Out this Week | Koutaro Nishiyama “CITY”, THRIVE “Wrap Wrap” and more

Things get exciting this week with long awaited comebacks and a debut. Welcome to another installment of Out this Week. 

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


Due to current state of emergency issued in Japan, production and release of some CDs has been halted. In result, several releases have been postponed.

THTFHQ keeps on updating you on what has been postponed and the new dates for some releases that were expected to hit stores this month. The updates have been made as soon as information is unveiled by the music labels affected, so that you don’t miss a beat.


These are the key releases for this week:

  • Koutaro Nishiyama “CITY”
  • M.O.E “MUSIC OTAKU ENTERTAINMENT CD”
  • Mofumofuen “THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:01 Mofumofuen”
  • THE kogadou “THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:02 THE kogadou”
  • THRIVE “Wrap Wrap”
  • Kenichi Suzumura “Rhythm”
  • Anthos*’s Kaoru “Breathe”

October 7, 2020 (Wednesday)

Koutaro Nishiyama “CITY”

Koutaro Nishiyama CITY regular edition cover
Koutaro Nishiyama CITY regular edition cover
Title: CITY
Label: Lantis
Music genre: Pop/Citypop

Popular male seiyuu and variety host, Koutaro Nishiyama makes his long-awaited solo debut under Lantis this week.

The mini-album, CITY, counts with several self-penned tracks of his.


M.O.E “MUSIC OTAKU ENTERTAINMENT CD”

Title: MUSIC OTAKU ENTERTAINMENT CD
Label: Marine Entertainment
Music genre: Pop

M.O.E – seiyuu unit consisting of Wataru Hatano and Takuma Terashima – are back with another covers CD, MUSIC OTAKU ENTERTAINMENT CD.


Mofumofuen “THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:01 Mofumofuen”

THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:01 Mofumofuen
Title: 
Label: Lantis
Music genre: Pop

Mofumofuen kick off the new series of CD releases in the IDOLM@STER SideM franchise, NEW STAGE EPISODE.

THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:01 Mofumofuen hits stores this week.


THE kogadou “THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:02 THE kogadou”

THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:02 THE kogadou
Title: 
Label: Lantis
Music genre: Pop

THE kogadou also kick off the NEW STAGE EPISODE series with an entry of their own, THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:02 THE kogadou.


THRIVE “Wrap Wrap”

THRIVE Wrap Wrap
Title: Wrap Wrap
Label: 
Music genre: Pop

THRIVE are back with new music almost a year since their last release. Wrap Wrap promises to be an interesting release, exploring a classy, mature sound.

October 8, 2020 (Thursday)

Kenichi Suzumura “Rhythm”

Kenichi Suzumura "Rhythm"
Title: Rhythm
Label: Lantis
Music genre: Pop

Kenichi Suzumura makes his comeback with new music after almost 2 years since his last release, My Life Summer Life.

Rhythm was premiered in April 2020 as a special “cheer up” video for his fans. The song sees the light of day this week.

October 9, 2020 (Friday)

KAORU “Breathe

Anthos KAORU Breathe
Title: Breathe
Label: MOVIC
Music genre: Experimental pop

The 2nd entry in Anthos*‘ The Way I Am solo series puts KAORU (CV: Shunichi Toki) on the spotlight with the emotional single, Breathe.


To sum everything up nicely, check out this article on video.


New Out this Week article drops next Monday.

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