In the News 2013-10


Birthday snapshots

Chihiro at her private party, without any makeup on.


TRICK's theme

"Gekko" has been chosen as the theme of upcoming film TRICK: Last Stage.

New compilation album

GOODBYE TRAIN〜ALL TIME BEST 2000-2012, a new compilation album covering Chihiro's best songs will be released on December 18, in two SHM-CD discs.


Weekly Famitsu talk

Mr. Keiichi Okabe, Sound Director, says he was impressed at how Chihiro infused her heart and soul into "This Silence Is Mine" during its recording. Since each of her songs has distinct colors even when the same melody is repeated, he wanted the first chorus to be fairly simple. And this song was finished just as he wanted.

Mr. Takamasa Shiba, Producer, believed that there should be good chemistry between Chihiro and the Drakengard (Drag-On Dragoon) 3 action role-playing game but was afraid that he might be wrong after all. The promotion video only uses the calm part of the song—which lasts about seven minutes—but after that, it evolves into a typical dynamic Oni song.

While watching the PV, Chihiro was amazed at how well they hid the dynamic part.


Chihiro Onitsuka & BILLYS SANDWITCHES Heart Beat Tour 2014

  1. Billboard Live Osaka: January 13, 2014
  2. Billboard Live Tokyo: January 19, 2014
  3. WWW, Shibuya, Tokyo: February 10, 2014
  4. Nagoyo Club Quattro: February 23, 2014
  5. Gloria Chapel, Christ Shinagawa Church, Tokyo: March 7, 2014
  6. Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo: April 5, 2014

Advance ticket orders will be accepted from October 30.


After the MY Hi-SCHOOL performance

Photo: Chihiro showing a portrait of herself drawn by Minoru Furuya, the author of the comic series Ping-Pong Club.

Natalie's report

Holding a guitar, she started her performance with "あなたとSciencE," a new pop tune in the style of the 1980s. Following the theme of BILLYS SANDWITCHES and two other songs, she danced a monkey dance with a smile and threw condoms at the audience.

In the latter half of the performance, she sang acoustic versions of "HIDE AND SCREAM" and "月光." As she invited the audience to sing "月光" along with her, the entire floor was filled with the chorus of the attendees. When she finished with "愛の台詞," she sprinkled Red Bull over the audience to conclude the 35-minute performance. Most of her comments as the MC were given in English.

  1. あなたとSciencE
  3. If You Want Blood (You've Got It) (AC/DC)
  4. つ・き・あ・い・た・い (RC Succession)
  6. 月光
  7. 愛の台詞


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