January 15th, 2020

AKIHIDE | Yamiyo ni Mau Aoi Tori CDDVD

AKIHIDE's Hoshikai no Shounen now available for digital streaming & purchase

https://open.spotify.com/album/2kupwVQvGSsqW0RZrg6iWR

iTunes Japan

Recochoku

The 2 bonus live tracks that're exclusively available in the CD regular version of Hoshikai no Shounen are excluded ie.

- Yunagi no Parade (from AKIHIDE “SOLO” LIVE 2018 NAKED MOON - X’mas Edition- @ Tokyo's Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall)

- Aozora (from AKIHIDE “SOLO” LIVE 2018 NAKED MOON -X’mas Edition- @ Tokyo's Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall)

Frankly streaming of music online is so lazy . I guess Being still wants fans to buy the physical copies of Hoshikai no Shounen to some extent .

That & the release events AKIHIDE be doing today & this weekend also helps too .
AKIHIDE | Yamiyo ni Mau Aoi Tori

Translated English snippets of Barks' interview on AKIHIDE's Hoshikai no Shounen

Barks yesterday published a long but yet insightful interview that they did with AKIHIDE in conjunction with the release of Hoshikai no Shounen .

_kurosora @ Twitter translated some parts from the interview to English . Not the whole interview is translated but only certain portions that're interesting if not worth noting on .

As with all translations , everything is not 100% accurate give or take .

- AKIHIDE originally created 10 songs for Hoshikai no Shounen prior to the addition of Namida no Umi , Koete & Aozora

- Hoshikai no Shounen story plot this time round is less complicated than Kikai Jikake no Yuenchi -Electric Wonderland-

- Hoshikai no Shounen story plot centres on a man & a woman from their 1st meeting until they had to part ways

- Hoshikai no Shounen story plot conveys AKIHIDE's weakness

- AKIHIDE : Why the male character shut himself & withdraw into a shell and ended up living with the night stars . I composed every song in Hoshikai no Shounen based on this idea

- Album colour concept wise AKIHIDE chose red as to show the fans a different and a new side of him . Another reason is because he wanted the jacket covers to stand out and catch people's attention

- AKIHIDE : I want to convey my views towards life & death . Like when a parting happens and the other person feels like "I have to keep going on , I have to be strong”. It's also 1 of my worries - parting & death and everyone experiences both

- AKIHIDE : My dad died before I turned 30 years old . I thought “he won't be back from the dead even if I kept praying” and I started to make many songs to feel better . This became one of my source of energy or reason behind making songs

- AKIHIDE : Arifureta Monogatari is a song that's related to the story plot in Hoshikai no Shounen but also it's for my fans

1 of the lyrics in Arifureta Monogatari is - Because I met you , you chose me

I can challenge many things in my solo career because of my fans & I can perform because they come to see me

https://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000177294
AKIHIDE | Yamiyo ni Mau Aoi Tori CDLE

Photo - AKIHIDE at FM AICHI's Delight radio studio

A few hours before AKIHIDE will do his 2nd Hoshikai no Shounen release event at Aichi's HMV Sake Event Space , he stopped by FM AICHI's Delight radio studio to promote his new album that's officially out today :

1/15(水)13:30〜 FM AICHI「Delight」
※ゲスト出演(14:40頃の出演になります)
※生放送

http://akihide.com/pc/schedule/schedule_radio_001.html

From FM AICHI's Delight's Twitter :



https://twitter.com/delight807/status/1217338174185197569
BRZ | Yamiyo ni Mau Aoi Tori CDLE

4th week position & sales for BREAKERZ × Detective Conan COLLABORATION BEST

1st week position/sales - number 29 ; 3,298
2nd week position/sales - number 155 ; 528 copies
3rd week position/sales - number 254 ; 201 copies

This week's position/sales - number 268 ; 171 copies

Total 4 week sales - 4,198 copies

http://tieba.baidu.com/p/6443218688

Once again real surprised BREAKERZ × Detective Conan COLLABORATION BEST is still charting on Oricon cos I thought it would leave the Top 300 last week .

And that's the smallest drop of positions when comes to their releases :O
AKIHIDE | Yamiyo ni Mau Aoi Tori CDDVD

AKIHIDE will be featured in ROCK AND READ 088

ROCK AND READ announced online that AKIHIDE will be featured in its upcoming ROCK AND READ 088 issue .

ROCK AND READ 088 will be released on 10th Feb & for AKIHIDE , they did a 20 paged long interview with him in line with the release of Hoshikai no Shounen :O

2/10(月)発売 「ROCK AND READ 088」
ロングインタビュー+撮り下ろし写真 全20P掲載

http://akihide.com/pc/schedule/schedule_magazine_001.html

https://twitter.com/rock_and_read/status/1217378642805739520
AKIHIDE | Yamiyo ni Mau Aoi Tori CDLE

Special interview published on AKIHIDE's Hoshikai no Shounen - Chapter 2

At long last , AKIHIDE's Hoshikai no Shounen is released officially today .

Last week , Being released a special interview pertaining to Hoshikai no Shounen and the interview will have 3 chapters .

Chapter 1 of the interview was released last Wed (https://minlilin.livejournal.com/2618042.html) and today , it's Chapter 2 .

For Chapter 2 , 3 photos are included , inclusive of 1 that already had been uploaded last month (https://minlilin.livejournal.com/2595628.html) .

The other 2 photos :

Behind the scenes creation of Hoshikai no Shounen album covers



Creation of the red guitar that AKIHIDE uses in both the Hoshikai no Shounen album covers & short promotion movie



http://akihide.com/special/7thal_hoshioi/interview_002.html

Chapter 3 of the special interview will be released subsequently in due time .
AKIHIDE | Yamiyo ni Mau Aoi Tori

Photos - some AKIHIDE's Hoshikai no Shounen personalised Namida kun drawings

Some fans today already received their Hoshikai no Shounen copies from Musing , that includes personalised Namida kun drawings done by AKIHIDE himself :

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7VtXpClAm6/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7VlX1wpPwF/

https://twitter.com/NowhereGirl17/status/1221385105240883200
https://twitter.com/Tmoni_moni/status/1217740203894304768
https://twitter.com/shiwa38/status/1217438938320662529

To say the bonus personalised Namida kun drawing Musing decided to give away for Hoshikai no Shounen is 1 of the guys' most unique giveaways to date is an understatement .
AKIHIDE | Yamiyo ni Mau Aoi Tori CDLE

Today's AKIHIDE's Hoshikai no Shounen release event in Aichi details

Today is the official release date of AKIHIDE's Hoshikai no Shounen & to celebrate the release , the 2nd Hoshikai no Shounen release event took place today at Aichi's HMV Sakae Event Space .

For today's & this weekend's release events , the format for the 3 are the same ie.

- Q&A Talk
- Mini Live
- Tokuten Kai

Tokuten Kai details

Purchase of Hoshikai no Shounen at the release event(s) includes 1 event participation ticket .

This time round , 2 different redemption items are made available and they differ , depending if fans purchase the Regular or Limited versions of Hoshikai no Shounen .

Release event redemption item for

Regular Version - Omohide Rokuon Kai

AKIHIDE will perform a snippet of a song from Hoshikai no Shounen on the spot

Song selection choices for today :

- Hoshioi no Shoujo
- Hoshikai no Shounen
- Kuroi Hakuchou

* Fans are allowed to record the song snippet AKIHIDE will play for them
* Only fans' handphones are allowed to record the song snippet . Other IT devices are not allowed
* Re-recording is not allowed should fans' handphones malfunction
* Choice of 3 songs from Hoshikai no Shounen given
* Selection of songs differs at each release event
* Fans are not allowed to do high touch or shake AKIHIDE's hands when Omohide Rokuon Kai is ongoing

Limited Version - Hoshikai no Satsuei Kai

* Fans will take a 2 shot photo with AKIHIDE and both parties will be seated

* The red star props that were used in the Hoshikai no Shounen album & promo shots will be made available

* Being staff will use fans' handphones for the photo taking . Cameras , tablets & other IT devices are not allowed

In rare circumstances if Being staff had problems handling the fans' handphones during the photo taking , fans will be allowed to retake the photo with AKIHIDE for the 2nd time without any penalty involved

Further release event details :

- 2 different types of tickets will be issued in each release event . 1st is Admission Ticket for the mini live , 2nd is Reward Ticket for the handshake event

- Each Admission Ticket will have a serial number printed on it and it will be given at random no matter how early or late fans purchase Hoshikai no Shounen at the release event

- Fans will enter inside the mini live's stage based on the serial number printed on the Admission Ticket

- Each fan will be allocated only 1 Admission Ticket . Reward Ticket allocation is based on how many copies of Hoshikai no Shounen purchased

So if a fan purchased 10 copies of Hoshikai no Shounen (depending on each version) , he/she will get 10 Reward Ticket(s)

- Allocation of Admission Ticket & Reward Ticket are based on 1st come 1st serve basis

Taken inside HMV Sakae :





https://www.instagram.com/p/B7WIzTyFVbL/

Post release event , from HMV Sakae's Twitter :



https://twitter.com/HMV_Sakae/status/1217424074919440384

Nice and this Twitter user took a 2 shot photo with AKIHIDE :

https://twitter.com/aytn_3o/status/1217421133965750272

The next Hoshikai no Shounen release event will take place this Sat at Osaka's TSUTAYA EBISUBASHI 6th Floor Event Space .