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10. Aug, 2012 11:17 (HKT)

The Queen's Beach Party: Ayumi Hamasaki - A Summer Best, Kurosaki Maon - Reimei, Mao - Hana No Atosaki & more! - in Weekly Music and Movies Update!


Welcome to this week's Movie/Music news roundup, containing new Japanese and Hong Kong Video and Music releases from this week listed at Play-Asia.com.

Think of summer, think of Ayumi Hamasaki. The Queen of Jpop makes the blaze from the summer sun even hotter with her A Summer Best. Disc one of this twin CD album contains her energetic beats such as Blue Bird, 1st July and Greatful Days. These are all dance beats that fit a beach party.

However, summer isn't all about parties, the songs in disc two such as Hanabi, Monochrome and FarAway are more emotional. Besides her existing hits, the Best Album also comes with You & Me, the theme song of her Hotel Love Songs concert tour.

The DVD that comes in the 2CD+DVD Edition contains clips of her songs. Some of them are live performances filmed in exotic locations and some of them are exclusive to this package. Also, be sure to watch her You & Me video clip.

Hakuouki Reimeiroku is the prequel to the Hakuouki main story. Kurosaki Maon, the singer behind all the endings in the Setsukaroku OVA series lends her haunting voice to Reimei, the opening theme of Reimeiroku. She captures the mood with her interpretation, and she slides effortlessly between the high and the low octaves.

Selling on the same date as the opening theme of Reimeiroku is the ending theme. The singer Mao fills her songs with poetry. The elegance in Hana no Atosaki fits perfectly with the style of the anime, it brings out the ephemeral mood and the nostalgia. Mao's voice is soft but vibrant at the same time, it's both soothing and passionate.


J-Pop Music releases (102)

0 - Zero [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket A] (~Sandaime J Soul Brothers)JPNN/A
0 - Zero [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket B] (~Sandaime J Soul Brothers)JPNUS$ 17.90
0 - Zero [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket C] (~Sandaime J Soul Brothers)JPNUS$ 17.90
0 - Zero [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket D] (~Sandaime J Soul Brothers)JPNUS$ 17.90
0 - Zero [Jacket A] (~Sandaime J Soul Brothers)JPNUS$ 11.90
0 - Zero [Jacket B] (~Sandaime J Soul Brothers)JPNUS$ 11.90
0 - Zero [Jacket C] (~Sandaime J Soul Brothers)JPNUS$ 11.90
0 - Zero [Jacket D] (~Sandaime J Soul Brothers)JPNUS$ 11.90
A Summer Best (~Ayumi Hamasaki)JPNUS$ 31.90
A Summer Best [2CD+DVD] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)JPNUS$ 41.90
A Summer Best [2CD+DVD] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)HKUS$ 29.90
A Summer Best [2CD] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)HKN/A
Ajisai Dori (~Naoyuki Morimoto)JPNUS$ 11.90
All That We Have Now (~Fear, Loathing In Las Vegas)JPNUS$ 23.90
Amazing Blue [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Antic Cafe)JPNUS$ 33.90
Anata Ni Deawanakereba - Kasetsu Toka / Hoshikuzu Venus (~Aimer)JPNUS$ 11.90
Anata Ni Deawanakereba - Kasetsu Toka / Hoshikuzu Venus [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Aimer)JPNN/A
Anata Ni Deawanakereba - Kasetsu Toka / Hoshikuzu Venus [Limited Pressing] (~Aimer)JPNUS$ 12.90
Android [CD ONLY] (~Dong Bang Shin Ki, Tohoshinki)HKN/A
Android [CD+DVD] (~Dong Bang Shin Ki, Tohoshinki)HKUS$ 15.90
Back Into My World [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Sweety)JPNUS$ 17.90
Colorful Love [CD+DVD] (~Purple Revel)JPNUS$ 21.90
Colors (~Brand New Vibe)JPNUS$ 29.90
Decopin Quest Fantasy (~Ddcola Hopping)JPNUS$ 9.90
F.Scott Fitzgerald's Way Of Love (~2am)JPNUS$ 17.90
F.Scott Fitzgerald's Way Of Love [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~2am)JPNUS$ 21.90
G.A.G (~Buglug)JPNUS$ 29.90
G.A.G [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~Buglug)JPNUS$ 37.90
G.A.G [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B] (~Buglug)JPNUS$ 37.90
Gift Of Smap (~Smap)JPNUS$ 34.90
Gift Of Smap [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Smap)JPNUS$ 50.90
Gift Of Smap [Pre-order Only Limited Edition] (~Smap)JPNN/A
Hanbunko (~Tomohisa Sako)JPNUS$ 11.90
Hanbunko [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Sako Tomohisa)JPNUS$ 16.90
Hazzie Bamu 3 (~Hazzie)JPNN/A
Hazzie Bamu 3 [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Hazzie)JPNUS$ 24.90
Heart Beat (~Miliyah Kato)JPNUS$ 11.90
Heart Beat [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Miliyah Kato)JPNN/A
Hellblau (~Goatbed)JPNUS$ 23.90
Hellblau [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Goatbed)JPNUS$ 26.90
Hi Wa Mata Noboru (~Yu Takahashi)JPNUS$ 11.90
Hi Wa Mata Noboru [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Yu Takahashi)JPNUS$ 14.90
Housenka (~Naomi Tamura In Heavens)JPNUS$ 9.90
I'm Yours (~Miu Sakamoto)JPNUS$ 23.90
I'm Yours [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Miu Sakamoto)JPNUS$ 26.90
Kaze No Naka No Prim Rose (~Ceui)JPNUS$ 11.90
Keep On - Keep On Ban [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket A] (~V6)JPNUS$ 19.90
Keep On - Kiipon Ban [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket B] (~V6)JPNUS$ 19.90
Keep On [Jacket C] (~V6)JPNUS$ 11.90
Koda Kumi Beach Mix [CD+DVD] (~Koda Kumi)HKUS$ 19.90
Koi No Banku Bubu (~Banku Bubu)JPNUS$ 4.90
Koi No Mitapan (~Yurika Mita)JPNUS$ 4.90
Kyano Yobigoe - Tokyo Rokuon (~Akiko Yano)JPNUS$ 29.90
M&w (~Sid)JPNUS$ 29.90
M&w [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~Sid)JPNUS$ 45.90
M&w [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B] (~Sid)JPNUS$ 39.90
Manu A Manu [CD+DVD] (~Kaori Mochida)HKUS$ 19.90
Marriage [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Deen)JPNUS$ 83.90
Mata Ashita (~Yuzu)JPNUS$ 8.90
Mata Ashita (~Yuzu)JPNN/A
Mata Ashita [Limited Edition] (~Yuzu)JPNUS$ 10.90
Me Wo Tojite (~Hiroki Maekawa)JPNUS$ 9.90
Me Wo Tojite [CD+Plamodel Limited Edition] (~Hiroki Maekawa)JPNUS$ 25.90
Memoreal (~96Neko)JPNUS$ 21.90
Motto Gyutto Heart (~Chu! Chu! Chu!)JPNUS$ 11.90
Motto Gyutto Heart [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~Chu! Chu! Chu!)JPNUS$ 17.90
Motto Gyutto Heart [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B] (~Chu! Chu! Chu!)JPNUS$ 17.90
New Single (~Tightson)JPNN/A
One 4 U [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket Type A] (~A-jax)JPNUS$ 18.90
One 4 U [Limited Edition Jacket Type B] (~A-jax)JPNUS$ 17.90
One 4 U [Limited Edition Jacket Type C] (~A-jax)JPNUS$ 11.90
One Up / Ichigo GyunyuJPNUS$ 9.90
One Up / Ichigo Gyunyu [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A]JPNUS$ 15.90
One Up / Ichigo Gyunyu [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B]JPNUS$ 19.90
Otso Otso [CD+DVD] (~Happyna)JPNUS$ 17.90
Ousama No Missile (~Kaminarigumo)JPNUS$ 11.90
Power To The People (~N.O.B.U)JPNUS$ 14.90
Real (~Hiroshi Kitadani)JPNUS$ 28.90
Red Diamond - Tribute To Yukihiro Takahashi [Limited Edition]JPNUS$ 63.90
Square The Circle (~Mami Kawada)JPNUS$ 28.90
Square The Circle [CD+Blu-ray Limited Edition] (~Mami Kawada)JPNUS$ 39.90
Story (~Pengu King)JPNUS$ 19.90
Super Junior Vol. 6 - Sexy, Free & Single [Repackage Version] (~Super Junior)HKN/A
Talking Bass (~Tetsuo Sakurai)JPNUS$ 28.90
Tears Of Heart (~Yuka Masaki)JPNUS$ 29.90
The Singles (~Chisato Moritaka)JPNUS$ 37.90
The Singles [Limited Edition] (~Chisato Moritaka)JPNUS$ 43.90
Top Secret (~Ftisland)JPNUS$ 19.90
Top Secret [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Ftisland)JPNUS$ 21.90
Top Secret [CD+DVD Limited Special Edition] (~Ftisland)JPNN/A
Value Exclaim (~Lin)JPNUS$ 27.90
Virginity [CD+DVD Type A] (~Nmb48)JPNUS$ 15.90
Virginity [CD+DVD Type B] (~Nmb48)JPNUS$ 15.90
Virginity [CD+DVD Type C] (~Nmb48)JPNUS$ 15.90
Yogoreta Tsubasa De [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Seamo)JPNUS$ 15.90
Yukitsukihana (~168 One Sixty Eight)JPNUS$ 12.90
Yukitsukihana [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~168 One Sixty Eight)JPNUS$ 17.90
Yukitsukihana [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B] (~168 One Sixty Eight)JPNUS$ 17.90
Yurika (~Sukimaswitch)JPNUS$ 11.90
Yurika [Blu-spec CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Sukimaswitch)JPNUS$ 19.90
Yurika [Limited Pressing] (~Sukimaswitch)JPNUS$ 12.90
Zankyo Sub Story (~Barbars)JPNUS$ 9.90

    
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Enka Music releases (5)

Hana Hakobe / Hatsuyuki Zensen (~Natasumi Kawano)JPNUS$ 11.90
Kyoto Romanzaka (~Yamashiro Camilla Miyuki)JPNUS$ 11.90
Ooe Yutaka The Best (~Yutaka Oe)JPNUS$ 23.90
Peggy Hayama No Minna No Uta (~Peggy Hayama)JPNUS$ 19.90
Tomarigi Gurashi / Kakure Yuki (~Yuki Nagaho)JPNUS$ 11.90

    
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Anime Soundtracks & Drama CDs (47)

& - Sora No Muko de Sakimasuyoni - Maboroshi No Horide Natsu Matsuri Drama CDJPNUS$ 29.90
Ai No Sei De Nemurenai (Hagure Yuusha No Estetica Outro Theme Song) (~Aki Misato)JPNUS$ 11.90
Aiyoku No Eustia Vol.6JPNUS$ 29.90
Alca Drama CD Lyric.I Alca - Yoake No KurotoJPNUS$ 26.90
Catal Rhythm (Kuroko's Basketball Outro Theme Song) (~Oldcodex)JPNUS$ 11.90
Catal Rhythm (Kuroko's Basketball Outro Theme Song) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Oldcodex)JPNUS$ 17.90
Cocoro (~Miyu Irino)JPNUS$ 19.90
Cocoro [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Miyu Irino)JPNUS$ 31.90
Crossing Field (~Lisa)JPNUS$ 14.29
Crossing Field [Limited Edition] (~Lisa)JPNN/A
Crossing Field [Limited Pressing] (~Lisa)JPNN/A
Emil Chronicle Online 7th Anniversary Drama CD (~Hitomi Harada, Kousuke Takeuchi, Megu Sakuragawa, )JPNUS$ 28.90
Ghibli In Orgel Best - Sayonara No Natsu Kokuriko Zaka Kara / Tonari No Totoro (~Orgel)JPNUS$ 24.99
Hana No Atosaki (Hakuoki Reimeiroku Outro Theme) (~Mao)JPNUS$ 14.29
Hastsuyuki Sakura Drama CDJPNUS$ 29.90
Hi-side (The Prince Of Tennis Character CD) (~Hiroshi Chinen)JPNUS$ 7.90
Jewel Pet Sweets Dance Princess SoundtrackJPNUS$ 23.90
Jyushin Kuso Otogi Zoshi Vol.2JPNN/A
Kagero (Senran Kagura Burst - Guren No Shojotachi Outro Theme) (~Artery Vein)JPNUS$ 11.90
Kamen Rider Fourze The Movie Minna De Uchu Kita Original SoundtrackJPNUS$ 29.90
Kanashimi Wa Dare No Negai Demonai (Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere II Outro Theme Song Side Sunset) (~Aira Yuuki)JPNUS$ 11.90
Koikoi Vol.3JPNUS$ 23.90
Let's Shinryaku Time (Squid Girl / Shinryaku Ika Musume OVA Intro Theme Song) (~Ultra-prism)JPNUS$ 11.90
Magenta Another Sky (La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia Intro Theme) (~Hitomi Harada)JPNUS$ 11.90
Medaka Box Original Soundtrack Vol.1JPNUS$ 30.90
Mobile Suite Gundam Age Character Song Album Vol.1JPNUS$ 22.90
Nagareda Ppp (~Nagareda Project)JPNUS$ 24.90
Nanamine Pasuka Wa Dice Wo Furanai (~Mosaic.Wav)JPNUS$ 11.90
Oato Ga Yoroshikutte Yo (~Goku Rakujokai)JPNUS$ 11.90
Platinum 17 (Dakara Boku Wa H Ga Dekinai Outro Theme Song) (~Yozuca)JPNUS$ 11.90
Puzzle (Squid Girl / Shinryaku Ika Musume OVA Outro Theme Song) [CD+DVD] (~Kanae Ito)JPNUS$ 17.90
Realization (Hagure Yuusha No Estetica Intro Theme Song) (~Faylan)JPNUS$ 11.90
Realization (Hagure Yuusha No Estetica Intro Theme Song) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Faylan)JPNUS$ 17.90
Reimei Hakuoki (Reimeiroku Intro Theme) (~Maon Kurosaki)JPNUS$ 6.99
Reimei Hakuoki (Reimeiroku Intro Theme) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Maon Kurosaki)JPNUS$ 19.90
Samba De Toriko (~Hyadain)JPNUS$ 11.90
Samba De Toriko [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Hyadain)JPNUS$ 14.90
Samidarete Www (~Umikamome Kotone From Stapura Seika Gakuin Geino Bu Team. Etoile)JPNUS$ 17.90
Sengoku Collection Character Song Collection Vol.4 (~Furyunin.Matsuo Bashou, Taikoumusume.Toyotomi Hideyoshi)JPNUS$ 11.90
Shiokaze Harmony (Tari Tari Outro Theme Song) (~Shirahamazaka Koko Gasshobu)JPNUS$ 11.90
Sora No Uta (Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere II Outro Theme Song Side Sunrise) (~Masami Okui)JPNUS$ 11.90
The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 006 Ranko Kanzaki (~Ranko Kanzaki)JPNUS$ 9.90
The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 007 Miku Maekawa (~Miku Maekawa)JPNN/A
The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 008 Kirari Moroboshi (~Kirari Moroboshi)JPNUS$ 7.99
The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 009 Mika Jyogasaki (~Mika Jyogasaki)JPNUS$ 12.90
The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 010 Uduki Shimamura (~Uduki Shimamura)JPNUS$ 14.99
Yume No Naka No Watashi No Yume (Jinrui Wa Suitaishimashita Outro Theme Song) (~Masumi Ito)JPNUS$ 11.90

    
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Hong Kong Version Music releases (23)

...3mm (~Eason Chan)HKN/A
A Summer Best [2CD+DVD] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)HKUS$ 29.90
A Summer Best [2CD] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)HKN/A
Android [CD ONLY] (~Dong Bang Shin Ki, Tohoshinki)HKN/A
Android [CD+DVD] (~Dong Bang Shin Ki, Tohoshinki)HKUS$ 15.90
Believe (~Tam Shek Hei)HKUS$ 14.90
E:A Vol. 2 - Spectacular [CD+DVD] (~ZE:A)HKUS$ 27.90
Easy [CD+Moov Live DVD] (~Rubberband)HKUS$ 15.90
EVO [EP+DVD] (~Stephanie Cheng)HKUS$ 13.90
Fish Leong 2012 New Album [Preorder Version] (~Fish (Jasmine) Leong)HKN/A
Games We Play (~Deserts Xuan Chang)HKUS$ 21.90
HKPO Teresa Carpio DIVA [2 HQCD Limited Edition] (~Carpio Teresa, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra)HKN/A
Koda Kumi Beach Mix [CD+DVD] (~Koda Kumi)HKUS$ 19.90
Manu A Manu [CD+DVD] (~Kaori Mochida)HKUS$ 19.90
Purely (~Lily Chen)HKUS$ 15.90
Someone Is Waiting (~William Wei)HKUS$ 11.99
Stolen Moments [CD+DVD] (~Prudence Liew)HKUS$ 32.90
Super Junior Vol. 6 - Sexy, Free & Single [Repackage Version] (~Super Junior)HKN/A
The Fierce Wife Final Episode Original Soundtrack (~Movie Soundtrack, Freya Lim, Yisa Yu, Adrian Fu)HKUS$ 14.90
W [CD+DVD] (~Cheng Wendyz)HKUS$ 12.90
We + Andy Lau Cantonese Greatest Hits 2012 [3CD Limited Edition] (~Andy Lau)HKN/A
We + Andy Lau Mandarin Greatest Hits 2012 [3CD Limited Edition] (~Andy Lau)HKN/A
Where I Touch The Sky [CD+DVD] (~Vincy Chan)HKUS$ 15.90

    
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Blu-Ray Disc Movies (10)

A Dangerous Method (~Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen)HKUS$ 14.99
A Happy Event (~Louise Bourgoin, Pio Marma, Josiane Balasko)HKUS$ 28.90
Berryz Kobo Concert Tour 2012 Haru - Berryz Station (~Berryz Kobo)JPNUS$ 57.90
Kamen Rider Fourze Vol.7JPNUS$ 67.90
Lecca Live 2012 Jammin The Empire @ Nippon Budokan (~Lecca)JPNUS$ 56.90
May'n Special Concert BD 2012 May'n Go Ground At Yokohama Arena (~May'n)JPNUS$ 69.90
Moretsu Uchu Pirates 6JPNUS$ 59.90
Moretsu Uchu Pirates 6 [Limited Edition]JPNUS$ 66.90
Sengoku Collection Vol.4JPNUS$ 69.90
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Vol.2JPNUS$ 67.90

    
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Anime & Animation (5)

Kamen Rider Fourze Vol.7JPNUS$ 67.90
Moretsu Uchu Pirates 6JPNUS$ 59.90
Moretsu Uchu Pirates 6 [Limited Edition]JPNUS$ 66.90
Sengoku Collection Vol.4JPNUS$ 69.90
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Vol.2JPNUS$ 67.90
 
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Hong Kong Version Movie releases (7)

A Dangerous Method (~Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen)HKUS$ 14.99
A Dangerous Method (~Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen)HKUS$ 18.90
A Happy Event (~Louise Bourgoin, Pio Marma, Josiane Balasko)HKUS$ 28.90
A Happy Event (~Louise Bourgoin, Pio Marma, Josiane Balasko)HKUS$ 18.90
Declaration of War (~Valrie Donzelli, Jrmie Elkam, Csar Desseix)HKUS$ 16.90
Legend of The DragonHKUS$ 7.99
Pretty Little Liars: Season 2HKUS$ 59.90

    
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J-pop Concert Recordings (14)

Merry 10th Anniversary New Legend Of High Color 6 Days @ Ebisu Liquidroom [CD+DVD] (~Merry)JPNUS$ 74.90
Beast Complete History Box [Limited Edition] (~Beast)JPNUS$ 74.90
Berryz Kobo Concert Tour 2012 Haru - Berryz Station (~Berryz Kobo)JPNUS$ 57.90
Berryz Kobo Concert Tour 2012 Haru - Berryz Station (~Berryz Kobo)JPNUS$ 37.90
Best Live & Clips (~T-bolan)JPNUS$ 49.90
Best Live & Clips (~Wands)JPNUS$ 49.90
Independent Maze Film (~Lin)JPNUS$ 47.90
Lecca Live 2012 Jammin The Empire @ Nippon Budokan (~Lecca)JPNUS$ 56.90
Lecca Live 2012 Jammin The Empire @ Nippon Budokan (~Lecca)JPNUS$ 47.90
May'n Special Concert BD 2012 May'n Go Ground At Yokohama Arena (~May'n)JPNUS$ 69.90
May'n Special Concert DVD 2012 May'n Go Ground At Yokohama Arena (~May'n)JPNUS$ 61.90
Natural [Limited Edition Type A] (~Kome Kome Club)JPNN/A
Natural [Limited Edition Type B] (~Kome Kome Club)JPNN/A
Waking Up Tour 2012 - Live At Blues Alley Japan (~Mitsuru Sutoh)JPNUS$ 45.90

    
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