After the US and UK releases of We Are X, it is now finally coming out in Japan and is available for preorder. The Japanese release comes in several different options: Collectors Edition 3 Disks or 1 Disk (Blu-ray), Special Edition (Blu-ray and DVD) and Standard Edition (Blu-ray and DVD). All products will be released on October 11th.
All editions include a randomly selected trading card and a full version of the documentary. Special edition also features slipcase & digipak packaging and comes with a 24 page booklet (subject to change), two bonus discs including Japanese exclusive contents such as a documentary featuring Yoshiki’s piano performance at Sundance Film Festival and the special version of We are X shown at the Wembley Arena in London and at the We are X World Tour 2017 in Japan. The bonus discs also contain performances of Kurenai and Forever Love from The Last Live, an interview with members and an unreleased footage collection.
The 1 Disk Collectors Edition features a framed version of the We are X Blu-ray disk, while the 3 Disk Collectors Edition also includes the two bonus disks that are included in the Special Edition, framed.
For a very interesting interview with Stephen Kijak, the director of We are X, see Episode 15 (15 April 2017) of the X Japan Podcast – You can find them on iTunes and Facebook.
Posted: July 18th, 2017
It was announced that 3 more shows will be added to X JAPAN Japan tour. The tour will begin with a charity show in Ishinomaki, one of the areas stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Half of the tickets will be auctioned for charity, and the rest will be for people living in the local area.
- November 28th: Ishinomaki Blue Resistance
- December 1st: Yokohama Arena
- December 15th: Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall
For more details, please check the following websites.
Posted: October 9th, 2015
YES!! The Lunatic Fest. will be broadcasted live on Nico Nico! There will be a 33-hours Lunatic Fest. special, starting with the first band on 27th at 10:30am. There will also be special interviews with the participating bands as well as reports from the venue. Between the live streamings, music videos and other footage of the bands will be shown. Unfortunately, parts of the 33-hours special will be for paying members only, but at about 4$/€ a month, it’s worth considering it.
On June 27th X JAPAN’s appearance will be from 5:35 pm. LUNA SEA’s will be from 7:05 pm and 7:00 pm the next day.
10:30 am Live from the festival
9:00 pm Various music videos of participating bands
10:30 am Live from the festival
7:00 pm LUNA SEA live on stage (only first song)
7:10 pm End of broadcast
Source: Niconico, LUNA SEA Inc.
Posted: June 15th, 2015
After the great success of YOSHIKIs dinner shows last year, there will be two dinner shows again at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo on August 14th and 15th.
Several details have already been announced: YOSHIKI will play both X JAPAN’s and his solo songs with a quartet. Additionally there will be a YOSHIKIMONO fashion show. For the physical well-being, a full-course French meal will be served, supervised by YOSHIKI. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase limited products and also take part at a charity auction of YOSHIKI’s personal items. On top of that, every guest will be given YOSHIKI wine and other presents.
EVENING WITH YOSHIKI IN TOKYO JAPAN 2015
• Date: August 14 (Fri) / 15 (Sat)
• Open: 18:00
• Dinner Start: 19:00
• Show Start: 20:00
• Venue: Grand Hyatt Tokyo
• Ticket: 86,400 yen
Source: YOSHIKI mobile
Posted: June 2nd, 2015
Toshl held a dinner show on April 29th at Hotel New Otani in Tokyo, and announced some plans in the near future during the show.
• New fan club will be launched on May 13th
• Niconico Toshl channel will start on May 17th
• Sanrio will produce “Toshl My Melody”
• Rock concert “Manatsu no Yoru – Toshl Rock Matsuri” will be performed on July 20th at Akasaka BLITZ
Toshl showed the audience some rough sketches of “Toshl My Melody” which is wearing sunglasses and has wings on its back. According to him, Yoshiki is hoping that “Yoshikitty” and “Toshl My Melody” will perform together.
At his upcoming rock concert, it seems Toshl will perform with young musicians again as he did in the rock concert last year. He will also play X’s old songs that Yoshiki might not be able to play anymore.
Posted: May 1st, 2015