Out this Week | Toshiki Masuda “Midnight Dancer” and more

Toshiki Masuda releases his 1st single, Tomohito Takatsuka and Venomous 8 make their debuts, this 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:

  • Toshiki Masuda “Midnight Dancer”
  • Shugo Nakamura “Ruten”
  • Tomohito Takatsuka “Hoshi no Oto”
  • Venomous 8 “Welcome to the Deadlight City”
  • StrelitziA “Do the thing”
  • Yuma Shirase “peridot×aquamarine”
  • Mori, Soshi, Ken, Ryota, Shiki, Tsubasa “Nagori Oni”
  • Sora, Ren, Nozomu, Rikka, Dai, Shu, Eichi “Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki”

Check the video version of this article below!


January 26, 2022 (Wednesday)

Toshiki Masuda “Midnight Dancer”

Title: Midnight Dancer
Label: TOYS FACTORY / Sony Music Japan
Music genre: Rock/Jazz

Toshiki Masuda releases his 1st single and, coincidently, his first song featured in anime with “Midnight Dancer“.

The talented singer and voice actor brings his unique brand of rock and jazz to this release, with the title track being featured as the opening theme for the ongoing anime, “Koroshi Ai”.

Shugo Nakamura “Ruten”

Title: 流転
Label: Lantis
Music genre: Pop-Rock

After a stellar 2021, Shugo Nakamura is back at full speed with new music to kick off 2022.

Ruten” hits stores this week, with the title track featured as the ending theme for the anime series Saiyuuki Reload: Zeroin


Label: Rejet
Music genre: Rock

EROSION continues its EROSION with YOU from CARNELIAN BLOOD CD series, this time around with an entry by BYAKUYA (CV: Yuya Hirose).

EROSION with YOU from CARNELIAN BLOOD Vol.2 BYAKUYA” includes a new EROSION song titled “Devil’s Dinner” and a solo track by Byakuya titled “Looping“.

Tomohito Takatsuka “Hoshi no Oto”

Title: ホシノオト
Label: Dreamusic
Music genre: Pop

Tomohito Takatsuka makes his solo debut under Dreamusic with the single “Hoshi no Oto“. Fans can expect a warm brand of pop with some rock in Takatsuka’s music.

Venomous 8 “Welcome to the Deadlight City”

Title: Welcome to the Deadlight City
Label: Vul Productions
Music genre: Heavy Metal / Hard rock

Heavy metal finally takes the stage as the greeting card for a 2D music project.

Venomous 8, a heavy metal band fronted by Kent Ito, Arthur Lounsbery, Ryota Suzuki, and Keisuke Ueda, releases their shredding debut single “Welcome to the Deadlight City“.

StrelitziA “Do the thing”

Title: Do the thing
Label: White Palette
Music genre: K-pop/EDM-Pop

If K-pop or heavy EDM pop is more your thing, the Live Us franchise has something for you this week.

StrelitziA, group consisting of Yukihiro Nozuyama, Shun Horie, and Yohei Azakami, releases its debut single “Do the thing“.

January 28, 2022 (Friday)

Yuma Shirase “peridot×aquamarine”

Title: peridot×aquamarine
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop/Rock

The VAZZROCK franchise is close to wrapping up its 3rd season of the bi-color CD series.

This time around it is Yuma Shirase (CV: Shun Horie) to release “peridot×aquamarine“.

The CD includes the solo track “TrueBeat,YourHeart” as well as a duet track “Tamayura Tayutau, Hana akari” with Taito Ban.

Mori, Soshi, Ken, Ryota, Shiki, Tsubasa “Nagori Oni”

Title: 名残鬼
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop

Included with TSUKIPRO the animation 2 vol.3 is a set of shuffle tracks.

The first out of the two released this week is Mori, Soshi, Ken, Ryota, Shiki, Tsubasa’s pop-meets-traditional song “Nagori Oni“.

Sora, Ren, Nozomu, Rikka, Dai, Shu, Eichi “Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki”

Title: 神解けに当たる時
Label: Movic 
Music genre: Pop

The other shuffle track included with TSUKIPRO the animation 2 vol.3 is Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki.

The song is performed by Sora, Ren, Nozomu, Rikka, Dai, Shu, Eichi.

January 30, 2022 (Sunday)


Title: Kaika
Label: Independent
Music genre: Lo-fi Hip-Hop

Wrapping up this week of releases is KATARI’s first album “KAIKA” which now gets a release to the general public – with a big focus on international fans – after a soft domestic release back in October 2021.

KATARI is a literature-meets-lo-fi hip-hop project consisting of Shinichiro Kamio and Takehiro Mamiya.

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

Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

Latest News

BAE to release 1st album “Before Anyone Else” in June

Road To Legend's winners BAE are set to release their 1st album "Before Anyone Else" in June 2024.

Kazuki Kato to release new mini-album “Liberation BOX”

Kazuki Kato, talented actor, voice actor, and solo artist, is set to release the mini-album "Liberation BOX" in May 2024.

Soma Saito to perform at Mt.FUJIMMAKI 2024 festival

Popular seiyuu and singer-songwriter Soma Saito makes one of his dreams come true by headlining a music festival in his home prefecture.

Oricon Weekly | Switch and Kent Ito top this week’s charts

This article covers the 1st week of April, including singles and albums released between 01/04/2024 and 07/04/2024.

Comment (remember to be respectful)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Support THTFHQspot_img