Details on Mayama Rika’s solo debut single revealed

The details on Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Mayama Rika’s solo debut single “Liar Mask” has been revealed.

The title track “Liar Mask” was picked up as the opening theme for the tv anime ‘Akame ga Kill!’. As the coupling song, the single will include “Shinkirou” composed and arranged by Kitagawa Katsutoshi (ROUND TABLE). “Shinkirou” is a ballad that was written in the image of ‘Akame ga Kill!’ characters Tatsumi and Mine, which was an idea proposed by Mayama.

The single will be available for purchase in 3 different versions: Limited Edition, Limited Time Edition, and Regular Edition. The Limited Edition DVD will contain the PV and making-of footage for “Liar Mask” as well as a documentary from Mayama’s solo debut announcement in September. Meanwhile, the Limited Time Edition DVD will contain the non-credit opening footage from ‘Akame ga Kill!’ and an interview between Mayama and the staff of anime song magazine ‘Lisani!’.


[Limited Edition]

[Regular Edition]


[Track List]

Limited Edition/Regular Edition CD:
01. Liar Mask
02. Shinkirou
03. Liar Mask instrumental

Limited Time Edition CD:
01. Liar Mask
02. Shinkirou
03. Liar Mask anime size
04. Liar Mask instrumental

Limited Edition DVD:
・Making of Liar Mask
・2014.9.1 Mayama Rika ga Debut Surprise DAY Documentary

Limited Time Edition DVD:
・TV Anime「Akame ga Kill!」Non-credit Opening Footage
・Interview by「Lisani!」

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VAMPS reveal jacket covers and track list for ‘VAMPIRE’S LOVE’


VAMPS has revealed the jacket cover and track list for their upcoming single “VAMPIRE’S LOVE” that’s scheduled for release on October 8.

“VAMPIRE’S LOVE” will be used as the image song for the Japanese version of the movie ‘Dracula ZERO” (October 31 release). It will be available for purchase in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. Each version comes with a different jacket cover illustrated by Kashima whom HYDE (Vo, G) had his eyes on for some time.

As the coupling tracks, Limited Edition A and Regular Edition will include a piano version and Kevin Breton’s remix of “VAMPIRE’S LOVE”. In addition, Limited Edition A will come with a DVD containing the PV produced by Nikai Ken and its making video, while Limited Edition B will enclose a story book that is linked closely to the PV.

[Limited Edition A]

・VAMPIRE’S LOVE – Piano Ver. –
・VAMPIRE’S LOVE – Kevin Breton Remix –

[Limited Edition B]

・VAMPIRE’S LOVE – Piano Ver. –
・VAMPIRE’S LOVE – Instrumental –

[Regular Edition]

・VAMPIRE’S LOVE – Piano Ver. –
・VAMPIRE’S LOVE – Kevin Breton Remix –

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flumpool to hold school festival tour & fan club tour


flumpool will hold a school festival tour called ‘Just My Broken’roll Tour’ this fall. In addition, they will hold a fan club tour in December.

This will be flumpool’s first time to hold a school festival tour. It will kick off on October 11 at Kawasaki Gakuen in Okayama, and they are scheduled to participate in a total of 10 school festivals.

Meanwhile, the fan club tour will start on December 2 at OSAKA MUSE, where the band was based during their indie’s era. For this tour, they will hold 10 shows across Japan.

Check out the tour schedule below.

[Just My Broken’roll Tour]

Saturday, October 11 – Kawasaki Gakuen (Okayama)
Sunday, October 12 – Hiroshima Joshi Gakuin Daigaku (Hiroshima)
Saturday, October 18 – Osaka Gakuin Daigaku (Osaka)
Sunday, October 19 – Kanazawa Gakuin Daigaku (Ishikawa)
Sunday, October 26 – Kyushi Kyouritsu Daigaku (Fukuoka)
Saturday, November 1 – Ritsumeikan Daigaku (Shiga)
Sunday, November 2 – Minamiyama Daigaku Nagoya Campus (Aichi)
Saturday, November 8 – Keio Gijuku Daigaku Hiyoshi Campus (Kanagawa)
Sunday, November 9 – Showa Joshi Daigaku (Tokyo)
Sunday, November 23 – Kounan Daigaku Okamoto Campus (Hyogo)


[flumpool fan club tour]

Tuesday, December 2 – OSAKA MUSE (Osaka)
Thursday, December 4 – BIGCAT (Osaka)
Tuesday, December 8 – TSUTAYA O-EAST (Tokyo)
Wednesday, December 9 – TSUTAYA O-EAST (Tokyo)
Friday, December 12 – Sapporo PENNY LANE24 (Hokkaido)
Sunday, December 14 – Rensa (Miyagi)
Tuesday, December 16 – DIAMOND HALL (Aichi)
Thursday, December 18 – DRUM LOGOS (Fukuoka)
Monday, December 22 – Yokohama Landmark Hall (Kanagawa)
Tuesday, December 23 – Yokohama Landmark Hall (Kanagawa)

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MIYAVI teams up with overseas producers for new single

MIYAVI has revealed that he will release a new single titled “Real?” on September 10.

The title track is an upbeat tune that’s produced by Grammy Award winner Jam & Lewis. As the coupling track, the single will include a rock tune called “Set It On Fire” which was produced by Jeff Blue who is known for discovering Linkin Park. Additionally, the single will come with live audio from the London show of his world tour ‘SLAP THE WORLD TOUR 2014’ as the bonus track.

Along with the single, MIYAVI will simultaneously release a live and documentary DVD called “MIYAVI, THE GUITAR ARTIST -SLAP THE WORLD TOUR 2014-“. It will be a two disc set in which DISC 1 will contain footage from the world tour, while DISC 2 will contain footage from the tour final at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. Furthermore, the first press edition will come with a booklet featuring photos, as well as interviews.





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VAMPS Premieres New Song Onstage and Online


The jolly roger is a flag which signals that pirates are about to attack. And as of yesterday, June 06, “THE JOLLY ROGER” would also be known as VAMPS’ proclamation that they are taking their quest for international success to even greater heights.

The song was performed live for the first time at the “VAMPS LIVE 2014: LONDON PRE-LIVE” which happened yesterday at ZEPP TOKYO. Not long after, online streaming of the song has become available via Spinefarm Record’s soundcloud account.

If the song sounds familiar, that’s because part of it has been used in the Nissan X-Trail commercial which aired in Japan from January of this year. Back then it was credited as “World’s End”.

No word yet if “THE JOLLY ROGER” would have a physical release. It will be available though for digital distribution on the following dates and countries:

June 09: United Kingdom
June 10: USA / Mexico / Canada / Spain / France
June 11: Japan
June 13: Germany
And just in case you are curious about Spinefarm Records which released the song online: Spinefarm Records is a part of the Universal Music Group. It functions as an independent business unit focusing on heavy metal artists. Artists in their roster include rock heavyweights Children of Bodom, Nightwish and Rammstein. The label also handles in the UK the careers of visual kei bands D’espairsRay and MUCC.

Here’s the link to the song on soundcloud.


Don’t forget also that if you’re in the UK, you can catch VAMPS live at the Pepsi Max Stage of Download Festival this June 14.


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BoA to release new single + first tour in 4 years


BoA’s new single “MASAYUME CHASING” will be released on July 23rd.

“MASAYUME CHASING” is currently the opening theme for the tv anime ‘FAIRY TAIL’. It’s described as an uplifting dance tune with the message “chasing dreams” and “making it into reality”.

The single will be released in 2 CD+DVD versions and 2 CD-Only versions. One DVD will come with the PV for “MASAYUME CHASING”, while the other will include the dance version and making-of the PV. Those who purchase both versions can enter a lottery to win a DVD titled “MASAYUME CHASING~Limited Making~”. One of the CD-Only versions will be a “FAIRY TAIL Edition” with a jacket cover illustrated by Mashima Hiro.

In addition, BoA will hold her first tour in about 4 years in September. It will kick off at NHK Hall, then she will make stops in Aichi, Osaka, and Fukuoka. Details on ticket purchases will be revealed at a later date.





02. Untitled
04. Untitled (INST)

01. MASAYUME CHASING (Music Video)

02. Untitled
04. Untitled (INST)

01. MASAYUME CHASING (Music Video Dance Ver.)


CD-Only/FAIRY TAIL Edition:

02. Untitled
04. Untitled (INST)


[BoA LIVE TOUR 2014 (Tentative)]

Saturday, September 6 – NHK Hall (Tokyo)
Sunday, September 7 – NHK Hall (Tokyo)
Sunday, September 14 – NGK Spark Plug Civic Center Forest Hall (Aichi)
Saturday, September 20 – Orix Theater (Osaka)
Tuesday, September 23 – Fukuoka Convention Center (Fukuoka)

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