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New PV Alert: Arai Hitomi – Shoujo A

Back with a second single from her solo career (yeah, we missed her first release, “Delicate ni sukishite”), Tokyo Girls’ Style’s Arai Hitomi continues her covers of Showa era idols with Nakamori Akina’s 1982 single “Shoujo A”. If you’ve never heard of the original, get yourself an education here. Updating …

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New PV Alert: BananaLemon – JOYRIDE(#SorryNotSorry pt.2)

Drawing its influences from R&B girl groups from the 90s, BananaLemon makes its first appearance on the New PV Alerts with the dance shot for “JOYRIDE(#SorryNotSorry pt.2)”. Shot in the YouTube Space Tokyo, this collaboration features top choreography high up in Tokyo with the scene-scape just beyond the glass. Although …

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New PV Alert: Kobushi Factory – “The start line”

This is it. The final promotional video from the final Kobushi Factory single. Having fulfilled their obligation for a sentimental PV (that was last week’s “Seishun no hana“), the group chooses to go out with an upbeat song that represents their ambitions going forward from this point. On “The start …

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New PV Alert: PEDRO – Kanshou oka

BiSH’s AYUNi D latest release “Kanshou oka (感傷謳歌)” gets her self-produced side project, PEDRO, off to a start in the new year. The idol hands out in a messy bed next to her bass and sings with her inimitable voice as she sniffs through a keepsake T-shirt (perhaps somone left …

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New PV Alert: Karin. – Sai shuushou omae wa naku

A second album from Karin gives us a new look at the singer with “Sai shuushou omae wa naku (最終章おまえは泣く)”. Told through performance, Karin’s latest is a stop/start of a song with jarring pauses between every melodic line. The blackness of the studio and the artist’s apparel lend a mood …

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New PV Alert: Muto Ayami – Aitai ga ienai

On Ayami Muto’s return, the former Sakura Gakuin leader gifts us with a lightly funky pop take on her candy colored world. With a bit of dew on her eyelash and a Cerritos College sweater on her back, Muto delivers an irrepressible performance in “Aitai ga ienai (会いたいが言えない)” as she …

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New PV Alert: Aimyon – Sayonara no kyou ni

Starting with jagged rhythms and extreme close ups, Aimyon’s latest digital single “Sayonara no kyou ni (さよならの今日に)” offers an up close introspection. By the camera pulls back from Aimyon’s richly textured mane of hair we can see that she’s windswept at a construction site deep in Tokyo. The pigeons fly …

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New PV Alert: MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN – Rocketstart / Daijoubu sunrise

MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN – Rocketstart MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN – Daijoubu sunrise A pair of new promotional videos gets us up to speed with the new WACK unit MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN. This pair of PVs, “Rocketstart (ろけっとすたーと)” and “Daijoubu sunrise (大丈夫サンライズ)”, are actually a contest of sorts. Should the Kuro-chan produced …

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New PV Alert: Pretty Ash – Identity

Debuts ahead for the latest Akihabara Backstage Pass unit Pretty Ash. The group promises a concept based on punk and rock with its new promotional video, “Identity (アイデンティティ)”. While the music corners itself on this side of the quarry, I’m not sure I would necessarily call this punk (it’s my …

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New PV Alert: Kanazawa Tomoko (Juice=Juice) – Please wait behind the yellow line

Juice=Juice leader Kanazawa Tomoko gets a promotional video for her solo digital release ” “Kiiroi Sen no Uchigawa de Narande Omachi Kudasai (黄色い線の内側で並んでお待ちください, Please wait behid the yellow line.)”. With lightly Latin rhythms and a snapping acoustic guitar lead, Tomoko stands patiently for the train, you guessed it, behind the …

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