Anonymous said: Do you have a personal blog ? ^^
I do! (/^▽^)/ (Aside from my own Tumblr) I personally blog on Ameba as well.
dmorningson said: Hi! Do you know where can I get SCANDAL stuff in Japan? Such as posters, CD's, etc. I'll be in Japan this December from 6th to 17th, any live performance around those dates? Thank you! :D
Hello! (☆^ー^☆) I’ll put together what I know! As you didn’t specify exactly which part of Japan, I’ll give you information based more off of Tokyo metropolis as it’s what I’m more familiar with also.
For CDs / DVDs: There are plenty of CD shops in Japan so I guess this is no a problem. The biggest ones in Tokyo are TSUTAYA, TOWER RECORDS, HMV and Yamano Music, but you can also get CDs at Yodobashi Camera, Vanda Records and Kinokuniya (Shinjuku).
For posters: With regards to external posters that come with the single/album, they will only be available while stocks last at specific stores (all the ones I’ve mentioned above will carry posters, the only difference being that the designs will vary. For past reference, HERE is the post for SCANDAL’s ‘Departure’. Do note external freebies may differ; It might not necessarily be a poster.) As I assume you’ll want to pick up ‘HELLO WORLD’ and you only get there on the 6th, you may want to check with the store assistant beforehand to see if there are still external bonuses available or not ^^ As for older posters, very rarely can they be found in CD shops. You might want to try Book Off (also good for used books, magazines, CDs & DVDs, if you don’t mind…) but more or less this one’s tough.
For books / magazines: Again, Japan is swarmed with book stores (which is awesome). I can’t tell you where the girls are going to appear if it hasn’t come up yet but here’s a list of some recent back issues of magazines that involves SCANDAL, which you might wanna get: GO!GO!GUITAR Nov 2014 (Mami-only, interview), GOOD ROCKS! Vol.53, GiGS Oct 2014 (with poster), GO!GO!GUITAR Sep 2014, CD&DL Aug 2014 (with poster), GiGS Aug 2014
Live performances: SCANDAL will have their 5th Copy-band and Vocalist Contest Final on 14th December 2014, at the Stellar Ball in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Currently, the copy-band screenings are still in its second phase and ticket sales haven’t been announced. If there are more details, I will definitely post it.
KITTY SHOP: My original post for the most recent opening is HERE. The end date is still unknown but till it’s announced, the shop will keep going everyday. They recently brought in past photo books, band scores, Mami’s guitar lecture book, Rina’s personal book and you get all the 360° / FESTIVAL goods there too of course, so you definitely have to check that out.
This is all I can think of at the moment, apologies for the lengthiness! As it’ll be cold during the period you’re going, keep warm and take care! I hope you’ll have a good trip in Japan ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
It’s that time of the year again where preparations for the biggest annual year-end Japanese music shows are happening, although SCANDAL has yet to be confirmed for any music shows at this time. As for last year, the band had the opportunity to participate in the 2013 FNS Music Festival in December.
One of those shows that will be happening is NTV’s annual “Best Artist" music festival, where only artists as chosen by nationwide viewers will attend. Last year’s show has seen a total of over 32 artists. So as per usual, being a hopeful fan, I want to see SCANDAL appear on it despite having bands on this being less-common. This year’s show will be on 26th Nov 2014 (Wed), as hosted by Arashi’s Sakurai Sho.
As mentioned, artists are chosen completely by fan requests so if you have some free time to spare, you can request for SCANDAL and your other favourite Japanese artists to be on the show. Link to the survey is HERE.
For the convenience of those who are non-Japanese literate, I’ve translated the survey (above). For the prefecture selection, you can select anything at random. (The example I’ve provided is Tokyo.) As for the song selection, it is highly recommended that a recent hit song is put (Eg: Yoake no Ryuuseigun 夜明けの流星群 - SCANDAL)
The deadline is not mentioned but artists are usually announced about 2 weeks before the show (around 12th Nov~). It is obviously not a must to do this but if you’re planning to do the survey, then thank you (:
NTV’s Best Artist 2014 website HERE. I love it when SCANDAL get to perform on big music shows on TV.
SCANDAL’s RINA; “SCANDAL’s RINA-chan’s Trendy Foreigner-feel Autumn-Winter Colourー♪” blogpost by ORCHESTRA’s Obata☆
“SCANDAL’s RINA-chan came by the store for colour (hair dye) + Pico treatment + to cut her fringe. The order for the colour is the same as what we’ve previously said but there’s a shade of colour that has to added in no matter what….that is lavender and grey!!!”
“To add on, since RINA-chan has bleached her hair the previous time, a bright beige + lavender + grey = a foreigner-feel Autumn-Winter colour that’s in trend.”
“RINA-chan, thank you always. Till the next time, we’ll be waiting.”
※ Original blogpost by Obata-san @ ORCHESTRA HERE. Only specific parts were picked out to be translated.
SCANDAL; “interview” blogpost by RINA☆
“Today’s the first interview for【HELLO WORLD】! We’re moving forward with the interview before the season arrives, like always. We had stuff like, present this one year in a single Kanji etc. I think when the album’s released, you’ll have lots to enjoy in magazines as well!”
“My eyeshadow’s orange; I tried putting on Autumn-ish make-up☺︎ Since I have to wake up super early tomorrow, I’ll go to bed early. It became cold suddenly and the air’s all dry…I want to get a brand new humidifier for my room. One that’ll run for a long period of time☺︎ See you tomorrow”
scandalbandholic said: S-senpai notice me >/////< daisuki yo ^////^
What are you talking about, senpai has always noticed you ((*ﾉωﾉ) hazukashii
Anonymous said: is the Sumire you mentioned to be present on kawaii hate night the sumire from saisai?
It is not clearly stated on Nozomi Ishiguro’s Tumblr so your guess is as good as mine (゜-゜) But I would not think it is Sai Sai’s Suu because Suu didn’t mention anything about it on her Twitter or blog and Silent Siren would be in Okayama prefecture the day before for a school fes live (26th Oct). Okayama and Tokyo have quite a distance in between so that might be too rushed.
Anonymous said: Hello, Where can I watch the making of video off yoake no ryuuseigun ? Thanks in advance and thanks for keeping this blog up-to-date＼(^o^)／
Hello!! You can watch it at SCANDALMEDIA over HERE! And thank you so much for supporting the blog! ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ﾉヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ﾉ