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Sexy Little Things: In other words, you are in my hands

by Rinoa on April 11, 2010 · 7 comments · AddThis

Hamasaki in Microphone
Hamasaki in Alexander McQueen

Sexy Little Things was another music video which filmed in London, along with Microphone. According to her ViVi Deji Diary, more than 50 musicians and models were featured in this video.

Filmed in a completely different style and mood, it provides a continuation to Microphone, with a different twist. The imagery is highly minimalistic and makes heavy use of black, white and red. Hamasaki describes it as “fully loaded with tricks” and mentions how she experiments with unique different styles.

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Microphone: Meeting you was a necessity

by Rinoa on April 6, 2010 · 5 comments · AddThis

Hamasaki in Microphone
Black Hamasaki making an appearance in Microphone as well as in Sexy Little Things

Microphone is the first song from Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus which was leaked online and was chosen as the leading song for this album. Furthermore it was also the first promotional video which was aired on television. It is neatly blended in with Sexy Little Things, where the final scene is re-winded and re-utilised as the introduction for Microphone.

The setting is largely modified from minimalistic to gothic. Nonetheless the heavy usage of black and white is ever-present. It was filmed in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. The video highlights themes of repression, concealment, control and the notion of being true to yourself.

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Girl Next Door Debut Interview

by Rinoa on October 18, 2009 · 5 comments · AddThis

GIRL NEXT DOOR Promotional Picture

This article is translated from an interview done with Girl Next Door by Yahoo!
Translation by Rinoa

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Utada – This Is The One

by sljinu on September 13, 2009 · 19 comments · AddThis

Utada Hikaru
Utada promoting This Is The One
Artist: Utada Hikaru
Product code: UICL-1088
Release date: 2009.03.14 (JP), 2009.05.30 (US)
Highest Ranking: #3 Oricon, #69 Billboard 200
Label: Island Records
US Version: 3 Bonus Tracks

With the Japanese market completely wrapped around her finger, J-pop sensation, Utada Hikaru, has been seen to frequently flaunt her creative flair in her music. Having dominated the Oricon charts with virtually every venture during her initial five year tenure, Utada finally decided to break into the American music scene with her first English album, Exodus. Her uninhibited, audacious approach to its production led to an album which despite being fresh, was rather difficult for American audiences to accept and ultimately led to its downfall. Undeterred, five years later, Utada returned for another foray in the American market with her now mainstream-focused, aptly titled, This Is The One.

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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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