Sunday, June 10, 2018

CD Review :: Kis-My-Ft2 - Yummy!!

CD

1) "7th" Overture
2) Invitation
3) Mr.Star Light
4) PICK IT UP
5) Break The Chains
6) Toxxxic (Fujigaya Taisuke) {CD Only Track}
7) Shinkirou
8) Ka・Ku・Shi・Go・To (Kitayama Hiromitsu) {CD Only Track}
9) Selfie
10) Seishun Don't Stop!!
11) Super Tasty!
12) Clap-A-Holics (Tamamori Yuta) {CD Only Track}
13) FREEZE
14) Akai Kajitsu
15) REAL ME (Kitayama Hiromitsu & Fujigaya Taisuke)
16) Yu + Jou o , Kuttsukete
17) HAPPY☆DAY
18) We are Kis-My! (CD Only Bonus Track)

CD + DVD A

CD + DVD B

Both CD + DVD's tracklist

1) "7th" Overture
2) Invitation
3) Mr.Star Light
4) PICK IT UP
5) Break The Chains
6) Shinkirou
7) Selfie
8) Seishun Don't Stop!!
9) Super Tasty!
10) FREEZE
11) Akai Kajitsu
12) REAL ME (Kitayama Hiromitsu & Fujigaya Taisuke)
13) Yu + Jou o , Kuttsukete
14) HAPPY☆DAY

Yummy!! is Kis-My-Ft2's 7th album and it was released on 25th April .

Kis-My-Ft2's last album release was last May's MUSIC COLOSSEUM . Singles PICK IT UP & Akai Kajitsu are included in Yummy!! .

The CD only version of Yummy!! has 18 songs inclusive of 3 solo songs by leader Kitayama Hiromitsu , Fujigaya Taisuke & Tamamori Yuta + 1 bonus group track We are Kis-My! while both CD + DVD versions has 14 tracks .

Yummy!! was released on the same day as special single You & Me that's only available for sale via 7/11 .

Kis-My-Ft2's latest album offering has the same music structure as MUSIC COLOSSEUM . So same as before , I will review Yummy!! based on the CD only version tracklist .

After a fun loving intro "7th" Overture , Yummy!! wasted no time in diving into the 1st 2 album tracks Invitation & Mr.Star Light which're both back to back upbeat jovial sounding songs .

PICK IT UP is Kis-My-Ft2's 19th single & it was used to promote Fuji TV's Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatte Iru drama that member Fujigaya Taisuke starred in .

Break The Chains is the 3rd album track & this's 1 of my favourite new songs as it showcases what Kis-My-Ft2 does best with it being angsty aggressive sounding .

Toxxxic is 1 of 3 solo songs only available in the CD only version of Yummy!! and for this , this's sung by Fujigaya .

I wasn't sure what to expect for Toxxxic given the weird song title but I actually enjoy it .

After back to back upbeat songs , Kis-My-Ft2 slow things down considerably with Shinkirou . Surprisingly there's auto tune in Shinkirou but despite this , I don't mind as the other album tracks don't have that much auto tune .

Ka・Ku・Shi・Go・To is the 2nd of 3 solo songs only available in the CD only version of Yummy!! and for this , this's sung by leader Kitayama .

Out of the 3 solo songs , Ka・Ku・Shi・Go・To is my least favourite as I frankly find this song nothing special & Kitayama's past solos were better but not Ka・Ku・Shi・Go・To unfortunately .

The next 3 album tracks all ironically starts with the same alphabet , S .

Selfie was chosen to be used in the ads of Yamazaki's Summer's tasty choice promotion .

Seishun Don't Stop!! is quite a typical sounding upbeat song while Super Tasty! is Yummy!!'s main lead album promo track as Kis-My-Ft2 performed it on TV shows .

I would have loved to see Super Tasty! had a video made as initially I didn't quite like the song but after a while when Kis-My-Ft2 kept performing it during TV shows , my opinion on it changed .

Also despite the song title , it's quite surprising Selfie has a chilled out Caribbean like flair to it .

Clap-A-Holics is 3rd solo song only available in the CD only version of Yummy!! and for this , this's sung by Tamamori .

Vocally , Tamamori is not the best in Kis-My-Ft2 similar with ARASHI's Aiba but both guys are able to put out surprisingly good entertaining solos & this's no exception for Tamamori's latest solo offering .

Out of the 3 solo songs in Yummy!! , I like Clap-A-Holics a lot as it's super fun & the momentum keeps on happening non stop from start until finish . This's a lot more catchy than Tamamori's past solo ALIVE but it's no doubt 1 of the main album highlights in Yummy!! .

And speaking of album highlight songs , the next album track FREEZE is also another fantastic track & for this , MIYAVI is credited as the 1 who played the guitar riffs in this song .

FREEZE is a rock number that's complimented with the resounding sound of MIYAVI's guitar and this's something that could have been in MUSIC COLOSSEUM .

Akai Kajitsu is Kis-My-Ft2's 20th single & it was used to promote TV Asahi's Juuyou Sankounin Tantei drama that starred Tamamori & NEWS's Koyama Keiichiro .

REAL ME is the newest duo song sung by Kitayama & Fujigaya . Same with FREEZE , this could have been included MUSIC COLOSSEUM as well as REAL ME is outright angsty driven & I don't know if it's just me but when I 1st heard the song , it sounds quite similar like Tonight .

Yu + Jou o , Kuttsukete is the only album song that's the closest that can be considered as a ballad . Just like Super Tasty! , I also wished that a proper video was made for Yu + Jou o , Kuttsukete as it deserves so .

HAPPY☆DAY & We are Kis-My! are the last 2 album songs in the CD only version tracklist . For We are Kis-My! , it's an exclusive bonus group track that's excluded in both CD + DVDs versions of Yummy!! .

Yummy!! started in an upbeat peppy mood so it's no surprises that it also concludes in the same beat as well . We are Kis-My! gets quite crazy as the song progresses which's actually quite amusing as I never heard Kis-My-Ft2 sing so fast before until now .

Overall , Yummy!! is Kis-My-Ft2's most less serious sounding album to date . I wouldn't deny that I was quite disappointed with last year's MUSIC COLOSSEUM as I feel the concept & songs didn't go well hand in hand together .

At least for Yummy!! , both the album's concept & new material were in sync but in this case , I genuinely only enjoy the middle part of the album such as Break The Chains , FREEZE and also Fujigaya + Tamori's latest solos .

I'm not really a big fan of the other album tracks as the cheesy factor is there but seeing that they play up Yummy!!'s concept well , I can let it slide a bit but on whole , I feel Yummy!! is not a Kis-My-Ft2 album I would recommend to new fans as their past albums were better sounding to me .

I said before that Kis-My-Ft2 has been releasing studio albums on a yearly basis when they made their debut in 2011 and as much as I want them to stop doing it , I rather they take their time & release it slowly instead of releasing it for the sake of doing so .

V6's The ONES was released 4 years after 2013's Oh! My! Goodness! but despite this , The ONES was an unexpectedly great album which I felt it was worth the 4 years wait and this's something Kis-My-Ft2 could consider learning from their seniors but I unfortunately don't see it from happening anytime soon .

That said , Kis-My-Ft2's 21st single LOVE will be released next month on 11th July & as to whether Yummy!! is a good or bad follow up from last year's MUSIC COLOSSEUM , that's not for me to decide but I feel that given a choice , I prefer Yummy!! slightly more than MUSIC COLOSSEUM .


Thursday, June 07, 2018

V6 - Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING

CD

CD + DVD A

CD + DVD B

Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING is V6's 49th single & it was released last month on 30th May .

This's V6's 1st single release of 2018 & it's their 3rd back to back double A-side single release .

The jacket covers of Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING feature the members with rays shining on them .

Both Crazy Rays & KEEP GOING are 2 different dance tune tracks that showcase V6's true essence . The tracks differ in grace & tempo which led to V6's further evolvement as they have matured & built up their careers over the years .

Crazy Rays & KEEP GOING each have different promo tie in's . Crazy Rays was used to promote TV Asahi's Tokusou9 drama starring member Inohara Yoshihiko & the song was written by Magokoro Brothers' Sakurai Hidetoshi .

KEEP GOING was used as the image song for WOWOW's Spain soccer 2017–18 La Liga season coverage . Credits wise , the song was written & composed by m-flo's ☆Taku Takahashi while it was arranged by ☆Taku , Jazzin'park's Kubota Shingo + Kurihara Akira & Tachytelic Inc.'s Mitsunori Ikeda .

The CD only version of Crazy Rays & KEEP GOING includes 2 B-sides songs , Imi no Nai Doraibu & TL .

It's about time for new V6 release and after they released their 13th album The ONES last Aug which was an unexpected great enjoyable record , in comes their latest single offering Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING .

Some of V6's past double A-side singles were hard for me to like as it wasn't easy for me to like both A-sides on par with each other but luckily that's not the case for Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING .

Both A-sides are upbeat dance songs but they don't sound the same . When I 1st heard them , I liked KEEP GOING a bit more as it has a very strong sports theme driven flair while I wasn't so impressed with Crazy Rays .

That changed when I heard the full version of both songs and as a result , I feel both Crazy Rays & KEEP GOING are equally good but given a choice , I feel that KEEP GOING has a bigger more memorable lasting 1st impression .

That said V6 rarely disappoints & that shows for Crazy Rays + KEEP GOING . Seeing that their next single release is their 50th , I hope they can do something big to mark this milestone .

Perhaps for once they might consider to release a triple A-side single which's something they haven't done yet but there's always a 1st for something .


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ken Hirai - Shiranai ne Desho?

1) Shiranai ne Desho?
2) Shiranai ne Desho? (less vocal)

Ken's Bar 20th Anniversary Bonus Track

Ken's Bar 2017 X'mas Special!!

3) Kimi wa Tomodachi
4) Strawberry Sex
5) Non Fiction  

Shiranai ne Desho? is Ken Hirai's 44th single & it was released yesterday on 30th May .

This single was released on the same day alongside with Ken's 43rd single Todokanaikara .

Promo wise , Shiranai ne Desho? was chosen to be used to promote the TV Asahi's drama Mikaiketsu no Onna .

Prior to the single physical release , Shiranai ne Desho? was 1st released digitally on 17th May .

Just like Todokanaikara , 3 live recordings serve as B-side songs in Shiranai ne Desho? which they were all recorded from last Dec's Ken's Bar 2017 X'mas Special!! .

I reviewed Todokanaikara yesterday so today's focus is on Shiranai ne Desho? .

I already mentioned that both Todokanaikara & Shiranai ne Desho? are very different from each other . While Todokanaikara is an upbeat acoustic guitar driven love song , that's not the case for Shiranai ne Desho? .

For Shiranai ne Desho? , it's almost like Non Fiction in that both songs are emo sounding but Shiranai ne Desho? has a more stronger piano driven presence .

To me , Ken demonstrates how musically versatile he's as he pretty much can nail almost every different kind of music genre and for him to release Todokanaikara & Shiranai ne Desho? side by side together on the same day , it's proof how musically talented Ken's after being in the business for a very long time .

I'm not expecting Ken to release a new studio album so soon & hopefully Todokanaikara & Shiranai ne Desho? will not be the only new songs that he released this year .


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ken Hirai - Todokanaikara

1) Todokanaikara
2) Todokanaikara (less vocal)

Ken's Bar 20th Anniversary Bonus Track

Ken's Bar 2017 X'mas Special!!

3) Mahoutte Itte Ii Kana ?
4) Sentimental
5) Elegy 

Todokanaikara is Ken Hirai's 43rd single & it was released today on 30th May .

For this , Todokanaikara was released today alongside with Ken's 44th single Shiranai ne Desho? .

Todokanaikara was chosen to be used to promote the 50 First Kisses movie which's a remake of 2004's USA movie 50 First Dates that starred actor Adam Sandler and actress Drew Barrymore .

Described as a love song , Ken specially created Todokanaikara for 50 First Kisses which the movie will be released in Japan cinemas on this coming Fri on 1st June .

Prior to the physical release , Todokanaikara was 1st released digitally on 9th May .

3 live recordings serve as B-side songs in Todokanaikara which they were all recorded from last Dec's Ken's Bar 2017 X'mas Special!! .

It's a bit strange that Ken chose not to release both Todokanaikara & Shiranai ne Desho? but rather as 2 separate different singles .

Both Todokanaikara & Shiranai ne Desho? are very different from each other . Today's blog entry will focus on Todokanaikara .

After Ken released last June's Non Fiction which was quite an emo moody song , he decided to go for a different music direction with Todokanaikara .

For me what I like about Todokanaikara is its simplicity and it's just Ken singing alongside with an acoustic guitar backing him vocally while there's some autotune thrown in for good measure .

Todokanaikara reminds me of a cross between Ken's past singles songs such as Kimi wa Tomodachi & Canvas which both of them are still great tracks .

I will review Shiranai ne Desho? tomorrow .


Monday, May 28, 2018

Kis-My-Ft2 - You & Me

CD

CD + DVD

1) HOME
2) ZERO (Kitayama Hiromitsu , Fujigaya Taisuke & Tamamori Yuta)

You & Me is a special single by Kis-My-Ft2 which was released last month on 25th April .

This special single was released on the same day as the group's 7th album Yummy!! . You & Me is only available for sale via 7/11 .

Only 77,777 copies of You & Me was made & this's in line with 2018 being Kis-My-Ft2's 7th debut anniversary , Yummy!! is their 7th album & lastly the group having 7 members .

You & Me includes 2 songs , the 1st 1 is titled HOME . HOME was chosen to be used in the ads of TOKYO interior .

ZERO is the 2nd song in You & Me . Unlike HOME , ZERO is handled by leader Kitayama Hiromitsu , Fujigaya Taisuke & Tamamori Yuta .

Promo wise , ZERO was chosen to be used to promote NTV's drama ○○Na Hito no Matsuro starring members Senga Kento , Miyata Toshiya , Yokoo Wataru & Nikaido Takashi .

I think it's quite cool for Kis-My-Ft2 to do something interesting in marking their 7th anniversary in the business and in this case , they chose to release a special single alongside with their latest album offering Yummy!! .

I personally like HOME a lot as it's a really nice heart warming ballad . It's a bit unfortunate that neither HOME or ZERO are included in Yummy!! but it will defeat the purpose of releasing it as a standalone special single in the 1st place .

On the other hand , I only find ZERO ok for my liking even though I find it a bit strange that it's not Busaiku that sang the song as it was used to promote ○○Na Hito no Matsuro starring them .

Kis-My-Ft2's 21st single LOVE will be released on 11th July .


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Shota Shimizu - Friday

Cover for both CD & CD + DVD versions

1) Friday
2) Letter
3) Good Life -New Jack Swing Remix-
4) Friday Instrumental

Friday is Shota Shimizu's 24th single & it was released last week on 16th May .

Shota's new single was released about 4 months+ since his previous single Good Life .

Friday was used to promote The Premium Music Campaign organised by Suntory's The Premium Malts & the song was 1st aired via The Premium Music Campaign app .

The A-side was also chosen to be used as the opening theme song for TV Asahi's Break Out programme for this month .

Prior to the physical CD single release , Friday was 1st released digitally on 9th May .

Friday includes 2 B-sides , Letter & a New Jack Swing Remix of Good Life .

It's no secret that I haven't been liking Shota's recent music releases since early 2016 as he kept releasing music back to back which's so auto tune driven & unfortunately or not , Friday is easily his most auto tune over saturated single to date .

All the 3 songs in Friday are filled with maximum auto tune usage back to back which made me have a big headache .

I wish Shota's fans can write/tell him personally to stop using auto tune since Shota writes & composes almost his entire discography as that's not what I got into Shota's music in the 1st place almost 10 years ago .

It's strange for Shota to use autotune to mask his vocals , it's not that he's vocally terrible , in fact it's the opposite .

I don't want to come to a situation where I stop listening to Shota due to this which's a big shame as I think he's vocally talented but at this rate he's going , I might as well go listen to Hatsune Miku instead .


Thursday, May 17, 2018

CD Review :: NEWS - EPCOTIA

CD

CD + DVD

1) EPCOTIA SAFETY GUIDE -INTER-
2) EPCOTIA
3) KINGDOM
4) TWINKLE STAR
5) Warp Chu -INTER-
6) LPS
7) Koi Suru Wakusei
8) JUMP AROUND
9) Docking -INTER-
10) AVALON
11) IT'S YOU
12) Iseijin to no Contact ni Tsuite -INTER-
13) UFO
14) EROTICA
15) BLACKHOLE
16) Hoshi ni Negai wo
17) Innocence
18) Kaeri Michi -INTER-
19) HAPPY ENDING

EPCOTIA is NEWS's 9th album & it was released on 21st March .

NEWS's new album is a sequel to last year's NEVERLAND & it has a space travel theme . Only 1 single LPS is included in EPCOTIA .

The new album title stands for EXPERIENCE PLANETS, A CORNER OF COSMOS. LET'S GO TRAVELING INTO ASTROWORLD .

The CD only version of EPCOTIA has 4 solo tracks . Both versions of the album has 5 interludes each .

After the album opening introduction number EPCOTIA SAFETY GUIDE -INTER- , NEWS wasted no time in diving straight into the 1st new album song which shares the same title as the album .

EPCOTIA (the song) sets the tone on what to expect in the subsequent songs found in EPCOTIA (the album) & since it's already mentioned that the new album has a space travel theme , it's not surprising EPCOTIA (the song) follows in this route .

The next song KINGDOM was used as NTV's tournament theme song coverage on last year's FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 .

Before KINGDOM was included in EPCOTIA , NEWS performed KINGDOM last year in TV shows such as Best Artist 2017 . At that time I didn't quite like the song cos it sounded as though they were shouting & not singing .

For the studio version of KINGDOM , I got almost the same feeling when I 1st heard it . Out of the new material in EPCOTIA , KINGDOM is actually my least favourite due to this . My ears were aching slightly after hearing KINGDOM which's unfortunate as if not for this , I would like the song much more .

TWINKLE STAR is the 3rd album track . Unlike EPCOTIA (the song) & KINGDOM , TWINKLE STAR is pleasant sounding . Although not 1 of my favourite songs in EPCOTIA (the album) , I think the song's not bad overall .

Warp Chu -INTER- is the 1st album interlude & this's followed by LPS .

LPS is NEWS's 22nd single & it's the only single song included in EPCOTIA . LPS stands for Love Peace Smile & it's described as the group's most 'peaceful' single in their discography .

This song was used as a special track to promote NEWSICAL last year . NEWSICAL featured NEWS creating a 6 minute long musical of the same name from scratch & the musical comprises singing , dancing & acting .

NEWS began working on NEWSICAL last Aug with each member making use of their own individuality & strength to fulfil different roles .

The next 2 album tracks are the shortest in the album but they're some of my favourite songs in EPCOTIA .

Koi Suru Wakusei is a catchy uplifting song that's quite space travel driven lyrics while JUMP AROUND is a very fun upbeat song .

NEWS performed JUMP AROUND at last month's CDTV 25th Anniversary which didn't surprise me cos I feel JUMP AROUND is 1 of the standout tracks in EPCOTIA .

Docking -INTER- is the 2nd album interlude which's followed by 2 back to back album songs .

I think it's quite easy to see why AVALON & IT'S YOU are side by side each other as they're in the same music genre as both have the inclusion of auto tune .

Iseijin to no Contact ni Tsuite -INTER- is the 3rd album interlude which's followed by some of EPCOTIA's most experimental driven tracks .

On 1st listen , UFO & EROTICA both have slight traces of NEWS's 21st single EMMA which's not a bad thing . I wasn't sure what to expect prior to hearing both songs but they kind of make up parts of EMMA in some ways or another .

BLACKHOLE is 1 of EPCOTIA's most aggressive driven track & it reminds me of NEVERLAND's BLACK FIRE to some extent as both songs are very angsty driven .

Slowing things down considerably are the next 2 album tracks Hoshi ni Negai wo & Innocence which're both mid tempo songs .

Kaeri Michi -INTER- is the 4th / last album interlude which brings to the last song in EPCOTIA , HAPPY ENDING .

Just like NEVERLAND's U R not alone , HAPPY ENDING is a short straight to the point song which concludes EPCOTIA very well on a happy ending note , no pun intended .

Welcome to EPCOTIA ! NEWS follows NEVERLAND with the 2nd release of the group's album project , this 1 themed around space travel . NEWS invites you to experience the cosmos with their 9th album which includes LPS .

1st of all before I go on further , I want to say that EPCOTIA is not NEWS's 1st release to have a space travel theme , the 1st was actually their 1st single NEWS Nippon although that's not counted as their debut single .

With that out of the way , I'm quite surprised with NEWS's latest album release EPCOTIA . NEVERLAND was a surprising enjoyable album as I found it a lot more better than White & QUARTETTO so I was curious to see if EPCOTIA was able to live up to expectations , especially since only LPS is included .

After listening to EPCOTIA , I can say that more or less NEWS's latest album offering managed to live up to expectations and I'm not surprised both EPCOTIA & NEVERLAND are similar , in terms of both albums' structure .

For NEWS to only include LPS in EPCOTIA , this means the album tracks have to be of certain standard & luckily I like most of the album tracks . Also quite a few songs definitely could have been in NEVERLAND which's not a bad thing .

I feel that both NEVERLAND & EPCOTIA flow quite well from start until end , sound consistency wise . Perhaps that's why both albums have interludes to balance things out .

Overall I think that NEWS's 5th self titled album is still their best as a 4 piece cos at that time of release , they set a pretty high standard with their comeback album which I still feel it's great .

Ironically since then , NEWS has been releasing albums on a yearly basis since 2013 unlike in the past where their releases were quite unpredictable .

That said , EPCOTIA is a pretty good solid follow up to last year's NEVERLAND . In a way I was hoping NEWS would release something special to celebrate their 15th anniversary in the business but I suppose in a way they did as for them to utilise a space travel theme for EPCOTIA just like what they did for NEWS Nippon , guess this kind of come back full circle for NEWS ?



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Album Reviews


# Kis-My-Ft2 - Yummy!!

# NEWS - EPCOTIA

# FLOWER FLOWER - Spotlight

# Koda Kumi - AND

# B'z - DINOSAUR

# ARASHI - 「untitled」

# BREAKERZ - X

# Aoyama Thelmas - 10TH DIARY

# SPYAIR - KINGDOM

# SID - NOMAD

# V6 - The ONES

# Shota Shimizu - FLY

# Ken Hirai - Utabaka Dake ni.

# Acid Black Cherry - Acid BLOOD Cherry

# Kis-My-Ft2 - MUSIC COLOSSEUM

# Mika Nakashima - TOUGH

# NEWS - NEVERLAND

# Koda Kumi - W FACE ~inside~ & W FACE ~outside~

# GRANRODEO - Karma to Labyrinth

# GRANRODEO - Pierrot Dancin'

# Hilcrhyme - SIDE BY SIDE

# Kanon Wakeshima - luminescence Q.E.D

# ARASHI - Are You Happy?

# Mao from SID - Maison de M EP

# Hey ! Say ! JUMP - DEAR.

# Ken Hirai - THE STILL LIFE

# BENI - Shiki Uta summer

# Kis-My-Ft2 - I SCREAM

# ayumi hamasaki - M(A)DE IN JAPAN

# MUSCLE ATTACK - HERCULES ROAD

# Aoyama Thelma - PINK TEARS EP

# Shota Shimizu - PROUD

# flumpool - EGG

# NEWS - QUARTETTO

# AKi - EPHEMERAL EP

# BENI - Undress

# SPYAIR - 4

# ARASHI - Japonism

# Aoyama Thelma - GRAY SMOKE EP

# ayumi hamasaki - sixxxxxx EP

# BREAKERZ - 0-ZERO-

# Domoto Koichi - Spiral

# Kis-My-Ft2 - KIS-MY-WORLD

# Hey ! Say ! JUMP - JUMPing CAR

# Namie Amuro - _genic

# ayaka - Rainbow Road

# THE TURTLES JAPAN - ELECTRONIC HUMANITY

# ayumi hamasaki - A ONE

# Hilcrhyme - REVIVAL

# MUSCLE ATTACK - ATTACK

# Koda Kumi - WALK OF MY LIFE

# B'z - EPIC DAY

# Acid Black Cherry - L

# Kanon Wakeshima - Tsukinami

# NEWS - White

# FLOWER FLOWER - Shiki EP

# AKi - ARISE

# FLOWER FLOWER - Mi

# ARASHI - THE DIGITALIAN

# Anna Tsuchiya - LUCIFER EP

# Yamashita Tomohisa - YOU

# Aoyama Thelma - Lonely Angel

# Yamashita Tomohisa - Asobi EP

# Kis-My-Ft2 - Kis-My-Journey

# ayumi hamasaki - Colours

# KAT-TUN - come Here

# Hey ! Say ! JUMP - smart

# Fukuyama Masaharu - HUMAN

# Miliyah Kato x Shota Shimizu - THE BEST

# JASMINE - Welcome to Jas Vegas

# SID - OUTSIDER

# Shota Shimizu - ENCORE

# Hilcrhyme - FIVE ZERO ONE

# DAIGO - DAIGOLD

# Koda Kumi - Bon Voyage

# Tegomass - Tegomass no Seishun

# MUSCLE ATTACK - MUSCLE

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# NEVER LAND - Beautiful Days EP

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# LANDS - Olympos EP

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# Kuroki Meisa - ATTITUDE EP

# Yusuke - Ano .. Konnan Dekimashita Kedo.

# KinKi Kids - J album

# Namie Amuro - PAST < FUTURE

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# LOVE - LOVE.IT EP

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# Dew - PRESENT

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# ON / OFF - Legend Of Twins I -Futago Densetsu-

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# GReeeeN - A , Domo. Ohisashiburi Desu

# YUI - FROM ME TO YOU

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# NEWS - color

# Anna Tsuchiya - NUDY SHOW !

# Soundtrack Of High School Musical 3 : Senior Year

# L'Arc~en~Ciel - KISS

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# KAT-TUN - cartoon KAT-TUN II You

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# ARASHI - One

# NANA Triple Billing

# OLIVIA - The Cloudy Dreamer EP

# Anna Tsuchiya - strip me ?

# ARASHI - ARASHIC

# KAT-TUN - Best of KAT-TUN

# Anna Tsuchiya - Taste My Beat EP

# ARASHI - Time

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# KAT-TUN - KAT-TUN III -QUEEN OF PIRATES-

# Koda Kumi - BEST ~BOUNCE & LOVERS~

# Jesse McCartney - Departure

# The Veronicas - Hook Me Up

# Ken Hirai - LIFE is ...

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# ayumi hamasaki - I am ...

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# The Great Spy Experiment - Flower Show Riots

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