YouTube Japan Music Week

YouTube Japan is streaming live performances of 16 artists/groups for 10 days in a roll (4.27-5.6) to celebrate the Golden Week.

Among the featured artists include AKB48, AAA, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Ayumi Hamasaki etc. Check above video (or via the YT page) for the schedule.

AKB48 sold million copies for So Long

So Long became girl group AKB48’s 10th consecutive single that sold over a million copies in the first week of release.

It’s a record for Japanese artists. Check out the short PV:

AKB48 So Long music video

The full “music video” is a 64 minute long film. The Nippon Television aired that as a three-episode special mini drama.

Qoo Bee Little – Positivity PV

Tokyo based “genius” (as claimed by Universalmusic) singer-songwriter Qoo Bee Little’s Positivity studio session promo video.

Cute song, and cute voice which fits the music theme well.

Acid Black Cherry: Recreation 3

Acid Black Cherry’s Recreation 3 album jacket, which looks simply adorable.

Acid Black Cherry Recreation 3 album cover

Acid Black Cherry is the solo project of Japanese musician Yasu.

He usually wrote his own songs, but in the Recreation series he covers songs by other artists from different generation instead.

I don’t think the girl in the picture is her daughter though, not even sure if he’s single or not.

Stereopony – Hitohira no Hanabira PV

Music video for Hitohira no Hanabira by Stereopony, an all girl band that disbanded in late 2012. It’s one of the ending songs for Bleach anime series.