Boy Band BE:FIRST Celebrates Debut by Becoming the Managers of Shibuya’s Tsutaya

28.October.2021 | MUSIC / SPOT

BE:FIRST, scheduled to make their debut on November 3, will serve as the managers of Shibuya’s Tsutaya location for a limited time. Visitors can enjoy some exclusive privileges and see special videos only at this location during the event. 

 

The group was assembled during BMSG’s ‘THE FIRST’ audition and will release their first single Gifted next month. The sales floor of Shibuya’s Tsutaya location will be decorated to celebrate, with huge panels of each member lining the aisles and a huge monitor showing videos of the band. 



Those who purchase the Gifted single at this location will be given a special Store Manager member card (7 varieties) at random. Those who purchase the CD from the Shibuya Tsutaya official online store will also receive this special gift!

 

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  • BE:FIRST Starts Nationwide Tour Featuring 29 Shows in 17 Cities, Announces Additional Dates

    30.September.2022 | MUSIC

    BE:FIRST, the 7-member boy band created from winners of SKY-HI’s 6-month “THE FIRST” audition, has continued to rise the ranks in the Japanese pop music world. The group has just started its first nationwide tour, ‘BE:FIRST 1st One Man Tour “BE:1” 2022-2023,’ which will see the boys perform 29 shows in 17 cities. The tour began in Hiroshima on September 23. 

    The group released its first album, BE:1, on August 31, and it immediately reached the top slot on the Billboard Japan Overall Albums Chart. At the first stop on the tour, the boys performed plenty of tracks from the album, including Bye-Good-Bye which has been streamed over 100 million times. They also sang the album’s leading track Scream and Message, their first love song. As BE:FIRST’s popularity soars, the group announced two additional shows to take place in Tokyo and Osaka. Keep an eye on what they do next!

     

    Additional Performances

    January 26, January 27, 2023 – Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

    January 31, February 1, 2023 – Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka

  • Fans Can Take Pictures with BE:FIRST in Collaboration Purikura Machines

    14.September.2022 | FASHION

    Two Sega purikura machines–ROMAPI and lalamee–will start a collaboration event with BE:FIRST on September 15! Until November 7, fans can get some snapshots with their favorite members at machines nationwide.

     

    This collaboration event will feature moving photo frames, with lalamee offering 24 varieties and ROMAPI offering 28 varieties. Fans will also find 25 exclusive stickers featuring the members’ names, mini-characters, and logos! Fans can also take 3-second video moments with the members, giving them the feeling that they’re taking pictures side by side with the popular idols.

    lalamee: 24 varities / ROMAPI: 28 varieties

    Original Collaboration Effects

    Original Collaboration Stamps

    Limited Edition Original BE:FIRST Stickers

     

    In addition, a total of five songs will appear as background music, including the group’s newest song Scream featured on their first album BE:1. Photos can be downloaded to smartphones using the Purikura ON app, which will also feature voice messages from the members!

     

    Select stores will also be holding a gift campaign where customers can get a limited original BE:FIRST sticker by showing off their purikura creations. 30 machines nationwide will also be decorated to celebrate the campaign. 

     

    BE:FIRST fans won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to get a snapshot with their favorite member!

     

    ©SEGA

  • RecoChoku Announces Winners for Best Music of August 2022

    13.September.2022 | MUSIC

    Japanese music streaming site RecoChoku has announced the top song and album rankings for August 2022!

    Unsurprisingly, Ado tops both the single and album charts with her new tracks from the movie ONE PIECE FILM RED. The singer provided the singing voice of Uta, a main character in the film which was released nationwide on August 6, 2022.

    New Genesis, the theme from ONE PIECE FILM RED, was released ahead of the movie’s release on June 8, 2022. It ranked 4th in the monthly rankings for June and July, and following the film’s release in August, it shot to the top of the charts for four consecutive weeks, continuing to hold the #1 spot.

    Ado also took first place in August’s album ranking with her collection of songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED. Released on August 19, 2022, the album features a number of tracks made for the film, with seven different artists helping to produce these now legendary songs.

    For the daily ranking on August 11, the top seven singles were all from this one album. Starting at the top spot, the songs included were: New Genesis, Where the Wind Blows, Tot Musica, The World’s Continuation, Binks’ Sake, I’m Invincible, and Fleeting Lullaby.

    In the album ranking, it was number one in the weekly ranking for three consecutive weeks since its release on August 17 and continued its momentum to take the top position in the monthly ranking for the month of August.

    Ado had her first top single ranking in February 2021 with Usseewa, and her first #1 album in January and February 2022 with Kyogen.

     

    If you haven’t listened to the singer’s collection of songs from the most recent ONE PIECE film, you’re missing out!

     

    RecoChoku Monthly Music Award – August 2022 (Announced September 1, 2022)

     

    Single Ranking

    1st Place: New Genesis (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) – Ado (Released June 8, 2022)
    2nd Place: Start Over – THE BEAT GARDEN
    3rd Place: Ame Sansan – King Gnu
    4th Place: Where the Wild Blows – Ado
    5th Place: Mixed Nuts – Official HiGE DANdism

    https://recochoku.jp/ranking/single/monthly/

    Album Ranking

    1st Place: Uta’s Songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED – Ado (Released August 10, 2022)
    2nd Place: M – INI
    3rd Place: BE:1 – BE:FIRST
    4th Place: Falling into your eyes Record – Aimyon
    5th Place: Suki Toiunowa Rock Daze! (Special Edition) – Nogizaka46

    https://recochoku.jp/ranking/album/monthly/

     

    ©尾田栄一郎/2022「ワンピース」製作委員会

  • Home Cooking Themed Yowamushi Pedal LIMIT BREAK Collaboration Cafe to Open in Shibuya

    12.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Fans of Yowamushi Pedal won’t want to miss this special collaboration! Chugai Grace Cafe, located on the seventh floor of Shibuya MODI, will be running the Yowamushi Pedal LIMIT BREAK cafe from September 22 until October 17, 2022.

     

    Collaboration Menu

    Sakamichi Onoda and Sangaku Manami’s Udon & Onigiri Plate 

     


    Yasutomo Arikita and Kuroda Yukinari’s Hamburger & Salad Plate

     

    Hayato Shinkai’s Chocolate & Banana Mini Parfait

    Sohoku High School Mango Whipped Cream & Calpis Drink

    Hakone Academy Mint Whipped Cream & Calpis Drink

     

     

     

    Goods

    Pin (Random Holographic included, 9 varieties)

    Acrylic Figure Stand (9 varieties)

    Pin, Mini Character Ver. (Random Holographic included, 16 varieties)

    Acrylic Stand (16 varieties)

    Table Plate (9 varieties)

    Shoulder Bag

     

     

    Menu Order Bonus / Online Preorder Bonus

    Coaster (1st Half): September 22 – October 4, 2022

    Coaster (2nd Half): October 5 – October 17, 2022

     

    The collaboration cafe focuses on dishes you may find at home, such as udon, onigiri, and even a chocolate banana mini parfait as a dessert. New original goods with exclusive illustrations will also be available for purchase!

     

    ©渡辺航(週刊少年チャンピオン)/弱虫ペダル05製作委員会

  • THE RAMPAGE, NCT 127, and BE:FIRST Release Trailer for Crossover Song ‘Wings’

    18.August.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    With over 5.56 million people seeing the films in theaters and box-office revenue of over ¥7.8 billion, the High&LoW film series has inspired audiences around Japan for years with its themes of friendship and struggle. In 2019, the film High&Low THE WORST was released as a collaboration with Hiroshi Takahashi’s manga Worst and Crows, which have collectively sold over 80 million copies. A sequel, High&Low THE WORST X, will be released in theaters nationwide on September 9, 2022.

     

    While the film itself is a massive collaboration between rivals, it will also feature a major collaboration between artists! Kazuma Kawamura and Hokuto Yoshino from THE RAMPAGE, Yuta Nakamoto from NCT 127, and Ryoki Miyama from BE:FIRST have come together to perform the song Wings. The track will be played during key scenes in the film and is sure to pull at your heartstrings.

     

    The song came to be after the four became closer acting in the film. Wings is a positive and emotional song about friendship and trust and evokes the image of irreplaceable friends and a man who will never stop moving forward.

     

    In the new trailer for the song, the images of the four artists performing the track overlap with the images of their characters in the film.

     

    Wings – HiGH&LOW THE WORST X

    https://www.flag-porter.jp/download/r4wWMAoVqQK9b6KMQdEvYnGpx8j6Jm

     

    The film is sure to be the breakout hit of the summer, bringing together powerhouses from THE RAMPAGE, NCT 127, and BE:FIRST when it releases on September 9. The characters, action, and music have all been powered up when compared to the previous film, so be sure to tune in!

     

    Comment from Kazuma Kawamura (Fujio Hanaoka) (THE RAMPAGE)

    “This song transcended the boundaries of our group and a dream crossover was able to happen.

    Without our collaboration in the film, I don’t think we would have had this incredible opportunity to work together on music so quickly. 

    We probably would have just ended up doing a cover or something like that.

    It was such a joy for us to be able to collaborate on a new piece of music that was totally our own.

    It’s a coming-of-age song that matches our roles and certain scenes in the movie perfectly, and I hope it will touch your heart!”

     

    Comment from Hokuto Yoshino (Tsukasa Takajo) (THE RAMPAGE)

    “Even though we’re all in different groups, we were so honored to come together to sing together as a foursome for this film!

    I hope lots of people will enjoy this heartwarming and tender ballad, which shows our individuality but also has a real sense of unity.

    I hope everyone will be able to experience the world of HiGH&LOW THE WORST X in theaters, and I also hope you’ll pay attention to the scenes in which this song is played!”

     

    Comment from Yuta Nakamoto (Ryo Suzaki) (NCT 127)

    “It’s rare to find a song with a medium tempo that’s so emotionally moving, and it was a fresh and fun experience to sing a song for my first movie. Although some parts were difficult, it was a great experience and I’m grateful for it. 

    Ryo and Amagai’s relationship is reflected in the lyrics of Wings, and I think that this one will make you emotional.”

     

    Comment from Ryoki Miyama (Amagai Kouhei) (BE:FIRST/RYOKI)

    “This was one of the most nerve-wracking recordings I’ve ever done.

    Singing with everyone was a valuable experience, and I really wanted to give it my all. I discussed it with the director and after a number of takes, I think we were able to get the most emotional of the bunch.

    We’re so happy to bring this film to life, and along with so many talented artists and actors, this song is really the culmination of everyone’s hard work.”

     

    ©2022「HiGH&LOW THE WORST X」製作委員会 ©髙橋ヒロシ(秋田書店) HI-AX

  • Kuroko’s Basketball Cafe to Open at Chugai Grace Cafe in Shibuya

    17.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / FOOD

    From August 26 until September 18, Chugai Grace Cafe at Shibuya MODI will hold a special collaboration cafe with the popular series Kuroko’s Basketball!

    Menu at a Glance

    Ryota Kise’s French Onion-style Carbonara

    Daiki Aomine’s Teriyaki Burger over Rice

    Shintaro Midorima’s Lucky Monaka

    Tetsuya Kuroko’s Vanilla Shake

    Atsushi Murasakibara’s Violet Blueberry Water

     

    Goods

     

    Pin (Cafe ver.)

    Type A (7 varieties)

    Type B (7 varieties)

     

    Mini Acrylic Stand (Cafe ver.)

    Type A (7 varieties)

    Type B (7 varieties)

     

    Nametags (Cafe ver.)

    Type A (7 varieties)

    Type B (7 varieties)

    Mini Bromide (Cafe ver.)

    Type A (7 varieties)

    Type B (7 varieties)

    Holographic Sticker (Cafe ver., 14 varieties)

    Clear Case (Cafe ver.)

    Menu Order Bonus: 1 Coaster (28 varieties, random)

    Web Order Bonus: 1 Coaster 

    Fans of the series will be able to sample a number of unique dishes inspired by characters from Kuroko’s Basketball. Original goods featuring newly-drawn cafe-inspired illustrations will also be available, and guests will be able to enter a drawing to win a one-of-a-kind tapestry.

    © 藤巻忠俊/集英社・黒子のバスケ製作委員会
    ©「黒子のバスケ」アニメ10周年プロジェクト

  • BE:FIRST to Stream Shining One (Re-recorded) on Pre-Debut Anniversary

    17.August.2022 | MUSIC

    BE:FIRST, a 7-member dance and vocal group created through BMSG’s ‘THE FIRST’ audition led by SKY-HI, performed at the ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022 on August 12 in Chiba. The popular group performed nine songs, including the new song Scream from their upcoming first album BE:1 and a new track BF is…. The latter began streaming the same day, long before the upcoming album’s release.

    The song BF is…is a hip-hop tune that will appear on the upcoming first album. Previously, it had only been performed once at VIVA LA ROCK 2022 on April 30. The members of the group took part in the song’s production.

     

    BF is… / BE:FIRST August 12 Stream

    https://BEFIRST.lnk.to/BE1

     

    At the ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022, BE:FIRST began their performance with BF is…, the first song on their first album and a symbol of the group. The powerful members showed off their musical prowess with their hit song Bye-Good-Bye, which has been streamed more than 100 million times worldwide. Following this, they performed Don’t Wake Me Up feat. BE:FIRST, a collaboration with Jonas Blue, the rock tune Brave Generation, and Scream

    The setlist from the festival is now available as a playlist on a number of music streaming sites, so check it out!

     

    ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022 Setlist

    https://befirst.lnk.to/RIJF2022_SETLIST

     

    BE:FIRST announced its lineup on NTV’s Sukkiri on August 13, 2021. On August 16, the one-year anniversary of their pre-debut, the group will release Shining One (Re-recorded), a track that will also appear on their album BE:1. On the same day, fans will want to check out the group’s YouTube channel at 20:00 to catch the premiere of BE:FIRST’s mysterious video titled -???????-.

     

    -???????- / BE:FIRST

    Keep your eyes on BE:FIRST as they hurdle towards the release of their first album!

     

    ©ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022

  • BE:FIRST Begins Streaming ‘Move On’ from First Album in Advance

    09.August.2022 | MUSIC

    The song Move On from BE:FIRST’s debut album BE:1 was released on August 8, well before the album is scheduled to drop on August 31, 2022.

     

    Much like Be Free, which was released on August 1, Move On was a set piece used during THE FIRST audition, from which BE:FIRST was formed. The song was included as a bonus track on the group’s second single Bye-Good-Bye, but the song has been newly recorded by the seven members since.

     

    Scream – BE:FIRST (Music Video)

     

    SUNNY BOY acted as the producer for Move On after also producing the lead track Scream, released on July 25. Having worked with artists such as BTS, BLACKPINK, BIGBANG, 2NE1, Namie Amuro, and Daichi Miura, SUNNY BOY worked with SKY-HI to create this incredible track. It has been performed live a number of times to massive fanfare.

     

    Scream, the lead song from BE:FIRST’s upcoming album BE:1, reached the top spot on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart last month. The music video has been viewed over 5.5 million times, and there’s no doubt that the group’s first album will be a massive hit. 

     

  • BE:FIRST’s New Single ‘Scream’ Reaches #1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart

    05.August.2022 | MUSIC

    Scream, the lead song from BE:FIRST’s upcoming first album BE:1, reached the top spot on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart on August 3. The full album will be released on August 31, 2022. This was the group’s third #1 ranking following their debut song Gifted. and their second single Bye-Good-Bye.

     


    Scream – BE:FIRST (Music Video)

     

     

    The song also took the top spot in the Oricon Weekly Streaming Ranking and the Oricon Weekly Digital Single (Single Song) Ranking, both dated August 8. This is the fifth BE:FIRST song to grab two digital ranking titles, following Shining One, Bye-Good-Bye, Betrayal Game, and Gifted.

     

    This is the first time in history that two digital awards were given to a single artist for the same work. 

    The music video for Scream has nearly 5 million views only 10 days after its release. The song Be Free from the group’s first album BE:1, which began streaming on August 1, also hit the top spot on the iTunes Overall Song Ranking. Yesterday, BE:FIRST performed at THE STAR NEXTAGE at Pia Arena MM. The group will perform at ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022 on August 12, at SUMMER SONIC 2022 on August 20 and 21, and at Ongaku to Higetachi – My Home Town on August 27.

  • Live Photos of Jonas Blue and BE:FIRST at Fuji Rock Festival ’22 Released

    02.August.2022 | MUSIC

    On July 29, English DJ and producer Jonas Blue took the stage at Day 1 of Fuji Rock Festival ‘22. The popular boy band BE:FIRST, created during THE FIRST boy band audition by rapper SKY-HI, joined the performance! In July, Blue released the track Don’t Wake Me Up feat BE:FIRST, and this was the first time that the song was performed live.

     

    Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_Nnj6A0THo

     

    Don’t Wake Me Up feat. BE:FIRST was the fourth song on the performer’s setlist. Blue told the audience that a special guest would be coming to the stage, and fans in the audience were thrilled to see all seven members showing off their dance moves live. Blue also performed many of his hit songs such as Mama, Polaroid, and Rise. The artist proved to be so popular with Japanese audiences that he was trending in the #1 spot on Twitter in Japan.

     

    Jonas Blue also made a shocking surprise announcement. Immediately following Fuji Rock Festival ‘22, the artist will be embarking on a Japan tour! The artist will perform five shows across Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka. 

     

    BE:FIRST recently released the song Scream, the lead track for the group’s upcoming album BE:1 scheduled to release on August 31.

  • BE:FIRST Releases Music Video for Popular Song ‘Scream’ from New Album

    27.July.2022 | MUSIC

    The music video for Scream, the lead song from BE:FIRST’s upcoming first album, is finally here! The video was posted to YouTube ahead of the album’s release on August 31, 2022.

     

    The chaotic music video was inspired by the desire to return to normal after the world was taken over by heavy restrictions and restraints. To scream is to feel liberated, and the video inspires audiences to unleash their desires to the fullest.

     

    The dance scenes were choreographed by Kazuki, who works with s**t kingz as a choreographer. Those who watch the video will see allusions to the story of the member’s past, and how they overcame a number of obstacles and fears to move forward and reach their dreams.

     

    Scream – BE:FIRST (Music Video)

     

    Scream is a hard-hitting dance number produced by SUNNY BOY, who previously worked with artists such as BTS, BLACKPINK, BIGBANG, 2NE1, Namie Amuro, Daichi Miura, SKY-HI, and more. It was also produced by Maxx Song who leads the K-Pop music scene, working with artists like BoA, Red Velvet, and TWICE. SKY-HI’s lyrics speak of the dawn of a new era, and this track is fitting to serve as the main track from BE:FIRST’s first album. The song has already taken the top spot on the iTunes Song Ranking, LINE MUSIC Real-time Song Top 100, Rakuten Music Real-time Ranking, and on Amazon Music. 

     

    Scream – BE:FIRST (???????)

     

    Just after the music video was released, a new video titled ‘Scream – BE:FIRST (???????)’ was announced. The strange video will premiere on July 27 at 20:00.

  • Manga Series ‘Eren the Southpaw’ Hijacks Reebok Harajuku and Shibuya Stores

    25.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / SPOT

    Reebok has appointed a number of popular artists in Japan and abroad to take part in their new campaign titled ‘Life is Not a Spectator Sport -Move, Move!-’ This collaboration started in March 2022.

     

    As a part of this collaboration, Reebok is teaming up with the manga series Eren the Southpaw. Kappa’s popular ensemble drama highlights a number of creators, and has a very poignant tagline: “To all those who couldn’t become geniuses.” Reebok’s brand message matches this and is meant to be a manifesto for life, telling people to never give up, act on their own convictions, and find their own path. 

    Reebok Classic Store – Harajuku Interior

    Stickers / Pins

    Original Scene from Eren the Southpaw 

     

    To commemorate the release of Reebok’s flagship model INSTAPUMP FURY 95 in Sax Blue, a huge piece of window art was redrawn by Kappi. The artist also provided an original manga featuring an entirely new story. Fans can find this at the Reebok Classic Store Harajuku and on the official Reebok Twitter page. The Reebok stores in Harajuku and Shibuya have also been completely taken over by Eren the Southpaw, completely decorated from top to bottom in images from the series. 

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