DAOKO X MIYAVI collab “Senkyaku Banrai” teased in “Diner” trailer

A teaser for the collaboration song between rap singer DAOKO and guitarist MIYAVI has been revealed in a new short trailer for upcoming film “Diner“.

DAOKO X MIYAVI’s song “Senkyaku Banrai” will be used as the film’s theme.

Based on novel of the same name by Yumeaki Hirayama, “Diner” is directed by Mika Ninagawa and stars Tatsuya Fujiwara as the owner and chef of the titular members-only diner where all the customers are contract killers.

Yasutaka Nakata releases new track “Pico Pico Tokyo” featuring Momo Mashiro

Electronic music producer Nakata Yasutaka has released the music video for his latest digital single titled “Pico Pico Tokyo“.

This new release features vocals from Momo Mashiro, an artist who was discovered through the “Lawson Dream Artist Audition” back in 2016. We were introduced to the singer on Yasutaka’s song “Jump in Tonight” from his 2018 solo album Digital Native, and her official solo debut remains to be determined.

The animated music video combines club culture with video game sounds in a fictional futuristic version of Tokyo. The visuals were produced by Los Angeles-based artist Somehoodlum, an artist who has worked on music videos for artists like 21 Savage, Future, and Lil Uzi Vert.

King Gnu reveal dramatic Music Video for “The hole”

At the start of the year, mixture rock band King Gnu released their second full-length album “Sympa“. As the promotions for this release are finally wrapping up, the group have chosen to publish a PV for the album’s closing track “The hole” to their YouTube channel.

This music video, which was directed by filmmaker Takuya Uchiyama, stars actor Hiroya Shimizu as he demonstrates the lengths to which a person will go for love. According to Uchiyama, his own goal for the video was to perfectly capture ‘the moment’ at which someone realizes they’ve fallen for someone else.

You’ll find the full version of this gripping PV right after the cut.

B’z refuse to surrender in their Short PV for “Tsuwamono, Hashiru”

Back in April we reported that hard rock duo B’z would be releasing their latest studio album “NEW LOVE” on May 29th. Ahead of this date, the pair have now published the Short PV for the record’s second track “Tsuwamono, Hashiru” to their YouTube channel.

The music video splices together footage of B’z performing the defiantly upbeat song in a studio setting with various snippets of athletes playing rugby – a nod to the track’s tie-in with energy drink Lipovitan D. A commercial which showcases the performance of other album tracks in the same space has also started airing on Japanese TV.

You’ll find both this CM and the Short PV for “Tsuwamono, Hashiru” below.

Ulfuls unveil all of the details about their upcoming Album “U!!!”

Last month we reported that veteran rock band Ulfuls would be releasing a new studio album titled “U!!!” on June 26th. Now that this date has drawn closer, they have chosen to publish all of the details regarding the record online.

As expected, the album will include the group’s trio of recent digital singles – “Kawaru Kawarutoki Kawareba Kaware”, “Rhythm wo Tomeru na”, and “Sentimental Fever ~Anata ga Suki Dakara~” – plus a number of new songs, such as CM tracks “Hitotsu Futatsu” and “Power”, and a new version of “Ai ga Nakucha” – originally from their 2003 album “Eenen”. The record’s Limited Editions will come packaged with either a DVD or Blu-ray containing footage from the band’s outdoor live at Momijikawa Shibafu Plaza, which is located in Osaka’s Expo’70 Commemorative Park.

You’ll find the cover and complete track list for “U!!!” right after the jump.

Suiyoubi no Campanella Mastermind Kenmochi Hidefumi to Release New Solo Album

Kenmochi Hidefumi, the creative force behind Suiyoubi no Campanella, will release a new solo album, “Futto Waku ~FOOTWORK~”, on May 15. He describes the album as being a strange balance of seriousness and stupidity.

In addition to releasing the album via the usual physical and digital means, Hidefumi has also released the album in full on his YouTube channel. The ten track album’s contents are split between three music videos and seven audio videos. Check them out below, along with more information on his new album!

Yamashita Tomohisa Joins Instagram

Slowly but surely, Johnny & Associates is moving into the 21st century! Hot off the heels of the opening of their 21 hour a day online store, the company’s solo star has joined Instagram! Yamashita Tomohisa opened his Instagram account a few hours ago! At the time of this writing, his verified account is followed by 264,000 people. He, however, follows nobody. His sole post, which is in Japanese and English, has so far received 135,000 likes and 7,404 comments in its three hour existence. Check it out below!

Aimyon, back number, LiSA, and HYDE Top the Billboard Japan Charts for the Week of 4/29 – 5/5

This week, Aimyon topped the Hot 100 single chart with her single “Marigold.”

back number retook the top spot on the Hot Albums chart, topping it for the third non-consecutive week, with their album “MAGIC.”

Aimyon also topped the Streaming Songs chart for the 18th consecutive week with “Marigold.”

LiSA topped the Download Songs chart with her single “Gurenge” for the second consecutive week.

HYDE topped the Download Album chart with his new digital album “anti.”