For anyone who hasn’t checked it out yet, Kagrra, have opened up a special page on their OHP in celebration of their 10th year anniversary and they have a lot of things planned in the upcoming months!
Probably the most exciting news for fans, is that the band has two new singles planned! The first will be out on June 16th, and the second in the middle of August. Details are not yet available, but you can be sure we’ll update you when they are!
The band has two special lives and a new tour planned. The first live happened on March 3rd at Shibuya O-WEST.
The next, part two, which is called 「鬼咆」 (Kihou) takes place on June 3rd at Shibuya O-EAST. Tickets are 5250 yen a piece, and regular ticket sales begin on April 24th. Anyone who is part of the fanclub and purchases a ticket through the fanclub will receive a live DVD with footage from the show March 3rd.
The last is a live tour called 「行脚 百鬼夜行～陰～」 (Angya Hyakkiyagyou ~ Kage ~), which kicks off in August. Dates, venues and performance titles are as follows. The performance titles are actually really interesting, the band took a myth or story from the area that they’re performing, and titled the show after that.
・ August 25th @ Mito Lighthouse
-河童の怪- (Kappa no Kai; The Mystery of the Kappa)
・August 26th @ Sendai darwin
-鵺の怪- (Nue no Kai; The Mystery of the Chimera)
・August 28th @ Sapporo KRAPS HALL
-コロポックルの怪- (Korpokkur no Kai; The Mystery of the Korpokkur)
・August 29th @ Tomakomai Ongakukan
-パウチの怪- (Pawci no Kai; The Mystery of Pawci)
・September 3rd @ Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE
-豆腐小僧の怪- (Toufukozou no Kai; The Mystery of the Tofu Youngster)
・September 5th @ HEAVEN’S ROCK Saitama Shintoshin
-袖引小僧の怪- (Sodehikikozou no Kai; The Mystery of the Cuff Rascal)
・September 11th @ Nagoya Electric Lady Land
-大入道の怪- (Oonyuudou no Kai; The Mystery of the Giant)
・September 12th @ Umeda Shangri-La
-茨木童子の怪- (Ibarakidouji no Kai; The Mystery of Ibaraki Demon)
・September 14th @ Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
-海御前の怪- (Umegozen no Kai; The Mystery of the Female Kappa Spirit)
・September 16th @ KYOTO MUSE
-羅城門ノ鬼の怪- (Rashoumon no Oni no Kai; The Mystery of the Silk [Wearing] Castle Demon)
・September 18th @ Nagano LIVE HOUSE J
-八面大王の怪- (Hachimendaiou no Kai; The Mystery of the Eight Faced King)
Tickets to all of the shows cost 4725 yen and go on sale starting July 24th. They also note that preschool-aged children and younger cannot attend…
Another cool thing they have planned is a fanclub trip!
The trip is to Kyoto, and takes place on May 22nd and 23rd (two days, one night). Seems like the band has a lot of cool things planned for those attending:
・ Sight-seeing with the members of Kagrra,
・ A special 10 year anniversary banquet
・ A personal experience in Kyoto! Solo activity with the Kagrra, members (you can choose which member’s “course” you’d like to participate in. The contents are a secret):
Isshi – 「鬼扇～京の都で扇國乱舞～」 (Oni Ougi ~ Kyou no Miyako de Senkoku Rappu)
Akiya – 「京コマ作り体験しよーぜ！」 (Kyoukoma Tukuri Taiken Shyouze!)
Shin – 「お前の力を見せてみろ！」 (Omae no Chikara wo Misetemiro!)
Nao – 「これ魅力！！七味セラピー」 (Kore Miryoku!! Shichimi Therapy)
Izumi – 「THE袋～私の匂い、貴方の匂い～」 (THE Fukuro ~ Watashi no Nioi, Anata no Nioi~)
・ A wrap-up lunch party with Kagrra,
・ A one-on-one photo with all six members
・ Special souveniers for those who participate
Further details will be available on the OHP and in the member’s blogs as the occasion rises.
Going back to the collaborations and accessories, vocalist Isshi, has teamed up once again with Kasuh Koubou to make an original, silver ring.
The ring costs 8500 yen and comes packaged in a specially marked box. Also included is a comment card personally written by Isshi, an original silver cross, and silver number. There is the option for anyone who purchases the ring to have their initials carved into it.
The 10 year anniversary page also has a list of each of the member’s regular programs, so tune in if you’re interested! Note that Nao’s column at Minna @ Soccer will not begin until April.
Isshi – All Night Nippon Mobile, 「Kagrra,一志の妖怪鬼談」 (Isshi‘s Ghost Stories)
Isshi – Cell Phone Site, 「新耳袋」 (Shinmimibukuro), 「音怪」 (Onkai) Column
Nao & Izumi – FM Apple 「渦」 (Uzu), 「道産子牧場」 (Dosanko Bokujou) (Tues @ 11:00pm)
Nao – Cell Phone Site, 「みんな＠サッカー」 (Minna @ Soccer); Column about Soccer
Along with all the information, the special page also has a video message from each of the members, so if you’re a fan make sure you check it out!