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Ayu Ready For The Next Level?

Here we have the official cover and tracklisting for Ayumi Hamasaki's tenth studio album, NEXT LEVEL, featuring a handful of tracks with names worthy of competition for the most absurd J-Pop titles in history...
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Ayu, Is That YOU?

Who says you can't teach an old J-Pop superstar new tricks?"SPARKLE" is the second A-side from Ayumi Hamasaki's forty fifth single, "RULE/SPARKLE." And, though I never thought I'd find myself blogging these...
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Ayumi Hamasaki: RULE

It's the New Year...Must be time for another Ayumi Hamasaki release!"RULE" is Hamasaki's forty-fifth (sweet Jesus) single, planned as the international theme song for upcoming film, Dragonball Evolution. With...
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Ayumi Hamasaki: Days

Check out Ayu's special acoustic performance of "SEASONS" last night on FNS Kayousai, followed by an orchestral rendition of her latest single, "DAYS." The new song is pretty much the standard stuff of Ayumi's...
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Ayumi Hamasaki: Going GREEN

Though it feels as though it's been years, Ayumi Hamasaki's last single, "Mirrorcle World," was released a mere seven months ago. Nonetheless, this is Ayumi we're talking about...A life without a constant,...
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Koda Kumi: Better Than Best

At the age of 25, Koda Kumi is set to release her fourth (count them, four) greatest hits album according to her fan club. BEST~third trial~, will be released on Dec. 17th, only eight years after...
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Do Me, Do Me More

Here we have the better of the two new song releases from Namie Amuro's latest greatest hits compilation, BEST FICTION. The video is a fairly good summarization of all things Namie Amuro in the past few years:...
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Stay With Me

I've been neglecting the Eastern world for some time, so in celebration of Utada's release of her next single from HEART STATION, I present the full PV of "Prisoner of Love," directed by Takeishi Wataru. He's...