Mito Natsume Shows Off New PV for ‘Puzzle’

Not too long ago Arama!Japan had reported that Yasutaka Nakata and one of his muses Mito Natsume were planning to release ‘Puzzle‘; the ending song for “Puzzle & Dragon X“. Those curious about the release now have a little sample of what to expect, since the PV for the song has been uploaded to Mito Natsume’s official youtube channel. What can be mostly described as typical Nakata work, the song is very light, playful and carefree with some restraint. Nakata has also chosen to mostly use instruments with a more a organic sound for this number.  The PV features Miss Natsume’s  trademark quirkiness as she creates a puzzles of herself. Come take a look at ‘ Puzzle ‘! Read more

#1 Song Review: Week of 1/4 – 1/10 (Busaiku v. Hoshino Gen)

Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Hoshino Gen defeat NMB48. Gen is back again this week, facing off against a newcomer. 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!

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Suiyoubi no Campanella’s KOM_I parties hard with “Ikkyuu-san” in their new MV

Suiyoubi no Campanella‘s new album “SUPERMAN” is coming in less than a month, so the leading track of the album “Ikkyuu-san”, already released via iTunes, has received its own MV! The title refers to the anime series of the same name which tells the story of a young buddhist monk called “Ikkyuu-san” who always finds a way to solve problems with intelligence, avoiding violence. In the MV, KOM_I bumps with a modern version of Ikkyuu-san and immediately falls in love, keeping an eye on him while enjoying the rather vibrant party. However, Ikkyuu-san is not what everyone thinks and hides something from all the assistants to the party. Check the MV and a pic she shared five days ago from the shooting just after the jump!

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Utada Hikaru and KOHH journey inbetween light and darkness in “Boukyaku” MV

As we recently reported, a new Utada Hikaru MV was just about to be released today, January 19th, her 34th birthday. And it didn’t make us wait for too long because it is already here! As the M-ON list (unintentionally?) leaked, the clip was indeed for “Fantôme”‘s track 9 “Boukyaku featuring KOHH”. The artistic and simple MV features both artists singing as their figures get blurred and dazzled. Light is present throughout the video with a strong metaphorical use, emphasizing silhouettes and even visualizing parts from the lyrics. Check the clip, thankfully uploaded full to YouTube, just after the jump!

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Kanjani8 announces new album, DVD and Dome Tour this summer

After skipping an album release last year, Kanjani8 made several announcements regarding upcoming releases during the last day of their current Dome Tour. This includes a new DVD release in spring and a new album and dome tour in summer. Details are not yet available but tour schedule is already out!

Before that, the group will be releasing their newest single, “Naguri Gaki BEAT” on January 25. The title song is the theme song for the movie starring Yokoyama Yu, “Hamon Futari no Yakubyoogami” The first-run limited edition includes the “Recital” Remixes of “Maemuki Scream!” and “Tsumi to Natsu”. RE will include “Tokyholic” with lyrics, music, and arrangement by Nishikido Ryo and a newly recorded version of “BJ” with arrangement from Nishikido.

Since the single is for Yokoyama’s movie, he’s gotta get some limelight, so watch out for trumpets and his grand entrance in the PV.

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Utada Hikaru to be featured in THE BACK HORN’s new single and to release new MV in a matter of hours!

If 2016 was the year in which Utada Hikaru came back from her hiatus and reestablished herself in the music industry, 2017 seems to be the year in which she will consolidate it! In the past hours, two announcements were released filling up the agenda of all fans, so keep an eye out on what is coming pretty soon! Firstly, she will be featured in THE BACK HORN‘s newest single, “Anata ga Matteru”. Secondly, a new Music Video is coming in a matter of hours! Check info about these two announcements just after the jump!

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