Experience ONE OK ROCK’s new album “Ambitions” with the world’s first wearable music jacket
08.January.2017 | MUSIC
To celebrate the release of their new album, “Ambitions”, ONE OK ROCK have developed a special jacket they call the“WERABLE ONE OK ROCK”. This jacket will enable you to listen to the band’s new music in a first of a kind experience. You can try out the jacket yourself over at Tower Records in Shibuya on the 8th floor. It will be available across January 10th and 11th.
“Ambitions” will be ONE OK ROCK’s first new album in 2 years and will hit shelves this month on January 11th. Just like their previous release “35xxxv”, this album was recorded overseas. There are 14 tracks to enjoy on Ambition including “Always coming back”, which was used for an NTT Docomo commercial, as well as “Taking Off”, which is used as the main theme song for the movie “Museum”. The first press release of the album will include a bonus track as well as a DVD featuring footage of an acoustic session.
The “WEARABLE ONE OK ROCK” is a leather MA-1 jacket fitted equipped with different sound frequencies. With speakers fitted around different parts of your body, you will be able to feel every part of the song, from the guitar solos, to the chorus, bass, and drums, making a completely new experience as if you are literally “wearing the music”. The man responsible for this magic is media artist Yoichi Ochiai who is in charge of the sound design.
The jacket has been specially prepared for the release of Ambitions and is the world’s first. Just as the title of the new song – “We are” – you’ll be listening to suggests, you will become one with ONE OK ROCK. This one of a kind jacket was designed by ONE OK ROCK’s own stylist – and there really is only one.
New Album ‘Ambitions’ WEARABLE ONE OK ROCK
Date/Time: January 10th, 2017 at 12:00-20:00 / January 11th, 2017 at 10:00-20:00
Location: Tower Records Shibuya 8F SpaceHACHIKAI (1 Chome-22-14 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Tickets will be given out at a designated counter in the Tower Records store from 10am on both the 10th and 11th. Please note that tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Website: http://wearable-oneokrock.jp/ (website will go online from 10:30am on January 10th)
■Related Article: ONE OK ROCK: What’s Next for them?
Watch the Stars and Snow Glow at the Shiraito Falls Midwinter Light Up in Karuizawa
20.November.2019 | SPOT
Throughout the year, Japanese people escape their busy city life to Karuizawa: a popular resort town hidden in the mountains near Nagano. From December 21, 2019 – February 15, 2020, Shiraito Falls located in Jōshin’etsu-kōgen National Park, Karuizawa will be holding the Shiraito Falls Midwinter Light Up, providing the perfect excuse for a soothing getaway.
The 3-metre-tall and 70-metre-wide Shiraito Falls does not freeze below freezing temperature as the water flows from a subterranean river of Mount Asama. The winter lighting will make the water glisten and the falling snow and starry night sky glow with the charm of winter.
This light up event is a follow up from last year’s illumination event. The Midwinter Light Up aims to make Shiraito Falls a beautiful tourist spot which can be enjoyed even on a winter night.
The Midwinter Light Up is one step ahead of the summer light up event which previously took place. To emphasise the beauty of nature, the illumination this time round will allows visitors to appreciate the starry night sky on a fine day and reveal the stunning natural scenery which is not visible during the daytime.
As the Shiraito Falls light up event will take place in Jōshin’etsu-kōgen National Park, the event contents were created strictly abiding the guidelines and regulations from the Ministry of the Environment. The quantity of light produced, its hues and even the way it is produced has been carefully considered, creating a light display that does not disrupt the natural environment.
This breathtaking light display will give you an entirely new perspective on the breathtaking winter scenery of Shiraito Falls and would be the perfect experience to share with your family or friends.
Karuizawa Shiraito Falls Midwinter Light Up
Location: Shiraito Falls, Karuizawa
Running on 18 days between December 21, 2019 and February 15, 2020
The running period is split into the following sessions:
・Christmas Session December 21 – 24, 2019
・New Year Session January 4 – 5, 2020
・Spring Festival Session February 1 – 2, 2020, February 7 – 11, 2020, February 14 – 15, 2020
* There will be no light up event on days other than those stated above.
* The light up event on February 15 is a Valentine’s Day special. This includes the display of an ice sculpture and the chance to meet Ruiza: Kauizawa’s mascot. Visitors will also be given a gift.
・Christmas Session 17:00 – 19:00
・New Year Session 17:00 – 19:00
・Spring Festival Session 17:30 – 19:30
Price: There is no entry fee. However, there is a fee to cross the toll road. (The price is subject to change)
Foorin and Foorin team E Energise the World with Debut Performance of Paprika
Foorin is a music unit made up of elementary school children with music and lyrics produced entirely by Kenshi Yonezu. Their song Paprika aims to cheer everybody on in the runup to 2020 and beyond. Foorin teamed up with Yonezu’s English native children group Foorin team E for the debut of a 10-children version of Paprika which was performed at ABU TV Song Festival in Tokyo.
Foorin team E was recently formed on November 14 from Yonezu’s intention to expand Paprika’s cheerful message to children all over the world. Together with Foorin, the team of 10 delivered a power-packed performance of Paprika before a sea of broadcasters from Korea, Turkey, Vietnam, India and other asian countries and an audience of 3000 at the ABU TV Song Festival in Tokyo, which sets the stage for artists to represent Japan to the world.
In an interview with Foorin team E before the performance, main vocalist Jasmine stated her excitement for sharing Paprika with people all over the world.
Paprika has already become such a big sensation in Japan that children naturally dance when the song is played. The performance kicked off with the Japanese version of Paprika by Foorin, who were buzzing all over the stage in excitement and singing and dancing energetically. Upon hearing the hook of the song on the word “Paprika”, even the audience joined in on the blooming flower hand motions which are in the dance. The entire performance proved just how popular Paprika has become and how much it is loved all over Japan.
Led by Foorin onto the stage, Foorin team E looked ready. The two groups danced and sung together, performing the English version of Paprika. The dazzling performance was bursting with the fun and uplifting atmosphere of the song. As smiles spread from cheek to cheek onstage, smiles in the audience were also in full bloom, energised by the children’s performance.
As Paprika cheers us on into 2020 and beyond, the day when Paprika becomes a song to which children all over the world happily sing and dance to is getting closer.
Foorin and Foorin team E will also perform for the first time at the 70th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen, making this New Year an extra special one for your family.
Photographer: Yusuke Yamatani
NHK Paprika Official Website: https://sports.nhk.or.jp/dream/song/
McDonald’s McCafé by Barista serves up delicious coffee around the clock. From November 27, a heart-warming, chocolatey lineup will be arriving in McDonald’s restaurants across the country which own a McCafé by Barista. The four new drinks to spice up your winter are: the Premium White Chocolate Frappé, Premium Chocolate Frappé, Premium Hot Chocolate and the Premium Iced Chocolate.
Whether it’s a frappé, hot drink or an iced drink, pick your favourite to match your mood.
The Premium White Chocolate Frappé consists of white chocolate sauce and milk mixed with smashed pieces of chocolate. The drink is topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce made from high-quality couverture chocolate. Finally, two chocolate sticks garnish the drink.White chocolate shavings dust the drink, creating the wonderfully wintery image of snow. Take a sip of this high-quality, Instagram-worthy drink to enjoy the chocolate melt in your mouth. The pieces of chocolate floating in the drink will add a wonderful texture to your experience.
From the left: Premium Iced Chocolate, Premium White Chocolate Frappé, Premium Chocolate Frappé, Premium Hot Chocolate.
The Premium Chocolate Frappés, Premium Hot Chocolate and Premium Iced Chocolate drinks are just as luxurious as the Premium White Chocolate Frappé and enjoy the same beautiful toppings.
Get in the winter spirit with one of McCafé by Barista’s luxurious, winter-limited drinks.
*The above images are not real and are representations of what the drink will look like.
Premium White Chocolate Frappé
Price: ¥490 (M), ¥530 (L)
Available: November 27 – mid December 2019 (Subject to change)
Premium Chocolate Frappé
Price: ¥490 (M), ¥530 (L)
Premium Hot Chocolate
Price: ¥450 (M)
Premium Iced Chocolate
Price: ¥450 (M)
Available: November 27 – mid January 2020 (Subject to change)
*All prices above are tax included.
*Available to purchase from McDonald’s restaurants across Japan which have a McCafé by Barista.
*Find out more information about McDonald’s restaurants on their official store locator: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/coffee/top.php
*The drinks can only be purchased during McCafé by Barista running times. The running times vary from restaurant to restaurant.
Andy Warhol Exhibition in Kyoto: Select Major Artworks Revealed
20.November.2019 | SPOT
An exhibition centred around Andy Warhol, the American artist who was at the forefront of the pop art movement, is set to roll up to the Kyocera Museum of Art in Kyoto from September 19, 2020. Around 200 pieces of art will be showcasedーover 100 of which have never been displayed in Japan beforeーas well as 15 video art pieces.
Three Marilyns (1962), Andy Warhol. The Andy Warhol Museum. *First showcasing in Japan
All of the pieces to be shown at the exhibition are the property of The Andy Warhol Museum, which is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the US, where Warhol was born.
The Last Supper (1986), Andy Warhol. *First showcasing in Japan
Tunafish Disaster (1963), Andy Warhol. *First showcasing in Japan
Peacock (1957), Andy Warhol. *First showcasing in Japan
The line-up displays Warhol’s diverse works, including his highly treasured Three Marilyns, as well as Tunafish Disaster from his Death and Disaster series, the enormous The Last Supper piece, Peacock which makes use of the Japanese style of gold leaf art, and more.
Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera) (1956), Andy Warhol.
The exhibition will also turn its attention to Warhol’s connections to Kyoto which haven’t been discussed before. It will feature Warhol’s sketch of Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto which he drew during his trip around the world.
*All pieces are property of The Andy Warhol Museum
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
ANDY WARHOL KYOTO
Running: September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Location: Toyama Cube, Kyoto Kyocera Museum of Art
Exhibition Website: https://www.andywarholkyoto.jp/
Exhibition Twitter: https://twitter.com/andywarholkyoto/
Exhibition Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andywarholkyoto/
Exhibition Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andywarholkyoto/
Get Advanced Tickets to Watch the new Shin-chan movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Since 1990, Crayon Shin-chan has been published in Manga Action and made its debut as an anime series in 1992. Shin-chan has wooed the hearts of the entire country and even overseas. Every Crayon Shin-chan movie has become a big hit, capturing the hearts of the young and elderly, boys and girls.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, next year will see the release of the 28th Crayon Shin-chan movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes on April 24, 2020. Advanced tickets with an unmissable bonus as well as movie teasers have been unveiled.
For many years, a giant kingdom fuelled by doodles created by humans has been peacefully floating in the sky. As time has gone by, less and less people have been doodling, resulting in fuel supplies running critically low. As the kingdom crumbles, doodles have been falling from the sky. As the kingdom starts to face the threat of complete collapse, the kingdom’s forces soon get on the case, forcing the innocent people of earth to produce more doodles to save the kingdom. The kingdom just happens to be floating above the city of Shin-chan’s residence: Kasukabe.
Knowing that the lives of many are at stake, the princess of the Rakuga Kingdom entrusts the Kingdom’s sacred Miracle Crayon to a hero – the five-year-old, mischievous and carefree Shin-chan. Shin-chan harnesses the power of the miracle crayon, drawing up a superhero team to save the world. The first hero: some briefs that haven’t been changed in two days. He then attempts to draw up the love of his life: Nanako Ohara. Unfortunately, she doesn’t quite look the same. Shin-chan then draws his hero Brave Pig, who Shin-chan fans will recognise from the series as the shy pig who is defeated by his shyness every time he has to save anyone. Shin-chan’s three drawings jump right out of the sketch book and right into action in an attempt to save the day.
In the film, the princess proclaims Shin-chan to be the only hero able to use the Miracle Crayon in the entire world. She hands the sacred tool to Shin-chan, entrusting him with the critical duty of serving the royal family as the court painter. The Rakuga Kingdom’s Minister of Defense also makes a strong impression in the film with his masterplan to save the kingdom. As chaos unfolds on earth, it is up to Shin-chan to restore peace and order. Shin-chan joins forces with his three drawings and as troubles get knee-deep, some Shin-chan fans will be betting on the odds that Brave Pig ditches the scene like he usually does, in which case Shin-chan’s odds of saving the world will be looking slimmer and slimmer.
The teaser trailer presents our favourite childhood anime in a colourful way. Crayons and coloured pencils are both the theme of the movie and the style in which the movie was made, adding a sweet finishing touch. As the Rakuga Kingdom is on the brink of destruction, Shin-chan gets to work, freely doodling away destruction with his superhero team consisting of smelly briefs, a badly-drawn dream girl, and the shy Brave Pig.
Illustrator and manga artist Yoko Kuno, who was in charge of the character design for the Crayon Shin-chan movie Invasion!! Alien Shiriri and Burst Serving! and the animation for the ending scenes for Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~, is on the concept design team for this movie.
Shin-chan joining forces with a group of doodles is an unexpected dream team collaboration that has got everyone excited. Those who purchase advanced tickets have the chance to get a limited edition Shin-chan crayon themed around the Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes film. Look closely and you will realize that his hat is a red crayon. Just by looking at this bonus gift keyring will leave you with the sudden urge to start doodling.
©Yoshito Usui/Futabasha Publishers Ltd./ SHIN-EI Animation・TV Asahi・ADK 20120.
Crayon Shin-chan movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Release Date: April 24, 2020
Premiering at TOHO Cinemas across Japan.
Official Website: http://www.shinchan-movie.com/
★Advanced Ticket Bonus Keyring
Promotion Event: Uki uki kaki kaki ♪ Ora ga Crayon Shin-chan!
There are a total of 75,000 Shin-chan keyrings to be given to those who purchase advanced tickets. Advanced tickets will be sold at cinemas across Japan from November 22. Only one Shin-chan keyring will be given per advanced ticket. The keyrings are limited to purchases made from movie theatres and cannot be purchased separately or resold. There are a limited number of Shin-chan keyrings available.
Advanced tickets are not available at all cinemas. Please visit the cinema’s official website to find out whether it is selling advanced tickets.
Saint Young Men III Live-Action Series Release Date Revealed
20.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Hikaru Nakamura’s comedy slice-of-life manga series Saint Young Men has shipped over 16 million copies. The live-action adaptation stars Ken’ichi Matsuyama as Jesus and Shōta Sometani as Buddha, with writing and direction from Yuichi Fukuda, and Takayuki Yamada as the producer.
The release date for the highly-anticipated Saint Young Men III has finally been unveiled. It will be shown on NHK General TV on January 11 and 18 next year at 23:30 (JST).
The third season sees the antics between Jesus and Buddha continue, as the two of them enter a comedy act contest as a comedy duo where they must come up with their own routine. We also see them enter a family restaurant to escape the hot weather where they must wait forever in a long line to get to the drinks bar, show off their individual singing styles at karaoke, and more.
To promote Saint Young Men III, a video was posted featuring Ken’ichi Matsuyama (Jesus) as well as the original manga’s author Hikaru Nakamura.
We look forward to seeing what Buddha and Jesus get up to next in their everyday lives together.
Saint Young Men III
Broadcast Dates: January 11, 2020 / January 18, 2020 (NHK General TV)
*The second episode of Saint Young Men II will also be shown on January 25, 2020 at 23:30 (JST) due to the previous broadcast having been stopped due to the typhoon
Official Website: st023.com
Ringo Sheena’s Greatest Hits Album Tops Japanese Charts at No. 1
Ringo Sheena’s greatest hits album Newton no Ringo ~Hajimete no Best Ban~ finally dropped last Wednesday, and has made it to No. 1 on Oricon’s Weekly Album Charts and Weekly Digital Album Charts. This makes it her first release where both the CD and digital version have peaked at number one simultaneously.
It is also her third digital album to hit No. 1 since Gyakuyunyū: Kōkūkyoku hit shelves back on December 18, 2017.
Her first ever greatest hits album in her 22 year career, Newton no Ringo ~Hajimete no Best Ban~ also made it to No. 1 for real time sales on major e-commerce websites including Amazon and Rakuten. It also shot up to No. 1 on eleven digital music charts including iTunes, Recochoku and LINE MUSIC.
Regular Edition copies include 28 tracks while First Press Limited Edition copies have 30 tracks. Both also feature two new tracks. Featured songs include a mix of singles and songs often performed live like Kabukicho no Joou, Honnou, and Nagaku Mijikai Matsur, as well as Kouzen no Himitsu, which is used as the main theme for the TV Asahi Friday night drama Jikou Keisatsu (Time Limit Investigator), and Roman to Soroban LDN ver. featuring Hikaru Utada.
The album is produced by recording engineer Uni Inoue, with updated mixes of select songs that retain their familiar sound while making them sound seamless alongside her Sheena’s more recent hits.
Newton no Ringo ~Hajimete no Best Ban~
Release Date: November 13, 2019
First Press Limited Edition (2 Discs): ¥3,300 (Before Tax) [UPCH-29348/9]
*Once all First Press Limited Edition copies sell out, 2-disc Regular Edition [UPCH-20535/6] copies will be sold
*First Press Limited Edition copies include 2 bonus tracks (remixes of Marunouchi Sadistic and Jiyu-Dom), a special case, and AR content in booklet
Ringo Sheena & Hikaru Utada – “Roman to Soroban LDN ver.”
Digital Release: November 2, 2019
Ringo Sheena – “Kouzen no Himitsu”
Greatest Hits Album Special Site: https://sp.universal-music.co.jp/ringo/newton/
SR Nekoyanagi Line Official Website: http://www.kronekodow.com
Ringo Sheena Official Website: http://smarturl.it/ringo_sp
BAND-MAID’s Song ‘The Dragon Cries’ Was Produced by the Legendary Tony Visconti
It has been revealed that BAND-MAID’s song The Dragon Cries, which is featured on their upcoming third studio album CONQUERORーset for release on December 11, 2019ーwas produced by none other American veteran record producer Tony Visconti. The song was released digitally worldwide on all major music platforms today.
Visconti is known for having worked with a plethora of some of the biggest names in music history, including David Bowie and T-Rex. He himself sent an enthusiastic offer to the band to work with them. He even saw the band live in September.
In a Japanese interview speaking about working with BAND-MAID, Visconti said he liked the band’s originality, and that getting to meet them in real life was like a dream come true. He explained how Saiki and Miku sang for almost 8 hours, which he revealed is longer than any other artist he has known. He commended their professionalism, and that they greatly met his expectations.
BAND-MAID vocalist and guitarist Miku Kobato also commented: “Tony is so kind, he really likes BAND-MAID. He’s a really sociable, friendly and wonderful person.”
She continues: “We also got to record vocals in the same studio in New York where David Bowie recorded. He listened to our wishes and opinions while producing for us. We are truly grateful. We’d like to work hard so that the next time we meet Tony, we can show him we’ve grown even more.”
BAND-MAID are set to perform the song live for the first time on NHK General TV’s Shibuya no Oto on December 1, 2019.
BAND-MAID recently played 5 shows in the US, all of which sold out. As BAND-MAID continue conquering forward, the success of their quest for world domination is inevitable.
Release Date: December 11, 2019
First Press Limited Edition A (CD+Blu-ray): ¥4,545 (Before Tax) [CRCP-40590]
First Press Limited Edition B (CD+DVD): ¥3,636 (Before Tax) [CRCP-40591]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥2,727 (Before Tax) [CRCP-40592]
Streaming/Download Link: https://maid.lnk.to/conqueror
NHK General TV – “Shibuya no Oto”
Broadcasting: December 1, 2019 (12:05am)
Line-Up: DEAN FUJIOKA/Shuka Saitō/eill/BAND-MAID
BAND-MAID Official Website: https://bandmaid.tokyo/
‘Pet’ Anime Opening Theme to be Performed by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
It has been announced that TK from Ling Tosite Sigure will perform the opening theme song for the upcoming anime adaptation of the Remaster Edition of Ranjō Miyake’s Pet manga series. The song is titled Chō no Tobu Suisō (The Water Tank the Butterfly Flies in).
A new promotional video for the anime was also released which features the song.
Pet will premiere on TOKYO MX on January 6, 2020. Amazon will exclusively stream the series on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and overseas, with the first two episodes hitting the service on January 5, 2020 at 24:00 (January 6, 2020 at 12:00am).
Speaking about being involved with the series, TK commented: “I have read [the manga] countless times. The story takes me somewhere else. It makes me feel like I’m in a dream. If you asked me how this song came about, it seems like my memory of it has been plucked from me.”
©Ranjō Miyake・KADOKAWA/ Twin Engine Inc.
TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – “Chō no Tobu Suisō”
Release Date: January 22, 2020
Limited Pressing Edition A (CD): ¥1,500 (Before Tax) [AICL-3800]
Limited Pressing Edition B (CD+DVD): ¥2,200 (Before Tax) [AICL 3801-3802]
*Includes illustration by Ranjō Miyake and tall-size packaging
TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Official Website: http://tkofficial.jp/
Initial Broadcast: January 6, 2020
Official Website: http://pet-anime.com
United States Armed Forces Stars in the Upcoming Japanese Film ‘Fukushima 50’
19.November.2019 | MOVIE
Fukushima 50 is an upcoming film based on the non-fiction book On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi by Japanese journalist Ryūshō Kadota. It will be released sometime in 2020.
The film will discuss the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that occurred after the 9.0 magnitude Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 which stands as the largest ever earthquake recorded in Japanese history.
The film’s title refers to the pseudonym given by the media to the 50 employees that remained on the site after the nuclear power plant disaster. It will show the reality that the group faced that only they knew from being inside the plant and in the face of death.
It was revealed today that the United States Armed Forces (USAF) is involved with the shooting of the film, making it their first ever time being featured in a Japanese film. When the incident took place back in 2011, the USAF launched “Operation Tomodachi” to provide disaster relief to Japan. On January 28 this year, the first ever movie shoot took place at Yokota Air Base, a joint air base between the USAF and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), for Fukushima 50.
Various locations across the air base were used to film scenes, such as a war council room, and a real UH-1 helicopter was flown for a scene in which the USAF heads towards Tohoku to lend support. Permission was required from the United States Department of Defense (the Pentagon) for the shoot, but because there has been no such negotiations in the Japanese film industry before, it was initially rejected. But thanks to help and cooperation from associates in the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo, who were able to demonstrate that the film would be portraying actual soldiers in the US military who were involved with Operation Tomodachi, and after long negotiations about ensuring security on the US side, permission was finally granted.
Daniel Kahl, an American TV personality in Japan, will play the part of Johnny, a military officer of the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base. Johnny has connections to Fukushima, and viewers will get to see a more serious Daniel Kahn in action. A multitude of real US military officers will also feature as extras at the base.
To recreate the scene in which the Japanese prime minister at that time went on an emergency visit to Fukushima Daiichi aboard the Japanese Self-Defense Force helicopterーone for transporting officialsーthe Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma will be used, a helicopter that is normally used for transporting national and international people of great importance, such as those in the Japanese imperial family and the prime minister.
There is also a scene with the CH-47JA which was used for hosing down the tops of buildings. The scene will feature actual team members who were part of that operation at the time.
The production team have gone all out to make the film as faithful a realistic recreation as possible, including the set such as the Fukushima Daiichi central control room, the disaster prevention office and more. The team hope to showcase to the world what actually happened during this global disaster.
Daniel Khan expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in the film, and extended his thanks to all of the active military members who featured as extras in the film. He also spoke about how much fun he had on set, as well as it having been a valuable experience for him after people were kind enough to answer any questions he had. Since the disaster, Khan has made countless trips to Tohoku to listen to people’s stories.
The USAF also released a statement on the video shoot, stating how despite it being under difficult circumstances, the troops worked hard so that they could be involved.
© 2020 “Fukushima 50” Production Committee
Release Date: March 6, 2020
Based On: On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi by Ryūshō Kadota
Distribution: Shochiku Company Limited, KADOKAWA
Official Website: fukushima50.jp
Kadokawa Pictures Website: https://www.kadokawa-pictures.jp/official/fukushima/
Cö shu Nie Adds Zepp Tokyo Concert to 2020 Tour
Cö shu Nie’s newest song bullet is being used as the current ending theme for the season three of the ongoing hit TV anime series Psycho-Pass, and received a remix by American DJ and singer-songwriter Slushii last week.
The band’s highly-anticipated 2020 tour, entitled “PURE” -who are you?-, is set to begin on January 24 next year, and they’ve just announced that they are adding an extra show at Zepp Tokyo for March 6.
Cö shu Nie will release their new album PURE on December 11, 2019, but before that they will drop their bullet single on November 11. Fans can gain access to pre-sale tickets for the newly-announced Tokyo Zepp concert via the flyers coupled with the CD release of the single. The single itself will also feature piano arrangements of the band’s songs Zettai Zetsumei and Lamp which were used for the TV anime series The Promised Neverland.
©️Psycho-Pass Production Committee
single – “bullet”
CD Release Date: November 20, 2019
First Press Limited Edition A (CD-Only): ¥1,200 (Before Tax) [AICL-3783]
First Press Limited Edition B (CD+DVD): ¥2,000 (Before Tax) [AICL-3784~3785]
Digital Download/Stream: https://smar.lnk.to/IEGkRWN
Cö shu Nie – bullet (Slushii Remix)
Released: November 15, 2019
Album – “PURE”
CD Release Date: December 11, 2019
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥3,800 (Before Tax) [AICL-3788~9]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥3,000 (Before Tax) [ICL-3790]
Cö shu Nie Tour 2020 “PURE” – I am I – *Extra show
Date: March 6, 2020
Venue: Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo
Time: OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00
Price: All Standing – Advance ¥4,400 / Doors ¥4,900 (Includes tax) *Separate mandatory drink charge applied upon entry to venue
*Those under the age of 18-years can get ¥500 cashback on the day if they show a form of ID
Enquiries: 03-3405-9999 (SOGO Tokyo)
①Available via the link written on the flyer given when purchasing the CD single bullet
Ticket Window: Open until November 28, 2019 at 23:59 (JST)
②Available via eplus
Ticket Window: December 7, 2019 at 12:00 (JST) to December 15, 2019 at 23:59 (JST)
Link to Buy: https://eplus.jp/coshunie2020w-zepp/hp/
Cö shu Nie Official Website: http://coshunie.com
Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Frozen 2 Milk Tea Muffins
With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
In this recipe, you’ll learn to make cupcakes based on the upcoming Disney film Frozen 2 which is set to hit theatres worldwide on November 22, 2019. These cupcakes are inspired by the Anna and Elsa poster design for the movie. This recipe has parts that are a little more tricky compared to my usual recipes, but put yourself to the test and you’ll end up with something delicious!
Milk Tea Muffin Ingredients (Makes 5)
100g weak flour
70g unsalted butter
50g granulated sugar
1 tsp bottled chestnut syrup
5-6 chestnuts preserved in syrup
50ml milk tea
*To make the milk tea, add one black tea bag into 70ml of milk and draw 50ml from that
Bean Paste Ingredients
500g white bean paste (shiro-an in Japanese)
25g unsalted butter (room temperature)
A bit of of vanilla extract
A bit of Wilton White icing colour
1. First, we’ll make the milk tea muffins. Bring the unsalted butter to room temperature and whisk with a hand mixer. Add the granulated sugar and continue to whisk. Whisk the egg fully, and then add slowly to the mixture. Make sure to add the egg slowly so as to not split the butter.
2. Sieve the wheat flour and baking powder and add to the mix. Slowly add the milk tea and continue to whisk to bring the mixture together.
3. Add a teaspoon of the chestnut syrup. Chop the chestnuts and add those too, then mix once again.
4. Add 70-80% of the mixture equally between five cupcake cups. Bake at 170° for approximately 25 minutes.
5. Next, we’ll make the bean paste cream. Do this by mixing together the white bean paste, unsalted butter, milk, vanilla extract, and Wilton White all at once. The Wilton White makes the cream turn a pure white colour.
6: Allow the muffins to cool, lather over the bean paste to taste, and finally decorate. All done!
I added colouring to chocolate plastic for the chest part of the dress. Then I cut it up and added it to the cupcakes. I hope you enjoyed the recipe, be sure to try making your own movie-inspired handmade desserts at home too!
The long-awaited sequel to Disney’s blockbuster animated is right around the corner. The first Frozen film touched the entire world with its frosty beauty with both its story and music. Let It Go in particular was a worldwide phenomenon, and was an immense hit in Japan too.
Frozen 2 will see Elsa embark on a dangerous journey with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven as she discovers why she was born with magical powers, the answer to which is threatening her kingdom.
The new film’s main theme, Into The Unknown, captures the complex feelings and emotions Elsa holds as she steps forth, with all her anxieties and hopes, into a new world.
Frozen 2 Trailer Japanese Version
The first Frozen film was a widespread global hit and there’s no denying that Frozen 2 will follow in its footsteps. Get together with your family, friends or lover to watch it for the best experience.
Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!
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Release Date: November 22, 2019
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios/Motion Pictures
Directors: Chris Buck/Jeniffer Lee
Starring: Idina Menzel (as Elsa), Kristen Bell (as Anna)
Official Website: https://disney.co.uk/movies/frozen-2