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”
- BYAKUYA “EROSION with YOU from CARNELIAN BLOOD Vol.2 BYAKUYA”
- 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”
- KATARI “KAIKA”
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January 26, 2022 (Wednesday)
Toshiki Masuda “Midnight Dancer”
Title: Midnight Dancer Label: TOYS FACTORY / Sony Music Japan Music genre: Rock/Jazz
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
BYAKUYA “EROSION with YOU from CARNELIAN BLOOD Vol.2 BYAKUYA”
Title: EROSION with YOU from CARNELIAN BLOOD Vol.2 BYAKUYA 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.
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.
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.