Jan 072016
 

It’s not everyday that J-Pop idol sensation Namie Amuro, once dubbed the “Queen of J-Pop” releases a track on her latest album as a duet with a virtual voice. Well, Queen, meet the Diva from the near-future of idols. B Who I Want 2 B feat. Hatsune Miku is a song released on the Dimension Point label on June 10th, 2015.  
b who i want 2 be - namie amuro ft miku

More recently, a fully animated music video was posted to the singer’s official Youtube channel, which has hit a million views. It is a colorful blend of 2D animation and 3D modeling that capitalizes on both singers’ unique styles, pairing off perfectly with the cheerful electronic pop song. How well it is pulled off sets a great precedent for professionals collaborating with Vocaloid software.

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Jul 292015
 

Hey y’all! This week, I’m looking at a girl group that I’ve never listened to before. SONAMOO (meaning “pine tree”) is the newest group from TS Entertainment, debuting with an “old-school hip hop” concept in December 2014. Now they’re back with a slightly different concept, so let’s take a look at “Cushion,” by SONAMOO!

sonamoo cushion cover

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Jul 232015
 

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The world’s #1 virtual idol Hatsune Miku is joining the cast of Atlus’s Persona 4: Dancing All Night as a DLC character. Miku will be available mid-August, and she comes with the “Heaven feat. Hatsune Miku (ATOLS Remix)” song, which is a remix of Persona 4’s dungeon song (can be listened to in the video below). Her design is courtesy of Shigenori Soejima, the character designer of Persona 4. Continue reading »

Jul 142015
 

Hey y’all! I know I’ve been MIA the last two months, but after finals, I studied abroad and hardly touched my computer. But now I’m back and excited to review some K-pop! GOT7 has gotten some mixed reviews from me. I loved their second single, but wasn’t crazy about any of their other promotional singles. Now they’re back again, and I thought I’d give them another chance.  Without any further ado, let’s take a look at GOT7’s new single, Just Right!

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May 052015
 

Hey y’all! This week I’ll be reviewing a group that I hadn’t heard of before. A.cian debuted in 2012 with five members, of which only one still remains. They’ve gone through a couple of lineup changes (having 6 members at one point), but now they’re back with five members of varying experience.

This is the current line-up’s third single, only seven months after their first comeback as a group. Even though the general group has been around for a while, they’re all new to me, so I’m excited. Without further ado, let’s take a look at A.cian’s newest single, Driving!

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Apr 212015
 

Hey y’all! I didn’t plan it this way, but I’m doing another SM Entertainment group this week. I’ve been requested to review Red Velvet, which I was more than happy to do. I wasn’t wowed by their debut song, Happiness, but they came back with two singles for their new EP, so the odds were better this time around. I’ve decided to go with Automatic, so without further ado, let’s take a look!

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