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New PV Alert: DAOKO – Haikei Goodbye Sayonara

The promotional video of her digital single release, Daoko finds herself entangled with a photographer. “Haikei Goodbye Sayonara” presents itself as an (almost) straightforward pop song with Daoko’s rap turning into singsong. The photography shoot seems to start normally with a detached Daoko sitting for the hairdresser and changing into …

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New PV Alert: ROSARIO+CROSS – Seishun Call Me

ROSARIO+CROSS continues to improve their product with their fifth release “Seishun Call Me”. In particular, their choreography looks incredibly sharp on this promotional video. ROSARIO+CROSS seems perpetually in motion- no breaks for these girls through this athletic looking dance. Since this PV is about 80% dance shot, their solid performance …

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New PV Alert: AnimalBeast – To Bear Flowers

With a name like AnimalBeast, you would expect some ferociousness- maybe some claws and fangs. Well, AnimalBeast the idols put up a nice face with “To Bear Flowers” from their forthcoming “Animal Park of Story”. Squarely midtempo, “To Bear Flowers” is pleasant all around: white costumes with fuzzy pompoms for …

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New PV Alert: dela – Akai Cardigan

Red is the color of fate and the string that binds people together. It’s a pretty well-known legend dating back to the Chinese, and dela taps the popular lore for their new single “Akai Cardigan”. The red string here is woven into a lovely titular cardigan that wraps each member …

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