Whether it's cosplay, gunpla competitions or simply going along to the live-action adaption of Attack On Titan, August it’s going to be a busy month for the "pop culture" side of Jpop, especially in Australia.
Just so you don’t miss them, here’s my top 5 MVs to remind you what not to miss in the month of August when it comes to music!
5. Kiyokiba Shunsuke’s “Kagerou”
It’s a simple MV, but it really doesn’t need much to begin with because the music and singing take care of the rest.
And....Does he look familiar to you? He should.
He was part of EXILE as SHUN. He also has done a duet with Shin Hye Sung from K-pop group Shinhwa!
His single“Kagerou” is out on August 19.
4. May J- "Sparkle"
Did you hear May J’s contribution to "Frozen" (or "Anna to Yuki no Joou") and just can’t….’let it go’?
Then her latest offering might be just what you need.
If you think the MV looks a little Disneyfied, then you’re right. Her track is also going to be the theme for the Nintendo 3DS game “Disney magic Castle My Happy Life 2”.
Her 8th single "Sparkle" will be out on August 8th!
3. Ayumi Hamasaki- "Summer Diary"
Moving on from Ice Queens to J-pop royalty, Ayumi Hamasaki's latest offering proves she is not ready to slow down.
"Summer Diary" will be out just in time to remind us of what it’s like to not be completely freezing, on August 5.
2. moumoon- "Cocoon"
The best thing about this lyric video, other than the beautiful singing and addictive beat….is that you can practise your hiragana and kanji while you watch!
See? It's educational.
(That’s why I’ve watched it a billion times).
Apparently, ‘cocoon’ isn’t quite the same on the album as it is in the video. But anyone who can create a song like this one? I trust them with my ears.
moumoon’s entire album “It’s Our Time” will be out on August 12.
1.Generations from EXILE Tribe- "Hard Knock Days"
Some may already be familiar with it as the opening theme of the anime, “ONE PIECE”
Let's see, steampunkish look, an airship.....Captain, my captain!
10/10 would fly with Generations from EXILE Tribe.
The single "Hard Knock Days" is due out on August 12.