Video of the month


Horie Yui x Mizuki Nana – HIKARI x COSMIC LOVE (Anisama 2011)

late entry for October ^^”

This isn’t so much a new video but just a performance that I really like. Nothing like a collaboration between two of my favourite people. I think they chose songs that really suited one another. I think Hocchan pulls off COSMIC LOVE really well.


This makes me happy

Now that Minorin and Nana are always on separate days, my dream for a Minorin x Nana duet is pretty much dashed to pieces…


Happy Birthday Hocchan!

Hocchan celebrates her 17th birthday for the 22nd time today!

A fan on twitter has kindly documented her journey as a 17 year old in a chart since her debut.


I see she has perfected *the smile* from 2003 onwards… Looks like nothing much has changed except the level of makeup ^ ^”

While I’m on the topic of Hocchan, be sure to follow her new instagram if you have one. It’s great u can see her doing the same pose over and over again on a much more frequent basis and also some other interesting pics of food and other people [which is a legit great thing, this sentence wasn’t meant to sound so sarcastic!!].

With fellow Aice5 member Asano Masumi

During an Aice5 photoshoot


Don’t forget to rate, comment and subscribe to her Instagram for more great shots.

Anyway, here’s to another exciting, healthy year for Hocchan! Hope she gets hitched if she secretly isn’t already.

Horie Yui’s 9th album title announced “World end’s garden” sale date 07.01.2015


Hocchan’s 9th album is titled 『ワールドエンドの庭』 which translates to “World end’s garden”.  It must be inspired by her single “The♡World’s♡End” which was used as the 2nd OP for Golden Time…. or maybe Hocchan has been watching too many post-apocalyptic movies lately.

The album jacket, booklet and limited first press photobook feature a photoshoot in England.

Looks like there’ll be two limited editions, type A and B, though I’m not sure what the differences are yet.

Tracks include (but not limited to):

  1. Golden time (Golden time’s OP1)
  2. Sweet & Sweet CHERRY (Golden time ED1)
  3. The♡World’s♡End (Golden time OP2)
  4. 半永久的に愛してよ♡ (Golden time ED2)
  5. この場所で (Mitsuwano OVA ED)
  6. Stand up! (Theme song for the smart phone game “Shironeko project“)

….That’s a lot of Golden Time.


  • Animate: A3 poster
  • Gamers: B2 poster
  • Toranoana: A4 clear file
  • Sofmap: B2 poster
  • Bunkyodo: A3 clear poster
  • Neowing: mousepad
  • Tower Records: A4 clear file
  • HMV: A4 clear file
  • TSUTAYA: A4 clear file

The album is released on the 7th of January next year. Limited editions type A, B and regular edition are all the same price at 2,857yen (tax excl.) so why not take this time to save up and just buy all three?