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Ayumi Hamasaki’s Secret

by Rinoa on February 14, 2007 · 13 comments · AddThis

SCawaii Photoshoot'
A photoshoot from SCawaii January 2007 Issue
Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Product Code: AVCD-23178/9
Release Date: 2006.11.29
Debut Ranking: #1
First Press: Poster
Label: avex trax

Another year is finally over and winter has returned again. For many fans of the J-Pop queen Ayumi Hamasaki, 2006 wasn’t an exciting year, at all. Ayu has only released two singles this year, spent most of her summer overseas and ended up with an eye infection in autumn, which has led her out of the spotlight up till mid-October when she appeared on Music Station and performed the song “JEWEL”.

A few days later avex announced that Ayumi Hamasaki was scheduled to release her second mini album. This announcement led to a huge disappointed reaction by her fans who had awaited eagerly for months for something more substantial. Mysteriously enough, shortly after this announcement avex made another one, changing the decision of a mini album to a full studio album. The album recording was completed on the 8th November 2006.

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Tsuki ni Shizumu

by Aprilis on December 19, 2006 · 4 comments · AddThis

Tsuki ni Shizumu Tsuki ni Shizumu
Release Date: 2002.11.13
Product Code: AVBD-91117; AVJVC52030
Label: avex trax
Starring: Isao Yukisada, Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki , better known as Ayu by her fans, is one of the top selling artists in Japan. But before Ayu appear in the music industry, did you know she started out in the acting world? When she was young, she starred in a number of low-budget dorama and movies like Miseinen and Nagisa no Shindobaddo. Unfortunately, she never made it big in the acting industry and soon gave up. Shortly after, she was discovered by Max Matsuura and the rest was history. When Ayu released her 28th single, “Voyage”, she resumed her role as an actress by staring in the short movie, Tsuki ni Shizumu.

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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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YUI – Good-bye days

by Tia-Kun on July 10, 2006 · 51 comments · AddThis

YUI image Title: Good-bye days
Artist: YUI for Amane Kaoru
Release Date: June 14, 2006
Debut Ranking: #3
Language: Japanese
Package Weight: 100 g
Publisher: Sony Music Records
Other Information: Single

YUI is a Japanese pop artist who writes and plays the guitar to her own songs. She debuted in December of 2004 with the single “It’s happy line”, although it wasnt until her 4th single “LIFE“,which was used for the ending theme for the popular anime Bleach, that she became a household name. Although she is still fairly new to the J-Pop scene, her popularity seems to be rising and rising with every single she releases and it will only be a matter of time before she can reach the #1 spot on the Oricon charts.

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

DIABOLOS front cover Artist: Gackt
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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