Check out NekoPOP′s best J-Pop album/single jackets for 2015, chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone and Jen Wang.
Perfume – Cling Cling
David: The ornate doll-like beauty of Perfume is captured perfectly in the artwork for the limited edition release of Cling Cling.
moumoon – Love before we Die
Jen: The shot has all the making of a typical romantic image even the lens flare, but the cut on her mouth completely subverts it.
Brand New Idol Society (BIS) – STUPIG
David: Anime/mecha versions of the group’s members reveal BIS to be every fan boy’s dream — poseable, shiny, and ready for takeoff!
Charan-Po-Rantan – Wasurekaketeta Monogatari
Jen: This cover perfectly captures the band’s whimsical nature. It would interesting to join the sisters for tea.
Mamoru Miyano – New Order
David: Mamoru Miyano’s tie-in single for the Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Awakening Arc anime is ultra-cyber-future-sexy. He’s ready to move fast into some luck girl’s heart.
Tokyo Girls’ Style – Jujika
David: Tokyo Girls’ Style’s single release for the horror film Gakkou no Kaidan puts you in the perfect frame of mind for schoolgirl ghost stories.
Fudanjuku – BE HERO
Jen: Rather than another picture of the group, the limited edition album features anime versions of the boys. Like all good heroes, they are ready for adventure.
Sumire Uesaka – Kakumei Teki Broadway Shugisha Doumei
David: Voice actress Sumire Uesaka delivers an oddly disturbing combination of combat and kawaii in the military version of her single Kakumei Teki Broadway Shugisha Doumei.
Nami Tamaki – NT Gundam Cover
Jen: Nami here is an otaku’s dream girl with lounging around in her cute PJs, surrounded by Gundam models.
Akina Nakamori – All Time Best
David: The artwork for Akina Nakamori’s first (hard-to-believe that!) greatest hits album places her square back in the 80s where she debuted.