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Rocket Sneaker / OnexTime

by trinka on August 5, 2008 · 6 comments · AddThis

Otsuka Ai
Bea's UP feat. Otsuka Ai
Artist: Ai Otsuka
Product Code: AVCD-31412/1
Release Date: 2008.05.21
Highest Ranking: #4
Genre: Pop
Label: avex trax
Format: CD+DVD

Five months after the under appreciated Pocket was released, a new single Rocket Sneaker/OnexTime was announced. Rumors started early March, with a variety of bizarre names appearing, the most common being ‘Ai no Kagaku/STAR’. Ai’s official site would announce the new single in April, effectively silencing all rumors.

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Tegomass – Kiss ~Kaerimichi no Love Song~

by oroitsme on July 10, 2008 · 2 comments · AddThis

Tegomass, L-R: Tegoshi Yuya, Masuda Takahisa
Artist: Tegomass
Product Code: JECN-130,132
Release Date: 2007.5.16
Highest Ranking: #2
Label: Johnny’s Entertainment
Limited Edition: DVD

After the release of Tegomass’ first single “Miso Soup“, it was announced that Tegomass would become the supporters for the 2007 Japanese High School Volleyball Tournament. Fans were encouraged that Tegomass would become more than a one time temporary unit; this was cemented when it was announced that Tegomass would also sing the opening and ending themes for the anime Lovely Complex and would release an accompanying single.

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Ai Otsuka – Pocket

by trinka on July 9, 2008 · 1 comment · AddThis

Ai Otsuka
B-Pass Nov. '07 feat. Otsuka Ai
Artist: Otsuka Ai
Product Code: AVCD-31322/3
Release Date: 2007.07.11
Highest Ranking: #5
Genre: Pop
Label: Avex Trax
Limited Edition: CD+DVD

“Pocket” (ポケット/Poketto) was first heard by the fans attending Ai’s Autumn 2006 LOVE IS BORN ~3rd Anniversary 2006 tour~; a year later it was finally released as a single. Pocket was actually on the preliminary tracklist for her LOVE PiECE album but was later removed. In fact, Ai herself told excite that “well, in the beginning, there weren’t any plans to release the song, Pocket.”

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by 1337rice on July 4, 2008 · 8 comments · AddThis

Product Code: SECL-654/2
Release Date: 2008.06.25
Genre: Rock/Pop
Label: SME Records
Highest Rank: #20
Format: CD, CD+DVD
Limited Edition: CD+DVD version

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR’s latest single is out, but will it be their last? On July 2, 2008, lead singer Maki (20) announced that she will be leaving HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR at the end of the year because of the marriage with DREAMS COME TRUE leader Nakamura Masato (49).

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Kuu’s ‘Moon’

by trinka on June 25, 2008 · 16 comments · AddThis

Koda Kumi
Kumi promoting 'MOON'
Artist: Koda Kumi
Product Code: RZCD-45934/B
Release Date: 2008.11.06
Highest Ranking: #2
Genre: Pop/R&B
Label: Rhythm Zone
Format: CD+DVD

After the radio mishap back in January, Kuu’s been rebuilding her reputation back up. Contracts with Kose and Gillette have been renewed, ad campaigns have been relaunched, and Koda Kumi has finally returned to the public eye. Many were disappointed at the complete halt of Kingdom’s promotion, but were overjoyed to hear about the release of a new quad A-side.

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