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20. May, 2011 18:41 (HKT)

Vocaloids in grey - Wowaka - Unhappy Refrain, Korean boy band 2PM - Take Off, Perfume - Laser Beam, Kat-Tun - White & 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.

Hatsune Miku and the vocaloids create a path for many talented and aspiring musicians. Wowaka tried his hand in writing music in 2009 and showed his keen sense of rhythm and his grasp of his generation's wants with Grey Zone ni te.

In 2011, he published his album Unhappy Refrain - the album comes with three new songs and many Vocaloid chart toppers. Instead of using colorful images with his songs, he uses stylish graphics in monotone. The crystalline clear voice of Miku and the techno beat merges together, bringing the Vocaloids beyond the realm of cute.

Breaking out of the mold of androgynous idols, the Korean boy band 2PM's fame spread through Asia like a blaze. The group brings their wild masculinity to Japan with Take Off, the ending theme of this season's hit anime Ao no Exorcist. The energetic dance beat fits the fast pace story of the anime, filling listeners with fizzy energy.



J-Pop Music releases (112)

Alberto Golden Best (~Alberto)JPNUS$ 19.90
Atarashii Hikari (~9mm Parabellum Bullet)JPNUS$ 9.90
Aya Hisakawa Golden Best (~Aya Hisakawa)JPNN/A
Beauty (~Issei Noro Inspirits)JPNUS$ 29.90
Cha-cha Golden Best (~Cha-cha)JPNUS$ 19.90
Circle Cycle (~Kou Shibasaki)JPNUS$ 28.90
Circle Cycle [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Kou Shibasaki)JPNUS$ 33.90
Dawns (~Mito)JPNUS$ 26.90
Dear (~Mika Nakashima)HKUS$ 9.90
Denwa [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Tamurapan)JPNN/A
Empowerment (~Sing Like Talking)JPNUS$ 28.90
Esperanza (~Kana Nishino)JPNUS$ 11.90
Etc Works2 (~Mongol800)JPNUS$ 25.90
Exit Tunes Presents Judai Utattemita Live BestJPNUS$ 19.90
Five Treasure Island (~Ftisland)JPNUS$ 29.90
Five Treasure Island [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~Ftisland)JPNN/A
Five Treasure Island [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B] (~Ftisland)JPNN/A
Gao Golden Best (~Gao)JPNUS$ 19.90
Golden Best Akiba Yutaka To Arrow Knights (~Yutaka Akiba, Arrow Knights)JPNUS$ 19.90
Golden Best Casiopea (~Casiopea)JPNUS$ 28.90
Golden Best Char (~Char)JPNUS$ 19.90
Golden Best Diamantes 1999-2006 (~Diamantes)JPNUS$ 19.90
Golden Best Eri Hiramatsu (~Eri Hiramatsu)JPNUS$ 19.90
Golden Best Himekami (~Himekami)JPNUS$ 28.90
Golden Best Johnny, Louis & Char (~Johnny, Louis, Char)JPNUS$ 19.90
Golden Best Kenjiro Sakiya (~Kenjiro Sakiya)JPNUS$ 19.90
Golden Best Kitaro (~Kitaro)JPNUS$ 28.90
Golden Best Mie Nakao (~Mie Nakao)JPNUS$ 19.90
Golden Best Moriyama Ryoko Satokibi Batake (~Ryoko Moriyama)JPNUS$ 28.90
Golden Best Sanada Hiroyuki - Epic Years (~Hiroyuki Sanada)JPNUS$ 19.90
Golden Best Yoninbayashi (~Yoninbayashi)JPNUS$ 28.90
Golden Best Yoninbayashi (~Yoninbayashi)JPNN/A
Golden Best Yoshida Takuro - Words & Melodies (~Takuro Yoshida)JPNUS$ 28.90
Hanryu Ai To Kanashimi No Senritsu (~Yoonan)JPNUS$ 23.90
Hatsukoi (~Miu Sakamoto)JPNUS$ 22.90
Hatsukoi [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Miu Sakamoto)JPNUS$ 25.90
High-ball [Limited Edition Type A] (~High-ball)JPNUS$ 29.90
High-ball [Type B] (~High-ball)JPNUS$ 24.90
J-Cover 80's Dance & BalladeJPNUS$ 29.90
Joji Tokoro Golden Best (~Joji Tokoro)JPNUS$ 19.90
Kiyotaka Sugiyama & Omega Trive Golden Best (~Kiyotaka Sugiyama, Omega Trive)JPNUS$ 19.90
Kodo No Himitsu / Sayonra Arigato [CD+DVD Jacket C] (~Tokyo Girls' Style)JPNUS$ 14.90
Kodo No Himitsu / Sayonra Arigato [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket A] (~Tokyo Girls' Style)JPNUS$ 14.90
Kodo No Himitsu / Sayonra Arigato [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket B] (~Tokyo Girls' Style)JPNUS$ 14.90
Kodo No Himitsu / Sayonra Arigato [Jacket D] (~Tokyo Girls' Style)JPNUS$ 4.99
Kokoro No Soko Ni Toka Tomose (~Eastern Youth)JPNUS$ 28.90
La Buffo (~Big Porno)JPNUS$ 9.90
Laser Beam / Kasukana Kaori (~Perfume)JPNUS$ 9.90
Laser Beam / Kasukana Kaori [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Perfume)JPNN/A
Masaki Matsubara Golden Best (~Masaki Matsubara)JPNUS$ 19.90
Masuda Mia Golden Best (~Mia Masuda)JPNUS$ 19.90
Michiru Kojima Golden Best (~Michiru Kojima)JPNUS$ 19.90
Mito Archive 1999-2010 (~Mito)JPNUS$ 30.90
Moment (~Kokia)JPNUS$ 39.99
Moment With The Secret Of A Moment - Moment No Tsukurikata [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Kokia)JPNN/A
Momoko Kikuchi Golden Best (~Momoko Kikuchi)JPNUS$ 19.90
Motto / Hikari (~Abe Mao)JPNUS$ 9.90
Mr. Taxi / Run Devil Run [CD+DVD Limited Edition A] (~Girls' Generation)HKN/A
Mr. Taxi / Run Devil Run [CD+DVD Limited Edition B] (~Girls' Generation)HKN/A
Nami Hirai Golden Best (~Nami Hirai)JPNUS$ 19.90
Never Stop (~The Gospellers)JPNUS$ 9.90
Ohashi Eriko Golden Best (~Eriko Ohhashi)JPNUS$ 19.90
One (~Depapepe)JPNUS$ 29.90
One [CD+DVD Limited Pressing] (~Depapepe)JPNN/A
Open The Door (~Hiroko)JPNUS$ 23.90
Open The Door [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Hiroko)JPNUS$ 19.99
Otsu (~Cro-magnon, Hyoge Mono)JPNN/A
Parachute Golden Best (~Parachute)JPNUS$ 19.90
Paradigm Shift (~Junca Amaoto)JPNUS$ 8.99
Pink Cloud Golden Best (~Pink Cloud)JPNUS$ 19.90
Pink Raggae (~Dj Sasa With Pink Beat Bop)JPNUS$ 21.90
Promise (~Tomoyasu Hotei)JPNUS$ 7.90
Promise [Limited Edition] (~Tomoyasu Hotei)JPNUS$ 14.90
Raft (~Miku Kakoi)JPNUS$ 23.90
Respect J-Pop (~Dj Sasa With Island Souls)JPNUS$ 19.90
Shimada Nami Golden Best (~Nami Shimada)JPNUS$ 19.90
Super Duper Galaxy (~LM.C)JPNUS$ 9.90
Super Duper Galaxy [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~LM.C)JPNUS$ 6.99
Super Duper Galaxy [CD+Goods Limited Edition Type B] (~LM.C)JPNN/A
Take Off (~2pm)JPNUS$ 11.90
Take Off [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~2pm)JPNUS$ 17.90
Take Off [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~2pm)HKN/A
Take Off [CD+Photobook Limited Edition Type B] (~2pm)HKUS$ 14.90
Take Off [Limited Edition Type B] (~2pm)JPNUS$ 15.90
Take Off [Limited Pressing] (~2pm)JPNN/A
Takio Ito & Takio Band Golden Best (~Takio Ito, Takio Band)JPNUS$ 19.90
Tears - Sweet Love J-R&BJPNUS$ 24.90
Tonbo Chan Golden Best (~Tonbo Chan)JPNUS$ 19.90
Tsuki No Uragawa [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket D Type A] (~Diva)JPNUS$ 15.90
Tsuki No Uragawa [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket E Type B] (~Diva)JPNUS$ 15.90
Tsuki No Uragawa [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket F Type C] (~Diva)JPNUS$ 15.90
Tsuki No Uragawa [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket Type A] (~Diva)JPNUS$ 15.90
Tsuki No Uragawa [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket Type B] (~Diva)JPNUS$ 15.90
Tsuki No Uragawa [CD+DVD Limited Edition Jacket Type C] (~Diva)JPNUS$ 15.90
Unhappy Refrain (~Wowaka)JPNUS$ 41.99
Utopia (~Koichi Sato)JPNUS$ 28.90
Vermilion [CD+DVD Jacket A] (~Nightmare)JPNUS$ 17.90
Vermilion [CD+DVD Jacket B] (~Nightmare)JPNUS$ 17.90
Vermilion [Jacket C] (~Nightmare)JPNUS$ 11.90
Vivid Moments (~Hitomi Yaida)JPNUS$ 28.90
Vivid Moments [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Hitomi Yaida)JPNUS$ 36.90
White (~Kat-tun)JPNUS$ 11.90
White - First Press (~Kat-tun)JPNN/A
White [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Kat-tun)JPNN/A
Your Luv [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~Mblaq)HKUS$ 14.90
Your Luv [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B] (~Mblaq)HKUS$ 14.90
Yuji Toriyama Golden Best Pony Canyon Years (~Yuji Toriyama)JPNUS$ 5.99
Yukihiro Takahashi Golden Best (~Yukihiro Takahashi)JPNUS$ 19.90
Yuko Nito Golden Best (~Yuko Nito)JPNUS$ 19.90
Yuma Nakamura Golden Best - Vap Years (~Yuma Nakamura)JPNUS$ 19.90
Yumemigaoka (~The Rootless)JPNN/A
Yumemigaoka [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~The Rootless)JPNN/A

    
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ENKA Music releases (10)

Golden Best Masako Mori (~Masako Mori)JPNUS$ 28.90
Golden Best Mood Kayo Hen (~Sam Taylor)JPNUS$ 28.90
Kettei Ban Kokuminteki Enka Kashu Fujiyama Ichiro Zenshu Vol.1 - Eiko No Kiseki (~Ichiro Fujiyama)JPNUS$ 45.90
Kettei Ban Kokuminteki Enka Kashu Fujiyama Ichiro Zenshu Vol.2 - Kicho Na Isan (~Ichiro Fujiyama)JPNUS$ 45.90
Koga Masao To Sono Jidai Meiji Daigaku Mandolin Club Showa Kayo Wo Kanaderu (~Meiji Daigaku Mandolin Club)JPNUS$ 33.90
Koi Ga Chiru (~Miki Matsukawa)JPNUS$ 11.90
Mieko Makimura Golden Best - Vap Years (~Mieko Makimura)JPNUS$ 19.90
Sakura No Gotoku Hiren (~Fuyumi Sakamoto)JPNUS$ 11.90
Shiawase Arigato (~Kumiko Ishigami)JPNUS$ 11.90
Tetsuya Ryu Golden Best (~Tetsuya Ryu)JPNUS$ 19.90

    
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Anime Soundtracks & Drama CDs (14)

Astarotte No Omocha Character Song CD Vol.2 Asuha / NaoyaJPNUS$ 11.90
Clock Zero Shuen No Ichibyo Drama CD (~Daisuke Namikawa, Tomoaki Maeno, Kosuke Toriumi)JPNUS$ 39.90
Hanaoni - Koisomeru Toki Eikyu No Shirushi Drama CDJPNUS$ 43.90
Kagerou (Sengoku Otome - Momoiro Paradox Intro & Outro Theme) (~Tenka Toritai)JPNUS$ 9.90
Kagerou (Sengoku Otome - Momoiro Paradox Intro & Outro Theme) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Tenka Toritai)JPNUS$ 19.90
Kokurikozaka Kara / From Kokuriko Hill Image Album - Piano Sketch Shu (~Satoshi Takebe)JPNUS$ 23.90
Manatsu No Photograph (Astarotte No Omocha Outro Theme) (~Azusa)JPNUS$ 9.10
Sengoku Otome - Momoiro Paradox - Character CD Single: Sengoku Groove (~Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nobunaga Oda, Mitsuhide Akechi, ...)JPNUS$ 9.99
Virtua Fighter 5 Original SondtrackJPNN/A
Watashi No Shitsuji On Mild Taste Drama CDJPNUS$ 21.90
Whole New World God Only Knows (The World God Only Knows II Intro Theme) (~Oratorio The World God Only Knows)JPNUS$ 12.90
Zone-00 Drama CD Geki-I Section CherryJPNUS$ 28.90
Zone-00 Drama CD Geki-II Section KnightJPNUS$ 28.90
Zone-00 Image Album Kyo Ver.QJPNUS$ 23.90

    
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Hong Kong Version Music releases (20)

After 75 Years (~Macy Chen)HKUS$ 17.90
Alice Lau Greatest Hits [Warner+EMI Golden Reissue Series Gold Disc] (~Alice Lau)HKUS$ 10.90
Angus Tung Greatest Hits [3CD] (~Angus Tung)HKUS$ 24.90
Because Of You New + Best Selections [Warner+EMI Golden Reissue Series Gold Disc] (~Eric Moo)HKUS$ 9.90
Chow Kai Seng Greatest Hits [Warner+EMI Golden Reissue Series Gold Disc] (~Chow Kai Seng)HKN/A
Dear (~Mika Nakashima)HKUS$ 9.90
Diva (~Emil Chau)HKUS$ 14.90
Eddie Ng Greatest Hits [Warner+EMI Golden Reissue Series Gold Disc] (~Eddie Ng)HKUS$ 9.90
Mr. Taxi / Run Devil Run [CD+DVD Limited Edition A] (~Girls' Generation)HKN/A
Mr. Taxi / Run Devil Run [CD+DVD Limited Edition B] (~Girls' Generation)HKN/A
On and On [CD+DVD] (~Andy Hui)HKUS$ 14.90
People Sing For People [Limited Edition CD+DVD] (~Mr.)HKUS$ 11.50
Recycle [K2HD] (~K.C. Lee)HKN/A
Saint O'Clock Special Edition [CD+DVD] (~2AM)HKUS$ 17.90
Spring/Summer 2011 [CD+DVD] (~Stephanie Cheng)HKN/A
Take Off [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~2pm)HKN/A
Take Off [CD+Photobook Limited Edition Type B] (~2pm)HKUS$ 14.90
Valen Hsu Greatest Hits [3CD] (~Valen Hsu)HKN/A
Your Luv [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type A] (~Mblaq)HKUS$ 14.90
Your Luv [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B] (~Mblaq)HKUS$ 14.90

    
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Blu-ray Disc Movies (22)

10th Anniversary - Fantasia In Tokyo Dome (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 63.90
Ai Loves You I Love Ai (~Ai Takahashi)JPNUS$ 57.90
Beautiful Lies (~Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, ...)HKUS$ 25.90
Eternity Love & Songs - At Billboard Live (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 47.90
Gulliver's Travels [2D+3D] (~Jack Black, Emily Blunt, ...)HKUS$ 26.99
Hello! Project 2011 Winter - Kange Shinsen Matsuri - Kanzen Ban (~Hello! Project)JPNUS$ 95.90
Isekai No Seikishi Monogatari Blu-ray BoxJPNUS$ 285.90
Jiang Hu - The Triad Zone (~Tony Leung, Sandra Ng, ...)HKUS$ 21.99
Le Refuge (~Isabelle Carre, Louis-Ronan Choisy)HKUS$ 56.90
Live Tour 2006-2007 - Second Session (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 63.90
Live Tour 2008 - Kingdom (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 63.90
Live Tour 2010 Universe (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 63.90
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas Chapter 2 Vol.4JPNUS$ 71.90
Shanghai Grand (~Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau, ...)HKUS$ 19.99
Shinryaku! Ikamusume / The Invader Comes From The Bottom Of The Sea! 6JPNUS$ 67.90
Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru 5JPNUS$ 63.90
Supernova (~Peter Fonda, Luke Perry, ...)HKUS$ 14.90
The Thin Red Line (~George Clooney, Jim Caviezel, ...)HKUS$ 13.99
The Wynners Live Concert 2011 (~Wynners)HKN/A
Tiger Cage 2 <div class="ext ext_"></div> (~Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, ...)HKN/A
To Be Number One (~Lui Leung Wai, Yip Tung, ...)HKUS$ 19.99
Wild Life (~Hikaru Utada)JPNUS$ 52.90

    
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Anime & Animation (17)

Barbie FairytopiaHKUS$ 12.90
Barbie: The Princess And The PauperHKUS$ 11.99
Fist of the North Star Ch.3: Legends Of Roah: Fierce Fight <div class="ext ext_dts-es">dts-es</div>HKUS$ 12.90
Fullmetal Alchemist [Vol. 13-16]HKUS$ 44.90
Handy Manny: Big Construction JobHKUS$ 11.99
Handy Manny: Movie NightHKUS$ 11.99
Heart Catch Pre Cure! 15JPNUS$ 37.90
Heart Catch Pre Cure! 16JPNUS$ 37.90
Isekai No Seikishi Monogatari Blu-ray BoxJPNUS$ 285.90
Marie & Gali Ver2.0JPNUS$ 77.90
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas Chapter 2 Vol.4JPNUS$ 71.90
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas Chapter 2 Vol.4JPNUS$ 61.90
Shinryaku! Ikamusume / The Invader Comes From The Bottom Of The Sea! 6JPNUS$ 67.90
Shinryaku! Ikamusume / The Invader Comes From The Bottom Of The Sea! 6JPNUS$ 57.90
Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru 5JPNUS$ 63.90
Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru 5JPNUS$ 50.90
Tokimeki Recipe Italian No Maki - Seiichi Morita & Junichi MiyakeJPNUS$ 37.90

    
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Hong Kong Version Movie releases (29)

1941 (~John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, ...)HKUS$ 12.90
American Pie: Band Camp <div class="ext ext_dts">dts</div> (~Eugene Levy, Tad Hilgenbrinck, ...)HKUS$ 6.99
Barbie FairytopiaHKUS$ 12.90
Barbie: The Princess And The PauperHKUS$ 11.99
Batman Begins (~Christian Bale, Michael Caine, ...)HKUS$ 11.99
Beautiful Lies (~Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, ...)HKUS$ 15.90
Beautiful Lies (~Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, ...)HKUS$ 25.90
Fist of the North Star Ch.3: Legends Of Roah: Fierce Fight <div class="ext ext_dts-es">dts-es</div>HKUS$ 12.90
Francois Ozon Golden Collection (~Francois Ozon)HKUS$ 21.90
Francois Ozon Platinum Collection (~Francois Ozon)HKUS$ 21.90
Fullmetal Alchemist [Vol. 13-16]HKUS$ 44.90
Gulliver's Travels [2D+3D] (~Jack Black, Emily Blunt, ...)HKUS$ 26.99
Handy Manny: Big Construction JobHKUS$ 11.99
Handy Manny: Movie NightHKUS$ 11.99
Ikimonogakari No Minasan Konnitour 2010 - Nandemo Arena [2DVD] (~Ikimonogakari)HKN/A
Jiang Hu - The Triad Zone (~Tony Leung, Sandra Ng, ...)HKUS$ 21.99
Lady Gaga: One Sequin At A Time (~Lady Gaga)HKUS$ 14.90
Le Refuge (~Isabelle Carre, Louis-Ronan Choisy)HKUS$ 15.90
Le Refuge (~Isabelle Carre, Louis-Ronan Choisy)HKUS$ 56.90
Morning Glory (~Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, ...)HKUS$ 6.99
Pope Joan (~Johanna Wokalek, David Wenham, ...)HKUS$ 12.90
Shanghai Grand (~Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau, ...)HKUS$ 19.99
Supernova (~Peter Fonda, Luke Perry, ...)HKUS$ 14.90
The Man Behind The King's SpeechHKUS$ 12.90
The Thin Red Line (~George Clooney, Jim Caviezel, ...)HKUS$ 13.99
The Wynners Live Concert 2011 (~Wynners)HKN/A
Tiger Cage 2 <div class="ext ext_"></div> (~Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, ...)HKN/A
To Be Number One (~Lui Leung Wai, Yip Tung, ...)HKUS$ 19.99
Wild Life [2DVD] (~Hikaru Utada)HKN/A

    
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J-Pop DVD releases (12)

10th Anniversary - Fantasia In Tokyo Dome (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 63.90
10th Anniversary - Fantasia In Tokyo Dome (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 53.90
2010 Special Concert In Yokohama [Limited Edition] (~Choshinsei)JPNN/A
Ai Loves You I Love Ai (~Ai Takahashi)JPNUS$ 57.90
Eternity Love & Songs - At Billboard Live (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 47.90
Hello! Project 2011 Winter - Kange Shinsen Matsuri - Kanzen Ban (~Hello! Project)JPNUS$ 95.90
Kawamura Ryuichi No Mic No Speakers Concert Sekai Isan Angkor Isekigun vs Ryuichi Kawamura Kamigami No Tasogare (~Ryuichi Kawamura)JPNUS$ 59.90
Live Tour 2006-2007 - Second Session (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 63.90
Live Tour 2008 - Kingdom (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 63.90
Live Tour 2010 Universe (~Kumi Koda)JPNUS$ 63.90
Tsuruno 8 (~Takeshi Tsuruno)JPNUS$ 57.90
Wild Life (~Hikaru Utada)JPNUS$ 52.90

    
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