Japan loves Senkou Shoujo

December 1, 2007

Tokyo Jihen - Senkou Shoujo iTunes Japan Ranking Tokyo Jihen - Senkou Shoujo DVD Ranking
Since the debut of the Senkou Shoujo DVD (about a week and a half ago) Senkou Shoujo still remains #1 at almost all Japanese digital music retailers. The DVD also made a strong debut for a video compilation release, reaching #2 in total DVD charts beating many other artists live DVDs. As well, the YouTube Japan video for the PV is currently the #1 most watched music video for the month of November – beating other top artists. Although there is no physical audio track (besides the PV, featured on the DVD, and digital downloads) the song is gearing up to be one of the most popular Tokyo Jihen tracks. Upon why it wasn’t released on Variety is a mystery. Speaking of Variety, although the album hasn’t achieved the sales of its predecessors, weekly sales show that this album has legs – in other words, it continues to sell even long after the release date.

Senkou Shoujo was performed live on Music Station. The entire band looks great, and Shiina Ringo looks very cute. Kameda looks straight as always, and in regards to the band, they look extremely comfortable with each other. The live can be viewed here:


Senkou Shoujo PV + CM OUT

November 9, 2007

Senkou Shoujo PV

Subaru CM (featuring Senkou Shoujo)


Two new Tokyo Jihen releases: Senkou Shoujo DVD + Variety Analog

October 18, 2007

DVD: “Senkou Shoujo” (2007.11.21)
Tokyo Jihen DVD Senkou Shoujo

01 – OSCA
02 – Killer Tune
03 – Senkou Shoujo
04 – Special Footage

In 94kHz/24bit sound, with “multiple angles” of OSCA featured. Gizagiza packaging included with first pressing.


Analog: “Variety” (2007.11.21)
Tokyo Jihen Analog Variety

Side A:
01 – Senkou Shoujo
02 – OSCA
03 – Pinocchio
04 – Kaban no Nakami

Side B:
01 – Killer Tune
03 – Karada
04 – put your camera down (Senkou Shoujo “end roll” compilation)

Expect a PV for “Senkou Shoujo” to air shortly.


Tokyo Jihen – Variety 娯楽(バラエティ) Review

September 24, 2007

Tokyo Jihen - Variety

Tokyo Jihen’s 3rd album, Goraku (Variety).
Track 01 – Ramp = The Show’s Opening Credits
Track 13 – Metro = The Show’s Closing Theme

And, I am not afraid to say everything in between is pure sex in my ears.
Tokyo Jihen, you guys created an amazing album that justified every cent I paid for the CD. You created new music unlike anything else in the industry, yet drawing elements from the entire scene. This is what every artist should aim to achieve.

This album is beyond exceptional. Modernizing and inspiring from older music, such as founding pop and rock songs from the 70s to Hi-NRG and eurodance, this album is a feast. The drum-and-snare insanely catchy Mirrorball, the power ballad Shiseikatsu that brings instant nostalgia to anyone, the throaty bittersweet “strapped to a guitar” Fukushuu, the beautifully crafted multi-faceted technotronic Tsukigime-hime, and oh so much more, and ahhh I am in love again with Tokyo Jihen.

I secretly had my doubts how this concept would work, but damn it, they pulled it off flawlessly.

Download Track:
Tokyo Jihen – 10 – Tsukigime-hime mp3 ( http://www.sendspace.com/file/1hbot1 )
Tokyo Jihen – 02 – Mirrorball mp3 ( http://www.sendspace.com/file/y5nbew )


4 Preview Clips for Variety.

September 10, 2007

Tokyo Jihen (東京事変) – Kronekodow (黒猫道; Road of the Black Cat)

Tokyo Jihen (東京事変) – Tsukigime-hime (月極姫; Monthly Princess)

Tokyo Jihen (東京事変) – Metro (メトロ)

Tokyo Jihen (東京事変) – Kingyo no Hako (金魚の箱; Goldfish Box)


Cover for Variety released

August 21, 2007

Tokyo Jihen Variety cover
Tokyo Jihen – “Variety” (9/26)

Oddly, the cover doesn’t say “Variety” on it.
Will there be confusion?


Upcoming Tokyo Jihen “VARIETY” Promotion

August 21, 2007

Tokyo Jihen VARIETY promo.

In the midst of the release of ‘Killer Tune’ and the upcoming album ‘Variety’, Tokyo Jihen has a lot of promotions going on. Recently, Tokyo Jihen made a secret appearance as a guest at Hirai Ken’s performance on J-WAVE LIVE 2000+7. Shiina Ringo and Hirai Ken played “Sha la la”, a cover of the band Southern All Stars, and “Killer Tune”, with Izawa and Ukigumo. The show will be broadcast in October.

As well, Tokyo Jihen will be on Music Station on 8/24 , and then Countdown TV on 8/25. As well they will be appearing in numerous magazines. A list of them can be found on Tokyo Jihen’s website. Here is a list of websites currently promoting “Killer Tune” with interviews, PV clips and articles:

Biglobe Music
Show Time
Amazon.co.jp DEEP DIVE