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 group had released their first indie single “Ai no Tane”. In order to make their major label debut, they were given the challenge to sell 50 thousand copies in five days. They successfully reached their goal and achieved their major debut, leading the way to their current success.

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Oct 31 2017

Best J-Pop on Spotify: Superfly – Beautiful

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

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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 music artists.

Thank You Disney Official website: http://avex.jp/thankyoudisney/e/

KODA KUMI speaks about her affection for Disney music:

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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

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

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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 – Samishii Nettaigyo

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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 ATOM Akihabara UDX 2F and Yellow Submarine Akihabara Mint.

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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 pop — there wasn’t anything manufactured or safe or candy-coated on this stage. In a live house setting, BiSH is designed to destroy.

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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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