7ORDER Promote First Major Single Release With Karaoke Kan Collaboration Campaign
27.June.2021 | MUSIC
Japanese seven-member boy group 7ORDER are promoting the release of their 1st major single Ame ga Hajimaru no Aizu/SUMMER Samazama, which is releasing on July 7, and their live DVD and Blu-ray WE ARE ONE, with a campaign in collaboration with Karaoke Kan.
The campaign is titled ‘7ORDER x Karaoke Kan Let’s Sing This Summer!! Collaboration Campaign supported by LIVE DAM Ai’ and it’s running from June 24 to August 31. To enter the campaign, you need to sing 7ORDER’s songs using one of Karaoke Kan’s DAM rooms at any of their branches in Japan. That will enable fans to enter for a chance to win a free 7ORDER microphone, signed poster, and more. DAM rooms as well as monitors in at Karaoke Kan receptions will feature original 7ORDER videos, and select branches will even have panels plastered up.
The song Ame ga Hajimaru no Aizu from the upcoming single was released early on digital music streaming and download platforms on June 17. The faced-paced uplifting rock song is based on the coincidence that every time a big day comes around for 7ORDER, it rains: it happened on the day they decided to form as a band, during their first concert, and when they signed to a major label. It’s a song to show how the rain isn’t always that bad.
The second track on the single, SUMMER Samazama, was written by NAOTO and HIROKI of ORANGE RANGE. You can hear that when the full single releases on July 7.
7ORDER and Sanrio to Start New Collaboration Project
Japanese seven-member boy group 7ORDER is teaming up with Sanrio for a new collaboration project this September. Fans will see designs inspired by popular characters Hello Kitty and My Melody, and more collabs with various other Sanrio characters are planned for the future.
Special pop-up shops will be open at SHIBUYA109 Shibuya and SHIBUYA109 Abeno (Osaka) starting September 3. Visitors will be able to buy specially-branded merchandise, including T-shirts and bags.
T-shirt (2 designs): ¥3,190 each
Mobile Battery (2 designs): ¥3,850 each
Mini Towel (4 designs): ¥880 each
Lunch Bag (2 designs): ¥1,650 each
Tote Bag (2 designs) ¥2,200 each
*3 of each item per person maximum. The purchase limit may be changed or removed without prior notice.
Special gift for those who spend over ¥1,100 (Tax Included) on 7ORDER x Sanrio Character goods
7ORDER x Sanrio Characters Crane Game prize plushies (4 types)
Oda-chan, an official character created by Reo Nagatsuma of 7ORDER, appears as the mascot of the collab. Fans have been waiting a long time for the character to get his own merch! Each piece will include both Sanrio designs and 7ORDER member colors, making these must-have items for the group’s fans.
What would you like to buy from this collection?
ⓒ 7ORDER project
ⓒ 2021 SANRIO CO.,LTD. 著作：㈱サンリオ
7ORDER x Sanrio Characters
SHIBUYA109 Shibuya Shop
Location: B1F DISP!!!, SHIBUYA109
Running: September 3 – September 26, 2021
SHIBUYA109 Abeno Shop
Location: DISP!!!, SHIBUYA109 Abeno Shop
Running: September 3 – September 16, 2021
Official Site: https://7orderproject.com/
Win a Signed GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE Poster With JOYSOUND’s Campaign
23.July.2021 | MUSIC
GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE released their sixth studio album Up & Down on July 14, 2021. To promote the new record, which comes a year and eight months since their last album, the boy band are collaborating with the Japanese karaoke chain JOYSOUND.
The collaboration campaign is taking place at select JOYSOUND branches, including with the company’s latest JOYSOUND MAX GO machines. Fans can participate both at the karaoke booths as well as at home by using the official JOYSOUND app which is available on both iOS and Android.
Those taking part in-person at the karaoke booths will use the free Kyoku Navi JOYSOUND app, which turns their smartphone into a karaoke remote control, to select any of the 13 tracks from the band’s new album Up & Down, which includes five new songs such as HELLO! HALO! (feat.DANCEARTH). You can enter the campaign multiple times by singing each song once per day for a total of 13 submissions eveyrday.
If you’re singing from home, you use the JOYSOUND app and from there you share your performance on Twitter. You must tweet your post with the hashtag #GENERATIONS_JOYSOUND and be following the official JOYSOUND account @JOYSOUND_PR.
Three random people will be select from the submissions to receive a poster signed by all the GENERATIONS members. The band is also set to appear in the ‘SPECIAL FEATURE’ of JOYSOUND’s monthly artist pickup on August 2. An interview in Japanese will also be released on the campaign website where the band talk about the new album release.
GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE x JOYSOUND Collaboration Campaign
Running: July 14, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Campaign Page: https://www.joysound.com/web/s/campaign/1156/index
Official Website: https://www.joysound.com/web/
7ORDER Add Extra Dates to PARCO Exhibition in Osaka
Japanese seven-member boy group 7ORDER opened their ‘WE ARE 7ORDER IN PARCO’ exhibition at Shinsaibashi PARCO in Osaka on June 26 and have announced more dates, extending the duration to July 12.
At the exhibition, fans can scan the QR codes posted up there and listen to voice recordings of the seven band members while they walk around the exhibition. A different member’s voice will be available each day. The band’s three outfits from their Nippon Budokan are also on display, as are the clothes they wear in their Sabãoflower music video. Fans can also watch the music video for their upcoming new single Ame ga Hajimari no Aizu which is releasing on July 7.
The exhibition is a must-visit for fans of 7ORDER.
WE ARE 7ORDER IN PARCO
Running: June 26, 2021 – July 12, 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Last entries 30 mins before closure / Until 18:00 on July 12)
Price: ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
*Visitors must book a slot in advance
Venue: PARCO EVENT HALL (Shinsaibashi PARCO Floor 14F)
Address: 1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Buy Tickets: https://eplus.jp/7ORDER_IN_PARCO/
*Tickets must be booked by 18:00 the previous day
toe & PETROLZ Announce Live Concert From JOYSOUND Karaoke Rooms
22.June.2021 | MUSIC
Japanese bands toe and PETROLZ, two wholly unique bands in terms of style who are both leading the indie music scene in Japan, toured together in March on their ‘Booked!’ tour. Now, the pair are coming together once again to host a live concert which will be streamed at JOYSOUND Miruhako karaoke rooms across Japan on June 26 at 17:00 (JST). The performance was originally scheduled to take place before this, but was postponed due to the state of emergency in Japan.
Tickets are priced at ¥2,500 which doesn’t include karaoke room rental, and are available until the day of the show. The bands themselves will be performing live from USEN STUDIO COAST in Tokyo where they actually performed on March 13 for their tour. Fans will be able to sing along in the karaoke rooms as they enjoy watching the performance with JOYSOUND Miruhako’s high-quality audio and video services.
toe & PETROLZ x JOYSOUND
Date: June 26, 2021 @ 17:00 (JST)
Ticket Window: June 10, 2021 – June 26, 2021
Buy Tickets: https://miruhaco.jp/archives/item/806878/
Wendy’s First Kitchen and First Kitchen branches are set to collaborate with the Japanese seven-member boy group 7ORDER from June 14 to July 11.
Free coaster for those who purchase something
Exclusive merch line-up
Acrylic Key Rings | 7 Designs | ¥1,100 Each
Mug | ¥1,980
Stickers | ¥1,320
As well as merchandise, 7ORDER fans can enjoy dining on a selection of drinks and dishes inspired by the band including galbi flavoured fries, a burger, and more. The collaboration is taking places at two Wendy’s First Kitchen branches and one First Kitchen branch.
As part of “Manga no Hi”, DAM Karaoke reveal the most popular anime songs to sing!
03.November.2016 | MUSIC
To celebrate “Manga no Hi” (translation: Manga Day), which was established by The Japan Cartoonists Association along with 5 publishing companies, DAM karaoke carried out a survey to find out the most requested anime songs.
※The original list contains a selection of top 30 theme songs from anime adapted from manga.
At number one is Motohiro Hata’s “Himawari no Yakusoku”. The song was released in August 2014 and was used as the main theme song for the film “STAND BY ME Doraemon” and explores the gap from childhood to adulthood. The song was listed at second place in DAM’s annual karaoke request rankings last year, being sung by many people.
In second place is Yoko Takahashi with “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis”. Released in October 1995, it is known as the opening theme song to the anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion”. The track has been in DAM’s annual rankings for 7 consecutive years since 2009. The song was released more than 20 years ago and continues to be loved by all, showing no signs of disappearing any time soon.
At third place is UNISON SQUARE GARDEN with “Sugar Song and Bitter Step”, which was released in May 2015 and used as the ending theme for the anime “Blood Blockade Battlefront”. Just like the anime, the song is cute and has a catchy melody, with its popularity coming from its original sounding rhythm.
“Manga no Hi” was adapted from Japan’s national holiday “Bunka no Hi” (or “Culture Day”) which is also celebrated on November 3rd. Manga no Hi specifically celebrates the culture of manga. It also shares the same birthday as the legendary postwar manga artist Osamu Tezuka.
It’s safe to say that manga is most certainly an aspect of Japanese culture adored by the world, particularly today. The anime song ranking has proven very interesting, listing songs of anime from the Showa period to anime songs of today.
※This list was calculated based on the number of times a song was sung at Daiichi Kosho’s Karaoke DAM.
“Anime Song” DAM Karaoke Request Ranking
Survey: Carried out between October 1st, 2015 to September 20th, 2016
Conducted by Daiichikosho Co., Ltd. Karaoke DAM
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