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: Fairies – Koi no Roadshow

Fairies continue their line of sharp choreography with their new single “Koi no Roadshow”. A video shoot inside the promotional video provides the context for the staging, with lighting and camera equipment clearly visible. A clapper board even introduces the girls to new Fairies fans who get a view of …

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New PV Alert: CLOCK & BOTAN – Gloomy

The solo project of former Bellring Girl’s Heart member Yanagisawa Ayano, CLOCK & BOTAN is a welcome addition to my personal listening rotation. Shot on a beach with early morning light, Ayano nails the dreamy mood of the song. Additional scenes of Ayano with a billowing lace clothe behind her …

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New PV Alert: BRATS – PAIN (live)

Getting ready for that BRATS debut release on June 21? Well, to tide you over until then, the girls released a live video for their song “Pain”. This particular performance is from their March 29, 2017 “Ikebukuro LIVE INN ROSA”. Like my thoughts have always been about BRATS in general …

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New PV Alert: KissBeeWEST – Pierrot

KissBeeWEST enter the “New PV Alert” consciousness with the macabre sounds of “Pierrot”. The girls make their statement with a well-executed live performance that features puppet choreography perfectly suited to the song. There’s isn’t too much more to say about the promotional video (just watch it, OK), I will remark …

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New PV Alert: BAND-MAID – Daydreaming

Filmed mostly in the collapsed husk of a building, BAND-MAID’s second major single feels every bit the daydream of its title. The courtyard returns itself to nature, and there’s Miku shredding amid the tall grasses. The graffiti concrete colonnade plays host to Akane’s rhythmic pounding. Brief flashes of burned-in color …

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