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Yuuki’s Music Pick for Apr Releases

Yahoo~ Just made it in time, before the start of April (Of course, I’m referring to the timezone that I’m in, haha). Been really tied down with stuff again as per usual, but definitely will try my best to do my posts up as a PT writer.

So as of now, I’ve finished working on the releases for the month of April starting from the week of Apr 06. When I was working on the following list, only then did it occurred to me that tml, Apr 01, will there be some releases that are due to be out. Since there does not seem to have a point of highlighting releases within such a short notice, I’ve therefore omitted them out of the April Release List. My apologies =(

With that, I bring u the list of releases for April 15!

*This list is by no means a complete listing of releases for April. This is just a list of singles and albums that caught my eye and thus would be looking out for.

Apr 08 – Ayumi Hamasaki – A ONE
Apr 08 – miwa – ONENESS
Apr 08 – Suzuko Mimori – Fantastic Funfair
Apr 08 – Minako Kotobuki – black hole
Apr 08 – i Ris – We are I Ris!!!
Apr 08 – Kensho Ono – Zero
Apr 08 – Machico – ColorsII -rml-
Apr 08 – Jyuri Nagatsuma – Mirai Sky
Apr 08 – nano RIPE – Nano.Ripe 4th Album
Apr 08 – JUICE = JUICE – Wonderful World/Ca Va? Ca Va?
Apr 08 – Raglaia – Breaking Dawn
Apr 15 – ClariS – ClariS ~ SINGLE BEST 1st~
Apr 15 – Choucho – BLESS YoUr NAME
Apr 15 – Morning Musume. ’15 – Seishun Kozou Ga Naiteiru/Yuugure Ha Ameagari/Ima Koko Kara
Apr 15 – Mamoru Miyano – Shine
Apr 15 – Yun*chi – Ani*yun-Anime Song Cover-
Apr 22 – Nana Mizuki – Angel Blossom
Apr 22 – Kana Hanazawa – Blue Avenue
Apr 22 – Azusa Tadokoro – Dream Line
Apr 22 – Minori Chihara – Aitakatta Sora
Apr 22 – Pile – Kimi ga Kureta Kiseki
Apr 22 – JAM Project – Kensen The Final/End of Heaven
Apr 22 – TRUE – Dream Solister
Apr 22 – HKT48 – 12byou
Apr 22 – AAA – Game Over?
Apr 22 – BUMP OF CHICKEN – Hello.World!/Colony
Apr 22 – Johnny’s West – Paripipo
Apr 22 – Shouta Aoi – UNLIMITED
Apr 29 – Nanjo Yoshino – Tasogare no Star Light
Apr 29 – Flower – Blue Sky Blue
Apr 29 – Yuka Iguchi – Hey World
Apr 29 – Perfume – Relax In The City/Pick Me Up
Apr 29 – LinQ – Harehare Parade
Apr 29 – Passepied – Toki no Wa
Apr 29 – INFINITE – 24 HOURS
Apr 29 – Momoiro Clover Z – [z]no Chikai
Apr 29 – しょこたん / でんぱ組 – Punch Line!

Well, this month’s list does not contain much of what I would consider a “definitely-must-get-else-will-die” zone, but I do have a 1 that I would definitely cannot do without!

NM7 - AB
Yay~ The 32nd Single of my top ranked Seiyuu and Singer~

Ta-dah! Look at the NM7’s 32nd single’s cover! As the title suggests, the blossoming of an angel! Haha! I’m definitely looking forward to this single being released. I’ve heard this single on Nana-sama’s radio show previously, and this song definitely have the vibes, which is similar to the other Nanoha series opening theme as well. If you do like Innocent Starter, Eternal Blaze etc, then I believe that this single would definitely be your taste as well.

For those who didn’t know, this single has been confirmed to be the opening theme for the upcoming anime ‘Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid. I’ve been a fan of the series since more than 10 years back, and would definitely look forward to this sequel too.

Other notable mentions this week and most likely would be in my cart would be:

Kana Hanazawa – Blue Avenue
Nanjo Yoshino – Tasogare no Star Light

Well, till next time then.

Yuuki, signing off.


Yuuki’s Music Pick for Mar Releases

Hello~~~ Been a while again, but I’m back for next month’s releases! Yayyy! There’s not much events related to anime nor japanese culture in Singapore recently, and due to the main writer falling sick, cause he ate too much good food for the festive season recently, there’s a teeny tiny bit of inactivity now. lols~ (However, he will be back up and running soon… hopefully)

For this month music releases, ITS wayyyyy overloaded with stuff I so want to get! Looks like a hole in my coffer for sure~~ >.<

*This list is by no means a complete listing of releases for March. This is just a list of singles and albums that caught my eye and thus would be looking out for.

Mar 04 – LiSA – Launcher
Mar 04 – Yui Horie – Stay with Me
Mar 04 – StylipS – Mayomayo Compass Ha Iranai
Mar 04 – Pile – Jewel Vox
Mar 04 – Konomi Suzuki – 18-Colorful Gift-
Mar 04 – AKB48 – Green Flash
Mar 04 – EXILE – Jounetsu no Hana
Mar 04 – palet – Love N` Roll!
Mar 04 – Flower – Hana Dokei
Mar 11 – Ryoko Shintani – STARting -from rebirth-
Mar 11 – eufonius – Eufonius 10th Anniversary Best Album
Mar 11 – TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE – Stay with Me
Mar 11 – Momoiro Clover Z – Seishunfu
Mar 14 – Sweet☆Pastel – Pastel Future
Mar 18 – Haruka Tomatsu – Harukarisk*Land
Mar 18 – yanaginagi – Foe
Mar 18 – Nogizaka46 – Inochi Ha Utsukushii
Mar 18 – Yumemiru Adolescence – Bye Bye My Days
Mar 18 – Sunmyu – Hajimari no Melody
Mar 18 – Koda Kumi – WALK OF MY LIFE
Mar 18 – Idoling!!! – Rodeo Machine
Mar 18 – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Mondai Girl
Mar 18 – Sakura Tange – Shooting Star
Mar 18 – Unite – Marble
Mar 18 – OS☆U – Gangan Dance / Kimi no Tame ni
Mar 25 – Yui Ogura – Strawberry JAM
Mar 25 – AKINO with bless4 – Decennia
Mar 25 – Sayaka Sasaki – Sayakaver.
Mar 25 – Rev.from DVL – Kimi ga Ite Boku ga Ita / Ai Girl
Mar 25 – Fairies – Kiss me babe
Mar 25 – Luna Haruna – Candy Lips

Omg~ Look at this lineup! With my personal Vita “M”, being replenished and recovering, looks like I’ll be able to go on a short spree! (Trust me, it’s short, since I’ve already placed my orders) To my horror, after I’ve placed an order, it turns out that I’ve missed out grabbing Haruna Luna’s newest album releasing on end of March… which unfortunately as it might seem, I can only get it during my next batch of shipment. =(


The first time I heard Haruna Luna’s vocal, was via the ending theme for Fate/Zero, and absolutely loved it. (I put the song under ‘Repeat 1’ on my iPod for a few days!) Absolutely loved this ballad song. IIRC, there was once when she was set to be performing in Singapore for the EOY, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was cancelled (Imagine the disappointment I had then.. haiz). I really do hope her live performance comes soon though.

Next! Without a doubt in my mind, I’ve already added LiSA’s newest album to my cart! 4 more days! If u guys have been reading my posts since when I’ve start posting, its probably  definitely as clear as day that she’s the top artiste in my checklist. (Well, as a matter of fact, is tied with someone else for the top spot).

Just a thought, it seems like I forgot to share my loot list for the recent AFA14… I went through my whole event photo album to manage to dig out this photo of my loot for LiSA, (autograph only). I actually wanted to write something for the event, besides the interviews, but doesn’t seem to have the time to go about it. Oh well, might as well post the picture here as well! Haha~

Yuuki Loot - LiSA pt1
3 out of 10 autograph for the event =p Boy! Was queuing for the CD tough work! But was worth it =p


Look and behold her latest album!

LiSA - Launcher
Isn’t this photo so cute!


This album tracklisting are as follows:
1.Mr. Launcher
2.Rising Hope
3.rapid life syndrome
5.Akogare Bouenkyou
10.Bad Sweet Trap
11.Electro Lyrical
12.Kun ni Piero
13.No More Time Machine

With 9 new tracks in this 14-track album, looks like my iPod would be playing non-stop for quite some time, not to mention I’m getting other releases as well!

Other notable releases that I got are as follows:

HarukaRISK*Land – Definitely not facing any risk by procuring this LE early!
Absolutely love this look on this cd cover!


As a certain publisher quoted, “A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”

Yuuki, signing off~

AFA 2014 Interview – Aoi Eir


Hi! What’s up peeps! I’ve gotten another interview for AFA14 ready! Took some time to went through the whole audio recording again, my apologies! Today’s interview post would be on Aoi Eir-san! Definitely one of the rising stars in this anime music industry.


A brief introduction to this upcoming star (From AFA official site):

Born on Nov. 30. Native of Sapporo, Hokkaido. AB blood type.

Made her major label debut in October 2011 with her first single “MEMORIA,” which was selected as the ending theme to anime TV series “Fate/Zero”.

Her first full album “BLAU” came out on Jan. 30, 2013 and gained the No. 4 spot when it appeared on the Oricon Album rankings. She has gained much international support, receiving over 330,000 likes from around the world on her official Facebook page and performing in USA, Hong Kong and Indonesia in 2014. The TV anime series “Sword Art Online II” opening theme “IGNITE” is smashing the records!

Official Site:
Official Blog:
Official Twitter:
Official Facebook:


Without further ado, please feast your eyes here for the interview with Aoi Eir and our media friends!

AFA - Eir Aoi


Recently, you have just performed in Moscow, Russia, how does it feel to perform there for the first time, and are there any difficulties encountered in communication?

Aoi Eir: It was the first time I’m performing in Russia. When I first stepped out of the airport, the chilly weather that I felt, reminded me of my birth place, Hokkaiddo. I felt really happy as although it is the first time I’m visiting this country, however it felt like the feeling of returning to Hokkaiddo.
On the day of my live performance, it is actually my birthday as well. After the performance, the attendees sang me a birthday song, which touched me and I even creed a little. Even though the climate in Russia is cold, the people in Russia are really warm. Russia is a very fun place and the experience made me love Russia.

Did you try the local food in Russia? How do you like it?

Aoi Eir: Talking about Russia, one would really need to try borscht. The dish was served with bread, and in the borscht, sour cream was mixed in it. It is really delicious, and I ate too much such that not only my stomach hurts, but my back too! I felt really blessed at that time.

Have you tried paint balls or BB guns before?

Aoi Eir: I have tried air guns before, as my brother has such a hobby in this area. I have held a shot gun before as well. I would definitely like to try survivor games sometime in the future.

Did you fire the shotgun, or just held it?

Aoi Eir: Nope, I didn’t fire it. Most probably if I did fire, I’ll be sent flying backwards by the recoil!

AFA14 - AE01

This is the 2nd time coming to AFASG, what does it feel like to be invited here once again to perform?

Aoi Eir: Last year when I was here in Singapore for the first time, I was really shocked by the amount of fans who are passionate about anime here, despite the difference in our culture. I was really touched at the amount of love that fans are giving to the japanese anime culture.
When I was invited to take part again in this wonderful event, and thinking that I would be able to once again meet this crowd of people, I felt really happy.
Previously in AFA’13, I was only able to perform along with the karaoke set. However, this time around, I’m able to bring my band along with me, and we hope to bring a good time to the fans.

In regards to your work as an artiste, what do you think is the reason that makes the fans love you and your music?

Aoi Eir: There are several reasons in which I sang anime songs. As anime is spreading its influence around the world, it made me feel like anime is a connecting bridge to the other countries. Since young, I have been watching anime, and whenever I listen to the anime songs/themes, it reminds me of my favourite anime scenes. I would therefore like to transmit such feelings that I had to the fans, and that’s what inspired me to keep singing.

AFA14 - AE02

What attributes do you think that differentiates you from the other artistes?

Aoi Eir: I find that I’d display a strong character and at times, can be tomboyish. When my emotions get strong, I would like to display as precise as possible to her fans.

When you found out that it is confirmed you were to sing the theme songs for the anime series, Kill la Kill and Sword Art Online, how do you feel about the decision?

Aoi Eir: For Kill la Kill, its different from the other anime, as it is not adapted from other forms of media. When I thought that I was able to sing the OP for this show, I eagerly look forward for the anime to be aired on TV. Every week when I watch Kill la Kill, I found that the show was very nostalgic, and the story plot has a fast pace, unlike the other shows. To be singing for the OP for the show, I felt very honoured to do so.
For Sword Art Online, I sang for the Fairy Dance arc in the first season, the extra edition and the opening of the second season. To me, the anime, SAO, was becoming very huge. From the start, I enjoyed playing games The protagonist in the anime, is very skilled at them, and I do adore such characters like that. In the series, the plot ties in virtual world with reality, which makes a truly splendid story. As the series goes on, the story keeps captivating me more into the plot. With that, I felt really thankful to be featured in such a wonderful series, and from here on, I would like to sing SAO’s songs, closer to my heart.

After releasing a lot of singles, what’s your favourite song personally?

Aoi Eir: No matter which work, nor song, I love all of them equally. If asked to make a choice, I would never be able to make a decision for it, as I put in all my feelings into singing them.

Could you share with us more on your song, ‘Genesis’, the ending theme for Aldnoah Zero Second Season?

Aoi Eir: My single, Genesis, will be released on February 18th, in Japan. It’s been quite a while since I can have the experience of singing the ending theme song for an anime. Truth be told, its been since ‘Memoria’, my debut single for the anime Fate/Zero. This is the first time I’m challenging to sing a medium ballad type of song, so I hope everyone will look forward to listening to it.

AFA14 - AE03

Can you briefly share with us your 2015 plans? Where there be any more solo concerts in the near future?

Aoi Eir: Currently, there are no concrete plans for 2015, but I do hope that I would be able to do an Asia tour soon. The band that I had brought along for AFA this year, was not my full band.  I will put in most best effort, so I would be able to bring my full band along around Asia for the tour.

How do you foresee the future of the Japanese music and anime industries?

Aoi Eir: Ahhh. This is a tough question, I can’t really foresee on what will happen.

How does you see yourself in the future, in regards to your music.

Aoi Eir: The theme for the songs that I have been singing is ‘No matter how dark it gets, one should continue searching for the light.’ From now on, I would like to write my songs based on this theme. I was able to write the lyrics for my newest single, Tsunagaru Omoi, and in the future, I would like to aspire to be able to write and compose a song myself.

Is there any favourite composer you like to work with?

Aoi Eir: For me, I really do like Do As Infinity. I admire Dai Nagao quite a lot, and would be honoured if he would be able to write lyrics for my songs.

What is your turning point or highlights in your singing career?

Aoi Eir: As I progress through my career, I feel that I become more ambitious. When I first debuted in the industry, I frequently cover my mouth when I sing. That was during the time I do not have any experience in performing live shows. After I have done live performances, I yearn to do more live performances, not just only in Japan, but around the world as well.


There’s no doubt that your most popular song is ‘Innocence’ from SAO, which achieved the rank of No. 6 on the Oricon chart. How do you feel about this accomplishment?

Aoi Eir: ‘Innocence’ was the opening theme song for the Fairy Dance arc of SAO. This song managed to achieve its success on the Oricon chart, due to the fans who watched the anime, and I feel extremely happy about the achievement. Now that this arc is over, I would like express such feelings through the performance of this song in my live performances.

Well, that’s all for this round. Will be back for the next post for upcoming music releases, and more interviews.

Signing off,  Yuuki~

Yuuki’s Music Pick for Feb Releases

Yuuki’s Music Pick for Feb Releases

Being a while since I’ve posted this article. My apologies for missing the previous month’s post, as I was overseas during the whole period of time. When I was about ready to post January’s releases, half of the month has already passed. =p

So, without further ado, below is the list of releases for the month of Feb15!

*This list is by no means a complete listing of releases for Febuary. This is just a list of singles and albums that caught my eye and thus would be looking out for.

Feb 03 – 10color’s – Francois-Todokanai Kataomoi-
Feb 03 – Heisei Kotohime – 乙女革命
Feb 04 – Kaori Sadohara – Still Sis
Feb 04 – ANGEREME – Taikibansei / Otome no Gyakushuu
Feb 04 – OKAMOTO’s – Headhunt
Feb 04 – EXILE ATSUSHI – Sakura no Kitsetsu
Feb 04 – VALSHE – Kimi He no Uso
Feb 04 – ChiCO with HoneyWorks – Ai no Scenario
Feb 04 – Fo’xtails – Glitter Days
Feb 04 – Sawano Hiroyuki – &Z
Feb 04 – fhana – Outside of Melancholy
Feb 10 – AngeReve – Yuukan na Koi no Serenade
Feb 11 – Papimache – Tokimeki Sparkling
Feb 11 – ミライスカート – Nanaonai Oto
Feb 11 – Diana Garnet – Spinning World
Feb 11 – Aoi Yuki – Ishumeru
Feb 11 – TRUE – Ailes
Feb 11 – angela – Exist
Feb 11 – Chu-Z – Hana no Arch / Brand Boy
Feb 11 – Bitter & Sweet – Renai Wars / Koigokoro
Feb 11 – Afilia Saga – Never Say Never
Feb 11 – JAM Project – B.B.
Feb 11 – sphere – Jounetsu Continue
Feb 11 – Gekijo METALicche – Mirai Antai
Feb 11 – Dream – Konnanimo
Feb 18 – Aoi Eir – Genesis
Feb 18 – Konomi Suzuki – Absolute Soul
Feb 18 – i Ris – I Ris 8th Sg Pripara Dai 3 Cours Op
Feb 18 – May’n – Re:May’n Act
Feb 18 – AKINO with bless4 – Miiro
Feb 18 – melost – Melody Stock
Feb 18 – Flower – Sayonara.Alice/Tomorrow-Shiawase no Housoku-
Feb 18 – Prizmmy☆ – I just wanna be with you
Feb 18 – SUPER☆GiRLS – Giragira Revolution
Feb 18 – Nakagawa Shoko – Doridori
Fev 18 – Cyntia – Akatsuki no Hana
Feb 18 – Nitta Emi – 探究Dreaming
Feb 25 – Ohashi Ayaka – Ohashi Ayaka 2nd Single
Feb 25 – Hanazawa Kana – Kimi ga Inakucha Dame Nanda
Feb 25 – May J. – ReBirth
Feb 25 – miwa – 360°
Feb 25 – Gacharic Spin – Sekira Liar / Tokenai Candy

For this month, there are numerous releases that are scheduled to be out, but most probably I could possibly be only picking out sphere’s new single, Jounetsu Continue, into my cart. Recently, due to a lack of Vitamin M (especially after the trip), I’m most probably unable to get much releases online (As I mentioned previously, SHIPPING FEE IS A KILLER!). I’ll probably look ahead to bunch this up in the coming month’s shipping list too.


It’s being a while since sphere is releasing a new single. The last single and album were released ages back, during the first half of 2014. This new single is the ED for the anime “Yoru no Yatterman”, which I did not have the time to watch yet [time constraints =( ]

The song, IMHO, sounds really good, and has a vibe that can enticed listeners to switch on the ‘Repeat One’ function on the iTunes. =D. It will take quite a while to reach my residence if I was to order next month, but seeing as there’s no further choice, will have to wait till then. (Now.. my only concern would be if the limited edition would still be available till then.)

Signing off,  Yuuki~

AFA 2014 Interview – Kitamura Eri (KITAERI)

Its being a long time, since I made a post here. Unfortunately, I did not have time to post my monthly releases for music this month as I went on an overseas trip to Japan. I will start posting the February releases soon, before the start of Feb. ^_^”

For now, as you guys probably heard or something, we had acquired a media pass for AFA 2014. Due to my working schedules, I can hardly find time to write for the interviews that we had done in AFA 2014 with fellow media friends. Well, I personally went through the whole interview recording, and translate it from scratch as well, so it took some more time needed. Haha.

Well, this is one of the interview that I was suppose to post last week, but took some time to tie up the backend part.

I will thus work on going through the rest of the interviews that I have on my hands, namely LiSA, Aoi Eir, GARNiDELiA and fripSide. Hope to finish them soon!

So hereby, I shall present you the interview with Kitamura Eri-san! K.I.T.A.E.R.I. yay!

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(NoteQuestions asked are from the media as a group, not just ReV-AMF)

Kitamura-san, is this your first time in Singapore? Have you gotten used to it?

KitaEri: This is the first time that I came to Singapore. After arriving in Singapore, I was constantly involved in stage rehearsals, and thus brings about a tight schedule.

Therefore I could not do much sightseeing. I still do not quite know about Singapore’s ambience. Speaking of whether I am used to it, I would say no, but I have gotten a first feel of things.

Kitamuura-san, You say you are a huge fan of anime. Which are your favourite series?

KitaEri: I really like a lot of anime, and thus I can’t choose. It is quite hard for me to rank them. In terms of genres, I like fantasy, horror, even violence. For anime, I would look at the genre, the characters and the stories.

As my preference for them does change, it would thus be hard for me to rank them. In short, I like different types of anime.

Of all the characters that you had done voice acting for, which do you think represents yourself the most?

KitaEri: For appearance-wise…, none at all. The characters that I had voiced are mostly cute, beautiful or cool. As I am acting to be like them, it would be difficult to gauge, thus I can’t choose.

Eri Kitamura Profile photo

(Profile Photo from Star Child site)

You are both a seiyuu and an artiste (singer), which profession do you like more?

KitaEri: I can’t choose either of them, as I like both of them. As a seiyuu, I can act in a character that differs from mine and I can enjoy the story of the anime.

As an artiste, I can do and challenge the things I like, such as performing and singing, and that is fun to me. The enjoyment for both professions is different and that is why I am unable to choose which one I like more.

Why do you want to be a seiyuu or singer?

KitaEri: Ever since when I was a child, I like anime, games and manga. My mom likes the profession of a seiyuu. When I was young, I already knew quite well about this profession.

And thus, I’m keen to join the industry in which captivated me with the anime, games and manga that I like when I was young, and being able to do creative things in this line.

kos scene

(Anime – Knights of Sidonia)

When watching Knights of Sidonia, what is the thing you like best about it, and what leaves you with the deepest impression.

KitaEri: There are a lot of parts. In general, I quite like robots and sci-fi animation. In this series, the activation scenes and the scene in which the hero launches in the Tsugumori, are done in a stunningly beautiful manner and looks really cool.

I also performed the ending theme, titled Show , for this anime. I wrote the lyrics and made the song, based on my imagination of this anime. Also the scenes in Knights of Sidonia left a deep impression on me, and therefore I like it.

Kitamura-san has recently just launched her own fashion line, Ghost Chest. What are some of the challenges faced?

KitaEri: When I am performing as an artiste, there are situations during my live performances, where I felt like to wearing some type of costumes, in which designs are not readily available in the markets.

And that is where my dream of creating and designing out my own costumes came about. The gothic style that I like, and will thus imagine that it would be nice to be wearing it during my work or as casual.

Based on this image, I’ll design the clothes and that is what Ghost Chest is.

Ghost + Chest

Kitamura-san, you are quite good at sketches and drawings, is there any sketches that you are proud of?

KitaEri: None. Its more like a hobby and interest. There are more talented people around, such as the mangaka-senseis that I like.

Even among the seiyuus, there are many who drew better illustrations than me.

It stimulates me in the way I think my drawings aren’t quite there yet. I don’t think I have any drawings or sketches that are well drawn.

As a seiyuu, you had voiced both male and female characters. Is there any difference in voicing them?

KitaEri: It’s hard to explain. When I’m acting out the roles of both male and female characters, even when voicing out the same line, the loudness, the pitch and other aspects are different.

During my visits to the family restaurants and cafes, I will do human observations. Like “Ah, so that’s how males shout, gets angry, etc.”, “Oh, that’s how girls laugh”.

From there, I will think of how the difference between both genders, and incorporate into my voice acting.

Kitamura-san, do you have any favourite actor or seiyuu?

KitaEri: Though I can’t choose.. (Media: Again?) Yes, again. ~Laughters in the room~. I can’t decide on who ranks first, as voices differs between everyone. It’s the same as acting.

For example, in the series, Cross Ange, in which I’m working with Mizuki Nana-san, I think that her voice is incredibly powerful. Even with a similar powerful voice, male seiyuus, will exhibit a different tone and coolness.

There’s quite a lot of seiyuus, which I hope I can learn from and incorporate their techniques into my voice acting, and thus I could not choose. (in regards to the question)

cross ange

(AnimeCross Ange | Nana Mizuki voiced for Ange while Eri Kitamura voiced for Salia)

How do you usually prepare for your concerts?

KitaEri: In all, I will first listen to my songs numerous times. I’ll use the mirror in my house and do a mock rehearsal. I’ll also imagine meeting everyone, speaking to them, holding the mike and doing the live performance.

Through imaginations… I’ll do some rehearsals… and come the actual event… I’ll forget everything! It will become something totally different from what I rehearse.

But in short, I’ll listen to my own songs in the setlist before the day of the performance.

Based on your previous answer, would you say that you are a good improviser?

KitaEri: The reactions that I had imagined during the day before my performance and the actual live performance, as expected differs greatly. 

As it is something that I can experience only at that time, I would really like to show to the crowd how I really felt then. When I want to express how I really feel, in a blink of an eye, it’s already time for the ending song. When I think about it, I’m unsure if improvisation is one of my abilities.

In comparison, I feel more that the crowd is pulling me into the mood of the performance, rather than the other way around, since I think that everyone is also quite good at improvisation too. ~laughs~

Do you have any artiste or singer that you like to collaborate with?

KitaEri: The music genres that I like are Metal and Rock. As an seiyuu, the characters that I voiced are those with cute voices, those with high keys… But when I’m singing, my key is actually quite low. It might possibly be that a male’s key is more comfortable for my singing.

Of course, I have quite a few female artistes that I like. But I do not have the confidence to sing their types of key. Therefore I have no such person that I would like to collaborate with.

Eri Kitamura @ AFA SG 2014

Since you like the Metal genre, do you have any favourite metal genre bands?

KitaEri: Though I can’t choose whose the first on my list… ~Laughs~. I do listen to several Metal genre bands with female vocals frequently. Of which I liked Nightwish, Delain and Arch Enemy.

I do listen to both major and minor artistes of the genre. Those that I listen to most frequently are an artiste named Ann-san and Within Temptation. For the rest…. it’s top secret.

Kitamura-san, What are your thoughts on Singapore?

KitaEri: For Singapore, what I’m most interested to know would be, ‘Among the works that I have done, which character from which work that is most popular here.’

As this is the first time I’m in Singapore to meet with fans of I Love Anisong, and thought ‘What if I can meet with those who knew KitaEri’. As it is before my live performance, I’m quite interested to find out how do they feel about me. This is what makes me curious the most this time.

I’m thinking it would be really good if I can get people to be interested about. ~laughs~

Is there any advise you want to give to people who wants to be an actor and seiyuu?

KitaEri: I would also like some!~ ~laughs~ This is quite difficult as it depends on timing, chance and opportunity. Although equipped with skills and talent, it would mostly depend on fate.

For me, I feel that I have stumbled upon a chance, and feels that it is a fateful encounter. It is quite tough to explain, so in all, please work hard and do your best!

I’ll also work hard not to disappear. ~Laughters~

-End of Interview-

Yuuki’s Single & Album Highlights Corner for Dec’14 Releases

Greetings! I’m back again, for this month’s post! Have being terribly busy these few weeks, and thus delayed the post till now. Glad to make it on the last day of the month, and it is within the last hour too (in my timezone), that I finally publish this post.

As per usual, I’ve taken notes of releases which captured my attention for this coming month. With most of the anime season’s  op/ed/inserts already released, I’ve looked into other artists to cover for the nutrients that I would require for the month (Haha, I feed on new singles!).

Without further ado, I shall present the list of releases sorted by date for the month of Dec 14. ~Yay~

**The following list is by no means a complete listing of releases for December,  just singles, albums that I found interesting IMHO.

Dec 03 – Tomatsu Haruka – Courage
Dec 03 – Rev. from DVL – Real / Koi Iro Passion
Dec 03 – BoA – Fly
Dec 03 – wacci – Kirameki
Dec 03 – Pile – Densetsu no Flare
Dec 03 – Silent Siren – Koiyuki
Dec 03 – Chelsy – Yes / Good-bye Girl
Dec 03 – Aqua Timez – Ikite
Dec 03 – X21 – X Gift
Dec 03 – Niiyama Shiori – ZETTAI
Dec 03 – IDOL COLLEGE – True End Player
Dec 03 – Negicco – Hikari no Spur

Dec 10 – LiSA – Shirushi
Dec 10 – Uesaka Sumire – Enma Daiou Ni Kiitegoran
Dec 10 – SKE48 – 12-gatsu no Kangaroo
Dec 10 – Team Syachihoko – Shampoo Hat
Dec 10 – yanaginagi – Polyomino
Dec 10 – Palet – Snow Distance
Dec 10 – Passpo☆ – TRACKS
Dec 10 – tsuribit – Fishing Life
Dec 10 – Royz – Supernova
Dec 10 – TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE – Say Long Goodbye/Himawari To Hoshikuzu – English Ver.
Dec 10 – FANTASISTA – PrizmaX
Dec 10 – Do As Infinity – Mysterious Magic
Dec 10 – 9mm Parabellum Bullet – Seimei no Waltz
Dec 12 – Sphere – Natsuiro Kiseki Complete Songs -Ano Natsu no Kakera

Dec 16 – photograph – Sorairo Everyday
Dec 17 – Toshiyuki Toyonaga – Reason…
Dec 17 – predia – Utsukushiki Koduku Tachi
Dec 17 – FYT – Gakuen Jigoku
Dec 17 – The Margarines – Good Bye Shakkin Tengoku
Dec 17 – Terashima Yufu – Neko ni Naritai
Dec 17 – Itano Tomomi – COME PARTY!
Dec 17 – BACK-ON – Cerulean/Silent Trigger

Dec 24 – yanaginagi – Sweet Track
Dec 24 – Hanazawa Kana – Kokyutosu
Dec 24 – Watanabe Miyuki – Yasashikusuruyori Kiss wo Shite
Dec 24 – Hamasaki Ayumi – Zutto… / Last Minute / Walk
Dec 24 – Tamura Yukari – Title To be Confirmed
Dec 24 – JK21 – After School
Dec 24 – P.IDL – Stay with Me
Dec 24 – Hiroshima Maples – RPM
Dec 24 – Idoiling!!! – Yuki Usagi
Dec 24 – Vislip – Yoru
Dec 24 – Ikimonogatari – FUN! FUN! FANFARE!
Dec 24 – Dorothy Little Happy – Circle of the World
Dec 28 – petit milady – Aoi to Ayano no La Puchimi Radio Cute De Pop Na Twinkle CD 2


Eeeeya~~ LiSA’s newest single, Shirushi,  is stated for release on the 10 Dec, which is definitely should not be missed. Needless to say, but I’ve already made a purchase for the limited edition with the DVD for the MV. =D.

With the release date a few days after AFA 2014, it caused me to wonder if there would be a possibility of early release in SG?…  Nahhh, scratch that, I truly doubt so though…. However, should it really be available then, I won’t mind getting a second copy! Haha.

Just look at this cover!! Absolutely breathtaking and stunning!! (#Notbiased)
Just look at this cover!! Absolutely breathtaking and stunning!! (#notbiased)

Next, I’ve also made another pre-order alongside Shirushi, and which is Haruka Tomatsu’s newest single, Courage. The song grew on me while watching SAOII for the past month, and it really made me pushed over my budget, to get this release as well. Haruka Tomatsu-san is one of those rare seiyuus, who has such a nice appealing and silvery voice, and have released several singles till date. (PS. The first animation which I first heard her voice was way back in 2007 in Polyphonica)

Haruka Tomatsu - Courage Cover Limited Ed
Look at the lights man! Believe it anot, I’ve never seen a cover on her singles before as such.

Though for the time being, I’ve managed to restrict myself, by only purchasing 2 thus far for this month, I have a gut feeling that I’ll see myself purchasing more in the days to come, as I’ll be flying to Tokyo in Dec. I already have my eyes set on Watanabe Miyuki’s first solo single, to be released on 22 Dec. May god bless me from bleeding to death.. Haha~

Ps. Next post, will be on AFA 2014’s concerts. We will be covering stage events as well, so stay tune! This year will be totally different, with media access and all, (Courtesy of the organizers). Geez, time sure flies, counting down, not inclusive of today and the day itself, only 4 DAYS LEFT!

Yuuki, signing off~

Yuuki’s Single & Album Highlights Corner for Nov’14 Releases

It’s that time of the month again. And like what I previously promised, I’ll get the post out for Nov 14 a few days to a week before the month actually starts. I’ve being really busy lately, with all new projects coming in, so my posts are cut down to a minimum. (~Well, originally I’m not supposed to post much anyways, haha)

For the month of November, the music sensation from the fall 2014 anime season continues, with music from various shows’ OP and ED releasing during the month. On top of that, I’ve put up a few of the other releases that aren’t related to the shows at all, just various hits that came under my radar.

As such, I’ll start of with this month’s attraction. Of course IMHO. =D

*The following list is by no means a complete listing of releases for November.

Nov 05 – Ceui – Pandora
Nov 05 – Kanae Ito – Shooting Star
Nov 05 – KOTOKO – ZoNE-iT
Nov 05 – Komatsu Mikako – Latimer road
Nov 05 – fhana – Hoshikuzu no Interlude
Nov 05 – SCREEN Mode – Amazing The World
Nov 05 – Guratamin – Sensation Signal
Nov 05 – DIVA (AKB48) – DIVA
Nov 05 – NMB48 – Rashikunai
Nov 05 – Chay – Wishes
Nov 12 – Miyano Mamoru – BREAK IT!
Nov 12 – ELISA – Eonian
Nov 12 – Aoi Eir – Tsunagaru Omoi
Nov 12 – i Ris – Miracle Paradise
Nov 12 – Toyosaki Aki – Portrait
Nov 12 – Berryz Kobou – Towa No Uta/Romance Wo Katatte
Nov 12 – Kuraki Mai – MAI KURAKI BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-
Nov 19 – Amamiya Sora – Tsuki Akari
Nov 19 – Ono Daisuke – Mission D
Nov 19 – Suzuki Konomi – Ginsen no Kaze
Nov 19 – Kalafina – believe
Nov 19 – ZAQ – Seven Doors
Nov 19 – Kato Fuku – You Gotta Love Me!
Nov 19 – Tamaki Nami –  Vivid Telepathy
Nov 19 – C-ute – I miss you / THE FUTURE
Nov 19 – ROOT 5 – Kimi no Mirai
Nov 26 – Kanako Ito – Hijitsukai Seishounen
Nov 26 – AKB48 – Kibouteki Refrain
Nov 26 – Tokyo Performance Doll – DREAM TRIGGER

Among the upcoming releases listed above, I would possibly be getting a few of the singles, namely Tsunagaru Omoi (Aoi Eir) and Latimer Road (Komatsu Mikako). Haha. It all comes down to what I’ll be able to afford in the end as well (Shipping’s expensive =x). Komatsu Mikako’s is a new artiste in which I have been listening to for these past few months, namely her song, Sky Message, which was released earlier this year. Her voice has an awesome ring to it. A strong and stable vocal. Therefore her single is definitely something that I can look forward to.

A peaceful and light-hearted feeling from this cover~
A peaceful and light-hearted feeling from this cover~
A fantastic, stylish cover of Aoi Eir~
A fantastic, stylish cover of Aoi Eir~

That’s all for November’s preview. This is going on well, haha. I’m quite glad that I managed to come out with this post before the actual month itself this time round. Let’s hope this pace keeps on going~

Yuuki, signing off.

Yuuki’s Single & Album Highlights Corner for Oct’14 Releases

Woah! Finally got around to write this post (Being really busy and all with work x_x). Its a little late, considering now is already a few days into the month of October. My intention for this post is to start a trend of  making regular (monthly) posts of releases of singles and albums that are to be released in Japan. I’ll either be making this post a week before the start of a month, or by latest, a few days into the month itself.

The list in which I will listing in these posts are for information purposes only and a heads-up for upcoming releases. I’ll hereby state that this list is based solely on my personal preferences and thereby not a complete listing of releases for that particular month. Well, mostly I’ll be posting about releases in which that are related to Anime (duh, I have to), and artistes that I’ve been following (and listening to) for a period of time.

With the purpose of this post already mentioned, I shall hereby kick off this new corner by starting with the month of October’14.

*The following list is by no means a complete listing of releases for October.

Oct 01- French Kiss (AKB48) – Omoidaisenai Hana
Oct 01 – Hamasaki Ayumi – Terminal
Oct 01 – AAA – Gold Symphony
Oct 01 – Hanazawa Kana – Hohoemi Mode
Oct 01 – Juice=Juice – Senobi / Datejyanainoyo Uchi no Jinsei wa
Oct 08 – Nogizaka46 – Nodome no Aozora ka?
Oct 08 – VAMPS – Vampire’s Love
Oct 08 – May J. – Imperfection
Oct 15 – Morning Musume. ‘14 – TIKI BUN
Oct 15 – Nishino Kana – Suki
Oct 15 – Nana Mizuki – Kindan no Resistance
Oct 15 – Ayana Taketatsu – Kajirikake no Ringo
Oct 15 – GLAY – Hyakka Ryoran / Hashire! Mirai
Oct 15 – Tia – The Glory Days
Oct 15 – Girls’ Generation (SNSD) – The Best -New Edition-
Oct 22 – APink – NoNoNo
Oct 22 – Uchida Maya – Gimme! Revolution
Oct 22 – Mashiro Ayano – ideal white
Oct 22 – Yun*chi – Wonderful Wonder World*
Oct 29 – Morning Musume. ‘14 –  14 Sho -The message-
Oct 29 – VAMPS – Bloodsuckers
Oct 29 – Eri Kitamura – RINREI
Oct 29 – Matenrou Opera – Chinmeishou

With an astounding new anime season just started, it’s no doubt that new intros and ending theme songs will be releasing during this month. Among this list, I would probably say the single I look most forward to is Nana-san’s Kindan no Resistance!!! Haha! Really can’t get that song out of my mind, since hearing it live in her concert a week back~~  Done with the pre-order, just waiting patiently for said single to arrive in my residence. That’s not to say that it is the only one I’ve ordered, also did purchase for Kitaeri’s RINREI as well! Budget’s always an issue when you have lots of stuff that you have interest in (S_S)

Kindan no Resistance CA
Look at this gorgeous cover art!
KitaEri Cover Art always, ALWAYS, amazes me!
KitaEri Cover Art always, ALWAYS, amazes me!

That’s it for this month’s releases, I’ll be sure to get the November’s up before the start of Nov (hopefully).

Yuuki, signing off~

Mizuki Nana 水樹奈々 Live Flight+ @ RWS Singapore 27Sep14

A few days back, a renowned seiyuu and singer, Mizuki Nana-san, held her first solo concert in Singapore. This marks her second time performing in Singapore, the first being AFA 2013 in a collaboration with T.M. Revolution, as part of Valvrave night concert performance.

This Live Flight+ is an extended version of her Live Flight Tour which spans in Japan from June to August 2014 for 14 concerts (of which 3 was cancelled due to Nana-san getting a severe case of laryngitis.). The extended tour Live Flight + is held at Singapore on 27Sep and Taiwan on 04 & 05 October.

The concert was held at 6.30pm, whilst the official merchandise stand was set to be opened at 1pm. Unbeknownst to many (or should I say, ‘should have expected’), the queue from the stand started early in the morning (before 7am), with fans already started queuing in line for the merchandise. I myself sort of gotten there late due to work, but nonetheless, a friend offered to help me buy the goods. (My concern is that some of the goods might get sold out in the opening hours)

The Concert Tickets:


The Concert Venue:


The official merchandise stand:


The merchandise goods:


Before the concert goes underway, Nana Mizuki 連合軍 (Mizuki Nana’s fan club) members were giving out customised blue flags to fellow concert attendees, setting up the stage for a surprise to the famed singer. Frankly speaking, the flag idea was well thought of, and I believe their effort is definitely recognised by all fans alike (as I definitely respect them for this).

The flag:


(Due to restrictions for photography, video and audio taking, thus the photos seen here are from the official media). The official released photos of the concert (Credited to Kamiiisaka Hajime and XinMSN)

Moving on to the concert, this is the Set List for the night:

~~~SET LIST~~~
02. Vitalization-Aufwachen Form-
03. Zankou no Gaia
04. Silent Bible
Cherry Boys Showcase (CHERIBO WING)
06. Fun Fun★People
07. Dramatic Love
08. Setsuna Capacity
09. FATE
Team Yoda Showcase
11. still in groove
12. Mugen
13. Antique Nachtmusik
14. Kakumei Dualism
15. Appassionato
16. Kindan no Resistance
17. Rock you baby!
19. Miracle Flight
-Double Encore-
22. Shin’ai

* During the concert, marks the debut live for her new single, Kindan no Resistance.
** During Miracle Flight, as per instructions stated previously, we took out the blue flag for Nana-sama, and followed the hands movement for the song. (Oh boy, was she touched by that! Haha. I could have affirm that she had paused for a short while during the song.)

The concert ended after the double encore, and when the attendees exited the concert hall, they all swarmed towards the merchandise stand again, to sweep up the goods. I’m not too sure of all was sold out, but I’m quite sure even if it’s not sold out, few stocks would be left.

Well, these are my loots for the day:



At first really wanted to buy the other NM tees that was sold during the event, but have no other choice but to save it up for my future trip to Japan for her next concert too! Haha!

Her blog post (Credits to her blog at

As per her blog post: She mentioned that she felt so happy that the Singapore crowd gave her a huge welcome at the airport, and she shed joyful tears when we waved the flag during Miracle Flight!

Yuuki, peace out~~

AFA I <3 AniSong Phase 2 and Final Concert Lineup

Hi peeps! After a long wait, the phase 2 announcement for the Anisong and final concert lineup is here! So without further ado, here’s the lineup AFA is presenting to use this year.

As shown in animefestivalasia’s official youtube channel, the following artistes would be present for the upcoming AFA 2014’s I <3 AniSong Concert.

Artiste are arranged in the order intro’ed in the video

– angela –> (Written By Nagakun, bribed with 1 ticket to a concert)
Formed in 1993, their first debut single in 1999, and breakthrough in 2002 with their song ‘Asu e no brilliant road’.
Angela had performed oversea Anime-related convention, including AFA in 2010, and the years later. They also feature songs for anime like K (Anime), Fafner in the Azure, Coppelion.

Comments: One of my favoured band. When I first listen to their song ‘Shangri-La’, it really attracted me, as the lyrics, instrumental music and the vocalist’s (atsuko’s) voice.
I was shocked to hear that atsuko can sound so nice and cute when she speak (Spoken to her, when I got her autograph along with KATSU in AFA13), but once she starts singing, it became a whole different story, and in turn is what attracted me to their songs. Also KATSU plays very well with his guitar, which is another merit for angela.
This year, as a avid fan that I am, will be looking to their concert!

Featured Songs include: KINGS, ANGEL, Shangri-La

Latest Single: Different colors
Latest Album: ZERO

– Kitamura Eri
A well-renowned voice actress in her own right, she has also released 2 albums and 10 singles for both J-pop and Anisong genre. She started voice acting in 2003, and her first single ‘Before the Moment’ was released in 2004. Besides doing singing and voice acting work, she also hosts a radio show titled キタエリあっ!on JOQR. She has done voice acting works for a several anime, notably Yui from Angel Beats!,  Araragi Karen from Monogatari series, Sakihata Rimi from Chaos;Head.

Comments: Kitaeri’s quite a popular voice actress, whom had attended several events such as AX and Animax Musix. Personally, I’m a frequent listener to her radio programme (logged on every Sun night to JOQR), and really like how she hosts her radio programs with different sections. What actually attracted my attention was when she voiced Yui from Angel Beats! Sure, I’ve heard her voice acting before, but believe it or not, what particularly captured my attention is Yui. ^^ Either way, who could ever forgot the line when she voiced Yui-nyan in the show. Haha. From then on, I’ve been a fan of her released singles as well.

Featured Songs include: BIRTH,  Be a diamond, 証×炎 -SHOEN-

Latest Single: 掌 -show-
Latest Album: Shomei

– The IDOLM@STER  –> (Written By Nagakun, as he’s such a fan of the series)
Initially started out as an arcade game, the franchise had grown to several sequel and spins-off, even including Anime, Manga and even hand-held console.
The game is about training new pop idol to stardom, which include relation building like a dating sim. Each characters got their own voice actress (VA), whom most are also singers.
The Live Concert features the same group of VA who voiced for IDOLM@STER, singing and dancing like pop idol.

Members appearing: Asami Imai, Yumi Hara, Manami Numakura, Ayaka Ohashi and Azusa Tadokoro

Comments: As mentioned, the singers are the VAs themselves, so there are a few of them whom I do take notice due to watching anime. For instance, Yumi who voice Marielle for Log Horizon and had released a new song this year; Rose on the breast.
Another interesting point to note would be that Ayaka Ohashi and Azusa Tadokoro, who had both appeared AFA 2013 at the Horipro booth, this year, on the other hand, I would be looking forward to their appearance on stage as a group unit, IDOLM@STER.

Featured Songs include: Ready!!, Change!!!!

Debuting in the year 2011, with the single Merry Go Round, ROOT FIVE is a vocal group composing of Dasoku, Pokota, Mi-chan, Kettaro and koma’n, whom started out from Nico Nico Douga’s Utattmita Section. The members themselves are skilled in various traits, and have participated in dramas, commercials, which in turn widens their time under the spotlight.

Comments: (By Nagakun) Considering that they are appearing in AFA for the first time, they have feature song for Anime like Saint Seiya Omega, in which I do like the music myself. Though I personally do not follow them much, but I will still be looking forward to their concert.

Featured Songs include: Kimi no Mirai, Next Generation

Latest Single: Love Treasure
Latest Album: ROOT FIVE

– Horie Yui
Horie Yui has been doing voice actress works since 1997, and landed her first main role in 2000, in the anime Love Hina. Since then, she has received several main roles in the following years. While she’s been doing voice acting roles during these years, she has released a total of 17 singles, and 9 albums. She has held several concerts titled 堀江由衣をめぐる冒険 I to IV during her career with great success, and joined in on other concerts as well. Horie Yui has her own radio program, 堀江由衣の天使のたまご on JOQR, in which has been ongoing for around 12 years.

Comments: Hocchan! One of my favourite Seiyuus, along with Nana Mizuki. One of the earliest anime that I’ve watched is Love Hina, and I absolutely just love how Naru was voiced. In the years to come, somehow one way or another, I came to register Hocchan’s voice in my head (Definitely not tough), and I’ll always keep an eye out for her works. That’s to say, I definitely like to listen to her singles and albums as well, mainly due to how much I liked her voice.堀江由衣の天使のたまご  is also one of the few radio programs that I’ve been tuning in to every Sun night too (time slot is afterキタエリあっ!) Definitely an eye opener to see her performance here in AFA. YAY!

Featured Songs include: Golden Time, Silky Heart, The♡World’s♡End

Latest Single: The♡World’s♡End
Latest Album: Himitsu (Studio Album)


Final AniSong Concert Lineup

Friday (5th December 2014, Friday)

  • angela
  • Eri Kitamura
  • DJ Kazu
  • Yui Horie

Saturday (6th December 2014, Saturday)

  • fripSide
  • LiSA
  • yanaginagi

Sunday (7th December 2014, Sunday)

  • Eir Aoi
  • FLOW
  • May’n

What a lineup for this year’s I <3 AniSong concerts. Definitely going to go for all 3 days. With the new influx of artiste and familiar faces appearing in these 3-day concert, trust me, it will be one hell of a ride.

So peeps, just a heads up, early bird offer starts on Oct 1 at 12noon, sooooo, remember to go grab your tickets. (I’m definitely going to grab mine!)

Yuuki, peace out~~