Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Turns Voice Actress in Upcoming New Crayon Shin-chan Movie

21.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes is the 28th and newest anime film to enter the beloved Crayon Shin-chan series, which is set to release in Japan on April 24, 2020.

 

Crayon Shin-chan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. It was first serialised in Weekly Manga Action in 1990, and subsequently received its first anime adaptation in 1992. Since then, it has become one of the most recognisable and loved series in Japan.

The story of Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes is as follows: 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. Shin-chan’s three drawings jump right out of the sketch book and right into action in an attempt to save the day. 

Voicing the part of the princess, who entrusts Shin-chan with saving the Rakuga Kingdom, is none other than Kyary Pamyu Pamyuーwho herself is a huge fan of Crayon Shin-chan.

 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s song Kimi ni 100 Percent (2013) was used as the 15th opening theme for the Crayon Shin-chan anime series, and maintains the record for being used the longest out of all of the series’ opening themes. It was also used as the opening theme for the 2014 film Crayon Shin-chan: Intense Battle! Robo Dad Strikes Back. Kyary even appeared in the series as herself. Her history with the series has led her to being recognised as a member of the Shin-chan family.

 

Kyary received the offer to voice the princess in the upcoming new film after the production team heard her voice work for the character Mecchaka in the NHK Educational TV series u&i. They were impressed by the voice work, and initially didn’t know it was Kyary. After finding out it was, they sent her the offer.

 

Kyary is a huge fan of Crayon Shin-chan and read the manga religiously. She is now taking this opportunity to challenge herself to some real seiyū anime voice acting. But it doesn’t stop there either, as she will also perform the opening theme for the film too. Titled Rakugaki Ouen Taishi (“Support Ambassador for Rakugaki”), the song is centred around the Rakuga Kingdom.

 

Kyary and Shin-chan released some words of their own regarding this dream collaboration. Read them below.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment

“I appeared as myself in the anime series once before, but this time I’m challenging myself to some authentic voice acting as the princess, so I hope everyone enjoys seeing a completely different side to me. I’ve been collecting and reading the Shin-chan manga since elementary school. Whenever I scored 100 in a test my dad would buy me a volume. I was bad at studying, but Shin-chan helped me work hard. He’s like the hero who scooped me up and saved me! As a fan I’m super happy too, since this movie is based on a part from the manga series. I hope everyone who loves Shin-chan will look forward to it too!” *Translated from Japanese

Shinnosuke Nohara | Comment

“Kyary-chan, I’m super happy I get to see you again! So you’re gonna be the princess who trusts me with the Rakuga Kingdom treasure, the ‘Miracle Crayon,’ right? I’ll make sure to catch your love baton. And you’re gonna be the Rakugaki Support Ambassador with me too. I’m way too excited. We’re a dream combination! Enjoy yourself at the cinema.”

 

©Yoshito Usui / Futabasha・Shinei・TV Asahi・ADK 2020

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    25.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

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    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.

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    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.”

     

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    21.June.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

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    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.

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    19.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

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    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.

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    Installation Zone

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    16.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Nijigen no Mori is an anime theme park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture. Here’s a list of the latest events running at the park in June.

     

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  • 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.

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

    27.April.2020 | MUSIC

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    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.

     

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  • 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/

  • Stay Home With Kyary Pamyu Pamyu as She Releases Past Live Concerts On YouTube

    14.April.2020 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is releasing a curated selection of her past live concerts on YouTube starting from April 14, 2020.

     

    Her previously planned tour ‘Kaimachi Tour 2020’ was set to begin at the end of April but has has to be been cancelled due to lockdown measures. Her overseas shows have also been postponed.

     

    Unable to perform live for everyone during the current situation, Kyary wondered if there was some way she could still have fun together with everyone while they’re cooped up indoors. Fans can now look forward to watching professional footage from several of her live shows.

     

    These videos are being released as a part of the at-home ‘Self Entertainment’ project “ouchiasobi(PlayatHome)” launched by ASOBISYSTEM.

     

    The first release will be the first 10 songs from her ‘Dokidoki Wakuwaku Pamyu Pamyu Revolution Land 2013’ concert. More performance footage is set to follow after that.

    We pray that the day comes soon when she can perform live and tour for fans againーwhen we can all feel safe while we have fun.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Announces New Song ‘KAMAITACHI’ at Her Concert With Yasutaka Nakata

    22.February.2020 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Yasutaka Nakata performed a two-man show entitled “Yasutaka Nakata x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Presents SPECIAL DJ & LIVE TOUR 2020 YSTK×KPP Vol.02” at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo tonight on February 21, 2020.

    The background music provided before the start of the show was music that was like from a car game. As excited fans waited with bated breath, the PlayStation startup sound rang throughout the room, at which point Kyary shouted “Time to dance!” and appeared on stage together with Nakata. They opened the show with Invader Invader -Extended Mix-.

    Dancers joined the stage next for Minna no Uta -Extended Mix- and PON PON PON. The audience responded with great pleasure to Nakata and Kyary’s high-speed and ingenious song mashup. It was non-stop jumping and dancing as the performers continued to roll out more bangers like Enka NatriumNinja Re Bang Bang, and Mi, the bass grabbing hold of the crowd’s heart at every moment.

    When Kyary and Nakata’s set reached its middle portion, they went full hardcore club mode as they performed Level Up from Nakata’s solo album Digital Native. Things got crazy when they mashed Kyary’s Fashion Monster into a trap beat with Star Wars as a Star Wars-style opening reel ran across the LED monitors.

    They continued with a string of internationally-known pop songs, like Kyary’s Tsukema Tsukeru and Sokenbicha no Uta, as well as Harajuku Iyahoi. The ever-changing set kept the crowd on their feet with its mix of live music and club music.

    Kyary and Nakata weren’t anywhere near finished yet however. They returned to mashup mode with Kyary’s Cherry Bon Bonーa track from her early days with a Eurobeat soundーand performed a cover of AIAIAI, which Nakata wrote for virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI, during which Kizuna AI appeared as a hidden character.

    The internationally iconic SEGA logo sound then rolled across the venue before Nakata and Kyary performed a special version of Ichibanka which Nakata wrote for Japanese reggae band Shōnan no Kaze. The song is used as the main theme for the PS4® game Yakuza: Like a Dragon which will be released worldwide this year. Kyary provided some cute “Soiya Soiya!” chants during the song.

    In the last spurt, they rolled out the hit tunes Kizunami and Mondai Girl before wrapping up with Oto no Kuni. Kyary pulled fans into her “Japamyu” world while Yasutaka Nakata smashed out some 8-bit video game beats.

    But fans needed more, and the call for an encore didn’t die down. Kyary came out and said excitedly, “Thank you for the encore! Who’d’ve thought I’d sing some Shōnan no Kaze?! ” She also thank Nakata, before announcing the release of a new digital single entitled KAMAITACHI. Release details are TBA.

    She also announced a mini 5-show tour to promote its release. The song’s lyrics have a traditional Japanese-feel to them, and so the tour too will take place at kabuki theatres around Japan.

     

    To wrap up the concert, Kyary and Nakata performed KPP’s pop anthem Sai & Co -Extended Mix-.

     

    Pre-sale tickets for Kyary’s “KAMAITACHI TOUR 2020” will go live on her fan club, KPP CLUB, on February 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M (JST). Check her official website for the latest information.

     

    Original Text: Fukuryu (Music Concierge)

    Photo: Aki Ishii

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

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