Despite having released their latest single “Metabolic Syndrome” in December, Wizard have announced that they have officially paused activities.
Thanks you so much to those who regularly support Wizard. At this time, Wizard are announcing their decision to go on indefinite hiatus. We are truly sorry to those fans and staff members who have supported us since we started back again as well as those who have supported us from when we first formed.
We plan to play a live show at Ikebukuro Black Hole on the 6th of May. Please see this blog for more details.
There isn’t much time left before our last live but each of the members will do their absolute best until the end to thank you for all your unwavering support.
Firstly, I’m sorry to surprise you all with such disappointing news.
I have been with Wizard since 2004 and a lot of time has passed since then. It’s a long time but it’s more than just that. A lot has happened in that space of time. We have been through a lot of hard times along the way but all the choices we made in Wizard and in our own lives were done willingly.
Whenever we can’t overcome a barrier, our hearts bring us through a diversion and we have done that until now. Whatever the way, I’m sure we can cross this barrier this time.
So as of the 6th of May each member will be going their separate ways. I hope you’ll support us in our separate activities.
I apologise, I’m still sorting through the many disappointing, sad feelings in my head.
One year is a short time but it was all happy, enjoyable memories. I’ve been proud to be Wizard’s guitarist for that year. It’s been a treasured life achievement.
I have been given the happiest days and I’m full of gratitude for that. Really, thank you so much.
I hope to meet everyone again someday.
I’m sorry for such a disappointing announcement. It’s sad, disappointing news but there are no hard feelings.
It hasn’t been long since we reformed. I feel so disappointed. But when each of us do meet again I know it will make me happy to play together again. Wizard have been together for over eight and a half years. We’ve had a lot of experiences together. There have been a lot of hard times but each time we have been rescued by the support of our fans, their encouraging words and smiling faces. I really have so many feelings of gratitude for that.
Thank you for everything until we meet again.
It hasn’t been that long since we got back together, but it’s been a really fun year. I have a lot of memories and all I can do is try to express my thanks. We have always had your support. So from all of us, thank you.
After the 6th of May we’ll each be setting off on new paths. I don’t know if we’ll see each other again. But every time I sit back and think about all the great times I’ve had with Wizard, I’ll remembers all the tears and smiles from our fans.
I definitely won’t forget.
Let’s not be disappointed at our last live show. Let’s have fun.
First of all, I’m sorry for the disappointing announcement. One year ago, after taking a break from music I was brought in to play drums for Wizard. I had so much support from our fans. I earned a lot of experience. I have a lot of good memories.
Even though we have had our differences I love Wizard. I know the other members think the same too. So we will do our best when facing our new paths. I will do my best to meet everyone again.
I am really sorry we were only back for such a short time!
We will put all our strength into the 6th of May.
Sad news for fans of Called≠Plan today… It appears that they’ll be disbanding this June.
An important notice from Called≠Plan
Thank you for always supporting Called≠Plan.
As was announced at the live on 4/30, after the 6/13 one-man at Osaka RUIDO, Called≠Plan will be disbanding.
Comments from all members follow below.
After holding our one-man at Osaka RUIDO on June 13, 2013, Called≠Plan will be disbanding.
Called≠Plan was the the first official band I was a part of.
To the me who could do nothing, the me who knew nothing, this band gave me many special things and really helped me grow.
From the fans, I really gained a lot of strength. Thank you so much. As the disbandment draws near, I really think that the fact that we were able to get this far was thanks to everyone’s voices.
The stupidly happy days with both the members and the fans coming together, crying, laughing, building up a lifetime of memories, and everyone who treasures those moments are, I think, something I can brag about.
I am so happy that I was able to meet these wonderful members, and all our fans.
In this remaining one and a half months, with all my power I want to share our gigs with everyone, so until the end, please continue to lend us just a little more of your strength.
Please treat us well.
I’m sorry for making such a sudden announcement.
As we announced at our gig the other day; Called≠Plan will be disbanding after our Osaka RUIDO one-man on June 13.
It has been about three and a half years since we started activities as Called≠Plan. For me, Called≠Plan was like a life itself, and all I have are special memories.
We probably didn’t make music that will change the world, but as long as there is even just one Called≠Plan song that stays and continues in everyone’s hearts, I am happy.
There are only a few gigs left but, I will give all my effort for each and every one of them to become a special gig for everyone.
To everyone who supports Called≠Plan, and to all our staff, thank you so very much.
Called≠Plan started in November 2009.
We have really always been supported by all of our fans.
Disbanding without being able to give anything back was an awfully painful decision.
We started from nothing, and steadily creating songs one by one, before we knew it we had created more than 30 songs.
Not just songs, pictures and videos too, each and every one that we put our everything into, will remain and continue forever.
And to everyone who has loved them, I am extremely grateful.
That I was able to meet these members was also a miracle.
I think there are always going to be regrets in life, but carrying those I want to continue walking forward from now on.
There is only a short time left before the day we disband but, until the very end, we will do our best to be a great band.
It has been decided that after June 13, 2013, Called≠Plan will be disbanding.
To all the fans that have supported us until now, I am really sorry for making this announcement.
There is about a month and a half until we disband… we will be enjoying what’s left with everything we have, so everyone please enjoy the time together with us without regret!
Until the very end, please treat us kindly!
At this time, I would like to apologize for the outcome that we will be disbanding.
The time that I have spend as Called≠Plan’s drummer has been a really short 10 months but, it was a really busy and productive 10 months.
It is thanks to the members and the company, and to all the fans that I was able to have such a wonderful 10 months.
It’s impossible for me to express the full extent of my gratitude.
And about just as much, my feelings of apology.
I’m so sorry.
Everyone, thank you so, so so much.
Source: Members Blogs, vkdb
Sad news for fans of LANDZ today, just after participating in their birthday oneman live on April 15th. They’ve announced that their guitarist Akito will be retiring this May.
Important Announcement from LANDZ:
Thank you to all who have regularly supported LANDZ.
At this time, guitarist Akito will be leaving the band after their live show LANDZ 2ND ANNIVERSARY ONEMAN LIVE「Re:birth」in Takadanobaba AREA on 31st of May. The band members have discussed this many times and have come to this decision together. But it is still a disappointing announcement to make. We deeply apologise to everyone who has supported us until now as well as all the coaching we have received from our staff. We only have a short time left together but your unwavering support has made us happy until the end.
Thank you all so very much.
I’m sorry to all our fans for such disappointing news. Everyone who has supported us regularly at this time has made me happy. But those feelings of happiness aren’t enough to keep going in the band. As for my reason of leaving, I no longer have confidence in playing anymore. It wasn’t these things that made me realise that I had to leave. That can be fatal for a musician, but at the same time continuing would have been cruel towards our fans. So I decided. I could offer fake feelings but I would have nothing to give and I would have nothing left. But reading emails and letters from fans about how much you enjoyed our music and how it made you feel better really held me together. Although I can’t add anything, each live show was seriously fun, even though I didn’t bring anything to the songs. I want to believe that the space we shared was genuine. It’s proof I was part of Landz.
So we all talked about this together as a band and we all decided on my leaving. Thank you to everyone who has given me all their support. I really have so many feelings of gratitude. Nothing else can replace the days I’ve spent in this band. It’s not just the fans but the other band members too. When someone retires from a band, it’s supposed to be sad, but it’s a very good thing that I’m leaving and it’s a silver lining that I’m not going on bad terms. Even though I’m going a different path now, I’m going to do my best and get past every difficulty. Please support me on this. Now that I’ve written my comment my goodbye seems so fast. Let’s make our last live shows together as full of energy as possible. Until the oneman on 31st of May is over, the other band members and I and everyone, we are all part of Landz.
Let’s have fun until the end.
I’m sorry for the disappointing announcement. On the 31st of May our guitarist Akito will be leaving the band. It seems so disappointing and cruel in reality but after so much talking about it, I finally came to accept it. This was the only outcome. I’m sorry for such sad emotions. Listening to talk of Akito leaving, lately the need to escape such painful and sad feelings has been strong. But I have to put my own weak feelings behind me in order to protect Landz. Akito’s leaving is really sad and everyone feels this sadness greatly. But I have to push my sadness aside. Overcome our sadness together. It doesn’t mean that Akito chose his own path in bad terms. Akito has written the truth on that. So as the live show on the 31st of May draws closer, let’s make sure we deliver all our strength to the end.
First of all, I’m so sorry we had to announce this so early in the year. It was very sad to have to get together and talk about Akito leaving. It’s depressing. Akito had become distracted and I wondered if there were a lot of things worrying him. His main objective was to compose music, and I think that he is very sorry to all our fans. But in my opinion, judging by his personality and musicianship, if he had more strength he would continue on. That’s what I think.
Over the past six months Akito has become unrelated from the band. Because of this we haven’t forgotten our friendship or our confidence in making music or onstage. We certainly haven’t forgotten who we are or our reason for being. I want everyone to remember our limited time together with just the five of us. What we did together up until now wasn’t for nothing. So I want our limited time together until the 31st of May to be burned into our memories. That’s my wish.
So towa, Akito, haru, Shin, U-YA, I want us to have ownership of Landz in such a limited time. Please give us your support until our last day together.
I’m sorry for such sad information. Although these sad feelings are strong I would like both the band members and fans to send Akito off with smiles on the live show on 31st of May. I want our remaining time together to be as enjoyable as we can.
I’m sorry that this is such a sudden announcement. I apologise for such trouble to all our fans and staff who have supported us. Of course hearing Akito’s decision to leave the band left me restless and shocked but I have respect for him after we discussed it together. We each have our own paths to walk and we made the best decision for each of us. The time I’ve had with Akito is valuable. These emotions take over and tie us together so that we remaining members will continue our activities. Our time together with all five members is limited. Thank you so much for your unwavering support and guidance until now.
So lets have the best time together at our anniversary oneman.
Akito’s final live will take place at, as mentioned above, Takadanobaba Area. “LANDZ 2nd Anniversary Oneman Live 「Re:birth」” will take place on May 31st, and will cost ￥3000 (￥3500 day of) to attend. Tickets are currently on sale.
Earlier in the week, we talked about スカーレット (Scarlett)’s new consecutive releases and briefly mentioned the departure of their drummer.
■＜An Important Announcement＞
Thank you for always supporting Scarlett.
We have an important announcement for everyone.
We are announcing that after the April 8th solo performance at Hiroshima Namiki Junction,
It has been decided that drummer Tsuyoshi will leave the band.
We sincerely apologize to all staff and all fans who have supported us up until now
For the sudden announcement and for causing any trouble.
As we will welcome a support member starting April 11th,
We would appreciate your continued patronage.
March 15, 2013
Forum Co. Ltd.
First of all, I’m terribly sorry for shocking you with this very sudden announcement of my departure.
I apologize that it’s come to this kind of announcement.
I think it’s difficult to grasp sudden announcements,
So I’m full of apology for all of the fans who have supported me and cheered me on.
There are many reasons for leaving, but a large reason is that my power has really shrunk when I play music.
It’s that I’ve been losing my passion and ambition for music and drums for a while.
I think it would be difficult to move forward in music from here on with feelings like that and I decided to leave.
But having been able to play drums in Scarlett for a long time,
And the things I’ve learned from the people I’ve met — they are and will remain really precious to me so it was a valuable experience.
I think it’s difficult to understand because it’s a personal, selfish decision, but there is a little time left,
So that I have no regrets,
The members of Scarlett, all staff who have helped us,
And more than anything all of the fans who have supported us through the happy times and the hard times –
I’ll hold dear these and everything [else] I encountered during my time Scarlett.
To the staff who have helped Scarlett up until now and to all of the fans,
We deeply apologize for having to make this sort of announcement so suddenly.
Since hearing Tsuyoshi’s intention to leave
We had numerous talks with all of the members and staff.
The result of talking until we could comprehend it was the decision for him to leave.
There is a great feeling of sadness, but it’s by no means a regressive decision;
We feel that together is the very best way to grow.
From here on we’ll walk down separate paths
But would like to support each other.
And from here on Scarlett will be active without stopping.
In order to give everyone even more wonderful music than before.
So as to open up more and more wonderful scenery.
We would like to continue activity with all our power.
April 8th will be the last live with the current members
But from here on we’ll face forward and keep moving along.
We’ll soon have activities while welcoming a support drummer;
Even after this, please continue giving us your unwavering encouragement.
Scarlett Hayato / Shimon / Masaki / Daichi
SwallowtaiL, whom he haven’t heard from in the last long while, have announced that two of their members will be leaving the band, and they’ve pushed back their album.
The following was left on their OHP, as well as comments from the two departing men.
This is a message from SwallowtaiL regarding the departure of bassist Yanagi and drummer Yu-ki.
We are very sorry that we were unable to get through preparations for the first album as SwallowtaiL with four members, and that despite having announced its release for sping we’ve been unable to keep up with our patrons’ expectations.
The departure of the two who have kept up SwallowtaiL’s rhythm section for so long is a shock, and there is no mistaking that the concept of the album, which is still in production, will change greatly.
However, regarding activity from now on, after establishing [a new formation with] Ryuji and Rai and the admission of new members, we will report once again.
Therefore, we would like to kindly ask our patrons who support and cheer on Yanagi and Yu-ki in their new beginnings, as well as all staff members, to give SwallowtaiL your patronage from here on as well.
SwallowtaiL, all members
Comments from bassist Yanagi
Due to personal circumstances at this time, a change of heart, and so on, I’ve decided to leave SwallowtaiL.
I would like to apologize deeply to all the fans who have been looking forward to things from here, and to the staff.
I have faith that Ryuji and Rai, who will continue activity, will build a new SwallowtaiL.
To all the fans and staff, please give them your unwavering patronage.
For me, from here on, I can’t discuss things right now, but I would like to report on it… in some way or another.
If I may ask, please look over me warmly from here on, and thank you so much for everything until now.
Comment from drummer Yu-ki
Please forgive me for the unfortunate announcement for everyone who had been waiting for our activity.
As for the main reason for leaving, it’s that I gradually started lying to myself about facing the same music as the other members. Since it would also mean lying to the music itself and lying to the other members, I couldn’t do it.
And, since I can’t stand on stage with these feelings, I feel like I’d also be lying to all of you, and since I can’t [perform] halfheartedly I decided to leave.
I am not sure about my activity in the future.
Thank you, to everyone who has continued supporting SwallowtaiL.
Some disheartening news for fans of Hi:BRiD today, who recently lost their members Ryu and cray back in January. They’ve announced, that as of April first, they’ve officially disbanded.
Thank you all so much for those who have supported Hi:BRiD in the past.
At this time, Hi:BRiD will be disbanding as of the first of April.
Both our fans as well as our staff have supported us since we reformed, and even since we first started. Thank you all so much and we apologise for having to disband.
This isn’t an April Fool’s joke.
I’ve discovered that this is my only reason for existence.
But I’d rather do it by my own hands.
We have been so unstable for so long as a band, causing everyone so much worry.
I’m really sorry.
But in spite of all that we have come to this decision and I am grateful.
We are connected by a red thread and even though it was only for a short time, we’re still connected.
So we’ll meet again soon.
I pinky promise.
See you later.
We have announced on our OHP that as of the first of April Hi:BRiD will be disbanding.
Thank you for loving us up until now.
But at the same time, sorry.
At the beginning I was terrible onstage, and I am confident that once we break up, it won’t be what our fans wanted at all, but this is the majority decision. Despite that, being Kisara in Hi:BRiD and standing onstage was a precious, happy time.
Although I am no longer Kisara, I am sure we will have the chance to meet again soon.
This probably wasn’t what fans were looking forward to. Drummer Takashi, whom last November had opted out of live activity due to tendonitis, has decided to leave D.I.D and retire from music altogether.
An important announcement from D.I.D.
We have an announcement for our fans
in relation to drummer Takashi’s severe chronic tendonitis that was announced last November.
Regarding the aforementioned matter, Takashi himself
Has no desire to turn back to the world of music until he conquers his condition,
And the outcome is truly unfortunate,
But as a matter of fact, Takashi will retire from the music industry.
During these past few months we have received wishes for Takashi’s return,
Many messages, and letters,
But it is very regrettable that that encouragement cannot be lived up to.
From the March 10th Ikebukuo BlackHole D.I.D. 2nd ONEMAN”the Point of No Return,”
We will continue activities while welcoming a support drummer.
We would like to ask for the increasing support of all of the fans from here on as well.
D.I.D., all members
This one was unexpected, and unfortunately it’s another to add onto our ever-growing list. Announced today, BLACK CAT, three months after losing their drummer Shintaro, have decided to disband this April.
Notice of BLACK CAT’s disbandment
Thank you very much for supporting BLACK CAT for all this time.
At this time, we would like to announce that after holding our one-man performance【re:union of the BLACK】on April 14, 2013, BLACK CAT will be disbanding.
To those who have supported us from our formation until today, as well as to everyone connected to us, we would like to express our deepest gratitude and apologies.
There is only a short time left until we disband, but we as members of BLACK CAT will do our best with everything we have, so we would like to ask for your continued support until the very end.
Lion Kento Zeno Makoto
Their last live, as stated above, will take place on April 14th at Shinjuku RUIDO K4. 「LAST ONEMAN 【re:union of the BLACK】」will cost ￥3000 (￥3500 day of) to attend, and tickets went on sale on February 22nd; e+ will begin on March 1st.
I’m sure none of us were ready for this. As of December 24th, Chemical Pictures officially disbanded.
Thank you so much for always supporting Chemical Pictures.
It’s been decided that Chemical Pictures will disband as of 12/24/2012.
Below are comments from each of the members.
The only thing I’m feeling right now is that I’m really sorry
What should I write here?
I don’t even know if it’s right that I’m writing here at all
In this generation where it’s not rare for groups to disband
I don’t wanna be one of those band guys I see all the time
writing the same things, just looking for sympathy
because the ones who are hurting the most right now aren’t us [members]
but the fans who have believed in us and waited for us all this time
Can we just draw the line here in words without even doing a live?
It really hurts.
There were a lot of conflicts going on in the background
but I really feel that
right now was the best time.
I’m doing a limited-time side project called Kiss My Way right now
but from the beginning we had already decided when it was going to end, and wherever my name
showed up on the blog, or when I greeted staff, I always used the name Chemical Pictures.
As for my personal blog… people told me I should ask Ameba to restore my old blog that had been deleted
and start again
and I’m thinking about doing that
since there are a lot of staff and people that like Chemical Pictures, I want to ask for your advice and strength
I wanted to protect Chemical Pictures the best I could
But in the end I wasn’t able to do it
I’m really sorry.
I’ve been in a lot of bands up until now… but Chemical Pictures and our fans were the ones that saved me the most
so I’m really sorry to betray you all like this now
I’m not gonna say
“I’m gonna continue on with music forever!!
I’ll definitely come back!!”
I can’t say it
because I would regret it so much if it became a lie
This is just how I feel
sometime I want to come together again as these 5 members
and perform a live, even if it’s only once
even if it’s years from now
and even if I’ve already left the music scene and Tokyo for a while
even if no one is there waiting for a band that ended like us
If it’s possible
I wanna do it someday
Please give us a chance, even if it’s just for one stage……
It would be awesome if we could have a live
just like the one at West on 6/22, the 5 of us
Lastly, I won’t forget the times we spent together
they feel like treasures for someone like me
I don’t want to taint these treasures any more than I already have
So I can protect these memories
I promise now that I won’t do anything half-heartedly anymore
Which is why I don’t know whether or not I can really continue to do music
If I ever do have something grand to announce to you, know that it will be a band Taira Kazuhiro is seriously putting his whole life into
It’s been about 2 years since I’ve been with Chemical Pictures. 2 years that seem both long and short at the same time.
All of the various experiences, meeting new people, doing things I had never done before– they all came and went so quickly.
There are a lot of things I regret, but I also feel very satisfied with everything.
The fact that I was able to do everything that I did is thanks to all of the staff and other members of our label, and more than anything thanks to the Pictures that have loved and supported us until now. Thank you so much.
If Chemical Pictures or our music was able to support or motivate you in your lives even a little bi, then I’m happy.
It was a short but seemingly long time together, thank you so much.
It’s been about 4 years since we started off as Chemical Pictures, and from the announcement of our activity pause after the live in June to now, 6 months later, we’ve come to this decision. For all of the people who have been waiting for us to come back, I feel incredible sorry about what we might have put you through.
For people feeling angry, and people we’ve cause trouble for, and for everyone else, I’m really sorry from the bottom of my heart. I really apologize.
Although we should part as Chemical Pictures in a positive light, facing forward, we feel that we couldn’t bring out the energy to live up to becoming a greater band than we were before.
If we were to reset everything, and have each of us live and grow in our own way, and then the 5 of us meet again someday in some form, I think that would be the best option for each of our lives.
Until now we’ve been taken care of by so many people, and including the friends who have left the band in the past, and Taira-kun, Shiun-san, Hirai, Taku, and all of the fans who have supported us– it’s thanks to you that I selfishly made it to this point. I’m thankful for the amazing times we were able to spend together. Thank you so much.
Chemical Pictures / Saijou Yousuke
Like the announcement said, Chemical Pictures will be disbanding from today.
It would be impossible for me to say everything I want to say in words.
but this was a decision that we all made, so we each felt like we had to say something,
it’s true that there have been a lot of things going on, and we’d been talking about disbanding for a while now.
But we felt like we should keep going even if there was a tiny possibility that it would work out
Disbanding was a decision that we made between the members, and through countless talks with our company.
Sorry for drawing out our hiatus and then betraying everyone that was waiting for us with this disbandment.
It’s pointless to write things that I don’t mean here,
so I’ll just say that even though there were a lot of regrets, I really felt like we did our best to complete some amazing albums.
Sorry for not being able to convey my thoughts well in words.
Chemical Pictures / Nonaka Taku
Sorry that it had to end up this way.
A band is an assembly of individuals that have their own various thoughts, ideas, and actions.
And they should all aim to achieve the same goal together.
It’s thanks to the support from the fans(Pictures) that we came this far.
It’s thanks to the staff and people around us and their support that we came this far.
Thank you so much everyone.
This isn’t a breakup because of conflict within the members, so someday I’m sure we’ll all meet again if our wavelengths come together.
For now this is our decision.
Let’s meet again someday.
Translations by Alicia
Some sad news for DecoLa Hopping fans today… After the release of their latest single, they’ve announced they’ll be disbanding this coming April.
An important notice from DecoLa Hopping.
Thank you for always supporting DecoLa Hopping.
We started activities in April 2008, and the current members have been together since January 2011, about two years.
We have been active as a unique band unlike any other, with a musical style that is a fusion of female vocals and digital and metal sounds.
However, as a result of discussion among the members as to what course to take in the future, it has been decided that we will be disbanding after our last one-man performance at Nagoya HEART LAND on April 21, 2013.
This is the result of much discussion among the members, but we wish to extend our deepest apologies tho everyone who has supported us.
There are only a few activities remaining, but the members of DecoLa Hopping will continue will all our strength, so please continue to support us to the end.
-The members of DecoLa Hopping
Their last live will take place at Nagoya HEART LAND on April 21st. Currently no other details have been announced regarding the live, but we’ll keep you updated.
Source: OHP, vkdb
2012 is proving to be a turbulent year for Solaris.★. After the departures of Shizuku and Yoku last spring, the band now faces another change to their line-up after the announcement that bassist Sena and drummer Rio will also leave their ranks.
Both members posted messages to their blogs explaining this decision:
We had our one year anniversary oneman today.
Did everyone have fun?
Thank you to all our fans that didn’t make it
And to everyone who made their way to the live house too.
I almost didn’t want to go onstage
And face everyone.
It was difficult to cure.
I have two important announcements to make today.
First of all
Rio will be leaving the band on the 4th of November.
And I should add that I’ll also be leaving too.
Both Rio and I have discussed our options, and throughout each talk we couldn’t be persuaded to stay.
Rio hasn’t had a fight with the other band members; he loves the drums and making this decision was very difficult for him.
And now my reason.
Of course I went onstage.
But still, I thought my fingers needed more recuperation.
I think my injury has been a lot of trouble for a lot of people,
To fans, band mates and staff.
Up until my retirement, you’ll regularly get messages backstage like
“We’ll wait as long as it takes for Sena-kun!”
“Get better soon so we can have our Sena-kun back.”
Thank you so much. These messages made me really happy.
But there would be a huge pain in my heart if I didn’t decide to retire from the band.
That’s why I can’t turn back.
Everyone who’s waited for me won’t understand why I’m leaving.
I think there are some people who will realise that it’s these messages that are the reason why I’ve made this decision.
I haven’t said how much I want to heal and recover quickly.
It’s hard to understand another person’s feelings.
And I think time has passed too much.
Of course no one says things like that out loud.
The band was happy
And so was I.
At the instore event, I’d just had an operation on the bone.
I went to walk outside and my hand was sweating, and I wish I didn’t because bacteria got in and it got infected.
I shouldn’t have gone outside.
I really am so sorry I did.
Today, I have to accept I’m not Sena anymore.
But it was such a fun year up until today.
There were a lot of frustrating moments
A lot of obstacles
A lot of help from other people
A lot of failures
There were a lot of people scolding and getting scolded at
There were tears and laughter
I kept this blog and wrote down as much as I could so I’d remember it all.
Looking back, I won’t focus on the frustrating things, but I’ll concentrate on only the good memories.
Why do I keep writing really sad, serious things?
I don’t even know.
Solaris will continue without me after I leave.
Please, everyone – fans and band members- laugh, shout, make brilliant memories at lives together.
Riru’s favourite phrases are “Scandal!” and “have you got a spare cigarette, Sena-kun?”
He’s saved me from a lot of situations. Thanks.
Sorry about the circumstances.
Chihiro is very level headed but he comes out with surprising things at times.
When we’re all out drinking together he’ll tell us a ghost story, then bang on the window and say it’s a witch or something lol.
Yuu-chan is like the cute younger brother. I remember when it rained he’d always be late and run in face pale, apologising with a laugh. Me and Rio would always tell him that he had to be more serious or he’d get in trouble, or that this song doesn’t start with running. He just found it funny lol.
I can’t say Rio is anything else but really selfish lol. But we always have such funny exchanges that always put me in a good mood.
But that’s not all.
He’ll always give advice when we have serious talks. We’re not just band
mates, but at the same time really close friends.
And lastly, Shizuku.
When we announced about my fingers, I got a lot of worried messages, and you talked with me about what I should do with the band. Thanks for putting up with all the bother and annoyance.
You surpassed my expectations and hopes
Without saying much.
If my fingers ever heal
I won’t go onstage with another visual kei band.
I won’t join another band.
After two years with Solaris I’m a little tired.
I feel both lonely and frustrated that I have to leave, but at the same time I feel free from the pressure.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions from people asking how old I am.
So I’m going to say now.
I’ll be 25 on my next birthday.
I’ve also gotten a lot of questions asking about my job.
Because of the state of my fingers now,
I’m going into temporary retirement.
Thanks for all the memories up until now.
It was fun.
I met a lot of different people, and I was able to think realistically and learn so much.
So this is my last blog post.
I’ll become a musical salary man (after my leave of absence).
Thank you all so much for all your cheering, support and encouragement.
My sentences are a bit off.
I need help.
I can’t put all this into better words.
But this is okay, right?
I have an important announcement.
First of all, on the 4th of November, I will be retiring from the band.
I haven’t come to hate the band
And there is no resentment or bad feelings towards me and the other members.
Because of family circumstances, I have to choose between them and continuing with the band.
And it hurts that I have to choose to leave Solaris.
We only have a little bit of time left together.
Let’s do as many lives as we can together and have as much fun as we can.
Source: vkdb, member’s blogs
Translated by: Shattered-Tranquility.net’s vii-vii
Lulu announced his departure from THE GALLO back in February. About three months later, on June 2nd, he completed his last show as the band’s guitarist, and the following day, a lengthy explanation about his departure was posted to his blog. It’s been a couple weeks, but this is definitely worth a read for fans of the band, considering straightforward, earnest explanations are often hard to come by when a member leaves a band.
It’s me. (Ｗ∞・V)ﾉ
Thank you to everyone who went to our oneman live yesterday. (*´ω｀*)
And thank you to the other members and to all our staff too. ★
Well done, Jojo!
The surprise was a success, lol. ヾ(o゜ω゜o)ノ゛
It’s all over.
It really really was
The best nightmare ever.
I got everyone’s cute letters. ★
It’s going to be hard being in the shadows, lol.
But I’m happy.
Thank you so much.
And thank you for everything else that was sent in.
My room looks like a liquor shop or a sweet shop lol.
I will never forget the space in my life that we have experienced together
From north to south,
People came to see us from so far away.
Did you all get home safely?
Thank you for coming so far to see us one last time.
My friends and everyone I get on well with came too.
It made me so happy! Thanks! (*・д・)
When I went outside I had no time for anything but be photographed.
I must look so flushed in everyone’s eyes.
Meeting all our fans
as THE GALLO’s guitarist
I feel so proud.
It’s been about three months since we announced my retirement on 29th of February.
Before I left, I honestly felt so lonely.
But for the sake of the tour
I put my own feelings aside and tried not to think about my decision.
Up until the end lives were really fun then.
They were saved.
I lied about my reason for leaving. I don’t know if it’s a long story. (*・д・)
People are saying I’m sick or getting married
Everything good and bad has been said about it, lol.
It’s hard to explain in a few words
And I’ve been talking a lot now.
I’d been talking about a lot of different courses of actions
All to do with me
as a guitarist
But those ideas seemed unformed.
Of course I practiced, but my skills didn’t get any better than anyone else’s.
I had to get out of this weird loop
and just reset one day.
I’ve been thinking about that for really most of last year.
I thought a lot about this situation within while I continued with THE GALLO, but the band didn’t feel like a plus.
That’s how I started to think.
When the previous band broke up and I started playing with THE GALLO
I felt then that THE GALLO would be the last band I’d ever play in.
When THE GALLO first began
I was genuinely in the very centre of it all
Soon it became so much so that I couldn’t change anything.
I didn’t want to be the one important tie in THE GALLO.
I don’t know if it’s all or me, but I made this decision with a heavy heart.
For three years and one month THE GALLO was my everything.
I have such emotional attachment to our songs.
It wasn’t always fun having friendly competitions between the five of us, but that time really shone out.
To say I don’t have any regrets or reluctance in leaving would be a lie.
Do I really want to do this?
What if I had more time?
There are a lot of “what ifs” floating in my head.
But if I don’t go through with this decision, I’ll never see or feel that future.
A lot, a lot to think about.
I don’t think this decision’s a mistake.
At yesterday’s live
Enrique was waiting in the stage wing just in case anything should go wrong and he would be needed.
Samoji made sure there was no trouble at all and that everything went well.
Enrique’s been our assistant for over three and a half years.
At last, everyone got to hear Enrique’s voice.
It was like fulfilling a dream and becoming a Tokyo Cinderella.
My eyes were streaming, lol.
Samoji, Enrique, thank you! (*´ω｀*)
Afterwards, everyone listened to what I had to say.
As usual, without fail, lol.
Even though I’ve just written that THE GALLO will be the last band I’ll be in,
it only just now looks official, I think.
My plans to become a normal person.
Since the announcement of my decision,
I haven’t thought about the meaning of it when I was onstage.
I’m not thinking about how I’m going to get rid of my equipment now.
I don’t know if I’ll change so much that I’ll never be able to play in session bands.
But don’t hope for that, lol.
Hmmm, I’ll let you all know what I do, whatever it is. ★
From now on Ill stat working regular jobs, I think.
I can honestly say I don’t know how much or how often I’m going to update my blog.
I’m going to move too, but when, I don’t know yet.
I guess I’ll be keeping my account until then.
So, I’ll definitely update with new changes and information. ヾ(o゜ω゜o)ノ゛
But anyway, it really was brilliant up until yesterday.
It’s all things that have been said before, but
I couldn’t continue up until now if it wasn’t for everyone.
I can’t thank you enough with just those words.
Really, thank you.
It really was amazing playing with everyone.
The next time you see THE GALLO
I won’t be there
But please give them all your love
That’s what will give them strength.
Wow, this is really long, lol.
I started writing this about two and a half hours ago. (´ω`)
I’ve you’ve read up until here – thanks! ★
I don’t know how I managed to keep writing.
To everyone I love,
I wrap you up in all my love and gratitude for everything up until today. ★
2012.06.04 THE GALLO Lulu
Translated by vii-vii
Source: Lulu’s blog
After their “WORLD end’s GALAXY” Tour Final at Shinjuku Blaze on 8/26,
Lolita 23q will be going on an indefinite activity pause.
With all of our soul and life, we want to give birth to music that only Lolita 23q can,
and through all the lives we’ve performed and the music we’re written over the years,
and the feeling that we’ve done our duty to the V-rock scene as a band,
we’ve decided to pull the curtain after our 8 years of history up until now.
This is a decision we made so that each of the members can go on and shine in our
own lives and music careers from now on.
To all the fans and people who have supported us,
thank you for all of the love, all of the memories, and all of the amazing scenery you given us.
Lolita 23q, Soshi, Ryuto, Yu-ki, Ryosuke, BAN
To everyone supporting Lolita 23q.
There are probably people who have already seen the announcement on our OHP,
but we as Lolita 23q have decided to go on an indefinite activity pause.
Since entering the band, I’ve received a ton of support both as a vocalist and as a person, and I’ve learned so much.
I’m honestly full of thanks.
Even though I entered late into a band that already had an 8 year long history,
and I was only a part of it for a short period of that time,
it was without a doubt the greatest time of my life so far.
Through the adversity of coming into the band late, I was supported by the members,
and before I knew it they became my irreplaceable family.
That’s what I’m gonna take all of the left over love I received from Lolita 23q
and keep it in my heart, and use it to persevere through my music career from here on out.
We’re gonna face the rest of our remaining lives events and tours with full power
and carve them into our hearts until the activity pause begins.
So until the day of our activity pause comes, we hope you’ll be watching over us.
Up until now
Thank you so much for all of your love.
I love you too.
To all of the people who support Lolita 23q,
We’ll be going on an indefinite activity pause. Just like what’s written on our OHP, our reason for doing it was so that we could use our 8 years of music experience to move onto the next big step. When we discussed this among the members, we realized that we had served our purpose and it was time to move on.
We’re a band of 5 members, but one single living thing.
It wouldn’t have been right to just keep going because we’re good friends and it’s really fun, but I think it’s actually because all of our members are really serious about music that we were able to come to this conclusion.
I’m proud that I was able to go from just being a kid who idolized guitarists, to one who started learning to play the guitar, to the person that became a member of Lolita 23q, to the person making this announcement at this very moment. Thanks to all of the support from the fans, I was able to do so many amazing things. And have so many awesome experiences. That’s while I feel so sorry to the fans for making such an impromptu announcement about this. I really thought that Lolita23q would continue on eternally…
All of us members are really close, and we all want to keep making music together, but it looks like it’s not gonna work out like we wanted it to.
But we all think of this decision as a positive one, so even if it’s selfish of us, we hope that you’ll be with us until the very end.
We’re gonna tear up the stage and give it all we’ve got in our remaining time together.
Like it said in the announcement, Lolita 23q have decided we will be going on an indefinite activity pause after our tour finishes.
As far as our compatibility as a band and the direction we take with our music, we members still feel just as we always have.
But we feel like we need to face what’s more important, and repair some part beyond all of that.
And, after carefully thinking through our stance and our music, we decided that we’ve accomplished everything we meant to as Lolita 23q.
Because it’s something so precious to me I feel that I was able to make this decision, but it’s really hard to convey those feelings in words.
I’ve been saved so many times by all the fans’ support and messages.
Thanks to you, the amount of confidence I have in myself now is simply incomparable to what it was when we first started out, and this is a decision we made with those precious feelings in mind.
Being able to change yourself is proof of being alive
I want to keep on challenging myself in life until I’m absolutely satisfied, that’s the truth.
I love all of you fans that supported us, and I love everything we created as Lolita 23q.
Thank you so much!
It was an amazing 8 years.
Our group that started off as a simple session band has grown into a band loved by so many people, Lolita 23q.
All of these countless memories feel like they’re something we’ve just recently accomplished.
This band has without a doubt become my flesh and blood.
All of the music we’ve created, all of the stages we’ve stood upon, all of the people we’ve met, they’re all irreplaceable treasures.
We became these 5 members, recklessly wrote our songs and played our lives, and then completed what we should call our album “WORLD end’s GALAXY” which would be considered the culmination of that, and the feeling of accomplishment we had as we brought all of that together as the 5 of us, made us feel that we’ve conquered what we set out to do as Lolita 23q.
As the words “indefinite activity pause” suggest, this summer the curtain will descend on the legend that is Lolita 23q.
I can’t even see anymore.
But one thing I wanna get across, is that the great legend that you and us created together definitely won’t vanish.
“Present” and “Past” and “Future,” it will exist eternally.
Just like a great artist’s works are remembered forever in history, just like the moonlight and the starlight continue keep shining brightly on in the night sky, the times we’ve shared together and the music we’ve played will all continue to live on.
That’s all I wanted to tell you.
And to everyone who supported Lolita 23q throughout our history in the last 8 years,
Thank you so much for always being by our side, and always giving us your support.
No matter how much I try to convey my thanks to you, words will never be enough to express how I feel.
So please come and see us one last time.
Please give us just a little bit more of your time.
I want to make it the most beautiful climax to this great legend we’ve created together.
The legends of end of the world and the ever expanding milky way galaxy, the world of dreams and illusion we’ve inlaid there, the real-world emotions that will soon unfold, let’s create them together, that’s my wish.
And I’ll continue treading on this most beautiful and magnificent path of music.
I gave my everything to Lolita 23q.
And because of that, I hope that all of the people I was able to meet will be able to find their own happiness.
Thank you so so much for loving Lolita 23q.
I love you from the bottom of my heart.
I want to tell you how much you’ve made me smile and given me great memories.
Lolita 23q is undying.
I hope it’s a band that will always remain in your heart.
And thank you.
Let’s make our never-ending legend one that will make you smile.
I’m gonna start tomorrow off with a smile, so if there’s anyone out there feeling down, let’s move forward together, ok?
Let’s take each other’s hands, and make Lolita 23q into the greatest band ever, that you can say you love proudly!!
I’ll be waiting for you!
Source: OHP, members’ blogs
Translation: Shattered-Tranquility.net’s Alicia
Sad news for nil admirari fans. The band, who started their activities in January, announced last week that drummer 那捺 (Nao) would be leaving them after their May 14th live at Takadanobaba Area.
Although the live was yesterday, fans might like to read the members’ comments about this decision. Translation was provided by Shattered-Tranquility.net’s vii-vii.
We are truly sorry for this disappointing announcement.
After being playing together for four months and knowing him for eight, we have shared so many emotions together with Nao.
With the existence of our fans, both myself and the other members will be able to overcome this dark wall that blocks us now.
We all don’t share the same values we did when we first started and unless we are unified in our opinions, we can’t respect each other and continue to work towards our goal together.
But coming to this decision of Nao leaving was not easy and it took a lot of discussion.
But Nao wants to do things that differ from what the rest of us want. It was a difficult decision to come to.
Us remaining members have decided that we will all treat Nao’s leaving with smiles, as a positive thing.
So, we would like fans to not cry, but smile during his last live on the 14th of May.
We will always watch over Nao fondly and we would like our fans to help support him in what he does.
In the four months that nil admirari have been together, we would like to thank you all for your support. I don’t know if it’s a bad thing for our fans that Nao is leaving but
I sincerely think that in order for us to keep playing the music we make, we all have to be in it and agree together.
It wasn’t a fight or argument that made us come to this decision,
We’re not going to backspace, but advance. Nil admirari has certain values to being nil admirari, and Nao has certain values to being Nao. That’s why I think this decision is for the best in order for everyone to keep going.
For everything up to now, thank you Nao and nil admirari.
I’m sorry for the disappointing announcement,
It must be very confusing for our fans.
Nil admirari has been together for only four short months. Working with Nao has brought us both joys and sadness.
We can’t replace someone who is so important to us as a group, and even talking about Nao’s leaving has been too sad to think about.
But we came to this difficult decision in our last meeting, and with Nao’s determination and honesty we were able to let him go with our respect.
Thank you all so much, but I don’t think we can continue as the nil admirari we are now without the four of us.
I will be officially leaving nil admirari on the 14th of May.
Lately I don’t know what I would have done without all the support of my band members and our fans. I want to continue playing with nil admirari for more than four months, but I also want to do my own thing.
We have all talked together many times, but it was decided that the best solution was for me to leave.
I don’t think of this as a retirement, but as a graduation.
I cannot be myself and play with nil admirari .
I face my graduation thinking of the things I want to do.
I’ll still continue working as a musician though, of course.
I have only a short time left with the band, so let’s do our best as members and fans to make it the best time together!!
Source: OHP, visulog
Translation: Shattered-Tranquility.net’s vii-vii
Earlier today, we posted about Secret Sign going on an indefinite activity pause after Kana’s departure. Thanks to Shattered-Tranquility.net’s vii-vii, we now have the translation to the members’ comments about this decision.
I will be retiring from Secret Sign after our live on the 16th of April.
I have discussed it with the other members and it kept coming to the same conclusion, so I will be going on indefinite hiatus from Secret Sign.
It’s an unfortunate announcement and for that I am very sorry.
But I will continue musical activity.
Lastly, I will stand with Mako and Katagily on stage until the end and do my best to watch over them.
Thank you so much to everyone who supported us and our staff as well.
We’re sorry for such an unfortunate announcement.
Secret Sign has always had three members
And with Kana leaving
We could not continue with any other person as replacement.
So we talked about the future and we came to the decision to go on indefinite hiatus.
I’m so sorry about the sudden announcement to everyone who supports us.
We each will, of course continue to make music.
But if we don’t meet again in the future, thank you all for the time we had together.
Thank you so much to everyone who keeps supporting us up until now.
We couldn’t find another way to continue on together with the three of us.
We have only a short time to play together and that might be the only time we have.
Being in a band is difficult and frustrating.
So, to all our fans, I’m sorry and disappointed about his decision but I really am sorry.
We had a very short running as a band, but thank you to everyone who supported us throughout.
Please look out for the three of us in the future.
Translated by: Shattered-Tranquility.net’s vii-vii
Yesterday, we posted about Raphael’s two-day revival lives. As promised, here is YUKI’s message!
I first thought about performing again when I went by myself to visit Kazuki’s grave.
It took a long time to be able to convey my thoughts to the other members,
but when I took that time with both Yukito and Hiro together,
we were finally able to set up the steps for what’s to come this spring.
There are still a pile of issues to go through concerning how we’re going to go about doing this[revival performance],
but right now, as the person who’s promoting all of this,
I feel like I’m really putting everything that I am at stake,
so please be there for us, and support us until the end.
“Feelings never wither away. Not forgetting, and forcefully dragging something along are different”
We’ve been rescued countless times by all of the love we feel from our fans,
and you’ve taught us how to be brave and live one in this world of music.
So this time I’ll become the guide, to pay back the favor,
and bring about a time for “settlement” for all the people we’ve met up until now.
It’s been 13 autumns since that day.
I’ll do my best to find a settlement for me.
So that we can continue to live on together.
Source: OHP, Natalie
Translated by: Shattered-Tranquility.net’s Alicia
cali≠gari Announce “Hiatus” on Haitus
On the 4th of April Japan time, cali≠gari have updated their official site with an announcement titled “Important information regarding our hiatus”, almost ten years since their major debut.
cali≠gari went on indefinite hiatus in 2003, temporarily resuming activities in April 2009. After the announcement, the band played a vigourous battle of the bands tour titled “Chikashitsu” as well as Budoukan.
“In spite of our hiatus, we’ll be using every trick in the book to continue activities,” the band commented regarding their latest hiatus, which certainly is an announcement about their continuation in activities. “Thank you to everyone who was so easily fooled. We’re taking a hiatus from our hiatus.” cali≠gari were making their major debut when their contract with Victor Records ended. Since then they have announced that they have temporarily returned to being an indies band for the time being.
cali≠gari have established a new fanclub entitled “Kyakushitsu no iryouzei” and have announced a tour of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka called “Tour 2012 “Tadaima indies? Sayonara Victor?” Tickets for the tour can be preordered though their fanclub.
Tour 2012 “Tadaima Indies? Sayonara Victor?”
2012/8/23（Wed）Tokyo Shinkiba STUDIO COAST
OPEN 18:30 / START 19:30
2012/9/13（Wed）Aichi Nagoya BOTTOM LINE
OPEN 18:30 / START 19:00
2012/9/14（Fri）Osaka Nanba Hatch
OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00
General Release Date：2012/6/9（Sat）
Translated by: Shattered-Tranquility.net’s vii-vii
We’ve posted a few times about the release of Misaruka’s new album, “Episodes-Merrow” that is coming out on May 2nd.
On March 23rd, the band opened up a special section on their website for the release! The special page explains some of the background behind four of the songs from the album.
We thought that Misaruka fans might be interested in reading a little bit about what their upcoming album has in store, so Shattered-Tranquility.net’s translator vii-vii has translated the descriptions!
Check them out and let us know if this makes you look more forward to the songs that are coming out!
This song develops the ending of the Classic “The Little Mermaid” by H.C Andersen, and differs from the mermaid fairytale.
In the original story the feelings of each of the characters aren’t developed on, but in this song we express their thoughts and feelings.
This song is for anyone who has ever read between the lines of this story.
Just like the title suggests, this song has a court jester motif.
Although the jester’s existence was as a laughingstock to people, the jester is the only one who has the liberty to face the king or queen and say or do rude things.
To keep in the prince’s favour, the jester always tells jokes and performs acrobatics in costumes; the clown everyone laughs at.
But on his own he is always crying. What will he do to keep the witch smiling?
The song title and theme are derived from a mermaid.
The mermaid is a beautiful figure who sings with an enchanting voice when people first come across her, but sailors have feared her because of her ability to cause storms.
A prince falls in love with a mermaid, and in order to see her one more time, he gets a witch to take her voice so he can break the spell of the mermaid.
◇ -Cailleach Rosary-
The song title and motif are derived from the Irish “Cailleach Bheur”, meaning blue witch.
In summer the witch turns to stone, but when winter comes she is transformed to a hag when it snows.
Before he fell in love with the mermaid the prince was in love with the witch. In order to change his destiny and to discover the mermaid’s feelings about him, the prince has to give up his efforts.
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A couple of days ago, we posted about Ap(r)il announcing their decision to disband this June.
At that time, the member’s comments were not posted on their OHP. They have since been posted, and our translator, vii-vii, has translated them for the fans to read.
I realised that Ap(r)il have been together for almost four years.
I’m leaving a band that let me express myself, write so many great songs and sing them with the other members.
Everyone who has supported out live shows and music, loved us and supported us.
Thank you so much.
Even though there are a lot of important people who have supported us, we are sorry we have come to this conclusion.
Even though my view of life is going to change dramatically and that worries me,
I’ll look back on how I’ve grown these past four years.
I haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do in my next life.
I think after the next three months, the last four years will hit me all at once.
Let’s keep smiling until the end.
Since we met and formed the band four years ago, we’ve gained the support of so many fans. I have so much feelings of thanks and gratitude towards them.
We decided together to disband on a positive note.
Let’s spend the remaining time we have together!
I’m sorry that we are disbanding.
Each of us have slightly different visions of the future, so for that we have decided to each move on.
Let’s all have fun and enjoy our last moments together until the end.
Thank you for all the times we met together.
We’ll see each other one last time with smiling faces.
Everything has a beginning, and with every beginning there’s an end.
Choosing to end like this is a painful and lonely decision.
But when we all talked about it together we all agreed that it was what we wanted.
We have two and a half months left together.
I don’t know what I’ll do. But I know I want to keep doing something to do with music.
We will keep playing the same music we always have. Please come and see us until the end.
Girugamesh played their final day of their continuous 13 day live eventin Shibuya WWW yesterday, the final live of a thirteen day event.
Each day had a different theme with the theme of the last day being “Tokyo Sadistic day” after the event title. As appropriate for the closing day, the band played songs from their early days with a more raw sound to their later songs which are more established.
Over the span of these thirteen days Girugamesh showed the fans many different themes and costumes, showing fans through the Sadistic tour that “today’s” Girugamesh is still growing and evolving.
From the first concert all the way through Girugamesh played tirelessly. Far from getting tired, they stored energy from the enthusiasm of the crowds and on the closing day each member was overflowing with insanity and energy. Just like any Girugamesh concert, both the band and their fans had such amazing energy and fervour in each of the thirteen days of the event.
Anyone with anything negative to say would be faced with the seriousness of the emotions sparked by each member during the lives.The event resulted in deepening their connection with their fans and expressing just what it is exactly to be Girugamesh.
Girugamesh have announced a battle of the bands tour in May and in July they have also announced the first oneman tour in about a year. The oneman tour will start in Chiba LOOK (FC only) on the 7th of July and end in Osaka UMEDA CLUB QUATRO on the 5th of August, with a total of thirteen dates in between.
＜Girugamesh presents Genkai Giri Giri Taiban Tourー＞
●5/22 (Tues) Osaka BIG CAT
OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30
●5/24 (Thurs) Nagoya Electric Lady Land
OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30
●5/30 (Wed) LIQUIDROOM
OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30
【Ticket Price】￥4,200（Tax・Drink fee not included）
※Preschool children prohibited
【Individual ticket sales】2012/4/14 (Sat)
【Please see the OHP for more information】
[Acceptance period] 3/8(Thurs) 12:00 ～ 3/15(Thurs) 16:00
[Lottery announcement・Payment period] 3/21(Tues) 12:00 ～ 3/26(Sun) 23:59(Bank 15:00)
[Ticket restriction] There is a limit of four tickets per person per concert
Source: Barks, translated by Shattered-Tranquility.net’s vii-vii
For the dates of their Summer one-man tour, check here!