Starting from today, Oni will hold autograph sessions in Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka, (and probably) Yokohama. Only those who bought both "Sign" CD and the ULTIMATE CRASH DVD are invited on a first-buy-first-invited basis.
... was aired in a Fuji Television news program. Oni said she is always in love and is fond of good-looking men like Leonardo DiCaprio.
In a TOKYO FM radio program, Oni had a talk with the program's hosts. You can take a peek into the studio at http://www.bb.tfm.co.jp/tfm/countdown/index.html.[03-06-16: Already withdrawn.] (This 7-minute video is part of a simultaneous stream broadcast.) Highlights of her talk:
According to the Official Site, Oni will participate in the "love crescendo vol. 1" concert that will be held at Fukuoka Sun Palace, Fukuoka in August.
Ever After (a Cinderella story).
Source: an FM802 radio program.
This afternoon Oni guested for "Waratte Iitomo", a popular live variety show presented by Fuji Television Network. She said she doesn't have interest in anything other than music.
Tonight she sang "Sign" in "Music Station", a live music program presented by TV Asahi. She sure is running about busily.
Early in this morning Oni sang "Sign" live in a news program broadcast by Fuji Television Network. She looked nervous as always.
According to the Official Site, Chihiro Onitsuka "UNPLUGGED SHOW '03" will be given in August at the Symphony Hall, Osaka (http://www.asahi.co.jp/symphony/symphonyE.html) and Suntory Hall, Tokyo (http://www.suntory.co.jp/suntoryhall/english/index.html). Each of these halls is very famous for its excellent acoustics optimized for classical concerts.
I bought the "Sign" CD and the ULTIMATE CRASH DVD today, one day earlier than their official release. The extra "Tiger in my Love" (special video edition) included in the CD turned out to be the take used for the Kenwood's commercial. Included in the DVD is a bonus track of "BORDERLINE". It was recorded in a studio, accompanied only by Haketa's acoustic piano.
"I'm reading Shuji Terayama's analects.... Try to sing 'Sign' at a karaoke bar. It'll be very difficult. I was surprised to find that."
"Everybody seems wondering if it's a typo for 'Dining / Kitchen'. But it isn't. It's from the film Girl, Interrupted."
... can be viewed at https://www.hithit.com/guestondemand/index.php. (Look for the row 05/14.) [03-06-16: Login required now.]
"I used to pour out my heart in songwriting. With 'Sign', I tried to act as a playwright who shows you a series of pictures." Thank you for the info, triste-san.
Oni appeared in two live programs broadcast from NACK 5 radio station. She talked about the Ultimate Crash concert, "It was a sensation to me, too. (While I was singing,) I was beside myself and I felt as if a tiger were coming out of my body."
Oni appeared in a live radio program broadcast from FM Yokohama. She said she is not going to make a concert tour this year but may have a chance to sing in summer or thereabouts.
Today these two songs were broadcast from BAY FM. It turned out to be a somewhat quiet song (at least superficially) accompanied mainly by an acoustic guitar. "Sign" promotional video has been on the air since the end of April.
... can be found at http://www.nhk.or.jp/midnight/omake03-0508-1.html. It looks like a screenshot from "Mayonaka no Okoku 03" (Midnight Kingdom 03) produced by Japan Broadcasting Corporation.
"Sign" promotional video clip began to go on the air yesterday. According to sources, radio broadcasting also began. A lot of media exposure (including magazines) is planned for the near future.
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