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J-Poop in Review (May 2014)

Here’s my lazy attempt to catch up on all those things I didn’t review. Now my chemistry pracs are over, I’ve got about 14 more hours free each week, but I’m not sure if that’s going to correspond to an … Continue reading

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ELISA – Millenario

Tracklist: Millenario Sign -Yakusoku no Kane- Rain Cage Millenario (TV Size) *** The A-side to ELISA’s new single Millenario is a graceful but powerful ballad. Starting with a delicate piano-based arrangement, the song slowly builds towards the vibrant, uplifting chorus.  … Continue reading

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Jin Hashimoto – STAND PROUD

Tracklist: STAND PROUD STAND PROUD (ORIGINAL KARAOKE) *** The OP for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders is a fiery rock number. The arrangement is powerful and fast, with crunchy guitars and a meaty drum lines. While the instrumentals are strong, … Continue reading

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FLOW – Ai Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye

Tracklist: Ai Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye FROGS ~Keronpa Teikoku no Gyakushu~ Samurymaflo 2014 Ai Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye -TV Size- Ai Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye -Instrumental- *** The A-side, Ai Ai … Continue reading

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Konomi Suzuki – 17

Tracklist: DAYS of DASH Yume no Tsuzuki CHOIR JAIL Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui Unmei no Engagement AVENGE WORLD (Album ver.) Shuujin -Paradox 2013- Sekai wa Kizu wo Dakishimeru (Album ver.) Anata ni Yakusoku no … Continue reading

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Mami Kawada – Break a Spell

Tracklist: Break a Spell Remaining Snow Break a Spell <instrumental> Remaining Snow <instrumental> *** The intro of Break a Spell uses growling dubstep and heavy beats, which threw me off at first and made me expect an electro song. However, … Continue reading

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Nano – Born to Be

Tracklist: Born to Be Happy Ending Simulator (Nano ver.) NEW WORLD (Mahou Sensou ver.) Born to Be (Instrumental) Happy Ending Simulator (Instrumental) (Nano ver.) NEW WORLD (Instrumental) (Mahou Sensou ver.) *** Born to Be opens with the starring instrument, a … Continue reading

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Nagi Yanagi – Mitsuba no Musubime

Tracklist: Mitsuba no Musubime Intention Propellant Unjour Mitsuba no Musubime <instrumental> Intention Propellant <instrumental> Unjour <instrumental> *** Unlike Aqua Terrarium‘s guitar-centric mix, the new A-side Mitsuba no Musubime has a more standard instrumentation of piano, strings and synths. It works … Continue reading

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Hello Sleepwalkers – Goya no Machiawase

Tracklist: Goya no Machiawase *** Goya no Machiawase is a rock track, opening with a set of catchy guitar riffs. These riffs are one of the strong points of this song, and can hold my interest on their own. The … Continue reading

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Etsuko Yakushimaru – X Jigen e Youkoso/Zettai Monsieur Sei

Tracklist: X Jigen e Youkoso Zettai Monsieur Sei X Jigen e Youkoso (off vocal) Zettai Monsieur Sei (off vocal) X Jigen e Youkoso (TV size) *** X Jigen e Youkoso opens with retro synths that would not be out of … Continue reading

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marina – Kimi wa Mou, Hitori Janai

Tracklist: Kimi wa Mou, Hitori Janai Utakata no Hana Kimi wa Mou, Hitori Janai (off vocal) Utakata no Hana (off vocal) ——————————— 1. Kimi wa Mou, Hitori Janai Ooh, they’re teasing us at the beginning, hinting at metal with distorted … Continue reading

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Eir Aoi – Niji no Oto

Tracklist: Niji no Oto Yume Sekai INNOCENCE (Live at Shibuya Koukaidou) Niji no Oto (TV size ver.) Niji no Oto (Instrumental) ——————————— 1. Niji no Oto People who’ve read my previous Eir Aoi reviews would have noticed I’ve been less … Continue reading

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Moonlit Music Awards 2013 (Part 2: Albums… And Stuff)

The second half of my best-of-2013 posts. LET’S GO! Check out part 1 here.

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ARTERY VEIN – Shiroi Fukei

Tracklist: Shiroi Fukei (FULL VERSION) Shiroi Fukei (OFF VOCAL) Hoshikuzu no Ring (SHORT VERSION) HOTARU-BI (SHORT VERSION) Shiroi Fukei (ARTETY off vocal) Shiroi Fukei (VEIN off vocal) ——————————— 1. Shiroi Fukei (FULL VERSION) Gothic pop duo ARTERY VEIN are back … Continue reading

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Konomi Suzuki – AVENGE WORLD/Sekai wa Kizu wo Dakishimeru

Tracklist: AVENGE WORLD Sekai wa Kizu wo Dakishimeru Chant-La -Zettau Izon no Utahime- Yori Op. 0 AVENGE WORLD (Instrumental) Sekai wa Kizu wo Dakishimeru (Instrumental) ——————————— 1. AVENGE WORLD It appears that the songwriters wanted to capture some gothic spirit … Continue reading

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