From the monthly archives:

August 2006

Ai Otsuka – Yumekui

by Rinoa on August 15, 2006 · 26 comments · AddThis

Yumekui promotional image
A promotional image which was linked with Yumekui.
Artist: Ai Otsuka
Product Code: AVCD-31021
Release date: 2006.08.02
Debut Ranking: #4
First Press: Special Packaging
Label: avex trax

After four months of inactivity, Ai Otsuka returned to the music scene by releasing her twelfth single. Her highly anticipated single, “Yumekui” was announced to be released on the second of August, close to the release of “Tokyo Friends The Movie” in theatres. This single was specifically made by Ai-chin to fit the theme of “Tokyo Friends” and consequently it is no surprise that both songs within this single were featured within the series and the movie.

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LOVE & PEACE

by Rinoa on August 4, 2006 · 11 comments · AddThis

LOVE & PEACE promotional Image Release Title : LOVE & PEACE
Singer Name : sifow
Release Date : July 26, 2006
Record Label: avex trax

After releasing her first single with avex trax, sifow’s official site had already announced her upcoming single to be released only two months after. In July sifow has returned with a brand new single to give this summer some more spice and life. This time sifow is featured in very vivid colours, sexy outfits and wearing a huge amount of make up and costume jewellery indicating the fact that summer is a time of fun and frivolity. Also her style seems to have moved from trance-pop to bubblegum-pop to create a more lively atmosphere. So does sifow succeed in making the perfect summer single and create this kind of atmosphere? Let’s take a look.

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Tokyo Friends

by Aprilis on August 4, 2006 · 123 comments · AddThis

Tokyo Friends

Tokyo Friends was released on June 8, 2005. Unlike many other Dorama, it was never aired on TV. Instead it was released as DVD; 3 DVDs to be exact. Volume one and two contained the first 4 episodes while volume three contained the last episode. Each episode is approximately 70 minutes long. A Tokyo Friends Premium Box was also released, which includes all 5 episodes, a bonus DVD and 12 postcards. Although this is a very typical Tokyo-story and was never aired on TV, it was quite successful, most probably because it was Otsuka Ai’s debut as an actress.

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