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OLIVIA’s Wish

by Rinoa on March 18, 2007 · 8 comments · AddThis

Wish promotion
Wish/Starless Night Photoshoot
Artist: OLIVIA inspi’ REIRA
Product Code: CTCR-40245/6
Release Date: 2006.10.11
First Press: Sticker/Cell Phone Charm
Debut Ranking: #6
Label: cutting edge

Oliva Lufkin, more commonly known as OLIVIA or Livi amongst her fans, returned to the Japanese music scene with a completely revamped style. A factor leading to this change was the fact that Olivia started creating music for the anime version of NANA and took the stage name of OLIVIA inspi’ REIRA. Consequently Livi’s music moved towards a more commercial direction and was created to fit the persona of Reira. After the success of “a little pain“, Olivia released her 10th single titled “Wish/Starless Night“.

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No more crying for Mika

by Leanne on July 30, 2006 · 4 comments · AddThis

Mika CRY NO MORE promo CRY NO MORE
Release Date: 2006.02.22
Peak Position: #8
Label: SONY MUSIC ASSOCIATED RECORDS
Product Code: AICL-1730
First Press: “BLOOD+” jacket-sized sticker
Nakashima Mika’s Official Web Site

After playing the role of NANA and releasing a single posing as her, Nakashima Mika returned with “CRY NO MORE” a slow blues ballad that washes Blast (Oosaki Nana’s band) completely away from her. However, Nana herself isn’t completely washed off. Mika is set for a sequel for the movie which will start production soon. Also, her collaboration with HYDE in “GLAMOROUS SKY” has formed a deep friendship with him and might lead to more work together in the future. A small piece of evidence of future collaberations with him is that “CRY NO MORE” is the ending theme song to the anime “BLOOD+”, while HYDE’s latest single (released on the same day!) is the opening theme song. One has to wonder what this magical pair will work on in the future.

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HYDE’s Season Calls Him

by Leanne on July 30, 2006 · 6 comments · AddThis

HYDE SEASON'S CALL promo SEASON’S CALL
Release Date: 2006.02.22
Peak Position: #1
Label: SONY/Ki\oon/HAUNTED RECORDS
Product Code: KSCL-944
Limited Edition: “BLOOD+” DVD and jacket-sized sticker (Product Code#:KSCL-942/3)
HYDE’s Official Web Site

“SEASON’S CALL” is HYDE’s fourth #1 single, and it’s also the first time he’s had two #1 singles in a row! Like his previous single “COUNTDOWN”, “SEASON’S CALL” is being used as a theme song: this time for the TBS anime “BLOOD+”. What’s interesting to note is that the song is actually composed by KAZ (ex-Oblivion Dust, ex-Spin Aqua). KAZ has been co-producing with HYDE since his fourth single “HELLO” and is also a new addition to HYDE’s solo band as guitarist. So how does HYDE and KAZ fare together? Let’s see…

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Gackt – DIABOLOS

by Spyro on March 24, 2006 · 5 comments · AddThis

DIABOLOS front cover Artist: Gackt
Title: DIABOLOS
Release Date: 2005.09.21
Peak Position: #4
Product Code: CRCP-40120
Label: Nippon Crown

Gackt’s 8th full solo album was released on the 21st of September. It didn’t top the chart but wandered for some time around #4. After the dissatisfaction that “Love Letter” brought about to many of his fans, because of its long, unvaried love-ballad theme, Gackt returns with a promising album, to restore any doubt growing about his talent at composing and singing. It’s clearly good old Gackt and without any recycling of the past.

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