November 2013 archive

Ayane releases new theme for Steins;Gate PS Vita game

Japanese anime/game singer Ayane (11eyes, Ayakashi, s-CRY-ed) released her new single “Kaiko no Fetariteto” on November 27. The song is used as the OP theme for the PS Vita game Steins;Gate Senkeikosoku no Phenogram. The single includes 5 tracks and features a new illustration of Steins;Gate characters Kurisu Makise and Mayuri. Track List 1. Kaiko …

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Shiina Ringo x Yasutaka Nakata – J’ai trouvé l’amour (MV)

Shiina Ringo ups the body count on this special collaboration single with producer Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Perfume). Killer dress, Ms. Ringo.

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FAKY – Girl Digger (MV)

Second video release from FAKY! (Check out FAKY’s NekoPOP interview here!) “…Ask your mama about your stupid drama!” Definitely strong urban influences in their dance and lyric style.

YANAKIKU – UP↑SIDE↓DOWN (PV)

YANAKIKU opens official Facebook page for international fans

J-Pop vocal and KIMOCOS (“Kimono Cosplay”) performance group YANAKIKU opened their official Facebook page this month, following their performances for international audiences at Hyper Japan in London this summer and the Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) in October. The duo released the music video for their second single “UP↑SIDE↓DOWN” earlier this year. YANAKIKU Official Facebook: …

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Koda Kumi Live Tour 2013 Japonesque DVD

Koda Kumi released a preview video for her upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release Koda Kumi Live Tour 2013 Japonesque One normally expects great showmanship and fantastic costumes from Koda Kumi, but I can’t wait to see her pound those drums! Check out the video:

AKB48 – Koi Suru Fortune Cookie (MV)

Kanako Ito releases theme song for PSP/PS Vita game Hanasaku Manimani

Anime and video game vocalist Kanako Ito will release her new single “Yuukyuu No Sora Saku Hana” on November 27. The song was produced for the new PSP/PS Vita game Hanasaku Manimani and features artwork by Guilty Crown artist Redjuice. The single will also include the Hanasaku Manimani image song “morning glory”.

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BABYMETAL promotes new Metallica film in Japan

Japanese heavy metal idol trio BABYMETAL released a new comment video this week to promote the Japanese release of Metallica’s IMAX 3D concert film Metallica Through The Never. The film opens November 22 in Japan. Members Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal give their heroes support in a video message shot during their preparations for their first …

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Kalafina – Red Moon (Review)

Kalafina Red Moon Retro Review by Jen Wang Listening to Kalafina’s 2010 album Red Moon is like riding a magic carpet. With international influences, the songs travel through different landscapes with the three vocalists as navigators. There’s also a mix of past and future with founder/composer Yuki Kajiura’s mastery of both classical instrumentals and techno …

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