Shiina Ringo - 2005.08.03 - LENS

LENS is a theatre play by Kentarou Kobayashi Produce (KKP), the 4th production in a number of 6 plays so far, whose Music Director was Shiina Ringo. She used "STEM~Daimyou Asobi hen~" as the theme song for the play: it's used as opening and ending song, and sometimes an instrumental version is heard playing in the background.
The play ran for 9 days in Japan, in two different theatres, during the month of July, 2004. One of those days (I'm not sure which one) was recorded for DVD, released on August 3, 2005, which is available at Amazon.co.jp and other places. What I upload here is not the film itself, but only the parts with Ringo "presence", both in video and audio. Also included is the full instrumental version of "Meisai", KZK arrangement, that plays during the DVD menu, which was a complete surprise to me since I never heard about it. The sound is slightly grainy, but that's how it is in the DVD, so it's probably intentional to make it sound like it's being played through an old gramophone.

About the story of the play, I have not watched it yet, but I think it's a detective story in a old library, where something happened and they are trying to find the culprit... That is as much informative as I can be! Well, it obviously also involves some kind of detective lens as a central piece of the story.
It also shares elements and characters with Hyaku-iro Megane, the short film. In fact, Kobayashi Kentarou is the main character of that short film and this play. He even dresses the same way and with STEM being the theme song in both cases, there's clearly some kind of connection between the two.
By the way, the plays are from July 2004, like I said, which means right between Electric Mole and "Gunjou Biyori" single, the transition between solo and band.

That said... there's really not much more information I can give for now, as there is not much english sources. After I watch the movie, I'll update this post if I find anything else worthwhile.

01 - 迷彩 (Instrumental) (Meisai)
02 - 茎(STEM)~大名遊ビ編~ (Finale) (STEM~Daimyou Asobi hen~)
03 - 茎(STEM)~大名遊ビ編~ (Instrumental)
04 - KKP Message
05 - 茎(STEM)~大名遊ビ編~ (Omake Finale)
Download (MP3 V0)

LENS - Opening Credits.mp4
LENS - Finale.mp4
LENS - Finale (omake).mp4
Download (MP4 H264 720x402 and 720x480)

PS - I used the cover of the DVD to make the cover for this. It's not that I'm lazy, but I think the cover is pretty cool. The Omake stuff means that it's from a Bonus video found after the film, that I think is from a different day.


Shiina Ringo - 1999.11.30 - Kyoei Buranko

Another bootleg, this time with a video. Kyoei Buranko was a one day performance in Club Asia, Tokyo, very soon after Manabiya Xstasy. In fact, the tracklist is very similar and the backing band is the same, Tensai Praeparat. Ringo's outfit is also the same...
The original video had audio problems in the first two songs and UFO, so I replaced those with some MP3s I got a long time ago. They are from the exact same concert and are synchronized with the original audio, so don't get worried. The only thing you'll notice is a small difference in the volume. I didn't replace the Pink Lady songs that play at the beginning and ending because it was not worth the effort, in my opinion.
As for the video quality, I suppose it was a recording from Club Asia's staff, because there's only one camera but it's stabilized on a tripod and pans smoothly. Nevertheless, the image is very dark and blurry most of the time (see the cover bellow), which is a shame. I still enjoy watching it anyway, because it's a look into the beginning of Ringo's career, before letucce hats, antler cobwebs and chic dresses were the norm in her live performances.

Concert: 虚栄ブランコ (Kyoei Buranko)
Venue: Club Asia
Date: 1999.11.30
01 - Introduction
02 - あおぞら (Aozora)
03 - Member Introduction
04 - 歌舞伎町の女王 (Kabukichou no Joou)
05 - 幸福論(悦楽編) (Koufukuron (Etsuraku-hen))
06 - 果物の部屋 (Kudamono no Heya)
07 - 不幸自慢 (Fukou Jiman)
08 - MC 1
09 - 喪興瑠怒 (So Cold)
10 - メロウ (Mellow)
11 - Audience Cheering
12 - UFO
13 - MC 2
14 - Creep
15 - Ending

Download (MP3 V1)
Download (MP4 H264 352x260 Chapters)

PS - In the cover it's written Tensai Praeparat (天才プレパラート) above Kyoei Buranko (虚栄ブランコ).

Shiina Ringo - 2007.02.23 - Bokura no Ongaku 3

Two days after the release of the album Heisei Fuuzoku, Shiina Ringo was the guest of this Bokura no Ongaku episode. Interviewed by the baseball player Suzuki Ichiro, to whom she (or rather Tokyo Jihen) gave the song "Superstar" to be used as his theme in 2006, when he played for the Japan National Baseball Team. Later in 2007, she gave him "Identity" and "Yokushitsu" as theme songs for other games. Apparently he doesn't like the word Superstar that much, despite being called one all the time, and claims to skip the song when listening to the album Adult, which probably puts Ringo in a awkward position. Kameda wrote the song tho...
Anyway, the performances aren't really that amazing and she doesn't seem to put too much emotion into them. Maybe she was still shocked with Ichiro's claims!

01 - カリソメ乙女 (Karisome Otome)
02 - 錯乱 (Sakuran)
03 - ギャンブル (Gamble)
Download (MP3 128KBS CBR)
Download (MP4 H264 640x480 Chapters)

PS - Sometimes there's bleeding in the video, particulary in high contrasting areas, but it's the only source I have for now. It's not that important anyway. Also, the MP3 rips are not mine, but they have better quality than the audio from the video, that's why I prefer them.


Shiina Ringo - 2000.04.26 - Gekokujyo Xstasy (fan)

Another nice bootleg, this time from the April 26 Gekokujyo Xstasy concert at NHK Hall. GX was her first big tour around Japan, spanning 16 concerts, from April to June of 2000. What you can find on the official Gekokujyo Xstasy DVD is a mix of different performances from the tour, but this bootleg is one full concert from start to finish.
The band supporting Ringo in this time was also Gyakutai Glycogen, like in Gekikou Quantize and Zazen Xstasy.

Tour: 下剋上エクスタシー (Gekokujyo Xstasy)
Venue: NHKホール (NHK Hall)
Date: 2000.04.26
01 - Medley
02 - Audience Cheering
03 - 本能 (Honnou)
04 - 虚言症 (Kyogenshou)
05 - 積木遊び (Tsumiki Asobi)
06 - Band Introduction
07 - あおぞら (Aozora)
08 - ギブス (Gips)
09 - MC1
10 - ギャンブル (Gamble)
11 - やっつけ仕事 (Yattsuke Shigoto)
12 - 弁解ドビュッシー (Benkay Debussy)
13 - Audience Cheering
14 - ここでキスして。 (Koko de Kissu Shite)
15 - アイデンティティ (Identity)
16 - 警告 (Keikoku)
17 - Audience Cheering
18 - MC2
19 - 罪と罰 (Tsumi to Batsu)
20 - 歌舞伎町の女王 (Marunouchi Sadistic)
21 - 浴室 (Yokushitsu)
22 - 依存症 (Izonshou)
23 - シドと白昼夢 (Sid to Hakuchuumu)
24 - 病床パブリック (Byoushou Public)
25 - Audience Cheering
26 - 同じ夜 (Onaji Yoru)
27 - Audience Cheering
28 - 月に負け犬 (Tsuki ni Makeinu)
29 - Audience Cheering

Download (MP3 V5)

Some of the audience tracks are very amusing, especially track 17. As for the cover, I will try to find a better font for it. It was a bit of a rushed job, because I'm going on holidays tomorrow and there's much to do. I'll be away for a week and a half.

Shiina Ringo - 2007.01.19 - Music Station

Shiina Ringo and her brother Shiina Junpei were guests in this episode of Music Station, two days after the release of the single "Kono Yo no Kagiri". This performance is only live in the vocal side, because the instruments are all pre-recorded, as is usual in Music Station. It isn't exceptionally good and worth the time, like mostly other Music Station Ringo performances. I have a theory that she does it on purpose...
Anyway, one important thing about this is that it was the first Ringo live performance I ever saw in my life. Basically I got addicted with "Kono Yo no Kagiri", the song, and then automatically grabbed this episode of M-Ste and soon afterwards bought HF and then... here I am today. So "KNYNK" has a special importance for me, because it was the song that lead me to Ringo.

01 - この世の限り (Kono Yo no Kagiri)
Download (MP3 V0)
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PS - Excuse me for the crappy cover, I didn't have much to work with.


Shiina Ringo - 2000.11.25 - Gekikou Quantize

This is a recording of the concert Gekikou Quantize, where Ringo performed with her backing band Gyakutai Glycogen, the same one she used in Zazen Xstasy. It was a one day concert, to mark her 22nd birthday and possibly to promote the recently released Zecchoushuu, altough she only performed one song from that CD. Overall it's very good and provides some nice covers as well.
As is normal with most bootlegs, the sound quality isn't amazing, but enough to enjoy what once was Shiina Ringo. Ironically, I advise not to put the volume very loud tho.

Concert: 激昂クヲンタイヅ (Gekikou Quantize)
Venue: 原宿アストロホール (Harajuku Astro Hall)
Date: 2000.11.25
01 - Intro
02 - 幸福論(悦楽編) (Koufukuron (Etsuraku-hen))
03 - MC1
04 - 正しい街 (Tadashii Machi)
05 - 歌舞伎町の女王 (Kabukichou no Joou)
06 - モンローのテーマ (Monroe no Theme)
07 - MC2
08 - いけない子 (Ikenai Ko)
09 - 喪興瑠怒 (So Cold)
10 - アイデンティティ (Identity)
11 - 警告 (Keikoku)
12 - MC3
13 - 今夜だふ (Konya Dafu)
14 - 8823
15 - MC4
16 - 恋は盲目 (Love is Blind)

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Shiina Ringo - Seiteki Healing 4

It has been confirmed by Kronekodow that the 6th video in Seiteki Healing 4 will, in fact, be a credit roll video, but not with "Mittei Monogatari" as speculated: instead, "Marunouchi Sadistic (EXPO ver.)".
This means that we'll only get "Mittei Monogatari (Saturday Night Gossip ver.)" on the vinyl, unless it gets a digital release. Otherwise it will possibly become a rare "item", even tho it's not that hard to convert analog into digital these days.
But it also means I have more reasons to do that AMV I was planning, since "Mittei Monogatari" won't get an official video. Hmmmm...

Refer to this post for more information.

Shiina Ringo - 2003.03.26 - News Station

Soon after the release of Karuki Zamen Kuri no Hana, Shiina Ringo performed two songs in this News Station episode. Both performances resemble anything found on Baishou Xstasy or Heisei Fuuzoku. Actually they're pretty much the same arrangements.
The stage features the famous two kimono set (black and white) that represent KZK, as well as some other kimono in the background. And I must say that Ringo was very beautiful in this point of her career.

01 - 茎(STEM) (Kuki)
02 - 歌舞伎町の女王 (Kabukichou no Joou)
Download (MP3 VBR0)
Download (MP4 H264 352x264)

PS - Don't be scared by the low resolution of the video, for it's still very detailed/sharp. And I'm guessing it'll be difficult to find a bigger resolution for this one, but I could be wrong.


Shiina Ringo - SG and AT Scans

Here are the scans of my copies of Sanmon Gossip and Ariamaru Tomi that (finally) arrived yesterday. Let me tell you what a pain in the behind it was to scan these, because everything is so pale and my scanner isn't that great.

Sanmon Gossip
Download (13 JPG)

Ariamaru Tomi
Download (4 JPG)


Sadistic Gossip Wallpapers

I decided to upload some Ringo wallpapers I did. There are only two resolutions available, but hopefully you will be able to adjust one or the other to your own display resolution.

1280x1024 on the left and 1280x800 on the right.

I made them mostly with scans provided by my friend papi (thank you!). Oh, and I'm currently using the second one because it's always nice to see Ringo put (or take?) some panties.

PS: I noticed the colors are a bit off for some of these wallpapers, when viewed in another monitor. They are very saturated in the monitor I'm using now. Well, that's normal, every monitor has different color settings. But you can always use Photoshop or something to control the levels and colors. Just thought I should mention this.

Tokyo Jihen - 2007.09.21 - Bokura no Ongaku 4

Just a few days before the release of Variety, Tokyo Jihen were the guests of this Bokura no Ongaku episode. Besides 3 performances, Shiina Ringo had a conversation/interview with comedian Takada Junji.
I was trying to pay attention to what they were talking about, to find out any connections between Ringo and Junji, but it's not that easy. All I know is that one of Junji's nicknames is "TJ", he performs on "variety" shows and he is called "an irresponsible man in the Heisei era" (according to wikipedia). Other than that, I'm preety clueless.
But I love how they stage the whole meeting between the two guests in the Bokura no Ongaku shows, and Ringo doesn't manage to be very credible at pretending she was totally not expecting Takada Junji to come in. I'm not sure if it was supposed to be funny or serious, but I do laugh with that.

01 - ギブス (Gips)
02 - 透明人間 (Toumei Ningen)
03 - キラーチューン (Killer Tune)
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Shiina Ringo - 2006.12.08 - Music Station

In this Music Station episode, back in 2006, Shiina Ringo performed the song "Karisome Otome (DEATH JAZZ ver.)" with Soil&"Pimp"Sessions, that is now included in her latest album Sanmon Gossip.

01 - カリソメ乙女 (DEATH JAZZ ver.) (Karisome Otome)
Download (MP3 VBR5)
Download (MP4 H264 1280x720)


Shiina Ringo - 2008.07.06 - JAPAN COUNTDOWN

I was browsing through some old files that are in my brother's computer, and I found one episode of JAPAN COUNTDOWN that featured Shiina Ringo, so I figured I might as well post it here. I cut the parts where Ringo appeared and merged them into one video file.

Download (MP4 H264 640x480)

Anyway, not very interesting stuff, it was just promotion to Watashi no Hatsuden/to Houden, some days after they were released. It features the CM for both of them, which is actually the coolest part in my opinion, ahah. The video is 2 and a half minutes long.


Sadistic Gossip Master List

I'm compiling a list of all Shiina Ringo related media that I know of. I've placed a link for it on the sidebar, so that way everyone can keep updated on what's going to be released and also what has already been released. I'm aware that it's going to be a huge list because this girl really knows how to please her fans (or does she...!), but I'm in no rush to complete it. My main concern is the future releases and in the free time I'll keep "updating" with old stuff.

Besides being extremely useful for myself, I hope the list is also useful to you!

Shiina Ringo - Sanmon Gossip Official Score Book

Rittor Music, the publishing company in charge of the official score books for Shiina Ringo and Tokyo Jihen albums, has announced the release date for the Sanmon Gossip score book.

Release Date: August 7, 2009
Price: 2800¥ ($30)
Format: B5 (208 pages)
ISBN-10: 4845617137
ISBN-13: 978-4845617135
Extra: First Edition comes with Bonus Stickers

It will include the scores for the complete album, but it seems the single "Ariamaru Tomi" and "SG~Superficial Gossip~" will be left out.
You can pre-order it at Amazon Japan here.

Source: Rittor Music


Tokyo Jihen - 2005.06.24 - Pop Jam

Some weeks before the release of the Dynamite In and Dynamite Out DVDs, Tokyo Jihen were the guests of this Pop Jam episode. This 40 minute program is very amusing because it's a trip around Tokyo, mainly the Taitou ward, with Shiina Ringo, Seiji Kameda and Mikio Hirama. Gotta love them riding the pandas. There are also many clips from Dynamite Out performances included.
It's also important to note that soon after this, both Hirama (guitarist) and HZM (keyboard) left the band and were replaced by Ukigumo and Ichiyo Izawa, respectively.

Download (MP4 H264 640x480 Chapters)


Tokyo Jihen - 2006.01.27 - Bokura no Ongaku 2

Tokyo Jihen were featured in this episode of Bokura no Ongaku 2, back in 2006. Besides performing three songs, Shiina Ringo had an interview with the famous kabuki actor Nakamura Kenzaburou XVIII, to whom she gave the song "浴室" (Yokushitsu) to be used in the March 2006 play 東海道四谷怪談 (Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan) and the song "玉手箱" (Tamatebako) to be used as the ending theme of the June 2007 play 三人吉三 (Sannin Kichisa).
The whole program is abundant with glamour and Ringo wore very nice dresses, but the performances' quality is a bit lacking, in my opinion.

01 - 丸の内サディスティック (Marunouchi Sadistic)
02 - 修羅場 (Shuraba)
03 - 秘密 (Himitsu)
Download (MP3 320KBS CBR)
Download (MP4 H264 720x480 Chapters)

PS - The audio rips were not made by me. They were found in a old blog that is now inactive, as far as I know.

Tokyo Jihen - 2007.08.18 - J-WAVE LIVE 2000+7

This is actually kind of hard to label, because it's a Ken Hirai concert in the J-WAVE LIVE 2000+7 set of concerts and Shiina Ringo sings "Sha La La" with him, to be joined later by Ukigumo and Izawa for "Killer Tune".
Yet, since this occured during the Variety promotion, I'm putting it under Tokyo Jihen.

Concert Date: 2007.08.18
TV Broadcast: 2007.10.13
01 - シャ・ラ・ラ (Sha La La / Southern All Stars cover)
02 - キラーチューン (Killer Tune)
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Shiina Ringo - Ryuukou PV

It looks like someone decided to have the "Ryuukou" PV released before Seiteki Healing 4, either EMI or Ringo herself. It does make sense to do so, seeing how it is one most radio-friendly tracks on the album. I just wonder why they don't announce these things (at least that I'm aware of).

As for my opinion on the PV, Ringo did say the production team was short on cash and it is obvious that there isn't much going on in this video. It's not nearly as amazing as it could have been, considering the potential of the song, but the truth is I've seen much worse (read "Kenka Joutou" PV) and at least Ringo is showing this Beyoncéish attitude that puts a smile on my face.

Download (MP4 H264 720x480)


Shiina Ringo - Sanmon Gossip Promotion Interviews

Four different interviews Ringo did for TV shows during the month of June 2009, in promotion of her album Sanmon Gossip. I found these around the net and made my own encode. They're kind of interesting... if you understand japanese, that is. I put them here mostly for the obsessive type of collector.

June 15 - Mezanyu Hama SONG
June 24 - Sakigage! Ongaku Banzuke
June 26 - Music Update
June 27 - Ousama no Brunch

(MP4 H264 848x480)

Update: Added the Music Update episode on July 10. Got it from jpopsuki.


Shiina Ringo - 2009.07.01 - NHK SONGS Part 2

This is the second part of the NHK SONGS program, broadcast on July 1st.

Broadcast Date: 2009.07.01
01 - 密偵物語 (Mittei Monogatari)
02 - 流行 (Ryuukou)
03 - 歌舞伎町の女王 (Kabukichou no Joou)
04 - (Shun)
Download (MP3 VBR0)
Download (MP3 VBR0 Louder)
Download (MP4 H264 854x480)

EDIT: If you're unsure which MP3 rips to choose, pick the Louder ones (see why here).


Shiina Ringo - 2009.06.20 - SSTV V.I.P.

Shiina Ringo was featured in the Space Shower TV V.I.P. special program, for the month of June 2009.
The program consists mostly of interviews regarding Sanmon Gossip and her collaborators, like Mummy-D, Soil & Pimp Sessions, J.A.M and Ikeda Takafumi. Presented in the program are also the PVs for "Ariamaru Tomi" and "Shun".
I reckon this video would be more useful if it was made available in it's broadcast date (3 days before Sanmon Gossip's release).

Download (MP4 H264 684x448)

One slightly important thing about this program is that Mummy-D confirms the pronunciation of the first track of Sanmon Gossip: Ryuukou.

Shiina Ringo - 1999.11.07 - Manabiya Xstasy

Most fans already have the audio recording of the Manabiya Xstasy concert in November 02 (1999), a great tour Ringo did in her early days in four different schools in Japan.
What I also got is the recording of November 07 (1999). While the setlist is the same and the arrangements don't differ at all, this recording provides much better sound quality than the other one. It also includes all the MCs and Introduction. So after cropping the tracks better (in the original files I got some songs were split between two files), here it is for your enjoyment.

Tour: 学舎エクスタシー (Manabiya Xstasy)
Venue: 昭和女子大学人見記念講堂 (Showa Women's University Hitomi Memorial Hall)
Date: 1999.11.07
01 - Introduction
02 - U.F.O
03 - 喪興瑠怒 (So Cold)
04 - 丸の内サディスティック (Marunouchi Sadistic)
05 - アイデンティティ (Identity)
06 - MC1
07 - 乳頭デストロイヤー (Nyuutou Destroyer)
08 - あおぞら (Aozora)
09 - 輪廻ハイライト (Rinne Highlight)
10 - 警告 (Keikoku)
11 - MC2
12 - 果物の部屋 (Kudamono no Heya)
13 - Σ (Sigma)
14 - メロウ (Mellow)
15 - 積木遊び (Tsumiki Asobi)
16 - 不幸自慢 (Fukou Jiman)
17 - MC3
18 - 東京の女 (Tokyo no Onna)
19 - Creep
20 - 幸福論(悦楽編) (Koufukuron (Etsuraku-hen))
21 - 歌舞伎町の女王 (Kabukichou no Joou)
22 - MC4
23 - シドと白昼夢 (Sid to Hakuchuumu)
24 - Audience Cheering

Download (MP3 VBR5 135kbs)

The original files I found were in CBR 128kbs, so there's not much I can do about it. Some of the "crackle" you hear are actually claps, from what I can tell.
Here is the Wikipedia page with some information about the Hitomi Memorial Hall.

PS - There's a slight cut in the middle of "Kabukichou no Joou".

Shiina Ringo - New DVD and Vinyl

Kronekodow was updated today with more information regarding two new releases from Shiina Ringo, the new music video DVD and the new 12-inch vinyl.

Sexual Healing 4
性的ヒーリング~其ノ四~ (Seiteki Healing ~Sono Yon~)
Release Date: 2009.08.26
TOBF-5650 2,400円 ($25)
- ありあまる富 (Ariamaru Tomi)
- 旬 (Shun)
- 流行 (Ryuukou)
- 色恋沙汰 (Irokoizata)
- 都合のいい身体 (Tsugou no Ii Karada)
- 丸の内サディスティック(EXPO Ver.)(Marunouchi Sadistic)

Saturday Night Gossip
Release Date: 2009.08.26
TOJT-26840 2,700円 ($28)
Side A:
1 - 丸の内サディスティック (EXPO Ver.) (Marunouchi Sadistic)
2 - SG~Superficial Gossip~
3 - 密偵物語 (Saturday Night Gossip Ver.) (Mittei Monogatari)
Side B:
1 - マヤカシ優男 (Mayakashi Yasaotoko)
2 - 色恋沙汰 (Irokoizata)
3 - 流行 (Ryuukou)

There is some speculation regarding the 6th video in Seiteki Healing 4. The most reasonable one says that it will be a music video or credits roll for the new version of "Mittei Monogatari" included in the Vinyl, considering what happen with Tokyo Jihen's "Put Your Camera Down". Other people speculate, unreasonably, that it will be a video for "Tamatebako", the song Ringo wrote for the kabuki show "Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan" back in 2007.

Source: Kronekodow's News page

EDIT: Hmm, my friend papi noticed something about these two covers...

UPDATE (2009.07.17): The 6th video on Seiteki Healing 4 has been confirmed and included in the tracklist above.