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Nogizaka46’s Nishino Nanase to release second photobook

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Nogizaka46 member Nishino Nanase will be releasing her second photobook “Kaze wo Kigaete” from Shueisha on September 27th.

The photobook was shot in Malta and Italy.

US Anime Singer Stephanie Yanez Anime Cover Album Worldwide Release

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(LOS ANGELES, CA) September 1st, 2016 ­ Jpop singer, pioneering Anisong artist and international model Stephanie Yanez has just announced her worldwide release of her Anime cover album “HANEDA INTERNATIONAL ANIME MUSIC FESTIVAL Presents Stephanie Yanez” courtesy of HAF RECORDS.

This announcement follows the release of Stephanie’s physical CD release “ganisong” in Japan.
She has teamed up with Doki Press and Japanese producer/guitarist Polo Yazaki to create a special video project highlighting some of the songs acoustically featured on the album. Anime songs from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Naruto, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Gintama, and Durarara!! are featured in the new release.
Watch Anime Acoustic Medley here:

PURCHASE:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stephanie-yanez-1-haneda-international/id1141327255
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JSGN2KG/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_XTtVxbNDMVFES

TRACKLISTING for Stephanie Yanez #1:
1. 裏切りの夕焼け ­ Uragiri No Yuuyake (Durarara!!)
2. 遥か彼方 ­ Haruka Kanata (Naruto)
3. 残酷な天使のテーゼ ­ A Cruel Angel’s Thesis (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
4. Mr. Raindrop (Gintama)
5. Lost My Music (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
ABOUT HAF RECORDS:

GOMA STUDIO(LOVERIN TAMBURIN’s management company), established HAF RECORDS which artists from all over the world are discovered and or/are related to HANEDA INTERNATIONAL ANIME MUSIC FESTIVAL as an indie label.
http://www.haf.tokyo.jp/hafrecords.html

 

SMAP to disband (UPDATED)

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Earlier in the year, when news hit that SMAP were on the verge of breaking up, many fans were relieved that they weren’t.

But Johnny’s Agency has now confirmed that the group will be breaking up with their final day on New Year’s Eve. According to the statement from their agency, “Some members have expressed their wish to disband, rather than to suspend activities as SMAP.  It was a very difficult decision, but we have judged it would be difficult for (SMAP) to continue their activities as a group, although it was not a unanimous choice by the members.”

There are no details if there will be a farewell concert or farewell “SMAP x SMAP” episode.  But judging by the comments by each of the members, the group are not on the same page and have no choice but to break up.

Kimura Takuya has released the statement, “In regards to us breaking up, I honestly have nothing but regret. But a 25th anniversary live and group activities just can’t happen if all of us are not on the same page, so I have no choice but to accept this situation. Despite all of the support from all of our fans and staff, we’ve come to a pathetic resolution like “disbanding.” I can’t really find the right words to say right now.”

Nakai Masahiro released the following statement, “Dear fans and everyone involved with SMAP, I am informing you that SMAP will be disbanding. We’ve caused a lot of trouble, we’ve made you all worry, and you’ve supported us for so long. Please forgive us for ending up with this result. We are truly… Very sorry.”

Inagaki Goro released the following statement, “To all of our fans and all of our staff, I apologize for making you all worry. We thought it would be hard for the five of us to continue together in this situation, so we’ve come to the very painful decision to disband. We ask you to please understand our decision. Thank you very much for the last 28 years.”

Kusanagi Tsuyoshi released the following statement, “SMAP has chosen the path to disband. To all of the fans who cheered us on and all of the staff who have supported us the last 28 years, thank you. We’re still going to diligently continue on, so if you could continue to kindly look over us, it would make me very happy.”

Katori Shingo released the following statement, “To all of our fans and all of our staff, we, SMAP, are going to disband. I thank all of those who have supported us from the bottom of my heart. And I am deeply sorry for the very sudden announcement.”

Translation by Michelle Tymon, J!-ENT

AKB48’s “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” music video surpasses 100,000,000 views

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AKB48’s 2013 hit single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” has achieved many milestones for the idol pop group.  And now, it has reached another milestone of surpassing 100,000,000 views on YouTube.

The single is the second AKB48 single (after “Heavy Rotation”) to surpass that number of views on YouTube.

AKB48 “Love Trip” single covers revealed

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On August 31st, AKB48 will be releasing their 45th single (47th single overall, including digital singles) titled “LOVE TRIP / Shiawase wo Wakenasai”.

The following are the covers for the regular, limited edition and theatrical release.

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Utada to release an original album after eight years

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Pop star Utada Hikaru will resume her music activities and is set to release her first original album on September 28th.  This will be her first album since “HEART STATION” (released back in 2008).

AKB48 member Maeda Aki to graduate

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Maeda Ami (“Aamin”) has been a member of AKB48’s Team A since 2008.

As a 7th Generation Member, Aamin was known for her eyebrows (compared to Vanellope of “Wreck-It Ralph”) and her sweet nature.

And now Aamin will be graduating from AKB48.

No dates has been announced of the final day for Aamin.

T.M.Revolution performing at “Anisong World Matsuri ~Japan Super Live~”

T.M.Revolution performing at “Anisong World Matsuri ~Japan Super Live~”
A joint project with Anime Expo, the biggest anime convention in North America!

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It has been announced that T.M.Revolution will be participating in this year’s Anime Expo, which is the biggest anime convention in North America.
On top of that he will be performing at the U.S.’s 1st ever ‘Anisong World Matsuri~ Japan Super Live~”, a live event which will feature eight popular anisong artists, delivering a 4-hour super charged concert!
Don’t miss this out for your chance to see T.M.Revolution in person, at this year’s hottest event!

In addition, this year marks T.M.Revolution’s 20th anniversary and commemorating this, he released a new album, “2020 -T.M.Revolution ALL TIME BEST-“. With all the songs remastered in New York, it includes numerous anime and game tie in songs!

2020 -T.M.Revolution ALL TIME BEST-
20th Special, ALL singles included!
Digital only and collaboration songs included!
All songs re-mastered in NY!

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Smart URL: http://smarturl.it/2020-tmr-alltimebest

*Numerous Anime & Game tie-ins!
Heart of Sword – Yoakemae – RUROUNI KENSHIN
INVOKE – GUNDAM SEED
Meteor – GUNDAM SEED
ignited – GUNDAM SEED
vestige – GUDAM SEED
crosswise – BASARA game
resonance – SOUL EATER
Naked arms – BASARA game
SWORD SUMMIT – BASARA
Save The One, Save The All – BLEACH
FLAGS – BASARA Anime & Game
Count ZERO – BASARA
Tsukiyabureru – Time to Smash – Disc wars avengers
DOUBLE-DEAL – BASARA
Inherit the Force – GUDAM game
Committed RED – BASARA
Preserved Roses – Valvrave the Liberator
Kakumei Duarizmu – Valvrave the Liberator

NEW Music Videos are also available on VEVO@Youtube and VEVO!
*Please try VEVO direct links if you are not able to watch through Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/user/tmrevolutionVEVO

Inherit the Force
http://www.vevo.com/watch/JPU981600978

Committed RED
http://www.vevo.com/watch/JPU981601475

Anisong World Matsuri ~Japan Super Live~
Date:July 2nd, 2016
Venue:Microsoft Theater
Guests (The names are in random order):Eir Aoi, JAM Project, Luna Haruna, Minami, sphere, T.M.Revolution, Yoko Ishida, DJ Kazu
Official Website:http://www.daisuki.net/awm2016/

Links
Official Website
http://www.tm-revolution.com/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/TMR15/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/tmrevolutionofficial/