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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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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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Onmyouza – Seiten no Mikazuki

Tracklist: Seiten no Mikazuki Yukiyukite Aoshi Seiten no Mikazuki (Kigaku Sou) Yukiyukite Aoshi (Kigaku Sou) *** Onmyouza is back with a new single, yay! Let’s see how they go.

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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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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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GRANRODEO – Hengenjizai no Magical Star

Tracklist: Hengenjizai no Magical Star Zecchou Poison Once & Forever (Plugless Live Edition) Hengenjizai no Magical Star (OFF VOCAL) Zecchou Poison (OFF VOCAL) *** The first two tracks from GRANRODEO’s new single are typical of the duo. If you already … 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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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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UVERworld – Nano Second

Tracklist: Nano Second LIFE DEJAVU ——————————— 1. Nano Second Only UVERworld, dammit. Only UVERworld would think to put bloody harmonica against heavy synths. Definitely gave me a shock. Nano Second is a rock track, but with extra electronic sounds than … Continue reading

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