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Kalafina – Heavenly Blue

Tracklist: Heavenly Blue Heavenly Blue ~Instrumental~ Heavenly Blue ~TV size~ *** I am a mite disappointed with Kalafina’s latest song Heavenly Blue. It starts off well, with a brief choral opening, reminiscent of a church. But sometime early in the … Continue reading

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miwa – Kimi ni Deaeta Kara

Tracklist: Kimi ni Deaeta Kara Let Me Go Kimi ni Deaeta Kara ~Seikajoshi Koutou Gakkou Suisougaku-bu version~ Kimi ni Deaeta Kara ~acoustic version~ Kimi ni Deaeta Kara ~instrumental~ Let Me Go ~instrumental~ *** miwa’s new single kicks off with Kimi … Continue reading

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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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Nana Mizuki – SUPERNAL LIBERTY

Tracklist: VIRGIN CODE GUILTY Appassionato Egao no Yukue Antique Nachtmusik Fun Fun★People FATE Vitalization -Aufwachen Form- Aishuu Twilight Setsuna Capacity Ladyspiker Rock You Baby! Million Ways=One Destination Bokura no Mirai Ai no Hoshi -two hearts- *** Nana Mizuki’s tenth album … Continue reading

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Artist Analysis: Takanori Nishikawa/T.M.Revolution/abingdon boys school

Hello readers! My second Artist Analysis will focus on the Japanese pop/rock maestro Takanori Nishikawa, and his acts T.M.Revolution and abingdon boys school.

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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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T.M.Revolution | SCANDAL – Count ZERO/Runners High

Tracklist: Count ZERO Runners High Count ZERO (Instrumental) Runners High (Instrumental) *** The first track from the split single, Count ZERO, is performed by T.M.Revolution. It opens with mid-tempo strings, which got me hoping for a deviation from his usual … 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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Eir Aoi – AUBE

Tracklist: Dawning Sanbika Kin Mirai Koukyoukyoku Sirius Astral SAILING Cobalt Sky Nayuta Gride Wakusei no Uta Tsubasa no Yukue Niji no Oto Daydream KASUMI A New Day *** Eir Aoi’s second album AUBE is a much-needed improvement from her debut … Continue reading

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FictionJunction – Elemental

Tracklist: Elemental Storytelling Hitorigoto Toki no Mukou Maboroshi no Sora Hitomi no Chikara Storm Eternal Blue Stone Cold Nohara Parallel Hearts Gaika Yakusoku Distance ***

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Artist Analysis: Kalafina

Hey guys and gals, I’m back! Before I get into the post, I’ll point out that I’m now on Facebook and Google+, if you prefer to use those social networks. Now let’s get going! Time for something new! Today I’m … Continue reading

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A Quick Talk About Winter 2014 Music

Justin from Organization Anti-Social Geniuses asked me a few questions about my outlook on the Winter 2014 Anime Season’s music, which you can check out here.

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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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