Chihiro reached her 24th birthday today.
Amazon Japan is accepting pre-orders for The Ultimate Collection CD at http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00067SQV2/, and The Complete Clips DVD at http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00069L4XM/.
The name of her disease and the time of her comeback are unknown.
"Sodatsu Zasso" held sixth place on Oricon Daily Top 20 chart yesterday.
A Chihiro Onitsuka special program was aired by MUSIC ON! TV in the middle of last night. It was a medley of her promotion videos: LITTLE BEAT RIFLE, Sign, Beautiful Fighter, the Waltz, and Ii Hi.... Contrary to my expectation, "Sodatsu Zasso" wasn't included in it.
Special programs in commemoration of the release of the new single started. On the media page, a video clip of "Sodatsu Zasso" live performance is available until November 10.
"Message to Chihiro Onitsuka" has been added to the mail page. (Below Name, E-mail address, Subject, and Message fields are Submit (left) and Clear (right) buttons. Up to 6,000 characters without any tags.)
It appears the two versions of "Sodatsu Zasso" CD are identical except for the jacket photo and the color of the label: black for the limited version and white for the regular one.
According to this article, she is not hospitalized because she is not in very bad condition.
According to this morning's Mezamashi TV, the Daily Sports newspaper reports that Chihiro will be off from work until the end of this year.
Tomorrow we will see the release of Chihiro's first CD from the A&M label. There have been no impressive promotion efforts as yet. (See also the Data page.)
SMA makes an apology for the Bokura no Ongaku cancellation on Chihiro's Artist Info page .
"Rainman" lyrics are posted on the official site's discography page.
Chihiro canceled the Bokura no Ongaku - Our Music program expected on October 30 because of poor physical condition. Universal Sigma and SMA are waiting for the doctor's diagnosis. There will be a report in due course.
According to the current issue of Kadokawa Shoten Publishing's CD Data and CD stores' websites, The Ultimate Collection, Chihiro's best album, and The Complete Clips, a promotion video (PV) collection DVD, will be released from Toshiba EMI on December 1.
The Ultimate Collection CD
Digitally remastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York.
The Complete Clips DVD
This DVD will be a complete collection of her promotion video clips released during her EMI days.
Tonight a past scene of Chihiro singing "Sign" was aired in TV Asahi's Music Station Special program. This number was among the love songs picked out by Mika Nakashima, one of her best friends, who showed up live on the stage.
Sound clips are available on the discography page. The image above is the regular edition and the below, the limited edition.
As some of you have already noticed, CRADLE ON MY NOISE - Live Insomnia Video Edition DVD will be re-released by Toshiba EMI at a discount, on November 17. It seems the company hasn't communicated anything about it as yet.
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