Tag Archive: J-Pop

Dec 30 2014

Hiiragi Rio, the “Idol You Can Meet Everyday” hosts 20th Birthday Concert


The “idol you can can meet everyday” Hiiragi Rio held a special concert celebrating her 20th birthday at Kawasaki’s Club Citta. The J-Pop singer, popular on Niconico and other social media (including over 51,000 twitter followers) performed a memorable set that featured ”Rio Rio Ri→no Uta”, “Senketsu the END” and “Magical Snow”. Rio, who appeared …

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Dec 18 2014

STARMARIE hits #2 on the Oricon indies chart with “Who Killed Circus”


Idol unit STARMARIE has ranked 2nd on the Oricon indies weekly ranking in Japan with their chilling and provocative new single “Who Killed Circus”. Described as the group’s “scariest single yet”, the song continues STARMARIE’s concept of “fantasy idol” music, weaving a tale of mystery and suspense set in a haunted hotel. The mysterious allure …

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Dec 09 2014

Dream & E-girls – Move It! (MV)


E-girls stuns with their new music video for “Move It!”, spotlighting subgroup Dream. The lavish electropop anthem features Dream’s four members, Aya Takamoto, Shizuka Nishida, Ami Nakashima and Erie Abe on lead vocals, backed by the other members of the collective megagroup that also includes Happiness, Flower, Bunny and EGD. Dream debuted in 2000, and …

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Dec 04 2014

STARMARIE – Circus wo Koroshitano wa dareda (MV)


Eclectic idol group STARMARIE is back for the single “Circus wo Koroshitano wa dareda” (“Who Killed Circus?”). The dark and dramatic video centers around a hotel murder mystery. STARMARIE debuted an expanded five-member line-up this year, featuring Nozomi Kishita, Shino Takamori, Matsuzaki Hiroka, Nakane Motoko and Watanabe Kaede. “Who Killed Circus” is available on iTunes …

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Oct 26 2014

AKB48 Ne-Mouse TV Season 3 Available Free on Hulu


Get your AKB48 fix at Hulu! The online streaming service is currently offering AKB48’s “Ne-Mouse TV” (Nemousu Terebi) season 3 via Anime Network with subtitles. The variety “challenge” show is available to all viewers. Popular members including Yuko Oshima, Tomomi Itano, Rino Sashihara and others are tasked to complete challenges that test their skills and …

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Oct 01 2014

DIVA – Discovery (MV)


DIVA returns for their final single, “Discovery”. The dance track, produced by legendary J-Pop artist Tetsuya Komuro, reunites the AKB48 sub-group, including graduates Sayaka Akimoto and Yuka Masuda, with current members Ayaka Umeda and Sae Miyazawa. DIVA also features dancers Satoko Kasuya, Yuuki Futami, Atsuko Furukawa, Ramu Fukuno, Yuina Inoue and Ayaka Yamagami. “Discovery” will …

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Sep 30 2014

HKT48 – Idol no Oujya (MV)


HKT48, the Fukuoka-based sister franchise of AKB48, has just released the new MV “Idol no Oujya”, their coupling song from the group’s fourth single “Hikaeme I love you!” HKT48’s Team H delivers a strong statement about their courage to be idols, and meeting challenges with a cool and positive attitude. The lively MV features a …

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Sep 28 2014

FEMM – Whiplash (MV)


FEMM is back for the final chapter in their first stage with “Whiplash”, a stunning return to hard electro following their haunting, minimalist ballad “Unbreakable”. The new video, once again choreographed by Hidali (World Order) features a slick, intricately-staged dance routine powered by an 80s-influenced electroclash sound. There’s also a narrative that has emerged in …

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