The B'z Hype Topic! (The 30th Anniversary Is Here!)

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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! ("B'z International Showcase" Now Open! Come Help Us Translate a Video to *YOUR* Language!)

Postby CrimsonDragon » March 26th, 2017, 8:57 pm

Things have been quiet, but B'z has revamped their site and there may be a fan club only CLUB-GYM coming soon! Now that both members have finished their solo activities for early 2017 (new albums and tours), B'z should be back soon! ;D

By the way, I'm loving their solo albums. INABA / SALAS really made some catchy tunes, while Tak and Daniel Ho's collaboration album really gives off a relaxing Summer vibe. The remake of Rain was a pleasant surprise too, Daniel's piano arrangement certainly changes things a lot.
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Postby fubako » March 29th, 2017, 6:28 am

Just listened to samayoeru aoi dangan while deciding on what to put on my music player and it still sounds amazing despite being almost 19 years old.

...of which it led me back to this thread. Is it possible to get b'z xx8 even if I'm a little late?
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! ("B'z International Showcase" Now Open! Come Help Us Translate a Video to *YOUR* Language!)

Postby JBLars » April 24th, 2017, 2:52 pm

Throwing this out there as a hail mary: Did anyone else get the LIVE-GYM package for Epic Day? If so, could I get a hi-res scan of the rubber band exchange voucher? (Or does someone know where I could find said scan?) I picked up a copy on the cheap via Yahoo Auctions, but that voucher is the sole missing bit. It'd be nice to have a complete set, even if one piece is a replica printed at Kinko's. Clearly, it's not 2015 anymore and I'm in no danger of fraudulently redeeming the coupon… :D
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! ("B'z International Showcase" Now Open! Come Help Us Translate a Video to *YOUR* Language!)

Postby fubako » May 8th, 2017, 12:59 am

B'z XX8 was a really fun ride! I can't really pay attention to track order because I get caught up in singing along...

What stood out to me was around the 30 minute mark that just gave me goosebumps running up my arms. Music is always pleasant to listen to but I love how rich and expansive songs become after being rearranged.

Can't get enough of old B'z. The styles and fashion are always fun to watch.

Thank you!
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! ("B'z International Showcase" Now Open! Come Help Us Translate a Video to *YOUR* Language!)

Postby shinichi'sapprentice » May 12th, 2017, 12:47 am

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:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

ALSO, WHAT'S HAPPENIN' IN 12 DAYS?!!?!?!

EDIT: I HAVE MY EYES SET ON THAT UCC EDITION *___________*

EDITEDIT: IT HAS BEEN ORDERED. JUNE 14TH HAIPUUUU
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Postby Folka » May 12th, 2017, 5:08 am

Awesome!!! I don't recognize the title of the first song. Is it something completely new?
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Postby k11chi » May 12th, 2017, 4:35 pm

shinichi'sapprentice wrote:Image

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

ALSO, WHAT'S HAPPENIN' IN 12 DAYS?!!?!?!

EDIT: I HAVE MY EYES SET ON THAT UCC EDITION *___________*

EDITEDIT: IT HAS BEEN ORDERED. JUNE 14TH HAIPUUUU

I want to taste those... coffee/energy drinks though.
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! ("B'z International Showcase" Now Open! Come Help Us Translate a Video to *YOUR* Language!)

Postby CrimsonDragon » May 14th, 2017, 10:41 am

The new single is definitely a solid release. Quite a remarkable difference, in terms of number of tracks, compared to their last physical single release which was RED. This is the first B'z single with 4 different tracks, each serving as theme songs to different products. I may end up picking up both the CD+DVD and B'z x UCC versions. Hopefully they will release a new album by the end of this year!
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Postby shinichi'sapprentice » May 21st, 2017, 11:05 pm

B'z NEW SINGLE: Seimei/Still Alive, Cover Artwork has now been released!

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k11chi wrote:I want to taste those... coffee/energy drinks though.

According to Jd-'s write-up, it looks like the Single's UCC Version will have a lottery thing included for a chance to win those B'z exclusive coffee drinks.

Can anyone access offthelock.com?
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! ("B'z International Showcase" Now Open! Come Help Us Translate a Video to *YOUR* Language!)

Postby k11chi » May 22nd, 2017, 5:47 pm

I wonder what's the story behind that cover since that's quite clearly a heart.
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (New Single "Seimei/Still Alive" Out June 14!! "B'z International Showcase" Underway!)

Postby Jd- » May 23rd, 2017, 6:01 pm

AT. LONG. LAST.

It's been a very long couple of years since the release of "RED", but I'm glad to see everyone's been hanging on! We've been anticipating this and have had a project quietly brewing on the backburner for the past year, awaiting the moment to actually capitalize on it. There will be more information tomorrow, but keep your eyes on www.offthelock.com and the countdown there. In fact, if you give it a visit (on a non-mobile device that supports video) before said countdown expires and watch closely enough... maybe, just maybe, an as-yet-unannounced initiative will present itself... (Feel free to point it out if you notice because it'll be gone when that countdown ends)

The fact we're getting a four-track single as the comeback is stellar. Especially, I know many fans out there are happy to get "Fukiarenasai" and "Sekai wa Anata no Iro Naru" on a physical medium. If you guys missed the "Still Alive" version of the commercial for said single, it started its run during Conan this week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB5r0TXy7fo

We've still not heard anything of "Seimei" yet and may not for a week or two, but you can rest assured it'll be a rocker (I think, anyway!). And with SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- just around the corner, you can definitely expect all four songs from the single to be performed as part of the setlist.

If you're curious what we expect from 2017-2018, go read the article from the other day when the site's back online tomorrow! This is the kind of thing that no fan should miss, trust me on that!



shinichi'sapprentice wrote:Can anyone access offthelock.com?

Apparently the site was down briefly to renew a couple of thingies but now it should be Still Accessible.

JBLars wrote:Throwing this out there as a hail mary: Did anyone else get the LIVE-GYM package for Epic Day? If so, could I get a hi-res scan of the rubber band exchange voucher? (Or does someone know where I could find said scan?) I picked up a copy on the cheap via Yahoo Auctions, but that voucher is the sole missing bit. It'd be nice to have a complete set, even if one piece is a replica printed at Kinko's. Clearly, it's not 2015 anymore and I'm in no danger of fraudulently redeeming the coupon… :D

Hey there! Little late on this but I will find someone to help you with this in the very near future. Hang tight!

CrimsonDragon wrote:By the way, I'm loving their solo albums. INABA / SALAS really made some catchy tunes, while Tak and Daniel Ho's collaboration album really gives off a relaxing Summer vibe. The remake of Rain was a pleasant surprise too, Daniel's piano arrangement certainly changes things a lot.

For my money, this may be their best combined solo output in such close proximity. CHUBBY GROOVE has so many noteworthy tracks and it makes for a superb live show. I was really surprised at the credits on some of Electric Island, Acoustic Sea: "Soaring on Dreams" comes off as such a definitive "Tak" composition, and yet it was Daniel Ho that brought it to the table! They were really a great pairing for a collaboration.




And, we're still underway on the B'z International Showcase project! The ideal release date will be September 21st, but we may put it out a little sooner or later depending on how it all comes together. We have several languages in the bag already. If you want to get involved, get in touch and we'll get moving as soon as we can!

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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (New Single "Seimei/Still Alive" Out June 14!! www.offthelock.com has relaunched!)

Postby Jd- » May 24th, 2017, 5:33 pm

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In celebration of nearly ten years providing English B'z coverage, fansite OFFTHELOCK.com has been completely overhauled and relaunched as the definitive resource for everything B'z. Check it out!

And! Tomorrow, the fourth countdown on the official website will end, revealing...!?

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Be sure to keep an eye out around June 14th when "Seimei/Still Alive" is released. Something "EXTRA" will be on the way then.
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Postby Raiden » June 2nd, 2017, 1:29 pm

Folka wrote:I found this preview online
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyX4eK7Zp5I

Blocked by Being Inc for copyright reasons :(

((Will just have to wait for my copy to arrive in the mail \o/ ))
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