September 29th, 2012

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Most talented Jpop Queen releases two amazing PVs for her amazing songs!

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Singer Yakushimaru Etsuko released two fantastical PVs for the two tracks from her latest single “Yami Yami Lonely Planet” (release: September 26th) on Mirai Records‘ official YouTube channel.

The first PV for “Yami Yami” was directed by Yamaguchi Takashi and features a cute and eerie animation of a girl and a ghost drawn by Yakushimaru herself. The other PV is titled “Lonely Planet (Post A)” and is one of the five different PVs that are included on the DVD of her latest single. This PV was made by the design studio ‘rhizomatiks‘ that also include the popular artist and designer Manabe Daito. It features various appearing and disappearing light particles.

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all the awards <3 she needs more love tho :(

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South Korea tells Japan to confront its history

NEW YORK — South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung Hwan said in media interviews Thursday that Japan should educate its people about its wartime past if it is to have good relations with its neighbors.

In an interview with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the assembly meeting, Kim explained Thursday why his people are so irate over Japan's claims to the pair of South Korean-controlled islets known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan, saying, "We are victims of Japanese colonial rule."

"When the Japanese government claims Dokdo is their territory, Korean people (take) it as another attempt to invade our country," Kim said. "So that's the Korean sentiment and I hope that the Japanese government understands this."

Japan took over the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945.

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That SK Minister got a point. Japan should teach their people about their "dark past" correctly and earnestly. A good apology is incomplete without admitting what exactly you did wrong. Though the rumor has it that it's kinda more complicated than it looks like... :3


Dream5 to release 8th Single "Shekimeki" + 2 PVs + cm

Recently, it was announced that Dream5 will release their 8th single (4th single for the year), 'Shekimeki'. It is set to be released on November 7th. The titular track, 'Shekimeki', has a CM tie up with brand, Ito-Yokado's 'Dancingood day' line.

The B-side is a cover of TRF's 'CRAZY GONNA CRAZY', while the C-side, 'Rock n Roll Kenchousozaichi' is a cover of the Moritaka Chisato song of the same name.

There are 2 versions of the release, a CD only version, and a CD + DVD version. Please look at the tracklist below and PVs below.

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They're just too cute.

EXIT TUNES to release compilation album, 'EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Ikemen Voice Paradise 5'

EXIT TUNES will once again be releasing a new compilation album. This one falls under their Ikemen Voice Paradise series. It will also be released on October 17th. As following with Ikemen Voice Paradise 1 through 4, this album will contain utaite, as well as utaite collaborations. The illustration is done by pixiv artist, MACCO. The release also comes with goodies such as:

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