Do Me, Do Me More

Here we have the better of the two new song releases from Namie Amuro's latest greatest hits compilation, BEST FICTION. The video is a fairly good summarization of all things Namie Amuro in the past few years: It's got the metallic mod-disco glamorous sheen of her latest clips, the usage of tiny…


Stay With Me

I've been neglecting the Eastern world for some time, so in celebration of Utada's release of her next single from HEART STATION, I present the full PV of "Prisoner of Love," directed by Takeishi Wataru. He's responsible for many of Hikki's older videos including "Wait & See" and "Addicted To…


Eye Candy

Today's the video premiere of Ayu's "Mirrorcle World" and its divalicious. There are some occasional style rip-offs of her Memorial Story era videos, but she's in fishnets and a corset for God's sake, so let's not get picky. While the beginning drags a bit as she vogues down the streets of France…


I Ai Ayu

I hate this bitch. She's sucking me dry! Ayu-Mi-X 6: Gold, Ayu-Mi-X 6: Silver, a special release of the vinyls of every past single she's done, the Asia Tour 2007 DVD, and now THIS? "Mirrorcle World". A super-duper deluxe release of an already released song ("Mirror"...though lengthened by a few…


That's Amuro!

Usually I tend to opt for some softer, pensive music on Sundays. It makes it easier to be brought down gingerly to the idea of another soul-crushing, life-sucking seven day cycle within this tortuous, darkened mess plagued with the bloodstains of unavenged souls yearning for justice, buried under…


Danity Dolls

Oh, dear MuuMuse, how I've neglected you! I've just had so many things to do and well, you know how these things can be, and...well...I--I hope you understand and forgive me. What? No, it's not something you did. I've just had so many thin--WHAT? NO, IT'S NOT ANOTHER BLOG! We've been through this!…


Sweet Spot

Released today, Ami Suzuki's Dolce is a serious attempt by a fallen Japanese pop idol to be taken seriously one more time. Suzuki isn't exactly a major success story. Initially pegged to be Ayumi Hamasaki's musicial competitor and rival back in the '98/'99 era, Ami fell from grace in the '00's…


BoA - THE FACE

Let's keep this one short and to the point, now shall we? Unlike her Korean albums, BoA's past Japanese albums have a presence within my playlist for approximately three days. Unfortunately, This album is no exception. Her vocals are top notch, the production is ace, and the beats are certainly…


Truckload Of Ayu

Today was a goldmine for Ayumi Hamasaski release announcements. Three new releases were announced on her official website today, including two remix albums and her highly anticipated tour DVD. Remix albums? Are you kidding me? I've been waiting four years for another remix album! For those who may…


Ayumi Hamasaki - GUILTY

Finally, I got to listen to Ayumi's ninth studio album. I also got a glittery, rhinestone encrusted Ayumi logo sticker with my CD!!!! I don't know where I'll stick it, but it will undoubtedly serve as a symbol of my manhood. The photobook is also quite sassy. 001. "Mirror" - The marching music box…


Returning Home...

First of all, I'd just like to thank everybody who wished me a happy birthday! I spent the day in NYC, and I'm completely exhausted. It looks like it was a slow news day while I was gone. Well, except for Britney. Though it should be expected by now, the three-ring circus that is Britney's life…


Ayumi Loses Hearing In Left Ear

Terribly sad news this evening. It appears, from Ayumi herself, that she has gone deaf in her left ear, rendering her partially deaf. There appears to be no surgery to fix the problem. Luckily, she is putting on a brave face and continuing on as scheduled, determined to celebrate her 10th…