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:: Music and Friends ♪

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    okui-masami.net – an Okui Masami shrine run by a good friend of mine. Contains an extensive Masami discography list and lyric translations.

 

:: Music news, reviews and data

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    Studio Neko-Han-Ten Anime/Manga CD Guide – one of the largest anime/seiyuu CD databases that existed on the web. Was maintained by nonchan, a native Japanese speaker. (The link is no longer working as of 6/30/2019, but I still have the site listed in the hopes that the webmaster will revive the site someday)
  • Audioleaf (in Japanese) – news and information about indie (independent) artists.
  • Bounce Magazine (in Japanese) – online music news and reviews magazine from Tower Records Japan

 

:: Song translations

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    AnimeLyrics.com – Probably the largest database of romanized Japanese anime, seiyuu, and game music, with some translations available. Started by Sailor Bacon, now a contributor-driven community.
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    Megchan’s Jpop Lyrics – Arguably one of the largest, if not the largest, collection(s) of transliterated (romanized) and translated Japanese pop songs on the web. As of May 2019, it is still active.
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    Cori’s Jpop Lyrics Homepage – mostly with transliterated Japanese songs; some translations available. One of the largest personal Jpop lyric sites, but has not been updated since 2008.
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    hinagiku: Japanese lyrics romanized and translated – As the title suggests, this is a blog hosting a large collection of Japanese lyrics and mostly high quality translations. Run by M. Walk, last updated in 2017.
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    blue light translations – A Japanese song translation site for a collection of artists that is about as eclectic and random as my own, but larger. Run by unrelatedwaffle, last updated in 2016.

 

:: Where to buy

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    CDJapan – English language online store for all things Japanese. The store’s main focus is music, but also carries games, toys, magazines, calendars, and even eBooks. Neowing is the Japanese version of the site.
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    Amazon Japan – The Amazon.com online store for Japan. Most of the site is accessible in English if you switch to English mode. Note that items sold in Amazon Marketplace might not ship outside of Japan.
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    Yesasia.com – an online store that sells Asian pop culture things (music, books, movies, etc) from China, Korea, and Japan. Selection for Japanese music is somewhat more limited; shipping prices more reasonable.

 

:: Musicians/artists’ official sites

– last updated 6/30/2019

ABE Fuyumi Academic Banana AHANE Ayano AIKAWA Nanase Aimer Aimi Aimyon Akino Alan Aldious Alfakyun Ali Project Anamu Angela Aki Anly Anzen Chitai AOI Shouta AOYAMA Thelma ARAI Akino ATARI Kousuke ATSUMI Saori Ayaka AYANO Mashiro B'z Babymetal Band-Maid Band-Maiko Bang Dream! Begin Beni Beverly Bird Bonnie Pink Bridear Bump of Chicken Camui Gakupo Chara CHIHARA Minori Coma-Chi Core of Soul CRCK/LCKS Daoko Da Pump DENDA Mao Dezert Do As Infinity Earnie Frogs Eill Eir Aoi Ellegarden Every Little Thing Fayray FictionJunction FictionJunction Yuuka Final Fantasy 15 Fio Flower Flower FUJI Aoi Garnet Crow Garnidelia Ghinka Glim Spanky Goose house Gumi HAIGOU Meiko Hakobune HAMADA Mari HAMASAKI Ayumi HASHIDA Norihiko Hashida Norihiko and Climax Hashida Norihiko and Shoebelts HASHIMOTO Yuta HATA Motohiro Hatsune Miku HAYAMI Show HAYASHI Asuca HAYASHIBARA Megumi HIGUCHI Ai HIRAHARA Ayaka HIROSHIMA Ayako HISAAKI Hogari HISAKAWA Aya HONDA Minako Honebone Hoshino Gen Hyde Hysteric Blue Ia IEIRI Leo IMAI Miki INOUE Sonoko Inshowha IRINO Miyu ISHIDA Yoko ITO Kanako Jero Jyocho Kagamine Ren Kagamine Rin Kaito KAJI Hideki KAJIURA Yuki Kalafina KAMIJO KAMIJO & Hatsune Miku KAMISHIRAISHI Mone KANDA Sayaka KANNO Yoko KASAHARA Hiroko KATAHIRA Rina KAWASUMI Ayako Kikuo Kikuohana KIZUKI Minami Koh+ Kokia KOMAGATA Yuri Koresawa KOTANI Kinya KOUDA Mariko KUMAKI Anri KURAKI Mai Legend of Zelda Leola Lisa Halim Lovebites Loveless Luna Sea Lyrical School Macaroni Empitsu Machico Majiko March In Flames Maruri to Ryuga Masahiro "Godspeed" Aoki MATSU Takako May'n May J Mayu MAYUMURA Chiaki Megurine Luka Meiko Melody Chubak Michael Kaneko MIKAMI Chisako Mirai Misia MIURA Daichi Miyavi MIYAZAKI Nahoko Miyuna Miyuu Monkey Majik Mononkul MUKAI Taichi NAKAHARA Meiko NAKAJIMA Megumi NAKAMORI Akina NANRI Yuuka Naoto Inti Raymi NATSUKAWA Rimi Necokicks NIIYAMA Shiori Nothing's Carved In Stone Novelbright OAU Oceanlane ODANI Misako OGAWA Mayu OHYAMA Yurika OKAZAKI Ritsuko One OK Rock OSHIRO Claudia OSHIRO Miyu OTSUKA Ai OYAMA Maki Perfume Plum Planets Polkadot Stingray Pop Art Town Quruli Rami Ranka Lee f. Nakajima Megumi Rei Renka Reol Rico Rie fu Rihwa Riri Rivini Roselia RSP Rurutia sacci SAKAGUCHI Ami SAKAMOTO Kyu SAKAMOTO Maaya SAKAMOTO Shogo SAKIHI Miyu SASAKI Rico SASAKI Yuko Sato Taiji Scandal SHEENA Ringo SHIBASAKI Ko SHIBATA Jun SHIMA Kaori SHIMIZU Shota SHIMOMURA Yoko SHIRATORI Maika Skygraph Slowheights to Taiyo Snare Cover Soleil SUGA Shikao SUGAZAKI Akane Supercar T-Square Tact TAINAKA Sachi TAKAHASHI Yoko TAKAOKA Ai Tama TAMURA Meimi TAMURA Naomi TANE Tomoko TANIMURA Shinji Tanimura Shinji x Kalafina TERAO Akira Teresa Teng TESHIMA Aoi The Folk Crusaders The Hiatus The Sixth Lie The Third ~Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo~ The Winking Owl Tia Tiana Xiao Tiaraway TM Revolution Tommy february6 UEDA Marie UENO Yuuka Ulfuls UTADA Hikaru Valshe Vocaloid WADA Kanako Wagakki Band Wakana White Jam YAIDA Hitomi YAJIMA Mai YAMAMOTO Koutarou Yamamoto Koutarou and Weekend Yanawaraba Yoko Kanno Seatbelts YONEKURA Chihiro Yorushika Yui Yuka Yuka & Chronoship Yukano Yurica / Hanatan Zaq