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25. Apr, 2012 15:13 (HKT)

Singing as the sky falls down: Smap - Sakasama No Sora, Hanazawa Kana - Hoshizora Destination, Jun Maeda - Owari No Wakusei No Love Song, Bleach Best Trax & much more!


The encouraging messages and comforting melodies never stop. Smap and the famed music composer Kanno Youko join hands in writing Sakasama no Sora (upside down sky), the theme song of NHK's drama series Ume-chan Sensei.

As part of the Japanese earthquake relief program, the drama tells the uplifting story of Umeko (Horikita Maki) who strives realize her dream of becoming a doctor in war torn Tokyo. Although Smap's members are not part of the cast, they capture the aspirations of the girl and the mood of the story through the relaxing music and lyrics.

The DVD that comes in the Limited Edition carries the music video and the making-of clips:

Sakasama No Sora (~Smap)JPN US$ 13.991w
Sakasama No Sora [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Smap)JPN N/Asold



From the chirpy innocent girl to the cold class president, Hanazawa Kana has played a great many roles in anime and games. Now, she is going to be herself.

Her newest project takes you on a trip through the seasons, the first stop is Spring, where pink is the staple colour. She partners with Kitagawa Shouri from Round Table for the first instalment.

Hoshizora Destination is a light groovy song that combines a funky beat with guitar and strings. It's stylish and trendy and nostalgic all at the same time. The DVD in the Limited Edition comes with the music clip of of the titular song, watch Hanazawa perform herself.

Fly to the starry skies with Hanazawa Kana:

Hoshizora Destination (~Kana Hanazawa)JPN US$ 11.901w
Hoshizora Destination [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Kana Hanazawa)JPN N/Asold



Jun Maeda and Nagi Yanagi, the guest vocalist of Supercell, collaborate to bring you a musical journey to the end of the world. The planet is coming to an end, and thirteen love songs are born from it.

It's at the brink of total annihilation that people realize what is truly important to them. Each song in the collection tells a small story.

Some people rise above others to become heroes, some will sacrifice everything, including their innocence and scruples for the person they love, some will embark on a new adventure and desperation renders some people's stories into a tragedies. And all of these snippets come together in the last track to form a grand finale.

Music never fades even as the world comes to an end:

Owari No Wakusei No Love Song (~Jun Maeda, Nagi Yanagi)JPN US$ 32.991w
Owari No Wakusei No Love Song [Limited Pressing] (~Jun Maeda, Nagi Yanagi)JPN N/Asold



Bleach is still going strong. The anime is off in its 16th season. The first theme song collection, Bleach The Best, has been released in 2006, and now in 2012, Sony Music offers the 4th Album, Bleach Best Trax.

The opening and ending themes from episode 292 onwards are recorded in the disc. Since this is one of the genre defining series, all of the songs are performed by famous artists, such as Scandal, ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D and Spyair.

Besides songs from the TV series, the album also includes the Hell Chapter movie theme song - Save The One, Save The All by TM Revolution in the last track.

Bleach Best Trax [CD+DVD Limited Pressing]JPN US$ 37.901w



Ethan Hunt makes the impossible possible. Tom Cruise's block buster spy saga gets more stylish with every instalment.

Combine the gadgets, the explosives with the stunning action and a twisting plot, and you'll get the big budget pop-corn entertainment that leaves you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole night.

And yes, this collection is going to last you one whole night. A perfect thing for a movie marathon.

From the first film released in 1996 to the newest in 2011, Ethan Hunt runs through a lot of adventures in these five years and each time, his missions get more challenging and the stakes get higher. All missions are impossible, but if he and his allies should fail, the world ends with him.

Mission: Impossible [4-Disc Set] (~Tom Cruise)HK N/Asold

If the last film is the only one you don't have, come get Ghost Protocol separately:

Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol [2-Disc Edition] (~Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Vladimir Mashkov, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist)HK US$ 12.9948h
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol [Steel Box 2-Disc Edition] (~Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Vladimir Mashkov, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist)HK N/Asold



Also available today:

New Music CD releases
C3 Vol.5 [Blu-ray+CD Limited Pressing]JPN US$ 69.901w
Cry Cry & Lovey-dovey Music Video Collection [Limited Edition] (~T-ara)JPN N/Asold
Emiiro Refrain [Limited Edition] (~Piko)JPN US$ 14.991w
Happy Crazy Box (Medaka Box Intro Theme) (~Minami Kuribayashi)JPN US$ 11.901w
Haruuta (~Ikimono-gakari)JPN US$ 8.991w
Hasta La Vista (~Asami Imai)JPN US$ 15.901w
Ia / 01 - Birth [CD+2DVD-ROM Limited Pressing] (~Ia)JPN US$ 39.991w
Koboreru Suna No Aria (~Shimotsuki Haruka)JPN US$ 24.901w
Lollipop Kingdom (~Sug)JPN US$ 28.901w
Lollipop Kingdom - 3939 Box [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Sug)JPN N/Asold
Senki Zessho Symphogear 2 [DVD+CD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 19.9924h
Shining Blade Character Song AlbumJPN US$ 28.901w
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 / Uchu Senkan Yamato 2199: Uchu Senkan Yamato / Makkana Scarf (~Isao Sasaki)JPN US$ 14.591w
Square Panic SerenadeJPN US$ 11.901w
Tegomass 3rd Live Tegomass No Maho [Limited Edition] (~Tegomasu)JPN N/Asold
Yuzu You 2006-2011 (~Yuzu)JPN US$ 26.901w


New Movie releases
Aquarion Evol Vol.1JPN US$ 60.901w
Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol [2-Disc Edition] (~Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Vladimir Mashkov, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist)HK US$ 12.9948h
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol [Steel Box 2-Disc Edition] (~Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Vladimir Mashkov, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist)HK N/Asold
Mission: Impossible [4-Disc Set] (~Tom Cruise)HK N/Asold
Persona 4 6 [Blu-ray+CD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 81.901w
Persona 4 6 [DVD+CD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 69.991w





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