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New PV Alert: Yamamoto Sayaka – Ichirinsou

New music today from the recently solo and one-time NMB48 leader Yamamoto Sayaka. “Ichirinsou” finds Sayanee strapping on her Gibson for a mid-tempo arrangement with an emotional pop. Sayaka sings with a vocal presence that you would be hard pressed to find in much of her AKB48 and NMB48 releases. …

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New PV Alert: MELONBATAKE A GO GO – IDOL FROM PLAN9

Well, I’ve been looking forward to another promotional video from MELONBATAKE A GO GO, that masked foursome singing to the psychobilly soundtrack. Well, mission accomplished with shades of monster movies in “IDOL FROM PLAN9”. I don’t know if you know anything about the Ed Wood classic, and I’m even less …

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New PV Alert: SCANDAL – Mabataki

Back with the second track from their latest single, SCANDAL goes with a bit of pop with “Mabataki (まばたき)”. Soft lighting illuminates the girls as they play house set to the sounds of RINA’s songwriting/composition. “Mabataki” has the look of the girls in the morning hours just before the lights …

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New PV Alert: UP UP Girls (2) – We are Winner

Perhaps it’s a metaphor for the eventual journey that the group will be making together, but UP UP Girls (2) are getting on the bus, and their taking their three new members with them. “We are Winner” shows us that Morinaga Niina (森永新菜), Shimazaki Yuria (島崎友梨亜), and Niikura Ami (新倉愛海) …

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New PV Alert: Sakura Cinderella – Sakura Hirahira

[Note: This promotional video is currently blocked in North America] A second major single from Sakura Cinderella puts the group under a paper moon for a stage set performance of “Sakura hirahira (さくらヒラヒラ)”. With luminous white dresses, the girls certainly look great in the staged darkness. The cherry blossoms waft …

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New PV Alert: Gacharic Spin – Gyakkyou Hero

Ten years of Gacharic Spin! To celebrate this milestone, the group is releasing a ten year retrospective at the end of the month with this track “Gyakkyou Hero (逆境ヒーロー)” right at the top of the playlist. Here for a bit of lubricant to your wallet, the group drops the promotional …

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New PV Alert: Sakura Ebis – Kira kira

From their digital release of December 2018, Sakura Ebis now get a promotional video for the song “Kira kira”. Reclining like rag dolls, one-by-one the girls get transported to the middle of the naked forest or empty dining halls or love seats in the middle of nowhere. The choreography of …

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