This is fairly major news, so I figured that it was definitely worth covering. Mr.Children finally opened their own youtube channel today and with it uploaded 20 HQ PVs from across their career for worldwide viewing. Included among them is the PV for their newest release, “REM”. It’s great to see them finally take this step and I hope to see their future music videos uploaded there too, since it would be a great resource going forward. Below are the links to both the youtube channel and the REM video – enjoy!
This will most likely be a fairly quick post, but I certainly think that it’s something worth putting up here. For the first time, Mr.Children have officially published a Short PV to youtube; the Short Version of “REM” ‘s PV is up on the “Real” movie’s official youtube channel. It’s … a pretty interesting piece of work honestly, and I’m really curious to see how it ends. Let me know what you think below!
EDIT: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x104p9j_rem_music#.UZ7OEod-j0l <- Found the Full PV on Dailymotion.
http://jpopsuki.tv/video/MrChildren—REM/2fdf37426d2f00f701af8489417ada40 <- Higher quality mirror, but it sometimes goes down.
Just a quick update on the REM Digital Single that I feel is worth posting. Today Mr.Children released both the single’s cover and the promotional image for the song’s PV (as well as gave their website a much needed visual update from it’s blood orange days). I like the visual style for both images, although I will concede that the cover is kind of strange. So, have a look at the pictures below and let me know what you guys (and girls) think!
Here’s a Radio Rip of the New Song (“REM”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIwgkd8-_Ro
I love this song to death. xD
I’ve actually been fairly busy myself lately, but luckily there hasn’t really been any news to report until today. So let’s dive into that!
Mr.Children have announced that they will be releasing their new song, “REM”, as a digital single on May 29th. The song is also being used as the theme song for the movie “Real ~Kanzen naru Kubinagaryu no Hi~”, which hits Japanese theaters on June 1st. Based on the previews, the movie appears to be some kind of psychological thriller with a bit of action thrown in for good measure.
For those of you who haven’t heard the preview for “REM” yet, have a peek at it right here:
I’m excited, both to hear Mr.Children return to making more rockish music and to hear anything new from them honestly.
So, what do you think of the preview and how do you think the full version of “REM” is going to sound? Be sure to let me know!
Firstly, what do you think of [an imitation] blood orange?
Secondly, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome ryusenkai into the fray. As the editor of this blog, Ryusenkai will be helping to manage and update its content as well as making cosmetic changes (like changing the visuals etc), something that I am very grateful for since I seem to have very little time for this blog in recent past.
If any of you would like to be guest authors and submit your thoughts, translations, cover songs etc, please feel free to do so. Ryusenkai can be reached at Elf.Shadow@hotmail.com; or you can just leave a comment anywhere in the blog and we’ll get right back to you soonest we can. As always, I can be reached at email@example.com.
Is it too late to wish everyone Happy 2013?
Well, happy 2013 anyway :)
In case you haven’t heard. In the video Marshmallow Day sounds annoyingly upbeat but the rest of the tracks show promise of return to simpler song arrangements while still retaining the adult sounds of their later albums.
By the way, I really enjoy the emails that have been coming in from you about my Japan [Tokyo] trip. If you have any tips or tricks or places that you’d recommend me visiting, or just want to say hi, please don’t be shy and drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is always nice to hear from fellow fans and make new friends :)
Source: tokyo hive.
Mr.Children has announced that they will be releasing a new album (currently untitled) on November 28th (IA’s note: MY BIRTHDAY so happy birthday to me!) The band has also announced a new DVD/Blu-ray release as well as a nationwide tour starting in December.
To celebrate their 20th year anniversary, Mr.Children held a dome tour, released 2 best-of albums, and several singles under the theme ‘POPSAURUS 2012‘. They will be wrapping up their anniversary year with a new album and tour.
Mr.Children’s upcoming album will contain the band’s recent singles “Inori ~Namida no Kidou~“, “End of the day“, and “Pieces“, as well as “hypnosis“, which served as the theme song for NTV’s drama, ‘Tokkan: Tokubetsu Kokuzei Choushukan‘. The title, complete track list, and other details will be revealed later.
About 3 weeks after the album’s release, Mr.Children’s new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘MR.CHILDREN TOUR POPSAURUS 2012‘, will hit stores on December 19th. This will include footage from the Kyocera Dome performance of their nationwide spring tour which was held on their anniversary day, May 10th.
Finally, for their upcoming tour, Mr.Children will perform a total of 8 shows in 4 locations which include Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Saitama.
Check out the tour dates below!
- Saturday, December 15th – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
- Sunday, December 16th – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
- Saturday, December 22nd – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)
- Sunday, December 23rd – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)
- Friday, December 28th – Saitama Super Arena (Saitama)
- Saturday, December 29th – Saitama Super Arena (Saitama)
- Thursday, January 3rd – Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome (Fukuoka)
- Friday, January 4th – Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome (Fukuoka)
02. Marshmallow day
03. End of the day
06. Imitation no Ki
07. Kazoe Uta
08. In My Town
09. Kako to Mirai wo Koushin Suru Otoko
10. Happy Song
11. Inori ~Namida no Kidou~
All stoked for Mr. Children’s new album and tour? Good.
Anyway, I am heading to Tokyo in end January 2013 for a short rest & relax trip. If you can help me around, meet up for a cup of coffee or ocha, or just want to say hello and give me some tips on moving about in Tokyo, that’d be great. Post your thoughts and tips in the comment box below; alternatively you can hit me on twitter at twitter.com/ijahamran or drop me an email at email@example.com so that I can add you in my facebook.
(I know I haven’t been updating this for a while, but with the new album I can guarantee that the romaji and translations won’t be that far behind.)