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New PV Alert: Kobushi Factory – “The start line”

This is it. The final promotional video from the final Kobushi Factory single. Having fulfilled their obligation for a sentimental PV (that was last week’s “Seishun no hana“), the group chooses to go out with an upbeat song that represents their ambitions going forward from this point. On “The start …

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New PV Alert: PEDRO – Kanshou oka

BiSH’s AYUNi D latest release “Kanshou oka (感傷謳歌)” gets her self-produced side project, PEDRO, off to a start in the new year. The idol hands out in a messy bed next to her bass and sings with her inimitable voice as she sniffs through a keepsake T-shirt (perhaps somone left …

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New PV Alert: Karin. – Sai shuushou omae wa naku

A second album from Karin gives us a new look at the singer with “Sai shuushou omae wa naku (最終章おまえは泣く)”. Told through performance, Karin’s latest is a stop/start of a song with jarring pauses between every melodic line. The blackness of the studio and the artist’s apparel lend a mood …

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New PV Alert: Muto Ayami – Aitai ga ienai

On Ayami Muto’s return, the former Sakura Gakuin leader gifts us with a lightly funky pop take on her candy colored world. With a bit of dew on her eyelash and a Cerritos College sweater on her back, Muto delivers an irrepressible performance in “Aitai ga ienai (会いたいが言えない)” as she …

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New PV Alert: Aimyon – Sayonara no kyou ni

Starting with jagged rhythms and extreme close ups, Aimyon’s latest digital single “Sayonara no kyou ni (さよならの今日に)” offers an up close introspection. By the camera pulls back from Aimyon’s richly textured mane of hair we can see that she’s windswept at a construction site deep in Tokyo. The pigeons fly …

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New PV Alert: MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN – Rocketstart / Daijoubu sunrise

MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN – Rocketstart MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN – Daijoubu sunrise A pair of new promotional videos gets us up to speed with the new WACK unit MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN. This pair of PVs, “Rocketstart (ろけっとすたーと)” and “Daijoubu sunrise (大丈夫サンライズ)”, are actually a contest of sorts. Should the Kuro-chan produced …

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New PV Alert: Pretty Ash – Identity

Debuts ahead for the latest Akihabara Backstage Pass unit Pretty Ash. The group promises a concept based on punk and rock with its new promotional video, “Identity (アイデンティティ)”. While the music corners itself on this side of the quarry, I’m not sure I would necessarily call this punk (it’s my …

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New PV Alert: Ito Miku – Plunderer

From StylipS and Pyxis, Ito Miku provides the opening theme to the TV anime of the same name: “Plunderer (プランダラ)”. The solo performance puts a brilliantly garbed Miku awash with blue lights and cloud galaxies high above. When her big doe eyes look up at the camera, one really understands …

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New PV Alert: Little Glee Monster – SPIN

“SPIN” gives us a moodier look at the group of vocalists. The track from the Little Glee Monster’s BRIGHT NEW WORLD album features member Karen in a solo dance illuminated by blue ground lights. On the ears, we get an emotional R&B track that fits with Karen’s lyrical expressionism. “SPIN” …

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