Archive for July, 2008

Mikuni Shimokawa – Tomorrow (Live)

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Mikuni Shimokawa is a J-pop singer and songwriter born on 19 March 1980 in Shizunai, Hokkaido, Japan. She is best known for her songs used for anime theme music, particularly the opening and ending themes of the Full Metal Panic! series. In addition to her vocal talents, Mikuni Shimokawa can also play the piano. The video below is of hers singing Tomorrow, the opening theme of Full Metal Panic! live.

Chieko Kawabe – Sakura Kiss

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Chieko Kawabe is a female J-pop singer, model, radio host and actress. She was born on February 24, 1987 in Tokyo. She is also referred to as Chieco Kawabe, as it is the spelling she uses in her signature. This J-pop singer is also an avid fan of Hello Kitty and collects Hello Kitty goods.

V6 – Darling

Monday, July 14th, 2008

V6 is a very popular Japanese idol group, formed by Johnny & Associates. They debuted on 1 November 1995 with CD-Single Music for the People. Each member takes part in a variety of activities – as well as singing, they appear in TV dramas, variety shows, host radio programs, etc.

Dir En Grey – Kodou

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Dir en grey is a Japanese band formed in 1997 and as of 2008, they have released six full-length records and while the group’s lineup has remained consistent since its inception, numerous stylistic changes have made its music’s genre difficult to determine (though it is generally considered to be a form of rock music). Originally part of Japan’s visual kei movement, the band has opted for less flamboyant attire in recent years.