Out this Week | TRIGGER’s “Crescent rise”, MAD TRIGGER CREW’s “MAD TRIGGER CREW Before The 2nd D.R.B” and more

This week features exciting debuts and comebacks by some of the most popular groups in the seiyuu/2D unit universe. We are back for another installment of Out this Week. 

What is out this week? We guide you below so you don’t miss a thing.

January 29, 2020 (Wednesday)

This Wednesday we have 6 key releases making their way into the stores:

  • Alkaloid “Ensemble Stars!! Unit song CD ALKALOID”
  • Crazy:B “Ensemble Stars!! Unit song CD Crazy:B”
  • MAD TRIGGER CREW “MAD TRIGGER CREW Before The 2nd D.R.B”
  • TRIGGER “Crescent Rise”
  • buzz★Vibes “Calling U”
  • UMake “Tripper!!”

The buzz is massive for MAD TRIGGER CREW and TRIGGER, groups expected of topping the charts.

Alkaloid “Ensemble Stars!! Unit song CD ALKALOID”

Title: Ensemble Stars!! Unit song CD ALKALOID
Label: Happy Elements/Frontier Works
Music genres: Pop

Ensemble Stars welcome two new units to its vast lineup. One of the newest additions is ALKALOID, group consisting of Gakuto Kajiwara, Kouhei Amasaki, Chiharu Shigematsu and Masatomo Nakazawa. Their debut CD, Ensemble Stars!! Unit song CD ALKALOID, has sparked curiosity in fans of 2D idol groups.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

Crazy:B “Ensemble Stars!! Unit song CD Crazy:B”

Title: Ensemble Stars!! Unit song CD Crazy:B

Label: Happy Elements/Frontier Works

Music genre: Pop-rock

Crazy:B is the other new addition to the Ensemble Stars!‘s  franchise. The pop-rock group consisting of Yohei Azakami, Jun Kasama, Tasuku Kaito and Tomohiro Yamaguchi, has been the talk in town among Ensemble Stars!’s fans ahead of the release of Ensemble Stars!! Unit song CD Crazy:B.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

MAD TRIGGER CREW “MAD TRIGGER CREW Before The 2nd D.R.B”

Title: MAD TRIGGER CREW Before The 2nd D.R.B

Label: EVIL LINE RECORDS/KING RECORDS

Music genres: Gangsta Hip-Hop

MAD TRIGGER CREW seem to be in top form with MAD TRIGGER CREW Before The 2nd D.R.B, at the same time they are no strangers for achieving gold record certifications. It is highly expected of MAD TRIGGER CREW Before The 2nd D.R.B to wrap up the week within top #5 on Oricon’s Weekly chart. Whether the crew will manage to get a gold record certification during the first week it is something entirely up to their loyal fans.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

TRIGGER “Crescent Rise”

Title: Crescent rise

Label: Lantis

Music genre: Pop

TRIGGER‘s Crescent rise is one of the most anticipated releases since early in 2019. Now that the song is featured in a single – of the same name -, excitement is through the roof to get a better listen to the whole different iteration in TRIGGER‘s sound. It is expected of this single to chart within top #10 on Oricon Weekly.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

buzz★Vibes “Calling U”

Title: CALLING U

Label: Lantis

Music genre: Rock

buzz★Vibes make their comeback with their trademark funky sound with a new, dramatic single, CALLING U.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

UMake “Tripper!!”

Title: Tripper!!

Label: Art Sonic

Music genre: Jazz / Pop-rock

UMake are riding on a lot of momentum, with an increase in popularity making it possible for them to sell out their upcoming live shows as well as having on of the most anticipated releases of the month in Tripper!!. It is predicted that this album will fare much better than previous releases on Oricon’s charts, with a  probable week-end spot within top #15.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

January 31, 2020 (Friday)

Tsukipro’s dominates this Friday with both infinit0 and VAZZROCK returning with new releases.

infinit0 “Toaru natsu no Hi”

Title: Toaru natsu no Hi

Label: Tsukipro/MOVIC

Music genre: Pop

Although infinit0 are not necessarily back with a new single, their 1st drama CD, Toaru natsu no Hi brings forth a new song by the talented duo, love music.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

VAZZROCK “Tachibana Ayumu -aquamarine X citrine-“

Title: Tachibana Ayumu -aquamarine X citrine-

Label: Tsukipro/MOVIC

Music genre: Pop-rock

The VAZZROCK franchise has been rather quiet in the past couple of months, with releases almost going unnoticed with the lack of promotion on social media. The 8th entry in the bi-color series’ 2nd season is aquamarine X citrine by Ayumu tachibana (CV: Taito Ban) and it shows the makings of being a solid entry in the series.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

New Out this Week article drops next Monday.

Author: Vanessa Silva (midorin)

The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Metalhead. Gamer. Based in Cascais, Portugal. Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" was the catalyst to start writing about male seiyuu music.

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