ONE OK ROCK – Japanese Rock Band

On May 25, 2012, in Music, Others,

Finally! I found something new! Raw emotion. They are my new favourite. I have been watching/listening them on YouTube for the last 10 days. They are on iTune since two days ago and I just downloaded two of their latest albums. Try “Liar” or “No Scared” and “Wherever you are” (love ballad) first on YouTube. […]

alan – Tibetan-Chinese Singer, Active in Japan

On May 22, 2011, in Music, Others,

I first watched her video, singing “Kuon no Kawa” – theme song for movie “Red Cliff” II. I liked her singing. She was beautiful too. Later I watched a couple of other videos and wondered if her management people were trying to make her another cute J-Pop idol singer. But today I found videos of […]

Arashi – Satoshi Ohno – Solo Videos “This video has been removed by the user.”

On May 20, 2011, in Music, Others,

I posted about his solo performance a few days ago with 5 video links on YouTube. Last night, I noticed 4 of 5 links were removed by user since then. It’s kind of strange coincidence as I had been watching them for some time. If it is a copyright problem, I am sorry that we […]

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Arashi – Popular Japanese Idol Pop Group – “Teach Class” at Tokyo Dome

On May 19, 2011, in Music, Others,

I should say over the top “most popular” Japanese idol group in last couple of years for all generations. I think they are perfect brothers, sons, grand children in peaceful time. I was wondering what they would do after the quake and nuclear disaster. The mood in Japan has completely changed since. They anounced yesterday […]

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Space Battleship Yamato – Anime Music

On May 17, 2011, in Music, Others, Uncategorized,

Music of the first video is so fitting to current Japan. I think I will watch the anime. 序曲 大いなる愛 想人 : Overture – “Oinaru Ai” and “Omoide”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX5OKPSISI8 宇宙戦艦ヤマト より イスカンダル: Planet Iscandar : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qsKKF-6wMQ ヤマトより愛をこめて 沢田 研二: From Yamato with love – by Kenji Sawada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yswV-vb8wMQ Space Battleship Yamato – Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato

Hiroko Yakushimaru – Actress/Pop Singer

On May 14, 2011, in Music, Others, Uncategorized,

She was very popular in 80’s both as actress and pop singer. I like her expression and transparent voice.   She is one of a few female pop singers I still like to watch after 20 years. Here’s links to some of her songs: 薬師丸ひろ子 Hiroko Yakushimaru Woman ~Wの悲劇より~」 (Woman – from Tragedy of W) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8d_w1pBf6M […]

Satoshi Ohno – More than a Pop Idol

On May 12, 2011, in Music, Others,

He is the lead vocalist of “Arashi” – currently most popular pop idol group in Japan. I like his solo performance. His dance steps look effortless. People comment his dance is “kireru” (sharp). I read he was praised by Michael Jackson’s choreographer. That’s on top of being a very good singer with beautiful voice and […]

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Shogo Hamada – Good Old Japanese Rocker

On May 11, 2011, in Music, Others,

Almost 20 years later, I started to watch his lives on YouTube. I like watching his simple concerts in old days: No colorful lasers, no big screens like current ones. One spot light shines on him in white T-shirt and blue jeans in the dark, in front of over 50,000 audience in open air concert. […]

Versailles – J-Rock/Metal, Visual Kei band

On May 8, 2011, in Music, Others,

Someone commented: You would think they are melodic speed metal, if you listen without knowing that they are Visual Kei*. I like their music. I wish they abandon those Victorian clothing. You may have different opinion. In case you cannot tell, the guitarist in the long dress is a guy. The reason I started checking […]

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Kalafina – Japanese Girls’ Band

On May 7, 2011, in Music, Others,

I checked them on YouTube, as I read that they were going to perform at Anime Expo 2011 in Los Angeles on July 2 as main guest in Music category. They are Japanese girls’ band formed by composer Yuki Kajiura in 2007. J-Pop? Anime music? Japanese Goth? At Amazon Japan, they are categorized in first […]

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