A few weeks ago, Seiko Oomori announced her 3rd album “Kichigaia”. In a turn of events, Seiko has changed the name to ‘kitixxxgaia‘, still pronounced the same. The album is set to feature a plethora of guests including fox capture plan, Noko (from Shinsei Kammatechan), Ano (from You’ll Melt More) and DAOKO. She has just released the lead in single, for the opening track to the album “Dogma Magma” featuring fox capture plan.
In her most stylish and provocative video yet, “Dogma Magma” uses Christian imagery, amazing costumes, potent and intense song changes and Seiko’s unrelenting visual style to create one hell of an exciting experience for fans. Watch the video and see the finalized album track-list below!
Idols-turned-artists TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE (ask Avex for more infos) just released the Music Video for “predawn“, leading track of the unit’s upcoming single set to be released on March 1st. The video features the four girls dancing on a rooftop at dawn, as well as several individual shots of each member that give a very classy touch to the video. The track borrows a lot from EDM, but features some interesting atmospheric moments and tempo changes that give it a refreshing vibe, and it’s good to see the unit adopting such an accessible yet well-crafted approach for their music. Read more
Girl group FAKY is back on the news with a new digital single, “Surrender”! We already were missing their music after almost ten months from their infectious EP “CANDY”, and they seem to also miss their fans, as this new single is full of passion and energy. In the MV, the girls dance in simple settings where light effects are the main feature. If you are digging this clip, don’t forget to buy the single when it gets released via iTunes on March 1st! Check the MV just after the jump!
On March 22, ex-BiS member Yufu Terashima will release a new single, “Tenshi no Telepathy”. A music video for one of the b-sides, “Shuuten, Watashi”, has dropped and it marks marks a major genre shift for her. However, it is too early to tell if Yufu is going to follow in the footsteps of Morning Musume’s Yuko Nakazawa and AKB48’s Misaki Iwasa as the other two songs are produced and written by the same group of people who contributed to the idol’s debut album “Watashi ni Naru” that was released last year.
Sample the music video and have a look at the single covers under the cut.
This week, HKT48 topped the Oricon single chart with their new single “Bugtte Iijan”, selling 210,070 copies in its first week.
Big Bang topped the Oricon album chart their new album “MADE”, selling 101,364 copies in its first week.
back number topped the Oricon digital album chart for the third non-consecutive week with their best album “Encore”, selling 3,038 copies in its eighth week.
Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Hoshino Gen defeat A.B.C-Z. This week, we have two newcomers facing off. Find out what various staff members thought of the songs that topped the physical and digital charts this week and share your thoughts on them too!