Suicides Love Story
Suicides Love Story is the tenth single released by Nana Kitade. It was used as the theme for the anime Persona. The single reached #64 on the Oricon chart, remaining on the chart for two weeks, the video for Suicides Love Story shows Kitade singing throughout the video. At the end of the video she is supposedly to commit suicide, according to Japanese legend, The price to pay when committing suicide is to be reincarnated as a cherry tree where birds will peck at you for all eternity. Suicides Love Story Setsuna no Kizuna Tsuiraku Suicides Love Story, Instrumental
Japan is a sovereign island nation in Eastern Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea, the kanji that make up Japans name mean sun origin. 日 can be read as ni and means sun while 本 can be read as hon, or pon, Japan is often referred to by the famous epithet Land of the Rising Sun in reference to its Japanese name. Japan is an archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, the country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions. Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one, the population of 127 million is the worlds tenth largest. Japanese people make up 98. 5% of Japans total population, approximately 9.1 million people live in the city of Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Archaeological research indicates that Japan was inhabited as early as the Upper Paleolithic period, the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions, mainly China, followed by periods of isolation, from the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shoguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a period of isolation in the early 17th century. The Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan is a member of the UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the country has the worlds third-largest economy by nominal GDP and the worlds fourth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It is the worlds fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer, although Japan has officially renounced its right to declare war, it maintains a modern military with the worlds eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a country with a very high standard of living. Its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and the third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, in ancient China, Japan was called Wo 倭.
It was mentioned in the third century Chinese historical text Records of the Three Kingdoms in the section for the Wei kingdom, Wa became disliked because it has the connotation of the character 矮, meaning dwarf. The 倭 kanji has been replaced with the homophone Wa, meaning harmony, the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, which is pronounced Nippon or Nihon and literally means the origin of the sun. The earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, at the start of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan introduced their country as Nihon
Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. often abbreviated as SMEJ or simply SME, and known as Sony Music Japan for short, is Sonys music arm in Japan. SMEJ is directly owned by Sony Corporation and independent from the United States-based Sony Music Entertainment due to its strength in the Japanese music industry. It was prominent in the early to mid 90s producing and licensing music for such as Roujin Z from acclaimed manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo. Until March 2007, Sony Music Japan had its own North American sublabel, releases of Sony Music Japan now appear on Columbia Records and/or Epic Records in North America. The Columbia name and trademark is controlled by Nippon Columbia, which was, in fact, the company was incorporated as CBS/Sony Records and with Sony co-founder Akio Morita as president. Norio Ohga was part of the management team from the formation of the company and served as president, in 1972, when CBS/Sony was generating robust profits, Ohga was named chairman and at the same time gained further responsibility and influence within Sony.
He would continue to work for the company one morning a week. In 1980 Toshio Ozawa succeeded Ohga as president, in 1983 the company was renamed CBS/Sony Group. In January 1988, after more than a year of negotiations, Sony acquired CBS Records, in March 1988, four wholly owned subsidiaries were folded into CBS/Sony Group, CBS/Sony Inc. CBS/Sony Records Inc. and Sony Video Software International, the company was renamed Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. Shugo Matsuo was named new president in January 1992, replacing Toshio Ozawa, overall sales for the fiscal year ending March 31,1991 were 83.8 billion yen with a pretax profit of 9.2 billion yen. In June 1996, Ryokichi Kunugi became new president, Shigeo Maruyama was appointed to the new post of CEO on October 1,1997 and replaced Kunugi as president in February 1998. As of 2007, Naoki Kitagawa is the current CEO of the group, the companys leading role on the Japanese market was increasingly challenged by labels such as Avex. Net sales for the year ending March 31,1997 were down 10% to 103 billion yen.
The market share at that time was less than 18%, in August 1997, Dreams Come True, until that point Sony Music Entertainment Japans best-selling act, signed a worldwide multi-album deal with competing U. S. label Virgin Records America. Since it was said that SMEJ ceded to Avexs challenge, SMEJ netted 22.4 billion yen for 1H2012 and 14. 3% of the market, second behind Avex. Aniplex Antinos Records was launched in 1994 with Sony Music director Shigeo Maruyama as its president, the first releases on August 21 were a mini-album by indie group Confusion and singles by the groups Aniss, Neverending Story, and Ginji Itoh. Ariola Japan BMG Music Japan DefSTAR Records - founded in 1997 as a Warner Music sub label, SME Records Sony Music Records Sony Records gr8
In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats, in most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular, in other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album. As digital downloading and audio streaming have become prevalent, it is often possible for every track on an album to be available separately. Nevertheless, the concept of a single for an album has been retained as an identification of a heavily promoted or more popular song within an album collection. Despite being referred to as a single, singles can include up to as many as three tracks on them.
The biggest digital music distributor, iTunes, accepts as many as three tracks less than ten minutes each as a single, as well as popular music player Spotify following in this trend. Any more than three tracks on a release or longer than thirty minutes in total running time is either an Extended Play or if over six tracks long. The basic specifications of the single were made in the late 19th century. Gramophone discs were manufactured with a range of speeds and in several sizes. By about 1910, the 10-inch,78 rpm shellac disc had become the most commonly used format, the inherent technical limitations of the gramophone disc defined the standard format for commercial recordings in the early 20th century.26 rpm. With these factors applied to the 10-inch format and performers increasingly tailored their output to fit the new medium, the breakthrough came with Bob Dylans Like a Rolling Stone. Singles have been issued in various formats, including 7-inch, 10-inch, less common, formats include singles on digital compact cassette, DVD, and LD, as well as many non-standard sizes of vinyl disc.
Some artist release singles on records, a more common in musical subcultures. The most common form of the single is the 45 or 7-inch. The names are derived from its speed,45 rpm. The 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable, the first 45 rpm records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc. As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 rpm records were produced in stereo by the early 1970s
The Teenage Kissers
The bands debut single Ghost Bitch was originally released physically February 20,2013 and was re-released in digital format through the Media Factory music label on June 16,2013. The bands first EP, Perfectly Dirty was released October 16,2013 and their first full-length album, Virgin Field was released July 9,2014. A single from the album, I Love You and Kiss Me was used as the song for the show Rank Kingdom for the months of June. The bands third EP, Lightning Machine will be released August 5,2015 through Gaze Records, on May 20,2016 the band announced they would be going on hiatus to focus on their respective solo projects. On December 24,2012 Nana Kitade announced she was forming a new band along with drummer Mai Koike and bassist Hideo Nekota, the bands debut single Ghost Bitch was released in a special physical edition February 20,2013 and was distributed only at live shows. On April 6,2013, Tsubasa Nakada joined the band as lead guitarist, on June 16,2013 Ghost Bitch was re-released in digital format through the Media Factory music label.
The bands second single, Night Night Night was released July 5,2013, the bands third single, TYTD, was released July 7,2013. The bands first EP, Perfectly Dirty, was released in Japan October 16,2013, the EP was well received in Japan as well as overseas. Also the EP is Nana Kitades first release to receive the Parental Advisory Explicit Content label in its jacket, the EP peaked at number 224 on the Oricon Albums Chart. The band released their single, Feel Sick November 10,2013. On May 9,2014 the band announced their first full-length studio album, the bands fifth single, I Love You and Kiss Me was released exclusively through the iTunes Store June 6,2014. The song was included as a bonus track on the special edition of the single Ghost Bitch. The song was used as the song for the show Rank Kingdom for the months of June. The song became the most successful for the band, peaking at rank 6 on the Japanese iTunes store alternative music category, the bands sixth single, a double a-side vinyl, Needle / Crystal Swan was released June 30,2014.
Virgin Field was released July 9,2014, the album features the previous singles Feel Sick, I Love You and Kiss Me, Needle and Crystal Swan as well as a cover of the song Sunday Morning by The Velvet Underground. The album peaked at #242 on the Oricon Albums Chart, the Teenage Kissers released their seventh single, a double a-side, Howl / Magical Forest January 16,2015 as an exclusive cassette tape available only at the bands One Man Tour. On June 19,2015 the band announced their second EP, the EPfeatures the previous single, Night Night Night. The music video for Psychic Haze, a song from the EP, was posted to the bands official YouTube page July 20,2015
Kibou no Kakera
Powerpuff Girls Z, as well as being featured on the original soundtrack. Pieces of Hope reached #64 on the Oricon singles chart and charted for 2 weeks, the video for Kibou no Kakera Starts off by showing A stuffed rabbit and panda, and Nana. It leads up to the animals becoming Kitades Band and performing throughout the video, at the end of the video, the animals change back into their stuffed form where Nana is seen holding them. Nana Kitade Official Web Site Sony Music Japan
I Scream is the second studio album by Nana Kitade. It was first released at December 6,2006 through Sony Music Japan, the album peaked at #150 on the Oricon chart. A special limited edition came with the CD, bonus alarm clock, special socks greeting card, and special Christmas card with message hand-written by Kitade herself
Bondage is Nana Kitades third full-length album, and last release with Sony Music Japan. In its first week, it debuted at #85 selling 1,698 copies, the album came in two editions and limited edition. The live footage featured was the first live footage of Nana released on DVD in 3 years, the album was released on May 22,2009 in Germany by the label Spark & Shine, which had already released the previous album Berry Berry Singles
Cutie Bunny is the second EP by Nana Kitade, released July 12,2006. It mostly consists of opening themes for anime shows and covers of other artists songs. The EP peaked at #79 on the Oricon chart, the full title of the EP is Cutie Bunny, 菜奈的ロック大作戦♥ コードネームはC. B. R
It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by blues and blues and country music. Rock music drew strongly on a number of genres such as electric blues and folk. Musically, rock has centered on the guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass guitar. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse-chorus form, like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis. Punk was an influence into the 1980s on the subsequent development of subgenres, including new wave, post-punk. From the 1990s alternative rock began to rock music and break through into the mainstream in the form of grunge, Britpop. Similarly, 1970s punk culture spawned the visually distinctive goth and emo subcultures and this trio of instruments has often been complemented by the inclusion of other instruments, particularly keyboards such as the piano, Hammond organ and synthesizers.
The basic rock instrumentation was adapted from the blues band instrumentation. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed a rock band or rock group, Rock music is traditionally built on a foundation of simple unsyncopated rhythms in a 4/4 meter, with a repetitive snare drum back beat on beats two and four. Melodies are often derived from older musical modes, including the Dorian and Mixolydian, harmonies range from the common triad to parallel fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions. Critics have stressed the eclecticism and stylistic diversity of rock, because of its complex history and tendency to borrow from other musical and cultural forms, it has been argued that it is impossible to bind rock music to a rigidly delineated musical definition. These themes were inherited from a variety of sources, including the Tin Pan Alley pop tradition, folk music and rhythm, as a result, it has been seen as articulating the concerns of this group in both style and lyrics. Christgau, writing in 1972, said in spite of some exceptions and roll usually implies an identification of male sexuality, according to Simon Frith rock was something more than pop, something more than rock and roll.
Rock musicians combined an emphasis on skill and technique with the concept of art as artistic expression, original. The foundations of music are in rock and roll, which originated in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Its immediate origins lay in a melding of various musical genres of the time, including rhythm and blues and gospel music, with country. In 1951, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began playing rhythm and blues music for a multi-racial audience, debate surrounds which record should be considered the first rock and roll record. Other artists with rock and roll hits included Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis