Out this Week | Matenro’s “Matenro Before The 2nd D.R.B”, Takuma Terashima’ “ASSEMBLE” and more

Big week ahead as it is packed with highly anticipated releases. Welcome to another installment of Out this Week. 

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

March 25, 2020 (Wednesday)

This Wednesday there are 11 key releases making their way into the stores:

  • Crown Clan “Matasareteita I love you! / Hoshi no Kizuna”
  • Glass Slipper “The glass slipper”
  • Matenro “Matenro Before The 2nd D.R.B”
  • Takuma Terashima “ASSEMBLE”
  • 3 Majesty “Music Trip”
  • X.I.P. “Soul Journey”
  • B-PROJECT “KING of CASTE~Bird in the Cage~”
  • Kaikan Phrase CLIMAX -NEXT GENERATION- “JEALOUSYS”
  • Swing CATS “Raining Cats”
  • Marginal #4, Lagrange Point and Unicorn Jr. “Pythagoras Infinity Solo Best”

Crown Clan “Matasareteita I love you! / Hoshi no Kizuna”

Title: Matasareteita I love you! / Hoshi no Kizuna
Label: TOWER RECORDS
Music genre: Pop-Rock

REALIVE!‘s Crown Clan are the newest group to release music this year. The quintet is going to release their debut single, Matasareteita I love you! / Hoshi no Kizuna, this Wednesday.

Glass Slipper “The glass slipper”

Title: The glass slipper
Label: Art Sonic 
Music genre: Pop

glass slipperYoshitaka Yamaya and Tomohito Takatsuka – are going to make their big debut as a duo. The glass slipper hits stores this Wednesday.

Matenro “Matenro Before The 2nd D.R.B”

Matenro DRB

Title: Matenro Before The 2nd D.R.B
Label: EVIL LINE RECORDS
Music genre: Hip-Hop

Fan favorites within the Hypnosis Mic franchise, Matenro make their big comeback with Matenro Before The 2nd D.R.B. From rap to soul and bubbly enka, this release will certainly make a big impression. The Shinjuku crew is expected to climb high on Oricon’s Charts.

Takuma Terashima “ASSEMBLE”

Takuma Terashima Assemble

Title: ASSEMBLE
Label: Lantis
Music genre: Pop-Rock

Takuma Terashima returns with a full-length album.

His 4th album, ASSEMBLE, brings back his incisive rock sound with some pop and electronica in the mix.

3 Majesty “Music Trip”

Music Trip

Title: Music Trip
Label: UNIVERSAL MUSIC
Music genre: Pop-Rock

After the discontinuation of the Tokimeki Restaurant smartphone game, 3 Majesty immediately faded away. UNIVERSAL MUSIC and Konami still kept the project alive with 3 Majesty and rival unit, X.I.P. remaining active on the music end but truth is, there are a lot of people out there that do not know that the two groups are back with new music.

3 Majesty return with a full-length album, Music Trip, album that revisits some fan favorite tracks and includes new pop-rock tunes in there.

X.I.P. “Soul Journey”

Soul Journey

Title: Soul Journey
Label: UNIVERSAL MUSIC
Music genre: Pop

Much in the likes of rival unit 3 Majesty, X.I.P. are back with a full-length album. Soul Journey revisits some fan favorite tracks and passionate new songs or different takes on old songs.

B-PROJECT “KING of CASTE~Bird in the Cage~”

Title: KING of CASTE~Bird in the Cage~
Label: B-Project
Music genre: Pop

B-PROJECT are back in full force with the release of 2 new King of Caste drama CDs.

KING of CASTE~Bird in the Cage~ Phoenix Academy High School version and KING of CASTE~Bird in the Cage~ Shishido High School version hit the stores on the same day, bringing a new B-PROJECT song as well as two group songs, one for each of the drama CDs.

Kaikan Phrase CLIMAX -NEXT GENERATION- “JEALOUSYS”

JEALOUSYS kaikan phrase

Title: JEALOUSYS
Label: Victor Entertainment
Music genre: Pop-Rock

Kaikan Phrase Climax are going to release their 1st mini-album. JEALOUSYS promises to be an exciting release bringing to the table songs by SylphyXXX and F☆light.

SwingCATS “Raining Cats”

SwingCats Raining cats

Title: Raining Cats
Label: Akatsuki Inc.
Music genre: Jazz

SwingCATS – Yuki Yonai, Wataru Komada, Shunichi Toki, Toshinari Fukamachi, Genki Okawa, Makoto Ishii, Arthur Lounsbery and Shinichiro Kamio – are going to release their first single. Raining Cats drops this Wednesday with elegant jazz tunes.

Marginal #4, Lagrange Point and Unicorn Jr. “Pythagoras Infinity Solo Best”

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Title: Pythagoras Infinity Solo Best
Label: Rejet
Music genre: Pop

Pythagoras Infinity Solo Best is the latest Best Of album by Pythagoras Production’s units – Marginal #4, Lagrange Point and Unicorn Jr. – including solo tracks by each member and 3 new group groups, one for each unit.

March 27, 2020 (Friday)

Ruka Nadumi “morganite×peridot”

VAZZROCK morganite×peridot

Title: Nadumi Ruka-morganite×peridot-
Label: Movic 
Genre: Rock

VAZZROCK return with another entry in the 2nd season of the bi-color series. This time around it is Ruka Nadumi (CV: Keisuke Koumoto) to tackle another exciting rock tune in morganite×peridot.

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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