Meet the 3 “gals” of visual-kei, God's Scarlett!



Yokohama, Japan — February 15th, 2012 — HearJapan is back with a new, more powerful site and an exclusive (and crazy) new release!

Long time fans know that HearJapan is committed to bringing the cutting-edge sight and sound of visual-kei to the wider world. Weather it’s baroque gloom and doom or modern-day outrageous styling, visual shock reigns supreme over the HearJapan library.

That tradition continues with the hot new “gal” trio of God's Scarlett. These girls bring a stunning style and a very creepy, eerie sound to their brand of dark rock and metal. They are making their debut exclusively on HearJapan with their full-length release Merry Gloxinia.

More vis-kei will be appearing at a rapid pace as the new site becomes fully operational. Head over now and give God's Scarlett a test run. You can hear clips from the entire album, get an up close and personal look at them in the image gallery and feast your eyes on their videos. You can buy the entire album right now for the shockingly low price of 760 Yen ($9.69)!

If you don’t know what a “gal” is, take a look at them now at HearJapan!

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Links:

Merry Gloxinia album
http://www.hearjapan.com/mp3/merry-gloxinia/

God’s Scarlett profile
http://www.hearjapan.com/artist/gods-scarlett/

Browse all visual-kei releases
http://www.hearjapan.com/genre/visual-kei/

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Happy holidays from HearJapan!

Happy holidays from HearJapan!


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Yokohama, Japan — December 13th, 2011 — Christmas time is here! And
what better way to spread some cheer than by giving the gift of
Japan’s unique take on the holiday. HearJapan has you covered.

Below are a few select picks, as well as links to the entire HearJapan
collection of Christmas albums.

From traditional orgel (aka music box) to modern chiptunes, to the
eclectic collections of classical guitar arrangements, full-on rock
and roll and a more mellow side, there’s a broad range to choose from
to fit any situation.

You can send the gift of J-xmas to friends and loved-ones as well
through the gift link below! And don’t forget to look for the
unveiling of HearJapan.com 2.0, our gift to you, very soon!

Happy holidays from HearJapan!

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Links:

HearJapan Christmas Picks
http://www.hearjapan.com/news/hearjapan_news/Happy_holidays_from_HearJapan

All Christmas albums
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/genre/1/52/christmas

Send a gift!
https://www.hearjapan.com/gift/

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purchase Japanese music of all genres. Featuring over 5,000 artist
profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100
releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs
in the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is a great place to find the
hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese
music.

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Japanese Electro-Rock Tours Europe and 5 New Releases from HearJapan


Japanese Electro-Rock Tours Europe and 5 New Releases from HearJapan

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Yokohama, Japan — October 11th, 2011 — HearJapan has just made five
new electro-fueled albums available to the world to coincide with the
forthcoming It Came From Japan European tour!

Starting October 15th and running through the 19th, Japanese bands
tokyo pinsalocks, HONDALADY and GalapagosS will be hooking up with It
Came From Japan via Kimono Records to embark on a mini-tour EU tour.

Those in-the-know are already making plans to be there, but just in
case you’re unfamiliar with any of the bands, HearJapan is bringing
their new releases to you! tokyo pinsalocks’ “Kurukuru to Guruguru”
features the all-girl trio exploring electro-tinged territory along
with their usual upbeat and playful psyche-rock sound. HONDALADY mix
chiptunes with rap, rock and a bit of just about everything else on
both “SNEAKER MON AMOUR” and “Gimme a Break.” GalapagosS (featuring
Sharaku Kobayashi from the chiptune duo Floppy) takes the chiptune
sound through an electro-pop wonderland over two albums, “Black
including all” and “Soy sauce impulse.” As a special bonus, HearJapan
has an EXCLUSIVE offer to get “Black including all” a full week in
advance of it’s official release date!

This is a must-see, once in a lifetime event that all electro-rock
fans will love. Grab the albums and check the tour dates below. Get
ready to electro-rock!

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Links:
It Came From Japan
http://www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk

tokyo pinsalocks - Kurukuru to Guruguru
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Kurukuru_to_Guruguru

HONDALADY - SNEAKER MON AMOUR
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/SNEAKER_MON_AMOUR

HONDALADY - Gimme A Break
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Gimme_a_Break

GalapagosS - Soy sauce impulse
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Soy_sauce_impulse

GalapagosS - Black including all
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Black_including_all

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Tour Dates:

It Came From Japan presents:
KIMONO RECORDS EUROPE TOUR 2011

15 Oct LONDON
Japan Underground
@ Bloomsbury Lanes Kingpin Suite
Bedford Way, near Russell Square Tube
7pm-3am; £10 adv from wegottickets.com; rock/indie/electro DJs, plus karaoke!
www.facebook.com/JapanUndergroundClub
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197186073682033

17 Oct PARIS
Star Cafe (avec Ramen Events)
11 rue du théâtre 75015
8pm; €10
starcafe.fr
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225101630878244

18 Oct LE HAVRE
Magic Mirrors (avec O’san Productions)
Quai des Antilles 76600 Le Havre (en face piscine des Docks)
8:30pm; €8
www.facebook.com/magicmirrorslehavre
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255861411124983

19 Oct BRIGHTON
The Prince Albert
48 Trafalgar Street
8pm; £5 adv, £6 on the door
www.facebook.com/ThePrinceAlbert
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225353024180225

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releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs
in the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is a great place to find the
hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese
music.

Celebrate Hatsune Miku’s 4th Birthday with 33 new Miku releases from HearJapan!

Celebrate Hatsune Miku’s 4th Birthday with 33 new Miku releases from HearJapan!

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Yokohama, Japan — September 1st, 2011 — It’s that time of year again.
Time to celebrate the birthday of the single biggest icon in Vocaloid
history, Hatsune Miku! And boy, have we ever got a massive collection
of new music for you to celebrate with!

There are 33, count ‘em 33 NEW releases, ranging from single songs to
full-fledged albums, all in the spirit of celebrating the birthday of
Miku. This outpouring of love includes everything from electro to soft
ballads, house, funk and metal. There are plenty of feel-good, upbeat
songs to get you grooving and moving, as well as one or two that might
make you think twice. (See if you can find them!)

In all there are far too many great releases to cover here. You can
find each and every one in detail through the link below, as well as
browse through our exhaustive list of other Vocaloid releases.

We hope you will join us in wishing Miku a very happy 4th birthday!

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Links:

Hatsune Miku’s 4th Birthday Party
http://www.hearjapan.com/news/hearjapan_news/Hatsune_Mikus_4th_Birthday_Celebration

More Vocaloid Releases
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/genre/1/74/Vocaloid

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purchase Japanese music of all genres. Featuring over 5,000 artist
profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100
releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs
in the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is a great place to find the
hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese
music.

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50% off new OMODAKA album Sanosa, only on HearJapan


50% off new OMODAKA album Sanosa, only on HearJapan


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Yokohama, Japan — August 23rd, 2011 — OMODAKA is back, and HearJapan
has the best deal anywhere on the new album, Sanosa!


The sound of OMODAKA (aka Soichi Terada) is a mix of Minyo (Japanese
traditional folk songs) and chiptune/electro. Together with veteran
Enka singer Kanazawa Akiko, (she started her career over 38 years
ago!) Terada creates incredibly catchy, funky and irrefutably cool
dance music.


Sanosa is the newest album to feature OMODAKA’s unique sound. Spanning
an amazing 20 tracks, there is a mix of brand new music and older,
remixed and remastered tracks. These include his biggest hits like
“Kokiriko Bushi,” “Cantata No 147” and “Kyoteizinc Remix” as well as
more recent tracks like “Plum Song.” Along with the new songs, this is
a must-have for anyone looking for a totally fresh electro sound, yet
is still essential for the most hardcore OMODAKA fans.


Best of all, HearJapan is offering the album for 50% off! That’s only
¥1,000 | $12.89 | €8.95 for all 20 tracks!


Grab the new album and make sure to check out the crazy/beautiful
videos as well! Or maybe you’ll get the chance to see OMODAKA live as
part of future US tours like Japan Nite. Grab this huge deal today and
keep you eyes peeled for more OMODAKA near you!


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Links:


Sanosa
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Sanosa


More OMODAKA info, interviews, music:
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/group/OMODAKA


New “Hietsuki Bushi” video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgurzQrbkC0


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profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100
releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs
in the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is a great place to find the
hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese
music.


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HearJapan Special Offer

HearJapan is about to undergo a huge upgrade to our site and services with a brand new version of the site.  This is not a mere design upgrade but all of the code has been written from scratch. Once the new site goes live, we will have a ton of new music and features that we know everyone will love.  In order for that to happen smoothly, no new music will be added starting in mid-August. While the upgrade may take a few months, the site WILL stay open. So you can use the current site just like now and any unused credits will transfer over to the new site when it goes live.


Since you’ve been such a big help to us in the past, we are offering you the chance to get an exclusive first look at the new HearJapan, as well as a bunch of free credit!


If you purchase 10,000 or 5,000 yen in credit you will get 5% back in free credits added to your account within 24 hours. With over 6,000 albums on the site, there is still so much to explore. In addition you will also be given exclusive advance access to our beta site and get even more free credits to download even more music.


Thank you so much for your love for great Japanese music in the past. Your support now is critical to help us bring even more great Japanese music to you and to the rest of the world. We are nothing without YOU!


Our sincere thanks,
—The Entire HearJapan Team



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Celebrate Vocaloid Megpoid’s 2nd Anniversary with 21 new releases!

Vocaloid Megpoid’s 2nd Anniversary

Celebrate Vocaloid Megpoid’s 2nd Anniversary with 21 new releases!


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Yokohama, Japan — June 23rd, 2011 — Happy 2nd Anniversary, Megpoid! To celebrate this momentous occasion, HearJapan has teamed up with KarenT and put together a MASSIVE list of 21 new releases featuring GUMI, the voice of Megpoid!

That’s right, it’s been 2 years since Megpoid, a new addition to the ever growing Vocaloid line of voice synthesis software, was first introduced on June 25th, 2009. Since then, producers have been hard at work crafting their ownGUMI inspired visions. Based on real-life singer Megumi Nakajima, Megpoid and its character GUMI quickly went on to become fan favorites.

Two years later and we now have a huge library of songs featuring the warm and charming young singer. You can find reviews and clips from the entire list of 21 new releases through the link below, as well as a special video highlighting the songs. All of the songs will go on sale around the world at midnight June 24th. Pre-order now so you can be the first to experiance these fresh Megpoid tracks!

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Check out all of the info and releases here:
http://www.hearjapan.com/news/hearjapan_news/_Megpoids_2nd_Anniversary_Celebration

All Vocaloid Releases:
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/genre/1/74/Vocaloid


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HearJapan delivers the new music of X Japan singer ToshI to the world

ToshI delivering his angelic voice to the world.

 

Yokohama, Japan — June 21st, 2011 — HearJapan is excited to announce that X Japan singer ToshI has just added two brand new singles to the catalog!


Hoshizora no Neptune and Haru no Negai both prominently feature ToshI’s legendary vocal style set along-side elegant and moving piano melodies and string arrangements. These songs of separation, miraculous encounters and beauty could be considered metaphorically about the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Their power and majesty work to heal all wounds.

Both Hoshizora no Neptune and Haru no Negai will be available to download the second they go on sale in Japan. Hardcore fans overseas won’t have to feel left out of this monumental communal experience! Make sure to pre-order now and set your alarm so you can be the first to own these incredible new ToshI singles as soon as they go live!

Also, don’t forget that along with ToshI’s healing voice, 5% of ALL HearJapan sales go toward the continuing relief efforts in Japan. And make sure to catch X Japan on their current world tour!

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Links:

Hoshizora no Neptune
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Hoshizora_no_Neptune

Haru no Negai
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Haru_no_Negai

More about ToshI
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/member_info/Toshi_14

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BLOOD is BACK! Huge week of new vis-kei at HearJapan

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BLOOD is BACK! Huge week of new vis-kei at HearJapan

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Yokohama, Japan — June 14th, 2011 — This is looking to be one of the biggest weeks for visual-kei releases. As always, HearJapan has you covered!

First off, BLOOD is BACK! After breaking up in 2009, the band has reformed. Their new release “Bathory” features the same signature dark, pulsing electro rock and is accompanied by a host of great guests, including Ravishan (SUICIDE ALI), Masa (Dunkelheit), SEN (marlee), and GPK (GPKISM). As if it wasn’t great enough to have the band back in fighting shape, they’ve also included a new video along with the single, all for one alarmingly low price!

Also, rumor has it that BLOOD will be going on an international tour…sometime soon! Get ready and grab the new single now!

HearJapan is proud to offer up the very first release from Dunkelheit this week. “lover in the soil” combines classic vis-kei sounds with a fresh rock edge. This first effort from the band quickly became a HearJapan Hot Pick!

The darkest, gothest dance band in the world, GPKISM, is back with their second full-length album “Reliquia.” Featuring vocals sung entirely in English (due to Australian front-man GPK), this is a band like none other. Their elegant take on techno is sure to heat up the floor on any self-respecting goth club around the world.

And finally, as if all of this wasn’t enough, SUICIDE ALI have a new single, “Doner of lie,” releasing this week as well! They mix up metal, electronics and a grand feel to produce some monumental songs.

This might be a lot to take in all at once, so head on over to the site and listen to clips from each and every song from all of these new releases. Let the darkness consume you!

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Links:

BLOOD – Bathory
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Bathory

Dunkelheit – lover in the soil
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/lover_in_the_soil

GPKISM – Reliquia
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Reliquia

SUICIDE ALI – Donor of lie
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Donor_of_lie

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HearJapan’s week of donation to Japan and six months of continuing efforts


HearJapan’s week of donation to Japan and six months of continuing efforts

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Yokohama, Japan — March 24th, 2011 — After a week of generous support
from HearJapan customers we are proud to announce that we have been
able to donate $750 to Japan Platform to aid in the Japanese
earthquake relief effort.

One of the reasons HearJapan chose to give to Japan Platform was their
ability to act immediately to the changing situation. After delivering
huge amounts of diapers, toilet paper, heating and cooking fuel, rice,
fruits and many other items, they got word that women were in dire
need of menstrual sanitary products. They quickly mobilized and got
those supplies to the people who needed them.

There have been many reports of donation fraud, even among the biggest
organizations, so HearJapan wanted to assure those donating that their
money was going directly to those in need. We’ve included the full
receipt for the donation, as well as a look into how the donations
have been put to work (and maybe brush up on your Japanese reading
skills), in the links below.

All of this happened while there were rolling blackouts across Japan.
Customers kept at it, purchasing music despite the outages killing our
servers during portions of the day. Everyone helped make a significant
difference.

But this is not the end. Not by a long shot. Japan has a very long
healing process ahead of it and HearJapan is dedicated to the ongoing
effort. To the end, we will continue to donate 5% of all of our sales
for the next 6 months.
 
We hope that, working together, we can return those areas hit hardest
by the disaster to their former glory. Our sincere thanks to all who
contributed this past week, and to all of those who will continue to
help in the months to come. Thank you for your help in spreading the
word.

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Links:

Donation Receipt:
A recent Japan Platform update:
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purchase Japanese music of all genres. Featuring over 5,000 artist
profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100
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