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On January 12, Yuuri will release his debut album, “Ichi.” The album will include have 16 songs total, including the ten digital singles he has released since debuting, such as “Kakurenbo”, “Peter Pan”, “Dry Flower”, and “Betelgeuse.” “Ichi” will come in three editions, three limited and one regular, all with one CD. Limited edition A […]
On December 15, Kalen Anzai will release her new digital single, “Genjitsu Camera.” The song serves as the CM song for Laguna Illuminations’ “Hikari no Lagoon.” The lyrics for “Genjitsu Camera” were written by Kalen, with the composition by Charli XCX, Danny L Harle, Radical Hardcore Clique, and Kanata Okajima. Danny and Radical Hardcore Clique […]
Today, December 9, is Hikaru Utada’s 23rd anniversary. They celebrated this day by releasing more information on their upcoming eighth album. The album is titled “BAD Mode”, and will see a digital release on January 19, followed by a CD released on February 23. “BAD Mode” will be released in a CD+DVD and CD+Blu-ray limited […]
Japanese voice actor/idol unit i☆Ris release their 21st single, ‘Junigatsu no Snowry’ / ‘Heart Beat Kyujosyo’!
Japanese voice actor and idol unit i☆Ris release their 21st single, ‘Junigatsu no Snowry’ / ‘Heart Beat Kyujosyo’ on December 8. Overflowing with the power of love, lead track ‘Heart Beat Kyujosyo’ also has a music video out now on YouTube!‘Heart Beat Kyujosyo’ music...
On December 15, JO1 will release their fifth single, “WANDERING.” The single has the theme of growing by overcoming unexpected situations and hardships. This is similar to what the group itself has experienced over the course of their career. “WANDERING” marks the first time that JO1 has released a single with two lead songs, “Bokura […]
At 7 PM JST on November 17, “Best Artist 2021” will air. The show will feature performances by the likes of Snow Man, MISIA, NiziU, LiSA, YOASOBI, BE:FIRST, and Naniwa Danshi. There is a live stream of the show and Arama! Japan will be hosting a chat on Discord so that readers can chat with each other during the show! Links to the […]
On December 1, MISIA will release her new album, “HELLO LOVE.” This album comes almost exactly three years after her last one, “Life is going on and on.” “HELLO LOVE” will come in a 2CD limited edition and a CD only regular edition. The second CD that comes with the limited edition will contain remixes. […]
On December 1, Snow Man will release their fifth single, “Secret Touch.” The song serves as the theme song for the TV Asahi drama “Kieta Hatsukoi”, which stars Snow Man member Ren Meguro. “Secret Touch” is a sad ballad that expresses the feeling of liking someone, and the joy and anxiety that comes along with […]
Japan’s national songstress Ayumi Hamasaki has shared some very personal news on her official Instagram account. She shared that she had given birth via C-section. Otherwise known as a caesarean section/delivery, this is a surgical procedure that involves delivering the baby through an incision in the mother’s abdomen. This method is usually chosen when a […]
On October 18, Hoshino Gen released his new digital single, “Cube.” The song serves as the theme song for the new Suda Masaki film “CUBE Ichido Haittara, Saigo”, out October 22. “Cube” is something new for Gen, with the lyrics and the edgier song production being more in line with the film’s aesthetic than his […]
Seiko Matsuda is not letting her 40th anniversary end! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she is continuing to be in anniversary mode, deciding to release the new album “SEIKO MATSUDA 2021” on October 20. This album serves as a sequel to her previous album, “SEIKO MATSUDA 2020.” It will include the remake digital singles “Aoi […]
Mukai Taichi releases his latest digital single, “Bravest”, on October 13. As previously reported, the song serves as the theme song for the new season of the TV Tokyo anime series “Dragon Quest Dai no Daiboken.” The music video for “Bravest” has now been released. Taichi styled himself for the video, in one scene dressing […]
The 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be held in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture October 18 – 24, followed by the 2021 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships October 27 – 31. The events will air on TV Asahi, and Hey! Say! JUMP‘s new single, “Sing-along”, will serve as the coverage theme song. The group’s Yuri Chinen will […]
On October 15, ØMI will release a new digital single, “ANSWER… SHINE.” This release is the companion piece to his previous single, “ANSWER… SHADOW.” Where “ANSWER… SHADOW” has a dark theme, the theme of “ANSWER… SHINE” is light. “ANSWER… SHINE” will contain two songs, “You” and “Starlight.” The former is produced by BTS member SUGA. […]
Former AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda is hitting the press rounds for the promotion of her photo/essay book “Akegata no Sora” out this month. The book contains Maeda’s personal thoughts on family, having a child, paparazzi, marriage, and divorce. The past year Atsuko went through an extremely high profile and publicized separation from her husband, actor […]
On October 13, Nariaki Obukuro will release his third album, “Strides”, digitally. This is the follow up to his December 2019 album “Piercing.” Nariaki’s new work consists of seven songs full of sweet melodies, supple grooves, multi-layered vocalizations, and numerous punch lines. It includes the song “Parallax”, a song for the film “Moonlight Shadow”, and […]
On October 6, Orisaka Yuta will release his new album, “Shinri.” This album comes almost exactly three years since his previous one, October 2018’s “Heisei.” Yuta began working on his new album in the winter of 2019, but stopped the following April due to the COVID-19 state of emergency. During this break, he reviewed the […]
This past June, “PRODUCE 101 JAPAN SEASON2” ended and eleven contestants were selected to debut in the winning group, INI. They will make their debut on October 3 with the single “A.” The title stands for both “best in quality” and “the beginning.” “A” will feature two lead songs, “Rocketeer” and “Brighter.” The former is […]