BoA – Camo (Single)


“Camo” is a single recorded by South Korean singer BoA (보아). It was released on June 26, 2017 by SM Entertainment.

Tracklist:

1.Camo

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Okui Masami to Release New Single


Anisong star Okui Masami will celebrate the beginning of her 25th anniversary with a new single Innocent Bubble, to be released August 30th.

Okui Masami will return to the USA with JAM Project for Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon® 2017 in Washington, DC, on August 11th. For more information on Otakon® 2017, please visit https://www.otakon.com/concerts/anisong.

Okui’s career began in 1993 singing backing vocals for superstars such as Matsutoya Yumi, and since has amassed numerous solo anime credits, including “Revolutionary Girl Utena”, “Slayers”, “Sorcerer Hunters”, “Di Gi Charat”, “Magic User’s Club”, “Ray the Animation”, “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” and “Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II”.

In 2003, she joined the super anisong unit JAM Project, adding to her worldwide fan base with hits from “One Punch Man”, “Bakuman”, “Cardfight!! Vanguard”, “Super Robot Wars” and many others.

Utada Hikaru’s New Song “Forevermore” To Be Used As Theme Song To Drama “Gomen, Aishiteru”


Utada Hikaru has announced that she will be releasing a new song titled “Forevermore” on July 28.

The new song will be used as the theme song to the TBS drama “Gomen, Aishiteru“. This marks Hikaru’s first drama theme song in 9 years.

Eternally” from Hikaru’s 2001 album “Distance” was re-arranged in 2008 for the Fuji TV drama “Innocent Love“.

Drummer Chris Dave participated in the recording of both “Forevermore” and Hikaru’s other summer single “Oozora de Dakishimete“.

“Gomen, Aishiteru” will begin airing on July 9. Check a preview for the show below which features Hikaru’s new song in the background:

This report follows news of Utada’s brand new digital single “Oozora de Dakishimete” set for release worldwide on July 10.
Additionally, Utada took part in an interview for the August issue of a fashion magazine “VOGUE JAPAN” (preview photos pictured above) to be released on June 28, as well as cover feature interview for September issue of music magazine “ROCKIN’ON JAPAN” to be released on July 29.

Miwa Covers The Little Mermaid’s “Under the Sea” In New CM with Tao Tsuchiya


In a new advertising campaign from Sokenbicha, the Japanese blended tea brand from The Coca-Cola Company plan to bring new life to old Disney favorites.

This new CM in particular features actress Tao Tsuchiya set to miwa singing Disney’s The Little Mermaid “Under The Sea” with a new, original arrangement.

I tried to polish off this new version with a summer tropical dance vibe,” miwa commented. “Please listen!

Miwa’s comment:

I’ve loved Disney for a long time. I grew up watching their animated films over and over. I loved the song “Under the Sea” since I was in elementary school when I went to DisneySea theme park for the first time and saw The Little Mermaid live show. I remember singing the song with my mother, my sister and friends. I tried singing “Under the Sea” for the first time in English with this cover. I tried to polish off this new version with a summer tropical dance vibe. Please listen!

In the this new campaign, when entering the serial code on the packaging onto the brand’s site, you can listen to 20 new and exclusive arrangements of Disney songs the that will be released sequentially, starting with the release of miwa’s “Under the Sea“.

 

 

Maaya Uchida – +INTERSECT+ (Single)


“+INTERSECT+” is the fifth single released by Uchida Maaya. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD only edition.

Released Date: 2017.06.21

Tracklist:

1.+INTERSECT+
2.Majo ni Naritai Hime to Hime ni Naritai Majo no Rhapsody feat. Uesaka Sumire (魔女になりたい姫と姫になりたい魔女のラプソディー)
3.+INTERSECT+ (Instrumental)
4.Majo ni Naritai Hime to Hime ni Naritai Majo no Rhapsody (Instrumental)

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Haruna Luna – LUNARIUM (Album)


LUNARIUM is the third studio album recorded by Haruna Luna. It was released in three versions: a limited CD+Blu-ray edition (Type A), a limited CD+DVD edition (Type B), and a regular CD edition. Both limited editions come with a photobook.

Released Date: 2017.06.21

Tracklist:

1.Prologue ~LUNARIUM~
2.Stella Breeze (ステラブリーズ)
3.MONSTER
4.Ripple Effect
5.Utsukushiiki Sentiment (美しきセンティメント; Beautiful Sentiment)
6.NAKED HEART
7.PURPLE LOVE (Solo Version)
8.Sweet Fantasy
9.Fly Me to the Moon
10.Junshin Crisis (純真クライシス; Innocent Crisis)
11.S×W -soul world- / KOTOKO × LUNA
12.REASON
13.Windia (LUNARIUM Version)

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JAY’ED – Here I Stand (Album)


 Release Date: 2017.06.21

Tracklist:

01 The Paradise
02 Must Be MAGIC
03 Without You feat.Crystal Kay
04 ずっと一緒 feat.Duran (RED DIAMOND DOG)
05 Beautiful Days
06 blind
07 All I Did Is Grind feat.AKLO
08 P.B.E feat.今市隆二 (三代目J Soul Brothe
09 明日がくるなら ~JAY ED Solo version~
10 MY WAY
11 Takers feat.DOBERMAN INFINITY
12 Everybody PKCZ® Remix
13 Here I Stand

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Ataru Nakamura – ベター・ハーフ (Single)


Release Date: 21.06.2017

Tracklist:

1.たとえばぼくが死んだら(森田童子)
2.誕生(中島みゆき)
3.愛されたい(中村 中)
4.愛してる(橘いずみ)
5.サン・トワ・マミー(サルヴァトール・アダモ)

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Sasaki Rico – Recollections (Single)


“Recollections” is the fourth single by Sasaki Rico. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD edition.

Released Date: 2017.06.21

Tracklist:

1.Recollections
2.Hyakunichi no Hana (百日の花 -ヒャクニチノハナ-; The 100th Day of a Flower)
3.STARLY NIGHTS
4.Recollections (OFF VOCAL) (Regular Edition)
5.Hyakunichi no Hana (OFF VOCAL) (Regular Edition)
6.STARLY NIGHTS (OFF VOCAL) (Regular Edition)

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Eriko Matsui – にじようび。(Album)


Release Date: 2017.01.25

Tracklist:

 1. ワスレモノ
2. G.I.R.L.
3. 理想ラビリンス
4. デッサン
5. ココニアルモノ
6. Tsubaki
7. 子猫のRuby
8. じゃんだらりん
9. Don’t let me down
10. ユメキセツ
11. シネマ
12. 声

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