Moumoon – It’s Our Time in Paris

Music video for It’s Our Time by Japanese pop duo moumoon, released in June 2015. Found this song after blogging them a couple of months ago.

The MV was shot in Paris when the band held their first solo concert (which was sold out) in the French capital in May 2015. The song is OK, but the video looks like a beautiful travelogue… feels like visiting Europe again after watching this.

By the way, half of the group name moumoon comes from French. “Mou” means soft in French, hence their name can be interpreted as soft moon in English =)

Moumoon, Shooting Star, Assassination Classroom

Japanese MV for Hello, Shooting Star by pop duo moumoon, released in February 2015. It’s an ending song for popular anime series Assassination Classroom.

I was a fan of moumoon’s Sunshine Girl in 2010. Haven’t heard much from the band since then, but they are probably doing well in their home country. Many Japanese commercials, movies and TV shows have used their songs over the years.

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ZARD Forever Best 25th Anniversary Medley

ZARD Forever Best 25th Anniversary medley video. A compilation album in memory of Izumi Sakai, the lead vocal of Japanese pop band Zard who died in 2007.

In memoriam

Izumi Sakai was the only permanent member of Zard until her death. And thus, Zard is synonymous with Sakai. The band has sold over 37 million records to date, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time in Japan.

Sakai released 42 singles in her lifetime. The extra songs in this compilation are either posthumous release, or songs written by her and performed by other artists.

Some of the clips in this video are quite precious and hardly found online. After all, Zard was most famous in the 1990’s when internet was not a thing yet.

Mitsuhiro Oikawa – Who’s That Guy MV

Japanese music video for Who’s That Guy by Mitsuhiro Oikawa, theme song for upcoming film Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3, the latest instalment of a pop culture franchise (including TV series, games and toys etc.) which dated back to 1970’s. Oikawa is playing the main protagonist as a masked superhero.

Kaela Kimura – Today Is A New Day

Short promotion video for Japanese pop singer Kaela Kimura’s latest single, Today Is A New Day. The song will be included in her upcoming album, Mieta.

Kaela Kimura Today Is A New Day