Nichika: River’s Edge CD Only
Utada Hikaru: Ten Book
February 5, 2009 • 10:28 pm 2
February 15, 2009 • 12:17 am 0
This cover’s been out for a while, but only in small. The StyleJapan Report now brings you a 600 by 597 version of the cover, screencapped from YesAsia (the quality is excellent, don’t worry). Click on the image for the full size. The image is in .png format.
I’m really glad she’s (or rather her label is) sticking with the style that was previously demonstrated with the absolutely lovely cover for romantic. However, because the next thing is really complicated, I will not be changing my banner to a PRESENT banner. Besides, the romantic cover has the “Style” of StyleJapan because of the modern city landscape and the “Japan” because… well, it’s from Japan. Enjoy the gorgeous cover. Too bad it wasn’t m-flo produced and it had to be such a boring song. *sigh*
February 14, 2009 • 5:47 pm 0
HYDE is releasing his first compilation on March 8th, 2009, called HYDE BEST (more original title next time, fellow). It features all his A-Sides as well as tracks from his albums as well as a cover of Mika Nakashima’s Glamorous Sky, which he had written himself. CDJapan…
February 14, 2009 • 5:40 pm 0
There’s a second PV for Angela Aki’s upcoming album ANSWER, and this one’s called We’re All Alone. Go see the PV…
February 13, 2009 • 11:48 pm 2
I was relatively surprised, even though now as I look back on my surprise, I think in terms more in the direction of “took long enough, eh?” Ayumi Hamasaki is releasing her tenth album, NEXT LEVEL, on March 25th, 2009. The album will be released in CD and CD+DVD editions, as usual… but with a little twist: she’s adding a third format, namely USB. The USB format will feature the contents of the CD and CD+DVD editions (depending on the version you buy), and will be packaged in a CD case like the rest. The USB drive will be of 2 GB, and 800 MB (for the CD edition) will be consumed by the music. The other 1.2 GB are for the disposal of the customer.
Frankly, I would go and but the CD or CD+DVD edition rather than buy the USB. It’s almost the same thing as with the switch from Vinyl to CD; I have become attached to the CD format because I’ve lived with it for all my life, and I don’t think we need any smaller.
As usual, the Japanese are the first to take the initiative.
EDIT: Here is a little picture of the USB… not too bad, actually, even though it’s super-glittery.
February 12, 2009 • 11:59 pm 0
I have been disappointed by this song, in part because I was expecting many many many times more after six months of absence from the releases schedule, but here it is, at long last, the PV for Shimatani Hitomi’s SMILES. As I expected, the horrible title reflected the bad song. It’s OK, but could have been a lot better. Go see the PV…
February 12, 2009 • 12:30 am 0
A PV for the promotion song of Tommy february6’s compilation album, Stawberry Cream Soda “Daydream” is out. Go see the PV… I’ll be honest; I think the song is boring and not worth much attention. Tomoko’s Tommy heavenly6 material is far better, and Unlimited Sky (the promotional song for Tommy heavenly6’s compilation album) is much better.
February 11, 2009 • 1:26 am 0
After an hour or so of work, I have finally completed a page of upcoming releases, with links to their PVs, similarly to the one I have on the main site. In order to avoid creating a link to the page (because the bar above doesn’t list all the pages), I created a link just above the list of releases which is available to your right. Enjoy the PVs!
February 11, 2009 • 12:04 am 0
Another pleasant surprise… after just a few hours ago discovering the PV for aiko’s milk had been released, I now see that we finally have the PV for Ayumi Hamasaki’s Rule. Too bad the PV for Sparkle isn’t out yet since it is that track, and not this one, that we haven’t heard yet. But it will no doubt soon follow. Go see the PV…
February 10, 2009 • 10:55 pm 0
This has been out for a few days but I sadly failed to notice it before today. The PV I had been waiting for for endless days and weeks is finally out. Ladies and gentlemen, I present, aiko: milk. (What a weird name for a song.)
Opinions of all length and sort are welcome~
February 10, 2009 • 10:28 pm 0
Like going back in time—YUI’s website has now offered not only a very nice new picture of YUI, but has also set up the old website layouts for the releases of feel my soul, Tomorrow’s way, LIFE and TOKYO as well as that of her debut album, From me to you, which may be nice if you weren’t listening to J-Pop/J-Rock (like me) at that time. Go have a look…
P.S.: Sorry for having some of you think that she has a new single coming out… but she’ll be back before the end of the year… right?