J-WAVE SPARK LIVE Vol. 5 to Feature Sayaka Yamamoto and SHE’S
04.November.2021 | MUSIC
Japanese FM radio station J-WAVE (81.3 FM) has announced its fifth live event coming to Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. The station’s popular late-night program SPARK takes place from Monday to Thursday at 24:00-25:00 each week and is the inspiration for these incredible performances. This time, Sayaka Yamamoto and SHE’S will both be taking the stage on December 9, 2021.
Sayaka Yamamoto serves as SPARK’s MC each Monday. Piano-rock band SHE’S collaborated with the singer on her song oasis released in February, with vocalist and keyboard player Ryouma Inoue producing the track and SHE’S arranging and performing the music.
I’ve worked with SHE’S musically in the past, and I’m so excited to work with them again like this. It will also be the first time for me to perform against an entire band alone, so I’m also super nervous. I’ll do my best to put on a great show!
After arranging and producing the song oasis for Yamamoto, she invited us to see her solo concert. I remember getting goosebumps because she had evolved so much, and she was so incredibly cool. I can’t wait to see what kind of live show this will turn out to be, and I hope we can sing something together!
SHE’S Vocalist Ryouma Inoue
J-WAVE SPARK LIVE Vol.5
Airing: December 9, 2021 / Doors open at 17:30, Show starts at 18:30
Where: Zepp DiverCity Tokyo
J-WAVE SPARK LIVE Vol.5: https://www.j-wave.co.jp/topics/entry_spark05/
*Presale ticket lottery open until November 9 at 23:59 at https://www.j-wave.co.jp/topics/entry_spark05/
Official Site: http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/spark/
TV Anime Series ‘Run with the Wind’ to Hold Orchestral Concert in Tokyo
The concert featuring the TV anime series Run with the Wind based on the novel Run with the Wind by Shion Miura, will be held on December 29, 2021 at Ebisu The Garden Hall.
For this concert, Production I.G, the animation company that produced the anime series Run with the Wind, will be involved in the video production. Based on scenes selected by composer Yuki Hayashi, the video has been re-edited for the concert and will be delivered with a live performance by the gorgeous musicians.
The day will surely be a special one, where you can enjoy the music of the special band orchestra alongside a number of masterly scenes. Don’t miss this chance to experience the world of the film before the Hakone Ekiden, the university relay race in January that the characters are striving for!
Original work: Run with the Wind by Shion Miura (Shincho Bunko)
TV Anime ‘Run with the Wind’ Orchestral Concert
When: December 29, 2021 from 18:00（Gates open at 17:30）
Where：Yebisu the Garden Hall
Kyodo Tokyo https://tickets.kyodotokyo.com/kazetsuyoconcert
E plus https://eplus.jp/kazetsuyoconcert
Ticket Pia https://w.pia.jp/t/kazetsuyoconcert
Lawson Ticket https://l-tike.com/kazetsuyoconcert
Rakuten Ticket http://r-t.jp/kazetsuyoconcert
Official Site: https://kazetsuyo-anime.com
#AppearanceYokohama Concert to Feature Real Artists Beside VTubers
Net label Appearance will hold a special live event on November 28, 2021, featuring popular VTubers and music artists at Yokohama Bronth at the Miratomirai waterfront area in Yokohama.
The #AppearanceYokohama event will feature Mashiro Ayano, a singer popular for performing tracks for popular anime series such as Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and Darwin’s Game. VTuber sifar is popular throughout Japan for her rock tracks, while cosplay girls band mimiQ_Lyric aims to deliver Japanese pop culture to the world.
Those interested will be able to purchase streaming tickets through Z-aN, and anyone in Japan can also buy tickets at the venue. The live stream will feature HD multi-angle footage so viewers can enjoy the full range of the show. Performing VTubers will utilize Monolis, a system allowing them to go anywhere and interact with people in their life-sized forms. This is in cooperation with the Wasabi Music School.
Who are you excited to see perform?
Date: November 28, 2021
Doors Open at 15:30
Address: Yokohama Bronth 2F (5-3-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Official Event Site: https://appearance.site
Streaming Tickets: https://www.zan-live.com/live/detail/10123
Venue Tickets: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/7hjlj
Singer yama to Hold Two-Day Planetarium Concert at Tokyo Skytree Town
Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU will hold a special two-day live event featuring one of the most beloved singers of this generation, yama. LIVE in the DARK w/yama will take place on December 8 and 9, in which the artist will be surrounded by glittering stars as he sings some of his more popular tracks.
By holding a concert inside a planetarium, guests will be able to focus more intently on the sounds being made while surrounded by darkness. The video production during the performance will be handled by HERE., a visual design studio known for working with other popular artists. Would you want to experience a live show in such a unique venue?
LIVE in the DARK w/yama
Dates: December 8 & 9, 2021
Times: 1st Stage – Doors Open 17:30, Show Starts 18:00 / 2nd Stage – Doors Open 19:30, Show Starts 20:00
Official Site: https://planetarium.konicaminolta.jp/livedark/yama
ticket board: Presale Tickets (By lottery)
Running: November 2 at 12:00 – November 7 at 23:59
General Tickets (First come, first served)
On sale November 17 at 20:00~
BE:FIRST First Solo Concert to Stream Exclusively on the Hulu Store
01.November.2021 | MUSIC
BE:FIRST, the 7-member boy’s group created from winners of SKY-HI’s 6-month “THE FIRST” audition, will make their debut on November 3 with the single Gifted. On November 5, the group will hold its first-ever solo concert. This milestone will be available to watch live exclusively on the Hulu Store and will be available for a week after the live stream.
The group is made up of members SOTA, SHUNTO, MANATO, RYUHEI, JUNON, RYOKI, and LEO. The music video for their song Shining One has been viewed more than 10 million times in the past two weeks, making this one group to keep an eye on!
BE:FIRST “FIRST” One Man Show -We All Gifted.-
Live Stream Date: November 5, 2021, at 22:00
*The archived video will be available to watch immediately after the live stream until November 12 at 23:59
Ticket Price: ¥3,850 (Tax Included)
*Tickets Available until November 12 at 21:00
Male VTuber Group Holostars to Hold First Live Event
The talented members of Holostars will hold their first live event on December 26, 2021 at J:COM Hall Hachioji in Tokyo! The Vtubers taking part are Hanasaki Miyabi, Kanade Izuru, Arurandeisu, Rikka, Astel Leda, Kishida Temma, Yukoku Roberu, Kageyama Shien, and Aragami Oga.
Tickets for the virtual event are now on sale on SPWN. Those wanting to attend the physical event can also enter the lottery for on-site tickets. Exclusive merchandise will also be available to celebrate the group’s first-ever live show!
HOLOSTARS 1st ACT 「JOURNEY to FIND STARS!!」Supported By Bushiroad
Date: December 26, 2021
Broadcast begins at 17:30, show begins at 18:00
Address: J:COM Hall Hachioji (Southern Sky Tower Hachioji 4F, 4-7-1 Koyasumachi, Hachioji, Tokyo)
Directly connected to the south exit of JR Hachioji Station
7-minute walk from Keio-Hachioji Station
On-site Ticket: ¥8,000 (Tax Included, all seats reserved)
Official Site: https://1stact.hololivepro.com/
1st Advance Tickets (Lawson Ticket) / Lottery
Available to Enter until October 31 at 23:59 (https://l-tike.com/st1/holostars)
*Limited to 2 tickets per person.
Announcement of Winners/Payment Period: November 4 – November 7, 2021, at 23:00
2nd Advance Tickets / Lottery
Available from November 13 at 12:00 until November 21 at 23:59 (https://l-tike.com/st1/holostars)
*These pre-order tickets are by lottery only.
Confirmation/Payment Period: November 25 at 15:00 – November 28 at 23:00
Reservation Period: December 4 at 12:00 – Day of Performance (https://l-tike.com/st1/holostars)
Streaming Tickets are available until December 31, 2021
Streaming Tickets + Special Bonus Coupon available until December 31, 2021
*The archived stream will be available immediately after the live performance and can be viewed as many times as you like until January 26, 2022, at 23:59.
Purchase Streaming Tickets: https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/21122601-jpholostarslive
Available until November 7 at 23:59
Merchandise Details: https://1stact.hololivepro.com/goods
Purchase Goods (from Japan): https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/21122601-jpholostarslive/goods
Purchase Goods (from Overseas): https://shop.geekjack.net/collections/holostars-1st-act
Concert Hashtag: #ホロスタ1stACT (#Holostars1stACT)
Atlus Announces Additional Persona 25th Anniversary Concert in December
Atlus has announced a second Persona 25th Anniversary symphonic concert performance will be held in December. Tickets for the first performance in November sold out almost immediately, and the advance ticket lottery for the new December performance began on October 22, 2021.
The concert will feature orchestral and jazz versions of music from the entire Persona series, from Revelations: Persona all the way to Persona 5. Footage from each game will be shown as the music is played, and vocalists from several Persona titles are scheduled to appear including Lyn, Tomoko Komiya, Yumi Kawamura, and Shihoko Hirata.
The daytime performance will feature suites from Revelations: Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, and Persona 3. The evening performance will continue with pieces from Persona 4 and Persona 5.
More announcements regarding the 25th anniversary of the Persona series are scheduled to appear throughout 2022.
Daytime Performance – 25th Anniversary Persona Symphonic Concert, A Program
4 pieces from Revelations: Persona
Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
4 pieces from Persona 3
Evening Performance – 25th Anniversary Persona Symphonic Concert, B Program
4 pieces from Persona 4
5 pieces from Persona 5
25th Anniversary Persona Symphonic Concert (Additional Performance)
General Ticket Sales & Advance Ticket Lottery: https://eplus.jp/persona-sc25/
Date: December 12, 2021
Daytime Performance – 25th Anniversary Persona Symphonic Concert, A Program
Venue Opens: 12:30 / Performance Begins: 13:30
Program: Program A
Date: December 12, 2021
Evening Performance – 25th Anniversary Persona Symphonic Concert, B Program
Venue Opens: 17:00 / Performance Begins: 18:00
Program: Program B
Address: Sumida Triphony Hall (1-2-3 Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Music Festival Celebrating 10 Years of Senbonzakura Announced
Senbonzakura continues to be one of Hatsune Miku’s most popular songs, even ten years after its initial release. To celebrate an entire decade of the song, a special live performance will be held in Chiba featuring a number of popular performers who have performed Senbonzakura sometime over the past ten years.
The first round of acts have just been announced, and the event will take place at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba on November 21, 2021.
Performers include Vocaloid producer and bassist of Wagakki Band Asa, talented female vocalist +α/Alfakyun., violinist and cosplayer Ayasa, and massively popular YouTuber UMI☆KUUN. Also appearing is Sachiko Kobayashi, an enka singer who performed Senbonzakura at the 66th Kouhaku Uta Gassen New Year special in 2015, and Marasy, a pianist who performed the song in a 2013 Toyota Prius commercial. The MCs for the show include streamer-turned-pro host Hyakka Ryoran and voice actress Saki Fujita, who performs the character voice for Hatsune Miku.
Those who purchase a ¥30,000 (Tax Included) ticket will receive a commemorative golden happi coat and will guarantee a seat in the first five rows of the venue. The ¥15,000 (Tax Included) ticket will include a pink happi coat. General admission will cost ¥8,500 (Tax Included).
More information regarding the second round of performers will be released soon, along with more details on exclusive merchandise to be sold at the venue.
Senbonzakura 10th Anniversary Festival ~The Fearlessly Fashionable Revolution!~
Date: November 21, 2021
Address: Maihama Amphitheater (Chiba)
Doors open at 14:00, show begins at 15:00
Asa/+α/Alfakyun./Ayasa/UMI☆KUUN/Sachiko Kobayashi/Marasy, and more!
Hyakka Ryouran/Saki Fujita
Senbonzakura Festival Site: http://senbonzakurafes.com/
Senbonzakura 10th Anniversary Site: https://whiteflame.jp/10th-senbonzakura/
MUSER FEST.2021 -MUSIC AID- Event Holds Spin-Off Event for One Night Only
Last month’s MUSER FEST.2021 -MUSIC AID- event isn’t quite over! A spin-off event, ZIP-FM presents LIVE LIVE! Super Collaboration with MUSER FEST.2021, will be broadcast online on October 22 at 21:00. Since August, collaborative live performances have been planned with different guest artists each month on ZIP-FM’s LIVE LIVE! With MUSER FEST.2021 program hosted by CHAI. This event is the culmination of these plans and the lineup is sure to get fans pumped.
Performing artists include YUNA from CHAI, Suzuka and Mizyu from Atarashii Gakko!, Tabu Zombie from SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS, and Shingo Suzuki from Ovall. Ryo Kishimoto from fox capture plan will also join the live performance as a supporting artist. An archived stream will be available for two weeks after the live show, and tickets are on sale now on the official MUSER website.
ZIP-FM presents LIVE LIVE! Super Collaboration with MUSER FEST.2021
Broadcast Date: October 22, 2021 from 21:00-22:00
Price: 2,000YELL – ¥2,200 (Tax Included) *Includes access to archive
Buy Tickets: https://muser.link/__b/events/573
Archive Available from October 23 – November 5 at 23:59
Archive Ticket Sales Period: October 23 – November 5 at 23:59
Official Site: https://muser.link/
Super Beaver Concert on November 7 to be Broadcast on WOWOW
21.October.2021 | MUSIC
You might have heard the theme song for the Tokyo Revengers film, Namae wo Yobu yo. Sung by rock band Super Beaver, it’s become a smash hit, and from October to November, the group is on the biggest arena tour of their career. Super Beaver’s performance at Saitama Super Arena on November 7, 2021, will be broadcast live by WOWOW, giving more fans a chance to see the group in action.
Super Beaver has gone through a lot in the past year. The band is celebrating 16 years of music-making, and have moved back to a major label in 2020. The band has seen plenty of new fans after performing the theme to the Tokyo Revengers live-action film in February 2020, with their live performances always bringing plenty of passion, energy, and emotion. The sound of the group’s guitar, bass, and drums seem to perfectly express the struggles, worries, and determination all people feel in their youth. Super Beaver’s album ‘I Love You,’ released in February 2021 hit #2 on the Oricon charts, the highest ever for the band. A number of tracks have been selected to appear in commercials, drama, anime series, and films.
A total of 10 WOWOW subscribers will win T-shirts autographed by the band members if they participate in the Super Beaver drawing. Ahead of the live show, a commentary video from the members will be released on the official WOWOW music Twitter account, so be sure to check it out!
SUPER BEAVER Tokai no Rakuda SP ~Love Cannon, 2-Days~
Date: November 7, 2021, at 5:00 PM
Streaming: WOWOW Live, WOWOW On-Demand
*Performance will be archived for one month after broadcast.
Recording Date: November 7, 2021
Recording Location: Saitama Super Arena
*WOWOW On-Demand is now offering a free trial and is available on smartphones and tablets.
Member Comment Video: WOWOW MUSIC https://twitter.com/wowow_mj（@wowow_mj)
Details/Official Site: https://www.wowow.co.jp/beaver/
BABYMETAL to Release Limited-Edition NFT Trading Cards
04.September.2021 | MUSIC
In May, BABYMETAL released their first collection of NFT trading cards to commemorate the band’s 10th anniversary. Now, a new collection of these limited-edition cards, 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN, are coming soon!
The previous collection sold out in only a few minutes, and as with the first trading card release, these special images will be sold using WAX NFT Blockchain, and will go on sale starting September 10 at 0:00 JST. The cards are designed with live photos from 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN, the 10 concerts held at Nippon Budokan from January to April. Two different sets will be on sale, and there will be 20 cards total in the set, each ranked common, rare, or super rare.
A 5-card set will be available for USD $35 with a limited quantity of 2,500 sets. A special MECHAPACK bundle containing a 15-card set and limited edition 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN gold vinyl record will be available for USD $125, with only 1,000 sets available. The record contains 13 songs from the April concert, which was the final day of the Budokan concert series.
Purchases can be made by credit card or PayPal, but customers will need a WAX wallet to purchase and receive NFT.
NFT minting and distribution will begin on September 15 at 2:00 AM (JST). The mint number and distribution order will be determined by when the order was made.
Will you be trying to snag one of these rare pieces of BABYMETAL history?
10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN NFT TRADING CARDS
Release Date: September 10, (0:00 JST)
How to Buy/Price:
1 NFT Trading Card Set (5 cards) / Price: $35
2 NFT Trading Card Set (15 cards) + 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN Gold Vinyl Record / Price: $125
Macross Delta Vocal Unit Walküre’s 2016 Live Tour to be Streamed in 18 Countries
Tactical Sound Unit Walküre, featured in the Macross Delta anime series and film Passionate Walküre, held their live tour finale at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo on September 10, 2016. Now, a complete version of the concert will be livestreamed to 18 countries around the world for the first time on August 28.
This stream will be the only way to view the complete version of the show, as it has never been included in any DVD or Blu-ray releases.
Walküre made their debut in Macross Delta, the latest entry in the Macross franchise. Macross is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity!
©︎2015 BIGWESTMACROSS DELTA PROJECT
Macross Delta #Air Walküre Premium 1st LIVE 2016 ~Walküre Attack!~
When: August 28, 2021 / Doors Open at 19:30, Stream Begins at 20:00
Archive Available: August 28 24:00 – August 30 23:59
Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Poland
Where to Stream: Streaming＋https://eplus.jp/sf/guide/streamingplus-userguide/qa
Price: ¥1,800 (Tax Included) *In addition to base price, various fees may apply.
Tickets on Sale: August 19, 23:00 – August 30, 21:00
Buy Tickets: https://eplus.jp/walkure1st-streaming/
Official Site: https://liveviewing.jp/walkure-attack/
SCANDAL Announce 15th Anniversary Live Show ‘INVITATION’ to be Streamed Worldwide
03.August.2021 | MUSIC
Tickets for SCANDAL’s 15th anniversary live concert ‘INVITATION,’ which will take place at Osaka-jo Hall on August 21, 2021, have sold out, and so the band has announced that the concert will be streamed live in Japan and 52 countries worldwide.
The concert will be SCANDAL’s first time performing at Osaka-jo Hall since 2014. Online tickets are now on sale – more details at the band’s website.
SCANDAL also posted their performances of Tonight and eternal from their 2021 ‘MANIA’ tour on YouTube. Check out eternal below.
SCANDAL – Tonight 〜 eternal (Live from SCANDAL MANIA TOUR 2021 request 2021.04.18 @Zepp Haneda)
SCANDAL 15th ANNIVERSARY LIVE “INVITATION” at Osaka-jo Hall Livestream
Japan Time & Date
Date: August 21, 2021
Start Time: 18:00 (JST)
Ticket Price: ¥3,000
Buy Tickets Here: https://eplus.jp/st/821/scandal/
Validity Period: August 21, 2021 @ 18:00 – August 22, 2021 @ 23:59
Overseas Date & Time
Date: August 21, 2021
Start Time: 18:00 (JST) / 02:00 (PST)
Ticket Price: $30
Validity Period: August 21st at 2AM PST – August 23rd at 12AM PST
Stream/Download SCANDAL Here: https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/SCANDAL
SCANDAL Official Website: https://www.scandal-4.com/