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New PV alert: Kojima Runa – with

Former Doll☆Elements member Kojima Runa makes a splash with the promotional video of “with” from her debut Mini Album “The moon”. Runapon hits the beach in a cute strappy dress (or is that a jumper?). With special guest appearances from the sun’s rays and the ocean surf, Runa lips to …

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New PV Alert: AiNA THE END – Kienaide

Picking up where she left off in “Itsuwari no Sympathy” from earlier this year, BiSH’s AiNA THE END picks up the slinky again for her contribution to the split single “Yoruoji to Tsuki no Hime / Kienaide”. Instead of the sleek grooves of that previous release, AiNA gives to us …

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New PV Alert: =LOVE – Want You! Want you!

For their fourth single, =LOVE come out swinging with some bubblegum pop, anime avatars, and bright, colorful graphics. “Want you! Want you!” takes the girls out of their customary uniforms for cute and stylish “regular” clothes. Of course, the girls look cuter and more stylish than your average non-idol girl …

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New PV Alert: amiinA – Caravan

Forcing myself to rid Duke Ellington from my head, we get “Caravan” from the duo amiinA. Ami and Miyu deliver to us this quickly paced jig of a song complete with banjos and penny whistles like a Japanese filtered version of Flogging Molly. Backed by an ample band, amiinA dance …

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New PV Alert: LONDON BLUE – LONDON CALLING

I’ve got to admit that hearing a song called “LONDON CALLING” automatically puts a chip on the shoulder of this crusty punk rocker. But I got over that as soon as I remembered that LONDON BLUE is an idol group with no socio-political agenda. Mod leaning guitar leads give the …

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New PV Alert: NEO JAPONISM – Carry ON

A breakneck beat rules the airwaves on the new promotional video from NEO JAPONISM. The aggressively uptempo “Carry ON” plays with d-tuned guitars playing rhythm that keeps pace with the drummer who must be sweating somewhere in the back of the studio. The lack of electro-gimmicks makes the song sound …

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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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