September 2014 archive

HKT48 – Idol no Oujya (MV)

HKT48, the Fukuoka-based sister franchise of AKB48, has just released the new MV “Idol no Oujya”, their coupling song from the group’s fourth single “Hikaeme I love you!” HKT48’s Team H delivers a strong statement about their courage to be idols, and meeting challenges with a cool and positive attitude. The lively MV features a …

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FEMM – Whiplash (MV)

FEMM is back for the final chapter in their first stage with “Whiplash”, a stunning return to hard electro following their haunting, minimalist ballad “Unbreakable”. The new video, once again choreographed by Hidali (World Order) features a slick, intricately-staged dance routine powered by an 80s-influenced electroclash sound. There’s also a narrative that has emerged in …

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Kalafina announces new single Believe

Kalafina has announced a new single Believe, the outro theme song for the Fate/stay night anime series. The special edition includes a bonus Blu-ray with a music video for “Believe”. Formed by composer Yuki Kajiura in 2007, Kalafina has also performed theme songs for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/zero, and Kara no Kyoukai. Believe [w/ …

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AKB48’s Haruna Kojima models new Sailor Moon bras

AKB48 member and Peach John model Haruna Kojima releases her inner “magical girl” in the new line of “Sailor Moon x Peach John Collaboration” ladies’ wear. Full Gallery at Tokyo Otaku Mode

color-code – I LIKE DAT (MV)

J-Pop trio color-code, created by renowned designer Nicola Formichetti (Lady Gaga, Mugler) has released their debut MV “I Like Dat”, produced by VERBAL (m-flo). Featuring members Nanami Tsujikawa, Marisa Yasukawa and Mako Moriyasu, color-code dazzles with a blend of high energy J-electro and cutting-edge fashion. Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: instagram:

Yuko Oshima releases new photobook Nugiyagare!

Yuko Oshima’s new photo collection Nugiyagare! (“Take it off!”) is scheduled for release in mid-September, with photographs by Mika Ninagawa, director of the Anna Tsuchiya film Sakuran and AKB48’s “Heavy Rotation”). Nugiyagare! Oshima Yuko Shashin Shu (Photo Book) [Regular Edition] w/ Large Poster (randomly selected from three kinds) Yuko Oshima / Mika Ninagawa

FEMM – Unbreakable (MV)

J-Pop duo FEMM (Far East Mention Mannequin) has made waves with a rapid-fire succession of music video releases this year, including the viral hit “Fxxk Boyz Get Money”. Their surprising new ballad strips it down, with RiRi and LuLa revealing a more natural look and vulnerability with “Unbreakable”. FEMM debuted in early 2014 with the …

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MIKU EXPO – New York and L.A. Street Team

RESONANCE Media in partnership with Crypton Future Media is recruiting Hatsune Miku fans in the New York and L.A. areas to help promote the upcoming MIKU EXPO! Volunteers will help distribute official MIKU EXPO flyers and banners to raise awareness of the event. More info: RESONANCE Media Street Teams

Sashida Fumiya – SPAM (MV)

This is one piece of spam you don’t want to delete. [youtube]

BABYMETAL announces return to USA for New York concert

BABYMETAL will return to America for a concert at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on November 4. (BABYMETAL fans got a pretty strong hint with these photos from their Facebook earlier this year:

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