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SCANDAL; “Off-Mode” blogpost by HARUNA☆
“Recently, to move towards the release of「Departure」on 23rd April, there’ve been music programme recordings and recordings of our comments on radio programmes. In midst of all that, I’m introducing a bit of the OFF mode HARUNA-san today.”
“The rest day was spent drinking tea with Nakayama Yuka-chan, whom we’ve acted together on Gineiden…we meet frequently even since the end of the theatre stage show! Our personalities are alike and it’s comforting. After that, I’m thinking of collecting salts for a bit. Firstly, there are three. The mil form is cuteい★ Be it on vegetables or boiled stuff, the ones that have salt on them are the most delicious.”
“Following on, moving towards the Arena performances, the pressurization (?) training has begun! Today, since my belly was empty after the training, I made my beloved Spanish omelette ^^ Since it’s Spring, there’s plenty of new potato! With Spring comes broccoli, new potato and such, and it makes me happy to see my favourite vegetables lined up in the supermarket!! That’s all!!”
SCANDAL has been busy with radio recordings lately! Just yesterday, the band had recorded for J-WAVE’s「BEAT PLANET」and NACK5’s「One More Pint !」On the programmes, SCANDAL got to share about ‘quality music’ with experts, and also engaged in private talks.
SCANDAL’s guesting on the various programmes will be posted variedly. Other programmes the girls will also be on include FM NACK5’s「The Nutty Radio Show Onidamashi 」, bayfm’s「POWER COUNTDOWN JAPAN HOT 30 」and the previously blogged about FM FUJI’s 「STADIUM ROCK!! 」.
Screenie from Saturday Sonic HERE.
The official Pokemon XY movie site has released the trailer for the 2014 Pokemon movie『Hakai no Mayu to Diancie』earlier today! It also features SCANDAL’s upcoming release, “Yoake no Ryuuseigun”, so do check it out for a sneak peak of the song!
Official Pokemon XY movie site HERE.
SCANDAL will be guesting on 23rd April’s “Rock Kyoudai" show, LIVE on nico nico!
The popular show on nico nico is returning bigger than ever, with SCANDAL as part of its first round of guests. The day the girls will be on the show is also the release date for “Departure”. With the Osaka-Jo Hall and Yokohama Arena shows coming up, we’ll get to hear about the love these four people have towards rock music.
Other artists that will be on the same show as SCANDAL are SPYAIR, Hamazaki Takashi and Kitahara Rina.
The broadcast will begin at 7:30PM, with SCANDAL scheduled to appear from 8PM onwards (all timings in JST). You are welcome to reserve your timeshift HERE.
SCANDAL on Tuesday night’s (15 Apr) RADIO DRAGON’s 「Doors」programme aka “SCANOMICS”! Finally, next week is the release of “Departure”! The band really wishes for everyone to hear it from the CD. “Shadow Hunter” is also going to be out in theatres on 19th April and following from the previous two weeks, the Shadow Hunter giveaway continues. This week are pamphlets (x5)!
RINA then reads the mail regarding their new song, “Rainy”. The first sender says it’s a really cool song and helped hype him/her up. It also give him/her the strength to work hard and believe in himself/herself. Another sender says he/she really liked the melody and everything, and make him/her want to go to the movies (for the sake of listening to “Rainy”). Rina also clears up the certain theatres that you can or cannot hear “Rainy” play. And speaking of movies, SCANDAL has another piece of information to share. They will be doing the theme song for “Pokemon • The • Movie XY Hakai no Mayu to Diancie”!
It’s really a great piece of news, especially for them who’re considered the ‘first generation’ of Pokemon (fans). They have been into it since the release of the Pokemon Red / Green games…it has been 14 years since the Anime first broadcasted in year 1990. Rina says she really played it a lot when she was in kindergarten, be it in parks etc. Tomomi says she (and her friends) talked about it a lot during break times or on the way to school. Haruna also introduced what Pokemon is all about for those who’ve never came in contact with it before. The games came out first, then the Anime and it really made everyone happy during the Summer holidays. There were also the movies, which had impactful battle scenes. MAMI also comments about the character sounds of the Pokemon, especially on Pikachu (inserts more Pikachu talk here~). Haruna remarks that getting to travel with Pikachu, for the Anime, was a good point but it’s different in the game. It’s a Pokemon that doesn’t quite come out often in the game. Mami says Pokemon was the first movie she ever watched in her life, so it’ll be good if they can help make it more advanced for the Pokemon XY movie.
The title of the theme song is “Yoake no Ryuuseigun”, in which more information about it will be released on a later date. There are not many chances for the girls to watch the Pokemon series movies in the movie theatres but it’ll be good if they manage to go this year. Adding on, since from a while ago, Pokemon music has been playing as the BGM. It’s so nostalgic~ and the period of wanting to cover Pokemon songs have come. Maybe they could do it during a live. Tomomi then encourages everyone to send in mail on the Pokemon they like, as well as all the usual requests if any. It seems as though SCANDAL cannot stop talking about Pokemon as they’ve been going on since just now. It’s hard to say but it’s like they have many memories of Pokemon and they just can’t help it. More Pokemon talk continues, as they talk about challenging themselves to sing it even in karaokes.
In this week’s SOBOKU corner, the question is: “Do you eat the tail of the tempura (fried prawn) or do you not?" Mami ends up being the sole member that does eat it. Haruna says she might if it’s a small one though. Mami is just one that eats it even if it’s humungous, and she also shares with everyone all the other parts of other seafood that she also eats.
Video upload w/ credits to sun201009 @ YT, translations by me.
Dachou Club x KinKi, Reveals Cover Of The Respected Yoshida Takuro
On 20th April’s broadcast of Fuji TV’s「Shin Domoto Kyoudai」, Dachou Club and Tsuruno Takeshi will be appearing as guests. In the talk part, there’ll be questions like「When was the time you were most popular?」and「Who’s your rival?」etc.
On the studio live, there’ll be a cover of the Yoshida Takuro’s 1970 song 「Seishun no Uta」. Dachou Club and KinKi Kids, whom are big fans of Yoshida Takuro will be singing.
The broadcast will be on this Sunday, 11:15PM ~ 11:45PM (JST).
Original article at natalie HERE. Brief translation ~since there is nothing directly related to Timo.
SCANDAL on SCANOMICS; Pokemon talk this week!