30 March 2015

Tegomass no Seishun concert video release

The home video release for Tegomass' last concert tour, Tegomass no Seishun, is set to come out May 13th. It will come out on both DVD and BD formats with each format having the same two editions. All editions have a pre-order bonus of a clearfile, a different version for the REs and LEs.

The regular editions will have the concert filmed at Yokohama Arena and have a six minute documentary video.

The limited editions will have the same concert footage but will have a 100 minute documentary to include rehearsal footage, backstage footage and more. It will also come with a 52-page booklet.

I have to admit that the limited edition for this release sounds so much better than the regular edition. I mean how much of a documentary can one get for six minutes. Most making ofs for PVs are longer than that.

Even though I do not plan on getting this release I am glad to see that BD releases are becoming the norm finally for Johnny's concerts. With how visual they are it seemed a shame that Johnny's was dragging their feet when it came to putting out HD versions.

29 March 2015

March 2015 Idol News

I do a run down of news items for the Japanese Idols I follow for the month of March. Those covered are:

Johnny's WEST

Nakayama Yuma

Berryz Kobo

Country Girls

Morning Musume '15


27 March 2015

Yuma's YOLO

Covers are out as well as the rest of the information about Nakayama Yuma's upcoming single, YOLO moment. The title of his upcoming concert tour is also out now.


The coupling track for the limited editions of the single is title Kao. It is exclusive to those editions.

Apparently the untitled B-side on the regular edition will be another song that is not included on the limited editions. It is titled Friday Night ~Konna Mirai~.

His tour title has been announced to be Nakayama Yuma Chapter 1: Utaou ze! Odorou ze! YOLO ze! Tour.

While I still don't care for the use of YOLO, I do like the covers for this single. I am surprised to find that the untitled song on all the editions is not the same for all of them. For me this means I am going to have to get one of the LEs now, as I try to get all the songs from an artist I like. But since I already put my pre-order in for the RE I will probably have that in another batch of pre-orders.

In any case I am looking forward to this release so April cannot come soon enough really.

15 March 2015

Double Kansai Johnny's release day

April 22nd will be the release date for two Johnny's acts, Nakayama Yuma will be releasing a new single that day and Johnny's WEST will have a mini-album. Yuma's new single is titled YOLO moment and will have three versions, and JWEST's mini-album is titled Paripipo.

For the Yuma single the Limited Edition type A will have a DVD that will come with the PV of the title track and making of footage. It is noted that Yara Tomoyuki choreographed the dance for the song and Travis Japan will be the back dancers in the PV. The CD will have a still untitled B-side and the karaoke version of the title track.

The Limited Edition type B will have a DVD that will have footage from a special event Yuma did in Osaka that was a performance and talk. The run time for that is listed being about 40 minutes. The CD will have the same content as the other limited edition.

The Regular Edition will just be a CD that will have two B-sides not included on the limited editions. Those B-sides do have titles listed as, VOICE and Negaigoto.

There is a bundle of all three editions that you can get that has a special bonus for getting all three together. That bonus is a denim pouch.

For the JWEST mini-album the Limited Edition will have a DVD that has footage from the release event at Yokohama arena they did for their first album. It is listed as running for about 60 minutes and the full track list is up at Johnny's net. The CD will have five tracks with only the first having a title, Paripipo Anthem. It will also have a 8-page booklet.

The Regular Edition is just the CD but with two bonus tracks as well as a 12-page booklet.

There is also a bundle to get both but the only bonus is the bonus you get for the individual releases, a clear file for each one.

I honestly cannot take Yuma's single title seriously at all, but that's okay. As long as the song is on the same level as his previous single I will be happy, and there is always the B-sides.

I do find the fact that the JWEST release is a mini album and not a full album interesting. Especially since it has none of the single tracks of the past two singles on it. But honestly I am rather happy with that as it means more new music from the group. Though it does make me wonder if this means that later this year we will get a full album from the group after another single release or two that will have those single tracks on it.

Though with the title of the first track on the JWEST mini-album I can only assume that the upcoming tour name will be the same as this release. I am curious to see it be explained, as in what it is meant to mean.

Either way I am happy that my prediction of their being a new release from Yuma and JWEST to go with their upcoming concert tours was right.

08 March 2015

2MAR2015 CDJapan order

I go through my latest lot of CDs from CDJapan. This order contains:

Chu-Z - Hana no Arch/Brand Boy Type B single

NEWS - WHITE regular edition album

Johnny's WEST - Zundoku Paradise regular edition single

04 March 2015

24FEB2015 Play-Asia order

Play-Asia had a special promotion for their on sale items and I found some items to add to my collection. Included in this order are:

NEWS - LIVE album (Regular Edition)

Kis-My-Ft2 - We never give up single (Limited Edition Type B)

KAT-TUN - CHAIN album (Regular Edition)

Goto Maki - Gloria single (Regular Edition)

02 March 2015

February 2015 Idol News

I do a run down of news items for the Japanese Idols I follow for the month of February. Those covered are:



Nakayama Yuma

Johnny's WEST

Country Girls

Morning Musume '15

Goto Maki

Little Glee Monster

amorecarina (Chu-z' Kaede)

Idol Matsuri 2015