Nega held their tour final oneman, Prophecy of the XXX, last night. As promised, they made several huge announcements, all regarding their 5th anniversary.
① Nega will release a “5th anniversary memorial selection” CD called NEGATIVISM on 2010-05-26 in two types (details not yet announced). The album will feature remasterings and rerecordings of old songs selected by the members of the band, along with some brand new songs! In total, the album will contain 13 tracks.
② We've waited for this one for a long time: on 2010-07-21, Nega will release VISUAL NEGATIVISM -complete-, a “5th anniversary all promotion clip complete” DVD! It will contain all of their old PVs (some are re-edited versions, probably to take out that fifth member) and some new ones as well!! In all, the DVD will contain 9 PVs!
③ The band will also be embarking on The Counting Song of the Depart[ure], a nationwide sponsored event tour to celebrate their 5th anniversary! The tour will kick off on 2010-05-15 with The Royal Negative StarZ, a twoman featuring Nega and Lycaon at ESAKA MUSE. The tour will continue all the way through 2010-06-27.
④ And finally, the really big one (at least for the band). On 2010-07-26, Nega will hold Depart[ure] ~審判の夜~ (Depart[ure] ~Shinban no Yoru~), a oneman that will take place at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST!! Furthermore, since it's a special event celebrating their anniversary, the band decided to set the price of the tickets at 1,000 yen!!
Huge, huge, huge news all around! The best album is sure to be great, especially with those rerecordings. And I know every fan of Nega has waited a long time for their PV collection—now we'll finally be able to see all those unreleased PVs from years ago! And we all know that a oneman at O-WEST is really important.
I'm really glad that nothing bad was announced, like many of us feared. The only thing that worries me is whatever that “Depart[ure]” title is all about. But then again, the last time that an UNDER CODE event used “departure” in the title was for something good...
What do you guys think? I'm sure some of you are already losing your mind over how you'll scramble together money :D