Team Syachihoko have released the MV for their song titled Chérie!
Releasing April 7th, this single has the same happy sound the group is well known for, and while it might be a ballad it’s nice to see that they have made it a more upbeat release.
The single will be released in 4 types:
- Regular – B-side titled Wow Oh! Oh!
- Type A – B-side titled Kemono no Hanamichi
- Type B – B-side titled Rarirariho (Habanero Posse Remix)
- Type C – B-side titled Wow Oh! Oh! and a Blu-ray with live footage of BASYAUMA ROCK, Akamiso BLOOD, and Notteke Mensoore from their Shojou Matsuri 2016 event
The theme for the MV itself is interesting, since we get to see the members dancing on the streets with a series of QR codes on their clothes, costumes, as well as their normal street clothes.Apparently the QR codes lead to bonus footage so if you’re a brave fan there are hundreds of them in the MV to check out.
This by itself is a nice touch since it makes the style of the song a bit more catchy.
It’s well worth a look for fans of the group, and personally it will be a single I’ll be picking up since it’s quite adorable, so make sure to check out the MV!
Team Syachihoko OHP | CDJapan
Kikkawa You has announced the release of a new, currently untitled single.
Releasing June 1st, this single hasn’t been detailed as of yet but it seems like it was a nice surprise for fans who watched her showroom show.
Make sure to get your copy when it’s up for release, but for now it’s at least great news that we will be enjoying yet another single from this talented idol.
Kikkawa You Instagram | CDJapan
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku has released the MV for Zette Anarchy.
The track is part of their upcoming 3rd album titled Anarchy which will be releasing April 20th. The album will be available in 3 types:
- Type A featuring a CD/Blu-ray (with a 20 song medley titled Ebichu History Medley)
- Type B with 2 CDs
- Regular CD version
As the title suggests the song itself has a nice anarchy rock style in an idol way with the members having fun and singing to the beat while wearing colorful outfits that consist mainly of leather. The song is happy, so those who were picturing them going a darker route due to the title will be relieved (no anarchy idol groups yet).
It’s a fun watch for fans of the group and well worth a look for those who like idols with a rock touch!
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku Anarchy OHP | CDJapan
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has announced the release of a new single titled Sai & Kou.
Releasing on April 20th, this single will be part of her 5 point plan she announced for her 5th anniversary. It will also be used as a tie-in for a Coca Cola CM.
- Sai & Kou
- Cosmetic Coaster
- Mondai Girl -extended mix-
- Sai & Kou -instrumental-
- Cosmetic Coaster -instrumental-
- No No No
- CANDY CANDY
- Cherry Bonbon
- Kirakira Killer
- Koi Koi Koi
- Mottai Night Land
- Crazy Party Night ~Pumpkin no Gyakushuu~
- Mondai Girl
As expected, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has started off her 5th anniversary with a bang and announced some new releases for fans to enjoy. The song itself is a bit too calm for my taste but it certainly feels like it fits in with the look of Coca-Cola, so it’s like a match made in heaven.
Regardless, the single looks solid and perfect for those looking for a way to celebrate 5 years of her amazing and unique songs that have shown us the creative and colorful side of life.
A preview for the track is available after the break, so make sure to check out the video since it seems like this is going to be an amazing single for Kyary!
Natalie.mu | CDJapan
Nogizaka46 have released 2 MVs from their upcoming 14th single titled Harujion ga Saku Koro.
Releasing March 23rd, the two MVs for Futougou and Tsuyogari Tsubomi will only be available until March 22nd at 23:59 (JST).
Futougou is performed by the Under Girls, which will be part of the Type D edition of the single. Members that are part of this unit include Saito Yuuri, Terada Ranze, Kitano Hinako, and Higuchi Hina with Nakamaoto Himeka as center.
Tsuyogari Tsubomi is the B-side for Type A and it’s a solo song by Fukagawa Mai who as you might remember will be graduating from the group soon.
Unfortunately both MVs are region locked (no surprise) so if you’re lucky enough to be able to watch them I highly encourage you to do so since that, combined with the time limit on the MVs, is a massive limitation for many fans of this up and coming group.
While most of us might not be able to see the actual MVs, I encourage everyone who’s interested to get a copy of the single so they can enjoy them as soon as the single is released!
Nogizaka46 OHP | Nogizaka46 CDJapan
POP, also known as Period of Plastic 2 Mercy, have revealed the release of a 3rd single titled WE ARE the IDOL.
Releasing July 19th, this single will feature a fairly standard track list with the main track already titled and an additional untitled track.
- WE ARE the IDOL
- WE ARE the IDOL(inst)
- Untitled (inst)
For now it seems like there doesn’t seem to much to talk about but it’s nonetheless exciting for fans of the group since we’ll get to enjoy more songs from them during this Summer.
Make sure to get your copy reserved if you’re interested!
POP OHP | POP CDJapan
Maison book girl have released the MV for lost AGE.
The track is part of their 1st EP titled summer continue which will be out by March 30.
As the outfit for this release suggests, we get to hear a calm but strong beat with relaxed vocals that make for an interesting mash-up of sounds.
The members do an amazing job of showcasing their vocals and while the setting might be a bit too simple, I am enjoying the additions that add a bit of spice. Smoke, blood red lighting, as well as pitch black effects all add their touch to the track and give it a surreal look.
Well recommended for fans of the creative aspect of music since this is certainly a unique release!
Maison book girl OHP | Maison book girl CDJapan
Takoyaki Rainbow have released the MV for their upcoming single titled Nanairo Dance.
Releasing April 13, this single will be released in 4 versions: Maido!, Ookini!, Kansai Limited, as well as an event-only / mu-mo Limited edition. This will be their major debut single with Avex.
As expected of a group that includes the word “rainbow” in their name, the MV is packed to the brim with colors. From the lights, to the dresses and the Avex labeled lanterns, it seems like Takoyaki Rainbow are debuting with a bang.
The song itself is happy and catchy with a strong electronic feeling that is well worth a look for fans of the happier side of idols.
Make sure to check it out since it’s a colorful treat you can’t pass up!
Takoyaki Rainbow OHP | Natalie.mu | Takoyaki Rainbow CDJapan
BABYMETAL have released the MV for a track from their upcoming 2nd album titled KARATE.
Releasing April 1st, the album will be titled METAL RESISTANCE and will be available in 3 different versions: Regular, Limited, and THE ONE versions.
It has been some time since we have heard of BABYMETAL, mainly due to their focus on touring. Thankfully, they have made a massive comeback with a catchy rock heavy song that starts off with a nice beat and follows the group as they do Karate moves to the song.
The song itself has some laid back vocals but they match the rock heavy beat in a particular way. The MV has some amazing imagery, with the members dressed in white coming out culminating in them with black dresses doing the fox sign.
It’s a must see for BABYMETAL fans!