February 2014 archive

Leo Ieiri – a boy (Review)

Leo Ieiri a boy Review by Kelly-Mae Matt Leo Ieiri’s second album a boy is the first album I have heard from the singer in full, introducing me to her breathtaking voice that is both soft and strong. Featuring a decent variety of tracks, a boy is a rather charming release from the popular singer, immersing the …

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Alice Juban death-threat stalker arrested

A 33-year-old Japanese salaryman was arrested this month in connection to several death-threats he’d posted online directed at Alice Juban member Anna Tachibana. Tachibana had been forced to cancel several public appearances since early 2013 as the stalker continued to post threatening words and pictures on Twitter and the performer’s blog, including a grisly image …

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Kanon Wakeshima – signal (PV)

The cellist went to Dubai to film the PV for her latest single, which is also the ending theme for Strike the Blood. http://youtu.be/ThWQ2K5Pq8g

Da-iCE – Interview (2014)

Da-iCE Interview by Nhu Nguyen February 14, 2014 (L to R) Toru Iwaoka, Sota Hanamura, Hayate Wada, Yudai Ohno, Taiki Kudo On a beautiful Saturday morning in Los Angeles, I was able to sit down with members of Da-iCE in between their busy schedule in the states rehearsing and composing, among other things. The rising-star …

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Rihwa – Haru Kaze (MV)

Yui Ogura – Charming Do! (Review)

Yui Ogura Charming Do! Review by Kelly-Mae Matt Charming Do! is Yui Ogura’s latest release which sports a fresh and energetic sound that is both memorable and catchy. Following Ogura’s previous single, Baby Sweet Berry Love, this release may be less upbeat but it is just as catchy and captivating in both sound and character. The …

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StylipS – NOVA (PV)

Koda Kumi – Show Me Your Holla (PV)

Tomomi Itano opens Little Tomo Shop in Omotesando

AKB48-graduate and Japanese television talent Tomomi Itano opened a limited-time-only “Little Tomo Shop” in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district this week, complete with official goods and fashion displays from the singer’s wardrobe. Check out the video below.

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E-Girls – Diamond Only (MV)