D-topia Entertainment

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Logo of D-Topia Universe (left), a new label in partnership and distribution with Universal Music Japan created in September 2010.

D-topia Entertainment (previously known as DTJ or D-Topia Japan) is a Japanese record label produced by Terukado Ōnishi, officially established in public prior to December 14, 2007. The label is dedicated to promoting girls' entertainment, particularly the music of female singers. It was formed as a business partnership between Avex Group, its co-area promoter, and Victor Entertainment, its distributing label.

On September 9, 2010, D-topia announced that they had paired with Universal Music Japan to create a new label, D-Topia Universe, with distribution by Universal Music Japan.[1] The label's first release was Mitsuki Aira's third full-length album, "???", released on November 17, 2010.

Musical style[edit]

The label's tagline is "Undertaking girls' entertainment" (ガールズエンターテイメントは引き受けます Gārusu entāteimento wa hikiukemasu?).[2]

Originally the home of rock-pop idol group Harenchi Punch, the main focus of D-topia was originally very idol-centric. Towards 2009, the focus of the label gradually shifted to mainstream electronica acts starting with Mega Trance audition winner Aira Mitsuki.

In 2010, D-topia's musical styles changed again, with the newcomer group KOR=GIRL performing in a sound incorporating alternative rock and electronica. Formerly an Akihabara-style technopop idol, Saori@destiny released the more experimental album "WORLD WILD 2010", which received some attention from critics for its mix of electronic dance music styles such as funk carioca and funkot, many of which had never been attempted in Japan before.

In 2012, the label added the idol group Happy Super Generation to its lineup of artists, who became ICT Lovelies!! in 2013.

The acts currently signed with D-topia all perform in an R&B style.

Current acts[edit]

  • Ready Candy Camp
  • Mariane Takanashi

Former Acts[edit]

  • 80_pan (previously Harenchi Punch & 80★PAN!) (Now Disbanded)
  • Saya Ozora (formerly of 80★PAN!) (graduated)
  • Aira Mitsuki (August 2007; March 2008 - Major Debut)
  • Kaze (August 2011)
  • Minamelo© (August 2011)
  • Saori@destiny (December 2007; March 2008 - Major Debut)
  • Miyabi Chinatsu (graduated)
  • Suzuoto Hikari (graduated)
  • The Sakura Telephone (project group)
  • Yui
  • Sayu
  • Rako
  • Rikaco
  • KOR=GIRL
  • Happy Super Generation
  • ICT Lovelies!! (formerly Happy Super Generation)

Releases[edit]

Albums

The following albums listed below are distributed by Victor Entertainment.

Catalogue No. Release Date Title Artist
VUCD-60001 [3] 2008/09/03 C.O.P.Y (limited edition) Mitsuki Aira
VUCD-60002 [4] 2008/09/03 C.O.P.Y (normal edition) Mitsuki Aira
VUCD-60003 [5] 2008/11/19 Japanese Chaos Saori@destiny
VUCD-60004 [6] 2009/03/18 Wow War Techno Saori@destiny
VUCD-60005 [7] 2009/07/22 Plastic (CD-only) Mitsuki Aira
VUCD-60006 [8] 2010/04/14 World Wild 2010 Saori@destiny
VUCD-60007 [9] 2010/06/02 6 Force (limited edition) Mitsuki Aira
VUCD-60008 [10] 2010/06/02 6 Force (normal edition) Mitsuki Aira
VUCD-60009 [11] 2010/07/21 KOR=GIRL I KOR=GIRL

The following albums are released under D-Topia Universe and is distributed by Universal Music Japan.

Catalogue No. Release Date Title Artist
POCS-1201 2010/11/17 ??? (CD-only) Mitsuki Aira
POCS-1202 2011/06/15 Domestic Domain Saori@destiny
POCS-1203 2011/12/07 X: Park of the Safari Aira Mitsuki x Saori@destiny
POCS-1205 2012/11/07 Dare ga Debut Dekiru no? Happy Super Generation
POCS-1208 2013/08/21 I'll Be Back Aira Mitsuki

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unnamed ref, topia.co.jp. Retrieved August 2011
  2. ^ "株式会社デートピア". D-topia.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^ "COPY Aira Mitsukiのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  4. ^ "COPY Aira Mitsukiのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Saori@destiny-リリース-ORICON STYLE ミュージック". Oricon.co.jp. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Saori@destiny-リリース-ORICON STYLE ミュージック". Oricon.co.jp. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  7. ^ "Aira Mitsuki-リリース-ORICON STYLE ミュージック". Oricon.co.jp. 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Saori@destiny-リリース-ORICON STYLE ミュージック". Oricon.co.jp. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  9. ^ "6 FORCE(初回限定盤) Aira Mitsukiのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  10. ^ "6 FORCE Aira Mitsukiのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  11. ^ "KOR=GIRL I KOR=GIRLのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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