January 2013 archive

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu interview in France

Check out Japanator’s interview with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in France, where she clues us in on her views of music and fashion.

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BABYMETAL – Ijime, Dame, Zettai (Review)

BABYMETAL Ijime, Dame, Zettai Review by David Cirone Listening to the CD release of BABYMETAL’s major-label debut single was instantly familiar, since I’d been replaying the mind-blowing video from the title track for weeks. An epic choir, deep-chord metal riffs, and the perfect vocal synchronicity of the three young vocalists have already made “Ijime, Dame, …

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Angela Aki – Life (Review)

Angela Aki Life Review by Jen Wang Life, Angela Aki’s fourth album, was released a year and half after her Oricon chart topper, Answer. This is the second time she has produced an album on her own, and the result reveals her growth as a musician and songwriter. The first track, “Ai no Kisetsu”, is …

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FUDANJUKU – Jinsei Wahaha! (Review)

FUDANJUKU Jinsei Wahaha! Review by David Cirone FUDANJUKU’s new single “Jinsei Wahaha!” is the high-energy theme for the soccer anime Ginga e Kickoff! The title track of the 3-song single has a powerhouse chorus and comes with some cool dance moves in the PV (courtesy of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s “PONPONPON” choreographer air:man). Coupling track “Yuki …

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INSIDE AX interview with FUDANJUKU (2013)

Anime Expo’s entertainment site INSIDE AX interviews FUDANJUKU! Part 1 http://inside.anime-expo.org/ax-scoop/featured/2013-01/interview-otaku-idol-group-fudanjuku-part-1 Part 2 http://inside.anime-expo.org/ax-scoop/featured/2013-01/interview-otaku-idol-group-fudanjuku-part-2

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Koda Kumi x UULA CM teaser

Teaser shots from new Koda Kumi x UULA campaign.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – furisodeshon (PV)

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s new video “furisodeshon” features all the sit-down, candy-colored fun you ever imagined!

Miu Sakamoto – I’m yours! (Review)

Miu Sakamoto I’m yours! Review by Nhu Nguyen Miu Sakamoto may not be as widely known as her famous musician parents, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Akiko Yano, but she is equally talented. On her new seventh album I’m yours!, she teams up with the producer of her fifth and sixth album, Dave Liang, of the electronic …

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BABYMETAL – JaME Interview (2013)

[excerpt] Can you explain the concept of BABYMETAL? BABYMETAL: We change “heavy” metal into “baby” metal and express it our way. We want to be the only ones who have this style! http://www.jame-world.com/us/articles-92474-interview-with-babymetal.html