Chouzetsu Kamikyoku Anime On! -Vol. 2- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 6, 2014

Chouzetsu Kamikyoku Anime On! -Vol. 2-
Release Date: 12/22/13
Price: 1500 yen

A new Akiba Koubou anime compilation that appears to be a tie-up with a live online show called “Anime On!“. The opening theme is composed by DJ Command. Available exclusively through Asahi Productions or from AKBK’s upcoming New Year’s tour.

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6Apr

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 21 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 31, 2014

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 21
Release Date: 4/2/14
Price: 1905 yen

Update (4/1/14): The album is up on iTunes Japan, and despite the fewer tracks it’s still 1800 yen. Also, the track lengths I posted previously were apparently for the iTunes release. The CD version is definitely a non-stop mix, as the edits are a bit shorter than the digital release.

The first SATB release of 2014 is out this week, and the announcement that it’ll only have 15 tracks is like an admission that the series is on its last legs. Cutting the number of tracks is a frequent cost-saving measure when sales slow down. Dancemania went from ~25 down to 18, Super Eurobeat went from 18 to 15, and even the original Exit Trance series went from 48 to 24 to 20 before they stopped completely.

MK gets the most tracks with 4, with Dizzi Mystica not far behind with 3. Icon, plazma, and Hommarju get 2 each, while the remaining tracks are split between Flash back dominant and kinoto. Acid=Stone Valley, who only made his return to the series a couple of albums ago, makes no appearance here. The Exit Tunes website is still advertising the CD as a non-stop mix, though the edits are quite long given the number of tracks.

Bonus items include a strap, bath poster, and postcard. They can’t even afford the clear files anymore ;_;

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31Mar

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 21 – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on March 16, 2014

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 21
Release Date: 4/2/14
Price: 1905 yen

The first SATB release of 2014 is coming out in a few weeks, and the announcement that it’ll only have 15 tracks is like an admission that the series is on its last legs. Cutting the number of tracks is a frequent cost-saving measure when sales slow down. Dancemania went from ~25 down to 18, Super Eurobeat went from 18 to 15, and even the original Exit Trance series went from 48 to 24 to 20 before they stopped completely.

MK gets the most tracks with 4, with Dizzi Mystica not far behind with 3. Icon, plazma, and Hommarju get 2 each, while the remaining tracks are split between Flash back dominant and kinoto. Acid=Stone Valley, who only made his return to the series a couple of albums ago, makes no appearance here. The Exit Tunes website is still advertising the CD as a non-stop mix, though the edits are quite long given the number of tracks.

Bonus items include a strap, bath poster, and postcard. They can’t even afford the clear files anymore ;_;

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16Mar

Anison Euroid Mix ~Mahou Shoujo Hen~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 13, 2014

Anison Euroid Mix ~Mahou Shoujo Hen~
Release Date: 4/25/14
Price: 1800 yen

The second entry in the Anison Euroid series, which pairs eurobeat anison covers with vocoder vocals. The first album was recently made available digitally worldwide, such as on Amazon MP3. It doesn’t sound like they used Vocaloid, though. I think they just took the existing vocals and tweaked them to sound like Vocaloid. I have no idea what the hell the point of that is.

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13Mar

Anison “Kamikyoku” Cover Mix!! -2nd Season- – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on March 12, 2014

Anison “Kamikyoku” Cover Mix!! -2nd Season-
Release Date: 3/12/14
Price: 1600 yen

Formerly exclusive to Tsutaya, this Akiba Koubou compilation is now receiving a wide release.

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12Mar

Super Anime Freak -School Selection- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 28, 2014

Super Anime Freak -School Selection-
Release Date: 2/26/14
Price: 1667 yen

The third of three releases in the new Super Anime Freak series. This entry features songs from school anime. Not a single new track in sight.

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28Feb

Super Anime Freak -Girls Selection- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 27, 2014

Super Anime Freak -Girls Selection-
Release Date: 2/26/14
Price: 1667 yen

The second of three releases in the new Super Anime Freak series. This entry features songs from girls anime. The only new song is the lead track, “Fantastic future.”

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27Feb

Super Anime Freak -Battle Selection- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 26, 2014

Super Anime Freak -Battle Selection-
Release Date: 2/26/14
Price: 1667 yen

A new anime eurobeat series from Akiba Koubou. This first volume features songs from mecha anime. There are two new productions: “Preserved Roses” and “Terminated.”

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26Feb

Junjou Karem!! Anison Cover Mix!! – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 13, 2014

Junjou Karem!! Anison Cover Mix!!
Release Date: 2/12/14
Price: 1714 yen

Another release in Akiba Koubou’s Anison Cover Mix!! series. Only 2 new tracks, blech.

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13Feb

Super Anime Freak -School Selection- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 12, 2014

Super Anime Freak -School Selection-
Release Date: 2/26/14
Price: 1667 yen

The third of three releases in the new Super Anime Freak series. This entry features songs from school anime. All of the announced songs so far are repeats.

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12Feb

Super Anime Freak -Girls Selection- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 11, 2014

Super Anime Freak -Girls Selection-
Release Date: 2/26/14
Price: 1667 yen

The second of three releases in the new Super Anime Freak series. This entry features songs from girls anime. The song from “H2O” is listed as “mitei” (pending), so there’s a chance that could be new. Everything else that’s been announced so far is a repeat.

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11Feb

Super Anime Freak -Battle Selection- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 10, 2014

Super Anime Freak -Battle Selection-
Release Date: 2/26/14
Price: 1667 yen

A new anison cover compilation series. When I first saw the title I thought it was somehow related to Avex’s old Super Dance Freak series, but it’s actually yet another Akiba Kouou produced series. This first of three entries features songs from mecha anime series. So far there have been no new songs announced.

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10Feb

Anison Euroid Mix ~Gakuen Seifuku Hen~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 15, 2014

Anison Euroid Mix ~Gakuen Seifuku Hen~
Release Date: 1/10/14
Price: 1800 yen

Another anison cover release from Akiba Koubou, this time with vocoder vocals. There’s no mention of Vocaloid, so I wonder what they used for the vocals? Mixed by DJ Mocchi.

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15Jan

Anison Cover Denshou!! -Be Happy- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 14, 2014

Anison Cover Denshou!! -Be Happy-
Release Date: 1/8/14
Price: 1714 yen

Another anison cover release from Akiba Koubou. I believe the only new production is “Magi Love 2000%.”

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14Jan

Junjou Karem!! Anison Cover Mix!! – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 13, 2014

Junjou Karem!! Anison Cover Mix!!
Release Date: 2/12/14
Price: 1714 yen

Another release in Akiba Koubou’s Anison Cover Mix!! series. 25 tracks are scheduled, and so far most of the announced tracks are repeats. One of the interesting new productions will be a cover of “Say No!,” which was released by Exit Tunes as a single last year.

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13Jan