JOYSOUND’s ‘Miruhako’ Now Streaming Concert Footage and Original Comments from Atarashii Gakko!

22.January.2022 | MUSIC

With a staggering 3.4 million followers on TikTok, Atarashii Gakko! is a dance and vocal performance group taking the world by storm. The members call themselves “Japan’s youth representatives in sailor uniforms ready to sing and dance,” and their humor and talent is quickly garnering international acclaim. 

 

Certain JOYSOUND karaoke locations in Japan offer ‘Miruhaco,’ allowing guests to feel as though they’re at a live concert while in the comfort of a private room. Select locations will be showing footage from the Tokyo show of the most recent Atarashii Gakko! tour, “We’re Still Obscure but Rocking LIVE SHOWS in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka ~Their Weakness is PINEAPPLE!~ until February 6, 2022. 

 

The group’s TikTok videos have become a hot topic across other social media platforms, and the girls recently traveled to Los Angeles to perform in the HEAD IN THE CLOUDS music festival. The ‘Miruhaco’ exclusive digest will show live performance from the final Tokyo concert held at TSUTAYA O-WEST last October. Fans can also hear some original comments from the four members.

 

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    27.January.2023 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    The newest track from the popular dance and vocal unit Atarashii Gakko! titled Janaindayo will be used as the theme song for the upcoming film Baby Assassins 2, releasing at Shinjuku Piccadilly Cinema and other theaters nationwide on March 24, 2023.

    The original Baby Assassins film was released on July 30, 2021 and ranked at the top spot
    in Filmarks’ first-day satisfaction ranking and won the Japan Movie Critics Award for Best
    New Director (Yugo Sakamoto) and Best New Actress (Saori Izawa). Expectations are high
    for this long-awaited sequel!

     

    In the film, the members of Atarashii Gakko! will play themselves, though details are
    scarce. Be sure to tune into the film to see their performances!

     

    Recently, Atarashii Gakko! announced solo concerts at Zepp Osaka Bayside on April 30 and Zepp Shinjuku in Tokyo on May 2. These performances will be held almost a year after the girls held their solo concert at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo last May. Tickets are on sale now!

  • Atarashii Gakko! to Perform Solo at Zepp Venues in Tokyo and Osaka in Spring 2023

    16.January.2023 | MUSIC

    Atarashii Gakko! will hold solo concerts at Zepp venues in Tokyo and Osaka in April and May of 2023.

     

    These performances will be held almost a year after the girls held their solo concert at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo last May. This year’s events will be held at Zepp Osaka Bayside on April 30 and Zepp Shinjuku in Tokyo on May 2.

     

    ATARASHII GAKKO! – HANAKO (Official Music Video)

    ATARASHII GAKKO! – Pineapple Kryptonite (Official Music Video)

  • Yutaro to Appear in TV Tokyo Drama Series ‘Nani ka Okashii 2’ with Theme Song by Atarashii Gakko!

    12.January.2023 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    The sequel to the May 2022 suspense drama series Nani ka Okashii (Something’s Strange) is now streaming on the Paravi streaming service. It has been announced that Atarashii Gakko! will provide the theme song titled Suki Lie.

     

    The original series featured a mysterious radio program and a murder mystery. The story was first written by occult horror writer Uketsu, whose bestseller Strange House sold over 300,000 copies.

     

    <Comment from Atarashii Gakko!>
    “We’re honored that our song Suki Lie will be used as the theme song for Nani ka Okashii 2! Thank you so much!
    The song is a strange pop tune, and that strangeness makes it perfect for this show. We’re looking forward to the show’s ending, where Uketsu will dance to our choreography! We also get to appear as radio guests in the drama in Episode 12, so keep an eye out!”

    Atarashii Gakko!

     

    <Comment from Yutaro>
    “I’m Yutaro and I’ll be starring in the series as a listener. I’ve been watching Uketsu’s YouTube channel last year, so I was so happy to hear this new story. I really hope you’ll enjoy this unique drama series.”

    Yutaro

     

    <Comment from Director and Screenwriter Yu Ota (TV Tokyo)>
    “Nani ka Okashii 2 is complete. In every episode, someone gets badly hurt, but a bad ending is rarely seen in Japanese dramas. The show sees someone hurt, and the malice born from that action splashes up and hurts someone else, and so on.
    The cast for this series is incredible and extremely varied. The people on the radio booth side–who will be playing themselves–were asked to be calm with no connection or interest in horror or drama. On the other hand, those on the other side needed to have stronger personalities.
    I’m also so happy to hear the theme song by Atarashii Gakko! Many people on the staff are fans of their music, and we thought it would be incredible to have Uketsu dance to their bizarre choreography as part of the series.”

     

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  • Drama Series Nani ka Okashii 2 Starring Yutaro to Feature Theme Song by Atarashii Gakko!

    27.December.2022 | MUSIC

    The sequel to the May 2022 suspense drama series Nani ka Okashii (Something’s Strange) is now streaming on the Paravi streaming service. Atarashii Gakko! will provide the theme song titled Suki Lie. The show will air on TV Tokyo in 2023. In addition, actor Yutaro stars in episodes 9-12. 

     

    The original series featured a mysterious radio program and a murder mystery. The story was first written by occult horror writer Uketsu, whose bestseller Strange House sold over 300,000 copies.

     

    <Comment from Atarashii Gakko!>

    “We’re honored that our song Suki Lie will be used as the theme song for Nani ka Okashii 2! Thank you so much!

    The song is a strange pop tune, and that strangeness makes it perfect for this show. We’re looking forward to the show’s ending, where Uketsu will dance to our choreography! We also get to appear as radio guests in the drama in Episode 12, so keep an eye out!”

     

    <Comment from Yutaro>

    “I’m Yutaro and I’ll be starring in the series as a listener. I’ve been watching Uketsu’s YouTube channel last year, so I was so happy to hear this new story. I really hope you’ll enjoy this unique drama series.”

     

    <Comment from Director and Screenwriter Yu Ota (TV Tokyo)>

    Nani ka Okashii 2 is complete. In every episode, someone gets badly hurt, but a bad ending is rarely seen in Japanese dramas. The show sees someone hurt, and the malice born from that action splashes up and hurts someone else, and so on. 

    The cast for this series is incredible and extremely varied. The people on the radio booth side–who will be playing themselves–were asked to be calm with no connection or interest in horror or drama. On the other hand, those on the other side needed to have stronger personalities.

    I’m also so happy to hear the theme song by Atarashii Gakko! Many people on the staff are fans of their music, and we thought it would be incredible to have Uketsu dance to their bizarre choreography as part of the series.”

     

    ©テレビ東京

  • Atarashii Gakko! Performs at Head in the Clouds Festivals in Manila and Jakarta

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    Popular dance and vocal unit Atarashii Gakko! performed at the Head in the Clouds music festival on December 3 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and December 8 in Manila, Philippines. Local fans showed up in droves for the incredible show.

     

    The Head in the Clouds music festival is organized by the record label 88Rising, and the event took place in Los Angeles in August. The label is known for representing Asian artists, with YOASOBI also appearing at the two shows in Jakarta and Manila.

    The Jakarta show was attended by around 20,000 people, making it as large as the United States show. The members of Atarashii Gakko!, with their addictive energy and impressive talent, quickly became a talking point among fans not only in the audience but around the world.

     

    In addition to the recent shows in Jakarta and Manila, Atarashii Gakko! recently embarked on a five-show US tour, including a solo performance at the Crunchyroll Expo in San Diego in July. Keep an eye out for what these girls will do next!

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  • Atarashii Gakko! Releases New Song ‘HANAKO’

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    On October 31, the dance and vocal unit Atarashii Gakko! released their new song HANAKO via 88rising.

     

    Atarashii Gakko! made their world debut last year through the record label 88rising. This year, the group held a successful solo concert at Zepp DiverCity in May, followed by two sold-out solo concerts in the U.S. and a five-show U.S. tour including an appearance at the Head in the Clouds festival organized by 88rising. In a relatively short time, Atarashii Gakko! has become a smash hit with fans abroad.

     

    The new song HANAKO is based on the classic Japanese school horror story Hanako-san. The urban legend tells the story of a young girl who haunts school toilets. Manny Mark produced the song, following his involvement in the group’s previous tracks. The lyrics were written by Atarashii Gakko! themselves and the track has a bizarre yet cutesy vibe.

     

    The lyric video for HANAKO was released at midnight on October 31, with the music video dropping at 13:00 on the same day. The unintentionally chilling, ghost-story-style video set in an elementary school is also sure to make an impression.

     

    Comment from the Members

    HANAKO is the perfect spooky song for Halloween and we’re happy to release it on October 31.

     

    The song was actually being made concurrently with SNACKTIME, which we released last year! (With Money Mark, of course.)

     

    The four of us would have meetings about the melody and lyrics while we were in LA. We stopped working on the song when it was still in the demo phase, but when we went to LA this summer, we worked with Money Mark to evolve it into something new. As we continued to build it, it became creepier and creepier.

     

    It’s a ghost story. It’s all about being terrified, but also about being curious. Hanako is a popular urban legend in Japan about a ghost that haunts school bathrooms. In the legend, if you say the ghost’s name three times, it might respond…or even appear in front of you.”

     

  • Japanese Artists to Perform in MetaTokyo Area at Metaverse Music Festival

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    In the special MetaTokyo area, a giant Metaani x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu character will be dancing to the beat. The popular collab appeared in April of this year and was an instant hit with NFT fans around the world. Those with an interest in Japanese culture can also enjoy some unique content streamed in the area. The Metaverse Music Festival will be held from November 10 until November 13, 2022.

     

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    The festival area will also feature special stages and areas in collaboration with a number of partners. MetaTokyo is one such partner sure to be a hit with audiences around the world!

     

    Within the MetaTokyo area, Metaverse diva and artist Edo Lena and Metaverse creator MISOSHITA will perform. Other J-pop artists are scheduled to perform for audiences worldwide.

     

    Giant Metaani x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 

    A giant Metaani x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will appear within the Metaverse. First appearing in April 2022, guests will be treated to Kyary’s popular song Dodonpa when they first enter, and will be able to take selfies with the huge character in a way not possible in the real world.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Atarashii Gakko! Participate in Adobe DANCE VIDEO FES

    09.August.2022 | MUSIC

    Calling all dancers! Starting August 5, Adobe began the Adobe DANCE VIDEO FES, which is accepting dance video submissions until August 31, 2022. Those wanting to participate will be dancing to one of four songs by a few very unique artists: Dodonpa by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Emome no Natsu by Lucky Kilimanjaro, STARLIGHT by iri, and WOO! GO! by Atarashii Gakko! The campaign challenges contestants to create a dance video in which they show off their original dance moves to the song of their choice. These videos can be easily edited using Adobe Premiere Rush, a piece of software that can also be installed on smartphones.

     

    If you’re not incredibly confident in your dance moves, don’t worry. Rather than contestants being judged on their technical or editing skills, dancers will be evaluated on the amount of fun they have! The event is meant to emulate the excitement of a summer festival, so both beginners and pros are invited to participate. Just record your dance and upload it to YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok with the designated hashtag.

     

    If the video you upload is selected by one of the participating artists, it will be featured in the official campaign dance video. Creators will also have the opportunity to appear in the artists’ live performances and dance videos in the future.

     

    In addition, a total of 22 entrants will be selected by drawing to receive Sennheiser wireless headphones, a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Plan, a pair of tickets to the D.LEAGUE 22-23 season opener, or an Amazon gift certificate worth ¥30,000.

     

    Comments from Participating Artists

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: “Dodonpa is a song that’s perfect for all kinds of dances, so I hope that you’ll dance in your own special way! I’m hoping I can find an amazing dancer to perform with me at my Budokan show on October 19, so I’m looking forward to hearing from you!”

     

    Lucky Kilimanjaro: “Our band’s concept is to surprise the world every day, so we were so honored that our song was chosen!
    We hope you’ll express yourself and show us your unique dances!”

     

    iri: “My new song STARLIGHT is a difficult song to choreograph, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the dances you come with!”

     

    Atarashii Gakko!: “We’re happy to announce that our song WOO! GO! has been chosen as a track for Adobe DANCE VIDEO FES! I hope you can add some really cool edits to your videos so that they reach the largest amount of people! Whoever submits the most impressive video will get to appear in an official dance video. We’re waiting to see your dances!”

     


    Enter this contest with the same energy as if you were participating in a summer festival!

  • Atarashii Gakko! Announces First Headlining Concerts in the U.S., Tickets on Sale July 21

    22.July.2022 | MUSIC

    “YOUR NEW FAVORITE J-POP GROUP.” – Hypebae

    “Please inject this chaotic Japanese idol group straight into my veins.” – i-D

    “Whatever Atarashii Gakko! are doing next, we’re listening.” – The Fader  

    “Indescribably enticing.” – Bandwagon

     

     

    Four-member vocal-dance group Atarashii Gakko! have announced their first headlining shows in the U.S. The energetic members, who signed to 88rising in January 2021, will perform at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on August 17th and Los Angeles’s The Roxy on August 18. Tickets are on sale now. 

    This exciting news comes days before the group performs at San Diego’s Comic-Con on July 22. Presented by anime distribution and production company Crunchyroll, the concert will be free to all Comic-Con attendees. 

    The girls will be returning to California for the first time since their impressive performance at last year’s Head in the Clouds Festival, an annual music event organized by 88rising. Their 2021 performance highlighted their new EP at the time, SNACKTIME. Produced by Money Mark, a sound producer and melody maker who worked with the Beastie Boys for nearly 20 years, the five-track EP can’t be assigned one particular genre. All it does it make the listener want to dance. 

    Atarashii Gakko! is making their career doing what most girl groups won’t do. Their name, which translates to new school, highlights their unique approach to the J-Pop scene. Instead of the typical high-pitched voices found in most Japanese idol groups, these girls prefer to sing on the level. Instead of their dance moves being perfectly in sync, they move their bodies freely to the music. Instead of acting cutesy and airheaded, they’re not afraid to make funny faces. The girls wear the standard Japanese school uniforms found in the 70s and 80s, complete with high socks and long skirts. Not afraid to be loud and over-the-top with their dance moves, the four seem to combine the more taboo and interpretive Japanese butoh style of dancing with intense headbanging and hip-hop swag. Their music combines the J-Pop of today with 70s and 80s pop, punk, rap, and techno. Can the music of Atarashii Gakko! really be defined. Not at all. That’s their superpower. 

     

     

    Atarashii Gakko! Upcoming Shows

    July 22 – San Diego, CA / Crunchyroll presents Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

    Aug 5 – San Jose, CA / Crunchyroll presents San Jose Convention Center

    Aug 17 – San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall

    Aug 18 – Los Angeles, CA / The Roxy

    Aug 20-21 – Pasadena, CA / Head in the Clouds Festival

     

     

    About 88Rising

    88rising is a global music company with roots in the United States. Highlighting Asian and Asian American artists, 88rising wants to bridge the gap between Asian and American music and help Asian artists cross over to the global music scene. The company’s impressive roster includes Rich Brian, Joji, Higher Brothers, Niki, Jackson Wang, Keith Ape, and more. They have also collaborated with a number of high-profile Japanese artists such as Verbal and Utada Hikaru.

     

     

    Find Atarashii Gakko! on Social Media

    Website

    Twitter

    Instagram

    TikTok

  • Atarashii Gakko! to Perform at 88Rising’s Head in the Clouds Music Festival in LA for Second Consecutive Year

    27.May.2022 | MUSIC

    After performing at the Head in the Clouds music festival last November, four-member vocal-dance group Atarashii Gakko! has been invited to perform again in 2022! The festival, organized by 88Rising, will take place in Pasadena, CA on August 20 and 21. 

    Last January, Atarashii Gakko! debuted globally as a part of 88Rising, a label promoting Asian music and culture throughout the American music scene. During Coachella 2022, Utada Hikaru performed on the 88Rising stage!


    At last year’s Head in the Clouds festival, Atarashii Gakko! performed for an audience of 25,000. Even though most of the audience didn’t speak Japanese, they didn’t hesitate to cheer and jump along with the music! The group has released a number of catchy new tracks since last year’s festival, so fans should look forward to some crazy new content on stage in 2022.


    On May 24, Atarashii Gakko! released Pineapple Kryptonite (Yohji Igarashi Remix). The catchy new track made an appearance at the group’s recent solo concert at Zepp DiverCity on May 20.

     

    Keep an eye on Atarashii Gakko! as they continue to take over the world!

     

    Atarashii Gakko! Profile

    A four-member dance-vocal unit known for the member’s individuality and freedom. 

    The group’s full name is ‘Atarashii Gakko no Leaders (New School Leaders).’

    Each of their explosive live performances has been choreographed by the members themselves. Their powerful dance moves are hotter than daikon radish in oden, and the group made its world debut in 2021 as a part of 88Rising, a music label promoting Asian acts and culture to the world. 

    Atarashii Gakko! has over 3.9 million TikTok followers to date. 

    As they continue to grow their fanbase, the incredibly talented girls have received a number of offers to expand their activities.

     

    Concert Photo: codyburkhardt

  • [LIVE REPORT] Atarashii Gakko! Performs at Zepp DiverCity

    24.May.2022 | MUSIC

    On May 20, the indescribably unique four-member dance and vocal group Atarashii Gakko! performed Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo! Given their performance at such a well-known venue, the name of their solo concert was fittingly ‘Wha–?! Graduating from Obscurity ~AG! FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL~.’

     

    The group signed with American multi-media company 88rising in January 2021. The label is attempting to introduce more unique Asian music to the US, and it doesn’t get much more unique than Atarashii Gakko! The girls have over 3.8 million TikTok followers, and their April single WOO! GO! was released as a tie-in with NIKE Juku, amassing praise from audiences worldwide.

     

    As fans of the band have come to expect, the concert began with the sound of chimes, leading into the first song, Toumei Boy. Followed by an intense dance performance, fans were captivated by the show, which was performed overseas last month to an audience of 25,000 fans. Following the song Final Humanity, a bizarre video began playing, leading into the fan-favorite CANDY from the group’s EP SNACKTIME. For the first time in the group’s solo performance history, backup dancers joined them during the track Night Before the Exam.

    Starting with Otona Blue, the members appeared clad in colorful decorations, making it seem as if they were singing on TV. The girls have an unprecedented stage presence that has helped them catapult their career forward, from obscurity to performing one of the most well-known venues in Tokyo. Happy Hormones shoed a cuter side to the girls, offering fans a glimpse beyond their usual hardcore dance moves. The audience joined in, waving their hands from side to side and flashing peace signs.

     

    The Italian disco tune Fantastico began with slow-motion movements and added limbo dancing into the choreography, giving the members a chance to show off their comedic skills. Anyone who follows them on social media is well aware of how hilarious they can be!

     

    Suddenly, a man dressed as a construction site security guard emerged on stage, performing an impressive rendition of the robot. This man turned out to be DJ Morley Robertson, who joined the girls in Intergalactic, starting with the members calling out “We are Bestie Girls!” As Atarashii Gakko! danced to this classic Beastie Boys tune, Robertson addressed the audience, shouting “The night is just getting started!” 

     

    Pineapple Kryptonite shows off the girl’s dancing skills, but the Pineapple Kryptonite REMIX treated fans to an acrobatic performance that brought the energy in the venue to the max.

    Member MIZYU spoke to the audience about the choreography in WOO! GO!, the girl’s newest track, calling on them to join in. The members also performed the Spanish version of Free Your Mind, cementing their place as one of Japan’s most global acts. Towards the end of the live show, the members hugged and showed the audience how close they are as friends, bringing everyone to tears.

     

    The Zepp DiverCity concert was a whirlwind of excitement and energy. Those in the audience could see how Atarashii Gakko! has improved since their debut, and everyone is excited to see how much higher they can soar going forward. 

     

    The archived video of the performance is officially available until May 29 at 23:59. Check out a comment from the group immediately after the concert below!

    Comment from Atarashii Gakko!

    “This was the best live performance we’ve ever done! With our past shows, the four of us have designed everything ourselves. This time we had a lot of other people involved, and we could really feel the love from both the staff and the audience. During the show, I felt like I was having a conversation with the audience without words. I could see everyone’s faces from the beginning to the end, and it made me so happy. Each day, we interact with so many fans through social media, but being on stage in front of them is so different. We can feel how much they love us and we can really be ourselves. Just before the show started, we reminded ourselves to just have FUN! That’s why this became our best concert ever. I hope we can share all of this love and happiness on an even bigger stage next time!”

  • Pringles TikTok Dance Contests Opens, Winners to Perform with Atarashii Gakko!

    06.March.2022 | FASHION / FOOD

    Pringles, a popular brand of potato chips sold in over 140 countries around the world, has opened a new TikTok dance campaign! Those participating could win a once-in-a-lifetime prize, all by dancing alongside some special Pringles filters!

     

    Finger Heart Post / L-sign Pose / Praying Pose

    Pringles Original Long Sleeve T-shirt

     

    For the campaign, a selection of TikTok effects will make it look like dancers are popping out of a Pringles can! These effects also include hearts, stars, and music notes that pop up in time with the poses, making this challenge easy for both new and seasoned dancers.The song featured is Pringles Pringles by Frasco. 

     

    The ambassadors for the campaign are Atarashii Gakko, a popular dance and vocal unit with over 3.5 million TikTok followers. The winner of the contest will have the opportunity to co-star in a Pringles web commercial with the group, and finalists will receive a limited edition Pringles T-shirt. Don’t miss your chance to shine!

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