Category: J-Pop Videos

Ai Higuchi – Zensen (MV)

Singer/songwriter Ai Higuchi delivers a powerful vocal and piano performance in her music video for the digital single “Zensen”. Higuchi’s classical training combined with merciless treatment of the keys create a complex, dramatic melody with nothing held back.

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Sawa Angstrom take aim with “Sweet Impact” MV

If you don’t like cleaning up spilled drinks then you won’t like the video electronic trio Sawa Angstrom have just released to the song “Sweet Impact” off OF FOOD, their second five-song EP. Everyone else will find the clip oddly beautiful as a variety of fruity concoctions in glass tumblers get nailed by projectiles in …

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eill celebrates friendship and dreams in self-directed “20” MV

R&B/soul singer eill has released the music video for her first solo single “20”, which she shot and directed herself featuring friends and fans, with jacket art appearances by Japanese finswimmer Satsuki Fujimaki, actress Kilala Inori, fashion model Nami Yoshikawa, and Manabi from 17 Liver.

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Hideki Kaji teams with NON for new single NONNON SONG

Hideki Kaji has released the music video for “NONNON SONG”, the second single from his upcoming 18th album GOTH ROMANCE. Featuring Japanese artist NON, Kaji provided the hand-drawn illustrations for the video himself.

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Pikotaro gives Father’s Day advice in PPAPA (Perfect Papa)

PIKOTARO, whose hit song “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Pen)” has been viewed worldwide 500 million times on YouTube and played 350 million times on TikTok, posted his new song “PPAPA (Perfect PAPA)” on his YouTube channel, portraying the performer as an unborn baby giving gentle advice to his father.

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BiSH brings all the bullets in post-apocalyptic TSUiNiSHi (MV)

BiSH has always held their place at the far end of sanity, and their post-apocalyptic new music video for “TSUiNiSHi” (“Finally Dead”) pushes things into the morbid Great Beyond. Created by MAXIMUM THE HORMONE’s music video director Yasuhiko Shimizu, bullets and laughter prove the best weapons when your BFF goes full zombie. Featuring an aggressive …

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Sawa Angstrom beguile with DdTPt

Electronic music trio Sawa Angstrom has released a five-song EP, DdTPt,  full of charmingly old-school bleeps and minimalist-yet-innovative beats. Based in Kyoto, the group is made up of vocalists Marina Kodama and Satoshi Yoshioka (who also acts as the group’s engineer), as well as Jun Hamada. In keeping with their less-is-more style, the band has …

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Hikaru Utada – Chikai (live)

Hikaru Utada has released a live performance clip of “Chikai” from the Kingdom Hearts III soundtrack. The teaser comes from her upcoming “Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018” concert special, to be broadcast on BS Sky Perfect TV on January 27, followed by an encore performance on MUSIC ON! TV in March with …

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PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX (Review)

PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Review by David Cirone The PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Blu-ray set is a remarkable historical journey through the group’s recent evolution. Beautifully shot and edited, and presenting each concert uncut for the first time, we get to experience PassCode live and up-close in famous Japanese concert venues …

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Wasuta teams with Spanish YouTube superstars Adexe & Nau for “Yo Quiero Vivir” music video

The music video for Japanese idol group Wasuta (The World Standard)’s surprise collaboration with hit Spanish duo Adexe & Nau was released today on YouTube. In the multi-language remix of “Yo Quiero Vivir” (“I want to live”), Wasuta members sing verses in Japanese while dancing through Akihabara, Shibuya, Odaiba, and Tokyo Bay. Video:

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