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Some important annoucements from Art Cube, and lots of laughs to be had at yesterday's live.

RUIDO K4 is one of the smaller venues, and it ended up being fairly packed. It was a twoman with Art Cube and VII-Sense, and the final of their national spring tour. The latter of the two played first, and I was happy to hear them play Breeze again :) I like that song a lot, but rarely get to see it live. They did a good set, although it was a little short compared to Art Cube (Not that I'm complaining). When it was AC's turn, we moved up front, and a lot of the VII-Sense fans stayed to watch them too (There would be a session at the end).

Setlist:
1. 蓮華宙 (rengesora)
2. Pain~Wing...
- MC -
3. 花陽影 (hanahikage)
4. Blue Heaven
- MC -
5. 霧人形 (kiriningyou)
6. Breath of Mind
- MC -
7. 暁の舞 (akatsuki no mai)
8 Soaring awakening
9. 失楽蝶 (shitsurakuchou)

Kiriningyou is the new song from the collaboration single "Art Sensation" that was released a few days ago.

Quite a long set, especially when you take into account that the time Seiji spend on the MCs is equalent to the lenght of several songs. The entire live ended up lasting for 4 hours, despite only being two bands. They almost had to cut the set short at the beginning of Soaring though. Yossy unplugged his guitar and some other problems seemed to arise at the same time and they were running out of time. But luckily they could fix it and were allowed to go on as planned :)

Lots of announcements during the MCs. Still waiting for the news to be announced on the official website too since I'm terrible at remembering dates when they're listed quickly like this. But the band will release a new single, akatsuki, in September if I remember correctly. They will be doing a tour to promote this (no dates/places known yet), as well as a sponsored event on September 20th.

The biggest news of the evening was however the announcement of the launch of an official Art Cube fanclub! It's called 「ZEALOT」 and membership application is possible at this website: http://zealot-ac-fc.jp/jizen/postmail.html
They were also doing pre-registration at yesterday's live, so we all handed in our applications there. Apparently we will receive an email on September 1st to complete registration, so I will probably know more then. It doesn't say anything about it being limited to Japan. It's only stated that the service will be in Japanese and that they only accept Japanese yen as payment. However, payment will be via bank deposit, and I'm not sure if you can transfer money from a foreign bank.... Will x-post this info to the AC community.


After their set was done, they returned to stage together with everyone from VII-Sense, who had dressed up in various kigurumi, lol. Juka was gachapin, KAZ was Jack Skellington, erina was Chopper from One Piece, RayX was Pikachu (Seiji being the very serious person he is, was making pika pika sound effects, lol). Mikage had coloured his face yellow and was dressed as kiiroitori (the yellow rilakkuma bird) and brought his giant banana on stage with him :) And again he proceeded to hit the audience in the head with it. I hope we get to see Art Cube dressed like this someday too. It would be interesting x)
Together they did "20th Century Boy" as usual, followed by "Touch!" (← Raphael also did a cover of this song which some of you may be more familiar with).


After the live it was time to pick up the stampcard gifts. The gifts would vary depending on the amount of stamps you gathered, and I got just enough to get all three gifts :)




A special photo, a sign board and a comment CD. The text in the middle of the board is my name written in Japanese, and they were cute and added "chan" after it x) As for the comment CD.... LOL. The CDs were all personal, made especially for the person who received it. And it is absolutely hilarious. Kinda embarrasing, but it made me laugh a lot. And I just counted; they are saying/shouting/wispering/joking about my name at least 21 times while talking. Just in case I was in doubt. It's an amazing gift, and I'm really thankful for them making these things for us.





Comments

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otterley2
Jul. 17th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is unexpected!
Never thought AC would have a fanclub or something, really great!

I'll try to contact Dual Core to get information about foreign registration and about the privileges.

I'm just disappointed about the next release, they need an album T_T

Thanks for all the news!
Have fun with your personal CD XDD
chounohana
Jul. 18th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Let me know if you get a reply from them. If not, I will try asking at their goods table next time if it's ok for overseas fans to join.

Yeah, a proper album would be nice (And not another "Best Of" with one new song). But at least they give us new singles pretty frequently.
mina_cross
Jul. 17th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a nice live. I'm glad to hear you had fun there! :)

How is "Kiriningyou"? Any good? ^^

But OMG at 4 h! I guess no one was complaining, but I find it kinda funny now that you mentioned Seiji's MCs... He talks THAT much and still fails to mention some stuff that's important to announce on lives? rofl XD

But congrats to them for the FC! I also never thought they'd have it, but I'm so glad to hear about it! :D

(Seiji being the very serious person he is, was making pika pika sound effects, lol)
hahahah He's really good at doing funny stuff, isn't he? XD

Btw is any of them a fan of T-rex then? I remember inertia mentioned them doing it together before on BH and you say it's usual, so I'm a bit curious.... ^^

For the gifts... sweeeeeeet! I really lol'd at your Twitter comment and now reading that they've said your name so much is way too funny! Did they at least once manage to pronounce it as it's supposed to be? XD
It really is an awesome gift for fans and it's really thoughtful of them that they made it personal! :D

Omg sorry for such a huge comment! I didn't mean to write that much, yet I did. >_
chounohana
Jul. 18th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
"Kiriningyou" is a calmer song with a nice melody.

Haha, even this time Seiji messed up the MC and some of the stuff that was supposed to be announced was left out.

I'm not sure if they're T-Rex fans. The song was used in a well-known movie (based on an anime) here in Japan http://youtu.be/VwAIzPweL5o and it's related to friendship. Art Cube and VII-Sense always do this song together, and keep promoting the word "friendship" (It was even the name of their previous tour), so it might have more to do with that.

lol, the way Seiji was saying my name was kinda creepy ^^; But at least it was him doing that and not the others. And yeah, they managed to pronounce it (In the Japanese way of pronouncing it; but they got the "sha" sound right).

And, I like huge comments ;)
mina_cross
Jul. 18th, 2011 11:28 am (UTC)
He still left out stuff??? He's really unbelievable! lol

Oh, I didn't know about the movie. I did hear before about the anime, but never bothered to check it out... But it's really nice that they're promoting friendship, imo. :)
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chounohana
Jul. 18th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm hoping the b-side will be Test Tube Skeleton! I'm surprised they made an entirely new song for the collaboration single, but nice that we don't have to wait too long for akatsuki after all :)
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mirraofficial
Jul. 17th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Omg!
I'm wondering KAZ dressed as a Pikachu! Must have been really funny!
Mikage always use his banana! XD I imagine if he has only one or if he has many kept in stock!

Can you let me know about digest final tour DVD? This come with songs in live or recorded songs of VII-Sense and Art Cube with live images?

Thank you for all information!
Art Cube's fanclub, there we go!
chounohana
Jul. 18th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
We were all confused when Kamijo introduced Mikage as "Banana!" when calling members on stage during a live in 2007. It all makes sense now, but I wonder how long he's been bringing that thing around places x)

The DVD does have live music. But it is actually mostly clips from backstage and offstage in general. Like Mikage having fun with the banana - http://bit.ly/nCqyE3 And members of both bands joking around together, without make-up - http://bit.ly/oqgPpY
mirraofficial
Jul. 19th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you for all information!
I'm so anxious to watch this DVD.I think will be so hard to get this on auctions >.<

Thanks dear!
<3
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