectively.

In 2013 , she released her much-anticipated first full-length album BLAU which debuted at #4 on the Oricon album chart and was distributed online in 20 countries. The BLAU Tour 2013 in support of the album kicked off in February and culminated in a huge success, with immediately sold-out shows in Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo.
That year, she also released singles “Cobalt Sky” in June, and “Sirius” (opening theme of TV anime Kill La Kill) in November.

In the summer of 2014, Eir touched down at Anime Expo, North America’s largest anime convention and made her appearance at the special “Kill la Kill” event which attracted over 3,500 fans.
She followed that up by releasing her highly anticipated single “IGNITE”, which is the opening theme song to the popular TV anime series “Sword Art Online II”.

Gaining popularity worldwide, Eir has been making appearances in several countries including the U.S., Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Germany, all within the past two years!
Her official Facebook page is “Liked” by over 500,000 people around the world, which shows the high degree of attention she attracts – she is a must-see, extremely talented female vocalist gaining momentum.

Official Site: http://www.aoieir.com/
Official Blog “Eir-Ruru”:http://ameblo.jp/eir-ruru/
Official Twitter: @eir_ruru / http://twitter.com/eir_ruru/
Official mixi page: http://p.mixi.jp/aoieir
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/aoieir/

Godzilla vs. Evangelion

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In Japan, the are reboots that many look forward to.

The Evangelion films feature an alternate tale that have captivated many.  And then there is the new Godzilla film that tries to keep to a Japanese style unlike the two Hollywood action films.

But what one never expected is to see a collaboration between the two:  Godzilla vs. Evangelion.

While many feel it’s an April Fool’s Joke.  There is artwork and merchandise available.

So, sure, it’s more of a marketing gimmick, but it’s a gimmick that comes with slick merchandise which you can check out here!