Gaijin Kanpai Ep. 176 - I Am... Esperanza

Yeah, I said Nishino Kana ranks alongside Momoe Yamaguchi and Ayumi Hamasaki! It may sound crazy now, but just listen to my reasoning and perhaps you too will join the Nishino Family.*


176 - I Am... Esperanza
abingdon boys school - WE aRE | Nishino Kana - Love Place

Up to bat this week are the aforementioned Kana with her fourth studio album “Love Place,” as well as the first single since abingdon boys school’s hiatus, “WE aRE.” We do get derailed a bit during the single review (because my co-hosts are old and hard of hearing) but it doesn’t take much to get us back in the game!

*I swear this isn’t a cult name but the actual title of her official fanclub.





- 44 weeks until Jaylee's birthday!
- No Erin next week
- Our lovely articles are going strong
   - Part Two of the ONE OK ROCK Interview Translation
- What are you J-Doing? 
   - LoKi is obsessed with a certain boy band so he watched GANTZ, Honey & Clover, and VS. Arashi.
   - Erin is prepping for B'z and finally queues up a Perfume playlist.
   - Jaylee is excited for Ms.OOJA covering Shiina Ringo, undecided on Tamaki Nami and has a brief K-Pop Update. 


 Opening: Koda Kumi - Lay Down

 Closing:  Crystal Kay - Delicious na Kinyobi


[GK-AA] Results: 
 - Erin : [15:15] VERBAL ft. Namie Auro & Lil' Wayne - BLACKOUT
 - Jaylee : [16:40] Sakanaction - Yoru no Odoriko
 - LoKi : [18:10] Ayumi Hamasaki - You & Me


[EPISODE MUSIC] (in order)

[SINGLE REVIEW]: abingdon boys school - WE aRE:
 - [22:54] WE aRE
 - [27:51] COLD CHAIN


[ALBUM REVIEW]: Nishino Kana - Love Place:
 - [32:17] Day 7
 - [37:22] FANTASY
 - [40:45] Is This Love?
 - [45:37] Honey 


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