BABYMETAL have released the live MV for their track THE ONE.
The track itself is part of their upcoming album titled METAL RESISTANCE which will be released on April 1st.
Featuring scenes from the group’s performance at the BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2015 in JAPAN – THE FINAL CHAPTER OF TRILOGY –, this is certainly a small treat of what fans will be in for with their upcoming world tour which will be kicking off in London on April 2.
The song itself is a rock ballad which means that we don’t get a themed MV, but the images of the members singing from a suspended triangle platform are amazing. The slow tone of the song combined with the English lyrics are a must see (with my favorite being the Anubis heads spouting smoke).
Make sure to check out the MV after the break and get a copy of the album while you’re at it, since this is looking like a solid release for fans of this cute metal trio.
BABYMETAL OHP | CDJapan
AKB48 has announced the creation of 3 new groups throughout Asia: TPE48 (Taipei), MNL48 (Manila), and BNK48 (Bangkok).
It’s good to note that Taipei’s TPE48 was supposed to start back in Summer 2012, but fans were pleasantly surprised to see that they are finally going active.
AKB48 might be building a small army of idols around Asia or they might be seeking to establish a nation full of nothing but idols. Regardless, I’m happy to see that we will be able to enjoy some nice idol music outside of Japan and that fans in the areas will be able to enjoy the AKB48 style with a local twist.
Of course, no other details have been released other than Mayu being “startled”and that the announcement mentioned that “The 3 overseas groups will sweep the world”.
Prepare to be dominated by idols!
The World Standard, also known as Wa-suta, have released the MV for their song titled Inu Neko. Seishun Massakari.
This track will be part of their upcoming 1st album titled The World Standard which will be releasing May 4th. There will be a Regular version (with a bonus track titled Ima wa Mukashi) alongside a limited edition that will feature the following:
- Blu-ray/DVD with footage from their 1st solo concert as well as the MVs for Ultra Mirakurukuru Final Ultimate Choco Beam as well as Inu Neki Seishun Massakari
- Paper dollhouse with cut-outs of the members
Here’s the track list of the album:
Limited Edition Contents
- Ultra Mirakurukuru Final Ultimate Choco Beam
- Doki Doki♡today
- Suki na Hito toka Imasuka
- Zili Zili Love
- Nikoniko Han-bun-ko
- Chiisana Chiisana
- Inu-Neko. Seishun Massakari
- Ima wa Mukashi (Regular Exclusive)
This album will be released in 110 countries worldwide, and while details for that might not be released yet it’s always nice to see a group release their music to the world.
As for the MV itself, the title speaks for itself, with an upbeat song full of Nyan and Wan, so fans will definitely be happy.
Make sure to check out the MV and get your copy of this worldwide single!
The World Standard OHP | CDJapan
Dempagumi.inc has released the MV for their track STAR☆TT Shichauze Harudashi ne.
Releasing April 27, this track will be part of their 3rd major album titled GOGO DEMPA. More details about this album can be found here.
The MV is massive! With a length of 9 minutes, this is certainly on the longer side, but with a theme showing off the group battling monsters while wearing outfits, it’s not that surprising to see that they went all out.
The song itself is catchy, has the same cute vocals the group is well known for. With a steady but fun beat, it’s definitely on the upbeat side so fans of those kinds of songs will be happy for sure.
Visually, there is so much going on so it’s hard to pinpoint only one, but it’s nice to see that they added a credit section with the members dancing and singing while the hard-working staff members are credited.
It might be long, but it’s well worth a look since it’s packed full of fun that is a must-see for fans!
Dempagumi.inc OHP | CDJapan
C-ute has released the cover for Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP!
Releasing April 20th, this single will be available in 6 editions in standard Hello! Project fashion (3 regular, 3 limited).
As or the covers themselves, I am loving the look and feel of each one of them, with each one showing off a unique theme that they have.
The main standout would definitely be the main track since the members are all wearing silver dresses with black gloves, but Summer Wind doesn’t fall that far behind with the casual look. Of course, it’s interesting to note that 2 out of the 3 show off a more mature look so we could be looking at an overall more mature sounding release.
Regardless, we’re in for an amazing single, so make sure to get your favorite version reserved since the release date is fast approaching!
Hello! Project Discography | CDJapan
Rena Matsui to Charan Po Rantan have released their nostalgic MV titled Shabon.
Releasing April 6th, the single will be the theme song for the drama Kanagawa-ken Atsugi-shi Laundry Chigasaki. This single will be released in three types, all with the coupling Coffee to Cake:
- Type A – MV for Shabon
- Type B – Making of for Shabon
- Type C – Bonus track titled Karasu-za
As the look for the single suggests, we’re not looking at a typical idol song. Instead, we get to enjoy a throwback to the Jazz era with an upbeat single showing off their vocals packed full of accordions and of course, a lot of clothes washing.
It’s well worth a look for those who enjoy the older Jazz, Swing type of songs since it’s certainly a unique throwback for this unit.
Head over the break to check out the song and of course if you love the song make sure to pick up a copy of this single since it’s a solid one!
Matsui Rena to Charan-Po-Rantan | CDJapan
SKE48 has released the MV for Miyazawa Sae’s graduation song titled Tabi no Tochuu.
The track is part of SKE48’s 19th single titled Chicken LINE which will be released on March 30th. The MVs for the rest of the single have been released previously.
Packed full of members of Team K, the song is slow and matches the feeling that many fans will have as they see Miyazawa leave. I generally don’t like ballads but the fact that she got to shine and show off her vocals was definitely a reason why this is the perfect release for her.
While Miyazawa Sae’s graduation might be a sad parting point for the group, I am happy to see that she got a solid song full of memories for fans who have followed her through her time as a member.
Make sure to check it out and get a copy of the single since the release is fast approaching!
SKE48 OHP | CDJapan
Faint⋆Star have revealed the MV for their upcoming electronic heavy single titled Never Ever.
Releasing on April 9th, this single will also be used as the theme song for the upcoming movie titled Dokumushi.
- Never Ever (ネヴァエバ)
- Never Ever – ☆Taku Takahashi Remix –
- DESTRUCTION – Ikeuchi Yoshikatsu Remix –
From the start alone the image and look of the covers, outfits, and profile pictures should be enough for fans to know that we’re in for a catchy electronic release from this duo and they don’t disappoint.
With electronic sounds, the MV starts off with a blast that is sure to catch the attention of electronic idol fans such as Perfume. At first glance it might be similar in style to them, but Faint☆Star manages to make the song as unique as possible to fit them better.
Regardless of which cover belongs to which single (this should be fixed soon hopefully), it seems like a solid release for fans to enjoy and one well worth a look for fans of the electronic idol genre.
Faint⋆Star OHP | CDJapan
Silent Siren have announced that they will be performing at the upcoming J-POP SUMMIT 2016 event in San Francisco, California.
The event will take place July 22-24 where they will be performing in the main stage at Fort Mason Center.
With the continued rise of the group it’s no surprise to see that they will soon be performing here in the US since they have had major success back at home, most notably selling out their performance at Nippon Budokan, a venue well known for its popularity in Japan.
Of course, this also marks a new path for the group since up to now they have only performed in Asia, with Hong Kong being the farthest location they have been at so far.
If you’re in the area make sure to check out the details of the event since it seems like a must see for all fans of this female rock group.
J-POP SUMMIT | Silent Siren OHP