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New PV Alert: ≠ME – ≠ME

Stretching out the =LOVE franchise (not to mention your keyboard character set), today we get the first promotional video from ≠ME (“not equal me”). First announced on Fabruary 24, the group features a few girls with some idol experience and were especially picked to take their interpersonal relationships into account. …

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New PV Alert: WACK is BEAUTiFUL (this is love song)

Well, isn’t this nice. With Tokyo Idol Festival already here, the WACK roster has banded together for a special stage at SMILE GARDEN on August 4 (basically today) called “WACK presents DREAMLIGHTS in TIF”. All the groups will be there: BiSH, GANG PARADE, EMPiRE, and WAgg. For the event, we …

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New PV Alert: Hiragana Kamiyado – Reitou mikan

OK, prepared to get a slight bit confused. “Reito mikan (冷凍みかん)” is the first release from Hiragana Kamiyado, the sister group to Kamiyado (I guess we can refer to them Kanji Kamiyado?). The group is formed from the girls who were NOT selected to join Kamiyado from the audition for …

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New PV Alert: Tamura Meimi – Butai

Former ANGERME member Tamura Meimi is back with her 3rd single “Butai (舞台)”. You’re not finding anything near the veins of an alt-idol rock here with “Butai”. Instead, Spanish guitars and twisted melodies remind me of Shiina Ringo’s foray into similar territory. The sensual latinesque rhythms provide a supple background …

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New PV Alert: SUPER☆GiRLS – NIJI iro SKY / Jounetsu RUNNER

SUPER☆GiRLS – NIJI iro SKY SUPER☆GiRLS – Jounetsu RUNNER Another pair of SUPER☆GiRLS songs get a release this month with the Nagao Shiori centered “NIJI iro SKY (NIJI色SKY)” and the Sakabayashi Kana centered “Jounetsu RUNNER (情熱RUNNER)” “NIJI iro SKY” gets an attractive start from a set of matching school uniforms …

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New PV Alert: Yurumerumo! – Gachagaki

For their latest digital release, Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!) run wild in the night air with “Gachagaki (ガチャガキ)”. Shot under cover of darkness and aged to look like analog tape, “Gachagaki” starts by giving us a pizza and beer rooftop party with the girls and proceeds to explain how the …

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New PV Alert: Kikkawa You – Akatsuki -yoake-

On her latest digital release “Akatsuki -yoake- (暁 -yoake-)”, takes the train way down to Miura Beach for an emotional trip. Strolling down the streets to the waterfront, Kikka skirts the waves in her elegant white dress and denim jacket with a expression like she’s remembering a secret from long …

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New PV Alert: Maison book girl – Yami shoku no asa

Steel guitar strings ring out like rain drops on the latest Maison book girl offering, “Yami shoku no asa (闇色の朝)”. From their second release of 2019, the girls promote things with an animated PV filled with raindrops falling on their heads. The 7/4 time signature feels more natural in this …

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New PV Alert: PEDRO – NIGHT NIGHT

[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: @JAM ALL STARS 2019 – Yume no suna ~a theme of @JAM~

Who’s ready for @JAM Expo?! As tradition has it, @JAM selects another group of five idols to record “Yume no Suna”. This year, we get Okutsu Mariri (奥津マリリ) from Philosophy no Dance, Kikkawa You (吉川友), Naruse Eimi (成瀬瑛美) from Dempagumi.inc, Peinyamunyamu (ぺいにゃむにゃむ) from Nichoume no Sakigake Coming Out, and Maeda …

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