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New PV Alert: Maison book girl – Semai monogatari (narrow story)

My aesthetic, please. Maison book girl support their new album “yume” with a promotional video that recalls the closing scenes of “End of Evangelion”. The red skies of “Semai monogatari” keep the polyrhythms of Maison book girl company while providing a wonderfully scenic apocalyptic visual. Rhythms eventually straighten out for …

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New PV Alert: Nakagawa Shoko – blue moon / Heavy Girl

Nakagawa Shoko – blue moon Playing catch-up after a pair of Morning Musume ’18 concerts, sorry if these are short… Shoko Nakagawa, popularly known by “Shokotan”, makes her debut on the New PV Alerts with her first single in three years. “Blue moon” teams the otaku goddess with megrock for …

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New PV Alert: Devil ANTHEM – STARLIGHT CIRCUS

Playing catch-up after a pair of Morning Musume ’18 concerts, sorry if these are short… I know, we just saw some Devil ANTHEM on the New PV Alerts, but I can’t help it. This coupling track from the group’s most recent single “Etto neremishi” may just be a collection of …

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New PV Alert: dela – Ichifuji, nitaka, sanshuukawara

Playing catch-up after a pair of Morning Musume ’18 concerts, sorry if these are short… Coming to us from Nagoya, dela gets the idol pop started with upbeat and cheerful melodies. Like good local idols, dela take us to the sights of their hometown with its castles and splendid architecture. …

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New PV Alert: Chubbiness – Jongara Bushido

How do you like seeing your favorite idols a bit bruised and bloody and fresh from the fight? Well, Chubbiness, and their selectively colored “Jongara Bushido” do exactly that. In loosely fitted kimonos, the girls’ cheeks are stained by the blood and grime of their swordsman trade in this fantasy …

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New PV Alert: Tokyo Performance Doll – Hey, Girls!

[Note: This promotional video is currently blocked in North America] Tokyo Performance Doll get promotion started for their second album with the promotional video for the title track. A helipad rooftop dance perched high above Tokyo provides much of the visual pop for “Hey, Girls!”. Leader Takashima Nana (the one …

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New PV Alert: Rock A Japonica – MUGEN

Rock A Japonica’s 5th single “MUGEN” gets promotion with a sprawling promotional video that befits the sprawling musical styles of the song. A virtual-reality piece, the girls of Rock A Japonica tap into each other’s dreams with futuristic helmet. With every new member, we see and hear a different musical …

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New PV Alert: RYUTist – Tasogare no diary

Playing catch-up after a pair of Morning Musume ’18 concerts, sorry if these are short… A sixth single from Niigata idols RYUTist put the four-piece group at the beach on a crisp day. Relaxing vocals float on a band arrangement that toes the line between twee and indie rock. The …

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New PV Alert: Devil ANTHEM – Etto Neremishi

Playing catch-up after a pair of Morning Musume ’18 concerts, sorry if these are short… The seventh single from Devil ANTHEM. puts the five-piece idol group in some colorful outfits complete with cute cat ears. The electro-score of “Etto neremishi” backs video that presents some dance shot and sweeping aerial …

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