Out this Week | BAE & Akkan Yatsura’s “Stage Battle VIBES”, UNDEAD’s “ES Idol Song season1 UNDEAD” and more

Big week counting with over 15 CDs hitting stores. Paradox Live continue the Stage Battle series, SOARA and Growth kick off their take on the Neo X Lied series, UNDEAD are back and many more releases paint the soundscape this week.

Welcome to another installment of Out this Week. 

What is out this week? We guide you below so you don’t miss a thing.


These are the key releases for this week:

  • Dotsuitare Hompo vs Buster Bros!!! “HypnosisMic – Division Rap Battle – 2nd Division Rap Battle “Dotsuitare Hompo vs Buster Bros!!!”
  • JAZZ-ON! “Tone of Stars Alpha”
  • Proud of Surf Junkie “Alone with…”
  • mmm “Nami no Mukou”
  • Ooarai Torai “BEAT BLUE BEAT”
  • Ranmaru Kurosaki “Uta no Prince Sama Idol Song Ranmaru Kurosaki”
  • TWO FOR ONE “1 + 1”
  • NOISE NOVA’s Chisato Kurumiya “PERFECTION NOISE Vol.4 Kurumiya Chisato”
  • BAE & Akkan Yatsura “PARADOX LIVE Stage Battle VIBES”
  • Ryuseitai “ES Idol Song season1 Ryuseitai”
  • UNDEAD “ES Idol Song season1 UNDEAD”
  • Brave Child’s Joshua “FLOWERS”
  • Sora (SOARA) & Koki (Growth) “ALIVE「Neo X Lied」Series vol.1”
  • Rikka (SolidS) & Eichi (QUELL) “SQ「Neo X Lied」Series vol.3”
  • ZIX “Break it!”
  • pioniX “Xtory -Ketsu-“
  • FAM “ENLIGHTRIBE side.FAM -The first step-“
  • Rui Minaduki “Tear”
  • I-CHU “Ichiban Boshi”

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February 24, 2021 (Wednesday)

HypnosisMic – Division Rap Battle – 2nd Division Rap Battle “Dotsuitare Hompo vs Buster Bros!!!”

Title: HypnosisMic – Division Rap Battle – 2nd Division Rap Battle “Dotsuitare Hompo vs Buster Bros!!!"
Label: EVIL LINE RECORDS
Music genre: Hip-Hop

The Hypnosis Mic franchise kicks off their 2nd Division Rap Battle this week.

The first matchup pities Dotsuitare Hompo (representing Osaka) against Buster Bros!!! (representing Ikebukuro) in what is going to be a pretty entertaining battle in which the win can go to either way.


JAZZ-ON! “Tone of Stars Alpha”

JAZZ-ON! 『Tone of Stars Alpha』
Title: Tone of Stars Alpha
Label: UNIVERSAL MUSIC
Music genre: Jazz

JAZZ-ON! are back with a new CD, part of the franchise’s 2nd season of music CDs.

Tone of Stars Alpha” is starting to look like a pretty exciting release, counting with a stellar lineup that includes: Makoto Furukawa, Shun Horie, Yoshiki Murakami, Takeaki Masuyama, Yuki Yonai and Wataru Komada.


Proud of Surf Junkie “Alone with…”

Proud of Surf Junkie Alone with regular version
Title: Alone with …
Label: MAGES.
Music genre: Pop

With the WAVE!! anime currently airing in Japan, its 3 sub-units make the best out of that exposure and release music this week.

Proud of Surf Junkie, sub-unit counting with the vocals of Nobuhiko Okamoto and Showtaro Morikubo, release the new single “Alone with…“.


mmm “Nami no Mukou”

Title: 波の向こう
Label: MAGES.
Music genre: Pop

WAVE!!’s mmm – counting with vocals by Takuya Sato, Yusuke Shirai, Shunichi Toki – release their new single “Nami no Mukou” this week.


Ooarai Torai “BEAT BLUE BEAT”

Title: BEAT BLUE BEAT
Label: MAGES.
Music genre: Pop

The 3rd and last sub-unit stemming for the WAVE!! mixed media franchise is Ooarai Torai.

The group – counting with vocals by Tomoaki Maeno, Jin Ogasawara, Yoshiki Nakajima – release their new single, BEAT BLUE BEAT.


Ranmaru Kurosaki “Uta no Prince Sama Idol Song Ranmaru Kurosaki”

Title: Uta no Prince Sama Idol Song Ranmaru Kurosaki
Label: Broccoli
Music genre: Pop

QUARTET NIGHT‘s passionate rocker, Ranmaru Kurosaki (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki), makes his entry in the ongoing Idol Song series with “Uta no Prince Sama Idol Song Ranmaru Kurosaki“.

The CD counts with 2 new songs and, depending on the edition you get, there is a different commentary track about one of the songs in it.


TWO FOR ONE “1 + 1”

TWO FOR ONE 1 +1
Title: 1 + 1
Label: Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Extend
Music genre: Pop

TWO FOR ONE, seiyuu unit consisting of Shohei Komatsu and Toshinari Fukamachi, hosts of the radio show of the same name, are back with new music.

1 + 1 counts with the radio’s show’s new theme songs and hits stores this week.


NOISE NOVA’s Chisato Kurumiya “PERFECTION NOISE Vol.4 Kurumiya Chisato”

Title: PERFECTION NOISE Vol.4 Kurumiya Chisato
Label: Spica/Team Entertainment
Music genre: EDM

NOISE NOVA‘s leader and sub-vocal, Chisato Kurumiya (CV: Ryohei Kimura) heads the last release out of the 4 solo CDs announced in 2020 for the PERFECTION NOISE franchise.

PERFECTION NOISE Vol.4 Kurumiya Chisato includes drama tracks as well as a solo track, Achromatic. 

BAE & Akkan Yatsura “PARADOX LIVE Stage Battle VIBES”

Paradox Live Stage Battle VIBES
Title: Paradox Live Stage Battle "VIBES"
Label: Avex
Music genre: Hip-Hop

The most explosive and flashy teams in the Paradox Live franchise – BAE and Akkan Yatsura – face off in a battle for the best hip-hop vibes.

PARADOX LIVE Stage Battle VIBES hits stores this week.


Ryuseitai “ES Idol Song season1 Ryuseitai”

Ryuseitai ES idol song series
Title: ES Idol Song season1 Ryuseitai
Label: FRONTIER WORKS
Music genre: Pop

Ryuseitai, sentai-inspired group part of the Ensemble Stars!! franchise make their entry in the ongoing ES Idol Song series with “ES Idol Song season1 Ryuseitai“.


UNDEAD “ES Idol Song season1 UNDEAD”

Title: ES Idol Song season1 UNDEAD
Label: FRONTIER WORKS
Music genre: Rock

Ensemble Stars!!’ resident rock group, UNDEAD, are back with new music.

The talented quartet make their entry in the ES Idol Song series with “ES Idol Song season1 UNDEAD“.


Brave Child “FLOWERS”

Joshua FLOWERS
Title: FLOWERS
Label: Rejet
Music genre: Pop-Rock

Joshua (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki) makes his first release with his band in the Dear Vocalist franchise.

Brave Child release “FLOWERS” this week, album counting with 6 songs voted by fans as well as 3 new songs and 1 special dummyhead mic track.


I★Chu “Ichiban Boshi”

I-chu Ichiban boshi
Title: 一番星
Label: Victor Entertainment
Music genre: Pop

Ichiban Boshi“, theme song for I★Chu‘s anime adaptation, I★Chu: Halfway Through the Idol finally hits stores this week.

February 26, 2021 (Wednesday)

Sora & Koki “ALIVE「Neo X Lied」Series vol.1”

Title: ALIVE「Neo X Lied」Series vol.1
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop-Rock

The ALIVE series (SOARA and Growth) release their first entry in the ongoing Neo X Lied series.

SOARA’s Sora (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga) and Growth’s Koki (CV: Shunichi Toki) team up to release quite the unique song in ALIVE Neo X Lied Series vol.1.


Rikka & Eichi “SQ「Neo X Lied」Series vol.3”

SQ「Neo-X-Lied」Series-vol.3
Title: SQ「Neo X Lied」Series vol.3
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop

SolidS and QUELL continue their journey in the Neo X Lied series. SolidS’ Rikka (CV: Natsuki Hanae) and QUELL’s Eichi (CV: Koutaro Nishiyama) team up for SQ Neo X Lied Series vol.3.


ZIX “Break it!”

Title: Break it!
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop

ZIX, rival unit in the Tsukipro franchise, are back with new music.

The talented duo consisting of Daiki Hamano and Takumi Watanabe return with the new single “Break it!“.


pioniX “Xtory -Ketsu-“

pioniX-Xtory-Ketsu-
Title: Xtory -Ketsu-
Label: Movic
Music genre: Rock

pioniX, group including the members of infinit0 and TOBARI, wrap up their entries in the Neo X Lied series this week with Xtory -Ketsu-.


FAM “ENLIGHTRIBE side.FAM -The first step-“

FAM "ENLIGHTRIBE side.FAM -The first step-"
Title: ENLIGHTRIBE side.FAM -The first step-
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop

The ENLIGHTRIBE franchise kicks off their activities with the release of their first drama + music CD.

FAM, rock band counting with the vocals of Tomohiro Yamaguchi, release ENLIGHTRIBE side.FAM -The first step-.


Rui Minaduki “Tear”

Tsukiuta. Character CD, 4th Season 7 Minazuki Rui Tear
Title: Tsukiuta. Character CD, 4th Season 7 Minazuki Rui "Tear" 
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop

Procellarum resume Tsukiuta’s 4th solo CD series this week.

Rui Minaduki (CV: Shouta Aoi) goes the emotional route for “Tear“, song included in Tsukiuta. Character CD, 4th Season 7 Minazuki Rui “Tear”.


A new OUT THIS WEEK article + video drops next Monday.

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