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Hayashibara Megumi new album “Fifty – Fifty” out on March 30!

Veteran seiyuu/singer Hayashibara Megumi is releasing her 14th studio album at the end of March! Titled Fifty – Fifty, the album will contain 14 total tracks, including her most recent singles “Usurahi shinjuu,” “Imawa no shinigami,” “Shuuketsu no sono e” and “Sanhara ~seinaru chikara~.” Other notable songs on the album include “Mint” which was an unreleased collaboration of Megumi and her good friend Okazaki Ritsuko who passed away, and Megumi’s cover of Okazaki’s song “Regret.”

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Friday, February 16th, 2018 Release news No Comments

Vocaloseasons compilation album featuring Hatsune Miku out in April.

Exit Tunes Presents Vocaloseasons feat. Hatsune Miku / V.A.

Vocaloseasons -Spring- (album cover)
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The third installment of popular vocaloid series Vocaloseasons is coming out on April 4th! The full title of this release is Exit Tunes Presents Vocaloseasons feat. Hatsune Miku -Spring-. The album will contain 15 tracks total, some of which are classic Miku songs and some of which are brand new. The release also features songs “sung” by other vocaloids, including Gakupo, GUMI, and Kagamine Rin/Ren. The full track list has not yet been announced.

The album comes with a keychain accessory of Miku, randomly picked from 3 designs, and the first press edition comes with a poster illustrated by Kamogawa if bought from certain outlets including CD Japan.

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KAMIJO & Hatsune Miku collaboration single “Sang -Another Story”!

It might seem like an unusual collaboration for visual kei to meet vocaloid. Well, it is–and KAMIJO‘s single featuring Hatsune Miku is coming out on March 21st! Sang -Another Story is the title of the single and the lead song, which is being released the same day as KAMIJO‘s album Sang, which features a track titled “Story of Sang.” KAMIJO is a well known visual kei artist who will be playing the part of a vampire in the title song.

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Saturday, February 10th, 2018 Release news No Comments

MONKEY MAJIK new album “enigma” out on March 21st.

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Pop/rock band MONKEY MAJIK is releasing their 11th album in March! Titled enigma, the album will be released on the 21st. It will contain their 2 recent singles, “A.I. am Human” and “Is this love?” amongst a total of 11 tracks. Several of the other songs on the album also have tie-ups to various anime and TV shows.

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FLOWER FLOWER releasing second album “Spotlight” on March 14!

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Spotlight (limited edition cover)
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Alternative rock band FLOWER FLOWER is releasing their second album, titled Spotlight, on March 14th! This long awaited album comes four years after their debut album Mi. The band has been touring extensively in that interval, and has released several singles and a mini album. The sophomore album will contain 12 all new tracks in 2 editions: a limited edition with a bonus DVD, and a regular CD album edition.

FLOWER FLOWER is best known as a project started by singer-songwriter YUI, the vocalist of the band who now stylizes her name as yui.

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 Release news No Comments

Denda Mao best album out on March 14!

R&B artist Denda Mao is releasing her best-of album on March 14th! Eternal Best 2000-2018 will contain 16 tracks, most of them singles with one new, previously unreleased song titled “Best Friend Forever.” The album includes a DVD containing music videos/clips to all 16 songs. Mao has also announced she will be embarking on her “Eternal Voice” tour from April to May, and thereafter taking a break from her singing career.

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 Release news No Comments

Ambient/folk artist sacci releasing first album on March 7th!

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BRIGHT CELLS (album cover)
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Indie artist sacci is releasing her first album on March 7th! Titled BRIGHT CELLS, the album will contain 7 songs that mix folk music and ambiance. sacci has released a music video to one of the songs, titled “Smile Again.” Scroll down below the track list to preview it.

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Monday, February 5th, 2018 Release news No Comments

Do As Infinity releasing new album “Alive” on February 28!

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Alive (regular edition cover)
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Veteran pop/rock duo Do As Infinity is releasing a new album on February 28th! Titled Alive, this is their 12th original studio album. Alive will contain 10 tracks total. 6 of them are songs previously released on singles: “Alive”, “To Know You”, “Iron Hornet”, “Silver Moon”, “Keshin no juu”, and “Yuiitsu no genjitsu.” Most of those songs have tie ups as anime themes. Of the 4 new tracks, 2 are likely instrumentals as prologue and epilogue to the album.

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Thursday, February 1st, 2018 Release news 1 Comment

Jero best album with music videos out in February!

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Jero, the first black Enka singer in Japanese history, is releasing a best-of compilation album on February 21! Simply titled BEST & MV, the collection contains all 13 of his singles and comes with a DVD containing the music videos to all songs. The release commemorates Jero’s 10th anniversary since his debut in February 2008 with “Umiyuki.” This is the first release of his music videos, which combine traditional Japanese scenes with modern R&B style.

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Monday, January 29th, 2018 Release news 1 Comment

Rei new single “Fly” out on February 21!

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Fly (single cover)
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Blues guitarist and singer Rei is releasing her new single on February 21st! Titled Fly, the CD will contain 4 new songs. A DVD with “music film” footage of the songs will be included as part of the release. The track list has not yet been announced.

In the meantime, the artist is currently on her “Mahogany Girl” tour, which started in December and continues through this month. After releasing Fly, she will be back on the road with her “Flying R” tour starting March 16th and lasting through April, at all different venues in Japan.

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 Release news 1 Comment
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