July 2017 archive

LiSA reveals jackets images for My Hero Academia single

LiSA has revealed the jacket images for her upcoming single “Datte Atashi no Hero”, the ending theme from the popular anime series My Hero Academia. The new release comes with 3 different covers featuring LiSA and the anime characters and a special edition DVD.

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Charisma.com helps The Rock “Dominate the Day” in new iPhone 7 campaign

Charisma.com drops the beat with their international hit “HATE” in Apple’s new iPhone 7 campaign featuring Siri and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock). Check out the slick cameo during the Rock’s fashion show clip at 1:30. “It’s showtime.” https://youtu.be/ufBLI6bB9sg?t=1m30s

Super Sonico and First Astronomical Velocity unleash the Complete Collection

Super Sonico and her band First Astronomical Velocity will release a giant-size (could it be anything else?) 8-disc music collection at Comiket, starting August 11, 2017. The “First Astronomical Velocity – Complete Collection” box set features 76 songs assembled from the international icon’s various group and solo releases, plus new arrangements and a DVD of …

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BRATS Rei Kuromiya to release first photobook 0-Rei

BRATS singer Rei Kuromiya will release her first photobook “O-Rei” on August 21, 2017. Rei will express herself through the lens of 3 different photographers: Ayumi Shikata, Ichiro Senoh, and Maki Taguchi. The photobook will also include a personal interview with Rei and personal messages from other artists. Rei will promote the book’s release with …

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Masami Nagasawa lets loose for Under Armour campaign

Actress Masami Nagasawa (Gintama, Sanada Maru, Proposal Daisakusen) goes all out (and all-in-the-pool) for the latest commercial for Under Armour. Nagasawa was also featured in a print campaign for the athletic brand back in March.

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BRATS reunite with fans during CD release mini-tour

Girls rock band BRATS took to the road in late June to promote the release of their double-A-side single “Ainikoiyo” / “Nounai Shoukyo Game”. The band, led by sisters Rei and Aya Kuromiya, reunited with fans in a series of signing sessions and mini-concerts at Ikebukero Live Inn Rosa (June 21), Village Vanguard Shimokitazawa (June …

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Koda Kumi gets LIT with her 60th single

Koda Kumi has announced the release date of her 60th single, a dance track titled “LIT”. “LIT” is the first of 3 planned singles taking the performer through the end of 2017, with follow-ups scheduled for October and December. “LIT”, scheduled for an August 2 release, will be released in a special 12″ package via …

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Rihwa’s having a good time on her 5th Anniversary

J-Pop songwriter/vocalist Rihwa takes us for a fun trip around the world in her MV for “Having a Good Time” from her 5th Anniversary album Rihwa The Singles, released on July 12. She’s got a lot to smile about, and her pop-country influences (most notably hanging out with Michelle Branch) are in full effect.

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Mondo Grosso – Labyrinth (MV)

The latest music video from Mondo Grosso (composer Shinichi Osawa) features renowned actress Hikari Mitsushima dancing around Hong Kong’s urban cityscape at night. The powerful opening image of the actress posed before a background of towering apartments comes from director Takeshi Maruyama’s keen eye, and Mitsushima (a pop singer in her former life, and known …

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Utada Hikaru creates Oozora de Dakishimete interactive lyrics page

Utada Hikaru has created an interactive lyrics page on her official website to celebrate the release of her new digital single, “Oozora de Dakishimete”. The special webpage changes daily to highlight the song lyrics that were mentioned the most on Twitter. “Your tweets decide the design, so tweet away!!”

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