Wanna hear ayumikurikamaki’s New Song?

Ayukuma’s been making a lot of hay about getting their new single, “Tabidachi no Uta” (they’re calling it “Song of the New Beginning” in English), selected as the ending theme for this Naruto show that I’ve never watched but I know a bunch of people do watch because there are commercials on Cartoon Network and stuff.

You can get it via iTunes (Japan), too, which is pretty exciting if you’re so inclined.

But you can also get yourself a legit sneak peek by looking at the Naruto end credits in question.

Good find, Jordan!

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Get Your First Listen to Every Track on ‘MISS UNLIMITED’

If you haven’t already ordered PassCode’s major debut maxi-single / EP thing, maybe this will convince you:

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Pre-order ‘MISS UNLIMITED’, Win Prize

This is kind of a cool promo by PassCode:

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This Is Certainly a Little Troubling

Doop-dee-doop, surfing around through Twitter … hello, what’s this?

Why, it’s high school idols in corpse paint playing with the tools of suicide! How uplifting!

Say hello to Naniwa Six Immortals of Poetry, or Naniwa Rokkasen, as they like to be called. This song is from their first single, “Don’t Die!,” which is coming up at the end of the month. How fitting! I mean, overall, the song and video aren’t nearly as bleak as things start off, but it definitely has that “I kill” feel to it, with the excluded girl still harboring some ill feelings. It’s a song with a message. Continue reading


Wow, PassCode’s Kind of Going for It

As we saw yesterday, “MISS UNLIMITED,” PassCode’s debut major label single, sounds like we have a lot of PassCode’s best side to enjoy going forward as they take the next step in their career. And what does that next step look like?

Well, if the media that PassCode’s been sharing out is any indication, it might be pretty ambitious. Continue reading


Life Is Complete: Bokura no Oyugi’s First Single, Video Coming

OH MAN you guys, what feels like months of patience and endless hectoring and no shortage of questioning the very meaning of existence, the satanic circus that is Bokura no Oyugi is finally making an official release.

TY @vanipopo!

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PassCode’s Major Debut Is Gonna Be a Rocker

After sharing their updated look on Facebook the other day, I had a feeling that we were getting very, very close to the pre-release for PassCode’s major label debut single, “MISS UNLIMITED.” I was not disappointed.

There is a ton happening in this video!

It’s just the short version, but we’ll get the real deal soon (given how randomly the announcement was made about this yesterday, I almost think it got held up in editing). Continue reading


Who Wants to See Guso Drop’s New PV?

The correct answer is “I do! I do!” if you’re a fan. And it should be even if you aren’t, because while the pun doesn’t actually make any sense (or even actually be a pun, given that the title is something different), this is exciting-ass stuff:

And speaking of idolcore-as-hell

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You May Already Know, But Here Are the Ladybaby Single Details

I was so proud of myself yesterday for having caught this one on a random Twitter pass-through and not already seeing it added elsewhere. It’s details on The Idol Formerly Known as Ladybaby’s major label single!

I was so proud that I put it away for a little while. “Something to add over the weekend,” I thought!

You know what? Screw you guys. If you want the details in English, you’ll only tangentially get them from me. Continue reading


Billie Idle Released a Preview Single for “bi bi bi bi bi” and It’s Great

In one a great little under-the-radar move, Billie Idle quietly tweeted out this announcement about the immediately availability of “Nakisou Sunday” on iTunes:

Clicking through doesn’t get you much closer to the download, as it’s not only on iTunes, but the dreaded Japanese iTunes that you have to bend over backwards to use. I, however, am such a nice guy that I reconfigured my iTunes a little while back and not only downloaded the song … Continue reading