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Kuroki Meisa debuts Hellcat

by oroitsme on April 30, 2009 · 5 comments · AddThis

Kuroki Meisa
Kuroki Meisa, in Hellcat promotions
Artist: Kuroki Meisa
Product Code: SRCL-6996/6998
Release Date: 2009.04.08
Highest Ranking: #9
Label: Sony
Limited Edition: DVD

Kuroki Meisa is a young talent rising in popularity. A quarter-Brazilian from Okinawa, she was discovered at a young age and became a model for the fashion magazine JJ. Her beauty gained her attention and popularity; she is regarded by the public as one of the most beautiful young talents, and is among her contemporaries in the group of new young model-actresses gaining popularity. She has been blossoming in an acting career, taking roles in popular dramas like “One Pound Gospel” and in popular movies like “Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru,” “Chakushin Ari FINAL,” and “Subaru.” She was awarded a Golden Arrow newcomer award in 2007 and a Hashida newcomer award in 2009.

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Arashi – truth/Kaze no Mukou e

by oroitsme on January 5, 2009 · 4 comments · AddThis

Arashi in Popolo, September 2008
Artist: Arashi
Product Code: JACA-5109/5111/5113
Release Date: 2008.08.20
Highest Ranking: #1
Label: J-STORM
Limited Edition: DVD, special cover and tracklist

In the summer of 2008, Arashi’s leader Ohno Satoshi was given the starring role in the summer TBS drama Maou. At the same time, member Sakurai Sho was given the honor of covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics for NTV. Arashi contributed “truth” as the theme song to Ohno’s drama and “Kaze no Mukou e” as the theme for NTV. The two songs were released as a special 3-version double-A side single. The B-side on the single was also used in CMs for Tongari Corn snacks, with Arashi as the spokesmen.

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Aira Mitsuki – COPY

by oroitsme on October 10, 2008 · 1 comment · AddThis

Aira Mitsuki
Aira Mitsuki promo photo for COPY
Artist: Aira Mitsuki
Product Code: VUCD-60001/60002
Release Date: 2008.09.03
Highest Ranking: #48
Label: D-Topia Entertainment
Limited Edition: Low price, different packaging, different tracks

Aira Mitsuki was discovered when she became the winner of the 2007 MEGA TRANCE Singer auditions out of more than 6000 applicants. She is being produced by Oonishi Terukado, who has worked with such artists like 80PAN (Harenchi Punch) and Aiuchi Rina. He had at one point expressed that he would like to turn Aira into the next big technopop icon in the wake of Nakata Yasutaka’s popular work with Perfume.

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NEWS – pacific

by oroitsme on August 13, 2008 · 4 comments · AddThis

NEWS featured in Oricon Style
NEWS in 2007.11.12 issue of Oricon Style
Artist: NEWS
Product code: JECN-0149/0150
Release date: 2007.11.07
Highest Ranking: #1
Label: Johnny’s Entertainment
Limited Edition: 2 extra tracks, photo booklet

After two members were put onto suspension for underage drinking, NEWS were taken out from public view despite their upcoming single “SAYAENDOU/Hadashi no Cinderella Boy” and, after the release of the single with almost no promotion, went on hiatus in spring of 2006. During this time, the remaining six members continued on with other musical and acting projects. They rejoined on New Years Eve 2007 as a six member group, at which time the ban of NEWS images and promotion were lifted.

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Aragaki Yui – Sora

by oroitsme on July 30, 2008 · 5 comments · AddThis

Aragaki Yui
Aragaki Yui promoting Sora
Artist: Aragaki Yui
Product code: WPZL-30074/10446
Release date: 2007.12.05
Highest Ranking: #3
Label: Warner Music
Limited Edition: no DVD, lower price

Okinawa-born Aragaki Yui started off her career by winning a contest with and becoming a model of Nicola magazine. Nicknamed Gakki, she became increasingly popular while dabbling in gravure, television, and acting. In 2005, she graduated from the magazine and focused more on her acting, even appearing in popular, high-profile dramas like Dragon Zakura and My Boss My Hero.

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