Posts Tagged ‘J-Pop’

Jin Jin Jingle Bell

December 29, 2015

“Jin Jin Jingle Bell,” by fashion model, actress, and J-Pop star Nozomi Sasaki. Perhaps Pentaphonic is the rapper on this track. This is a cover of a 1995 song by Moritaka Chisato.

In Japan, Christmas means romance, KFC, and gifts for pets.

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Aitai Lonely Christmas

December 24, 2015

“Aitai Lonely Christmas,” written by Tsunku, recorded by the Japanese idol group C-ute in 2010.

Related:

“In Tokyo, the ‘war on Christmas’ is led by lonely single men,” Yanan Wang, Washington Post

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Hatsune Miku

January 4, 2015

Japan’s virtual singing sensation Hatsune Miku (初音ミク), performing “The World Is Mine” for 3,000 fans at at Zepp Tokyo concert hall in Odaiba. Often called a “hologram,” Hatsune Miku is more properly a 2-D back-projected animation whose synthesized voice was sampled from voice actress Saki Fujita (藤田咲). Hatsune Miku means “First Sound from the Future.”

In October, Hatsune Miku played two concerts in New York and she and her human band appeared live on The David Letterman Show:

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Information-Age Idol: Aimi Eguchi

June 26, 2011

Cute Aimi Eguchi (above) is a member of the Japanese girl group AKB48. She’s also a computer product, completely digital. The cybersongstress was created by sampling the attributes and actions of other singers in the group, synthesizing “Aimi,” then uploaded the result to the adoring public, who regarded her as another aidoru (アイドル), a pop idol. Now they know she’s a digital diva, but they dig it.

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