Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s New Song ‘Kizunami’ to Feature as Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata’s Main Theme

06.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

2018 is the year of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, who released her new song Kimino Mikata earlier this year and recently concluded her 4th world tour. Excitement and anticipation surrounding the singer has been high, and this has become even more so with the recent announcement of her first new album in four years. Titled Japamyu, the brand new record will drop on September 26.

In more recent news, it’s just been announced that one of the new songs on the album, Kizunami, will be used as the main theme song for the upcoming anime film Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata set for release on October 5. The film is an original anime adaptation of the hit mobile game Monster Strike which has over 45 million players worldwide.

 

The new song Kizunami will be released as a standalone single on September 7 ahead of the album’s release.

The feature film was created by XFLAGTM, who produce entertainment under their slogan Ketahazure na Bouken o (“Embarking on an Exceptional Adventure”). It is produced by Orange who are one of the foremost leading studios in the production of gorgeous CG animation. The film is graced by an exceptional voice cast including Masataka Kubota who plays protagonist Kanata, Alice Hirose who plays the heroine Sora, and voice actor veteran Kōichi Yamadera who plays Senju.

 

■Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata Music Video

 

The story takes place in a world where 13 years ago, part of Tokyo suddenly breaks away and floats up into the sky. Our protagonist Kanata (Masataka Kubota) is your every day high school student who began living with his grandmother after his parents passed away. He encounters Sora (Alice Hirose), a mysterious girl who came from the sky. The two of them work together to help save the citizens whose worlds are fated to war. Kanata, who still doesn’t know exactly who he is, must learn to mature alongside Sora and his allies as they navigate through the war.

 

The film’s main theme song Kizunami was written by music producer Yasutaka Nakata who ensured to maintain the story’s theme of strong friendship. It’s an oriental and jaunty track in which you can very much feel Kyary’s essence and outlook. A collaborative music video was also released that features the song together with scenes of the movie.

 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Comments
In the movie, the protagonist Kanata meets characters like Sora and the vampire siblings Tōya and Yūna who he fights and grows alongside while discovering the importance of the bond between friends. I think the lyrics [of the song] convey things like how it’s good to have friends and how wonderful it is to be connected to the heart of those important to you you want to protect. I particularly love the title ‘Kizunami.’ I believe it’s a heartwarming pop song that makes you think about the people precious to you.

 

The full tracklist has also unveiled, including new songs like Oto no Kuni and Enka Natrium, as well as a cover of CAPSULE’s famous song Koi no Hana (2001). They are all songs that Yasutaka Nakata himself has much confidence in. Digital pre-orders for the album will open on the iTunes Store on September 7 so be sure to check it out.

 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will hold a special live event at LakeTown’s 10th Anniversary Special Live on September 30 at 4:00pm to promote the release of the album.

 

It’s time to get excited about the next big release from one of Japan’s most internationally celebrated artists.

 

■Information

“Japamyu”

On Sale: September 26, 2018

・First Press Limited Edition: CD+DVD – ¥4,800 (Pre-Tax) [WPZL-31480/1]

*First press limited edition includes digipak packaging, special photo book and 23-track live DVD at “KPP Japan Iyahoi Tour 2017.”

・Regular Edition: CD – ¥3,000 (Pre-Tax) [WPCL-12900]

 

“Kizunami” Standalone Release

On Sale: September 7, 2018
Download Link:  https://kyary.lnk.to/Kizunami

 

Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata
Release Date: October 5, 2018
Cast: Masataka Kubota, Alice Hirose, Kōichi Yamadera, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Aoi Yūki
Theme Song: “Kizunami” by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

 

Album Release Event
LakeTown 10th Anniversary Special Live – “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Original 4th Album ‘Japamyu’ Commemorative Special Event”
Venue: AEON LakeTown mori
Date: September 30, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Location: mori 1F (Ki no Hiroba courtyard)
Programme: Mini live show and handshake session
*Free to watch
Full Details (Japanese): https://wmg.jp/kyary/news/82084/

 

Tour Schedule
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu JAPAMYU HALL TOUR 2018 “Hoshikuzu”: http://2018hall.kyary.asobisystem.com

 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Official Website: http://kyary.asobisystem.com/

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  • MMN INTERVIEW: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu speaks about her experiences performing abroad in the run up to her 4th World Tour

    20.April.2018 | FEATURES / MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s 4th world tour, officially titled Kyary Pamyu Pamyu World Tour 2018 THE SPOOKY OBAKEYASHIKI -PUMPKINS STRIKE BACK-, begins on May 20.

     

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    This tour is a continuation of her Halloween themed concert inspired by obakeyashiki, or Japanese haunted houses, which was first held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in late October last year. The concert received widespread attention, such as for its promotional horror inspired trailer, as well as the on-stage performance itself and its many elements. Now, Kyary is set to take her Halloween show overseas. I spoke to her about the concept behind the live show, her thoughts on her three previous world tours, and her new single that was just released this month.

     

    Interview & Text: Mami Naruta / Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

     

    ――Your fourth world tour will take on the same ‘Japanese style haunted house’ theme as your Halloween event THE SPOOKY OBAKEYASHIKI ~PUMPKINS STRIKE BACK~ that was held in October 2017, correct?

     

    Up until now, my world tour shows have had a sort of “Hi, I’m Kyary Pamyu Pamyu!” self-introductory kind of feel to them. I think there are a lot of fans overseas who have come to like what I do after seeing the content of my music videos, so when I performed live, I wore the same looks from those videos, and mostly sang songs that foreign fans would know. I think if I do that it’s what will please them the most.

     

    But this time, I want to take my Halloween show that I did in Japan overseas and perform it exactly as I did in Japan, for everyone to enjoy. And since the theme is Japanese haunted houses, it would be nice if they liked that unique, characteristic cuteness that Japanese monsters have.

     

    ――Will the show have parts that you performed in Japan arranged in a certain way for overseas?

     

    I think it would be difficult to convey the entire story to people overseas, so some parts will be omitted. But the vision for the set is exactly the same, and so are the monster characters, so we’ll still be able to give them a Japanese haunted house live show.

     

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    ――You have been on three world tours to date. In 2013 you took 100% KPP WORLD TOUR to 13 cities in 8 countries; in 2014 you took NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014 to 11 countries, and in 2016 you toured 6 countries with KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016. Please tell me about any instances that left an impression on you, or any memories that have stuck with you.

     

    My first world tour was tough. I went there with all the same staff that accompany me at concerts in Japan, but there were many things that were new for them too. Things like interviews, the schedule for moving from place to place, rehearsals. I remember a lot of difficulties we had. And we weren’t used to local coverage. It was my first time, so I was also worried about whether people would show up, and there were mentally challenging things too. But after all that, I was able to enjoy sightseeing at each location, so I got used to being there.

     

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    ――Does each region have its own particular way of enjoying a concert, and are overseas fans different?

     

    There aren’t any huge differences from country to country, but people abroad are very enthusiastic, and their cheers are amazing. Everyone is sort of animalistic, in a good way. They move their bodies and let their voices out in line with their emotions. They dance, they cry. I can see that they are enjoying themselves.

     

    ――What are you conscious of during performances abroad that you aren’t at a concert in Japan?

     

    I learn greetings in the language of each country, then later write it onto paper to read. English is still okay, but German pronunciation is pretty tough. They have a sound that’s sort of between ‘ke’ and ‘ko,’ like ‘qu’. Chinese pronunciation hard too.

     

    ――What has been been your most enjoyable or happy moment at an overseas concert?

     

    I was a little anxious about my last world tour because there was a two-year gap. I wondered whether people would come, and thought “Man, it’s been two years.” But once I went, everyone was was pleased, and they said “We’ve waited TWO years!” That made me really happy.

     

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    ――You released your first new song in a while, Kimino Mikata, on April 11th. It would be great if this one reaches people inside and outside Japan too.

     

    It’s my first new song in a year, so I think people overseas have been waiting for it too. I challenged myself to rapping for the first time on this one. The music video was taken in one shot. Tablets are used in it to express the content of the lyrics. It’s full of numerous gimmicks, so I think people overseas can enjoy it too even if they don’t understand Japanese.

     

    ――Just to reiterate, what does a concert mean for you?

     

    Concerts are my favourite part of my job. It’s more fun than anything else! Of course I like performing and touring in Japan too, but the excitement overseas is amazing, so I’m looking forward to what’s to come!

     

    ――Please leave a message for all your fans waiting for you and your world tour.

     

    This will be my fourth world tour, you guys. I’m bringing a Japanese haunted house themed stage to you. Please look forward to it! I’m also looking forward to meeting all of my fans abroad!

     

     

     きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ ワールドツアー2018

    ■Information

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu World Tour 2018
    THE SPOOKY OBAKEYASHIKI 
    -PUMPKINS STRIKE BACK-

     

    05.20 @ LONDON – England – KOKO

    http://www.koko.uk.com

    Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/kyary-pamyu-pamyu-koko-tickets/8036795

     

    05.22 @ GERMANY – Berlin – COLUMBIA THEATRE

    https://columbia-theater.de

    Tickets: http://x-why-z.eu/kyary-pamyu-pamyu-tickets-379.html

     

    05.23 @ GERMANY – Köln – Die Kantine

    https://kantine.com

    Tickets: http://x-why-z.eu/kyary-pamyu-pamyu-tickets-380.html

     

    06.18 @ USA – New York – Playstation theater

    http://www.playstationtheater.com

    Tickets: https://www.axs.com/events/351056/kyary-pamyu-pamyu-tickets

     

    06.20 @ USA – San Francisco – The Regency Ballroom

    http://www.theregencyballroom.com

    Tickets: https://www.axs.com/events/351004/kyary-pamyu-pamyu-ythe-spooky-obakeyashikiy-tickets

     

    06.22 @ USA – Los Angeles – The Fonda Theatre

    http://www.fondatheatre.com

    Tickets: https://www.axs.com/events/351133/kyary-pamyu-pamyu-ythe-spooky-obakeyashikiy-tickets

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Official Website: http://kyary.asobisystem.com/

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    07.August.2020 | MUSIC

    American DJ and record producer Steve Aoki performed at “Tomorrowland Around The World 2020 The Digital Festival” on July 25, 2020, which was the first digital run of Belgian electronic dance music festival Tomorrowland. The twice Grammy-nominated artist performed his hit remix of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s track Ninja Re Bang Bang which was released in June. Steve uploaded part of his performance on his official YouTube channel.

     

     

    For the world’s dance music fans, Tomorrowland hails as one of the music festivals that everyone wants to experience at least once in their lives. This year, the six-day festival was originally scheduled to take place from July 17 but was cancelled in April as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that didn’t stop the festival from delivering the best in electronic music to the world as the event was taken online for the first time on July 25 and 26 for the first-ever edition of “Tomorrowland Around The World 2020 The Digital Festival.”

    Over 60 artists performed including David Guetta, Katy Perry, and of course Steve Aoki. Over 1 million music fans around the world purchased tickets to the online festival who enjoyed the best in electronic music which used the latest in cutting-edge technology to create a virtual 3D environment. Steve Aoki performed on the main stage on Day 1. Steve is a resident DJ of Tomorrowland having appeared every year since 2011. For 2020, he served his strongest set list to date.

     

    His set included the track Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix. The song is a remix of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s famous track Ninja Re Bang Bang and was written for the global Nintendo Switch title Ninjala.

    Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix was released by Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak in America and Smash the House in Europe. The track has enjoyed much attention across major music streaming services, making it onto numerous popular playlists including the ‘Tomorrowland Official Playlist.’ The digital Tomorrowland festival, which saw concertgoers and music fanatics around the world come together, was the first place Steve has performed the song.

     

    Music lovers around the world reacted positively to the performance. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu herself has toured the world four times, and her music has once again reached people across the globe.

     

    A DJ mix of Steve Aoki’s set at Tomorrowland Around The World 2020 The Digital Festival is now streaming on Apple Music. Video footage of his full set from the event will also be posted on the festival’s “Tomorrowland 2020 Relive Platform” on August 13, 2020 at midnight (JST). Tickets are now on sale to watch the archived footage.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Features in Summer Promotional Poster For Shiseido Beauty Square in Harajuku

    12.July.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

    A new summer key visual was released on July 10, 2020 for Shiseido Beauty Square, a beauty facility in front of Harajuku Station, featuring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, who is an ambassador for the establishment.

    Beauty Square’s concept aims to have people discovering their beauty, having fun, sharing experiences, and learning the latest in the scene. Visitors will be able to purchase cosmetics and makeup products, participate in interactive digital content, experience the salon where hair and makeup artists will beauty up customers, and more. Focused on younger customers, Beauty Square is a place to find your inner beauty, and what better place to do it than in Harajuku—Tokyo’s hub for youth fashion, beauty, and culture?

    The new key visual conceives Harajuku’s night sky lit up by bright and vivid fireworks, with Kyary’s hair and makeup an expression of the balance and harmony of beauty. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu conveys the sense of beauty and transience of Japanese fireworks and a midsummer night’s dream. Kyary will continue to collaborate with “Beauty Diversity” focused company Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada on a variety of beauty projects that will stimulate people’s curiosity when it comes to beauty.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix’ Gets Picked Up in Playlists Worldwide

    03.July.2020 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s new release Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix hit download and streaming services on June 25 (June 24 local time in Europe and the US). The track was released from twice Grammy nominated international celebrity DJ Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak as well as the prominent label Smash the House which plays host to the Belgian dance music festival Tomorrowland.


    This song is the first from a Japanese female artist to be released from these two international music labels. Right now, the track is enjoying much attention across major music streaming services, making it onto popular playlists including the ‘Tomorrowland Official Playlist’ which boasts 1.2 million followers, as well as ‘Friday Cratediggers’ which is a collection of weekly dance and electronic music picked up by producer, DJ, and remixer Bassboy. Kyary has also featured as the profile picture on Electropolis, which curates artists at the forefront of Japan’s dance music scene, and Kira Kira Pop Japan, which brings together pop numbers in Japan that are able to develop independently from ordinary pop music.

     

    Moreover, the remix was released as part of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s collaboration with the Nintendo Switch™️ title Ninjala. As of June 30, Ninjala has already sold over 2 million copies. Future in-game collaborations are also set to be held with Kyary.

     

    Spotify Playlist Links (Excerpt)

    Tomorrowland Official Playlist

    Smash The House Radio

    Friday Cratediggers

    Steve Aoki’s Neon Future Playlist

    Electropolis

    Kira Kira Pop: Japan

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang’ Remixed by Steve Aoki For Nintendo Switch’s Ninjala

    25.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s hit song Ninja Re Bang Bang was remixed by twice Grammy Award-nominated DJ Steve Aoki. Titled Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix, the song was released worldwide today across digital and streaming music services.

    The song was released in the US from Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak as well as the prominent label Smash the House which plays host to the Belgian dance music festival Tomorrowland. That makes Kyary for the first Japanese female artists to have a release from both of these international labels.

    Steve Aoki’s remix of Ninja Re Bang Bang was released as part of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s collaboration with the new video game Ninjala which was released worldwide on Nintendo Switch™️ yesterday (June 24).

     

    Steve commented: “I’ve always been a huge, huge fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and her producer Yasutaka Nakata, so getting to work on this remix made me so happy. It really is an honour. It’s a really great song, so working on it was a lot of fun for me.”

     

    “Ninjala” Commercial (feat. Ninja Re Bang Bang Remix)

    As well as a commercial, a special Ninjala x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu mashup video was released to promote the game. The video below sees the Ninjala characters doing the famous Ninja Re Bang Bang choreography. Steve Aoki also makes an appearance.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu x Ninjala – “Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix” Mashup Video

    As well as these two videos, future in-game collaborations are set to take place in Ninjala, so look forward to them.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Steps Up As Harajuku’s Beauty Square Ambassador

    21.June.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

    On June 18, WITH HARAJUKU, a shopping complex located in front of Harajuku Station, opened its Shiseido beauty facility “Beauty Square” on the first floor. To strike a chord with beauty-loving millennials across the country, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been appointed as the shop’s ambassador. With “beauty diversity” as its main theme, Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada is also getting involved by launching a variety of beauty projects.

     

    Harajuku Shiseido Beauty Square Ambassador Video:

     

    Before the facility celebrated its grand opening, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu stepped through its doors, visiting the makeup counter and enjoying the fun interactive features such as the large LED screen located in the centre which displays endless videos.

    The concept of Beauty Square is to become an interactive space to discover beauty, have fun, and share your experiences. Along with the sale of cosmetics, customers can enjoy digital interactive experiences to connect with the world of beauty or treat themselves to a makeover at the hair and makeup salon, which will glamour up your look in the bat of an eye.

     

    From transforming your look to digital interaction, this is the perfect day out for fashion-lovers from all over the world.

  • Steve Aoki Remixes Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Hit Song ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang’

    19.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Famous DJ Steve Aoki has remixed Kary Pamyu Pamyu’s hit song Ninja Re Bang Bang. The remix will be released worldwide simultaneously on June 25, 2020 (JST).

    The new remix was created in collaboration with the heavily anticipated Nintendo Switch™ game Ninjala – the multiplayer action game where bubble gum is your primary weapon. The news of the remix was unveiled when Kyary Pamyu Pamyu took part in a guest stream to promote the game.

    As the entire world is eagerly awaiting for the game to drop, the news of a collaboration with world-famous names Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Steve Aoki has taken things to a whole new level. DJ Steve Aoki is a self-proclaimed fan of Kyary’s producer Yasutaka Nakata and a keen gamer with his own e-sports team and deep knowledge and love for the gaming world. This is clearly the ultimate tag team.

     

    Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix will be released by Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak in America and Smash the House, famously known for being a host of the huge European festival Tomorrowland.

    The album artwork has also been unveiled, revealing an illustration of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Steve Aoki sharing what seems to be the most unbreakable handshake ever imaginable. Their cartoon arms twist together, showing their confidence in each other. The artwork was created by Steve Nakamura, who has designed artwork for many of Kyary’s albums.

     

    From June 24, 2020, the new remix will feature as the ending theme song for the Ninjala cartoon anime which you can catch on Ninjala’s official YouTube channel. The remix will also feature as the commercial song for Ninjala TV commercials which will be broadcast across Japan from June 25.

     

    For Steve Aoki, Kyary and Ninjala, the collaborations are only just getting started. Stay tuned as the trio release even more exciting contents together.

     

    A Statement from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    “I’m so pleased to announce that world-famous DJ Steve Aoki has remixed my song Ninja Re Bang Bang, which was released seven years ago! Although many live concerts held overseas and even in Japan have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, I’m so happy that I can still deliver music and happiness to fans through Ninjala. The remix will feature on Ninjala’s commercials and cartoon anime so please look forward to it!”

     

    ©GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. 

  • Beauty Square: Discover Your Inner Beauty at Harajuku’s New Beauty Salon

    18.June.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

    Shiseido is set to open its new beauty salon Beauty Square inside WITH HARAJUKU on June 18, 2020. WITH HARAJUKU is a shopping centre located in front of Harajuku Station in Tokyo.

    Beauty Square’s concept aims to have people discovering their beauty, having fun, sharing experiences, and learning the latest in the scene. Visitors will be able to purchase cosmetics and makeup products, participate in interactive digital content, experience the salon where hair and makeup artists will beauty up customers, and more. Focused on younger customers, Beauty Square is a place to find your inner beauty, and what better place to do it than in Harajuku—Tokyo’s hub for youth fashion, beauty, and culture?

    Beauty Square is split into 4 separate zones: the Go-Live Zone, Brand Zone, Installation Zone, and Salon Zone. Let’s take a look at each in detail.

     

    Go-Live Zone

    In this area, the real world and digital world collide: enormous LED screens and signs fill the area where a variety of content will be broadcast, like hair and makeup tips from the Salon Zone artists. Influencers will visit the Go-Live Zone everyday and stream live.

     

    Brand Zone

    Brand Zone is the shopping area of Beauty Square featuring a lineup of numerous Shiseido group brands, like Laura Mercier, SHISEIDO, SHISEIDO PROFESSIONAL, Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, NARS, bareMinerals, IPSA, Cle de Peau Beaute, THE GINZA, and more. The Brand Zone also offers a one-on-one counselling service carried out by beauty consultants.

     

    Installation Zone

    This is the entertainment space filled with immersive artistic content like towering LED screens, kinetic lights that move up and down, moving lights, as well a tie-up with the 3D avatar social media app ZEPETO for customers to interact with, and more. Events and pop-up shops will also open in this area.

     

    Salon Zone

    Makeup artists who honed their skills and craft at the hair and makeup academy and studio SABFA will be customers’ one-on-on producers, carrying out personal hair and makeup styling. Talks will also be held.

    The restaurant and lounge SHISEIDO PARLOUR THE HARAJUKU opened up on the 8th floor on June 16, 2020, where people from around the world can enjoy the traditional taste of SHISEIDO PARLOUR.

    Japanese international superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has also been appointed the ambassador f Beauty Square. She will be promoting beauty in various forms throughout the year with the theme “Beauty Diversity.”

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Feature in First Nintendo Switch Ninjala Live Stream

    10.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Ninjala is an upcoming multiplayer action game set to release worldwide on the Nintendo Switch™ on June 24, 2020. The first ever live stream of the game is set to broadcast on the official Ninjala YouTube channel on June 18, 2020.

     

    In the world of Ninjala, players blow bubble gum to craft different weapons and fight using the fighting style of ninjutsu. Players can also transform into nearby objects, and they must use parkour to traverse different landscapes while aiming to take down their opponents.

    The first guest of the first official live stream is none other than Japanese pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu who will play the game. The live stream will take place on YouTube and Twitch. Look forward to seeing the game in action, as well as seeing how well Kyary can do!

    The 5th Ninjala dev diary was also released on June 9 where the developers reflected on the second open beta test that as well as well as introduce two new weapons that haven’t been seen before: the Scroll Blade and Drum Beat. Check out the full video below.


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    © GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

  • Dance With Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in Her New TikTok Dance Challenge

    27.April.2020 | MUSIC

    On Saturday, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announced a hashtag challenge on TikTok via her official account for her new song KAMAITACHI which is set to run from May 1, 2020 at 12:00 (JST) to May 4, 2020 at 12:00 (JST).

    Kyary invites fans to use the duet function to and dance the choreography from her new song KAMAITACHI. The hashtag for this challenge is #この糸は切れない, which translates to “this thread can’t be cut,” a reference to her music video for the track in which the characters she plays are bound by fate, represented by them being tied by the fingers with string.

     

    TikTok Duets enables users to line their video up side by side with another’s video. For this #この糸は切れない challenge, Kyary and fans can feel connected together through the dance and using the string. Even if they cannot meet as a result of the lockdown, they can dance together on TikTok.

     

    Kyary has posted a video on TikTok to show us how to do the dance, so copy her and make your own duet. Select videos that are posted will also be officially liked by Kyary via her official TikTok account.

     

    Get involved and brighten your day a little while you’re cooped up at home. Check below for full details on participating.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Releases ‘KAMAITACHI’ Music Video & Announces TikTok Live Stream

    24.April.2020 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s new song KAMAITACHI finally dropped today on April 24, 2020 at 00:00 across all major music streaming services, including Spotify.

    Kyary also premiered the music video on YouTube in line with the song’s release. It’s a must-see for fans, especially if you’ve ever wondered what Kyary would look like as a bald priest! Popular Japanese comedy duo Kamaitachiーwhose stage names happen to be the same as Kyary’s new trackーalso make a cute appearance wearing SFX makeup.

    Kyary also took part in responding to fans’ comments in the live chat box for the premiere. They commented things like, “You’re even cute as a monk” and “You shaved it all off!” to which she responded, “It’s just SFX makeup!”

    Japanese fans were also entertained by comedy duo Kamaitachi turning into Kamaitachi themselves.

     

    KYARY PAMYU PAMYU – KAMAITACHI (Music Video)

     

    A bonus video was also posted showing how they created the makeup for Kamaitachi as well as the duo shooting their scenes. Another making-of video is scheduled to be posted on April 25 at 12:00 (JST) showing Kyary recording her scenes.

     

    Making Video (Kamaitachi ver.)

     

    Kyary is set to live stream on TikTok on April 25 at 20:00 (JST) to commemorate the release of her new track. She will talk about the song itself, show fans how to do the dance, and comment to fans in real time. Don’t miss out – follow her on TikTok below.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Official TikTok account.

    https://vt.tiktok.com/hdsYQQ/

    *Please note that “TikTok Live” is not yet an official function on the TikTok app. This live stream will be limited in some aspects.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Teases New Song ‘KAMAITACHI’ With Three Teaser Videos

    20.April.2020 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu just announced on her Instagram Live that her new song KAMAITACHI will be released across all major music streaming services on April 24, 2020 at 00:00 (JST). Kyary also announced that the song’s music video will premiere on YouTube on the same day and at the same time.

     

    KAMAITACHI was written by Yasutaka Nakata and sees the worlds of the oriental and fantasy come together through Kyary’s unique lens. It’s a song of puppy love laced with sad lyrics that echo against a bright springtime melody.

    Fans joined Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at home on her Instagram Live where they listened to her new song ‘KAMAITAICHI’ together with her. She teased them with some of the track’s choreography, as well as spoke about the production of the music video.

    In the run up to the music video’s release, teaser videos will also be posted over the next three days, starting from today on April 20. Who on earth could the two mysterious figures in the teasers be!? Be sure to tune in every day for the teasers in the run up to the official release.

    Kyary will be reading and commenting in the chat when the video premieres too, so be sure to tune in and watch it together with her.

    Kyary is also set to host another Instagram Live stream just before the music video’s release on April 23, 2020.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – “KAMAITACHI” YouTube Premiere

     

    *YouTube Premieres is a feature that lets viewers watch and experience a new video together at the same time, much like a movie or TV show premiere. Viewers and the channel owner can type in the chat box in real time for free while the video plays.

  • With the world on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, everybody is cooped up indoors and spending time at home. If you’re looking for something new to watch or listen to, then we’ve got you covered. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON has compiled a list of 11 Japanese artists who have or are planning to post live footage of their full concerts and performances on YouTube.

     

    The future looks uncertain as it is right now, so in the meantime let’s find time to do the things we enjoy and stay positive as we get through this together.

     

    ONE OK ROCK

    ONE OK ROCK are set to premiere 6 of their past concerts on YouTube from 2014-2018. They will be the full performances with no cuts and will not be archived, so mark your calendars and be sure to tune in when they drop.

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313887

    ONE OK ROCK’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ONEOKROCKchannel

     

    ARASHI

    ARASHI has posted a full concert taken from his “untitled” tour which ran from November 2017 to January 2018. “Untitled” is the theme of the tour which looked towards ARASHI of the future. The stage set up and incredible performance are absolute must-sees.

     

    ARASHI’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP7Gw_YZAuh4Yg2fcdcuumQ/

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is in the middle of posting 100 videos of her live performances which will be available to watch for a limited time between April 14 to May 17 this year. The videos are being released as a part of the at-home entertainment #ouchiasobi (“Play At Home”) project launched by ASOBISYSTEM, the agency that Kyary is signed to. Now you can have fun too with Kyary by bringing her concerts into your home.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313974

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/kyarypamyupamyutv

     

    AAA

    AAA’s performance at Saitama Super Arena was a highlight of their 2013 tourーa tour which took them to see 150,000 fans across Japan. The full show is now available to watch on YouTube until April 30, 2020 at 23:59 (JST), so be sure to check it out.

     

    avex’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/avexnetwork/

     

    RADWIMPS

    RADWIMPS have posted some content from their recently-released live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 onto their YouTube channel. Feel part of the crowd with the following thrilling performance.

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/290378

    RADWIMPS’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/radwimpsstaff/

     

    Taichi Mukai

    Taichi Mukai recently posted a video of his performance of his popular song Reset. The song was written as the first ending theme for the anime series Run with the Wind.

     

    Taichi Mukai’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/0313taichi/

     

    Official HIGE DANdism

    Official HIGE DANdism’s performance of I LOVE… at Pacifico Yokohama, which was held on February 10, 2020 as part of their “Travelers” tour, is available to listen to on Apple Music. This is another one that makes you feel part of the experience.

     

    Apple Music “I LOVE…” Pacifico Yokohama (2020.02.10)

     

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    TK posted a video on his YouTube channel of footage taken from his live performance at Landmark Studio in Yokohama. His live band line-up includes the familiar faces BOBO (Drums) and Sato Honoka (Violin) as well as Yoshida Ichiro Untouchable World (Bass) who was a support member for TK last year, Hiroko Sebu (Piano) who provided her piano playing on TK’s single katharsis from last year, and Masao Watanabe (Cello).

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/178674

    Ling Tosite Sigure’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sigureSMEJ/

     

    amazarashi

    amazarashi dropped a trailer last year for his live DVD and Blu-ray release Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni. His self-cover of Long Hope Philiaーthe theme song of the anime film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and fifth ending theme of the My Hero Academia anime seriesーis a must-see!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/270910

    amazarashi’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/amazarashiSMEJ/

     

    Suchmos

    A live performance of Suchmos’s hugely popular Mint. It features footage backstage from the band’s tours across three years.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/207422

    Suchmos’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ3U5YJLWUr3VmQsO48jcQg/

     

    Superfly

    Here’s a live music video of Superfly’s song Kakusei, the theme for the anime movie Promare. The video uses live footage taken from Superfly’s arena tour which incorporates gorgeous CG imagery.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/288707

    Superfly’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/superfly/

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