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  • Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction Theme Song: Zezezezettai Seiiki (Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
    Dededede destruction!
    March 31, 2024 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Zezezezettai Seiiki is exactly the kind of riot grrrl collaboration song I want from ano and Lilas Ikuta! Two of Japan's most exciting new-generation female vocalists, ano and Lilas Ikuta came together to voice the main characters of the two-part anime feature Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction, and naturally they're also singing the theme songs. Written by ano and composed by TK, Zezezezettai Seiiki is a thoroughly fun, fast and fierce punk rock banger that gets an extra kick from the two singers' distinctive vocal tones. The song echos the predicament and bond of the anime's bestie teenage heroines who try to live normally in a time of absurd war. The lyrics are as playfully catchy,... [read more]
  • DAY6 Mini Album Vol. 8 - Fourever (Random Version)
    Welcome to DAY6's Show!
    March 28, 2024 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    Welcome to DAY6's Show! After three years of wait, DAY6 finally returns from the military and drops their long-awaited eighth mini-album Fourever! Sung Jin, Young K, Won Pil and Do Woon make a promise to fans My Day to stay together Fourever with seven heart-racing new songs. DAY6 kicks off the album with the momentous and anthemic jam Welcome to the Show (Track 1)! The blend of post-Britpop and progressive house elements in the song creates an arena rock ambience overflowing with emotions and the members' powerful vocals. With its heartwarming lyrics and electrifying sounds, Welcome to the Show is for sure the perfect song to perform at DAY6's comeback concert following a three-year group... [read more]
  • Red Velvet: Wendy Mini Album Vol. 2 - Wish You Hell (Photo Book Version)
    Wendy's joyful and bluesy moods
    March 28, 2024 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    Two years after revealing her soft and sentimental side in the solo debut EP Like Water, Red Velvet's Wendy lends her voice to more beautiful pieces again in her second mini-album! The K-pop vocalist shows her joyful and bluesy moods in one go through her ethereal vocals in Wish You Hell. Wendy chants "I wish you hell!" in the title track Wish You Hell (Track 1)! The cute, upbeat and addictive pop jam bids farewell to a past self after finding one's true self: "Stuck in a doll, I was always smiling. I'm done with you, don't ever come back. I wish you hell. I don't wish you well. … I wish you hell, I found myself." Wendy's refreshing and crystal-clear vocal tone is the cherry on top for this... [read more]
  • Anytime Anywhere (SINGLE+BLU-RAY) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
    milet music anytime
    February 29, 2024 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    milet applies her husky, soulful vocals and songwriting talents to four songs of different vibes in her latest EP Anytime Anywhere. Two of the songs, title track Anytime Anywhere and bliss, are ending themes for the anime Frieren: Beyond Journey's End. Anytime Anywhere (Track 1) begins as a medium-tempo ballad that milet performs with a toned-down, almost conversational touch. The song and her singing build to a soul-freeing refrain and realization: "So if I were to be born again / I would surely choose this place once more / So if we were to meet again / I'd never let you go, I'd choose the present." The song's second verse after the refrain again assumes an intimate and conversational air... [read more]
  • Orange (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
    Fly High!
    February 29, 2024 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    SPYAIR's music has always been the soul of the Haikyu!! anime series. From openings like Imagination and I'm a Believer to ending theme One Day, SPYAIR definitely has a place in Haikyu!! fans' hearts and memories. Last year, Yosuke joined the band as the new vocalist replacing Ike, and now SPYAIR brings the single Orange to accompany the release of the movie Haikyu!!: The Dumpster Battle. Orange (Track 1) serves as the theme song of the anime film that unfolds the battle between Karasuno High and their destined rival Nekoma High in the Spring High Tournament. Orange is an empowering anthem that encourages one to keep going forward towards their dream without looking back: "We laughed and... [read more]
  • Turn To Me, Mukai-kun (Blu-ray Box) (Japan Version)
    Ten years of singledom can make you clueless
    January 31, 2024 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    It's hard to not get just a tinge of Cherry Magic deja vu from Turn To Me, Mukai-kun when Akaso Eiji appears as a fluffy-haired, thirtysomething salaryman who is trying to decipher his feelings and relationship status. Mukai-kun is slightly less panicky than Cherry Magic's Adachi, but no less sincere and self-analytical on his bumpy journey towards understanding love and himself. Based on Nemu Yoko's manga, the NTV comedy-drama takes a fresh approach to analyzing modern perspectives on romance and relationships through hapless hero Mukai-kun's encounters with different women. Having been single for a decade since getting dumped by his college sweetheart, Mukai-kun is determined to find a... [read more]

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17th Asian Film Awards Preview: The Nominated Films
Written By YumCha! Editorial Team
The Asian Film Awards (AFA), an annual film event celebrating excellence in Asian cinema, enters its 17th edition in 2024. The 17th Asian Film Awards ceremony will be held on March 10, 2024, at the Xiqu Centre in Hong Kong. This year, 35 films from 24 regions are nominated in 16 award categories. Korean film 12.12: The Days and Japanese film Evil Does Not Exist lead with six nominations each. Japanese auteur Kurosawa Kiyoshi, director of AFA Best Film winners Wife of a Spy and Tokyo Sonata, serves as the Jury President. Korean actress Lee Young Ae and Japanese actor Suzuki Ryohei have been announced as the recipients of this year's Excellence in Asian Cinema Award. Chinese actress Zhao... [read more]
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