Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fool's Mate Vol. 359 2011-09 *Preview

Source; Fa9


お誕生日おめでとう N.A.O
This day He become 31 years old!! 
I hope;
he became a better person than before.. 
more grown-up [and more CHUBBY!]  :D
more successful career 
get married, hehehee~
become a more perfect person and a better person
and of course, always together with ALICE NINE!


This is a BIODATA of NAO, a chubby leader!!! >_<
Name: Nao
Real name: Murai Naoyuki
Nick name: Otakkii, Winnie the Pooh, Devil Nao, Pooh-San
Part: Drums, Leader of Alice Nine
Birthday: 31 July 1980
Blood type: A
Height: 170cm
Weight: 55kg
Foot size: 26cm
Hobby: Hikikomori (Social Withdrawal)(Past),PSP and Nintendo DS, to explore(Current)
Favorites Color: Pink
Music: Orutana/Alternative/Jazz/Soul
Manga: 3X3 Eyes
Drink: Coffee= Starbuck's caramel macchiato
Karaoke song: He doesn't sing
Phrase: Wakaru! (means: I understand, I know)(Past), hungry
Pets: None.
Perfume: BVLGARI black, BVLGARI blue
My Boom: His Buddy System
First musical instrument he learned to play: Bass. Still know how to play it!
Childhood hero: Ultraman
Sports engaged in: Baseball, Soccer
Greatest influence: "There are many"
Strongest point: His strongest point is the weakest point
Weakest point: His weakest point is the strongest point
Something he'll never give up: Hikikomori (is spending time alone, social withdrawal)
Something he currently likes: O-anikei (means: Older brother)
Past bands: Fatima, RusHFun

>Got left behind two times (In a tour when they were just making a stop on the gas station)
>He always need to use the bathroom in the wrong time, like before interviews.
>Writes into his diary mostly about food.
>Tumbled in Hello Dear Numbers Live
>Doesn’t sing when the band is going out to sing in to a karaoke bar.
>Was the lead singer in a band when he was in High school.
>Loves Gundam
>Loves to tease his band mates
>‘‘Slept together with Saga’’
>Uses glasses
>Hates fish
>Has a action figure of him
>Feels safe behind the drums
>Had a fake dragon tattoo on his neck (Kowloon -Nine Heads Rodeo Show-)
>Played the bass in his former band Rush

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Alice Nine - HEART of GOLD *Full PV and Preview

【New Single「Heart of Gold」追加情報】

2011.9.7 Release
New Single「Heart of Gold」


Heart of Gold [Full PV]

for watch;

Heart of Gold [Mp3]

Haikara Naru Rinbukyoku (other versión) [Preview]


Alice Nine - Heart Of Gold *Pre Order

[Limited Edition - Type A]

1.- Heart of Gold
2.- Ray
1.- Heart of Gold [PV]
2.- Heart of Gold [Making of]

[Limited Edition - Type B]
1.- Heart of Gold
2.- Ray
1.- Heart of Gold PV [Versión Multi Ángulo]

[Regular Edition]
1.- Heart of Gold
2.- Ray
3.- HAIKARA NARU RINBUKYOKU (other versión)

Alice Nine - HEART of GOLD new Look!



Alice9 Channel [29 July 2011]

Credits;  Azshannar @LJ

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PSC nico nico live broadcast

PSC nico nico live broadcast [MORE INFO]
『~ ヴィジュアルバトルロイヤル ~ PS COMPANY 夏の陣!』 information:
here is some more important information regarding the nico nico live broadcast featuring members from alice nine (Hiroto, Saga, Tora), SCREW (Byo, Jin), ViViD (Shin, Koki), and SuG (Takeru, Chiyu).

...◄ the broadcast starts at 10PM JST with no estimated ending time
◄ it’s on the 31st [nao’s birthday]
◄ this broadcast does not count as the alice9 channel broadcast. the alice9 channel monthly show will be aired on july 29th [no information given on who will be on the show this time, though]
◄ the guests will be: tora = host, hiroto, saga, takeru (sug), chiyu (sug), shin (ViViD), ko-ki (ViViD), byou (SCREW), and jin (SCREW)
◄ here is the link to where you will view the broadcasting when the time has come:​lv57544454

Kagrra's Isshi found dead at home!!

TOKYO: Japanese rocker Isshi, vocalist of popular Japanese rock band Kagrra, has passed away.
According to a statement on Isshi's official website, he was found dead in his home on July 18.
However, the statement made no mention of how he died; only saying that Isshi's funeral has already been held at an undisclosed location, as his family had requested.
In addition, the statement also said that Isshi's upcoming concerts on July 28 and July 27 will serve as memorial events to mark the his passing instead.

Kagrra was originally known as 'CROW', but the band was renamed 'Kagrra' after they signed with music label PS Company in 2000.
Over the years, Kagrra had built a reputation for wearing fanciful costumes inspired by traditional Japanese styles whenever they performed, before announcing in November last year that the band has decided to split up.
Isshi embarked on a solo music career after Kagrra split up and was scheduled to release his new single in September 2011, but passed away before it could be released.
*Oh My.. T.T*

This reminded me of the death of several other jrockers like Hide[X japan] and Jasmine[Versailles]
Hide [X Japan]
Hideto Matsumoto died on May 2, 1998. After a night out drinking, he was found hanged with a towel tied to a doorknob in his Tokyo apartment. Authorities officially deemed Matsumoto's death a suicide, and this verdict was reported in the media. Within one week, three fans had died in copycat suicides, and of the 50,000 people who attended his funeral in Tsukiji Hongan-ji, nearly 60 were hospitalized and about 200 received medical treatment in first aid tents.

Jasmine [Versailles]
On August 3, it was announced that Jasmine You would temporarily suspend all musical activities due to unknown circumstances regarding his health and to recover. It had been announced that Versailles' new album was in the final stages of production and the bass tracks were being recorded. In the early hours of August 9, 2009, it was reported on the official site that Jasmine You had died. The translated announcement reads as follows:
2009.8.9 「Versailles」 Urgent Announcement: Though Jasmine You had taken time off in order to rest because of poor physical condition, we received a report that early in the morning on August 9, he died. Because of the extreme abruptness of this news, the members and staff are all dumbfounded and trying hard to accept this it. As soon as his family has been notified and updated as to the details and we receive their permission, we will further report to all of the fans. Moreover, with the current announcement, in regards to activity, please allow us to postpone it.
on September 4, 2010, at C.C. Lemon Hall, there they announced that Masashi officially joined the band as their new bassist, with Jasmine You being cited as an "eternal member".


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Alice Nine: Royal Straight Flash Tour Final

Live report of the last concert from alice nine's summer tour.

Everything began in front of the Kokusei Forum Hall A in central Tokyo with a meeting of cosplayers: Gradation period Shous greeted White Prayer period Toras, and a little further away, an elegant Saga dressed in the Kowloon single outfit throws himself in the arms of a sweet lolita. The meeting of the little groups is reminiscent of the atmosphere of a playground and the great contrast in fashion styles causes confused interest from passing tourists.

Eventually the crowd moved into the hall to purchase the special ROYAL STRAIGHT FLASH - alice nine tour 2007 scarf for the moment the band arrived on stage.
The hall filled quickly with fans awaiting the ending of alice nine's 2007 tour. As the lights went out a shiver of expectation ran through the hall, followed by enthusiastic cheering. An image of each member was projected on a large screen and the fans called out each member in turn. Eventually alice nine appeared on stage, taking hold of their instruments and launching into the first notes of JEWELS.

JEWELS is not really the cheeriest of alice nine’s songs. However, the infectious energy of the band brought the song to life and even Tora, who is usually calmer and more reserved, jumped around.

Shou stood at the back of the stage on a staircase that ran all the way from left to right on the stage. Shou's voice has improved in stability; the notes are long, clear and round, though still undeniably visual kei and, above all, typically Shou.

The live continued with a set of upbeat songs: Velvet, RED CARPET GOING ON and Rosario. The acoustics were exceptionally good and it was a real pleasure to listen to the band. During Rosario, little by little, Tora began to return to his normal, dreamy self, appearing as though he is in a world all his own, just bending over his guitar, his face gentle and grave.

13 began and Hiroto put all his energy into drawing in the audience by shouting a hoarse chant of "wai wai"'s. Of all the members he sought most to communicate with the audience. Perhaps this excess of enthusiasm caused him to break a guitar string because he immediately grabbed another guitar and continued playing into the next song, WHITE PRAYER, which is one of alice nine's more recent and sadder songs.

Corona followed, with a stripped down melody, which, unfortunately, highlighted some of Shou's vocal weaknesses. The crowd was ever attentive though, lending Shou their support. A peculiarity of alice nine is that the fans were there to support the band as much as they were to see and hear them. It is a little like supporting the sports teams at school and everything seems to revolve around a notion of friendship. In the end these weaknesses in Shou's voice are also sometimes what makes him unique and what we have learned to appreciate about him.

This quiet interlude was followed by Rouri no Ame, a new song that will be on their next single. It had a jammed and sincere chorus but felt held back by the nostalgic sound in the bridge. At the end of the song the band vanished and a music video was projected as a premiere. We regretted only being shown the instrumental recordings along with images of Shou singing silently. The clip promises, however, to be beautiful with a sense of tradition and alice nine fantasy.

This was followed by a strange casino themed interlude; slot machine fruit combinations scrolled until Nao and Saga were obtained before returning to the video. A few clips from TSUBASA were shown to introduce the return of the band and a solo by Tora.

A conversation between the band and the audience began before Shou announced Haikara naru rinbu kyoku. On stage there was suddenly a flurry of activity: Tora and Saga ran back and forth on the stage while the others jumped on the stairs. It was also during this song that Saga performed a bass solo, with much approval from the audience.

The melody of Stray Cat drew the fans in, jumping energetically, before taking a trip through the archives with songs like NINE HEADS RODEO SHOW and Yami ni chiru Sakura. This section ended with THE LAST EMPIRE. An explosion of guitars and fire works introduced this session of harder tunes that continued with DEAD SCHOOL SCREAMING during which the band and the audience head-banged. Solos gave each member his deserved moment of glory; Tora in particular seemed to be channeling Jimmy Hendrix, playing his guitar with his teeth.

alice nine took a short break to chat before launching into Blue Planet, a song very representative of the alice nine spirit. This was followed by Heisei juushichined shichigatsu nanoka where the audience was invited to sing "hoshi ga niji wo kakete anata no moto e tsuretette" and, as the band responded, silver confetti fell on the fans.

It was then time for the encore!

alice nine kicked off with FANTASY, an energetic song, followed by Hana Ichi Yaiba and Akai Kazaguruma from their first mini-album. It was a pleasure to see the choreography to Akai Kazaguruma and Gokusai Gokushiki Gokudouka (G3) once again.

As the end of the live drew near, nobody was surprised when Shunkashuutou was announced. It has been a tradition since their first one-man that this song be the last. The audience danced and sang with all their hearts, voices resonating through the Kokusei Forum.

The band spoke again with encouragement for the audience and then everyone reached to hold hands. On stage Nao, Saga, Tora, Hiroto and Shou held hands too. There was a final count-down and everyone jumped at risk of making the building collapse.

The tour closed with the impression that alice nine has come into its own. The warm atmosphere of their show went beyond that of the music and a young band full of enthusiasm, but also represented a poetic, fantasy universe full of friendship and tenderness. The feeling in the audience was one of bonding, from the first embrace in front of the hall to the last ROYAL STRAIGHT FLASH scarf raised to dry post-concert tears.

Set list
01. Jewels
03. Rosario
04. 13
06. Corona
07. Rouri no Ame

08. Rouri no Ame [PV]
10. TSUBASA [PV Extracts]

12. Bunretsu LE+DD Jinkaku
13. haikara naru rinbu kyoku
15. Yami ni chiru Sakura
18. Blue Planet
19. heisei juushichinen shichigatsu nanoka


21. Hana Ichi Yaiba
22. Akai Kazaguruma
23. Gokusai Gokushiki Gokudouka
24. Shunkashuutou
Thanks to Author; Shinyan

Friday, July 15, 2011

Alice Nine 2011 Spring Circuit [Prelude to "GEMINI"] di Akasaka BLITZ

Alice Nine 2011 Spring Circuit [Prelude to "GEMINI"]
25 April 2011 (Senin) di Akasaka BLITZ

Kelima anggota Alice Nine tak pernah berhenti sejak mereka berhasil tampil di Nippon Budoukan pada awal tahun ini. Pada tanggal 9 Februari, mereka merilis album keempat yang begitu dinantikan berjudul "GEMINI" yang menunjukkan gaya baru dan tak terduga dari music mereka. Bersamaan dengan momentum tersebut, band ini melakukan petualangan baru mereka dengan tur [Prelude to "GEMINI"].

Pertunjukan di Akasaka BLITZ pada tanggal 25 April 2011 adalah awal dari perjalanan ini, tapi kegembiraan para penonton begitu jelas terlihat di dalam tempat pertunjukkan tersebut tepat sebelum acara dimulai. Ketika lampu meredup dan music "Overture" mulai berkumandang, gemuruh sorak-sorai penonton bergema di sepenjuru ruangan, tepukan tangan mereka membahana ketika bayangan para anggota band ini tampak di atas panggung satu per satu.

Lagu pembuka "I." segera membuat para penonton masuk ke dalam dunia Alice Nine dengan melodi yang hangat dan manis. Hiroto dan Tora juga mengejutkan para penonton dengan bertukar tempat di atas panggung selama lagu ini. Ini karena suara gitar Hiroto bias terdengar di sebelah kanan dan Tora di sebelah kiri (berlawanan dari yang biasanya) dalam lagu di album "GEMINI." Namun saat lagu "閃光 / SENKOU" dimulai, keduanya kembali ke posisi mereka yang biasanya. Tora sesekali tampak menggumamkan lirik lagunya sementara Saga mengayunkan lengannya dan menyemangati para penonton agar berlompatan dan mengayunkan tangan mereka di udara. Lanjut dengan "RUMWOLF" yang memiliki permainan gitar yang bertenaga dan beat lagu yang bersemangat. Shou mengangkat mic dan meminta para penonton bernyanyi bersamanya.

"Selamat malam! Kami Alice Nine!" Shou menyapa para penonton di sela MC pertamanya. "Saya ingat ketika kami merayakan hari jadi kelima kami di Akasaka BLITZ...dan kini kami sudah akan memasuki tahun ke tujuh!" dia mengingat dengan jelas, tampak terkejut dengan betapa cepatnya waktu berjalan.
"Akankan kalian mengikuti kami hingga akhir? Apakah kalian siap untuk melanjutkan ini?" lalu dia berteriak dan disambut dengan sorakan gembira para penonton.

Lebih dari sekedar gembira untuk membawakan lagu selanjutnya yakni "華【hæ・nə】/ Hana【hæ・nə】" yang membuat para penggemar berlompatan dan mengguncangkan kepala mereka seirama dengan nada. "Belum selesai!" kata Shou seraya band memulai lagu "
KING&QUEEN" yang membuat para penonton semakin menggila. Lagu selanjutnya adalah "DEAD SCHOOL SCREAMING" yang membuat para penonton mengayunkan badan mereka sinkron dengan melodi gitar. Di akhir lagu, band ini mulai memainkan chorus dengan semakin cepat sampai mereka tak bisa menyesuaikan diri dengan nada yang mulai tak terarah.

Tiba-tiba lampu kembali meredup, tapi para penonton tetap memanggil nama anggota kesukaan mereka tanpa henti sampai suara akapela Shou mengisi tempat pertunjukan, disusul dengan melodi lembut dari "蜃気楼 / Shinkiro." Kelima member tampak tenang dan tersenyum dengan cerahnya ketika para penonton mengayunkan tangan mereka. Ketika mereka mulai memainkan "胡蝶蘭 / KOCHORAN," para penonton terdiam dan dengan tenang mendengarkan lagu tersebut. Selanjutnya, masih lagu balada, berjudul "風凛 / Furin." Pergantian langkah ini membuat para penonton bisa bernafas sebentar. Layar besar di belakang anggota band ini menampilkan bunga yang bermekaran dengan pola kaleidoskop, membawa para penonton semakin dalam keindahan lagu yang tengah dibawakan.

Namun suasana kembali berubah ketika suara bass Saga berkumandang di seluruh tempat pertunjukan, saatnya lagu lama berjudul "ハイカラなる輪舞曲 / HIGH COLLAR NARU RONDO" dibawakan. "Mari menari bersama!" kata Shou seraya mengayunkan kedua tangannya, para penonton mengikuti gerakannya. Di tengah lagu, kelima anggota berkumpul di tengah panggung dan Shou membuat para penonton menyebutkan satu per satu nama member. Teriakan keras datang dari para penonton saat Saga mencuri tempat di tengah panggung untuk menampilkan permainan bass solonya dan mencium bassnya. Mengangkat tangannya ke udara, dia mengajak para penonton untuk berteriak lebih keras dank eras lagi hingga akhirnya dia benar-benar telah puas dan membiarkan acara berlanjut.

"九龍 - NINE HEADS RODEO SHOW - / KOWLOON - NINE HEADS RODEO SHOW-" membuat para penonton semakin menggila dengan suara gitar yang berat dan suara drum yang penuh tenaga.
"Nikmatilah!" kata Shou dengan micnya. Kemudian "闇ニ散ル桜 / YAMI NI CHIRU SAKURA" jelas merupakan lagu kesukaan para penonton. Baik anggota band maupun penonton mereka kian menggila, bergerak bebas ke depan dan ke belakang, mengguncangkan kepala mereka. Melanjutkan deretan lagu-lagu bertempo cepat, mereka membawakan "G3."

Lagu lama ini telah dibuat ulang dan dirilis sebagai lagu tambahan pada single "BLUE FLAME" mereka yang dirilis tanggal 8 Juni nanti. Para penonton menikmati lagu ini.

Panggung disorot ketika lagu instrument "Entr'acte" terdengar dari pengeras suara. Cukup mengejutkan bagi para penonton ketika Alice Nine membawakan "GEMINI," sebuah lagu sepanjang 13 menit yang terbagi ke dalam 3 potongan lagu. Meskipun itu adalah kali pertamanya lagu tersebut dibawakan, namun para penggemar bisa dengan alami menikmati lagu tersebut dan menggerakan tangan mereka. Ketika lagu berakhir, seorang penonton dari kerumunan berteriak "Hebat!" dan seluruh tempat pertunjukan bersorak mengamini.

Tanpa jeda, band ini melanjutkan dengan lagu "birth in the death." Lagu bernada tenang yang memberikan suasana seperti matahari terbenam ini merupakan lagu yang bagus untuk rehat sebentar dari rangkaian lagu keras tadi. Saga meninggalkan bassnya dan berdiri di belakang kibornya, dan meskipun Nao memainkan drumnya dengan semangat, dia masih bisa menggumamkan lirik lagu ini. Semua orang berdiri terdiam, membiarkan suara indah Shou dan melodi cantik lagu ini merasuk ke dalam hati mereka. Beberapa not terakhir bergema di sana ketika para anggota band ini membungkuk berterima kasih dan meninggalkan panggung.


Namun kelimanya hadir kembali ke atas panggung, menjawab panggilan para penonton, dan Shou mengatakan pada penonton, "Apakah kalian mau mendengarkan lagu baru kami?" Dengan itu, mereka memainkan "BLUE FLAME," sebuah lagu bertempo cepat yang mengesankan dengan permainan solo gitar dari Tora dan Hiroto. "Bagaimana?" tanya Shou ketika lagu berakhir, namun dia langsung menghilang ke belakang panggung dikarenakan permasalahan peralatan, meninggalkan keempat temannya di panggung dan mengisi sesi MC.

Tora mengatakan dia adalah orang terakhir yang direkam saat syuting PV "BLUE FLAME," syuting di bawah hujan yang dingin di tengah malam. Dia juga mengatakan bahwa dia harus merekam adegan serupa dalam PV "SLEEP WALKER" (lagu tambahan dalam single "華【hæ・nə】/ Hana【hæ・nə】" yang dirilis tahun 2009) yang dalam proses editing akhirnya dipotong.

Percakapan tersebut kembali ke lagu "GEMINI." Mereka mengatakan sulit untuk tidak melakukan kesalahan ketika membawakan lagu yang begitu panjangnya, sebelum menyarakankan agar siapapun yang melakukan kesalahan sepanjang lagu tersebut harus membayar setara uang sewa sebulan. "Kami mungkin sudah mengumpulkan 30 juta yen di akhir tur ini!" canda Saga.
Kemudian Nao mengatakan pada para penonton bahwa ayahnya datang menghadiri konser hari itu namun menolak mengatakan di mana dia duduk. "Ah! Di sana!" Nao menunjuk ke satu arah di belakang, membuat para penonton menoleh dan penasaran. "Tapi bohong! Aku membuat kalian mencari!" Ketika seorang pria di lantai kedua mengayunkan tangannya ke arah penonton di lantai bawah, Nao terkejut dan menggelengkan kepalanya tanpa henti, "Pembohong! Kamu bukan ayahku!" tawanya. "Kamu tidak tampak sepertiku!"
Hiroto kemudian berjanji bahwa dia akan mengirimkan Ali-cans kepada semua orang atas biayanya sendiri "jika encore-nya sangat-sangat bagus dan poni kalian menempel di kening kalian!" Dengan kata-kata tersebut kemudian Shou kembali ke atas panggung dan berseru "Mau lanjut lagi?"


Saat ini acara sudah berlangsung selama hampir 3 jam, tapi baik para penggemar maupun anggota band ini sendiri tampak belum juga lelah. Suasana semakin memanas saat lagu "RAINBOWS" dan "RED CARPET GOING ON" dibawakan. Para penonton berlompatan, membuat tempat pertunjukkan berguncang. "Kalian yang terbaik, BLITZ!" kata Shou. Selama lagu "SHUNKASHUTOU" Shou, Tora, Hiroto, dan Saga berkumpul di tengah panggung untuk sesaat.

Shou menujukan lagu "4U" untuk para penggemar Alice Nine, dan dengan berakhirnya lagu tersebut, dia meminta para penonton untuk membuat suara mereka "be as one" seraya menyanyikan bagian itu dengan sempurna. "Lagu terakhir!" kata Shou, melodi lembut lagu "the beautiful name" membungkus tempat pertunjukan. Di akhir lagu, begitu terasa para penonton dan para anggota band ini bernyanyi bersama dengan keras. "Terima kasih Akasaka BLITZ. Kalian yang terbaik." Shou berterima kasih mewakili keempat temannya dan melambaikan tangannya sebelum keluar meninggalkan panggung.

Konser harus berakhir, namun masih ada banyak hal bagi Alice Nine dan penggemar mereka. Tur [Prelude to "GEMINI"] akan diadakan lebih dari 12 konser dan akan membawa lagu-lagu baru mereka di 10 kota sepenjuru Jepang. Mereka juga akan merilis lagu baru berjudul "BLUE FLAME" pada tanggal 8 Juni dan akan melakukan banyak konser di musim gugur nanti. Untuk detilnya, kunjungilah situs resmi mereka di

Alice Nine 2011 Spring Circuit [Prelude to "GEMINI"]
2011/4/25 (MON) Akasaka BLITZ


1. I.
2. 閃光 / SENKOU
4. 華【hæ・nə】/ Hana【hæ・nə】
7. 蜃気楼 / Shinkirou
8. 胡蝶蘭 / Kochouran
9. 風凛 / Furin
10. ハイカラなる輪舞曲 / HIGH COLLAR NARU RONDO
13. G3
15. birth in the death

EN5. 4U
EN6. the beautiful name.

Source; MusicJapanPlus