Posts tagged kimura kaela

Posted 2 years ago

Kimura Kaela to release new single, “Mamireru”

Kimura Kaela has announced that she will be releasing her new single “Mamireru” on May 16th!

The title track has already been picked up as the theme song to TV Asahi’s upcoming drama, “Toshi Densetsu no Onna“. Regarding her new single, Kimura commented, “It’s mysterious and I thought it was interesting, so I decided to make it into a single without hesitation.

“Mamireru” will be composed by AxSxE (NATSUMEN), who has worked with Kimura 4 times in the past. Meanwhile, the coupling song, “BMX“, will be composed by Aida Shigekazu, and will feature drums by Fujita Isamu (MO’SOME TONEBENDER).

The limited edition will come with a DVD containing Kimura’s live event, “Onnaku Matsuri“, which was held at the end of last year.


01. Mamireru
02. BMX
03. Mamireru (Instrumental)
04. BMX (Instrumental)

01. A winter fairy is melting a snowman
02. Yellow
03. Make my day!
06. Uta Urara
07. Chocolate
08. BEAT
09. Kidoairaku plus Ai
10. Magic Music
11. 8EIGHT8
12. Super girl


Posted 2 years ago

Which artists have the most charming PVs?

Koda Kumi’s newest PV reveals her dressed as a sexy policewoman. GooRanking held a poll a poll beteen 2011/11/5 - 2011/11/12, which Japanese artists have the most charming PVs?

1. Arashi
2. Namie Amuro 
3. AKB48
5. Koda Kumi 
6. Hamasaki Ayumi
8. L’arc~en~Ciel
9. Kanjani8
10. Perfume
11. Shiina Ringo
12. Mr. Children
13. GReeeeN
15. YUI
16. Kimura Kaela
17. Aiko
18. Other

source via arama

Posted 3 years ago

What is the most touching wedding song?

 Recochoku has just revealed its results for its 2011 wedding song ranking!

Coming in first place for the second year in a row is Kimura Kaela’s hit song “Butterfly“, which she wrote for the marriage of a close friend. The song has maintained its popularity since it dominated the digital charts after its release in 2009. Many of the voters left comments such as, “When I get married, I’d like everyone to sing this together” and “I heard this song at a friend’s wedding and cried.”

Second place went to Kobukuro’s song “Silhouette“, the B-side to their 2011 single “Ano Taiyou ga, Kono Sekai wo Terashitsudzukeru You ni.“, and the duo’s first wedding song in nearly seven years. When asked about their choice, voters responded with comments like, “I like how Kobuchi sings so painfully about how a girl feels before she gets married.”

Check out the top five most touching wedding songs below!

01. “Butterfly” – Kimura Kaela
02. “Silhouette” – Kobukuro
03. “One Love” – Arashi
04. “Tanpopo” – Yusuke
05. “Eien ni Tomo ni” – Kobukuro


Posted 3 years ago

“Evangelion” theme song earned the most royalties in 2010

Copyright collection agency JASRAC has released its annual ranking of songs based on royalty payments, which apply to internet distribution, karaoke machines, and other uses. For 2010, the top song was Takahashi Yoko’s “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis” (“Cruel Angel’s Thesis”), best known as the theme song of the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” anime series.

The song has always been popular since its release in 1995, but it has seen a resurgence in recent years thanks to the new “Evangelion” movies. In 2010, it continued to be sung frequently at karaoke parlors, and it was also used in many pachinko machines.

The top five songs in terms of royalties collected were:

  1. Takahashi Yoko – Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis
  2. Kimura Kaela – Butterfly
  3. Billy Banban – Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru
  4. EXILE – Futatsu no Kuchibiru
  5. GReeeeN – Kiseki

“Butterfly,” which was frequently used at weddings, ranked #1 in digital distribution royalties, while “Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru” was #1 in karaoke royalties.


Posted 3 years ago

Favorability ranking for female celebrities 2011 announced by Onlystar Oricon

Onlystar Oricon (Orista / オリ★スタ) had recently surveyed 500 of their female readers on their favorability rankings for female celebrities on their magazine 


The results are separated in 4 different categories including female artists, female talents, female comedians, and female actresses. Check out the results from the ranking below!

Favorability ranking ・Female Artists
1. aiko
2. YUI
3. Amuro Namie
4. Nishino Kana
5. Yoshioka Kiyoe (Ikimono-gakari)
6. Kimura Kaera
7. Shiina Ringo
8. Perfume
9. Utada Hikaru
10. Superfly

Favorability ranking ・Female Talents
1. Becky
2. Kinoshita Yukina
3. Sekine Mari
4. Suzanne
5. Ueto Aya
6. Nakagawa Shoko
7. Sasaki Nozomi
8. Satoda Mai (Country Musume。)
9. Imoto Ayako
10. Minami Akina

Favorability ranking ・Female Comedians
1. Yanagihara Kanako
2. Morisanchu
3. Itou Asako
4. Tomochika
5. Imoto Ayako
6. Kondo Haruna (Harisenbon)
7. Tsubaki Oniyakko
8. Watanabe Naomi
9. Haruna Ai
10. Mitsuura Yasuko (Oasis)

Favorability ranking ・Female Actresses

1. Aragaki Yui
2. Ayase Haruka
3. Miyazaki Aoi
4. Ueto Aya
5. Takei Emi
6. Yoshitaka Yuriko
7. Tabe Mikako
8. Kitagawa Keiko
9. Toda Erika
10. Horikita Maki


Posted 3 years ago

Ori Star unveils results for their poll, “What’s your favorite song by your favorite artist?”

Weekly entertainment magazine Ori Star recently announced the results of its latest survey, asking for their fans’ favorite song by their favorite artist.

Arashi top’s track was “Monster”,the theme song to the drama “Kaibutsu-Kun” which stars memberOhno Satoshi. When asked why they chose this song, one fan replied, “I can’t help but love the impact of the song and their cool dancing.” To round off the top three tracks for Arashi, ”Monster” was followed by  “truth” and “Troublemaker”.

Other favorites include Ikimonogakari’s hit song “Arigatou”, which earned three times the number of votes as their debut song, “SAKURA”Tohoshinki’s first song as a two-member unit, “Why? (Keep Your Head Down)”, also ranked highly on the list.

Check out the first part of the list below and let us know what you think!

Arashi – “Monster”
B’z – “ultrasoul”
EXILE – “Lovers Again”
Fukuyama Masaharu -” Sakurazaka”
Hey! Say! JUMP – “Arigatou ~Sekai no Doko ni Itemo~”
Ikimonogakari - “Arigatou”
Kanjani∞ - “Life ~Me no Mae no Mukou e~”
KAT-TUN - “Real Face”
Kimura Kaela – “Butterfly”
Kinki Kids – “Family ~Hitotsu ni Naru Koto~”
Mr. Children – “Owarinaki Tabi”
NEWS – “weeeek”
SMAP – “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana”
Spitz – “Sora mo Toberu Hazu”
Tohoshinki - “Why? (Keep Your Head Down)”

The second part of the ranking has been published in the February 18th edition of the magazine


Posted 3 years ago

Nominees announced for “McDonald’s TOKIO HOT 100 AWARD”

McDonald’s TOKIO HOT 100” is a music chart radio program on J-WAVE (Every Sunday) in whichCris Peppler is the navigator.  They have also been holding an annual music awards called the “McDonald’s TOKIO HOT 100 AWARD“.  The nominees for the awards were chosen amongst the songs and artists (including both domestic and international) who have been on the “McDonald’s TOKIO HOT 100″ charts during the year.

The winner of each category will be chosen by listeners’ votes (the votes end on 2/6), and the winners will be announced at the awarding ceremony which will be held on February 24th at Shinagawa Stellar Ball.

Best Song

•  ”Ai” – Hata Morohiro
•  ”GOODBYE HAPPINESS” – Utada Hikaru
•  ”RING A DING DONG” – Kimura Kaela
•  ”WILDFLOWER” – Superfly

 Best Male Artist

•  Hata Motohiro
•  NE-YO
•  Suga Shikao

Best Female Artist

•  AI
•  Amuro Namie
•  Kimura Kaela

Best Group

•  Ikimonogakari
•  Mr.Children

Best New Artist

•  KE$HA
•  ROX