JO1 Performs on NHK Special “This is JO1 ~Go to the Dream~”

“This is JO1 ~Go to the Dream~” is special that aired in March on NHK BS8K, NHK’s 8K satellite channel. Due to popular demand, it aired on regular NHK on May 5. The show was made to show the charm of JO1, who have now entered their third year.

JO1 – Mugendai / SHINE A LIGHT / Toberu Kara / YOLO-Konde / Dreamer

JO1 to Release Their 2nd Album

On May 25, JO1 will release their second album, “KIZUNA.” The catchphrase for this album is “Let’s enjoy our bond together.” This catchphrase condenses the album’s theme of recognizing the bond one has with friends after overcoming hardship together.

“KIZUNA” will feature seven new songs, along with songs that were previously released on the group’s last three singles. The album will include “Dreamer”, the theme song for “Short Program”, JO1’s Amazon Prime Video drama, and “Move The Soul”, the opening theme for the TOKYO MX anime series “Gunjo no Fanfāre.”

JO1’s new album will be released in five editions: CD+DVD limited edition A, CD+Photobook limited edition B, CD+Solo Poster regular edition, CD only anime edition, and CD only fanclub edition.

Ahead of the album’s release, JO1 has released the music video for the album’s promo single, “With Us.” The song itself ties into the album’s catchphrase and theme. Check it out below!

Mika Nakashima Writes and Produces Her New Album

On May 4, Mika Nakashima will release her new album, “I.” This album will be a first for her in that she wrote and produced it herself. Mika has never composed before, so she started by buying a computer. She was assisted in this new endeavor by COLDFEET and other musicians she admires, resulting in what she calls her favorite album.

“I” will come in a limited edition and a regular edition, with the limited edition coming in a three-sided, EP-sized case, along with a photobook and a knit cap.

Check out more information on Mika’s new album below!

Mika Nakashima and HY Perform on “Premium MelodiX!” for May 2

This week’s guests were HY and Mika Nakashima.

Mika Nakashima – HELLO

HY – Sorairo

Naniwa Danshi, BE:FIRST, BiSH, and More Perform on “CDTV Live! Live!” for May 2

This week’s episode was a two hour special. This week’s guests were Naniwa Danshi, BiSH, milet, Klang Ruler, HAN-KUN, BE:FIRST, ENHYPEN, and SEVENTEEN.

Naniwa Danshi – Ubu LOVE

BiSH – Promise the Star

milet – Fly High

Klang Ruler – Timing

HAN-KUN – WOW WAR TONIGHT ~ Toki ni wa Okose yo Movement (H Jungle with T cover)

Naniwa Danshi – Sachiare / The Answer

BE:FIRST – Bye-Good-Bye

BiSH – Gomen ne

milet – Walkin’ In My Lane

ENHYPEN – Tamed-Dashed [Japanese Ver.]

SEVENTEEN – Darl+ing

Mukai Taichi Links Up with CrazyBoy for “99′”

On May 11, Mukai Taichi will release his fifth album, “ANTIDOTE.” This is his first album since April 2021’s “COLORLESS.” The album will feature the previously released songs “Celebrate!”, “Bravest”, and “Special Seat.”

“ANTIDOTE” sees Taichi working with multiple producers, including CELSIOR COUPE, NOIZEWAVE, and TAAR. The album also sees him working with T.Kura of Giant Swing Productions for the song “99′.”

Ahead of the release of “ANTIDOTE”, Taichi has released the music video for “99′.” The song sees Taichi collaborating with Sandaime J Soul Brothers member CrazyBoy. The video has a club setting, with the two enjoying a night out with Taichi’s friends. Taichi even gets in a bit of choreography, while CrazyBoy drinks a bottle of Hennessy. Check it out below!

BiSH, First Summer Uika, and Ohashi Chippoke Perform on “Venue101” for April 30

This week’s guests were First Summer Uika, BiSH, and Ohashi Chippoke.

First Summer Uika – Open the Door

BiSH – Gomen ne

Ohashi Chippoke – Iya Demone

Naniwa Danshi, AI, and More Perform on “Music Fair” for April 30

This week’s guests were AI, Ryokuoushoku Shakai, First Summer Uika, and Naniwa Danshi.

AI x Nagaya Haruko – Story

First Summer Uika – Open the Door

Ryokuoushoku Shakai – Hiwa Mata Noboru kara

Naniwa Danshi – Sachiare

AI – Aldebaran