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LiSA, aiko, Nogizaka46, and More Perform on MUSIC STATION for October 16

This week’s episode was a two hour special. This week’s guests were WANDS, Kinashi Noritake, aiko, Macaroni Enpitsu, Johnny’s Jr., Eito, LiSA, back number, Kobukuro, and Nogizaka46.

WANDS – Sekai ga Owaru Made wa…

Kinashi Noritake – Sunshine Love ~Sashikae Zakky~

aiko – Honey Memory

Macaroni Enpitsu — mother

Johnny’s Jr. – Can do! Can go! / REAL DX / Yuuki 100%

Eito – Right Now

LiSA – Homura

back number – Emerald / Old Fashion

Kobukuro – Tomoru Inori

Nogizaka46 – Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru / Arigachi na Renai / Synchronicity

Straightener to release New Album “Applause” in December & PV for “Sakebu Hoshi”

Alternative rock quartet Straightener have revealed that they will be releasing a new full-length album on December 2nd. This record – titled “Applause” – will be the band’s 11th studio effort and their first since “Future Soundtrack” back in May of 2018.

“Applause” will include the group’s previously released tracks “Graffiti” and “Parody”, digital singles “Sakebu Hoshi” and “Sayonara dake ga Oshiete Kureta”, and seven new songs for a total of 11. Ahead of the album’s release, a music video for “Sakebu Hoshi” has been published to the band’s YouTube channel.

You’ll find this PV, as well as the complete track list for “Applause” right after the cut.

Kato Miliyah to Celebrate 15th Anniversary with Tribute and Cover Albums

Kato Miliyah is currently celebrating her 15th anniversary! As part of this celebration, a tribute album will be released in her honor. Out October 28, it is titled “INSPIRE.” The title stems from the fact that Miliyah has inspired the acts on the album.

The acts contributing to “INSPIRE” are both veteran and emerging. Acts like Mika Nakashima and AI are featured alongside LiSA and AiNA THE END. One of Miliyah’s signature songs, “Love Forever”, a duet with Shota Shimizu (who also appears on “INSPIRE”) is covered by Eito and yama, with Kawatani Enon producing.

In related news, Miliyah will also release a cover album. It doesn’t have a title at the moment, but it is set for release on November 25. The idea for the album came about after the positive responses Miliyah received while covering songs on her Instagram during stay at home measures in a effort to keep fans at home.

More information on Miliyah’s cover album will come in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out more information on her tribute album below, including clips of all the songs on it!

Hey! Say! JUMP, Yabai T-Shirts Yasan, BTS, BUMP OF CHICKEN, and Soken Masayoshi Top the Billboard Japan Charts for the Week of 9/28 – 10/4

This week, Hey! Say! JUMP topped the Hot 100 single chart with their new single “Your Song”, with 24,180 points.

Yabai T-Shirts Yasan topped the Hot Albums chart with their new album “You need the Tank-top.”

BTS topped the Streaming Songs chart with their digital single “Dynamite”, topping the chart for the fourth non-consecutive week.

BUMP OF CHICKEN topped the Download Songs chart with their new digital single “Acacia.”

Soken Masayoshi topped the Download Albums chart with his new remix album “Pulse:FINAL FANTASY XIV Remix Album.”

Arama! Japan Playlist: Female Soloists

We’re back with a new edition of Arama! Japan Playlist! This playlist is companion piece to our recent twopart female soloists series on the Arama! Japan Podcast. Each person who participated in the podcast selected five female soloists songs to contribute. There’s something here for everyone, including Ayumi Hamasaki, ZOMBIE-CHANG, Koizumi Kyoko, adieu, Shiina Ringo, Reol, Utada Hikaru, Seiko Oomori, Kato Miliyah, edda, Nakatani Miki, and Tentenko. Check it out below!

Keyakizaka46 is no more, Sakurazaka46 announce debut single “Nobody’s fault”

Girl group Keyakizaka46 has officially disbanded after 5 years of activity, their final concert appropriately titled “LAST LIVE” was held via online broadcast on October 12th, and October 13th. At the concert Keyakizaka46 performed their many hit singles, including their final release “Dare ga Sono Kane wo Narasu no ka?

The final song performed was the groups debut single “Silent Majority”, released back in April 2016. Keyakizaka46’s disbandment came after months of inactivity, but it was also announced that the group would be having a “rebirth” under a new name, Sakurazaka46.

Sakurazaka46 officially made their debut at the same concert, announcing and performing their debut single “Nobody’s fault“. Check out a clip of the song below!

Mika Nakashima, SHANK, and Inoue Sayaka Perform on Premium MelodiX! for October 12

This week’s guests were Mika Nakashima, SHANK, and Inoue Sayaka.

Mika Nakashima – Nocturne

SHANK – Rising Down

Inoue Sayaka – Mujuryoku Hikoushi