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New PV Alert: MilkShake – DEJIMA Rhapsody

There’s something inherently charming about local idol groups, right? MilkShake, from Nagasaki, take a few minutes of your time to rhapsodize about DEJIMA in their hometown. History lesson: Dejima is/was an artificial island formed created in the 17th century in the port city of Nagasaki for the Portuguese intended to …

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New PV Alert: AOP – Another World

The group of anime lovers release the promotional video for their opening to the anime “Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. (In Another World With My Smartphone)”. For this production the group enlisted the services of Asahi Yuuna and Harusaki Non from their AOP ZERO trainee program. The gorgeous location …

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Hello! Project Power Rankings July 2017

Hello everybody, guest contributor TheNumber244 here to bring you up to date with the new month of Hello! Project Power Rankings. Due to some personal summer vacation time at the beginning of the month, I was able to bring you up-to-date until this very late point in the month. Apologies …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 07/15/2017

The power crew talk about GANG PARADE, Q’ulle, Niji no Conquistador, NMB48, Tsubaki Factory, PassCode, Rosario Cross, and DEADLIFT LOLITA. Recorded July 15th, 2017. Ending theme song: “Dave Drops The Bass” by Chase Lim AKA 13thBeat [download] Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter – @drako60 Yoshi Hagiwara’s Twitter –  @yoshirekt New School Kaidan …

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New PV Alert: Ciao Bella Cinquetti – The Rut

The latest promotional video from Ciao Bella Cinquetti finds the foursome on the ruts of a road in an open field. Sung (almost) entirely by Hashimoto Aina, “Wadachi” works with a full band arrangement with guitars jangling throughout the arrangement while organs round out the sound. Performance shots place those …

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New PV Alert: Tsubaki Factory – Smile

Back to the funk with Tsubaki Factory. “Waratte”starts with a mean groove accented with horn riffs. That groove carries throughout song until it bursts into a relentlessly uplifting pop chorus. Pretty apt for a song called “Smile”, right? Tsubaki Factory play stone face throughout most of the promotional video. Playing …

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New PV Alert: Tsubaki Factory – The Flower Pattern

Just what is the flower pattern? The pluck of the first petal should indicate which pattern lends its name to “Hana Moyou (The Flower Pattern)”. After a couple of songs that seemed like departure from the Tsubaki electro-dance sound, the group returns to that signature sound. Floral bouquets brighten up …

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