Girls’ Generation – Mr Taxi PV

Music video for Mr Taxi by Korean pop group Girls’ Generation. Released in April 2011, it’s their first original Japanese song.

The nine-member group is the most popular girl group in South Korea right now, with many fans across Asia too.

Mr Taxi was a commercial success in Japan. It’s the girls’ first Japanese single to sell 100,000 physical units in its first week of release.

Besides that, all the proceeds from the sales went to Red Cross Japan to help the victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Don’t know why but their agency released another MV a year later. The fans won’t mind though, the more the better haha.

Credit: SM Town (Youtube)

K-On! anime character album tops chart

Hokago Teatime – a two-CD mini-album performed by the characters of the K-On! anime series – became the first anime character CD release to top either the weekly album or single chart of the Oricon survey firm.

K-on Hokago Teatime Japanese album

The CD release sold 67,000 copies to debut at #1 on the latest weekly album chart. No other album credited to fictional anime characters has ever reached that high on the popular chart. Hence it’s a pretty remarkable achievement.

Judging by its trend we may see a second season of the anime. Not all shows will get a sequel just because it’s popular though, we can only hope.

Credit: Anime News Network