Porno Graffitti is set to release their 9th album “PANORAMA PORNO” on March 28th. The album has 15 tracks including singles “2012Spark”, “EXIT”, “Yuki no Iro”, “Kimi wa 100%”, and “One More Time”. It comes in two editions, a Limited with bonus DVD with all five single’s music videos and TV Spots plus the off shoot footage for “Kimi wa 100%”, and a Regular CD only edition. Release details follow,
Negoto new single "sharp♯" was previously announced here and we’ve got updated release details. Featured as the second opening theme to anime Mobile Suit Gundam AGE (eps 16-30) it is set for release on April 4 2012. The pop-alt rock single comes in a Limited Pressing edition with special anime inspired jacket cover and a Regular CD edition – each edition also has a different track list. Full release details follow,
Idol unit Ebisu Muscats will release their 6th single “Honey Trap♪” on March 28th. It will be their first single since transferring record labels to Pony Canyon. To help promote the single they have exposed preview videos for both the title track and one of the coupling tracks “Okaasan”. All the release details on the single and the preview music videos follow,
SMAP as revealed their first single of 2012 and 47th overall – “Sakasama no Sora” – the title track featured as the theme song for TV morning drama series “Ume-chan Sensei”. The new single is a collaboration with composer Yoko Kanno and set for release on April 25th. Release details follow,
The boys of Kis-My-Ft2 and their third single “SHE! HER! HER!” (release details) will easily top the weekly Oricon charts with over 187,000 sold. Back in the number two spot but still making a strong showing is KARA and their double A-single “Speed Up / Girls Power” (release details) selling 94,000 copies.
Over on the album charts it will be rock band Acid Black Cherry’s new album “2012” (release details) topping the weekly charts with over 115,000. Not too far back in the second spot is diva queen Ayumi Hamasaki and her new album “Party Queen” (release details) selling strong with over 93,000 sold.
Read on for more projections on the top singles and albums,
Kishio Daisuke is set to release his first album of songs titled “BIRTHDAY” on his birthday – March 28th. The album features 7 tracks and comes in a single CD only edition with First Press bonus of ticket to hand-shake event on April 1st. Also revealed is behind the scenes video with footage of the making-of the new album “BIRTHDAY”. Release details and video follow,
YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz has just exposed a preview length music video for the featured track “Mata, Koko de Aimasho” music video off their first album “I” or “ONE”. The full length music video is included on the DVD that comes with the Limited A edition of the album (released on March 14th). Check out the album’s release details previously posted here at Comtrya Sugoi. Video and more information follow,
Singer and voice actress Nana Mizuki has announced a new single, her 27th overall, with four tracks that will all be tied to some production including the theme song for anime movie “BLOOD-C The Last Dark”. The all A-side single isn’t yet titled but it set for release on June 6th. Early release details and trailer video for the movie both follow,
The Korean invasion continues with girl idol unit CHI-CHI announcing their Japanese debut with single “Karakawanaide!!” which is the Japanese version of their hit Korean song “Don’t Play Around”. The single is set to come in three editions and will be released on April 25th. The girls have also exposed a preview music video for the Japanese version of “Karakawanaide!!”. Release details and video follow,
BIGBANG has exposed a trio of videos to promote the release of their new album “ALIVE” – the Japanese release will drop on March 28th. Release details for “ALIVE” were previously posted here. Videos of live performances of single tracks “BLUE” and “FANTASTIC BABY” from Korean music show SBS:Inkigayo and the third “BAD BOY”, is part of a special “YG On Air – BIGBANG ALIVE” promotion. More information and videos follow,