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New J-pop Releases

It's been  a while since my last post on J-pop releases. I last did one back in June in fact! So here's the first J-pop releases post of 2018, with a bonus K-pop release!

Koda Kumi- PARTY

Here's the new video for the song PARTY by my fave Japanese solo singer Koda Kumi. It's from her new album  AND which is set for release on 28th February. The album is said to include her previous singles LIT, and NEVER ENOUGH. Koda will also bring out a second album later in 2018.

PARTY is more of a dance song than some of Kumi's other music. This video is the short version and was uploaded on 8th February.

Check out the different album covers for AND here:

Ryuiji Imaichi- Angel

Next up is Angel, the latest solo single by  Ryujii Imaichi (member of boyband  Sandaime (Third Generation) Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE

Bit of a weird video! Not sure I entirely understand the storyline, I'll have to go back and watch it again. There's one girl who's an angel obviously, lol. It was uploaded to YouTube on 19th Feb.


This  is the new one EXILE THE SECOND, who are also part of the supergroup EXILE. I think it's called Acacia (it's in Japanese on YouTube so I can't read it,  but I found it mentioned on another site. If that's right it came out on 22nd February.

Acacia is from the group's new album Highway Star, due for release on 28th March.

You can read more on EXILE THE SECOND in this post:


Watashi Kono Mama de li no Kana (Japanese)

Finally here are a couple of songs by Korean singer BoA. This is Watashi Kono Mama de li no Kana, the title track from her 9th Japanese language album which was released on Valentine's Day (14th Feb). According to, it translates as "Am I Ok Like This?".

 The Watashi Kono Mama de li no Kana video was uploaded on 25th January so it's a month old now, but I just came across it and thought I would include it. 

I previously posted the video for Jazzclub, the first single from the album in my 1st New Music for 2018 post which you can read here:

BoA will also brung out a Japanese mini album later this year called Unchained. Read more about the Watashi Kono Mama de li no Kana album here:


BoA has also just released her first Korean mini album ONE SHOT, TWO SHOT. The first two singles from it are Nega Dola (I'm Going Crazy) and ONE SHOT, TWO SHOT.


 Check out this post for more on the mini album:

Hope you enjoyed the post! :) Do you have any favourite new releases? 


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