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Dec 31
Exit Tunes at C81!
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It’s the end of the year, which can only mean another Comiket. Quake will set up shop with an Exit Tunes booth at the 81st Comic Market, where they’ll be selling exclusive merchandise.

First up is the C81 Limited Extravagant 7-Piece Hatsune Miku Goods Set. For only 3,000 yen, you’ll get goods emblazoned with artwork from the various Vocalo series.

  • 1. Vocalostar feat. Hatsune Miku Muffler Towel – A scarf that doubles as a towel.
  • 2. Vocaloanthems feat. Hatsune Miku Mousepad – A mousepad featuring the cover art from Vocaloanthems.
  • 3. Vocalocluster feat. Hatsune Miku Tin Pen Case – A tin case for holding pens.
  • 4. Vocalocluster feat. Hatsune Miku Desk Mat – A reversible desk mat.
  • 5. Vocalogenesis feat. Hatsune Miku B3 Clear Poster – B3-size poster featuring artwork from Vocalogenesis
  • 6. Hatsune Miku 2012 Desk Calendar (CD Case Size) – A desk calendar with art from various Exit Tunes releases.
  • 7. Super Big Size Paper Bag – For holding all of your Hatsune Miku goods

More merchandise after the jump.

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Dec 30

Exit Tunes presents Gu -Sonna Fuinki de Utatte Mita-
Release Date: 12/21/11
Price: 1905 yen

First album from male utaite, Glutamine. Pre-order for a cellphone strap, mouse pad (1 of 6 designs), poster, and clear file. Retailer-exclusive presents include calendars, posters, talk CDs, bromides, iPhone stickers, and badges. Visit Glutamine’s official website for samples and more info.

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Dec 29

V.I.P. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Dance Trax DVD Mix 2
Release Date: 12/14/11 12/21/11 12/28/11
Price: 2171 yen

A special “DVD mix” of music videos from V.I.P. artists. It’s a shame they didn’t release a special Dancemania DVD this year. 🙁

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Dec 28

Toho Cyber Trance Akai Halozy Trance Collection
Release Date: 12/30/11
Price: 1000 yen (C81) or 1500 (Shop)

Well, if someone was going to make a Toho Trance album, it might as well have been Halozy. Halozy are a doujin circle comprising Sumijun (arrange), Hotaru (vocals), and others. I’m under the impression that Halozy’s Sumijun is the same person as Akiba Koubou’s Sumijun, but there’s no mention of AKBK on the Halozy website or vice versa. Anyway, Halozy are mostly known for their dance/trance arrangements, so I’m a bit surprised it took them this long to release a full-on toho trance album. Guest artists include Blue Twinkle, Irus, and crouka. You can listen to a crossfade demo on the official website.

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Dec 27

The Best of Non-Stop Toho Eurobeat 2011
Release Date: 12/30/11
Price: 1400 yen

Doujin release featuring eurobeat covers of popular touhou songs. Avex’s recent penchant for non-stop mixes seems to have infected A-One Records as well, as this release will be a non-stop mix featuring 16 songs from TEB Vol. 1-4 as well as 4 new tracks from Elementas feat. Shihori. The album will be available at Comiket 81. Those in attendance will also receive a limited 2012 Toho Eurobeat calendar.

Mixed by AKBK’s DJ Mocchi. Samples can be found on A-One’s official website.

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Dec 26

Utatte Mita Best Selection
Release Date: 3/7/12
Price: 1905 yen

At first I thought that this was just a rebranding of Akiba Koubou’s recent Utatte Mita Collection -The Best-, but the early track list is completely different and contains songs that haven’t been done by AKBK yet. Still a few repeats, though. You can’t have an AKBK album without “Zankoku na Tenshi no These.”

Announced artists include Kouhey, Yamadan, Nodoame, Anima, Yuge, Korosuke, and Hanatan.

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Dec 25

Etude No. 3 -Wakare no Kyoku- (Single)
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: 12/24/11
Price: $2.97

New single from rock-trance god, N.O.-SYO. Etude No. 3 -Wakare no Kyoku- (Music for Parting), also known as “Tristesse”, is a return to N.O.-SYO’s classical roots. None of the remixes really classify as trance, but there is a rockin’ Hard Rock version.

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Dec 25
Luv Euro 2 – Update
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Luv Euro 2
Release Date: 2/22/12
Price: 1886 yen

Originally scheduled for release in Winter 2011, Luv Euro 2 has been delayed until February of 2012. Apparently they needed the time to ensure they could use as many repeats as possible. “We Are” and “Gong” look like they’ll be new productions, though, and this’ll probably be the best way to hear Team KY’s “Run ‘n’ Gun.”

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Dec 24

Born in the USA (Single)
Artist: Captain Jack
Release Date: 12/19/11

Another new song from the new Captain Jack. This one’s a cover/remake of the Bruce Springsteen classic. Whereas the original was about Vietnam, CJ’s version updates the lyrics to be about more current situations.

Available on iTunes, Amazon, and Juno Download.

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Dec 24

V.I.P. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Dance Trax VIII
Release Date: 12/21/11
Price: 1200 yen

Download selection featuring 12 tracks from V.I.P. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Dance Trax VIII plus 2 other random EMI tracks.

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Dec 23

Saifam Speed – November/December 2011
Artist: Various Artists

Technically these are all December releases since Saifam didn’t release anything in November. It’s another random selection of songs, ranging from Rihanna to Colplay feat. Rihanna.

SPE176 – [4:06] Pumped Up Kicks (AR Speedo remix) / Speedogang
SPE177 – [3:52] We Found Love (AR Speed remix) / Speedogang
SPE178 – [4:57] Princess of China (The Factory Speed mix) / Speedmaster
SPE179 – [4:43] Tainted Love (Speed remix) / Speedogang

Dec 23

Exit Tunes presents 10 dai Utatte Mita Live! Best 2
Release Date: 11/16/11
Price: 1905 yen

Second release in the series featuring Utatte Mita…live! Bonuses include a fake credit card, strap, and poster.

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Dec 22

Exit Tunes presents GUMish from Megpoid
Release Date: 12/21/11
Price: 1905 yen

Third album featuring Megpoid, following GUMism and GUMitive. Order early for a smartphone sticker, cellphone strap, fake credit card, mouse pad (1 of 4 designs), poster, and clear file. There are also retailer-exclusive presents, such as a tote bag from Tsutaya Records or a 2012 calendar from Animate. Visit the official site for samples and more info.

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Dec 22

Hakanaki wa Tsukikage no Gotoku (Disko Warp Master Mix)
Artist: Sugano feat. Shironegi
Release Date: 12/13/11
Price: FREE

New Disko Warp remix of the song originally found on Toho Eurobeat Vol. 3. The remix is available for free at Bandcamp. Sounds like he opted for an 80s disco sound for the remix, and I think it works great. It makes me yearn for an Anim80s 2, though. 🙁

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Dec 21

Werewolf Boyfriend Remixes (Single)
Artist: Fright Ranger
Release Date: 10/31/11
Price: $6

Released in commemoration of the latest Twilight movie. Okay, technically it was released to celebrate Halloween, but I suspect Pete is a secret Twihard anyway. 😛 This remix EP features contributions from DJ Command, J-Mi & Midi-D, and Magic Hammer among others. The eurobeat remixes are my favorites, but all of the remixes are suitably spooky. 😀

The EP is available on Bandcamp and iTunes. The iTunes release comes with two bonus tracks.

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