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Sakaguchi Ami mini album “Hokago Journey” out on March 27th!

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Hokago Journey (limited edition cover)
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Singer-songwriter Sakaguchi Ami is releasing her first mini album, Hokago Journey, this month! This disc will contain 5 songs total, including 4 songs which were released as digital singles. The teenager, who hails from Osaka, released her first album last year. This year, she is graduating from high school and Hokago Journey will be released between her graduation and enrollment to start college in April.

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Saturday, March 16th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Irino Miyu new mini-album “Live Your Dream” out on March 20th.

Live Your Dream / Miyu Irino

Live Your Dream (limited edition cover)
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Voice actor and singer Irino Miyu is releasing a new mini album on March 20th! Live Your Dream will be his sixth mini-album. It will contain 6 all-new songs.

Live Your Dream will be released in 2 editions: a limited edition with a bonus DVD and a regular CD-only edition. The DVD will contain 3 clips: a music video to “Dare kara mo aisareru anata no you ni”, an album making-of clip, and a track simply titled “TRAILER.” Jacket art will differ between the two editions.

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Friday, March 15th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Wakana debut solo album out on March 20th!

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Wakana (limited edition type B cover)
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Wakana is releasing her debut album this month! The eponymous album will contain 11 tracks total, including her first solo single “Toki wo koeru yoru ni.” The singer, who recently disbanded from the famous and melodious trio Kalafina, has been making appearances on TV music shows and holding live events after announcing her solo intentions.

The music video for “Toki wo koeru yoru ni” and live clips are available on the official YouTube channel of Wakana’s record label Victor Entertainment, and can be previewed below the track list.

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Tamura Meimi mini-album “Sprout” out on March 20th!

Singer Tamura Meimi is releasing her first solo mini-album on March 20th! The release is titled Sprout and will contain 6 original songs. Neither of her two solo singles is included on this disc. The album release trailer and clips of Meimi performing one of the songs live has been posted to her record label Victor Entertainment’s official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list.

Meimi is a former member of the teen girl idol group “Angerme.” After graduating from the group, she has been starring in musicals and releasing singles that blend pop and theatrical, musical-style themes in a combination very unlike the bubbly pop of her idol years.

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Monday, March 11th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Yanawaraba new album “Urizun no Uta” out on March 13th!

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Island singer-songwriter duo Yanawaraba is releasing a new album this month! Titled Urizun no Uta, in reference to the beginning of summer in the Ryukyuan islands, the album will contain 13 tracks. Nine are new songs and 4 are self-cover tracks.

The music video to the lead song “Kimi ga iru kara” has been posted to their official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list.

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Sunday, March 10th, 2019 Release news No Comments

New ONE OK ROCK album “Eye of the Storm” out on Feb 13th!

Eye of the Storm / ONE OK ROCK

Eye of the Storm (limited edition cover)
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Alternative/emo rock band ONE OK ROCK is releasing their ninth original album on February 16th! Arriving 3 years after their previous album, this collection is titled Eye of the Storm and will contain 13 tracks total. Music videos to three of the songs, “Wasted Nights,” “Stand Out Fit In,” and “Change” have been released to their official YouTube channel.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Renka first album “Hoshi no Habataku Yoru wa” out on Jan 23rd!

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Singer Renka is releasing her first full studio album on January 23rd! Titled Hoshi no Habataku Yoru wa, this album arrives three years after her major debut with the single “if ~Hitori omou~”, which was used as the theme to the video game Fire Emblem “if”.

In addition to the above song, the album will contain singles “Kingyo Namida,” “Adazakura,” “Don’t Cry”, and “Shirayuki.” Other than the coupling track to her first single, “Egao no Kage,” and a duet version of “if ~Hitori omou~,” 6 new songs will be included for a total of 13 tracks.

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Sunday, January 20th, 2019 Release news No Comments

MISIA new album “Life is going on and on” release date of Dec 26th!

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Life is going on and on (regular edition cover)
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MISIA is releasing a new album to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her music career! The album is titled Life is going on and on, and will be released on December 26th. The album will contain her recent single, “AI NO KATACHI” in which she collaborated with HIDE from GReeeeN, and original new songs. She has announced dates for two separate tours to commemorate her 20th anniversary, and launched a special website which you can access here.

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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 Release news No Comments

Hoshino Gen new album “POP VIRUS” out on Dec 19th.

Pop Virus / Gen Hoshino

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Hoshino Gen is releasing his fifth studio album next month! POP VIRUS is set for a release date of December 19th, and will contain 14 tracks. Included are his hit songs “Koi”, “Family Song” and “Idea” among new tracks.

Hoshino has been picking up accolades for his songs this year, which have been used in various Japanese TV drama shows. “Koi” was the theme to the TBS show Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu, in which the singer and actor starred; “Family Song” was the theme to Kahogo no Kahoko; and “Idea” was used for NHK’s Hanbun, Ao.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 Release news No Comments

Chara new album “baby bump” out on Dec 19th!

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Veteran singer-songwriter Chara is releasing a new album on December 19th! baby bump will be the artist’s 16th original studio album, containing 11 all-new tracks. Chara turned 50 years old at the beginning of this year, but shows no signs of slowing down. She has announced dates in January and February for her 2019 “Baby Bump” tour to promote the album.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 Release news No Comments
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