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New PV Alert: Tacoyaki Rainbow – Naniwa no haniwa

There’s a bit of a celebration going on in Osaka as the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group in Osaka have just been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site (on July 6, 2019). To add to the celebration, Tacoyaki Rainbow, the Stardust Promotions group from Osaka released a new version of their …

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New PV Alert: PEDRO – Nekoze Kyouseichuu

[Note: This promotional video is currently blocked in North America] ABOUT PEDRO PEDRO is the side solo project from BiSH’s Ayuni D (アユニ・D) as vocalist, bassist and lyricist, alongside prolific Japanese musician, Tabuchi Hisako (田渕ひさ子, ex. Number Girl, Bloodthirsty Butchers) on guitar, and Mohri Shota (毛利匠太) on drums. More PEDRO …

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New PV Alert: 26ji no Masquerade – Churu summer!

[Note: This promotional video is currently blocked in North America] ABOUT 26JI NO MASQUERADE 26-Ji no Masquerade (26時のマスカレイド, also known as ニジマス; Nijimasu) is a J-pop idol girl group formed in 2016. The idol group which was born from the BOYS & GIRLS x Zipper idol audition which was held …

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New PV Alert: Toricago – 1995 A.D.

Admittedly, this is me playing catchup with Toricago, since the PV featured here “1995 A.D.” was released on June 28. I’m sure that’s not too much matter, though. I’ve written quite a bit about Toricago in my time here, and that’s because I really enjoy the music that hear coming …

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New PV Alert: 963 – GAME

963, the idol rap duo from Fukuoka, come at us with a new promotional video for their song “GAME”. Like some of the best PVs, the video footage consists of nothing more than the girls out and about in their home town. We get a good look at apartments, a …

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New PV Alert: Melty Hz – Oh My!

As I’m rushing through to get promotional videos out to you, I’ve come across this lyric PV by Melty Hz for their song “Oh My!” I don’t know much about the group, but they’re performing a style of idol rock that I think might interest you. The opening graphic may …

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New PV Alert: WILL-O’ – Kanjyo Sensen Hikari Emotion

The analog flicker of an out of tune television provides the main conceit for Will-O’s new promotional video “Kanjyo Sensen Hikari Emotion”. The girls stand with exposed shoulders for the illusion of nakedness. Naked emotion, naked performances, juxtaposed with the deliberate flicker of artifice. These images are not without precedence, …

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New PV Alert: sora tob sakana – Sasayakana Shukusai

Coming at us with their second single today is sora tob sakana and their Ending theme to the TV Anime “Is it wrong to pick up girls in a Dungeon? II”. “Sasayakana Shukusai (ささやかな祝祭)” puts the newly trio’d trio (member Kazamarei Maraika left the group earlier this year) in the …

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New PV Alert: Toricago – Hai

Drawing from last year’s “i cAn Fly” album, Toricago show us a more intimate side of things with their emotional song “Hai (灰)”. The instrumentals, like most of what you’ll hear from Toricago, are guitar forward. In this instance, the group provide that swirling, gently overdriven guitar sound that’s backed …

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New PV Alert: TEAM SHACHI – Rock Away

The girls of Nagoya idol group TEAM SHACHI are working up to a new album, but have released the promotional video for their new song “Rock Away” to hold us over until its release. Looking a bit more rock than usual with streaked hair and rag doll clothes, TEAM SHACHI …

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