Contributor to New School Kaidan, idol fan TheNumber244 gets tickled mainly by Hello! Project. A former musician and full-time nerd, he calls Los Angeles his home. TheNumber244 is waiting for the day someone calls him "senpai".

New PV Alert: ONEPIXCEL – Time

ONEPIXCEL’s threesome quickly returns to the video screen the lead track from their second single. “Time” puts Ami, Ayaka, and Nanami inside the plate glass building we saw in “sora“. The blue palette still dominates the screen, but with “Time” we have the added textures of wood flooring and asymmetrically …

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New PV Alert: ONEPIXCEL – sora

The electro-threesome return with the promotional video for their second single’s coupling track. “sora” keeps ONEPIXCEL in shades of blue with a gorgeous dance shot set against cold glass efficiency. Kaleidoscopic images of architecture intercut with the dance while an ever-present blue sky keeps a lid on the production. Tightly …

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New PV Alert: °C-ute – To Tomorrow

With the assembled leaders and subleaders of Hello! Project + the Kenshuusei backdancers from the “℃-ute Shinshun Concert 2017 ~℃OMPASS~” tour, the H!P senior group offer this elegant send-off. “To Tomorrow” really emits the graduation vibes with lyrics of atonement, acceptance, and the future. Aside from the dance shots, ℃-ute …

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New PV Alert: Cheeky Parade – Shout Along!

Cheeky Parade serve up a flashback to 1980’s coin-op video games with their new single “Shout Along!”. Pastel graphics pop and the girls are copy-pasted into a variety of virtual-looking, Max Headroom style settings. Musically, “Shout Along!” continues the along the same vein as the group’s previous single, “Hands Up!” …

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New PV Alert: ℃-ute – Final Squall

With the first volley from their triple a-side final single, ℃-ute get everyone wet with its “Final Squall”. For fans of Hello! Project, the song is a thank you for the years: the initial frames spell it out in no uncertain terms. Every time the girls sing “sayonara” and “daisuki” …

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