amazarashi Announces First Hall Tour in Japan – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

31.January.2020 | MUSIC

amazarashi is set to release their first album in over two years on March 11, 2020. Titled Boycott, the Japanese rock band has just announced that they will support the album with their first ever hall tour in Japan commencing April 2020.

 

The live tour will take them to six cities for eight shows. Early bird tickets went on sale on January 30 at 18:00 (JST) on the band’s official mobile site “APOLOGIES.” Those who purchase a copy of the album will receive information on how to purchase tickets before an official announcement is made on general sales.

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  • amazarashi To Release Their First Original Full Album in 2 Years

    24.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

     Japanese rock band amazarashi, which includes Aomori prefecture’s Hiromu Akita as lead vocalist, is set to release their new album boycott on March 11, 2020, which will be their first original full album release in two years. They have also dropped a sneak preview of their artist photo. 

     

    amazarashi are pushing full steam ahead, constantly producing new and exciting content. Since the release of Chihou Toshi No Memento Mori in December 2017, amazarashi followed up with their first ever live performance at the Nippon Budokan under the concert title Rodoku Enso Jikken Kukan Shin Gengo Chitsujo, subsequently releasing the Dororo anime ending theme song Sayonara Gokko and the music video for their song Miraininarenakatta Anoyoruni, which worked up a sensation for featuring famous actor Ryusei Yokohama among other big names. 

     

    The upcoming album will come in three formats including two first press limited editions and one regular edition. Each format contains 14 songs. The two first press editions will also include original video contents, music videos, the live video of their performance that took place at the end of the year and a short story detailing the early years of Hiromu Akita in the form of a special booklet.  

     

    If you are a fan, keep your eyes peeled for more updates.

  • amazarashi’s New Music Video Features Multiple Famous Japanese Actors

    21.November.2019 | MUSIC

    Aomori-based Japanese rock band amazarashi, which is centred around its vocalist and guitarist Hiromu Akita, has released the music video for their song Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni taken from their upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni which is set for release on November 27, 2019.

     

    amazarashi – “Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni” Music Video

    The music video features a cast of notable Japanese actors. When it was revealed that the likes of Ryusei Yokohama, Yosuke Sugino, Yuki Izumisawa, and Tokio Emoto, the news blew up on Japanese television and trended across social media. amazarashi became close with Japanese film director Michihito Fujii as they wrote the song Tarareba as the main theme song for his movie Ao no Kaerimichi. This led to Fujii writing the story for the music video, which is centred on past stories of amazarashi member Hiromu Akita.

     

    The video was shot over a three-day period in 21 different locations. Some of the scenes were difficult and took a lot of effort to get right too, like the part when Ryusei Yokohama cries and screams into the falling rain along the train track at the exact same moment the train passes by.

     

    The video also sees additional casting from actors Yurika Nakamura and Shodai Fukuyama, both of whom have starred in leading film roles, as well as young up-and-coming actor Keisuke Tomita, Takayuki Hamatsu who played the leading role in One Cut of the Dead, a cameo of music Youtuber Kobasolo who has over 2.2 million subscribers, and more.

     

    Comments from Ryusei Yokohama, Yosuke Sugino, Yuki Izumisawa, and Tokio Emoto were published on the special site for amazarashi’s forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray release. Below are their comments translated into English.

    Ryusei Yokohama: “I am overwhelmed that I could be a part of such a great cast alongside director [Michihito] Fujii and the wonderful staff for amazarashi’s music video. I saw that they were filming it on such an emotional and grand scale like a movie, and how beautiful of a music video it was to be, so I knew I had to be involved with this team and make that movie with them. I met amazarashi during [the shoot for] Ao no Kaerimichi and began listening to them from then onward. Their music feels close to me at any time. It’s indispensable for me. Their song Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni is full of their extraordinary thoughts. It’s a song I can relate to. It hits home. I think it’s one a lot of people will be able to relate to. I hope amazarashi’s appeal attracts a lot of people.”

     

    Yosuke Sugino: “Akita from amazarashi made me feel what it’s like to step into his shoes for a bit with this song and music video. It was a unique music video shoot. I was looking forward to seeing how they were going to do everything, and after I did, I ended up even more attracted to the idea than I had imagined. It moved me. I hope you all get on board too. This was my first time acting alongside Izumisawa and Emoto, but we had the band members too, so thanks to them I was able to get close to them early on into the shoot. I felt there was a good air for the session. It had also been a while since I co-starred with Ryusei Yokohama, so I was just beaming.”

    Yuki Izumisawa: “I had the opportunity to be in amazarashi’s music video. It’s the same in Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni, but amazarashi’s messages in their music is so powerful. Each and every word leave a delicate impression on you. Plus, Michihito Fujii was the director, and was able to make [the music video] pull you in like a movie. I hope it reaches a lot of people, even one. Please look forward to seeing it.”

    Tokio Emoto: “I wasn’t too familiar with amazarashi’s music, so I came to learn more about them with this music video. One thing that I thought when shooting the music video was how difficult and scary it is for something to come to an end. But it also means the start of something new. I felt that the end of this song was the start of another. I’m not sure if that’s what they were going for. I had fun being involved. Thank you to everyone.”

  • amazarashi Drops Trailer For Upcoming Live DVD & Blu-ray

    09.November.2019 | MUSIC

    Aomori-based Japanese rock band amazarashi, which is centred around its vocalist and guitarist Hiromu Akita, have released a trailer for their upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni which is set for release on November 27, 2019.

    The release will feature amazarashi’s performance at Nakano Sun Plaza which was held as the finale of the band’s 18-show tour which began in April 2019. It also features the band’s set at SUMMER SONIC 2019 Spotify on Stage in MIDNIGHT SONIC. Fans can look forward to watching the first-ever live performance of their new song Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano no Yoru ni, as well as a 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which was composed and written by amazarashi for Masaki Suda. In total, the DVD/Blu-ray includes 19 songs.

     

    Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni will be released digitally on November 20.

     

    We look forward to seeing the newest live release from amazarashi, whose Budokan concert live DVD/Blu-ray won the Spikes Asia Creative Award and ACC TOKYO CREATIVE AWARD.

  • amazarashi Releases Music Video for Dororo Ending Theme ‘Sayonara Gokko’

    14.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The long-awaited music video for amazarashi’s new single Sayonaro Gokko has finally arrived. A short version was posted on his official YouTube channel which can be checked out below.

     

    amazarashi – “Sayonara Gokko” Short Music Video

    Sayonara Gokko is used as the ending theme for the ongoing anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s manga series series Dororo of the same name. The song tackles the series characters’ Hyakkimaru and Dororo’s ability to move forward even during hardships.

    The music video was produced by YKBX who has been in charged in much of the artwork for amazarashi’s releases. This is amazarashi’s first fully-animated music video since Mudai in 2015 and sees Hiromu Akita himself wandering the streets aimlessly.

    As well as Sayonara Gokko the single includes the new songs Sore o Kotoba Toiu and Aizakku. The First Press Limited Edition will include a 70-minute DVD featuring amazarashi’s performance at Nakano Sunplaza, an additional concert on their 11-date 2018 tour.

     

    Dororo is a manga series by Osamu Tezuka about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.

  • amazarashi Releases TV Anime Dororo Ending Theme & Live Tour Video

    30.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese rock band amazarashi has released a trailer for their 2018 live tour “Chihou Toshi no Memento Mori” which is featured on the DVD included with First Press Limited Edition copies of their new single Sayonara Gokko set for release on CD on February 13.

     

    The trailer contains footage taken from the band’s performance at Nakano Sunplaza, an extra show that was added to the 11-date tour from last year. It teases performances of the band’s songs Word ProcessorPhilosophy and Starlight.

    Sayonara Gokko is used as the ending theme for the ongoing anime series Dororo. The song was released digitally on January 30, 2019.

  • amazarashi Dororo Ending Theme ‘Sayonara Gokko’ CD Cover Unveiled

    16.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A website has launched featuring the artwork and details surrounding amazarashi’s new single Sayonara Gokko which will be released on February 13, 2019.

     

    The song is used as the ending theme for the ongoing anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s manga series of the same name.

    Regular Edition CD Cover

    As well as Sayonara Gokko the single will include the new songs Sore o Kotoba Toiu and Aizakku. The First Press Limited Edition will include a 70-minute DVD featuring amazarashi’s performance at Nakano Sunplaza, an additional concerts on his 11-date 2018 tour.

    First Press Limited Edition CD Cover

    Limited Pressing Edition CD Cover

    The Limited Edition and Limited Pressing Edition copies come in a glow-in-the-dark box. The Limited Edition box features artwork of Hiromi Akita, the lead member of the band, while the Limited Pressing Edition features Dororo character illustrations by YKBX who is in charge of amazarashi’s artwork.

     

    There are four glow-in-the-dark stickers to get your hands on when purchasing the CD.

  • TV Anime Dororo Ending Theme to be Performed by amazarashi

    14.December.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It was announced last week that QUEEN BEE is performing the opening theme song Kaen for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Dororo which is set to begin airing on January 7, 2019. It has now been revealed that amazarashi’s new song Sayonara Gokko will be used as the ending theme.

    Dororo is a manga series by Osamu Tezuka about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.

     

    A new promotional video for the anime series was released where you can hear an early snippet of the ending theme.

    Sayonara Gokko will be released in three editions on February 13, 2019. First press limited edition copies come with a slipcase and a DVD featuring over 70-minutes of live footage from amazarashi. Limited pressing edition copies features Dororo artwork on the cover illustrated by YKBX who has produced much of amazarashi’s artwork.

  • amazarashi & Aimer Conclude 5 Concert Asia Tour

    07.April.2018 | MUSIC

    amazarashi released their fourth album Chihou Toshi no Memento Mori at the end of last year, and Aimer just released her fourteenth single Ref:rain/Mabui Bakari in February this year. The rock group and singer concluded their 2018 Asia Tour on April 5th.

     

    amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018

    The tour took the two artists to Shanghai, Taiwan, Singapore and Tokyo for a total of five concerts, all of which sold out almost immediately.

     

    amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018

    They began in Shanghai at BANDAI NAMCO BASE (DREAM HALL) where they performed two days. They then went on to perform in Taiwan at Legacy MAX where 2,000 excited fans filled the venue, before taking over Zepp@BIGBOX in Singapore which they also opened in summer last year.

     

    amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018

    The tour ended at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo on April 5th. They brought their unparalleled originality to the stage for this at-home performance, which successfully wrapped up their one-month excursion.

     

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    Stay tuned for the latest news on amazarashi and Aimer.

     

    ■Information

     

    amazarashi Official Website:

    URL:http://www.amazarashi.com

     

    Aimer Official Website:

    URLhttp://www.aimer-web.jp

  • New date added to amazarashi & Aimer’s 2018 Asia tour!

    13.January.2018 | MUSIC

    It was recently announced that amazarashi, who just released their 4th studio album Chihou Toshi no Memento Mori last month, and Aimer, who is set to release her 14th single Ref:rain/Mabui Bakari on February 21st, are teaming up to embark on a tour together entitled amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018.

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    3 locations for the Asia tour were originally planned which would see the rock group and J-pop singer tour Shanghai, Taiwan and Singapore. However, a new date for Toyosu PIT in Tokyo has been announced for April 5th, totaling five dates across four countries for the tour.

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    This dream collaboration between two original and unique artists comes in response to the burning desire emitted from people for them to play in Japan, garnering them much attention from fans of both artists.

    Early-bird tickets are about to become available for the Tokyo concert via the fan clubs of both artists. Tickets will be available from January 14th at 1pm to January 31st via amazarashi’s mobile site “APOLOGIES” and Aimer’s official fan club “Blanc et Noir.” General sale tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10am on March 17th.

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    Comment from amazarashi’s Hiromu Akita

    “We will head on an Asia tour together with Aimer. Whatever feelings and experiences we may face – whether its new encounters or reencounters, going to new places or revisiting them, succeeding or failing, having fun or feeling regret – I am excited for what’s to come. I hope to understand through this experience how our music resonates with those outside Japan, or if it doesn’t.”

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    Comment from Aimer

    “It’s an honour to be able to travel with the members of amazarashi on my first Asia tour. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the lyrics of Akita’s songs penetrate the hearts of people in faraway lands separated by the sea, and what kind of songs can be sung.”

    ■Information

    amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018

     

    Line-up: amazarashi / Aimer

     

    Dates/Venues:

    -Shanghai-

    Saturday March 3, 2018 – OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30

    Sunday March 4, 2018 – OPEN 16:30 / START 17:30

    @ BANDAI NAMCO BASE (DREAM HALL)

    Address: 179 Yi Chang Lu, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

     

    -Taiwan-

    Saturday March 24, 2018 – OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30

    @ Legacy MAX

    Address: No. 11, Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 (Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A11)

     

    -Singapore-

    Saturday March 31, 2018 – OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30

    @ Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

    Address: BIG BOX Singapore, Level 3, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore (608521)

     

    Ticket Information:

     

    -Taiwan-

    Price: VIP Ticket – 3000 NTD / General Ticket – 2200 NTD

    On sale from noon on January 14, 2018 (local time)

     

    -Singapore-

    Price: VIP Ticket – 138 SGD / General Ticket – 88 SGD

    On sale from noon on January 12, 2018 (local time)

     

    -Shanghai-

    Price: TBA

    Ticket release date TBA.

     

    ︎Latest Release Information

    amazarashi

    4th Album – “Chihou Toshi no Memento Mori”

    Released December 13, 2017

     

    First Press Limited Edition A (CD+DVD+365 Poetry Collection Diary)
    *comes in special packaging
    Price: ¥4,500 (tax excl.)

    First Press Limited Edition B (2CD + DVD)
    Price: ¥3,900 (tax excl.)
    Disc 1: CD / Disc 2: CD (acoustic version)

    Regular Edition (CD)
    Price: ¥3,000 (tax excl.)

     

    Album Webpage: http://www.amazarashi.com/2017album

    amazarashi Official Website: http://www.amazarashi.com

     

    Aimer

    14th Single – “Ref:rain / Mabui Bakari”

    On sale February 21, 2018

    First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD)
    Price: ¥1,500 (tax excl.)
    Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD)
    Price: ¥1,500 (tax excl.)

    Regular Edition (CD)
    Price: ¥1,250 (tax excl.)

    amazarashi Official Website:http://www.amazarashi.com

    Aimer Official Website:http://www.aimer-web.jp

  • amazarashi & Aimer to embark on Asia tour together!

    14.December.2017 | MUSIC

    It has been announced that Japanese rock group amazarashi, who just released their fourth album Chihou Toshi no Memento Mori, and Aimer, who released her first ever Nippon Budokan solo concert Aimer Live in Budokan “blanc et noir” held in August this year on Blu-ray, are both teaming up to head on tour together.

     

    The tour is titled amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018 and will see the two artists play 4 shows in Shanghai, Taiwan and Singapore.

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    The tour is sure to be a roaring success as amazarashi has performed solo shows in countries around Asia before, including Shanghai and Taiwan, and Aimer has played solo concerts in Taiwan as well as appeared at numerous events in Asia.

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    Comment from amazarashi’s Hiromu Akita

    “We will head on an Asia tour together with Aimer. Whatever feelings and experiences we may face – whether its new encounters or reencounters, going to new places or revisiting them, succeeding or failing, having fun or feeling regret – I am excited for what’s to come. I hope to understand through this experience how our music resonates with those outside Japan, or if it doesn’t.”

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    Comment from Aimer

    “It’s an honour to be able to travel with the members of amazarashi on my first Asia tour. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the lyrics of Akita’s songs penetrate the hearts of people in faraway lands separated by the sea, and what kind of songs can be sung.”

     

    We will have to wait to find out what kind of performance this dream collaboration between two original and unique artists plan to deliver.

     

    ■Information

    amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018

     

    Line-up: amazarashi / Aimer

     

    Dates/Venues:

    -Shanghai-

    Saturday March 3, 2018 – OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30

    Sunday March 4, 2018 – OPEN 16:30 / START 17:30

    @ BANDAI NAMCO BASE (DREAM HALL)

    Address: 179 Yi Chang Lu, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

     

    -Taiwan-

    Saturday March 24, 2018 – OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30

    @ Legacy MAX

    Address: No. 11, Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 (Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A11)

     

    -Singapore-

    Saturday March 31, 2018 – OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30

    @ Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

    Address: BIG BOX Singapore, Level 3, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore (608521)

     

    Ticket Information:

    -Taiwan-

    Price: VIP Ticket – 3000 NTD / General Ticket – 2200 NTD

    On sale from noon on January 14, 2018 (local time)

     

    -Singapore-

    Price: VIP Ticket – 138 SGD / General Ticket – 88 SGD

    On sale from noon on January 12, 2018 (local time)

     

    -Shanghai-

    Price: TBA

    Ticket release date TBA.

     

    Latest Release Information

    amazarashi 

    4th Album – “Chihou Toshi no Memento Mori”

    Released December 13, 2017

     

    Album Webpage: http://www.amazarashi.com/2017album

    amazarashi Official Website: http://www.amazarashi.com

     

    Aimer

    Live in Budokan “blanc et noir”

    Released December 13, 2017

    Aimer Official Website: http://www.aimer-web.jp

     

     

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