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Hashire! Idol Manic

Nakajima Takui – Waga Ko ni Sasageru Song Review

This post is about two months later than it should’ve been. But it’s better late than never. Nakajima Takui isn’t an idol singer, but he has written songs for some current Hello! Project acts and is part of Hello! Project’s parent company Up-Front Promotion. He has also been making music for a while, and is still relatively unnoticed in countries outside of Japan.

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Zenbu Kimi no Sei da – Alternative Melancholy (MV) Review

Zenbu Kimi no Sei da has consistently been releasing well done music videos. The release of Alternative Melancholy to promote their second album is just the latest in that series.  If you are a fan of the group, Yami Kawaii, or even the Alt Idol genre, you’ll probably like this song. This is the first music video to not feature Mogeki Aza, and it’s also the last video to feature Narumi Gomochi before she had to leave the group at the end of December.  With that sadness aside, let’s check it out!

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Top 10 Songs – 2016

2016 has been a good year for idol songs and just music I like in general. Here is my ‘best of’ encompassing the year of 2016. I’m mainly going to be covering idol related releases, but there are a few non idol related songs and artists that are included here since they have made an impact on my interests in music as a fan.

Here are my top 10 songs of 2016 (with some honorable mentions).

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Uchida Aya – SUMILE SMILE

Debuting her first single release since her singing career began, Uchida Aya delivers a sweet performance worthy of a smile in the ever adorable SUMILE SMILE.

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℃-ute – Mugen Climax (Song Review)

Release Date: November 2nd, 2016

『夢幻クライマックス』 Mugen no Climax (M/V)- ℃-ute

One of C-ute’s latest songs, ‘Mugen Climax’, has just been released from 2nd November in their most recent single, just following the groups announcement to disband this coming June, 2017. In all honesty, I’m usually not a huge fan of C-ute songs, nor do I keep a close eye on their releases… BUT I couldn’t ignore the chance to review ‘Dreamlike Climax’ when the opportunity was granted to me (Thank you, Chiima)! Without further ado, I am going to write my first ever review of a Hello! Project song, despite being a (very) keen fan for almost ten years.

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Aimer – Akanesasu / everlasting snow

Presenting her 12th single, singer and lyricist Aimer delivers warmth and sentimentality in the beautifully rich Akanesasu / everlasting snow, which is sure to please your finely tuned ears.

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Iwanaga Tsugumi – Ima Shikanai ~now or never~ / Itsumademo

Featuringan upbeat A-side and a melancholic coupling song, Iwanaga Tsugumi presents her debut single, Ima Shikana ~now or never~ / Itsumademo. Though no stranger to the industry, this is the Idols first step into what will hopefully become a fruitful career.

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Kamen Joshi – Moso Nikki

Moso Nikki is Kamen Joshi’s second indies single. It features a creepy Halloween-like instrumental and the usual mashup of genres that Kamen Joshi is known for, and features some of their other songs released during the same time.

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Toyonaga Toshiyuki – C”LR”OWN

Today’s introduction and review is Toshiyuki Toyonaga’s first mini album, C “LR”OWN. With the album title fitting the Halloween vibe, this is a great album to check out this October!

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