B'z new single "Don't Wanna Lie" officially goes on sale today and directly enters the Oricon Daily Single Charts at #1 with having sold 54,248 copies on its day before official release. Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo, on the other hand, only sold 50,335 copies on its first day in stores. Pop idol group AKB48's sales have dropped to 21,178 taking 3rd place in the charts.
We'll see if B'z will be able to enter the Weekly Single Charts at the pole position next wednesday. Especially, now that they've announced a new special campaign today (see below).
B'z "Don't Wanna Lie" Special Bonus Campaign
Everyone, listen up! When you get your new single, read this first, before you throw away the seal that comes with the CD.
B'z has announced a special bonus campaign for Don't Wanna Lie. People who bought the Limited Edition of the single, can send in the seal (see sample picture below) and get the chance to enter a prize drawing in which 100 people will get an autographed Don't Wanna Lie flag by B'z! People who bought the Limited and the Regular Edition, can send in both seals and will get a special bonus CD which contains "Don't Wanna Lie ~Ballad Version~". Now, here's the unfortunate thing: The deadline is
June 5th June 12th. (stamp date counts)
Because of this, a lot of B'z fans in Japan are now rushing into stores to get their copy of Don't Wanna Lie and get a shot at getting one of those precious flags and/or the special CD. This will definitely strengthen B'z sales. Was this simply a marketing move to fight off AKB48's sales? We'll never know.
You're probably thinking "Damn, I won't make it until June 5th!!". That's right, I won't make it either, but, send it in anyway! Perhaps they'll make an exception since it's from overseas.
Send your seal to:
B'zスペシャル特典 係 (Try to write it in Japanese... else just write "B'z Special Bonus")
P.O. Box 185
105-8691 (that's the zip code)
and make sure you include:
- Your Name
- Home address
- Phone number
- E-Mail Address (Mobile or PC)
Good luck to everyone!
Starting today, "Don't Wanna Lie" is the new opening to the Detective Conan anime series. The opening includes footage from the PV, which was shot in LA. Hardcore B'z fans will notice that the PV sure does resemble Negai's PV a bit. The last time they used PV footage for the opening, was with Giri Giri Chop. Also, during the broadcast of Detective Conan, the "Don't Wanna Lie" commercial was aired. Check both out below.
Translation coming soon.
[flashvideo file=/videos/bz_donwanna.mp4 /]
B'z Official Website states that a 15 second segment will be aired during the broadcast of the Detective Conan 15th anniversary live action special and during the regular broadcast of the Detective Conan series. The live action special airs on April 14/15 and the regular Detective Conan broadcast airs on Saturdays whereas the segment will be aired on April 23th's episode. The segment will be about their latest song Don't Wanna Lie which is the theme song to the latest Detective Conan movie "A Quarter of Silence".
Source: B'z Official Website
The new single, Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo, isn't even out and B'z is announcing the release of another single! Won't be long until they announce the release of their new album... probably going to be released in July or August. As previously reported, "Don't Wanna Lie" is going to be featured as the theme song of the new Detective Conan theatrical feature movie "A Quarter of Silence" and the second track "Homebound" is featured as the ending theme to "News 23X". Looks like this and future singles are going to have the same limited edition: the music video on DVD.
B'z - Don't Wanna Lie
1. Don't Wanna Lie
Price(limited edition w/ DVD): 1470 Yen
Price(regular edition): 1050 Yen
Release date: 2011.06.01
Lastly, a question: Am I the only one who's irritated by that cover? First, B'z presents us an awesome cover for Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo and now this? I think it's a little too plain what the artists did there. What do you think?
News has finally reached official channels as B'z Official Website and Conan-Movie.jp have been updated to report that B'z will indeed serve the theme song for Detective Conan's 15th theatrial movie called "A Quarter of Silence". But that is not all: The very same song is going to be the new opening to the anime series as well. Starting April 30th, the song will be the opening theme to Detective Conan on TV.
A release date has yet to be determined, but considering it is going to make an appearance on TV as well, I say we can expect further news in April.
Oh and don't miss the chance to check out the theatrical trailer which features a small part of "Don't Wanna Lie". Just head over to www.conan-movie.jp, click on "Trailer" and select the first one at the top.
Some person on the Japanese bulletin board 2ch leaked the information that B'z will do the theme song to the latest Detective Conan movie "A Quarter of Silence" which will hit theatres on April 16th. The Detective Conan series is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Here's the picture that has been posted on 2ch:
The song is called "Don't wanna lie". There's also a message from B'z in the blue box. Unfortunately the resolution of the picture is too low to make out what the text says but someone on 2ch was kind enough to type it up:
"Congratulations to Detective Conan celebrating its 15th anniversary.
We have been offered to produce a song a lot of times for Detective conan. The song is closely related to the movie.
It has been 5 years(*) since our last production for Detective Conan, we have put a lot of enthusiasm into it. It's a great honour for us.
The song is about the will to not lie to yourself in important situations in life.
Please enjoy "Don't wanna lie" along with the Detective Conan movie."
(*) They did "Shoudou" and "Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu" in 2006 for Detective Conan
More information is expected to surface soon. The song should appear in the theatrical version of the trailer which is expected to air in a few days. Also, the announcement, along with details, is expected to be in the next issue of the Shounen Sunday magazine, hitting stores next week on Wednesday.
Here's a picture of the article in the morning paper:
Source: 2ch (Japanese Bulletin Board)