JapanFiles and Victor Entertainment Begin Partnership with Releases from KOKIA (Gunslinger Girl, Tales of Innocence) and detroit7

June 14, 2010 – The JapanFiles Digital Music Store adds releases from KOKIA and detroit7 this week, courtesy of a new partnership with Victor Entertainment.

Chart-topping Japanese singer/songwriter KOKIA is best known to Western audiences for her various contributions to anime/game soundtracks, including Origin ~Spirits of the Past~, Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon, Red Garden, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Broken Blade, Tales of Innocence, Tail Concerto, Suikoden II, Demon's Souls, Ar Tonelico III.

KOKIA has also contributed songs to Japanese TV shows and commercial campaigns, and she has performed internationally in China, France, Ireland, Poland, Belgium, and Germany. Her song "Arigatou..." reached #1 in Hong Kong in a cover version recorded by Sammi Cheng, and her song "Yume ga Chikara" was used for the Japan team at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Eight full-album releases from KOKIA are now available from JapanFiles, including "pearl - The Best Collection," "KOKIA infinity AKIKO -balance-" and "THE VOICE."


Also available this week is the full "Black & White" album from indie-punk favorites detroit7. The album released on JapanFiles is the full 12-track Japanese release (vs. the shortened version on iTunes). Fans can now download the full album with its original artwork at the JapanFiles Digital Music Store.


Supporting Japanese artists since 2004, JapanFiles specializes in digital sales and media promotion for indie and major Japanese music artists. Music downloads at the JapanFiles Digital Music Store are DRM-free and only 99 cents each.

JapanFiles has sponsored Japanese artist appearances at Sakura-Con, Anime Boston, A-Kon, FanimeCon, Anime Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Media Expo, Anime Vegas, Animex (Mexico), SXSW, Slim's (San Francisco), and Knitting Factory (New York City).

JapanFiles has produced over 20 USA CD releases for Japanese artists, including High and Mighty Color, girugamesh, Onmyo-za, LM.C, Morning Musume, Hangry & Angry, ketchup mania, Swinging Popsicle, LiN CLOVER, Budo Grape, BESPA KUMAMERO, and three volumes of the “Fresh Cuts from Japan” compilation series.

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