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New PV Alert: SCANDAL – Koisuru Universe

Ah, a universe of love. SCANDAL’s first foray into digital-only releases bears a song that sounds like it will be killer live. Mami’s sharply punctuated guitar leads and Rina’s drive lend boundless energy to Haruna’s meditation on love’s magnetic attraction. “Koisuru Universe” also keeps the group’s streak of visually appealing …

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New PV Alert: HAMIDASYSTEM – Yume utsutsu ni kiss wo shite

Intriguing “melodic electronica” group HAMIDASYSTEM return with a promotional video from their “DERO” release. If you took a listen to “Semi no Koe”, you have an idea about what to expect here. The electro beats courses through the architecture of “Yume utsusu ni kiss wo shite” without pushing the song …

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New PV Alert: MAPLEZ – Ego Survivor!

MAPLEZ release their 8th single promotional video, and the girls are tracked around as though they have a personal assistant dedicated to selfies. As the MAPLEZ traverse, they also take some actual arm outstretched selfie shots, but they filmed by the harness camera shots (I think they are wearing some …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 10/21/2017

The power crew talk about Ayumikurikamaki, FEMM, Philosophy no Dance, Yes Happy!, Kamen Joshi, and Tentenko. Recorded October 21st, 2017. Ending theme song: “Dave Drops The Bass” by Chase Lim AKA 13thBeat [download] Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter – @drako60 Chase Lim’s Twitter – @starlancerpg Yoshi Hagiwara’s Twitter –  @yoshirekt New School …

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New PV Alert: Fudanjuku – Aratanaru Makuake no Tame no Makuake ni yoru Kyoshikyoku – Kimi ga Ireba Oretachi mo Egao Mugendai

The gritty looking back drops to Fudanjuku’s latest promotional video play part of the biggest PV switcheroo today. The standard fare arrangements of “Aratanaru Makuake …” abruptly switches into a funky groove almost as quickly as the group changes from their performance outfits into more street sensible black and white …

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New PV Alert: Yes Happy! – Darling

Back in the flashback department, you might remember Yes Happy! Releasing a promotional video for this very same song back in January this year. Well, the “Darling” has been on my playlist since then, and is in my opinion one of the more fun songs of the year. Owing to …

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New PV Alert: Tentenko – Kiken na Highway

The latest release from former BiS member Tentenko is not really a music video. Clearly “Kiken na Highway” is “lyric video” suitable for your karaoke needs. Still, Tentenko is chauffeured through town in the white sedan that eventually flies. The graphics are intentionally kept at a late 80’s level to …

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New PV Alert: Philosophy no Dance – Hajimemashite Mirai

Just in time for their second album release, “Dance for Philosophy” release a promotional video for the album track “Hajimemashite Mirai”. The pop arrangement gets lots of accents from the horns and brings memories from a wistful 1980s back into my mind’s eye. The dance shots continue the illusion with …

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