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New PV Alert: AOP – Another World

The group of anime lovers release the promotional video for their opening to the anime “Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. (In Another World With My Smartphone)”. For this production the group enlisted the services of Asahi Yuuna and Harusaki Non from their AOP ZERO trainee program. The gorgeous location …

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Hello! Project Power Rankings July 2017

Hello everybody, guest contributor TheNumber244 here to bring you up to date with the new month of Hello! Project Power Rankings. Due to some personal summer vacation time at the beginning of the month, I was able to bring you up-to-date until this very late point in the month. Apologies …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 07/15/2017

The power crew talk about GANG PARADE, Q’ulle, Niji no Conquistador, NMB48, Tsubaki Factory, PassCode, Rosario Cross, and DEADLIFT LOLITA. Recorded July 15th, 2017. Ending theme song: “Dave Drops The Bass” by Chase Lim AKA 13thBeat [download] Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter – @drako60 Yoshi Hagiwara’s Twitter –  @yoshirekt New School Kaidan …

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New PV Alert: Ciao Bella Cinquetti – The Rut

The latest promotional video from Ciao Bella Cinquetti finds the foursome on the ruts of a road in an open field. Sung (almost) entirely by Hashimoto Aina, “Wadachi” works with a full band arrangement with guitars jangling throughout the arrangement while organs round out the sound. Performance shots place those …

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New PV Alert: Tsubaki Factory – Smile

Back to the funk with Tsubaki Factory. “Waratte”starts with a mean groove accented with horn riffs. That groove carries throughout song until it bursts into a relentlessly uplifting pop chorus. Pretty apt for a song called “Smile”, right? Tsubaki Factory play stone face throughout most of the promotional video. Playing …

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New PV Alert: Tsubaki Factory – The Flower Pattern

Just what is the flower pattern? The pluck of the first petal should indicate which pattern lends its name to “Hana Moyou (The Flower Pattern)”. After a couple of songs that seemed like departure from the Tsubaki electro-dance sound, the group returns to that signature sound. Floral bouquets brighten up …

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New PV Alert: Babyraids JAPAN – 〇〇〇〇〇

The circles are everywhere for Babyraids JAPAN’s newest release “〇〇〇〇〇” or “maru maru maru maru maru”. The shape dominate the opening seconds of the promotional video as they everyday circular objects momentarily on the screen: a record, a coffee mug, a compact disc, a tire. The girls performe in a …

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New PV Alert: Sanrio Super Star Mic Relay with KissBee

The girls of KissBee team up with your favorite Sanrio characters for the new “Sanrio Super Star Mic Relay”. The girls dress in colorful outfits to match their Sanrio counterpart. The matchup feels pretty surreal if you’ve only mostly seen Hello Kitty on the side of your pencil bag. Then …

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