Da-iCE Releases Cover Art For Upcoming Single “Tonikaku HEY”


Da-iCE has released the cover art for its upcoming single “Tonikaku HEY“.

The upcoming single will be its first since releasing its 3rd studio album “NEXT PHASE” earlier this year. The group has changed up its look from formal attire to street fashions, signaling an experimentation in style.

“Tonikaku HEY” will be released on June 14. Check out its track list and cover art below:

Regular Edition

1. Tonikaku HEY
2. Sugar High
3. Tonikaku HEY -English Ver.- (Regular Edition only)

Limited Edition A

Limited Edition B

 

Anly – anly one (Album)


anly one is the first studio album released by Anly. It was released in a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD Only edition.

Released Date: 2017.04.26

Tracklist:

1.Taiyou ni Warae (太陽に笑え; Laugh in the Sun)
2.FIRE
3.Egao (笑顔; Smile)
4.Kono Yami wo Terasu Hikari no Mukou ni (この闇を照らす光のむこうに; Beyond the Light That Illuminates This Darkness)
5.Sanagi (サナギ; Pupa)
6.Kasa (傘; Umbrella)
7.Kara no Kokoro (カラノココロ; From the Heart)
8.Enjoy
9.Dakara -Album ver.- (だから; Therefore)
10.Lemon Tea (レモンティー)
11.Ii no (いいの; Okay)
12.Don’t give it up!
13.EMERGENCY
14.Come back

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3½ stars

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Nishino Kana Dances Away Stress in “Pa” PV


On May 3, Nishino Kana will release her new single, “Pa.” The song serve as the CM song for Otsuka Foods’ beverage “Vitamin Tansan MATCH.” “Pa” is described as an upbeat pop song that will help listeners blow off the stress and anxiety of everyday life.

Kana has released the perfect video to match the song’s mood! The music video for “Pa” is a bright, happy clip which literally shows people stressing about the workday and then dancing their cares away. This dance takes place on a giant picture of a slice of pineapple, to complement the single’s theme. Check it out below, along with more information about Kana’s new single!

Limited Edition

Regular Edition

CD
1. パッ (Pa)
2. 27
3. Work

Limited Edition DVD
1. Behind the scenes of “パッ” (“Pa”) Photo Session

 

FLOW Announces New Mini Album “Fighting Dreamers”


FLOW has announced that it will be releasing a new mini album titled “Fighting Dreamers” on June 28.

The titled of the album comes from the lyrics of the group’s representative song “GO!!“. The phrase is being used as the slogan for the group’s 15th anniversary in July 2018.

A re-recorded version of “GO!!” will be included on the album. 5 new songs will also be included. group members KEIGO, KOHSHI and IWASAKI were in charge of the mini album’s music composition.

Following the release of the album, FLOW will be going its “We are still Fighting Dreamers” tour. The tour will consist of 7 concerts starting July 1 through August 6.

 

fhána – Moon River (ムーンリバー) (Single)


“Moon River” is the eleventh single released by fhána. It was released in a CD only artist edition and a CD only anime edition. The title track was used as the ending theme for the second season of the anime Uchouten Kazoku.

Released Date: 2017.04.26

Tracklist:

Artist Edition:
1.Moon River (ムーンリバー)
2.Rebuilt world
3.Moon River -instrumental-
4.Rebuilt world -instrumental-

Anime Edition:
1.Moon River (ムーンリバー)
2.Que sera sera ~Ponto-cho Ver.~ (ケセラセラ ~先斗町Ver.~)
3.Moon River -instrumental-
4.Que sera sera ~Ponto-cho Ver.~ -instrumental-

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4 stars

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Mito Natsume – Natsumelo (なつめろ) (Album)


Mito Natsume release her first album, なつめろ (Natsumelo, a play on the artist’s first name and 懐メロ, meaning “oldies, old-fashioned nostalgic songs”), on April 26.

The album comes in two editions, a limited (CD+DVD, priced at ¥3,500) and a regular edition. Both versions apparently share the same cover (see above). The entire album was produced by Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE), and contains a total of 12 tracks, 4 of which are new additions to Mito Natsume’s discography: Odekake Summer (which was previously released along with a PV on YouTube as part of a Pocket Muhi campaign), Natsumelo, Nemu Nemu GO and Fuusen to Hari.

Tracklist:

1. 前髪切りすぎた (Maegami Kirisugita)
2. おでかけサマー (Odekake Summer)
3. 8ビットボーイ (8-Bit Boy)
4. I’ll do my best
5. コロニー (Colony)
6. ハナビラ (Hanabira)
7. もしもクッキング (Moshimo Cooking)
8. なつめろ (Natsumelo)
9. パズル (Puzzle)
10. ねむねむGO (Nemu Nemu GO)
11. わたしをフェスに連れてって (Watashi wo Fes ni Tsuretette)
12. 風船と針 (Fuusen to Hari)

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3½ stars

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Hirahara Ayaka – LOVE 2 (Album)


LOVE 2 is the tenth studio album released by Hirahara Ayaka.

Released Date: 2017.04.26

Tracklist:

 1.Sekai de Ichiban Shiawasena Musume (世界で一番幸せな娘; The Happiest Girl in the World)
2.Jasmine (ジャスミン)
3.Yakusoku no Kono Shunkan ni (約束のこの瞬間に; At This Moment of Promise)
4.YOU ARE MY LOVE SONG
5.Koyoi mo Tsuki (今宵も月; Tonight and the Moon)
6.Ongaku (音樂; Music)
7.Mikadzuki○○ (三日月○○; Crescent Moon)
8.Letters
9.Boku e no Peace Song (僕への; To Me)
10.La La LOVE
11.Wasenedeya (わせねでや; Twitch)

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3½ stars

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Flower – MOON JELLYFISH (Single)


“MOON JELLYFISH” is the fourteenth single released by Flower. It was released in three editions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD CD Only edition, and a One Coin CD Only edition.

Released Date: 2017.04.26

Tracklist:

1.MOON JELLYFISH
2.Totemo Fukai Green (とても深いグリーン; Very Deep Green)
3.Colorful “a touch of jazz” mix (カラフル) (Regular Edition only)
4.MOON JELLYFISH (Instrumental) (Regular Edition only)

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4 stars

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HARUHI – Sora no Parade (ソラのパレード; Sky Parade) (Single)


“Sora no Parade” is the third single released by HARUHI. It was released in three versions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD only edition, and a limited CD+DVD anime edition. The title track was used as the ending theme for the anime GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation.

Released Date: 2017.04.26

Tracklist:

1.Sora no Parade (ソラのパレード)
2.Nightmare
3.Landlord
4.ROUND MIDNIGHT
5.Sora no Parade (TV Size) (Limited Anime Edition)

OVERALL RATING
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3½ stars

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Urata Naoya – unlock (Mini Album)


As previously announced the AAA leader will release a solo mini album, titled ‘unlock‘. It will be available in two editions, a Regular CD Only edition with 6 tracks (including the intro), and a Limited CD+DVD edition, containing the same 6 tracks, plus the music video for “Sora” and making for the album!

The album was release on April 26th!

 Tracklist:

01 unlock -Introduction-
02 真実
03 空
04 虚像
05 隣
06 愛

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4 stars

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