Category Archive: J-Pop

Nov 02 2017

Morning Musume ’17 collaborates with first generation members for Morning Musume’s 20th anniversary

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their indie CD debut, Hello! Project’s Morning Musume has announced the remake of their first indie single, “Ai no Tane”, which will be sung by Morning Musume ’17 and Morning Musume’s first generation members. Morning Musume celebrated their 20th anniversary on September 14th, 2017. On November 3rd, 1997, the …

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Oct 31 2017

Best J-Pop on Spotify: Superfly – Beautiful

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Today’s best J-Pop track on Spotify: Superfly – Beautiful

Oct 29 2017

Thank You Disney tribute album features SKE48, Kumi Koda, U-KISS

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Avex has released a star-packed Thank You Disney cover album produced by American producer and director John “Kenny” Ortega (High School Musical, Michael Jackson’s This Is It). Released on all digital platforms on October 25th worldwide, the album was designed to express the love for inspirational Disney songs held by each of the 16 diverse …

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Oct 19 2017

The World Standard CD release event at HMV Shibuya

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iDOL Street unit The World Standard (Wa-Suta) held a double-release event at HMV&Books in Shibuya on October 18, 2017, for their 4th single “Saijokyu Paradox” (theme from the arcade game “PriPara”/”Prism Paradise”) and their new 12-track album Paradox World, which includes a live concert Blu-ray from their April 2017 performance at Zepp Diver City Tokyo.

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Oct 15 2017

Best J-Pop on Spotify: BESPA KUMAMERO – Totem Pole

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Today’s best J-Pop track on Spotify: BESPA KUMAMERO – Totem Pole

Oct 14 2017

FEMM reveals retro music video cover of 80s WINK hit “Samishii Nettaigyo”

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J-Pop mannequin duo FEMM has released the new music video for their cover of the Wink’s 1989 #1 hit “Samishii Nettaigyo”. The video is a detailed shot-for-shot reproduction of WINK’s original, including precisely matched choreography and 80s video styling, combined with updated fashions and the unique personalities of FEMM singers Riri and Lula. FEMM – …

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Oct 08 2017

Koda Kumi – HUSH (MV)

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“I play with fire!” No joking around in Koda Kumi’s new single “HUSH”. The singer took her dance vitamins for sure, as she jumps non-stop through the video, challenging “You wanna play with me?” Pity the first fool to take that dare.

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Oct 07 2017

Kamen Joshi x Astro Boy collaboration goods in Akihabara

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Kamen Joshi has teamed up with Astro Boy for special merchandise available in Akihabara for a limited time. Acrylic picture frames, keychains, and pin badges showcase the performers of the “Masked Girls” idol group and the iconic Astro Boy character wearing Kamen Joshi’s trademark horror hockey mask. Goods are available while supplies last at TOKYO …

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Oct 04 2017

BiSH – Ebisu Liquid Room (Live Report)

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BiSH Ebisu Liquid Room, September 28, 2017 Live Report by David Cirone The experience of seeing BiSH live for the first time really made an impact. You can watch their videos on YouTube (and plenty of awesome live ones, too), but it’s not the same. That’s refreshing, especially in the crowded world of Japanese idol …

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Sep 25 2017

Akihabara shoppers peek through the mask in Kamen Joshi’s Yahoo campaign

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Kamen Joshi’s strict rules normally forbid them from removing their masks outside the the P.A.R.M.S. Theater, where they perform over 1000 shows a year, but shoppers outside Akihabara’s Yodobashi Camera will get a chance to literally see behind the mask in a special “Follow Me!” campaign display presented by Yahoo! Japan.

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