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.


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GK PV Play: Sin and Seduction Edition

Many music videos are released every month in Japan to promote the latest single or album coming out. Though we often talk about the music videos that accompany the music we review, some PVs slip through the cracks. This week we task our lovely writer with the difficult job of reviewing some of the recent vids to make their way all the way from Japan to our computer screens in the US.


Verbal - BLACKOUT feat. Amuro Namie and Lil Wayne
Hamasaki Ayumi - You and Me
Koda Kumi - Watchu Waitin' On
Perfume - Spending All My Time
Nishino Kana - Be Strong


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