Perfume’s New Song ‘Polygon Wave’ to Feature as Theme Song for Amazon’s The Masked Singer
29.June.2021 | MUSIC
Perfume have been announced as the panelists for the Amazon Original show The Masked Singer which is set to be released on Amazon Prime Video in Japan on September 3, 2021. The J-pop trio come as the latest names to be announced as regulars for the show alongside MIYAVI, Kiko Mizuhara, and Bakarhythm. Their new song Polygon Wave, which is their first in a year, will feature as the show’s main theme song.
The Masked Singer is a popular series that has been adapted for 50 countries around the world. This Japan-original adaptation will feature 12 performers wearing masks with Oizumi Yo as the host along with and guest panellists.
Perfume comments about appearing on the show
“As a fan of the show, I’m happy The Masked Singer is being made in Japan! The show is making it possible for a lot of amazing people to come together too, so please look forward to it.”
“I never thought they’d make a Japan-original version, so I was shocked when we received the offer. It’s a chance to discover new sides and charms of the performers.”
“I was happy when we got the call. All of the performers ooze talent, even with the masks on, so it got me excited without even thinking. I think this is gonna be a show unlike we’ve ever seen before, so please look forward to it.”
About the theme song Polygon Wave
“We were given a drama song that captures a world that even people 100 years from now would yearn for. It’s refreshing, elegant, nostalgic, and light. Doesn’t it make you want to dance? It does me.”
“I am so honoured that we were picked to do the theme song for The Masked Singer! The song has an infectious and nostalgic melody that makes you relax your shoulders. It really pulls you in. That tantalising aspect of hearing the voice of someone whose face you can’t see for the mask links well with the feeling of this song. I want people to listen to it on the go while they’re gazing out of a window.”
“I feel like the song captures that image of the ‘near future’ you hear when people say the phrase, or perhaps even beyond that. [Yasutaka] Nakata never fails to create an interesting world. Look forward to seeing where Perfume goes from here.”
©2021 Amazon Content Services LLC
Amazon Original番組「ザ・マスクド・シンガー」 テーマソング 「ポリゴンウェイヴ」
話数： 本編9話 初回3話 以降毎週金曜順次配信
出演： MC：大泉洋 パネリスト：MIYAVI、Perfume、水原希子、バカリズム ほか(ゲストパネリスト出演予定)
Classical Music From Anime Series takt op.Destiny Now Available on Amazon Music
Currently-running anime series takt.op Destiny now has a dedicated playlist on Amazon Music! The series, available to stream in the west on Crunchyroll, tells the story of a world shaken by a black meteorite. Monsters appear from the crater, and those who hold the power of the “Musicart” can use the power of music and sound to defeat the beasts.
The soundtrack features a selection of tracks used in the series and was made possible by Universal Music, which owns the world’s oldest classical label Deutsche Grammophon. The playlist also features commentary on each piece of classical music by Kouki Uchiyama, who plays the role of Takt Asahina in the series. Featuring pieces by Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein, this is a great way to learn more about classical music through anime!
takt op.Destiny Anime Songs
*The soundtrack is now available on Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Music Prime.
*The playlist does not include the opening or ending tracks.
Perfume’s first EP, ‘Polygon Wave EP,’ was released on September 22 2021.
Perfume ‘Polygon Wave’
The EP is titled ‘Polygon Wave’ after the song, which has been used as the theme song for the Amazon Original show The Masked Singer. The EP is composed of seven songs; ‘Polygon Wave,’ a ‘Polygon Wave’ remix, the instrumental, and a selection of other songs, including ‘System Reboot,’ which was shown in the opening of the ‘Perfume LIVE 2022 [Polygon Wave]’ concert, held in August 2021.
The First Limited Edition contains footage of all 10 songs from ‘Perfume Imaginary Museum “Time Warp,”‘ as shown at the ‘POP (Perfume Online Present) Festival,’ which was held online in September 2020 to mark the 15th anniversary of the groups major debut and the 20th anniversary of their formation.
In addition, you can also listen to two commentary tracks – One with the members, and one with Rhizomatiks’ Manabe Daito, who was in charge of the technical direction on stage.
You’ll have technopop on loop with the new ‘Polygon Wave EP!’
Perfume EP “Polygon Wave EP”
Release Date: September 22 2021
Official Site: https://www.perfume-web.jp
#MissDior Art Event Held to Comemorate New Fragrance In Omotesando, Tokyo
Miss Dior, the fragrance and maison first started in 1947, is being reborn thanks to Dior perfume creator Francois Demachy.
A new MISS DIOR art event will be held to commemorate the new fragrance, inheriting the art and passion for women that inspired Monsieur Dior himself. Reservations are now open for the AS SEEN BY exhibition, held alongside the MISS DOOR MILLEFIORI GARDEN pop up store between September 1 and 12, 2021, at THE MASS/BA-TSU ART GALLERY/STANDBY in Omotesando, Tokyo.
Kojin Haruka: Reflectwo for Miss Dior 2021
Pop Up Store MISS DIOR MILLEFIORI GARDEN
The AS SEEN BY exhibition, held in Tokyo and several cities around the world, will feature MISS DIOR inspired artwork and creations from 10 female artists, including visual artist Kojin Haruka, sculptor Donna Ingrid, and designer Sabine Marcelis.
Experience the renewed MISS DIOR at the MISS DIOR MILLEFIORI GARDEN pop up store, where you can try the new Au De Perfume and it’s personalization service, alongside limited cosmetics that were inspired by the new fragrance.
Those who attend the MISS DIOR event will also be able to enjoy the guest-only cafe, which features Laudrée collaboration macaroons, with the original flavors each lined up in a package reminiscent of the colorful flowers at the MISS DIOR art event. Plus, a limited takeaway drink will be available at the exhibition cafe, allowing you to bask in the afterglow of the event even after exiting the venue. In addition, customers who connect their reservation to the official MISS DIOR Beauty LINE account will receive a free original tote bag.
A special film that delves into the history and charm of MSS DIOR will be screened at the exhibition, narrated by DIOR beauty ambassador Yoshizawa Ryo, who will guide you through the glamorous world of MISS DIOR.
You mustn’t miss the livestream with DIOR ambassador Araki Yuko, who will be attending the event via livestream to introduce the wonders of the new MISS DIOR. The stream will start on August 31 at 20:30.
Why not check out this flower-filled event where you can immerse yourself in the world of MISS DIOR for yourself?
MISS DIOR Art Event
Availability: September 1 ~ September 12, 2021
Opening Hours: 10:00 ~ 20:00
Admission: Free, reservations required
Location: THE MASS / BA-TSU ART GALLERY / STANDBY
Address: 5-11-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Araki Yuko Livestream: August 31 2021, 20:30 ~ 21:00
Event/Streaming Details: http://on-pp.dior.com/missdior-artevent
Official Site: https://www.dior.com/
※Admissions are limited to one per person.
※Last admissions are 30 minutes before closing.
※Opening hours and admissions are subject to Covid rules. Check the official website (http://on-pp.dior.com/missdior-artevent) for the latest information.
※Accepted payment methods at the venue include credit card, electronic money, and QR payments. Cash payments are not accepted.
Perfume To Release Second Series Of Imaginary Museum “Time Warp” NFT Artwork
19.August.2021 | MUSIC
Following the Imaginary Museum “Time Warp” – Reconstruction NFT artwork from June, Rhizomatiks will be working together with Perfume once again to release seven new NFT artworks between August 16 and 28, 2021.
Seven new Perfume NFT art pieces by live music video producer Rhizomatiks
Similar to last time, the NFTs will be unveiled at the P.O.P Festival (Perfume Online Present Festival), held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the groups debut and the 15th anniversary of their major debut. The works are based on data from the Imaginary Museum “Time Warp” performance.
The three Perfume members’ iconic poses, as choreographed by MIKIKO, were transformed into 3D data, becoming a huge topic even during the initial NFT release.
Rhizomatiks, who participated in the video production of the Perfume LIVE 2021 [polygon wave] (Pia Arena MM), have produced seven variations of 3D NFT art.
*A PoS consensus algorithm and Polygon are being used to reduce any environmental impact. The NFT art will be released on Rhizomatiks NFT marketplace NFT Experiment.
What is NFT art?
NFT (Non-Fungible Token) refers to a piece of digital artwork whose value is guaranteed by its permeance, originality, and interoperability.
It is also referred to as CryptoArt.
It started growing in popularity during Summer 2019, but due to Covid-19 the movement has taken off globally, with hefty amounts of money being exchanged through the medium.
Imaginary Museum “Time Warp” – Electro World/GLITTER/Chrome/edge/Visualization/Saisei/Time Warp
Release Date: August 16, 21:00~
※Following this, the pieces will be sold sequentially at the same time every two days.(August 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, and 28 from 21:00~)
Purchase Link: NFT Experiment https://nft.rhizomatiks.com/
For enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New YouTube Video Highlights Famous Evangelion Scenes in 11 Languages
On August 13, 2021, the fourth and final installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time, was made available on Amazon Prime Video exclusively for Prime members. The service has also released Evangelion: 1.0 You are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.
To commemorate the newest film’s worldwide streaming release, a new YouTube video is highlighting some of the most popular scenes from the Rebuild of Evangelion film series. Check out how the characters sound in 11 different languages! Be warned, it contains spoilers for the final film!
(The languages featured are: English, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, Latin-American Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, and the original Japanese.)
From hearing Shinji’s famed line ‘I mustn’t run away, I mustn’t run away’ in Japanese to hearing Kaworu utter “I’m looking forward to seeing you, Shinji Ikari,” in German, the trailer is full of memorable moments in its brief two minute and 35 second runtime, with classic lines delivered in ways audiences may have not heard them before. Fans of the series may be able to quickly discern which line is which, even hearing them spoken in a foreign language!
The final line is spoken by Shinji’s original English voice actor, Spike Spencer, bidding farewell to ‘all Evangelions.”
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time has made over ¥10.22 billion ($92.7 million) at the Japanese box office since it was released on March 8, 2021, making it the highest-grossing film in the series.
*Translations and video availability may vary by country.
Evangelion: 3.0 1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME
Now Available on Amazon Prime Video (released August 13, 2021)
Racing Miku 2021 Inspires Three New Perfumes, Now Available for Pre-Order
Perfume distributor Fairytail has started selling three new fragrances based on Racing Miku 2021! The items went on sale August 2 through the company’s online shop and Amazon.
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum: ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum Private: ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum Tropical: ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
RACING MIKU 2021 Fragrant Hand Gel Set: ¥990 (Tax Included)
Racing Miku is a popular incarnation of the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, created to support those in motorsports. Since 2010, she has been the mascot character for the Hatsune Miku GT Project, and is drawn by a different creator each year. These three fragrances each feature a unique portrait of the symbolic character, and were drawn by popular illustrator Morikura En.
The RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum is sporty and cool, with notes of citrus that give off a crisp and refreshing scent. The Eau de Parfum Private is more feminine, with a gentle aura of bergamot and citrus, followed closely by elegant notes of rose and peony. If you’re looking for a perfume perfect for summer, the Eau de Parfum Tropical is a more powerful fragrance characterized by the bursting sweet scents of mango and passionfruit. Which one do you think would suit you the best?
Also on sale, the easy-to-carry fragrant hand gel set is perfect to pop in your purse and use while you watch the race. The set comes in two designs: the super cute Racing Miku 2021 Nendoroid version, or the sleeker GOODSMILE RACING version.
After smelling just one of these scents, you’ll want to collect them all!
RACING MIKU 2021 Ver. Perfume/Hand Gel Set
Release Date: August 2, 2021
Where to Order:
Official Online Store: https://fairytail.jp/racingmiku/
Fairytail Parfum Twitter: https://twitter.com/fairytailparfum
GOODSMILE RACING Official Site: https://www.goodsmileracing.com/
GSR Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/goodsmileracing
Fairytail Official Online Shop: https://www.dreaming-princess.com/product/?ca=137
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum Tropical 50ml
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum Private 50ml
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum 50ml
RACING MIKU 2021 Fragrant Hand Gel Set 29ml x 2
Official Site: https://www.goodsmileracing.com/
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Director Hideaki Anno Gives Message For International Release
Amazon is set to release the anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time worldwide on August 13, offering it dubbed in 10 languages and subtitled in 28.
Originally released in Japan on March 8, 2021, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is the fourth and final instalment of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series. The film’s theatrical run ended on July 21 where it was revealed that it had received 10.22 billion yen in total, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise and the first film distributed by Toei to reach this mark.
An online panel titled Comic-Con@Home was streamed on July 23 which was attended by the film’s director and writer Hideki Anno. The full video can be seen below.
“It’s been 16 years since this movie was remade,” explains Anno. “I was planning to finish it in about 8 years, but it took twice as long. So I’m relieved that it is finished.”
Asked about what he thinks attracts fans to the franchise, he says: “The story of the work, the drama, and the technical quality are kept as high as possible. We work hard to maintain high quality. And this is not possible without the efforts of our staff and cast. Aside from that, maybe there was something in Evangelion that people around the world emphasized with. It might be the emotions, or the structure that could be taken as their own stories. This is something that people all over the world feel for themselves, so it is hard to say what attracts them.”
Anno also discusses his enthusiasm towards seeking new goals. “Now that I’ve turned 61 this year, from now on, I plan on making some new live-action movies instead of Eva. For animation, it’d be great if I have a chance to do it again after I take some live-action shots.” He continues: “Making a live-action video is totally different from animation. Because I can do a lot of things that I can’t do with animation, that’s why I’m really looking forward to it.”
At the end of his talk, he comments: “Not only Evangelion, but my work basically deal with themes unique to Japan, aimed at people who grew up in Japan. I am really grateful and honoured that such works are seen and loved by people all over the world. Thank you so much for supporting Evangelion, and I hope you enjoy the film.”
Amazon Prime Video is currently streaming the first three films in the film series: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. The final film, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, will be released on the service worldwide on August 13, 2021.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
Amazon Prime Video Release Date: August 13, 2021
Miraculous: Tales Of Ladybug & Cat Noir Inspired Perfume Releases in Japan
A collection of perfumes inspired by the titular characters of the French CGI animated superhero/magical girl series Miraculous: Tales Of Ladybug & Cat Noir released in Japan on May 31.
Miraculous Ladybug Eau De Parfum
A delightfully sweet and sour combination of fruits inspired by the cute and cool superhero Ladybug.
Top Notes: Mango, Passion Fruit, Orange
Middle Notes: Magnolia, Peach, Sunny Accord
Last Notes: Hibiscus, Red Fruits, Musk
Miraculous Cat Noir Eau De Parfum
A refreshing citrus fragrance inspired by the free and audacious superhero Cat Noir.
Top Notes: Citrus, Sparkling Water
Middle Notes: Ozone, Floral, White Peach
Last Notes: Musk
The packaging for each perfume bottle features colours based on Ladybug and Cat Noir, and if you put both boxes side by side, it creates a completely image of the two superheroes standing back-to-back with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Wrap yourself in the scents of courage and confidence with Ladybug and Cat Noir’s superhero perfumes.
©2021 ZAGTOON– METHOD – TOEI ANIMATION.
Miraculous Eau De Parfum Ladybug/Cat Noir
Released: May 31, 2021 (Shipping Late June 2021)
Price: ¥3,500 Each (Tax Included)
Buy on Official Website: https://fairytail.jp/miraculous/product/
Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Princess Knight Get International Merchandise Release
Amazon is now listing a new collection of merchandise based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga series Astro Boy, Princess Knight, and Black Jack in Japan, the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy.
The items released at the end of April as part of the “Merch by Amazon” service. This Amazon-exclusive collection was first released in Japan, and with its surging popularity from fans, it’s now available to order in the US and Europe.
Osamu Tezuka x Merch by Amazon
Released: April 22, 2021
Amazon Japan Product Page: https://www.amazon.co.jp/space_age_tezuka
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/
Amazon Italy: https://www.amazon.it/
Amazon Spain: https://www.amazon.es/
Amazon France: https://www.amazon.fr/
Amazon Germany: https://www.amazon.de/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/
J-pop Group Perfume Announce New Dance Heel Model From Their ‘Perfume Closet’ Brand
12.November.2020 | FASHION
Japanese pop group Perfume have announced that Part 5 Phase 1 of their fashion project Perfume Closet will launch on November 18, 2020 at 10:00 (JST).
Perfume released their latest single Time Warp on September 16 which cemented 15 years since their major debut and their 20th anniversary as a pop group. To promote the release, Perfume held their first ever online festival, “P.O.P” Festival (Perfume Online Present Festival), on September 21 where they served fans a virtual performance using the latest technology. The group also released a book entitled Perfume COSTUME BOOK 2005-2020 on October 23 which is a collection of their outfits since their major debut.
The latest entry to Perfume Closet will be split into two Phases which will launch on the brand’s official website and via A!SMART!.
Phase 1 sees the arrival of new 6cm dance heels in three colours, a tote bag, cardholder, and more.
Black Suede | Burgundy Suede | Beige Suede
The line-up includes some items that were so popular last time that fans demanded a return as well as new colours of popular merch. The made-to-order dance heels however are new entries to Perfume Closet, cut to fine and sophisticated perfection.
Perfume Dance Heel pop-up shops where fans can try on the heels will also open in Japan, and select stores will also be stocking them. Check out the store list below.
11/18-12/1 @ Isetan Shinjuku Floor 2F
12/ 2～12/8 @ JR Nagoya Takashiyama Floor 4F
12/9～12/15 @ Hankyu Umeda Floor 4F
12/16～12/25 @ Sogo Hiroshima Floor 2F
12/26～12/31 @ Hakata Floor 4F
*Available while supplies last
Isetan Shinjuku will also be displaying Perfume’s outfit from the Time Warp music video. The release date of Phase 2 has yet to be announced.
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS Announces Escape Game Based On J-Pop Group Perfume
23.September.2020 | SPOT
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS, the world’s first and Japan’s biggest puzzle-themed theme park, has announced a new escape game centred on the Japanese pop group Perfume. Titled “Escape From The Room Next To Perfume,” the game is set to hit the indoor theme park on September 22, 2020.
An escape game is a real-life interactive experience that has players solving puzzles to escape a room. The story of the Perfume game puts players on the same team as Perfume. As players wait in anticipation, an LED display made to look like a window opens to reveal the Perfume members, who greet players and encourage them on their escape. And so begins the game.
There are various items and pieces of information in the room for players to solve the puzzle, including dance poses by Perfume which give hints for the next step. It’s an interactive experience that makes it feel like Perfume are really there with you.
Perfume fans can get their hands on a range of exclusive merchandise too, like a sticker set, folder, and message cards. These items will be sold at the TMC GOODS SHOP at Tokyo Mystery Circus as well as the online stores SCRAP GOODS SHOP and Perfume’s own A!SMART.
Escape From The Room Next To Perfume
Start Date: September 22, 2020
Location: TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
Address: APM Bldg., 1-27-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Official Website: https://mysterycircus.jp/perfume/
J-Pop Group Perfume to Make and Eat Recipes Submitted by Fans at P.O.P Festival
Japanese food tech company Cookpad Inc. is set to co-host the “P.O.P” Fes Food Court at Japanese pop group Perfume’s upcoming Perfume Online Present (“P.O.P”) Festival which will be held on September 21, 2020. Cookpad has also opened applications for fans to submit the recipes that they want Perfume to eat at the festival
“P.O.P” Festival Breakdown
With concerts and music festivals forced to be cancelled or postponed as a result of COVID-19, Perfume too had to cancel their Japan dome tour. September 21, 2020 marks the 15th anniversary since Perfume made their major debut, and the 20th anniversary since they formed. Since their tour was cancelled, they still wanted to celebrate in some way, which is how the “P.O.P” Festival was conceived. The online event will feature both free and paid content with a full timetable for the day.
“P.O.P” Fes Food Court
Food is an indispensable part of music festivals, so the event will have its own interactive “P.O.P” Fes Food Court which encourages fans to submit the recipes that they want Perfume to eat. The chosen recipe will be displayed on the food court page of the event’s website and Perfume will actually make and eat it in a video. Fans can prepare their own food at the same time so they can sit down and eat with Perfume. Details on submitting can be found on the official website in Japanese.
Perfume | Comment
“We’re happy to announce the Perfume Online Present Festival which will take place on the 15th anniversary of our major debut, September 21. We’re starting applications for the food court, so we’re waiting for your submissions. We’ll pick one recipe and actually try making it ourselves! We’re going to get found out that we actually did this during lockdown period, but we also think it’s good for you to see our normal lives, so we will give it out all and hope you enjoy.”
“P.O.P” Fes Food Court Submissions
Running: September 1, 2020 – September 14, 2020
Submit Here: https://www.perfume-popfes.jp/food/
“P.O.P” (Perfume Online Present) Festival
Date: September 21, 2020
Time: Open 12:00 / Start 13:30 (subject to change)
Official Website: https://www.perfume-popfes.jp/