KERA turns back the clock in his Music Video for “Kinema Bravo”

KERA turns back the clock in his Music Video for “Kinema Bravo”

Singer/songwriter KERA will be releasing a new studio album titled “LANDSCAPE” on May 8th. “LANDSCAPE” comes nearly three-and-a-half years after his previous record “Brown, White & Black” and will be similarly inspired by the classic jazz of the 1920s and 30s.

The album will include 13 songs, comprised of a mixture of original tracks and covers — mostly of oldies, though both BOOWY’s “B BLUE” and Kyu Sakamoto’s “Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi wo” will also make an appearance. Ahead of its release, a music video for lead track “Kinema Bravo” — which is meant to evoke the same era as the music — has been uploaded to KERA’s YouTube channel.

Read on below to find this classic film-inspired PV, as well as the cover and complete track list for “LANDSCAPE”.

-’LANDSCAPE’ Track List-

  1. cheek to cheek
  2. Ki no Uta
  3. Bebop Baton Bebop
  4. Kate
  5. stardust
  6. Kinema Bravo
  7. Shoku Shinki
  8. B BLUE
  9. Jinjiroge
  10. Silly Walker
  11. Thank You
  12. Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi wo
  13. LANDSCAPE SKA

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Kenshi Yonezu to provide the Theme Song for Film “Kaijuu no Kodomo”

Kenshi Yonezu to provide the Theme Song for Film “Kaijuu no Kodomo”

Following a rather quiet few months, popular singer/songwriter Kenshi Yonezu has revealed that he will be performing the theme song for upcoming animated feature “Kaijuu no Kodomo”. Based on the manga of the same title, “Kaijuu no Kodomo” tells the story of a particular summer vacation where protagonist Ruka meets a pair of boys named ‘Umi’ and ‘Sora’, whose strange and unique method of swimming captures the young girl’s imagination.

The theme song will be titled “Umi no Yuurei” — “Sea’s Spectre” or “Ghost of the Sea” — and was inspired by Kenshi’s own memories of reading the manga as a teenager. Of note, this is the second time that Kenshi and mangaka Daisuke Igarashi have worked together; the former provided “Number Nine” as the image song for the “Louvre No.9” exhibit, which the latter was featured in.

Though nothing about Umi no Yuurei’s release has been confirmed as of yet, you’ll be able to hear the track when the film releases in Japan on June 7th. You can find the movie’s first trailer below, and look forward to further details about the matter as that date draws closer.

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Leo Ieiri, a flood of circle, and Cloque. Perform on Premium MelodiX! for April 22

This week’s guests were Leo Ieiri, a flood of circle, and Cloque.

Leo Ieiri – Prime Numbers

a flood of circle – The Key

Cloque. – Starmine

Next week:

Miyuki Watanabe – Yuugure Sentimental

Ame no Parade – Ahead Ahead

LUNKHEAD – Shunatsu

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HKT48, Aimer, Aimyon, Yonezu Kenshi, and BTS Top the Billboard Japan Charts for the Week of 4/8 – 4/14

This week, HKT48 topped the Hot 100 single chart with their new single “Ishi.”

Aimer topped the Hot Albums chart with her new album “Sun Dance.”

Aimyon topped the Streaming Songs chart for the 15th consecutive week with her single “Marigold.”

Yonezu Kenshi retook the top spot on the Download Songs chart with his single “Lemon”, topping the chart for the 24th non-consecutive week.

BTS topped the Download Albums chart with their new mini album “MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA.”

Hot 100

  1. [NEW] HKT48 – Ishi
  2. [NEW] Angerme – Koi wa Accha Accha
  3. [-] Aimyon – Marigold
  4. [-] Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon
  5. [NEW] HIROOMI TOSAKA – SUPERMOON
  6. [↑8] BLACKPINK – Kill This Love
  7. [↑1] Aimyon – Haru no Hi
  8. [↓6] Hinatazaka46 – Kyun
  9. [↓2] back number – HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  10. [NEW] Tokimeki♡Sendenbu – Tokimeki♡Senden Bu no VICTORY STORY / Seishun Heart Shaker

Hot Albums

  1. [NEW] Aimer – Sun Dance
  2. [NEW] Jaejoong – Flawless Love
  3. [NEW] Aimer – Penny Rain
  4. [↓3] back number – MAGIC
  5. [NEW] Yorushika – Dakara Boku wa Ongaku wo Yameta
  6. [NEW] BTS – MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA
  7. [NEW] Minase Inori – Catch the Rainbow!
  8. [NEW] Jus2 – FOCUS – Japan Edition
  9. [NEW] Miyakawa-kun – REBECCA
  10. [↓6] Aimyon – Shunkanteki Sixth Sensets

Streaming Songs

  1. [-] Aimyon – Marigold
  2. [↑4] BLACKPINK – Kill This Love
  3. [↓1] King Gnu – Hakujitsu
  4. [↑3] Aimyon – Haru no Hi
  5. [↓2] Aimyon– Konya Kono Mama
  6. [↓2] Aimyon – Kimi wa Rock wo Kikanai
  7. [↓2] IZ*ONE – Violeta
  8. [-] back number – Happy End
  9. [-] Foorin – Paprika
  10. [NEW] BTS – Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)

Download Songs

  1. [↑2] Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon
  2. [NEW] HIROOMI TOSAKA – SUPERMOON
  3. [↓2] back number – HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  4. [↓2] Aimyon – Haru no Hi
  5. [↓1] Aimyon – Marigold
  6. [NEW] BLACKPINK – Kill This Love
  7. [NEW] Hypnosis Mic (Division All Stars) – Hoodstar
  8. [↑1] Foorin – Paprika
  9. [NEW] Avicii – SOS (feat. Aloe Blacc)
  10. [↓2] King Gnu – Hakujitsu

Download Albums

  1. [NEW] BTS – MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA
  2. [NEW] Aimer – Sun Dance
  3. [NEW] Yorushika – Dakara Boku wa Ongaku wo Yameta
  4. [NEW] Aimer – Penny Rain
  5. [↓4] back number – MAGIC
  6. [NEW] Jaejoong – Flawless Love:
  7. [NEW] Miyakawa-kun – REBECCA
  8. [NEW] Minase Inori – Catch the Rainbow!
  9. [↓4] Aimyon – Shunkanteki Sixth Sense
  10. [NEW] The Chemical Brothers – No Geography

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Maho Yamaguchi to graduate from NGT48

Maho Yamaguchi to graduate from NGT48

NGT48 Team G vice captain Maho Yamaguchi and Team G members
Rena Hasegawa and Riko Sugahara have announced their graduation from the group.

The announcement was made during the team’s final performance at NGT48 Theater on April 21. Announced last week, NGT48 management revealed that the group would be restructured and the the current team system would be dissolved.

On January 8th, Maho revealed during a SHOWROOM livestream and on Twitter that she had been attacked by two men in her apartment building the month prior in an effort to explain why she had been absent from handshakes and social media.

Making things worse, there were allegations that some of her group mates may have leaked personal information about Maho, allowing her to be targeted by the men. The assault made headlines worldwide, and the way AKS management handled the situation has been highly criticized by Japanese media.

The group itself has also suffered, with the city of Nigata officially cutting ties with them.

When I’ve talked about the incident, the president told me, ‘It’s not an incident because no one was charged with a crime,’ and I was told not to attack the company,” said Maho in her graduation speech on April 21. “I wanted NGT48 to be a place for wholesome idol activities but no matter what I did, it didn’t matter, and has become a place where I can longer continue being an idol.

Following today’s theater performance, NHK displayed a drop-down text on TV with this graduation news, an alert usually reserved for natural disasters such as earthquakes.

Following today’s theater performance, NHK displayed a drop-down text on TV with this graduation news, an alert usually reserved for natural disasters such as earthquakes.

Maho Yamaguchi, Rena Hasegawa and Riko Sugahara will take part in their final handshake events on May 5th and 6th, and ultimately graduate from NGT48 with a theater performance on May 18.

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Mr.Children to release their latest Live DVD/Blu-ray in June

Mr.Children to release their latest Live DVD/Blu-ray in June

Popular rock band Mr.Children have announced that they will be releasing a new Live DVD/Blu-ray on June 26th. The release will feature footage from the final performance of their “Juuryoku no Kokyuu” tour at Osaka-Jo Hall.

Intended to be issued in only two versions, the live record will also come packaged with a 64-page photobook. Of note, the release’s cover has a special lenticular finish which will produce visual effects when viewed from different angles.

Read on below to find both the cover and track list for this live release.

-’Mr.Children Tour 2018-19 Juuryoku to Kokyuu’ Track List-

  1. OPENING
  2. SINGLES
  3. Monster
  4. himawari
  5. Genchou
  6. HANABI
  7. NOT FOUND
  8. Wasureenu Hito
  9. Hana -Memento Mori-
  10. addiction
  11. Dance Dance Dance
  12. Haru
  13. and I love you
  14. Shirushi
  15. Umi Nite, Kokoro wa Hadaka ni Naritagaru
  16. Gitai
  17. Worlds end
  18. Hifukokyuu
  19. here comes my love
  20. Kaze to Hoshi to Moebius no Wa
  21. Aki ga Kureta Kippu
  22. Your Song
  23. END ROLL

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