Number244

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: Gang Parade – Plastic 2 Mercy

I understand you may have misgivings about Gang Parade releasing the Pla2me song “Plastic 2 Mercy” yet again. This time, the song is a transitional single to the group’s seven-member lineup. The song is insistent as ever with its driving beats, distorted keyboard sounds, and pleading melodies. The promotional video …

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New PV Alert: Tentenko – Jiro

From her upcoming mini album, Tentenko continues proving that she’s the coolest kid on the block. “Jiro” is a nightmare for those of you who want clean green screen images and grand anthemic melodies. Tentenko traded her retro cool for this minimalistic approach that still manages to keep its hipster …

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New PV Alert: miyu – Koi Oto

From the Fukuoka idol group I’S9 comes the solo debut of miyu! “Koi Oto” is incredibly fresh and cute, and miyu totally won me over with her cute smile and earnest performance. The song treads in light pop territory with miyu’s guitar heard all through the production somewhere near the …

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New PV Alert: Necronomidol – psychopomp

Music box openings give way to thumping drums in an enchanted forest in Necronomidol’s latest promotional video “phsychopomp”. To tell the absolute truth, I thought I was going to hate this. Actually, I like seeing the contrast between the unnatural look of the girls in the verdant forest backdrop. As …

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