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King Records Co., Ltd. (キングレコード株式会社, Kingu Rekōdo Kabushiki gaisha) is a Japanese record company founded in January 1931 as a division of the Japanese publisher Kodansha. It initially began operating as an independent entity in the 1950s. It later became part of the Otowa Group. Today, King Records is one of Japan's largest record companies which is owned by a multinational entity. The headquarters are in Bunkyo, Tokyo.
Its Starchild label, managed by animation producer Toshimichi Ōtsuki, specialises in anime music and film. King Records also distributes the Up-Front Works–owned and –operated labels Piccolo Town and Rice Music, and also released video games for the PC-88, Famicom, and MSX2 computers. On February 1, 2016, King Records restructured Starchild and renamed it King Amusement Creative.
Paddle Wheel Records is a division of King Record Co.
You! Be Cool is the official sub-label for AKB48.
Venus-B is the company's official urban music imprint.
Evil Line Records is the label's new division, established on April 2014, and comprises artists like Momoiro Clover Z and Meg, among others.
Nexus is the label's division especialized for metal/underground music from Japan also overseas. Notable artists in it label are Earthshaker, etc.
Seven Seas is the label's division focusing world music from overseas artists in many genre.
Momoiro Clover Z is a Japanese idol group, commonly abbreviated as MCZ or Momoclo.
"Sakura no Ki ni Narō" is a 20th single by Japanese idol girl group AKB48, released on February 16, 2011.
"Everyday, Katyusha" is the 21st single by Japanese idol girl group AKB48, released on May 25, 2011.
Yui Ogura is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer from Gunma Prefecture, Japan. She is affiliated with Atomic Monkey.
"Ue Kara Mariko" is the 24th major single by the Japanese girl idol group AKB48, released on December 7, 2011.
"Give Me Five!" is the 25th single by the Japanese girl idol group AKB48. It is also AKB48's fifth sakura-themed single, and their first single of 2012. This single was released in Japan on February 15, 2012.
"Manatsu no Sounds Good!" is the 26th single by the Japanese girl idol group AKB48, released in Japan on May 23, 2012.
"Gingham Check" is the 27th major single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. The members were chosen from their placements in the AKB48's 2012 general election. The single was released in Japan on August 29, 2012. It includes the graduation song for long-time headlining member Atsuko Maeda.
"Uza" is the 28th major single by the Japanese female idol group AKB48, released in Japan on October 31, 2012.
"Eien Pressure" is the 29th major single by the Japanese female idol group AKB48, released in Japan on December 5, 2012.
Kanako Momota is a Japanese idol actress and singer. She is best known as the leader of the female idol group Momoiro Clover Z. Kanako was ranked 12th most popular Japanese idol of 2013 by Nihon Keizai Shimbun. She is represented by Stardust Promotion talent agency.
"Otome Sensō" is the 8th single by the Japanese female idol group Momoiro Clover Z, released in Japan on June 27, 2012. It became the first Momoiro Clover's single to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments of 100,000 copies.
Tsugi no Ashiato is the fifth studio album by Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It is the second AKB48 double-album, and was released in Japan on January 22, 2014 by King Records. It debuted at number one in the weekly Oricon Albums Chart, selling over 960,000 copies. On February 6, the album became AKB48's second successive album to sell over one million copies.
Stardust Promotion Co., Ltd. (株式会社スターダストプロモーション) is a leading Japanese talent agency, headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo. It was founded in 1979 and invests in entertainment forms including music, cinema, and modelling.
"Green Flash" is the 39th single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48, released in Japan on March 4, 2015. This single was first revealed during the group's Request Hour 2015 concert.
"Kimi wa Melody" is the 43rd single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It marks the 10th annual anniversary of the group, and was released in Japan on March 9, 2016. It sold 1,133,179 copies on release day, topping the weekly sales of the previous single. This makes it the 30th single to reach 1st place in the Oricon Single Charts, and the 24th single to sell over a million copies in a week. It is the last single featuring founding members Sae Miyazawa and Minami Takahashi, as well as Karen Iwata.
High Tension is the 46th single by Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It was released on November 16, 2016 through You, Be Cool!/King Records. This is the final single appearance of Haruka Shimazaki, who left the group shortly after the release. The single's choreography is also centered by Shimazaki. The title song is used as the theme song of their drama Cabasuka Gakuen premiered on October 30, 2016 and was used for one of the team battles during Produce 48's group battle stage.
"Sustainable" is the 56th single by Japanese idol group AKB48. It was released in Japan by King Records on September 18, 2019, in seven versions. It debuted at number one on the Oricon Singles Chart and Billboard Japan Hot 100, with over 1.6 million copies sold in Japan in its first week, making it the highest weekly sales of the year. It was the best-selling single of 2019 in Japan. The lead performer for the main track is Moeka Yahagi, and this is also her last single as well.