Post by Steve

Hirasawa Susumu has been making his own brand of unique synth-based music since the mid-1980s, but the 90s was when his music took a much bigger turn and he started writing soundtracks for TV shows, movies, and video games. His soundtrack for the 1997 anime of Miura Kentaro's Berserk came to define the exceptional series and give the anime the staying power it needed to become a cult classic.

At exactly five whole years after releasing her first single and becoming a solo artist, AKB48's original poster girl Maeda Atsuko has finally released her first full-length album, titled Selfish.

It's been about 14 months since the review of's last album WWDD, and it's been a pretty strange year for the group. Pulled in a multitude of different directions as far as their music and activities are concerned, some are for the good and some are not.