The original Hamasaki Ayumi Monogatari featured a bizarre anime melodrama about Ayu and her dancers, as well as an exclusive PV for “Duty”—filmed at least eight years after the song was released. I wonder if this will still prominently feature Shu-ya now that he’s left the troupe?
ICYMI (and because ayu-vogue.net is down again), m-flo posted a preview of “MY WAY” featuring ayumi hamasaki—including her rap! The preview also includes the chorus we originally heard in the news clip.
The song is touted as Ayu’s rap debut, though fans will remember she rapped for Nippon Columbia before signing with Avex in the mid-90s. Even after joining her current record and talent group, she did some rapping for their 10th anniversary album before she was a household name.
Ayumi Hamasaki’s latest COUNTDOWN LIVE concert is finally headed to Blu-ray and DVD this April! The concert capped off her 15th Anniversary and included surprise appearances by collaborators DJ Hello Kitty and m-flo. You can view the official setlist included on the discs after the jump. (more…)
Another pre-Avex track featuring Ayu’s rapping, “paper doll.” ICYMI, Ayu will rap again with m-flo on their new album FUTURE IS WOW. The new song will be called “My Way.”
Gackt covering “SEASONS.” Sixteen-year-old me has waited over a decade for this. (via Facebook)
(also, hey, remember when Gackt produced a song for Jia Jia with a chorus that sounded like SEASONS’s verses?)