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New PV Alert: Nijiiro no Hiko Shojo – Nijiiro no hiko shojo

On consultation for this new promotional video for Nijiiro no Hiko Shojo’s promotional video, I was advised to write something about center Hiramatsu Kanako and her tenure in SKE48. I’ll eschew that advice. This limited time unit promotes the theater production “7×1”, the details of which I’ll leave to you …

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New PV Alert: Dream Ami – NEXT

Dream Ami’s next single puts the former E-girl and Dream member in the midst of more movie soundtracks. “NEXT” is the theme for “Next Robo”, and Netflix animation release. Intercut with footage from the animation of the girl and her robot, we get Ami in a studio apartment setting with …

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New PV Alert: Aiiro Asterism – Schrodinger no natsu

New idol group Aiiro Asterism are quick out of the gate with their lightly latin flavored “Schroedinger no natsu”. The group of blue and white keep their settings at school and at the beach, but deliver a surprising sum of quality to their product. Smooth camera shots move dynamically with …

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New PV Alert: PassCode – Taking you out

The scream from PassCode hits the ear first in the first promotional video from PassCode’s latest double A-side single release. “Taking you out” puts the four girls in a dark room, dramatically lit from above and from the lower corners. Large screens above the girls flash choice lyrics and images …

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New PV Alert: LiT – Seishun☆Carnival

The school bell chimes on the “Seishun☆Carnival” by Light it up (or LiT). Like any seishun carnival, the girls party it up in the classroom and on the rooftop. LiT wear a brilliant shade of blue on their performance outfits as they play through their choreography above the school. “Seishun☆Carnival” …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 09/01/2018

The power crew talk about EMPiRE, RINGOMUSUME, X21, NGT48, GANG PARADE, Tamura Meimi, and Yoshida Rinne. Recorded September 1st, 2018. 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 Twitter – @newschoolkaidan Join …

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New PV Alert: GANG PARADE – CAN’T STOP

GANG PARADE walking face first into a wall? Well, in their new promotional video “CAN’T STOP”, this is literally what the 9 girls give us. Clearly, the crimson wall is symbolic as the GANG PARADE march rhythmically into the monolith. You won’t have to wait long to see the girls …

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New PV Alert: Toricago – Mori

New idol group Toricago make their first appearance on the new PV Alerts with the ethereal visuals of “Mori” With executive production by member/producer Tamuco, lyrics by member Karaage, and an arrangement credited to the group, Toricago appears to be that group where the members take directly control of their …

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New PV Alert: X21 – Destiny

In the promotional video for their sixth single, X21 take some time to give their girls a spotlight. The idol pop song contains a few rock arrangement carryovers, but the bright melody and horn flourishes keep “Destiny” firmly in the pop category. In short, frilly, powder blue dresses the girls …

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