ŹOOĻ release their 1st full-length album, Tetsuya Kakihara is back with a new album, Gakuto Kajiwara makes his solo debut, these and more 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:
- Tetsuya Kakihara “Live in ToKyo”
- ŹOOĻ “einsatZ”
- Gakuto Kajiwara “A Walk”
- EROSION “RAD HEAD”
- Paradox Live “Paradox Live Exhibition Show”
- NOISE NOVA‘s Narumi Kurazuki “PERFECTION NOISE Vol.1 Kurazuki Narumi”
- RUBIA Leopard “DIG-ROCK ―RED― Type:RL”
- Tasuku Hatanaka “Promise for the future”
- Autumn and Winter troupes “ZERO LIMIT／Thawing”
- GOALOUS5 “5 AHEAD!”
- Valkyrie “Ensemble Stars!! ES Idol Song season1 Valkyrie”
- pioniX “Xtory -Ki”
- Tsubasa & Ichiru “Neo X Lied vol.2”
- Toma Inumaru “Wonderful Octave”
November 25, 2020 (Wednesday)
Tetsuya Kakihara “Live in ToKyo”
Title: Live in ToKyo Label: Kiramune Music genre: Pop-Rock
Tetsuya Kakihara makes the long-awaited release of his 3rd full-length album, Live in ToKyo.
After a successful collaboration with Nobuhiko Okamoto early this year, plus the consistent improvements on his singing technique and the high expectations he’s set for his performances in the past 2 years, there is a possibility for this album to overthrow 2018’s outstanding “I for U” as his best release to date.
Title: einsatZ Label: Lantis Music genre: Pop / Dance-pop
3 years after joining the IDOLiSH7 franchise, ŹOOĻ finally release their 1st full-length album, einsatZ.
There is a lot of hype surrounding einsatZ, which leads to me predicting that this release not only will chart pretty high on Oricon’s charts but also be quite the big seller.
Gakuto Kajiwara “A Walk”
Title: A Walk Label: Avex Music genre: Pop
Gakuto Kajiwara makes his solo debut under Avex (Wataru Hatano, Paradox Live, etc.) this week.
The title of his debut single is “A Walk” and it sheds a completely different light to Kajiwara’s work so far in both the voice acting and music industries.
EROSION “RAD HEAD”
Title: RAD HEAD Label: Rejet Music genre: Rock
EROSION complete their 1st set of 3 releases with RAD HEAD, another single that brings the the band’s high-octane rock sound and edgy performances to the table.
Paradox Live “Paradox Live Exhibition Show”
Title: Paradox Live Exhibition Show Label: Avex / GCrest Music genre: Hip-Hop
Paradox Live‘s BAE, The Cat’s Whiskers, cozmez and Akkan Yatsura participate in the franchise’s 2nd CD release, Paradox Live Exhibition Show.
Each team has 2 new songs. With 1 of those being common in all 4 editions and another exclusive to the team’s own version.
Exciting collaborations promise to spice up the songs by all 4 teams.
NOISE NOVA’s Narumi Kurazuki “Deep”
Title: PERFECTION NOISE Vol.1 Kurazuki Narumi Label: Spica / TEAM Entertainment Music genre: Pop / R&B
The first solo music + drama CD in the PERFECTION NOISE’s franchise is Narumi Kurazuki (CV: Shoya Chiba)’s PERFECTION NOISE Vol.1 Kurazuki Narumi.
The CD includes the solo track, Deep.
RUBIA Leopard “DIG-ROCK ―RED― Type:RL”
Title: DIG-ROCK ―RED― Type:RL Label: TEAM Entertainment Music genre: Grunge Rock
RUBIA Leopard are back with a new release.
DIG-ROCK ―RED― Type:RL hits stores this week, counting with the exciting new song, Destination.
Tasuku Hatanaka “Promise for the future”
Title: Promise for the future Label: Lantis Music genre: Pop
Tasuku Hatanaka makes his 3rd release of the year with the single, Promise for the future.
The title track is set to be featured as the new ending theme for the TV action / tokusatsu drama, Ultraman Z.
Autumn and Winter troupes “ZERO LIMIT／Thawing”
Title: ZERO LIMIT／Thawing Label: PONY CANYON Music genre: Pop
Autumn and Winter troupes are going to release a new single this week.
ZERO LIMIT／Thawing includes the ending themes by each of the troupes, featured in the ongoing anime series, A3! SEASON AUTUMN & WINTER.
GOALOUS5 “5 AHEAD!”
Title: 5 AHEAD! Label: Nizista Music genre: Pop
GOALOUS5 are back with another exciting tokusatsu inspired release.
5 AHEAD! hits stores this week however, only available through Nizista’s store.
Valkyrie “Ensemble Stars!! ES Idol Song season1 Valkyrie”
Title: Ensemble Stars!! ES Idol Song season1 Valkyrie Label: FRONTIER WORKS Music genre: Theatrical pop
Valkyrie make their entry in the ongoing ES Idol Song series with Ensemble Stars!! ES Idol Song season1 Valkyrie.
It is expected that the theatrical pop group will dazzle with this release.
November 27, 2020 (Friday)
pioniX “Xtory -Ki”
Title: Xtory Ki Label: Tsukipro / MOVIC Music genre: Electro-Rock
pioniX, super group created with the members of infinit0 and TOBARI, are set to make their first release before kicking off the X Lied series.
Xtory Ki will bring you the most refreshing auditory experience by blending infinit0’s electro-pop with TOBARI’s exciting, shredding rock sound.
Tsubasa & Ichiru “Neo X Lied vol.2”
Title: Neo X Lied vol.2 Label: Tsukipro / MOVIC Music genre: Pop-rock
SolidS‘ Tsubasa (CV: Soma Saito) and QUELL‘s Ichiru (CV: Sho Nogami) head the 2nd entry in the Neo X Lied series and their theme is “rival”.
It will be quite interesting to have, in Neo X Lied vol.2, the pair perform on top of song that has the uniqueness of QUELL’s songs.
November 29, 2020 (Sunday)
Toma Inumaru “Wonderful Octave”
Title: Wonderful Octave Label: Lantis Music genre: Pop
Wrapping up this week’s releases is ŹOOĻ‘s leader, Touma Inumaru (CV: Subaru Kimura) to make his entry in the 12HITS series with his own take on Wonderful Octave.
New Out this Week article drops next Monday.