ym: Japanese vocalist on iTunes

YM: Unsaid - Single on iTunes
YM: Unsaid – Single on iTunes

Tumblr has been a rewarding experience meeting people from different backgrounds.  I’m lucky enough to meet people from Japan.  I’m also fortunate enough to meet a young woman from Japan who models and recently released her first single on iTunes.  I can honestly say I’ve never chatted online with a model or vocalist so this is a first.  The other day ym blogged that she would soon release an album on iTunes.  I didn’t take it too seriously and a few days later she blogged her album was on iTunes.  Sure enough it was on iTunes and I purchased it.  I was impressed with the album.  I rated all three songs 5 stars.  My favorite is the ballad Shiosai.  She sings beautifully.

Anime OST from Japan

This came in my Tenso box. Most were used purchases from Amazon Japan. All were in good shape although the City Hunter CD needs some TLC as it was a rental. Key The Metal Idol is a double CD with a beautiful cover.

Jpop CDs from Japan

These CDs came in my Tenso box. All purchases from Amazon Japan. Most of them were iTunes recommendations except for Perfume–I heard that one on Youtube. I love the cover on Toko Furuuchi’s Purple.

Spotify: Poor source for anime soundtracks and jpop

Spotify logoI’ve been wondering about Spotify for listening to anime soundtracks and jpop. After some quick searches I determined Spotify wasn’t worth it. I searched for some popular artists and anime with dismal results

  • Megumi Hayashibara: None
  • Yoko Kanno: 1 Album
  • m-flo: 1 Song
  • Round Table featuring Nino: None
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: None
  • Home Made Kazoku: None
  • Crystal Kay: 1 Song
  • Yui Horie: None
  • BoA: 1 Song
  • Rurouni Kenshin: None
  • MISIA: None
  • Utada Hikaru: None

I did find covers on some of the above but that’s not what I wanted.  You’ll find much better selection on iTunes U.S.

My Jpop playlist for today

Dreamer (album ver.)

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A Place Under the Sun

Venus in The Dark

Into A Dream (Full Version)



Treasure (On Air Version)

Lonely Soul