Michelle Minikhiem

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Name: Michelle Minikhiem
Date registered: June 21, 2015


Living in the Kansai area since 2013.

Latest posts

  1. [ALEXANDROS] announce new single and BLEACH live-action film theme — April 23, 2018
  2. LUNA SEA ‘LUV’ing Osaka (live report) — April 2, 2018
  3. Plastic Tree “doorAdore” in Osaka (live report) — March 21, 2018
  4. Mika Nakashima – KISS OF DEATH (Review) — March 20, 2018
  5. KAO=S New Video and Album “AMRITA” — March 12, 2018

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Apr 23 2018

[ALEXANDROS] announce new single and BLEACH live-action film theme


[ALEXANDROS] has announced their next single, “KABUTO”. The word, rich with imagery of strength and power, means a traditional Japanese helmet once worn by samurai. The single will be out on May 23rd. “Hanauta”, another song on the single, is their first collaboration project. The lyrics for this song were composed by featuring emerging poet Tahi …

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Apr 02 2018

LUNA SEA ‘LUV’ing Osaka (live report)


LUNA SEA LIVE TOUR 2018 “The LUV -World left behind-” Osaka Festival Hall, March 24th 2018 Live report by Michelle Minikhiem Back in 2011, LUNA SEA crashed like the waves of its namesake back onto the shores of the music scene with the digital download single “Promise” after a ten-year drought. Since then, the band …

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Mar 21 2018

Plastic Tree “doorAdore” in Osaka (live report)


Plastic Tree Spring Tour 2018 “doorAdore” Osaka BIG CAT, March 18th 2018 Live report by Michelle Minikhiem Plastic Tree hit Osaka on March 18th with the release of doorAdore barely a week and a half behind them. How proud the band is of this new album is absolutely unmistakable – new tracks made up more …

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Mar 20 2018

Mika Nakashima – KISS OF DEATH (Review)


Mika Nakashima KISS OF DEATH (single) Review by Michelle Minikhiem “KISS OF DEATH” is the much-anticipated single produced by HYDE especially for Mika Nakashima. It was featured for the TV anime series “DARLING in the FRANXX.” Does it deliver? Does it live up to the hype?

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Mar 12 2018

KAO=S New Video and Album “AMRITA”


“AMRITA” is the lead track from KAO=S’s upcoming album AMRITA. The album producer, Kenji Nakai, has worked with bands including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and X JAPAN.

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Feb 18 2018

Takeru (ex. SuG) launches new solo project “sleepyhead”


Takeru has broken his silence since the disbandment of SuG to announce his new project, “sleepyhead”. He’s hit the ground running with the release of the video for his first solo single, “Yamikumo”.

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Feb 16 2018

Nishikawa Takanori – Bright Burning Shout (Review)


Nishikawa Takanori Bright Burning Shout (single) Review by Michelle Minikhiem Most of us have heard of the rock and dance powerhouse that is T.M. Revolution, but he’s rebranded himself under his true name of Nishikawa Takanori for his newest single, “Bright Burning Shout”.

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Feb 15 2018

Plastic Tree – Major Debut 20th Anniversary Live DVD Preview (MV)


  Time flies. Last year, Plastic Tree toured to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their major debut. They caught some of those impressive throwback moments on their newest DVD, which you can only find included in the special edition of their new album doorAdore set to be released March 7th.

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Feb 07 2018



If you haven’t checked out the video for “Freak It!”, the recent collaboration between MAN WITH A MISSION and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, you’re missing out on some great, jazzy fun.

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Jan 16 2018

DECAYS Interview and Live Report (December 2017)


DECAYS  Interview by Michelle Minikhiem December 2017 The band is called DECAYS. What’s the reason you chose this name?  DIE: Its a really, really stupid and trivial reason, so I’ll never say.

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