Tokyo Jihen - New Single, Album and Tour

Exactly one month has passed since my last post, but finally here I am again. Through internetless times and busy weeks, I'm once again available to take care of this special place!

But for now I'm just going to "update" everyone on what has been "updated" some weeks ago: Tokyo Jihen's new moves!
First, we have a single released December of this year. It's called "Noudouteki Sanpunkan" (能動的三分間).

Noudouteki Sanpunkan
Release Date: 2009.12.02
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1 - 能動的三分間 (Noudouteki Sanpunkan)
2 - 我慢 (Gaman)

Ringo will be in charge of the lyrics for both songs, but only the lead track will be composed by her. "Gaman" will be composed by Ichiyou Izawa. As for translations, the first track means something like "3 Minutes of Activity", but the official translation from kronekodow is just "3min". The second track means "Endurance".
So if there was any doubt about the theme of this single, there shouldn't be any by now: Tokyo Jihen are into sports now.

And that seems to also be true for the rest of the album where this single will be included, altough there is no title or release date so far. But it should be soon, since there is yet another annoucement: a nationwide tour in 2010.

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Tokyo Jihen live tour 2010 Ultra C is the name of this new tour, which will span 22 concerts, from March 26 to June 23. It will be used to promote the new album, but I'm not sure if there's going to be a DVD release of the tour, like what happened with 2007's Spa & Treatment tour. I just think it all seems too fast to be any kind of "big thing", like in the Dynamite Out days, where not 1 but 2 DVDs were released. This is my opinion tho, of course.

Anyway, to check the different dates of the tour, just head out to kronekodow's website. The News section in the english page is worth checking out.

That's all for now. See you guys next time!

PS - Most information found in this post was taken from Orenji's personal blog. Thanks!


Tokyo Jihen - COUNTDOWN JAPAN 09/10

According to the popular j-music website Natalie.mu, Tokyo Jihen will perform at this year's COUNTDOWN JAPAN, a yearly event that starts December 28 and goes all the way into the new year.
Tokyo Jihen were there in 2006 as well, where they performed a pre-Heisei Fuuzoku version of "Oiran" (which I love). Let's hope this year's performance will bring us something to be excited with. But on the other hand, I also hope they do announce some more stuff for this year, because December is still a little bit far away.
The band will perform on December 30 and you can check the other artists at COUNTDOWN JAPAN here.

Thanks for the news Orenji!

Shiina Ringo - 2009.08.26 - Seiteki Healing 4

Here are all the PVs from the Seiteki Healing 4 DVD, including the alternative PV for "Irokoizata". I don't know how long they will stay on YouTube tho, so this post risks getting useless in the future, I guess. Enjoy!

旬 (Shun)

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流行 (Ryuukou)

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色恋沙汰 (Irokoizata)

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色恋沙汰 (Irokoizata) Alternative

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To access this alternative PV you must change the video angle during the normal "Irokoizata" PV.

ありあまる富 (Ariamaru Tomi)

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都合のいい身体 (Tsugou no Ii Karada)

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丸の内サディスティック (EXPO Ver.) (Marunouchi Sadistic)

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