Anime Euro Best ~Girls Edition~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 27, 2010

Anime Euro Best ~Girls Edition~
Release Date: 1/19/11
Price: 2286 yen

The Anime Euro Best series continues with an edition focusing on girl anime themes. 13 tracks have been announced, and so far they’re all repeats. Assuming that there will be 16 tracks on the final list, that means there’ll only be 3 new tracks.

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27Dec

Utatte Mita! Uta Gassen – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 15, 2010

Utatte Mita! Uta Gassen ~Minna de Tanoshiku Utacchai Mashita~
Release Date: 12/1/10
Price: 2405 yen

Spiritual successor to last December’s hit release, Nikonikouhaku ~Minna de Tanoshiku Asonjaimashita~. Once again produced by Akiba Koubou.

DJ Command fans will be happy to know that he’s responsible for 4 of the tracks here, though only two are new, with the other two being re-sings. In fact, there are a lot of old productions with new vocals on this. There are also guest producers like Sumijun, Asahi, and DJ Katsu.

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15Dec

J-Pop Extra Beat Densetsu – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 14, 2010

J-Pop Extra Beat Densetsu
Release Date: 11/3/10
Price: 2284 yen

There’s a surprising amount of 2bad on this. He has a total of 6 songs on the album, the same as valle blanco (though he may actually have 7; I forget who did “Ai ga Tomaranai”). Rayto has 4 tracks, though most of them are repeats or resings from other albums. And although there are two DJ Command songs, only one of them is new.

I got my copy of this the other day and it’s a pretty enjoyable listen and almost makes up for the repeat-fest known as Anime Euro Best ~Robot Edition~. While this also contains a fair number of repeats, the new songs are worth it. Standouts include “Linda Linda,” “Return to Myself,” and “Sekai de Ichiban Atsui Natsu.”

The digital version available at iTunes includes full-length tracks. Unfortunately, it’s 1800 yen and isn’t even iTunes Plus.

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14Dec

Utatte Mita! Uta Gassen – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 17, 2010

Utatte Mita! Uta Gassen ~Minna de Tanoshiku Utacchai Mashita~
Release Date: 12/1/10
Price: 2405 yen

Spiritual successor to last December’s hit release, Nikonikouhaku ~Minna de Tanoshiku Asonjaimashita~. Once again produced by Akiba Koubou, expect appearances by popular Utatte Mita singers such as Yamadan, Hagane Tsuwamono, Usa, Hana-tan, Korosuke, Nodame, and Ayumi Nomiya.

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17Oct

J-Pop Extra Beat Densetsu – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 30, 2010

J-Pop Extra Beat Densetsu
Release Date: 11/3/10
Price: 2284 yen

A new series from Dreamusic and Akiba Koubou featuring eurobeat covers of J-Pop songs. A few of these tracks have previously been covered by Akiba Koubou, but for the most part it appears that we’ll be getting fresh material. Ouendan fan that I am, “Linda Linda” excites me the most.

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30Sep

Anime Euro Best ~Robot Edition~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 15, 2010

Anime Euro Best RobotAnime Euro Best ~Robot Edition~
Release Date: 9/15/10
Price: 2284 yen

Perhaps they should’ve just called it “Repeat Edition”? All but 3 of the tracks are repeats from the Super Anime Remix series. In fact, “Sousei no Aquarion” and “Shangri-La” were among the tracks that Akiba Koubou first produced when they started in 2008.

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15Sep

Anime Euro Best ~Robot Edition~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 26, 2010

Anime Euro Best RobotAnime Euro Best ~Robot Edition~
Release Date: 9/15/10
Price: 2284 yen

The second release of the AEB series has robot-themed anime themes as a, umm, theme. All of the songs announced so far have already been done (in some cases, to death) by Akiba Koubou. There should be 18 tracks in all.

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26Jul

Niconikoushien ~Minna Yakyuu Sukika!?~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 13, 2010

Nico Nico KoushienNiconikoushien ~Minna Yakyuu Sukika!?~ – Pre-release Info~
Release Date: 7/21/10
Price: 2405 yen

Dizzi Mystica returns? On a eurobeat compilation?! ‘Tis true. While the bulk of this baseball-themed eurobeat album is handled by Akiba Koubou artists, Dizzi Mystica and kors k also make surprise appearances. As for the Akiba Koubou artists, valle blanco gets the most tracks with 5. DJ Command comes in next with 4, while Rayto gets 2 and 2bad gets only 1.

Akiba Koubou just created a YouTube account, and have put up an adorable preview video:

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13Jul

Smile.dk – Party Around the World – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 12, 2010

Party Around the WorldParty Around the World ~Nico Nico.dk ga Yattekitaaaaaa~
Release Date: 7/21/10
Price: 2405 yen

Party Around the World finally gets a Japanese release courtesy of Dreamusic, and they went all out for it. In addition to the first-ever release of “Butterfly ’09” on a physical CD, the Japanese edition also includes two, new bonus remixes of “Koko Soko”!! Orange Summer, who previously did a remix of “Boys” for Hime Trance 2, provides a trance remix. Meanwhile, Akiba Koubou give the track a Japanese eurobeat remix. Samples can be found at Dreamusic’s special Smile.dk website: http://www.dreamusic.co.jp/sp/smile_dk/

Billed as the “Koko, Soko, Asoko!! Song,” Smile.dk’s “Koko Soko” is making waves in Japan. It’s currently sitting at number 17 on the ZIP-FM Dance Charts and will no doubt move up even more in following weeks. Dreamusic have even put up a music video of sorts:

Oh, and even though the early list didn’t have “Heal My Broken Heart” listed, it is indeed on the final track list.

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12Jul

Niconikoushien ~Minna Yakyuu Sukika!?~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 19, 2010

NiconikoushienNico Nico Koushien ~Minna Yakyuu Sukika!?~
Release Date: 7/21/10
Price: 2405 yen

A baseball-themed sequel to Nikonikouhaku. Akiba Koubou will be producing once again, though it’s unclear if the songs will still be done in a eurobeat style.

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19Jun

Smile.dk – Party Around the World – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 7, 2010

Party Around the WorldParty Around the World ~Nico Nico dk ga Yattekitaaaaaa~
Release Date: 7/21/10
Price: 2405 yen

Party Around the World finally gets a Japanese release almost two years after it originally came out. Oddly, the Almighty mix of “Heal My Broken Heart” has been replaced with the new United Forces version of “Butterfly.” There should be enough room on the CD for both, though, and I’m still hoping for more bonus mixes.

Update! CDJapan’s description mentions that there’ll also be trance and eurobeat versions of “Butterfly,” for a total of 15 tracks.

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7Jun

Anime Euro Best ~School Edition~ – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on May 14, 2010

Anime Euro BestAnime Euro Best ~School Edition~
Release Date: 5/12/10
Price: 2284 yen

I just got my copy and for those wondering, it’s a non-stop mix. Unfortunately, no full versions appear to be available on iTunes yet. Then again, Dreamusic don’t use iTunes Plus, so they’d be low-quality, DRMed files anyway.

DJ Command absolutely dominates the album with 7 songs, though most are technically repeats or just have new vocals. Still, I think his cover of “Don’t say “lazy”” is my new favorite, displacing kors k’s version. The new Kei songs are great as well. If you can get past the Super Anime Remix repeats, it’s actually a pretty good album. And according to Akiba Koubou, it’s the first release in a new series. I guess AEB is replacing SAR then.

Also, the booklet and back cover list the wrong artist for track 16. They list it as Usa, but it’s really Mi->Na. Akiba Koubou are offering replacement booklets if you’re really bent out of shape about it.

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14May

Anime Euro Best ~School Edition~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 10, 2010

Anime Euro BestAnime Euro Best ~School Edition~
Release Date: 5/12/10
Price: 2284 yen

Eurobeat remakes of songs from school-themed anime populate this compilation from Dreamusic. It’s sort of a spinoff from Super Anime Remix. In fact, it has a lot of repeats from SAR, including some with different vocalists. Still, it should be worth it for two new Kei productions.

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10May

Anime Euro Best ~School Edition~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 30, 2010

Anime Euro BestAnime Euro Best ~School Edition~
Release Date: 5/12/10
Price: 2284 yen

Super Anime Remix lives on! Well, sort of. Dreamusic will be releasing a new compilation this May with eurobeat covers of anime themes. “School Edition” refers to the fact that the songs will be taken from anime set in schools. I’m not sure why Dreamusic decided to abandon the “Super Anime Remix” brand in favor of “Anime Euro Best,” though I suspect it’s to make it clearer that the genre is eurobeat. It doesn’t hurt that the new title is more similar to EMI’s popular “Wa Euro Best” series. And yeah, the songs will once again be produced by Akiba Koubou.

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30Mar

Nikonikouhaku – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 6, 2009

NikonikouhakuNikonikouhaku ~Minna de Tanoshiku Asonjaimashita~
Release Date: 12/9/09
Price: 2405 yen

Previously known as Nico Nico Kouhaku 2009 – Eurobeat Japan Best. The final title is a portmanteau of “Nico Nico” and “Kouhaku.” Nico Nico, of course, is the famous Japanese equivalent of YouTube, where many amateur singers upload their own videos. Kouhaku literally means “red and white,” and I believe in this case refers to a famous singing contest in which singers are separated into red teams and white teams.

The album is produced by Akiba Koubou, currently most famous for their work on Wa Euro Best and the Super Anime Remix series. I’m still unsure if the remixes are actually new since Akiba Koubou have already done a lot of these songs, but there are definitely new vocals. The new vocalists are all amateur singers who have made names for themselves on Nico Nico.

Samples can be heard at Nico Nico: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm8813797

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6Dec