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Yasuko Omori

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Good Morning America is a band

The band is called Good Morning America, and the first song is the title track of their new album In Tokyo City, released this past October. The second tune posted here was their 2nd single, Dear Sirs, Tsuratsusutora, released in April of 2014. They had to use goodmorningameica as the name for their YouTube channel, [...]

Passepied: Zeitakuna Iiwake

The band Passepied has another animated music video with the song Zeitakuna Iiwake, which may mean Luxury Excuse. As usual for this band, I enjoy them as much for the animation work as for the music, because it is always an interesting visual to go with the excellent sound.

My First Story

They may be inspired by One OK Rock or they may just share a similar style, but My First Story is quite a good band in their own right. The first track is Irreversible Replacement, which you will no doubt recognize as the theme song for the Anime series Nobunaga Concerto, which just came out [...]

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

Just a few tracks from the world class Tokyo Ska Paradise to travel with you on your journey through this holiday weekend, starting with their 2009 release Pride Of Lions. The next song is a collaboration between Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Asian Kung Fu Generation called Wake Up which came out this past June, [...]

Why We Love Cowboy Bebop

I have been waiting for years for Cowboy Bebop to come out in Blue Ray, and it finally happened today. I am going to try not to watch them in one non-stop marathon. I am going to try to savor them, maybe one episode a day. OK, maybe two, and four per weekend day. And [...]

Hikaru Utada’s Beautiful World

The new incarnation of Evangelion is taking forever to be released but Hikaru Utada’s excellent closing theme for it, Beautiful World, became available online the other week, so I had to post it here. The music video is directed by Tsurumaki Kazuya, who also co-directs the films in the reboot of the franchise, and the visuals [...]


Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno looks to be every bit as intense as the first film, and there is one more to go after this before the series is complete. A former assassin wanders through Japan promising to defend those in need without killing. If the story seems familiar and you haven’t seen the 2012 [...]

New Superfly release

The new Superfly release comes out Tuesday, called By Blowing the Love to the Body (approximately) for the regular edition, they change the word order a bit for the special edition. They are a great rock band who have been cranking out music since 2007, you can pick up their stuff on iTunes.

SCANDAL World Tour

SCANDAL are four women who can seriously rock, and they have announced there will be US dates on their upcoming world tour, Hello World. So far they only have dates and cities listed for Japan, with the tour there scheduled from January through March, to be followed by stops in Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, the [...]