NICO Touches the Walls has announced through their web page the release of a brand new single! The title of this single will be Uzu to Uzu, and will be available in three different versions. The title track will also be featured in the anime, Arslan Senki, as the show's second opening theme. The single will be available for purchase starting on September 2.
Kalafina has announced that it will be releasing its first studio album in over 2 years.
The trio's upcoming album will be titled "far on the water". It's release date has been set for September 16.
Upon the album's release, 3 different versions will be available. The album will have a regular edition featuring just the album on a CD. 2 limited editions will also be released, one with a bonus DVD and one with a bonus Blu ray, which will include music videos and live footage shot during the group's concert at Nippon Budokan.
On September 30, a 4th edition of the album will be released. The 4th version is called the Complete Production Edition. It will include a 2-disc set and a 12-inch analog record.
Ahead of the album's release, Kalafina will be releasing a new single titled "One Light" on August 12. The single will be used as the ending theme song for the anime series "Arslan Senki".
"far on the water" will be Kalafina's 5th studio album release. The group's last album, "Consolation", was released on March 20, 2013.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be having her nationwide tour titled "Crazy Party Night 2015" on September 5th and her new single "Crazy Party Night ~Pumpkin no Gyakushu~" will be its theme song. It is an early Halloween treat for fans and the song was written by CAPSULE's Yasutaka Nakata.
The quirky female artist's other songs, "No No No", "Oshiete Dance Floor", and "Kimama" will all be included in the single's September 1st release. In addition, its limited edition DVD will feature five songs from her "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu ~Himitsu no Sweet Powder Room~" special live which was held last April.
The track list and jacket covers for the single, which were designed by Steve Nakamura can be seen below.
01. Crazy Party Night ～Pumpkin no Gyakushu～
02. No No No
03. Oshiete Dance Floor
05. Crazy Party Night ～Pumpkin no Gyakushu～ -instrumental-
06. No No No -instrumental-
07. Oshiete Dance Floor -instrumental-
08. Kimama -instrumental-
Limited Edition DVD
「Kyary Pamyu Pamyu ～Himitsu no Sweet Powder Room～」
Alternative Japanese rock band Aqua Timez will treat fans by releasing two best-of albums this August 25 which also marks their 10th year anniversary in the industry.
Known for their hit singles featured in anime series like BLEACH and Japanese dramas like Gokusen, the group's two upcoming compilation albums will consist of 15 songs that are divided into two categories, "red" and "blue". Thus, releasing them with titles, "10th Anniversary Best『RED』" and "10th Anniversary Best『BLUE』". Along with the twin albums' regular and limited editions, additional "team AQUA" editions with special DVDs just like that of the limited editions will also be made available. The full track lists, details, and jacket covers for both are all provided below.
Meanwhile, Aqua Timez is set to have a new single before the albums' release. "Saigo Made II" will be available on August 5th. The band seems so up to their neck with all these releases as they are also about to wrap up their ongoing Nippon Budokan nationwide tour by August 16th. A week after that, the band's official artist book is going to fill up stores.
Check out the details of Aqua Timez's albums.
[10th Anniversary Best『RED』]
team AQUA Edition
01. Toushindai no Love Song
02. Ketsui no Asa ni
04. Chiisana Tenohira
06. Natsu no Kakera
07. Plumeria～Hana Uta～
08. Ehagaki no Haru
10. Hina Yume
12. Sakura Michi
14. because you are you
15. Gold Medal
Limited Edition DVD
＜Studio Live "Red Jam"＞
01. Sakura Michi
team AQUA Edition CD
01. Yume Fuusen
02. Yasashii Kioku～evalastingII～
03. Honto wa Ne
04. Aki ni Naru no ni
05. Kanade Ai
07. Perfect World -blue forest ver.-
08. Sora ni Chikai Machi
09. Pocket no Naka no Uchuu
10. Kaze ni Fukarete
11. Cranberry Jam
12. The FANtastic Journey
13. Toushindai no Love Song（Independent Production from 2004）
team AQUA Edition DVD
＜「Toushindai no Love Song」Music Video 2015＞
01. TYPE A
02. TYPE B
03. TYPE C
04. TYPE D
05. TYPE E
06. TYPE F
team AQUA Edition
01. Sen no Yoru wo Koete
04. STAY GOLD
05. GRAVITY 0
06. Mayonaka no Orchestra
09. Tegami Henshin
10. Sing Along
11. Saigo Made II
12. Noumu Nochi
13. Memento Mori
14. LOST PARADE
15. Eve no Ketsuron
Limited Edition DVD
＜Studio Live "Blue Jam"＞
01. Sen no Yoru wo Koete
03. Carpe Diem
04. Sing Along
team AQUA Edition CD
02. Samishiki Warera
04. No Live, No Life
05. on the run
06. Nagasukita Yoru ni
07. Ryuusei no Uta
08. Tsuki no Curtain
09. Full a Gain
10. Sora ni Tsuzuku Michi
12. Heikou Sekai
13. Yoru no Hate（Independent Production from 2004）
14. Tegami Henshin（demo version）
team AQUA Edition DVD
＜Aqua Timez 2005-2015 Kuradashi Eizou＞
01. 2014.12.31 The FANtastic COUNTDOWN 2014-2015 / Ebisu The Garden Hall 「hey my men feat.OK.Joe」「Ayumi」「Ikite」MC and others
02. 2005.11.26 HEAVEN'S ROCK SHINTOSHIN「Yoru no Hate」
03. 2006.08.24 SUMMER LIVE TOUR 06 / Zepp Tokyo「Samishiki Warera」「Hitorigoto」
SEKAI NO OWARI announced that it will be releasing a new single titled "SOS / Present" on September 25.
The upcoming single will be the band's first double A-side single since the band signed on to a major label.
3 different versions of the single will be available for purchase. the regular edition will only include the single in a CD format. The limited edition A will include a bonus DVD that has the music video and making-of for "SOS". The limited edition B will include a DVD that has 4 live recordings from the band’s “TOKYO FANTASY” concert on October 4, 2015.
"SOS" will be used as the theme song for the 2nd movie of the "Attack on Titan" live-action series. "Present" is being used as the image song for the 82nd NHK National School Music Contest.
D fans have another reason to become a little more excited; the tracklist details for their upcoming single, "HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY", has just been revealed! You'll be able to pick it up in any of its four editions, A (includes a DVD), B (includes an extended booklet), C, or D, on September 16. However, if you're feeling especially extravagant, you can reserve all four editions right now at CDJapan, and receive a special slipcase to house them all in!
Below is the complete tracklist for HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY.
(Judging by D's official website, it would appear that cover art for each edition is currently under-construction)
Alice Nine, or now A9 have just unveiled all the information regarding their new mini-album "銀河ノヲト (Ginga no Oto)" and a new music video for "Spiegel (Mirror)".
Sadly for those overseas fans who can't wait to get their hands on this release, their new mini-album will be a live-limited release (2,500 yen + tax). The final date has been set on August 23, the day of their 11th anniversary live "Re:birth-飛翔-".
Kiyoharu (清春) has some big plans laid out for late 2015 early 2016! The accomplished musician is scheduled to release his 9th solo album this year in October (about three years after the release of his 8th solo album, "UNDER THE SUN"). Exact details, like tracklist, editions and the official release date (on his birthday, Oct 30, perhaps?) are all unknown at the moment, but we can expect that information to be released very soon.
Furthermore, Kiyoharu has a nice, lengthy tour that'll straddle this year and the next. Check the dates below to see what show best suits your schedule.
"Kiyoharu TOUR Tenshi no Uta 2015 "21" (清春 TOUR 天使の詩 2015「21」)
December 23, 2015 (Wed) Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama Bay Hall December 31, 2015 (Thu) Osaka Namba Hatch
January 10, 2016 (Sun) Miyagi Prefecture Rensa
January 11, 2016 (Mon) Miyagi Prefecture darwin
January 16, 2016 (Sat) Kyoto KYOTO MUSE
January 17, 2016 (Sun) Kyoto KYOTO MUSE
January 23, 2016 (Sat) Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO
January 30, 2016 (Sat) Saitama HEAVEN'S ROCK VJ-3
February 6, 2016 (Sat) Shizuoka Prefecture LiveHouse Hamamatsu
February 7, 2016 (Sun) Gifu Prefecture club-G
February 09, 2016 (Tue) Aichi Prefecture DIAMOND HALL
February 13, 2016 (Sat) Chiba Prefecture KASHIWA PALOOZA
February 14, 2016 (Sun) Chiba Prefecture KASHIWA PALOOZA
February 19, 2016 (Fri) Tochigi HEAVEN'S ROCK Utsunomiya VJ-2 February 20, 2016 (Sat) Saitama HEAVEN'S ROCK Kumagaya VJ-1
February 26, 2016 (Fri) Ibaraki prefecture LIGHT HOUSE
February 27, 2016 (Sat) Ibaraki Prefecture LIGHT HOUSE
March 5, 2016 (Sat) Ishikawa Prefecture Kanazawa EIGHT HALL
March 11, 2016 (Fri) Tokyo Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO [Fan Club members only concert]
March 13, 2016 (Sun) Gunma Prefecture Takasaki club FLEEZ
March 18, 2016 (Fri) Ehime Prefecture Matsuyama Salon Kitty
SID has announced to release their first single in almost a year. Currently, there is no information regarding tracklist, title, or artwork; the only thing available at the moment is that the single will drop on November. SID was known for being hardworking and releasing several CDs during a year. Strangely, their last release was White tree, released in December of last year.
UVERworld has announced the release of a new single this August! The title of single is I LOVE THE WORLD, and will drop on August 26 and will be available in two different versions. Further information regarding the tracklist is set to be revealed at a later date. For now, you can already pre-order the single on CDJapan.
UVERworld also recently celebrated their 15th anniversary as a band and 10 years since their major debut this month! Congratulations to them!
Just moments ago, DEZERT has made an important announcement at their official blog. Their guitarist キラ (Kira) has decided to depart from the band, and this will happen after the tour final live of their summer one-man tour, which will be celebrated at Akasaka Blitz on September 27. The live-limited CD they would distribute at the tour final will be cancelled.
The reason doesn't seem to be musical differences but Kira's own problems. He had also decided that DEZERT would be his last band.
Follow DEZERT in their summer one-man live tour, and meet Kira for one last time:
"[4時20分の解体実験 ]-前編- (4-Ji 20 Bu no Kaitai Jikken -Zenpen- )"
A new announcement recently made over at R-Shitei's official website brought light to their fourth upcoming album! And it is finally coming out in October! Sadly, no further details has been made available for the time being.
Since the release of their latest album VISUAL IS DEAD, they have released five singles in total—including a double A side single—and each single has been quite different from one and the other. So if we were to see a lot of them included in the new album, expect a messy and inconsistent album.
If that's not the case, and we instead see an album with mainly newly recorded songs, I would still prepare for an album that's way different from VISUAL IS DEAD; speaking of which, also had a lack of fluency, primarily because of the many singles they have included in it. However, assuming the upcoming album will be based on the musical style that Last Rain (from VISUAL IS DEAD) delivered, then this might be something I personally really going to enjoy, since I'm very satisfied with their recent singles.
These are of course only hypothesis, and I don't expect them to come true as the band just released Suicide Memories (スーサイドメモリーズ) back in June, leaving them without time to compose such amount of new material.
Japan has always been one of the safest countries around, but even they can't escape their share of criminal activity. Unfortunately, SuG's equipment van was stolen yesterday, July 30th, during the morning. On the positive side of things, no equipment was on board the van at the moment of the theft, so their guitars, amps, drum kits and such are safe. SuG has asked fans through their twitter account to help find their van. So, for anyone in Japan, they are asking to contact the band through a direct message on twitter if they happen to hear or see a white and grey Toyota HiAce. Vocalist Takeru has responded to the theft, saying that the spirit of such people is garbage and pathetic.
We hope the band is able to recuperate their stolen van.