This blog was created as a review guide for all of my favorite J-Pop artists. I will try to update the blog as much as I can with each artistโ€™s new release but of course, schoolwork comes first. Much like my previous blog, I will review each track on the single / album and then give a final grade reflecting my opinion. However on this blog, I will go more in depth with my review for each track. Hopefully, this blog will survive the way that I want it to.

Some of the artists that I will review are Koda Kumi, Amuro Namie, Hamasaki Ayumi, Utada Hikaru, Goto Maki, Otsuka Ai and many others. Generally I like pop and am not really into J-Rock and there are some J-Urban artists that I like. I’m open to suggestions and will give them a try if you suggest them!



  1. amaiyume said,

    This blog was created as a review guide for all of my favorite J-Pop artists. I will try to update the blog as much as I can with each artist’s new release but of course, schoolwork comes first. Much like my previous blog, I will review each track on the single / album and then give a final grade reflecting my opinion. However on this blog, I will go more in depth with my review for each track. Hopefully, this blog will survive the way that I want it to.

  2. Nick said,

    Of course! You’re on my affiliates ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you choose the name from Koda Kumi’s new album. I loved the preview.

  3. lsn2aki said,

    Hey, I truly think your blog is great. Would you add me to your blogroll?

    Here’s the link to my site:


    Thanks and keep up the good work!

  4. lostwing said,

    Hey =) I’d love to add you to my blogroll! ^^

    – Megumi

  5. chasingx3penguins said,

    Hello i love your perspective on reviews and i would love to have you as an affy ^__^



  6. keystoeverything said,

    I’d love it if you’d add me to your blogroll!


  7. diegwa said,

    I just added you to my blogroll!

  8. jpopaddict said,


    Thanks for investing your time in writing such detailed Jpop reviews.

    If you’d like to link exchange, I’m the writer for Jpop Addict (no pressure!)


  9. psychobutterfly said,

    Heya! I stumbled upon your site today and I read some of your reviews and… Wow!

    I was really impressed. Your reviews are so indepth and I was just wondering if you’d wanna exchange links?


    Ethan from Psycho Butterfly

  10. bibomedia.com said,


  11. Kahori said,

    hey, I love your reviews so much (admire you for having large scans too). Would you like to exchange links? I too do some reviews and though I also ramble alot, I hope I can still qualify for link exchange. Thanks!

  12. radiantdawn said,

    Hey this is Ethan from Psycho Butterfly. Yeah, we got shut down but we’re back now!


  13. Blax said,

    I love you reviews.
    They’re so thorough.

  14. blackmager said,

    I love your reviews~
    Anyway you could put my new blog on your blogroll?

  15. FunkyTown said,

    Of course. You have an amazing site as well!

  16. josh012595 said,

    hi! ๐Ÿ™‚
    i saw your blogsite and i really thought it was good. so i was wondering…
    can we exchange links?
    here’s mine :


    thanks a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. josh012595 said,

    hi! ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s me josh012595….
    thanks for adding me!!
    more power to your site!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    sorry but, i think you got the name of my blogsite wrong,
    it’s called “Shuffle And Repeat”…
    sorry, because i forgot to tell you that!
    thanks again!!!!

  18. Almakos said,

    Hi, amaiyume. (2nd time, cause of an error ^^’)
    You put so much time and efforts writing all these reviews and doing it great.
    I was never good at writing though ๐Ÿ˜›
    So wish you lots of inspiration and great reviews!

  19. boamyjewel said,

    whoah you’ve added me btw mine is BoA’s Jewelry Box not BoA My Jewel

  20. b3aver said,

    Hi, I like your blog very much…^^
    Are you interested in exchanging links with mine?
    It’s http://depapepemania.com/home

    Thank you

  21. solarblade said,

    hey Amaiyume, I’ve been totally reading your blog and I read the comments on AHS….if you want to add me to your blogroll, I already did!


  22. ironicclown said,

    I love your blog!
    I’ve been looking at it for quite some time, that I decided to create a blog myself about J-pop.
    I was wondering if you wanted to exchange links
    mines: http://www.ironicclown.wordpress.com

  23. lynethia said,

    Hello! I just started a music review blog and was wondering if you like to exchange links?

    Also, I love your reviews.

  24. mooray said,

    Hey there, I’m mooray from the Asian Invasion
    Thanks for exchanging links, thing is I read your blog sometimes LOL ^^

  25. Austinโ˜† said,

    Thx for the comment on my page.
    My first comment, woo. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Anyways I added both your sites to me blogroll!
    It’d be lovely if you do the same~
    Have a good oneโ™ฅ.

  26. SuperVictoria64 said,

    Hello! This is the maintainer/moderator from ongoingmelody; you left a comment on my affiliation page about this blog in addition to Destiny Rhythms, and I’d love to affiliate with both. ^^ Thanks again!

  27. SuperVictoria64 said,

    ^ *Destiny Line

    Sorry! XDD

  28. oroitsme said,

    Hi –

    this is oroitsme from flytohigh.wordpress.com
    You have terrific blogs with great reviews; I’ve added links to both here and Destiny Line
    Please add me to your blogroll too; Thanks! (:

  29. ironicclown said,

    Hi, thanks for the comment! I would be more then be happy to link your website. I had already linked Amai Wana, but I will now link Destiny Line, your reviews are of very high quality. Good luck!

  30. therainyseason17 said,

    hello there!~
    your reviews are really in-depth and descriptive =D

    love them lots ^_^

    Thanks for spending your time reviewing them~

    (p.s. you mentioned that you were open to suggestions, i was wondering if you have listened to the group Tenjochiki? (aka CSJH the Grace, they are from the same company as Boa, DBSK, also sing in japanese) I recommend them, the four girls really have amazing voices!~)

  31. amaiyume said,

    I haven’t listened to them but I have heard of them so totally, I’ll give them a look and post a review for them soon enough!
    Thanks sooo much for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Dlyan said,


    could we exchange our links?


  33. Spoon said,

    Easy-reading, attractive and organised blog. You get a thumbs up from me ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. bucebucethecaboose said,

    Hope you don’t mind if I add you to my blog roll. Here’s the link to mine (I’m Nintendofanboy from HIkkistation)


  35. bucebucethecaboose said,

    To reply to your comment on my blog I’m gonna start with Leah Dizon’s “Communication!!!” era and maybe go into Utada’s whole discography (From First Love through HEART STATION)

  36. radiantdawn said,

    You should try Nana Mizuki. O:

  37. amaiyume said,

    ok, I’ll check her out once I have some time…which isn’t much these days *sighs* school…

  38. akasatana said,

    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and I love your reviews. I’ve added you to my blogroll, and I hope you don’t mind exchanging links as well ~


  39. Edward said,

    Sorry for the long reply! ^^;;

    But yea, I’d be happy to add you to my blogroll (:
    And I did, haha.

    Happy reviewing!

  40. lsn2aki said,

    Hey great blog! I would like to exchange links with you.

    Here’s the link to my site:


    I’ve added you and I hope you’ll do the same!

  41. blackmager said,

    Happy Holidays!!!

  42. blackmager said,


  43. alinicole89 said,

    Hey, I’d love it if we could exchange links!

    Music Pixels

    ~Ali Nicole

  44. alinicole89 said,

    Sorry, it didn’t add the link correctly: Music Pixels

  45. nd said,

    your blog is AMAZING!!!

    u review almost all my fave artist!!


  46. Chester Tan said,

    Your reviews are very detailed and descriptive. Thanks for sharing!

  47. Carmen said,

    I love your reviews on Jpop and Kpop music. Your reviews are very diplomatic and unbiased, and very detailed too! Where do you find the sources to these music?Did you buy all of the CDs? Just curious.

  48. amaiyume said,

    It’s a combination of buying the CDs and listening to stuff on youtube/imeem. Imeem is very helpful so if you wanted to check something out, I’d recommend there ๐Ÿ™‚

    I buy a lot of what I review such as anything from Kumi, Hey! Say! JUMP, NEWS, etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Carmen said,

    Aaaahh, I see. But how do you know that those songs on imeem are up to date or newly-released? Do the uploaders post those songs in groups? How are you informed about the new-released?

  50. amaiyume said,

    Well I usually check around forums and I make myself a list of when all the releases I plan on reviewing come out. So then when it comes time around the release date, I check imeem and they’re usually uploaded. The A-side usually has a PV so youtube will most likely have that or maybe I will have bought the CD and thus I already have the songs ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jpopmusic forums, JpopKpop Music Forums are good ones to scout around for new release dates!!

  51. Carmen said,

    Haha, ok, I’ll check that out.

    Just curious. Are you a student? You sound like a professional music critic. Seriously!

  52. amaiyume said,

    hahaha, I’m just a student but I’m glad to hear that I sound like a professional music critic XD

    And I hope you find what you’re looking for ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Maggie said,

    I really love your comments~Alan’s first album is out! <3<3<3

  54. amaiyume said,

    Thanks for commenting! I’m glad you enjoy my comments!!
    And I’m excited about alan’s album!!!! I’ve ordered it so hopefully it’ll be here by Saturday and I’ll be writing a review this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Phurdonk said,

    Amai Wana!!! Are you ever gonna come back to JPopKPop? I miss you…

  56. amaiyume said,

    Hey Phurdonk!!! I miss you too!!!
    I took a little break from forums so that I could focus on my schoolwork (I really should have said something before I just left like that) so I’ll be back soon!!!

    Sorry I just left without saying anything! Tell everyone I said hi and I’ll be back soon!!

  57. Eve said,

    I’ve added you on my blogroll =p

  58. akasatana said,


    I am terribly sorry about the fact that our reviews are similar. It is true that your blog was an inspiration to start a blog of my own, but when I review I just try get to the point. I don’t really see any other way to begin a review and I review each song as I am listening to them, which is also why I explain things chronologically.

    I’ll try to do something about it, but please bear with me since I write reviews like this without thinking now.

    Thanks for bringing up your point,

  59. Ethan said,

    glad to see you’re back! and I’ve seen you really caught up. lol

    anyways just thought I’d say welcome back.

  60. amaiyume said,

    Thanks for commenting!!!
    It’s great to be back ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Ironic Clown said,

    :O YOUR BACK!!!


    haha XD

  62. aikorin said,

    Hello! You’ve got very detailed reviews here ๐Ÿ™‚
    Mind exchanging links?

  63. MUHAHAHA said,

    this is so in depth!! Great Job!! About all artists i ever knew are here, it’s so great!
    Keep Up!!

  64. askjeevas said,

    Hi there! Your reviews are awesome. I’m a big fan of your blog.
    If you wouldn’t mind, I’d love to exchange links.

    Thanks a bunch!

  65. Crispy said,

    Hey i really like your site, wanna exchange links?
    I review Japanese rock and Visual Kei!!!


  66. Bozu said,

    Hello, there! You may not remember me, but we used to go to the same Utada forum. Anyways, I see you on JPM ocasionally~

    Let’s trade links! http://joytolove.wordpress.com/

    My site is still veryyy new so I have a lot of reviews to do! Speaking of recommendations, I think it’d be really awesome if you could review Yui Aragaki! Her new album “hug” comes out on the 17th, so it’d be perfect if you could start reviewing her! =3

  67. Bozu said,

    Thanks! Actually, you should change the name because my site is called “Joy to the Love”… the URL is just “Joy To Love” because I thought the whole title would be a bit much for a URL.

  68. hyperballad said,

    hi~ can we exchange links too? I love ur reviews, they are awesome, I also discovered lots of new artists in ur blog ^^

    for some reason i cant type my blog url, the system marked it as spam.

    can you please click my username “hyperballad”? it will direct u to my site

    thank you~

  69. hyperballad said,

    oh man the last person who commented here was me also..

    umm I moved to a new place, u can go there by click my name โค

  70. Ashen Twilight said,

    hey! i was just wondering if we could exchange links. i actually just got started so i hope you read my reviews.


  71. Modifiedme said,

    hihi !!! just wondering if you want to exchange links, as im a big fan of j-pop ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • amaiyume said,

      I clicked on your link but it’s private of sorts because I have to be invited to read it…

  72. NyNy said,

    Hey, it’s NyNy!
    I like your site, maybe you can visit mine?

  73. rachville11 said,

    Um… I would like to give a suggestion, if it’s ok with you…
    maybe you should also give the link to where to download the album/single..
    with that then maybe it’ll be easier to find the song if someone gets interested after reading you blog?

  74. Dave (JPopToday) said,

    How do I put you on a blog roll? Is it easy? Your site is fabulous!!!

    I have a JPop blog but it’s kinda lame.

  75. Ashen Twilight said,


    • amaiyume said,

      thanks so much!!!!!
      I really have been meaning to post more reviews but it will have to wait until after school ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  76. ongakunow said,

    Hi there

    I’ve been reading for a while here, and I just started my own website, offering tons of J-Pop and K-Pop.
    It would be great if we could exchange links ๐Ÿ™‚

    Please visit sometime! ๐Ÿ™‚


  77. opusnothirteen said,

    Hey. I found your blog while browsing and I love the J-pop reviews that you have up on this blog. I do something similar but span the Asian music scene (a daunting endeavor, but nonetheless fun). Would you mind exchanging links?


    Hope you’ll drop by! And have a wonderful 3rd year of blogging in 2010!

  78. Anna said,

    YAY!! You’re back, I’m so happy!! Thank you for all your wonderful reviews. I really enjoy reading them.

  79. Carmen said,

    Hey there,

    You haven’t updated your blog for quite sometime now. T.T I need to get a fix on Jpop & Kpop reviews lol!

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