Skip to main content

New J-pop Releases

A few Japanese artists have new songs out, so here are the latest releases. :)

Update 14/9/18: Avex videos are now blocked from being shown on third party applications. If you click on the videos you can watch them fine on YouTube. :)

Namie Amuro- Just You and I

First up here's Namie Amuro's latest single Just You and I. It came out in May. This is the short version of the music video. (Her record company Avex tend to upload short versions).

Update 7/11/18: I had to replace th video but I think it's the same.


This is GENERATIONS from EXILE's new one.  They are part of the 19 member supergroup EXILE TRIBE. There are 7 members in GENERATIONS- leader Alan Shirahama, Ryota Katyose, Ryūto Kazuhara., Mandy Seikguchi, Reo Sano, Hayato Komori and Yūta Nakatsuka. Alan and Mandy are also members of the main group EXILE.

To date GENERATIONS have released 3 albums, Generations (2013), Generation Ex (2015) and Speedster (2016) and  around 13 singles including Brave It Out, Animal, Evergreen, All For You, Namida and this one. All For You and Namida were No 1 in the Oricon Singles chart. They have just been on a world tour called MAD CYCLONE and are going on a Japanese tour called SPEEDSTER in July.

The song title is written in Japanese so I'm not sure what it's called! One of their new songs is called Sora but I think that's a different one. I'll update when I know more. :)

For more on GENERATIONS visit these links:

Official Japanese site:

Official English site:



EXILE THE SECOND are another EXILE group. The band consists of members Kenchi Tachibana, NESMITH, SHOKICI,  TESUTYA, Keiji Kuroki and AKIRA. With the exception of AKIRA they used to be known as Nidaime J Soul Brothers (not to be confused with the current J Soul Brothers). They were the second J Soul Brothers (the first were active from 1998 to 2001 and the third generation are active now) until their retirement in 2009. In 2012 they made a comeback as The SECOND from EXILE and released debut album, The II Age (2014), then went on hiatus until 2016 when they returned once again as EXILE THE SECOND releasing the single YEAH YEAH YEAH last summer. (I was a bit confused there with the different names and groups but I think I've got it now! lol).Their second album BORN TO BE WILD ws released on 1st March (my bday!).

Summer Lover is EXILE THE SECOND's latest song. The video was uploaded to YouTube on 31st May.

For more on EXILE THE SECOND check out their website (Japanese language: 

FAKY- Someday We'll Know

And here is girl group FAKY's new single Someday We'll Know. It's from their major debut mini album Unwrapped which is due out next week (14th June).



This isn't that new (it was released in April) but I thought I'd include it as a bonus. :) Girl group Flower are part of E-Girls,  the sister unit of EXILE. They started out as a dance unit who were backing dancers for EXILE. (Some members of the EXILE group seem to be dancers rather than singers).Members are leader Manami Shigetome, Shuuka Fuji, Harumi Sato, Mio Nakajima, Reina Washio and Nozomiu Bando.* Former members are Erina Mizuno, Chiharu Muto and Kyoka Ichiki.

To date the group have released 2 studio albums, Flower (2014), Hanadoeki (2015) and a best of album, THIS IS Flower THIS IS BEST. Their singles include debut Still, Blue Sky Blue, Hitomi no oko no Mily Way, Monchrome/Colorful and MOON JELLFISH. They are set to release their 15th single Taiyou no Elegy in August.

Note: Original video was gone, so replaced it with this one which was uploaded in August 2017. It's Sony so can be viewed directly on the blog.


For more on Flower visit these links:

Official site (Japanese/English):

Generasia profile (English):

Want more J-pop? Check out these posts:

J Soul Brothers:

Other FAKY videos:

Hope you enjoyed the post! :) What are your fave current J-pop songs?

*You might see their names the other way round with the surname first sometimes because that's how Japanese names are written. I originally saw their names written the Western way on Wikipedia but in their Generasia profile it's the Japanese way. :)


Popular posts from this blog

Unexpected Girls Updates

Back in September I did a post about the American reality TV show Unexpected. You can read it here:

There have been two seasons (or series as we also call it in the UK) so far. There will be a 3rd one  featuring mums Lexus, Mckayla and Chloe (Chloe joined in Series 2). Emiley who joined in Season 2, says she isn't returning (see below) so. Laura (who also joined in S2) will also not be back (see below for more on that). Original cast member Lexus shared a casting call on her Instagram page in November, so it seems the company is looking for new girls due to give birth from March to June 2019. Check out the post here;

The gossip site Starcasm also reports that Unexpected's producers are casting for a new programme:

 Note: Starcasm sometimes slows my compute…


23/2/19: Updated with new links. :)

Unexpected (full title Unexpected: Teenage & Pregnant) is an American reality TV series following the lives of pregnant teenagers and their partners, and their journey into parenthood. It's the TLC version of the hit show 16 and Pregnant, which spawned the spin off Teen Mom. The first series/season was shown last year, and Series 2 was shown in the US this summer and has just started in the UK.

Season 1 followed  16 year old Lilly Bennett and her boyfriend James,  15 year old Lexus Scheller and boyfriend Shayden, 17, and Mckayla Adkins 16 and her boyfriend Caelan Morrison. Lilly gave birth to daughter Aaliyah Rose, Lexus had a daughter named Scarlett, and McKayla had son Timothy (Timmy).

All 3 of the girls' mums were also teen mothers, and in Lexus' case her grandmother was a teen mum too.

S2 catches up with Mckayla and Lexus, and introduce some new girls and their boyfriends. I'm focusing mainly on the girls here, like with my Te…

Top 10 True Movies

I like watching films based on true stories. I used to watch them occasionally as a child and teen but I started watching them more after the True Movies channels (True Movies 1 and True Movies 2) launched on Sky 11 years ago. It seems weird that it's been so long, lol. I usually watch the films on those channels (or True Entertainment) but I also sometimes watch them on Lifetime or other channels. (I think a lot of these are Lifetime original movies but we didn't get the Lifetime channel in the UK until late 2013).

I thought that today I'd share my Top 10 True Movies. :)

Trigger warning:

Most of the films are based on crimes (often murder or abuse) and I realise these are difficult subjects, so read with caution if you're sensitive to these type of films.

Posts may contain spoilers. Unless otherwise stated, videos are trailers. :)

1. Indecent Seduction (1996)

This is also known as For My Daughter's Honor but they show it in the UK under Indecent Seduction. Based o…