Meet the Artist: Tatsuro Yamashita

The Man, The Legend Tatsuro Yamashita (達郎 山下) was all the rage in Japan during the 1970s and 1980s. In the same way Michael Jackson was known as the “King of Pop,” Tatsuro Yamashita was known as the “King of City Pop”, a genre he helped pioneer. Originally part of the band Sugar Babe with Kunio Muramatsu and Taeko Ohnuki in 1973, the group would … Continue reading Meet the Artist: Tatsuro Yamashita

Exploring Anime: “Touch Off” by Uverworld (from The Promised Neverland)

Openings in anime come with music from across genre lines. For a Shoujo-Romance, you might get a standard J-Pop tune, or you might get a punk-rock ballad. Individual artists that cross into the anime world can also be pretty diverse, and nowhere else is that more apparent than with the band Uverworld. For this edition of Exploring Anime, we’ll be focusing on their song from … Continue reading Exploring Anime: “Touch Off” by Uverworld (from The Promised Neverland)