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Jun 30

[review] Yoshida Brothers: Prism

It’s easy to understand why the Yoshida Brothers (Yoshida Kyoudai in Japan) are internationally popular. They’re shamisen virtuosos imaginative enough to take on all kinds of music with their nostalgic-sounding folk instrument, even a Radiohead song. Thus, Yoshida Kenichi and Ryouichirou can appeal to several demographics: shamisen lovers, fans of daring music and newbies to …

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Jun 19

[live report] Fake? at Anime Next

As he approached the front of the stage, Ken Lloyd blew a kiss to the cheering audience—then grimaced. That expression gave away Lloyd’s nervousness about playing an unusual show—his first U.S. performance as Fake (typeset Fake?), at a convention for the anime culture foreign to him. It also punctuated his gesture by showing the gap …

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