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New PV Alert: Yoneko – Ima o moyasu

Yoneko, a definite favorite around these parts, gets a new solo release down with the release of “Ima o moyasu (今を燃やす)”. There’s some remarkable growth happening here: Yoneko sings with a full voice on top of a rock arrangement that starts out just on this side of shoe gaze and …

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New PV Alert: Task have Fun – Hoshi full WISH

After a legth of absence, Task have Fun return to the airwaves with their new single “Hoshi full WISH (星フルWISH)”. Like some of the group’s most memorable PV’s, the trio make use of an artificial environment and a rotating turntable. The white theme of the song invades every aspect of …

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New PV Alert: GIRLFRIEND – Sore dake

GIRLFRIEND realize a dream with their collaboration with Shimizu Shota (清水翔太) on the song “Sore dake (それだけ。)”. Released as a digital single, “Sore dake” finds the foursome in introspective mode. Their nighttime rooftop performance score the drama of Nanahana Honoka (浪花ほのか) relives moments with her onscrean beau Hirai Amon (平井亜門). …

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New PV Alert: Kirameki☆Unforent – Taiyoukei◉Wanderlust

“Taiyoukei◉Wanderlust (太陽系◉ワンダーラスト)” marks Kirameki☆Unforent’s first visit to the New PV Alerts. The idol unit has a spacy theme (literally) that kinda makes me smile, and the same is true with this release from their 1st EP Shin Uchu Warp Drive. The outfits definitely fit the theme with some space age …

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New PV Alert: B.O.L.T. – Chuni uku gurai

Ever since the dissolution of ROCK A JAPONICA, I’ve been waiting to see what B.O.L.T. has in store for us. B.O.L.T. was formed with the nucleus of that now dissolved group, although only Naito Luna and Takai Chiho remain active. “Chuni uku gurai (宙に浮くぐらい)” seems to focus on giving us …

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New PV Alert: Nakano Culture Center – Tezukuri monorail

File under quirky things: Nakano Culture Center is an idol group fixed on doing things to their liking. “Tezukuri monorail (てずくりモノレール)”. The bold, colorful backgrounds and stylish outfits really caught my eye here. And, like many an otaku the fixation with the trains really helps pique interest. Give it a …

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New PV Alert: BLACKNAZARENE – Lasthymn

From their upcoming Admiration album, BLACKNAZARENE treat us to the moody cadences of “Lasthymn”. The group makes use of another derelict building and dramatic lighting to tell this story. BLACKNAZARENE gets their share of mood setting shots with the girls running through the trees, Monty Python style puppetry, and a …

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New PV Alert: BiS – STUPiD (NEW TYPE Ver.)

More tracks from the forthcoming BiS album, LOOKiE. The lead track “STUPiD (NEW TYPE Ver.)” gives us the foursome eating themselves into a stupor and hallucinating their way to a vomitous toilet scene. Man, the WACK groups really have had a history of scat videos, and “STUPiD” is probably the …

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