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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, and still running, anime/seiyuu CD databases on the web. Maintained by nonchan, a native Japanese speaker.
  • 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 December 2015, it is also 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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    Kiwi Musume’s Jpop Page – another large personal collection of transliterated and translated Japanese songs; has not been updated since 2012.
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    hinagiku: Japanese lyrics romanized and translated – As the title suggests, this is a blog hosting a good collection of Japanese lyrics and high quality translations. Run by M. Walk.
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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.

 

:: 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 and blogs

ABE Fuyumi Academic Banana AHANE Ayano AIKAWA Nanase Aimer Aimi Aimyong Alan Aldious Alfakyun Ali Project Anamu Angela Aki Anly Anzen Chitai AOI Shouta AOYAMA Thelma ARAI Akino ATSUMI Saori AYANO Mashiro Babymetal Band Maid Bang Dream! Begin Beni Beverly Bonnie Pink Bridear Bump of Chicken Camui Gakupo Chara Coma-Chi Core of Soul CRCK/LCKS Daoko DENDA Mao Do As Infinity Earnie Frogs Eir Aoi Ellegarden Every Little Thing Fayray FictionJunction FictionJunction Yuuka Final Fantasy 15 Fio Flower Flower Garnet Crow Goose house Gumi HAIGOU Meiko Hakobune HAMADA Mari HAMASAKI Ayumi HASHIDA Norihiko Hashida Norihiko and Climax Hashida Norihiko and Shoebelts HATA Motohiro Hatsune Miku HAYAMI Show HAYASHI Asuca HAYASHIBARA Megumi HIGUCHI Ai HIRAHARA Ayaka HIROSHIMA Ayako HISAAKI Hogari HISAKAWA Aya HONDA Minako Honebone Hysteric Blue Ia IEIRI Leo IMAI Miki Inshowha ISHIDA Yoko Jero Kagamine Ren Kagamine Rin Kaito KAJIURA Yuki Kalafina KAMIJO KAMIJO & Hatsune Miku KANDA Sayaka KANNO Yoko KASAHARA Hiroko KATAHIRA Rina KAWASUMI Ayako Kikuo Kikuohana Koh+ Kokia KOTANI Kinya KOUDA Mariko KUMAKI Anri Legend of Zelda Leola Lovebites Loveless Luna Sea Lyrical School March In Flames Masahiro "Godspeed" Aoki MATSU Takako May'n May J Mayu Megurine Luka Meiko Melody Chubak Michael Kaneko Mirai Misia MIURA Daichi MIYAZAKI Nahoko Monkey Majik NAKAHARA Meiko NAKAJIMA Megumi NAKAMORI Akina NANRI Yuuka Necokicks NIIYAMA Shiori Nothing's Carved In Stone Oceanlane ODANI Misako OGAWA Mayu OHYAMA Yurika OKAZAKI Ritsuko One OK Rock OSHIRO Claudia OTSUKA Ai Plum Planets Rami Ranka Lee f. Nakajima Megumi Rei Rico Rie fu Rihwa Riri Rivini Roselia RSP Rurutia sacci SAKAMOTO Kyu SAKAMOTO Maaya SAKAMOTO Shogo SAKIHI Miyu SASAKI Rico SASAKI Yuko Scandal SHEENA Ringo SHIBASAKI Ko SHIBATA Jun SHIMA Kaori SHIMIZU Shota SHIMOMURA Yoko SHIRATORI Maika Skygraph Slowheights to Taiyo SUGA Shikao SUGAZAKI Akane Supercar T-Square Tact TAINAKA Sachi TAKAHASHI Yoko TAKAOKA Ai Tama TAMURA Naomi TANE Tomoko TANIMURA Shinji Tanimura Shinji x Kalafina TERAO Akira Teresa Teng The Folk Crusaders The Hiatus The Third ~Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo~ Tiana Xiao Tiaraway TM Revolution Tommy february6 UENO Yuuka Ulfuls UTADA Hikaru Valshe Vocaloid WADA Kanako Wagakki Band YAIDA Hitomi YAMAMOTO Koutarou Yamamoto Koutarou and Weekend Yanawaraba Yoko Kanno Seatbelts YONEKURA Chihiro Yui Yuka & Chronoship Yurica / Hanatan Zaq