November 2015 archive

Jin Akanishi – Me (Review)

Jin Akanishi Me Review by Jen Wang Last year Jin Akanishi made a bold move by starting his own label. Since then, he has had a couple of releases, which he mostly has written and produced on his own. This summer’s full-length album Me is the culmination of this new independence. Akanishi opens with the …

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FAKY and FEMM team up for cover of Sak Noel’s “No Boyfriend”

Internationally renowned J-Pop artists FEMM and FAKY have teamed up for a cover of “No Boyfriend”, the chart-topping hit from DJ Sak Noel and Mayra Veronica. The lively video stars FAKY’s new line-up including members Anna, Lil’ Fang, Mikako and Akina, and RiRi and LuLa of pop duo Far East Mention Mannequins. Both acts have …

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BRATS – 14-sai byou (MV)

BRATS, featuring Rei Kuromiya (LADYBABY) and Aya Kuromiya have released their music video for the song “14-sai byou” (“14 year old disease”), arranged by URBANGARDE’s leader Temma Matsunaga. With shocking, intense lyrics and visuals to match, mental illness has never been so irresistibly cute.

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Nana Mizuki – Super-Man (MV)

Super Sonico’s band First Astronomical Velocity gets international release

Super Sonico’s band First Astronomical Velocity will release their albums on all international digital platforms in December. The world-famous Nitroplus mascot debuted in 2006 at the Japanese game company’s annual music concert Nitro Super Sonic, and more activities are planned leading up the celebration of her 10th anniversary next year. First Astronomical Velocity (also known …

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Namie Amuro – Red Carpet (MV)

FEMM debuts new song POW at YouTube FanFest Japan (video)

J-Pop mannequin dance duo FEMM debuted their new song POW on Japan’s YouTube FanFest program last night. Catch the video here (FEMM starts at 59:00).

Lead – Yakusoku (MV)

BECCA releases English cover of Hatsune Miku’s World Is Mine (MV)

J-Pop singer BECCA turns the “fierce” dial all the way up to Aquamarine in her English cover of Hatsune Miku’s “World is Mine.” BECCA is an American singer-songwriter whose first single went #1 on the International Singles Chart in Japan. After signing to Sony Japan, her song “I’m Alive” was chosen as the ending theme …

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NOKKO from REBECCA – Friends feat. (MV) lends a helping hand to NOKKO from 80’s J-Pop band Rebecca on the re-version of “Friends” from NOKKO Sings REBECCA Tunes 2015.