From the monthly archives:

June 2011

AKB48 – Koko ni Ita Koto

by 1337rice on June 7, 2011 · 5 comments · AddThis

Koko ni Ita Koto
Artist: AKB48
Product Code: KIZC-90117/KIZC-117
Release Date: 2011.06.08
Label: King Records Japan / You! Be Cool
Format: CD, CD+DVD
Limited Edition: 100 pg photo book by Mika Ninagawa, 1 of 14 randomly selected photos

Originally planned for release on April 6th, the Tohoku earthquake on March 11 brought the Japanese music industry to a sudden halt. After waiting for 4 months, will this album live up to its expectations and help AKB48 establish itself in the ORICON record books again?

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ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 (5/28)

by Aprilis on June 1, 2011 · 6 comments · AddThis

Ayumi Hamasaki’s 2011 concert tour, originally named ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2011 A ~HOTEL Love songs~, was changed to ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 after the natural disaster that strike Eastern Japan in March. This isn’t the first time that Ayu had made sudden changes because of an unexpected event. Back in 2001, Ayu had the design for the album I am… all planned out. But after the 911 event, she opted for a more simple version that we see today. The new concert theme and tour goods are a big indication that Ayu really wants to reach to everyone through her music. Whether they are people that were affected by the disaster in March, the people who had reached to help, and international fans from all over the world.

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