Tag Archives: Music Videos
The newest song by B’z, entitled “Q&A“, has started airing as the new opening to the anime series Detective Conan as of May 4th. “Q&A” is set to be released as part of B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012 — one of the two best-of compilations B’z is going to release on June 12th of this year. In addition to the song premiering on the anime series, B’z has also published a 90 second excerpt from their newest effort’s music video. (Be warned: It features a samurai warrior fighting multiple fierce ninjas. Brace yourselves!)
In addition, we also have the lyrics thus far, along with their accompanying translation, available on the B’z Wiki. For your viewing pleasure, we have taken the time to subtitle aforementioned music video made available by the band on their YouTube channel. Feel free to view it below and be sure to get in your pre-order for the two compilations due for release in just over a month!
The special 50th B’z single, GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-, is now out, and what better way to celebrate than to watch the music video complete with English translation!
B’z – GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-
1. GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku- (PEPSI NEX commercial theme song)
English: GO FOR IT, BABY -Mountains of Memories-
2. Honoka naru Hi (仄かなる火)
English: Vague Fire
3. Ryuusei Mask (流星マスク)
English: Shooting Star Mask
Price (limited edition w/ DVD): 1,785 yen
Price (regular edition): 1,260 yen
Release date: 2012.04.04
The limited edition of the single features the “GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-” music video as well as three performances from the PEPSI NEX presents B’z 1 DAY LIVE at Shibuya AX from last year:
- Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo
- Ichibu to Zenbu
- Liar! Liar!
Special campaign: Input the code included in the package for the single to win one of 2,000 B’z x PEPSI NEX special T-shirts! You have until April 30th to enter.
We are just little over a week away from the release of B’z 50th single GO FOR IT BABY -kioku no sanmyaku- and the music video for said single has been posted on the band’s official YouTube channel today. I have uploaded the video for your convenience – especially if you are from a region where you cannot view it (e.g. Germany). Feel free to leave your opinion on the music video in the comments!
Moreover, additional details regarding the Pepsi NEX special campaign have been unveiled. As you know, with the purchase of B’z new single you get the chance to win one out of two thousand B’z x Pepsi NEX special T-Shirts! All you have to do is send in the postcard that comes with the single. Now the designs of these T-Shirts have been revealed.
When you receive your postcard with the single, you can choose whether you’d like type A or type B in case you are one of the few lucky winners. You’ll also have to choose your T-Shirt size (M or L only).
Deadline for submission is April 30th, 2012.
I’m not sure everyone has noticed, but when Carlton and Matsumoto make their way to the stage, there’s a person behind them holding a camera in his hand. He is probably recording the whole thing. Just take a look at this picture here:
Now… the video filmed by this guy has surfaced on YouTube. It’s now even on Larry Carlton’s official channel, so I guess it is not a problem to post it here. What you can see is, well, Tak Matsumoto’s wife in the kimono Kahori Yamagata designed (see my other post). Just see for yourself:
Now this is news, right? Apparently Tak Matsumoto is already busy shooting a new PV, but the question is: with or without Koshi Inaba? The source states that Tak Matsumoto – who is a passionate golfer by all means – was supposed to attend a party hosted by PGA Japan’s Tatsuya Miura. However, he was not able to make it and instead sent a greeting card in which he wrote that he’s sorry he couldn’t attend the party and some kind of (golf) contest. Matsumoto further writes that he couldn’t attend because the shooting of his PV has not been finished yet, but he sends his best wishes.
As for Koshi Inaba, it could be possible that he was on the set as well since the blog posting dates to October 10th, but the actual event was the day before. So Koshi Inaba should have been able to sqeeze it into his calendar despite his tight schedule due to his ongoing tour ~en II~. I guess we will know more once Koshi’s tour is over.
Stay tuned, fans!
Thanks to Mameshibaken who told me about it!
Digging in a few japanese blogs, I found out that apparently while the PV was aired on Mezamashi TV in the morning, it was mentioned that Martin Fougerol, who is well-known for directing music videos for bands such as U2, is directing the “Ichibu to Zenbu” PV(Promotional Video/Music Video). Martin Fougerol also directed the PV for SUPER LOVE SONG, which was released in 2007.The PV itself is shot in Los Angeles, but we do not know if this is true for “DIVE” also.
Hopefully we will get to see the full version soon. Oh, you can catch a glimpse of both PVs here(It’s the same video shown on the official website):