Tag Archives: Angela Aki

Angela Aki (アンジェラ・アキ) – Kagayaku Hito (輝く人) PV

20 Apr

Angela Aki is back with a new single! Kagayaku Hito sees a big jump for the J-pop star as she ditches her trademark piano for an acoustic guitar! I’m not entirely sure if it works better or worse – it’s just different. It sounds quite summery, peaceful and melodic – a typical Angela Akisan song.

Angela Aki used to be one of my favourite J-pop singers but I don’t listen to J-pop as much but I always have time for my favourites. It’s good to see that she’s still around; she normally goes missing for months on end and then pops back with a single and an album. Hehe, I just realised that Angela Aki is using a guitar and now YUI is using a piano – perhaps they swapped their instruments with each other?

Check out the PV below:

Oricon Weekly Charts

23 Sep

1. Koda Kumi (倖田來未) – Alive / Physical Thing
2. °C-ute – EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!! (EVERYDAY 絶好調!!)
3. Shibasaki Kou (柴咲コウ) – lover soul (ラバソー)
4. Hikawa Kiyoshi (氷川 きよし) – Tokimeki no Rumba (ときめきのルンバ)
5. B’z – Ichibu to Zenbu / DIVE (イチブトゼンブ / DIVE)
6. Cocco – Cocco-san no Daidokoro CD (こっこさんの台所 CD)
7. Angela Aki (アンジェラ・アキ) – Ai no Kisetsu (愛の季節)
8. DREAMS COME TRUE feat. FUZZY CONTROL – Sono Saki e (その先へ)
9. Domoto Tsuyoshi (堂本剛) – RAIN
10. Porno Graffitti – Kono Mune wo, Ai wo Sasu yo (この胸を、愛を射よ)

So that’s this week’s Oricon Weekly. I’m not really surprised by anything there. I’m really happy for Angela Akisan, because <3. It's definitely great to see that she can still chart in the top 10 of Oricon after all this time! Maybe she will be able to have a long career. I never would have thought it though with her style of music being very middle of the road. I'm a little surprised Kumi is number 1, mainly because I don't think the songs are her best, but I guess that's just how the cookie crumbles :)

Angela Aki – 愛の季節 (Ai no Kisetsu)

4 Sep

I was thinking today that this blog is a little bit K-popcentric… I rarely post about anything but K-pop… I think it needs to open up a bit! So! I’m posting about one of my favourite J-pop artists (arguably second behind Utada Hikaru). Angela Aki is awesome and not necessarily what you’d expect from the bright lights of Japan’s pop world. She’s like… Dido… but with bigger hair and glasses. Don’t let this put you off though! She writes beautiful songs and has an amazing voice. She recorded the Final Fantasy XII theme song. Anyways, I always witter too much about stuff. She’s finally back after being away for ages with a new song, Ai no Kisetsu (Seasons of Love). It’s the theme song for some J-dorama. I don’t watch J-doramas or animes or anything so I don’t really know about them. It’s beautiful, I love it ^_^ PV is very beautiful; I’m so thrilled she’s back!