Latest trends from Japan reveal what’s going to be predominate this Summer.
Japan Round-Up: Tokyo Girls Collection 2011 Attracts 25,000, Partners with Google for Live Stream; X Japan’s Yoshiki Brings Marilyn Manson to Walk Runway for Yoshikimonos Collection
Japan’s Most Popular Band, X Japan, Shuts Down Hollywood Bringing an Influx of Visual Kei Fans and Fashionistas
This unique style of music-infused fashion and lifestyle is infiltrating American youth culture, mixing Anime, rock opera, Goth-Loli, and diehard Yoshiki fan inspiration.
Success of Largest Anime Expo Illustrates Importance and Influence of Anime, Manga on Youth Culture in Entertainment, Fashion, Accessories, and Lifestyles
Character fashion crosses over into the real-world while fans of one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment take trends to the next level. Let’s just say there’s no recession here.
Miyavi’s Japanese Visual Kei Kabuki Rock Catapults Growing Subculture of Japanese Music Fashion Mash-ups Influencing New Youth Markets Across North South America, France, the UK
Ever-alert to the taxonomy of the risible, those of us at Label Networks absolutely love it when we discover the climate change of a new trend. This is clearly the case in the wake of Miyavi, a self-described “visual kei rocker” that is changing up even this concept of original Japanese visual kei J-rock bands into, as Miyavi describes it, “my own sense of visual kei, which is influenced from Japan, kabuki, but many cultures into its own show, sound, fashion.”
Anime Expo Attracts Largest Crowd of Anime/Manga Fans and Industry in America with Conferences, Cosplay, Masquerade Ball, Midnight Tea, Movies, Dance, Gaming, Karaoke, and Exhibition Hall
Manga and Anime continue to change the world of entertainment as more young people embrace this lifestyle from Japan in the form of movies, comics, video games, fashion, online communities, and conventions. Label Networks captured the expo from consumer and industry perspectives.
Music Fashion and the Power of Grassroots Marketing: So Why Aren’t More Brands Using It?
Perhaps it’s a rhetorical question, but each year as we move into summer music tour season, we often ask ourselves given the importance of music in connecting with youth culture, why more brands don’t use it? Music is at the vortex of youth culture lifestyle and is the most essential culture to track in terms of reaching 13-25-year-olds globally. More than sports, fashion, TV entertainment, or technology, music is the thread that links the youth culture marketplace across all economic levels, regions, ethnicities, age groups, and genders.
Measuring Manga and Anime Popularity among Youth Culture Indicates Where the Entertainment Industry May be Headed Next -Label Networks Delivers Fresh Data on the Genres
The popularity of last week’s stories, including “Anime Expo Attracts Largest Crowd of Anime/Manga Fans and Industry in America with Conferences, Cosplay, Masquerade Ball, Midnight Tea, Movies, Dance, Gaming, Karaoke, and Exhibition Hall” and “Anime Expo Fashionistas Showcase Latest Trends in Styles Impacting Mainstream Fashion Including Gothemo, Maid Caf?, Goth-Lolita, Cosplay, Visual Kei, J-Rock, Accessories, Collectibles, and Backpacks” indicated that many readers are interested in the changing landscape of the entertainment industry when it comes to today’s youth culture marketplace of 13-25-year-olds. As mainstream media and entertainment continue to lose marketshare based on the increase in preferences for niche entertainment types, consumer-generated content, and a plethora of other market influences, anime and manga from Japan, continue to have an impact on a new generation -from entertainment, reading patterns, cultural influences, events, music, art, and fashion.