Out this Week | Takehito Koyasu “new flavor”, Shugo Nakamura “fist of hope” and more

After decades of no activity as a solo artist, Takehito Koyasu makes a comeback with the mini-album “new flavor”. Shugo Nakamura arrives with “fist of hope” and more Out 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:

  • Takehito Koyasu “new flavor”
  • MaM “HELLO, NEW YEAR!”
  • FRAME “THE IDOLM@STER SideM 49 ELEMENTS -09 FRAME”
  • F-LAGS “THE IDOLM@STER SideM 49 ELEMENTS -10 F-LAGS”
  • Shugo Nakamura “fist of hope”
  • SolidS, QUELL, SOARA, Growth “Best Wishes,”
  • Haru and Kai “Hakudo to Etoile”
  • Reiji Amaha “emerald x aquamarine”
  • Loulou*di “THINK OF ME: ARK”

Check the video version of this article below!

March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

Takehito Koyasu “new flavor”

Title: new flavor
Label: art sonic
Music genre: Pop/Rock

The most surprising news of 2023 – so far – is the return of Takehito Koyasu to the music industry. The veteran seiyuu, narrator, and solo artist is going to release a new mini-album titled “new flavor“.


MaM “HELLO, NEW YEAR!”

Title: Ensemble Stars!! ES Idol Song season3 MaM
Label: FRONTIER WORKS
Music genre: Pop

MaM, solo artist in the Ensemble Stars!! – voiced by Kousuke Toriumi – joins in the 3rd season of the ES Idol Song CD series. The single “HELLO, NEW YEAR!” hits stores this week.


FRAME “THE IDOLM@STER SideM 49 ELEMENTS -09 FRAME”

Title: THE IDOLM@STER SideM 49 ELEMENTS -09 FRAME
Label: Lantis
Music genre: Pop-Rock

FRAME, group part of THE IDOLM@STER SideM franchise, makes an entrance in the 49 ELEMENTS CD series with “THE IDOLM@STER SideM 49 ELEMENTS -09 FRAME“.

The CD includes 1 group song, 3 solo tracks, and their respective instrumental tracks.


F-LAGS “THE IDOLM@STER SideM 49 ELEMENTS -10 F-LAGS”

Title: THE IDOLM@STER SideM 49 ELEMENTS -10 F-LAGS
Label: Lantis
Music genre: Pop

Also on the same day, F-LAGS releases “THE IDOLM@STER SideM 49 ELEMENTS -10 F-LAGS“, album included in the ongoing 49 ELEMENTS CD series.


Shugo Nakamura “fist of hope”

Regular
Title: fist of hope
Label: Lantis
Music genre: Rock

This week, Shugo Nakamura releases his new single “fist of hope“.

The title track and its b-side track – Rain forecast (REGULOS ver.) – are featured as the opening and ending themes for the live-action series, ULTRAMAN REGULOS.

March 31, 2023 (Friday)

SolidS, QUELL, SOARA, Growth “Best Wishes,”

Title: Best Wishes,
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop

Best Wishes,” song performed by SolidS, QUELL, SOARA, Growth in TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 2, finally gets a physical release.

Unlike the song that premiered in TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 2, these editions of “Best Wishes,” are split into 4 different CDs, each with the song performed only by that specific group.

So if you enjoyed the original song but always wished to listen to each group have a go at it, this is a perfect chance.


Haru and Kai “Hakudo to Etoile”

Title: 白道とエトワール (Hakudo to Etoile)
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop

The Tsukiuta franchise continues its Character CD series, now with the release of “Hakudo to Etoile” (白道とエトワール).

The duet is performed by Six Gravity’s Haru Yayoi (CV: Tomoaki Maeno) and Procellarum’s Kai Fuduki (CV: Wataru Hatano).


Reiji Amaha “emerald x aquamarine”

Title: Amaha Reiji x Tachibana Ayumu -emerald x aquamarine-
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop/Rock

Also releasing music this week is the VAZZROCK franchise. The 4th entry in the 4th season of the bi-color CD series is helmed by ROCK DOWN‘s Reiji Amaha.

emerald x aquamarine“ arrives with duet songs by Reiji (CV: Takuya Sato) and Ayumu Tachibana (CV: Taito Ban) as well as solo tracks.


Loulou*di “THINK OF ME: ARK”

Title: THINK OF ME: ARK
Label: AIЯRIDE RECORDS. / Movic
Music genre: Lyrical pop

And to wrap up this week’s releases is Loulou*di with yet another dark and intense entry in the “THINK OF ME” CD series.

The talented trio releases “ARK“. The CD includes an instrumental track, 2 new songs and drama tracks.


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).

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