Jan 24 2017

Screaming Sixties DVD on the Way

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When it comes to energetic alt idol acts there are two that immediately come to mind, 偶想Drop (Guso Drop) and 絶叫する60度 (Screaming Sixties). Well, one of the two is producing a DVD…. Screaming Sixties.

Over the last four months they have been on a mini tour to the three Club Quattro locations, Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo. During the tour they have been backed by a live band, which for some reason is not 6% is Mine (their usual backing band).

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Jan 23 2017

AKB48’s new album Thumbnail to feature Morning Musume collaboration song

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AKB48’s 8th album, Thumbnail, set for release on January 25, will include the special collaboration track “Get You!”, featuring Morning Musume and Rino Sashihara, recording under the name of Sanishing Musume.

The album will also include “365 Nichi no Kamihikoki (theme song of TV series Asa ga Kita),” “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby (Minami Takahashi’s last single as an AKB48 member),” “Kimi wa Melody (featuring five ex-AKB48 members),” and “Ayamachi” (collaboration song between Sayaka Yamamoto and Junichi Inagaki).

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Dec 29 2016

Super Sonico teases wedding bells in Kamu Kamu Wedding music video

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Nitroplus has released a teaser video featuring Super Sonico in the wedding dress revealed last October in commemoration of the game company mascot’s 10th Anniversary. In a new song penned by Sonico herself, “Kamu Kamu Wedding”, she imagines married life as she takes her first steps toward adulthood.

Super Sonico debuted in 2006 as the mascot for Nitroplus’s annual music festival Nitro Super Sonic. In her first decade of representing the successful video game company, Super Sonico has been portrayed as a fashion model, university student, and aspiring musician (with her band FAV – First Astronomical Velocity). The theme of her 10th anniversary is “Now I’ll become an adult”, and Nitroplus promises more announcements are forthcoming during the year-long celebration.


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Dec 27 2016

BRATS reveal new music video “Ainikoiyo” from To Be Hero

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Japanese girls band BRATS have released a scorching new music video for their theme song “Ainikoiyo” from the television anime To Be Hero.

Showcasing the powerhouse combination of sisters Rei Kuromiya (vocals) and Aya Kuromiya (bass), the high-energy song moves BRATS into a rock-influenced style that’s also hinted at in the preview of their song “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (“Brain Erase Game”) in the upcoming Japanese film Slaveman.

VIDEO: BRATS – “AINIKOIYO”

BRATS have also re-launched their official website — http://brats.tk — and created a new official Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/BratsJP — to update fans on their upcoming activities in 2017.

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Dec 27 2016

PassCode posts UNLIMITED Mannequin Challenge video

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Japanese idol group PassCode has uploaded their own special version of the “Mannequin Challenge” with the help of more-than-a-few friends from their audience.

PassCode released their major-label single debut “Miss Unlimited” in October, and will perform their “PassCode MISS UNLIMITED Tour 2016 Final” at Shinkiba Studio Coast on December 28.

Dec 27 2016

SAY-LA’s first single Kojirase Kataomoi hits number two on Oricon

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SAY-LA — a six-girl idol unit with the adopted tagline of “the first traditional idols in 3000 years” — have released their first single in two years, “Kojirase Kataomoi”, which reached number two on the Oricon chart.

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Dec 24 2016

Rei Kuromiya and BRATS tease December 27 surprise

Japanese girl group BRATS released a mysterious teaser image on Saturday, December 24, at 22:00 (Japan time), hinting at an announcement on December 27.

The young rock band fronted by model and singer Rei Kuromiya (of LADYBABY/The Idol Formerly Known As) recently announced that their new song “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (“Brain Erase Game”) will be included in the soundtrack of the upcoming Japanese film Slaveman, directed by Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Robogeisha, Prison School). “Nounai Shoulyo Game” is the second new BRATS song to be announced this year, following their recent release of “Ainikoiyo” (“Come see me”), the opening theme for the animated series To Be Hero.

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Dec 21 2016

Da-iCE teases NEXT PHASE album with “Two As One” music video shot in LA

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After surprising fans with their cover of Ariana Grande’s hit single “Into You” a month ago, five member male vocal and dance group Da-iCE has released the music video for their new original single “Two As One”, a mid-tempo track from their third album NEXT PHASE, which comes out on January 25, 2017. Shot in May, while in California for their debut American performance in San Jose, the short version of the music video shows scenes of each member taking in the sights and sounds of Los Angeles: on the beach (Hayate), driving around (Toru), strolling Hollywood Blvd. (Sota), and in the shopping district (Taiki and Yudai).

Da-iCE Official Website: http://da-ice.jp/
Da-iCE Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Da.iCE.official/

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