SCANDAL; “Osama no Brunch” 〜video coming soon〜
A few hours ago, SCANDAL has just unleashed the new visuals and covers for their upcoming single, “Departure”! As it is now Spring, SCANDAL’s new visuals also signify the coming of the season.
For more info / CD+DVD tracklists / major pre-order links, kindly check the Departure post HERE.
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Welcome to a random, out-of-the-blue quick updates post ヽ(^。^)丿 I guess I’ll do one of these every now and then (dependingly)…because I’m too lazy to make a post for every single tiny update there is.
SCANDAL For ‘Shadow Hunter’ Campaign: Previously announced, SCANDAL will be providing the image song to the movie, “Shadow Hunter”. The movie will soon open in theaters and have its roadshow on 19th April. To commemorate that, a Twitter campaign is now underway where three lucky winners can stand to win SCANDAL’s autographs on a not-for-sale movie present. You have to answer the question, “Who is Clary’s mother’s real form?”, follow @ShadowhunterJp on Twitter, then answer the quiz HERE. Quiz closes on 31st March 2014. Original campaign site HERE.
"Kyu ni Kite Gomen. In Kita" Tour Update: As of right now, 4 out of the 5 stops in SCANDAL’s upcoming Kita tour has been completely sold out. The only stop left with limited tickets is their Hakodate stop at Hokkaido. The tour will begin from 2nd May till 10th May 2014.
More On SCANDAL’s First Fan Meet: SCANDAL / H.I.S. has announced even more exciting goodies at the fan meeting. It will now also include photo opportunities (for those participating in the tour), flag-making with the members and more. For those interested but living outside of Japan, you’re welcome to check out SH HERE for opportunities to join. Original event website HERE. (Thank you fukushudesu-san for the heads up and lovely message!)
"Watashi to Dorikamu" Release: The cover album which SCANDAL participated in on the song ‘Osaka LOVER' was released earlier this Wednesday! The album charted on the Oricon at #7 on its first day, and went up to #6 on Thursday. Official Oricon Album Charts HERE.
SCANDAL To Appear On “Osama no Brunch”: For the first time, SCANDAL will be on the popular TBS show, “Osama no Brunch”, where they will appear in the “Thank You Music” corner of the show. Broadcast time and date will be on 29th March (Sat), from 9:30AM - 2PM (JST). Original tweeted info HERE, official programme website HERE.
SCANDAL On June Issue of “Go!Go! GUITAR”: It will feature SCANDAL’s interview and the band score of “Departure” on the upcoming June issue of “Go!Go! GUITAR”. The issue will hit all bookstands and stores on 26th April 2014. Official website HERE.
SCANDAL on Tuesday night’s (25 Mar) RADIO DRAGON’s 「Doors」programme aka “SCANOMICS”! SCANOMICS has been broadcasting since April last year. There were many good memories on the programme, such as the eating of ice-cream, celebrating with Yakiniku, having quizzes etc….and from now on, the programme will continue strong, kindly look over them! That was the huge announcement (that was mentioned last week). The girls never thought it’ll continue for long and that it would end for sure. All their memories seem to be about eating though. Now March is about to end soon. The girls also drift to talking about electronics and what not for a bit.
Tomomi and Mami reads the fanmail this week, which is regarding the fan meeting in Honolulu Ekiden. One male fan says he’s participating with his wife and it’ll be nice if they can have photos taken with the band, which prompts the girls to rave about how the husband and wife team can strengthen their bond at the ekiden. Another female fan talks about her home stay in Australia as part of her training and wants SCANDAL to talk about their favourite places overseas. Tomomi says Las Vegas had been fantastic, and Mami also remembers their first trip to America, where they’d also visited New York and were highly conscious of everything.
Haruna says that while America has been stimulating, they also go to Asia quite often too. Mami says she likes Thailand, and Tomomi and Rina says Singapore is fashionable and has been fun. The girls continue to remember the good things, right down to the soup they had at Indonesia. Everything’s been great (especially the food), and as they go on, Tomomi notes that everything is simply fun. They then air “Osaka LOVER”, which has just been released. More fanmail after the song aired, in which the sender praises the girls’ efforts, most specifically on the use of their Kansai-ben (Kansai accent).
We sink into some accent talk. Rina says during composing, Haruna and Tomomi would slip in some dialect…such as “yade" etc. Mami says she doesn’t let it slip out mostly, but Tomomi reveals she used a lot of Nagoya dialect in the past and it shows. Mami is surprised at it, but she admits that is because she felt so intensely about it. Rina says they just speak normally on the internet with their Osaka dialect and then they do the same even while composing. That’s when it dawns on them that they really need to check themselves. But these interesting things only make their Osaka accent memories even stronger.
Video upload w/ credits to sun201009 @ YT, translations by me. This week’s “SOBOKU” corner can be heard HERE. It’s about alarms~ and everyone has many issues with Timo’s timeliness.
SCANDAL; “Harukaze (Spring Breeze)” blogpost by RINA☆
“Today was the release. We got to participate in Osaka LOVER. A song about a Tokyo girl who’s in love with a person from Osaka, I really think it’s an amazing song invented. A song which I’ve liked since the past. I became happy that lots of Osaka’s sights appeared…if there’s anyone who is interested, please take a listen. Even so, 25 years is amazing. 5 times huh. That’s cool.”
“Recently, it’s became warm rather quick and it feels good. Sooner or later, springtime clothes are going to be active. Each year, I become embarrassed tossing aside my tights and going through the days with bare legs arbitrarily. Don’t you feel that? For the girls. Yesterday, even with the rare good weather, I was working all the way underground. Night fell just like that. It’s building up steadily.”
“Speaking of drums…I’ve had thoughts again today about its strange position. I have feels like I’ll never be able to become like the drums. I can’t put this quite well but…by its appearance, I think there’s a certain charm somewhere where it looks a little lonely. I want to do livesー”
SCANDAL; “Reflection over the past 1 year + Kansai-ben talk + important announcement?”
SCANDAL; “TV & Magazines & Being At Home” blogpost by RINA☆
“Today, we had plenty of recordings and news coverage done! Also recorded a CLUB SCANDAL movie, which has been long since the last! Since it’ll be uploaded in the near future, do look forward to it! As the new song has forcefully and genuinely gotten going from today onwards, it was extremely fun!!! There were lots of talk. I’m happy that「Departure」has gotten a good reputation…looking forward to it!”
“Each time there’s an interview, many times we talk like there’s nothing else to talk about and as much as possible, however these feelings regarding this song’s larger than usual. Because a lot is known, I think it’ll be different hearing it live.”
“Today, it’s the last recording for TVK’s 「Ongaku Kaihousei」! It’ll go on air on 12th April (Sat) 22:00-22:30. Because the MC is GOING UNDER GROUND’s Matsumoto Sou-san, the two from Kimaguren changed and transformed into a POP feel. The set also changed! It was a fulfilling time, and I want everyone to watch it quickly! The next time we meet Kimaguren would be at Hawaii’s 「Honolulu Ekiden & Ongaku Fes 2014」in June probably! There’s lots to look forward to…”
In the extra bits, Rina also shares about SCANDAL’s guitarist gaming away during her free time and how she’s been cooking for herself lately everyday.
→ Extra Note: Just to let everyone know, updates & translations for news over the next few days (incl the translations for “SCANOMICS”) will be up late. I try to do this as timely as I can but I’ve a lot going on lately personally and it’ll be nice if everyone understands. Thank you ＼(-_- )