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Hello Asia! Film Review: Parasyte: Part 1 (Japan, 2014)

Madman Entertainment, known for bringing the best of Japanese anime, film and television to Australia, this weekend held screenings Australia-wide of the 2014 hit sci-fi horror film Parasyte: Part 1.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Oh My Girl - "Cupid" (South Korea, 2015)

K-pop's newest girl group, OH MY GIRL, had just released their debut song with "Cupid"! The cute, upbeat song showcases the 8 girls' different charms so make sure to check it out!

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Apink - "Promise U" (South Korea, 2015)

As a surprise for their fans on their 4th year anniversary, K-pop's resident cute girl group Apink released "Promise U"! Check out the song!

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Against The Current (feat. Taka from ONE OK ROCK) - "Dreaming Alone" (Japan, 2015)

An amazing collaboration between Against the Current and Taka from ONE OK ROCK! Check out the new music video!

Exclusive Album Premiere: Takaakira "Taka" Goto (Mono) "Classical Punk and Echoes Under the Beauty" (Japan, 2015 LP)

Takaakira "Taka" Goto is a composer based in Tokyo, Japan, who is also known as the lead guitarist and composer for Japanese group MONO. Today on Hello Asia! We're excited to bring you Taka's incredible debut solo record Classical Punk and Echoes Under the Beauty, streaming in full below, almost a week out from its official release! The records were originally written and recorded in 2003, but only finished and perfected for release this year.

Brisbane's First Cosplay K-Pop Party to Hit South Bank on May 7

Get set Brisbane - K-Pop Nation is coming! K-Pop Nation will be Brisbane's first K-pop focussed cosplay dance party, and is set to hit South Bank on Thursday May 7.

KCON releases dates for 2015 conference with new venue and possible additional city

The biggest Korean "Hallyu" festival in the US KCON 2015 in Los Angeles has announced an additional day to this year's conference plus a teaser to a possible additional city.

Win a signed photo from S.H.E & Aaron Yan

Taiwanese superstar girl group S.H.E will be touring Australia in May and they are bringing their good mate Aaron Yan along for the tour. We have an exclusive giveaway where you can win a signed S.H.E or Aaron Yan photo courtesy of our good friends at In-Music.

G.E.M to hold special performance for fans in LA. Chance for fans to win tickets

Hong Kong pop artist G.E.M will be holding a special live performance in Los Angeles next week and her fans has a chance to win tickets to this special event.

BIGBANG released trailer for upcoming "MADE" Tour

One of the most anticipated new albums this year is from Korean K-Pop act BIGBANG and their label YG Entertainment has released a trailer to tease fans about the upcoming "MADE" tour. This bank heist/Reservoir Dogs style video borrows the stylistic DNA of Quentin Tarantino whilst featuring an audio track "Live Twice" by band PNFD with lyrics written by G-Dragon himself.

Additional tickets on sale for BTS Melbourne and Sydney concert onsale 5pm today!

Due to unprecedented demand for K-Pop boy group BTS Australian tour tickets this morning, the promoter for the show has announced additional tickets to go on sale at 5pm AEST today (17th April).

1st Asian artist announcement for Music Matters Live 2015 in Singapore

The Music Matter Live 2015 Music Festival in Singapore has announced their 1st list of performing artists from the Asia region. From the K-Pop styles of Sonamoo to Taiwanese rockers ECHO to Filipino alternative act Save Me Hollywood, Music Matters Live 2015 will have a variety of music styles showcasing at one of Asia's largest events.

Music Matters LIVE in Singapore releases first announcement of showcase artists, including 12 Australian acts

The first 40 bands have been announced for the annual Music Matters LIVE showcasing festival in Singapore, featuring 11 bands from Australia and a group of musicians from all over the world. Russia, Philippines, South Korea, South Africa, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland and even Kuwait are among the countries represented in this first announcement, with more names still to come.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015: Di Balik 98 press conference with Lukman Sardi and Chelsea Islan

The team from Hello Asia attended the press conference to the film Di Balik 98 which was shown at the Indonesian Film Festival which is currently held at ACMI in Melbourne. The director of Di Balik attended the press conference along with lead actress Chelsea Islan

Hello Asia! Interview: Daphne Khoo (Singapore) talks about surviving cancer and performing at the SE Asia games

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au speaks with Singaporean singer/songwriter Daphne Khoo. She came into prominence in the first season of "Singapore Idol" back in 2004. Since that time Daphne had been studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where she was struck by cancer. Johnny chats with Daphne about her music, surviving cancer, performing at the SE Asia games and her plans for the future.