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    Welcome to GoldHikari, a site dedicated to reviewing J-Pop. Most of the artists are females granted, mostly because their work seems to be catchy and exciting. I hope you find the reviews to be helpful. As you dwell deeper into the archives, the reviews get less insightful. It's over two years of reviews and I honestly have no intention of doing some re-reviews, unless I get in the mood, so yeah.

    So college is really stressful and it makes it hard for me to post reviews. So bear with me please!

    Lyrics of the Month:

    "In another life I would make you stay So I don't have to say you were the one that got away The one that got away"

Sit! Stay! Wait! Down! / Love Story

Sit! Stay! Wait! Down! / Love Story was Namie Amuro’s 36th single. It was released on December 7, 2011 and debuted at no. 3 on Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 77,758 copies. In all this single has sold over 156,584+ copies. This is her first single since 2007’s Funky Town to have a B-Side. Tracks: … Continue reading

TOKYO NIGHT

TOKYO NIGHT was MiChi’s 10th single. It was released on February 1st, 2012 and reached no. 107 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 580 copies sold. This was the final single in her THERAPY Era. Tracks: 1. TOKYO NIGHT 2. December 3. Revolution (The Veronicas’ cover) 4. TOKYO NIGHT (Instrumental) Review: So what to say … Continue reading

Ai Kotoba (VOICE)

Ai Kotoba (VOICE) was Maki Goto’s 5th studio album, 1st under avex. It was released on November 2, 2011 and reached no. 8 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 7,213 copies sold. It was released in a limited 2CD+DVD edition, a CD+DVD edition, and finally a CD-Only edition. Tracks: 1. What is LOVE 2. Get … Continue reading

Find Your Way

Find Your Way was MiChi’s 9th single. It was released on November 30, 2011. Tracks: 1. Find Your Way 2. Perfect World 3. Just The Way You Are 4. Find Your Way (Instrumental) Review: MiChi has graced us with yet another powerful and equally wonderful title track! Like her previous single, Find You Way is … Continue reading

Superman

Superman was Crystal Kay’s 27th single, 1st under her new label Universal Music Japan. It was released on December 14, 2011 and debuted at no. 55 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. It was released in a limited CD+DVD edition as well as a regular CD-Only edition. Tracks: 1. Superman 2. Love Road 3. Superman -Piano … Continue reading

Fortune

Fortune was BENI’s 4th album under Universal Japan. It was released on November 2, 2011 and debuted at no. 5 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 12,695 copies sold. In all this album has sold over 23,241+ copies. It was released in a limited CD+DVD edition as well as a regular CD-Only edition. Tracks: 1. … Continue reading

Tatoe Donna ni…

Tatoe Donna ni… was Kana Nishino’s 15th single. It was released on November 9, 2011 and debuted at no. 5 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 28,754 copies sold. In all this single has sold over 47,284+ copies. It was released in a first press edition, as well as regular CD-Only edition. It was the … Continue reading

Spice

Spice was Perfume’s 19th single. It was released on November 2, 2011 and debuted at no. 2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 75,688 copies sold. In all it has sold over 82,824+ copies. This was the final single in the JPN Era. Tracks: 1. Spice 2. GLITTER 3. Spice -Original Instrumental- 4. GLITTER -Original … Continue reading

Darlin’

Darlin’ was BENI’s 13th single (21st overall). It was released on October 12, 2011 and reached no. 74 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. It was her final single in the Fortune Era. Tracks: 1. Darlin’ 2. Suki Dakara. (BACHLOGIC REMIX) 3. Anything Goes!! (DJ cool-k REMIX) 4. Darlin’ (Instrumental) Review: Given how recent her previous … Continue reading

FIVE

FIVE was Ayumi Hamasaki’s 2nd mini-album. It was released on August 31, 2011 and debuted at no. 1 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 127,024 copies sold. In all this mini-album has sold over 208,461+ copies. Tracks: 1. progress 2. ANother song feat. URATA NAOYA 3. Why… feat. JUNO 4. beloved 5. BRILLANTE 6. Why… … Continue reading

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