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New PV Alert: Arai Hitomi – Shoujo A

Back with a second single from her solo career (yeah, we missed her first release, “Delicate ni sukishite”), Tokyo Girls’ Style’s Arai Hitomi continues her covers of Showa era idols with Nakamori Akina’s 1982 single “Shoujo A”. If you’ve never heard of the original, get yourself an education here. Updating …

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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: 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: 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: Kanazawa Tomoko (Juice=Juice) – Please wait behind the yellow line

Juice=Juice leader Kanazawa Tomoko gets a promotional video for her solo digital release ” “Kiiroi Sen no Uchigawa de Narande Omachi Kudasai (黄色い線の内側で並んでお待ちください, Please wait behid the yellow line.)”. With lightly Latin rhythms and a snapping acoustic guitar lead, Tomoko stands patiently for the train, you guessed it, behind the …

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