Anime*Max presents Joshikousei Band! – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 10, 2010

Anime Max 2Anime*Max presents Joshikousei Band!
Release Date: 2/10/10
Price: 2500 yen

Previously known as Anime*Max 2. The new title reflects the fact that the album will feature an amateur, high school girl band. Honestly, 2500 yen for 7 songs is kind of a rip. Tracks 8-14 comprise a non-stop mix.

The album is produced by the makers of the first Anime*Max, but judging by the samples they’ve dropped the eurobeat/hyper techno sound in favor of J-Rock.

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10Feb

Anime*Max 2 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 7, 2009

Anime*Max 2
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2500 yen

This is certainly a nice surprise! The first Anime*Max came out last April and featured Eurobeat/Hyper Techno covers of anime themes. It was produced by Ventura Music, who used to be a huge contributor to the Dancemania series. Anime*Max wasn’t quite as strong as some of Ventura’s other anime-related works (Anime*Mania, Techno Pop Anime), but it was a solid enough release. Plus, it brought us the epic hyper techno cover of “Gravity,” which would later go on to be included on Natasu Monogatari 2009. The CD didn’t make too much of an impact in terms of sales, so I always assumed it would just be a one-shot affair. Apparently it did well enough for Geneon, however, because they’ll be releasing a sequel in January.

It’s not yet clear if Ventura will be returning to produce, but Geneon will be auditioning for new vocalists.

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7Dec

Anime*Max – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 20, 2009

Anime*MaxAnime*Max
Release Date: 4/22/09
Price: 2500 yen

Anime*Max comes out this week. Unfortunately, no retailers are listing the complete track list, but Amazon do have a partial list with artists. I do have a copy on the way, so I’ll post the full list along with a review as soon as possible.

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20Apr

Anime*Max – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on March 26, 2009

Anime*Max
Release Date: 4/22/09
Price: 2500 yen

Ventura Music confirmed! The producers of last year’s Anime*Mania and Techno Pop Anime will also be behind this latest Anime-themed dance compilation.

A slightly revised tentative track list has been revealed, for a total of 15 songs. That’s how many Anime*Mania had, so there’s good chance this list will be final.

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26Mar

Anime*Max – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 1, 2009

Anime*Max
Release Date: 4/22/09
Price: 2500 yen

This CD comes as a somewhat of a surprise, as it’s being released by Geneon Entertainment, who haven’t released a eurobeat CD in quite some time. It was originally titled “TechPara Anime!” but the title was recently changed to “Anime*Max” to meet the strict requirement that all anime-themed CDs have a star symbol in their titles.

I have a funny feeling that this will be produced by Ventura music, who were also responsible for last year’s Anime*Mania. That’s purely conjecture, of course, but I don’t know anyone else who could do it.

All I need to know is that it has “Naraku no Hana.” Sold!

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1Mar