Amuro Namie Announces Retirement

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Revered J-pop singer Amuro Namie has announced that – after 25 years of being in the industry – it is time to retire, a shocking revelation for many as Namie has been considered a legend, with the accomplished woman being given such labels as “Queen of J-Pop” and the “Japanese Madonna”.

Namie delivered the saddening news by way of her website, stating that she will retire in September of next year and vowing to make her final year one filled with wonderful memories:

“I could not have gone 25 years without your support, for which I am eternally grateful. I plan to make the last year of my music career meaningful by focusing my full attention on creating a final album and performing at concerts.”

Some of Namie’s biggest hits hail from the 90’s, such as “Can You Celebrate?” which sold more than 2 million copies and her first album, “Sweet 19 Blues”, which sold 3 million.

Popular actress Kinoshita Yukina was supposedly greatly devastated by Namie’s announcement as she posted a video on her instagram doing nothing but crying in true attention-whore fashion; many were quick to berate her for using Namie’s retirement as an excuse to gain views and followers.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:26 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Bunch of weeboos jerking off to low budge anime commenting on a Jpop legend retiring? Sounds like a normal day in SC. "I've never heard of her, so she must be insignificant, just like me!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    haha, what do you expect. Most of these kids watch a couple animes and jerk off to akb 48. You think they would appreciate let alone know any Jpop?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would you assume they know about whatever akb 48 is over jpop? Jpop is usually the first they find out about.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Who is akb48

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Took the words right out of my mouth. Uncultured westerners can't appreciate the fact that most Japanese grew up listening to her. Degrading comments seems to be the only way to make themselves feel better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's Western culture to not appreciate anything.

    Comment by Anonymous

    What makes you think that "westerners" should care about some inferior, rip-off culture? Anime is the only worthwhile thing to come out of Japan and pretty much the only reason why some people give a fuck about Japan. Ask anyone who's interested in Japan, how did they get acquainted with its culture, and most, if not all, will tell you that it's anime that got them interested in Japan. The very one that japs are killing now by mocking anime and anime otaku and paying shit wedges to animators.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:09 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Do those wedges come with sour cream?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Cont from 17:34

    That said, there are a few more things that are or were top notch, such as superior 4x4 pickups, realistic looking sport entertainment, improvements or local modifications of foreign craft or mastery works, detailed SF and military toys, old or new snacks, hardcore porn made under direct or indirect influences of Yakuza, etc.

    As for Jpop, sorry, I listerns to anything and everything I like, be it symphony, country, cultural folk, industrial black metal, gangsta, dubstep, blues, motown, latin, techno, house, gospel, other pop, or whatever.

    Almost every anime OP and ED from the beginning till now, are my hidden top favorites. To me, without her anime songs, Amuro Namie would be just another one of those VIP singers I know are popular, with some songs I like, but otherwise would not give a rat's ass about. Without OP and ED, Jpop are just another nice and unique addition like Pop, Kpop, Cpop, or other pop, all of which I also don't give a rat's ass about, just like any other that only helps me learn other cultures or languages.

    Oh, and how is it hanging mainstream J media & TK family? Final end of an overextended shat era?

    Anyway, just know almost all the only music I have ever bought on tapes, disc, cd, digital, etc are almost all extended OP, ED, or anime related, and I paid for it with my wages or contracts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    wages*

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:15 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel sad for you

    Comment by Anonymous

    He is not wrong, a ton of highly talented and skilled animators gets the figurative wedges from most women, figurative wedgies from the mainsteam media in terms of treatment, wedgies in terms of treatment & pay, so much so they can only afford the Japanese equivalent of wedgies for every meals.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why westerners? For all you know, Sankaku commentators are shitposting nazi Trump loving Nigerians.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does the truth hurt your little feelings?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look where you are posting this.... All of you hipsters are all alike "Hypocrites" you make fun of others who watch or have an interest in anime or Jpn news, but you are doing the same damn thing LMAO. "Expose Yourself"

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are saying that no one can stand up to the degrading and condescending comments or else it makes them hypocrites? Get real.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of these condescending comments are "who is she" one liners. They seems like legit questions, thus I tried to gave some balanced personal opinions to, and not trolling "she is nobody", even if it is partly correct in terms of purely anime op and ed.

    But to almost all the milf shown nude on San, she is a somebody and probably some sort of teenage inspiration, before they hit reality.

    Comment by Anonymous

    P.S. Who is this AKB or ABK? And who is Amuro Namie? What non idol anime songs have their agencies licensed to? Do some of them also work like slaves too? Or gets hook fed substances by more powerful shady groups controlling everything too just like pretty much everywhere with a large population?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    she was perfect, amazing voice, and OF COURSE no one here would ever heard of her, 25 years of work in the industry, " the pokemon generation" only know akshitb48 and korean trash.
    No korean or american singer will ever be as good as her. She was big inspiration to me as a producer. And you guys can shove your shitty comments up your asses. Fuck you lazy bastards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:46 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Exactly.....SC audiences have really gone downhill and now the site is flooding with uncultured weeboos. Calling them otaku would be a disgrace to otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 26/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sad times. Definitely one of my favorites, and also was one of the first Japanese artists I listened to growing up as a kid, becoming a gateway into a new world of music from across the pond I can't imagine living without. Hard to believe she is already 40 years old with a son in high school. She sure deserves a well earned retirement after a long glorious career.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:57 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never heard of her before.

    By the surname she probably a newtype and surely a grand-grand-granddaughter of Amuro Ray.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    There's actually an animated music video featuing her piloting the Elmeth mobile armor and fighting Amuro Ray on the RX-78-2 Gundam. :D

    http://www.animelyrics.com/jpop/amuro/defendlove.htm

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:47 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You deserve free internet

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will she go into porn now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:01 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope she's not one of those girls that look good only on photos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never heard of her once...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:07 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've never heard of you, either.

    Comment by Anonymous

    She is a nobody.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah she's only been one of the best selling artists ever in Japan for the past 25 years. Yeah totally a nobody. Sold 35.5 million records which puts her neck and neck with Utada Hikaru who has been active about as long. Literally the only female solo artist that has beaten those two in sales is Hamasaki Ayumi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    She is a somebody, but in the anime world, she is close to a nobody. That might not be a bad thing.

    Now instead of her, her mentor, and the likes of her being an anime cliche, we have newer groups of idols being an anime genre.

    You ever wonder why do we have so many older anime with the female MC singing idol arc or episode?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why I can't stand western weeaboos.....Most Japanese grew up with her name, yet you pathetic plebs think you know all about Japan culture watching some third tier Animes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:24 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    She did a ED song for Inu yasha from way back when. It was a good song.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That ending was what got me to listen to more of her stuff in the first place. Wonderful song it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:59 01/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    She also did one piece opening 14. Really good voice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    She also did the ending to movie 3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:38 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, the seventh ending, Come.

    That Style album was so good. I still listen to it to this day. So Crazy, Put Em Up, Shine More & Namie's Style are awesome. I can't believe it was her lowest selling album. :( I guess people didn't like the cover songs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy shit, I didn't notice! It seems I have several of her songs in my playlists....

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:43 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn! She was one of the reasons I started learning Japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    SHE was the reason i LEARNED japanese and am teaching for 14 years

    Comment by Anonymous

    I'm sorry, who?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Who are you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm Mr. Imporant. Watch your filthy mouth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are three women in Japanese music that literally everyone knows Hamasaki Ayumi, Utada Hikaru and Amuro Namie. That right there should tell you that she is literally a household name in Japan. A Japanese have to have been stuck on an island alone still thinking WW2 was going on to not know who she is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amuro Namie is one of the goddesses that defined the Jpop genre....but I guess the name won't ring a bell for you pathetic scrubs whose balls haven't dropped yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    These weeboos think they know all about Japanese culture having watched a couple low budget animes lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:14 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This shat weeboo thinks he is not a weeboo, who thinks he is better than all other "weeboos", because he knows wiki, and hates all low budget anime and mainstream anime, except the edgy ones. Probably a millennial wannabe too, going through the self-hate stage, hence "weeboo" the word and the connotation.

    I am sorry, it is your that stage of life, don't worry, in a few years you will move on to hate properly like the mainstream.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:19 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know eh.....One of the Jpop legend retires.....their reaction is "who"? for real?

    Comment by Anonymous

    > one of the goddesses that defined the Jpop genre
    Sounds like... nothing worth mentioning.

    You little shits need to stop listening to that jap garbage. It kills your brain.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:34 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uncultured swine

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't mind the shat naysayers. You are probably just asking a legit question.

    She is basically Japan's Madonna, or Lady Gaga of the last generation. Pretty much a houshold name in Japan, and a "who's who" among Japanese or other Asians who were "mainstream" kids.

    One of the TK Family, lol. Hey, at least they inspired some cliche in anime and manga, including a few pre-AKB era idol anime and manga. Thanks for the lessons too TK, don't let huge successes and the fake titles that comes with it, gets to your head, especially in Japan. Hello, this is the booming miracle calling, how is it working out?

    Her songs and lyrics are not as "trend setting", "hip", or "toxic" as Madonna, however thanks to her, that is the final proof I needed to know how some girls are toxic or not.

    So sorry too, since it is not her, but her fans. Pretty much like how you can quickly and unfairly profile someone's attitude and beliefs if they are fans of Bieber, or Madonna, or whoever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks!




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