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ANISONG World Tour Lantis Festival in Singapore 2015

The legendary Megumi Ogata (緒方恵美) will be joining the stellar line-up of Lantis Festival Singapore, bringing the number of artistes up to 8!

With her versatile voice, she is known for voicing many memorable characters, namely “Shinji Ikari” from “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, “Kurama” from “YuYu Hakusho”, “Yukito Tsukishiro” from “Cardcaptor Sakura”, “Sailor Uranus” from “Sailor Moon” and many more.

Not a stranger to all Anisong fans in Japan, she have toured and performed nationwide in Japan, She has also appeared in NHK’s second Anisong Marathon with Ichirou Mizuki as a special guest.

Be sure to catch her FIRST live ever in Singapore together with 7 other fantastic Lantis artistes only in Lantis Festival Singapore!

The most famous super ANISONG Festival World Tour Singapore promises you HOURS of quality entertainment in one night!
< ANISONG World Tour Lantis Festival 2015 in Singapore >
Date: 28th March, 2015 (Sat)
Venue:The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre
Prices: $48, $78, Premium $148, VIP $188 (Sold out!)
(prices not inclusive of booking fees)
VIP and Premium ticket holders enjoy premium goodies!
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Weaver at Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 (Interview)


Coming this 22.NOV.2014, WEAVER will make their fourth appearance at Sketchers Sundown Festival 2014,  right in the heart of Singapore (their second home).


I took this opportunity to ask the members of the band what inspired them to write their music as well as hear more about their journey through Asia! Let’s hear what they have to say!


1) What are the obstacles you have faced before starting out your band and how did you overcame them?


Yuji: Before debut, we had another member who played guitar. When we were 19 years old, the other member decided to go another direction. He didn’t want to become a professional musician. We wanted to keep playing music but we were not sure how we could get over this obstacle. One day, a staff who was working at the live house advised that we should become a piano trio. This advice made us become what we are today. This advice was very important to our music career.

Toru: Without this advice we would not have debuted in Japan. We are very grateful and still keep in touch with the staff.


2) Your music talks a lot about the subject of love. One of your biggest hits, “Hard to say I love you”. What spurred you to write this song?

WEAVERの音楽は‘愛’に関しての表現が多いだと思います。ヒットソングの一つ「Hard to say I love you 〜言い出せなくて〜」のインスピレーションは何ですか?

Toru: This song was written especially for Japanese TV drama as a theme song. We read through the entire script to understand the story and got inspiration from the drama title, “Hard to say I love you”.


3) Your music also gives people hope to face their fears when approaching love. Do you have any advice for your listeners seeking out love?


Toru: Please listen to our music and lyrics. We hope our songs will cheer you up!


4) Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians who have problems expressing their feelings into music?


Toru: Whenever I met with a problem in writing lyrics, I always try to read books or watch movies to find inspirations so that would be my advice. I definitely recommend to watch more concerts.

Syota: Another approach is to stay away from music for a while to refresh your mind.


5) Lastly, do you have anything you would like to say to your fans in Singapore?


Yuji: We are really looked forward to seeing our fans, as it has been a long time since the last time performance!

Syota: We went to London to improve our English. Taking this opportunity at Sketchers Sundown Festival, we hope to have good conversation with the audience. We would like you come and see our improvement!

Toru: One of the reasons we went to London was to learn English  so we can relate to people in Singapore. Singapore is the first city we performed abroad so Singapore fans are special to us. We are thankful for their warm support and they are our motivation to learn English.

In an interview with MTV81.com, Syota explains further as to what actually spurred them to learn English…

MTV81.com: “Why did you start thinking about an overseas audience?”

Syota: “We’ve always imagined ourselves playing abroad. During our first concert in Singapore two or three years ago we discovered that we had a small, but dedicated fan base. That show made us realize the power of English as communication tool.” 

*Read more about their exciting journey and experience through London on their web column, only on MTV18.com!


Some background information about the band: 

Debuted in 2007, the 3 members formed『WEAVER』as a piano rock band and started their performances mainly at the live house “VARIT” in Kobe.

The bands line-up is as follows; Yuji Sugimoto (Piano & Vocal), Syota Okuno (Bass & Chorus) & Toru Kawabe (Drum & Chorus).

With  the inception of their first national performance, the band officially moved to Tokyo in April 2010. Their first single album “Hard to say I love you~iidasenakute~” was produced by the famous music producer Mr. Kameda Seiji. The song was featured as the theme song of the Fuji TV series “Hard to Say I Love You”.

The band’s first ever appearance in Singapore, started back in 2012 with a performance alongside fellow pop band Applicat Spectra at SCAPE Warehouse. Since then, they have made two trips, one on the same year (in September) and another when they took part in  “J-Rock Matters” for “Music Matters 2013” (which happens to be one of the world’s three largest music trade fairs).



Catch them Live! Grab your tickets now! 

Date:      Sat, 22 November 2014

Time:     Doors open from 4pm

Venue:  F1 Pit Building, Marina Promenade (next to Singapore Flyer)

Nearest MRT: Promenade (DT15 / CC4)




Skechers Sundown Festival 2014


Join Asia’s Biggest Music Festival this 22.NOV.2014!
Skechers Sundown Festival 2014
Held at the Marina Promenade, Singapore.Catch the following line-up;
Olivia Ong (Singapore), Shila Amzah (Malaysia),Kanika Kapoor (India), S.O.S (band) (Indonesia), BIG ASS (Thailand), Pupil (Philippines), Kate Tsui (Hong Kong), Regina (China), Chang Chen-yue (Taiwan),WEAVER (Japan), CROSS GENE (Korea).
So what’re you waiting for?
Get your CAT 1 (SGD$138) & CAT 2 (SGD$118) now!
Click here! http://www.sundownfestival.sg/tickets.php

— at Marina Promenade.

Pssst! Want to win yourself a CAT 2 ticket to this amazing concert festival of the year??? Simply respond in the comment box below and answer this simple question.

“How many artists/musicians will be performing at the upcoming Sketchers Sundown Festival 2014?”

Submit your Name, Email address and your Answer by;

15th of November, 2014; 2359hrs.

The Winner will be announced on the following day and instructions of the pick-up will be emailed to you! Happy Winning!



Date:      Sat, 22 November 2014

Time:     Doors open from 4pm

Venue:  F1 Pit Building, Marina Promenade (next to Singapore Flyer)

Nearest MRT: Promenade (DT15 / CC4)

Visit the Website for more details! http://www.sundownfestival.sg/


Sundown Festival 2013 – Event Details




Rock and pop acts from Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines set to wow at the largest Asian music, food and cultural festival

Singapore, 9 October 2013  Red Spade Entertainment (RSE), the organiser behind the annual Sundown Festival has announced the acts descending on the grounds of F1 Pit Building at Marina Promenade this 16th November.

The much-anticipated talent lineup for the fifth annual Sundown Festival is an unrivaled gathering of 10 established and up-and-coming headlining acts from eight Asian countries—Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, including Screw, D=OUT, AOA, Bosco Wong, Shao Yu Han, Yoga Lin, Nidji, Rico Blanco, Rock Steddy and No More Tear. Drawing fans from all across Southeast Asia, Sundown Festival turns Marina Promenade into an Asian music and cultural central for an eight-hour long celebration— completed by an Asian street food village supported by leading food portal in Singapore, Hungrygowhere.com—establishing itself as a must-see event.

Tickets (Cat 1 at $138 and Cat 2 at $98, Early Bird Tickets at $68 are sold out) for this live music event are on sale on SISTIC and pay no booking fee at http://www.sundownfestival.sg

Artistes’ line-up overview

2013’s edition of the festival sees the addition of three Southeast Asian nations to the musical melee: Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. Known for their ‘rockability’ and mastery in alternative music, it is no wonder the likes of Nidji, No More Tear and Rock Steddy and Rico Blanco are fronting these tri-nation sensations. Continuing on the ride on the surge in popularity and demand for Japanese glam-metal rock and “visual style” of music, visual kei bands Screw and D=OUT (pronounced as ‘doubt’) are set to thrill festival goers.

K-pop fanatics can expect some eye candy and sugar rush in the form of Ace of Angels (AOA) a truly unique versatile music group that interchange between a five-member female band and a seven-member idol group. All eight members from AOA will be making their full appearance at the festival to lend their full support at the festival.

Finally, this line-up of musical entertainment will not be given justice without the vocal prowess of 2 Adonia Shao Yu Han from the People’s Republic of China and an injection of familiar names the likes of Mandopop Taiwanese boy wonder Yoga Lin and Cantopop and TVB star Bosco Wong.

The unique proposition of Sundown Festival as the only annual music festival in southeast Asia to unite Asian music and culture speaks volumes of Singapore’s strong reputation as a centre for creativity and innovation in the region. As consumers become increasingly discerning, such home-grown entertainment content offering exciting and refreshing experiences will set Singapore apart as a global city with an energetic and inventive entertainment scene.

Festival goers can look forward not only to eight hours of non-stop entertainment but also bona fide street food sourced from all the eight Asian countries and fringe cultural performances such as “the barong” (storytelling dance form) from Indonesia, Tinikling B-boys (a mix of traditional pre-Spanish tap dancing with bamboo poles and breakdancing) from the Philippines and muaythai from Thailand.

Undoubtedly the largest Asian music festival: Sundown

“Year five of Sundown Festival is a milestone,” said Samantha Chan, director of the Festival. “We have set a simple goal: to bring the burgeoning stars in Asian rock and pop music together for the best show in the region, a show that the world can only see in Singapore. And that is exactly what we have done; these acts we have brought in this year will rock your socks off, bring pride to being Asian and prove once again, there is no place more exciting than Singapore’s Marina Promenade this 16th November,” added Chan.

For more information about the line-up, visit http://www.sundownfestival.sg or http://www.facebook.com/mysundownfestival (Note to editors: Refer to Appendix for artistes’ bios).

For artistes images go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/pprsg/



Date: Saturday, 16 November 2013

Time: Doors open from 3pm Venue: F1 Pit Area, Marina Promenade (next to Singapore Flyer)


Tickets (all free-standing) are available at SISTIC. Log on to http://www.sistic.com.sg to book or call ticketing hotline: (65) 6348 5555. For more information on Sundown Festival, check out http://www.sundownfestival.sg.

Alice Nine 9th Anniversary #2 LIVE! Viewing on NicoNico Live!


Alice Nine 9th Anniversary #2

「World`s End Daybreak-OKYAKUSAMA DAIICHI SHUGI-」8月25日(日)開催!!

After much anticipation and wait, Alice Nine has scheduled their very first One-man LIVE! Online Show Project which commences on the 25th of August, 2013.

The show will be cast LIVE! on NicoNicoLive, a very popular online live-feed video forum and host. This is their very first online concert broadcast throughout the whole world!

A very first in Alice Nine history, there will be 2 segments to this event. Featuring 5 hours of non-stop Music/Video feed and LIVE Performance by Alice Nine themselves!

This is a event not to be missed!

If you’re on your computers now click and safe this LINK!


Live video cast of Alice Nine LIVE has been decided.

  • Japan Time: 12:30 onward, 5 hours of continuous LIVE VIDEO & MUSIC VIDEO
  • Japan Time: LIVE from 17:30.

Alice Nine のLIVEを全世界に向けてインターネット配信することが決定しました。
[URL] ここをクリック!

  • 日本時間で12:30から、MUSIC VIDEOやLIVE VIDEOを5時間続けて配信した後、
  • 日本時間で17:30からLIVEをリアルタイムで配信します。

Alice Nine Official Website/ オフィシャルサイト

Alice Nine Official Channel/ 公式チャンネル

『Alice Nine Complete Collection II 2010~2012』
21st August 2013 RELEASE!!

Where do you find love in the most unexpected of places..to treasure what’s in front of you..even if the Whole World around you goes Crazy, even if it’ll end tomorrow, never to let go of what’s dear to you..

Real Love, My dear, is not for Sale.

Real Love, My dear, is hard to Find.

Real Faith, My dear, is far too Fake.

Real Faith, My dear, is just a Dream.

Where can it be… in my heart.

[kamesoul] L’arc-en-ciel

:My dear:

Saa aiwo sagashite mitegoran
fukai mori no mukoueto
(real love, my dear, is not for sale.)
zutto mewo korashitemo bokuwa mitsukerarenakattakedo…
(real love, my dear, is hard to find.)

kiite sekaichuuga ayamachini kegarete itemo
kimie tsunaida tewa itsumademo hanasanaikara
soredakewa shinziteiiyo

yatto tewo nobashite tsukanda
ureshikute dakishimeta
(real faith, my dear, is far too fake.)
sorewa totemo hakanakute
suguni karete kusattayo
(real faith, my dear, is just a dream.)

itsuka sekaichuuga yorokobito meguri aukoro
kimito deaetetara togirenai kanashiminante
keshite misenakattanoni

Where can it be… in my heart.

kiite sekaichuuga ayamachini kegarete itemo
kimie tsunaida tewa itsumademo hanasanaikara

tetoe kono omoisae… usoni omowaretemo
kimieno kagayakiwa itsumademo furisosoideru
soredakewa shinziteiiyo

Source taken from:


L’arc en Ciel 20th Anniversary 2011- Live in Japan.

This song has been the inspiration for many song writers and musician since 1998.

Some notable ones are:

Yasu (Vocalist) – Janne de Arc, 1996–2007 (on hiatus) – Acid Black Cherry, 2007–present.

Mao (Vocalist)SID, 2003–present.

Music Written/Composed/Arranged by: Hyde

zutto nagameteita
tooku osanai koro kara
ima mo iro aseta sono keshiki wa
masshiro na kabe ni kazatte aru

kawaita kaze o karamase
anata o tsureteku no sa
honey so sweet kagirinai yume o
kono ryoute ni tsukande

korogatte yuku michi de
sukoshi ikareta dake sa
fukai itami wa torenai kedo
sonna kanashii me o shinai de

kawaita kaze o karamase
anata o tsureteku no sa
honey so sweet shinjite hoshii
kono sekai ga uso demo

i want to fly, waitin’ for sunrise

itsudemo itsudemo
amai amai egao ni tokete itai

unmei ga boku o tsukande
atari wa kasundeku kedo
fusaganai de kikoeru darou
ano basho ga yonderu
kawaita kaze o karamase
anata o tsureteku no sa
honey so sweet kagirinai yume o
kono ryoute ni tsukande

i want to fly, waitin’ for sunrise
i want to fly, waitin’ for sunrise 

Personal Note:

Honey, the song, tells of the Journey by the wind of Hope, Faith and Believe that someday you’ll reach for the skies and achieve great success.

The trails and tribulations passes by no doubt, however,

so long we’re always holding each other’s hands,

believe in me, I’ll take you there.

The journey is sour and sometimes spicy. 

The future is tasteless, but the Sweet taste of honey is what you’ll get.

If you believe in me, believe in fate, believe in my dream.

My dream will take you there.