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Posts from 2016


ex-12012 guitarist Sakai Hiroaki (酒井 洋明) has started a new band with ex-DELUHI members: ZERO MIND INFINITY!

The same members originally formed as a session band, YORU CRIME (ヨルクライム), in November of 2015, and performed on January 24th and March 20th of this year. YORU CRIME was also scheduled to appear at a 2016-06-15 “fourman” with KUROYURI TO KAGE (黒百合と影), ZIN (ジン), and SCAPEGOAT, but it appears that ZERO MIND INFINITY will appear instead.

The new band will hold their sponsored event and special formation celebration live, ONE MIND, on 2016-07-16 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.

I assume they'll sound like DELUHI, so I'm sure that's good news for some!

Posts from 2015

HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku “presents” event in December
HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku “presents” event in December

A special event has been announced for 2015-12-10 which will memorialize deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku (拓). Several special acts will appear―almost all of which were part of the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family ❤.

N@H, the special two-piece band which was considered the “second act” of HEISEI ISHIN, will appear, along with GIGAMOUS, the formal band that followed. The band More, which features ex-12012 members will appear, as will a special version of THE BLACK SWAN which features ex-NEGA drummer Yu (優)!! A session called Ishin (維新) will appear, which presumably will cover HEISEI ISHIN songs, too.

Finally, a super special session called Yoshifumi BAND (よしふみバンド) will appear, which is made up of retired ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION guys...!! It features CO- (the not-seen-since-his-arrest ex-FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist), TAKAFUMI (most famous UNDER CODE PRODUCTION staff member), KANATA (ex-LIN guitarist-cum-sommelier), Yoshi (HEISEI ISHIN leader who retired from music), and 姫雛~hina~ (ex-Anjyu' drummer). (Interestingly, many of those guys worked at TAKAFUMI's club!)

What a great lineup... I'd really like to see that live! R.I.P Taku ❤
New band: More
More is the new project of ex-Sugar vocalist Loki, and features bassist Enya from 12012 (along with ex-kiss my way guitarist JUDYjun, ex-König drummer Yune, and support pianist Yamamitsu). The band will officially start on 2015-06-25, with their first DVD single, hypno, released the day before. Check their OHP for more info, and catch a preview of their first release below:

Posts from 2014

12012 last release samples up
12012 last release samples up

12012 has uploaded samples from their last release before their activity pause, :

Release info Buy at CDJapan
ALVION, THE BLACK SWAN, Oneness, THE RHEDORIC, and VARYL all have new stuff coming up:

  • THE BLACK SWAN and VARYL will be featured (along with Nihilizm and Fixer) on upcoming omnibus DEEP MORE DEEP #2, to be released on 2014-12-24 (no word if the songs are old or new, yet).
  • Oneness will release their 2nd anniversary memorial single, Usotsuki no Sahou (嘘つきの作法), on 2015-01-21 in three types (A: 2 tracks + PV / B: 3 tracks / C: 3 tracks).

  • THE RHEDORIC (which features ex-12012 member Suga Yuusuke, among others) will release their first full album Jiggy (...) on 2014-10-15. It's limited 1,000 copies and costs 2,484 yen for 10 songs.

12012 mini-album details released
12012 has released the tracklist and cover for their mini-album, , which will be their last release before their indefinite hiatus. Be sure to click each song to see the composer (each member composed one song!):

Ⅻ tracklist and cover Preorder
News roundup 7/21
Here are the latest updates featuring 12012, Anjyu', ARLEQUIN, AVANCHICK, BFN, GIGAMOUS, GOTCHAROCKA, FUTURISM・BOYZ, KISAKI, Megaromania, REALies, and remembrance.

  • 12012's upcoming mini-album before their indefinite activity pause, , will feature 5 songs, each one composed by a different member (for the first time ever!). The CD will be released on 2014-10-01.
  • In commemoration of their upcoming single, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) costumes from their Eclipse period will be on display at little HEARTS. stores from 2014-07-26 through 2014-08-11.
  • ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION members' bands ARLEQUIN, AVANCHICK, Black Gene For the Next Scene, GIGAMOUS, GOTCHAROCKA and REALies are featured in Cure Vol.132.
  • FUTURISM・BOYZ feat. shall was supposedly really interesting, as both the vocalist and lyrics had changed! Wish we could hear them. And wonder how CO- is...
  • If I'm not mistaken, ex-Anjyu' drummer 姫雛~hina~ will participate in a session with ex-NEGA ~ the:Ø guitarist SAN on 2014-08-09 at Ash OSAKA!
  • You can see better images of NANIWA V mascots (featuring KISAKI as a giraffe) here: NANIWA V mascots. The artist Minase Kotori (水瀬 古鳥) (?) did a really good job!
  • ex-Megaromania bassist 氷牙-Hyoga- will participate in DIAURA vocalist yo-ka's special solo band on 2014-08-13 at Saitama Kaikan HALL (埼玉会館ホール)!!
  • REALies is recording and shooting photography for something new!
  • remembrance next live will be held on 2014-10-13.
12012 special band at HIV benefit
Hope And Live, a concert series which benefits those living with HIV and AIDS, will hold the ACT.1 of its 2014 forray later this month. 12012 members Sakai Hiroaki (酒井 洋明) and Enya Tomoyuki (塩谷 朋之) will appear at the event in a special band with ex-KUROYUME (黒夢), ex-FANATIC◇CRISIS, and SPEED-iD members.

Hope And Live 2014 Hope And Live 2014 BENEFIT CONCERT ACT.1
2014-05-23 at BIRTH SHINJUKU
● Ishizuki Tsutomu SPECIAL BAND (石月 努 SPECIAL BAND)
【V. Ishizuki Tsutomu (ex-FANATIC◇CRISIS) / G. Suzuki Shin (鈴木新) (ex-KUROYUME) / G. Sakai Hiroaki (12012) / B. Enya Tomoyuki (12012) / D. HAL (SPEED-iD】
● highfashionparalyze / THE SOUND BEE HD / DISH / SPEED-iD

The Hope And Live event was started in August of 2013, and an ACT.2 and SPECIAL ACT will be held in August and November of this year, respectively (although details of those have not yet been announced).

12012 new look up
12012 has revealed their latest (and last?) official photography. What do you think?

I'm just going to go ahead and say that I've never been a fan of VK beards.

12012 profiles 12012 discography
Roundup 2/16
Here's the latest mini-news roundup, featuring 12012, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), chariots, E'm ~grief~, Megaromania, Oneness, REALies, and SIVA members.

  • After over 11 years of activity, 12012 will indefinitely pause activities after their 2014-12-12 event/oneman (details TBA). Their reason given is essentially “lack of direction”, but the members' full comments are available (in Japanese) here.
  • Oneness will hold a free oneman, KANSHA SAKURETSU (カンシャサクレツ), on 2014-04-06 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA to celebrate the #4 indies ORICON ranking of their latest single. The title strip from any type of the single (including the 2nd press) is required to receive a ticket.

  • 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has given another obscured view of their upcoming official photography.
  • REALies latest single, SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル), has ranked #5 on the ORICON indies chart.
  • More information about RIKU's chariots-requiem: according to his blog post, it seems to be an ongoing session band, as he has not yet put together a new official band. Their 2014-04-15 live is called King of 『M』 Order, and guest players are 【V. RIKU / G. KAZ / G. Takeru (猛) (SAVAGE) / B. Jin (迅) / D. MIKAGE】.
  • As far as I can tell, Lilith's upcoming 3rd “EP” might be a single with the songs Galassia and Legacy. They will also hold a oneman in April. Details should be released soon.
  • ex-Megaromania drummer 邑詩-yushi- was supposed to appear at VAMPIRE ROSE's 2014-02-16 oneman at Kanazawa (金沢) van van V4. However, the live was cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date (TBA), due to support members' inability to travel because of bad winter storms.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) international street team has translated the band's interview with ViSULOG. The translation is available in three parts (so far): part 1, part 2, part 3.
  • The lineup of ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) session band Bakeneko (化け猫) has been revealed: 【V. KAIRI / G. ShinyA (ex-Signal) / G. Keisuke (圭介) (ex-gaNesha) / Dr. Majyu (摩珠) (ex-E'm ~grief~)】.
  • The lineup of Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) on 2014-03-08 has been finalized: 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)】
  • The full lineup at ex-SUZAKU (朱) new band ISORA (イソラ) formation event on 2014-03-29 has been announced: Delia and REIRA SESSION (レイラセッション) will perform in addition to the previously-mentioned bands.
12012 resumes activities
12012 vocalist Miyawaki Wataru (宮脇 渉) has been given the OK by his doctor to resume activities (after being restricted to vocal rest in December of 2013). The band will resume live activity on 2014-01-29 at Meguro Rockmaykan (目黒鹿鳴館). (However, still being on vocal rest until that date, Miyawaki Wataru will not participate in the band's 1/17 instore or 1/21 video appearance.)

Posts from 2013

12012 LARVA & Pupa previews
12012's two-part best album, LARVA and Pupa, has been released. If you still haven't bought either part, the band has uploaded some previews which might convince you to! Check them out below.

Also, one tidbit of info concerning LARVA: the songs SICK and swallow were originally announced as part of the CD tracklist. However, all of the songs wouldn't fit on the CD, so those two were moved to the DVD (as audio tracks only).

2013-12-11 3,500 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. 僕ノ殻カラ Boku NO Kara KARA
  2. Shudder
  3. いつも心に十字架を Itsumo Kokoro ni Juujika wo
  4. BURN
  5. 浸色 Shinshoku
  6. another scean
  7. shower
  8. icy~cold city~
  9. orion
  10. Heart
  11. deep forest
  12. PISTOL
  13. Wana
  14. [6]party
  15. over....

  1. BURN (PV)
  2. 浸色 (PV) Shinshoku (PV)
  3. another scean (PV)
  4. icy~cold city~ (PV)
  5. Heart (PV)
  6. PISTOL (PV)
  7. 罠 (PV) Wana (PV)
  8. over.... (PV)
  9. SICK (audio only)
  10. swallow (audio only)

2013-12-11 3,500 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. サイクロン CYCLONE
  2. SHINE
  3. breaking the modern society
  4. ダイヤモンド DIAMOND
  7. 太陽 Taiyou
  8. 逢いたいから.... Aitai kara....
  9. As
  10. Hallelujah
  11. スマイルアゲイン SMILE AGAIN
  12. 薄紅と雨 Usubeni to Ame
  13. 深海のベッド Shinkai no BED
  14. TATTOO
  15. Heavenly

  1. サイクロン CYCLONE
  2. SHINE
  3. ダイヤモンド DIAMOND
  5. 太陽 Taiyou
  6. 逢いたいから.... Aitai kara....
  7. As
  8. Hallelujah
  9. 逢いたいから....-Another Direction- Aitai kara....-Another Direction-
  10. 薄紅と雨 Usubeni to Ame
  11. TATTOO

12012 to postpone lives
12012 is forced to postpone several lives after Miyawaki Wataru (宮脇 渉) developed acute chorditis (vocal strain) and has been told to rest his voice for the month of December. The postponed lives will be held in June of next year.
12012 tenth anniversary releases
12012 has announced a simultaneous double-release of two best albums in celebration of their 10th anniversary. The first, LARVA, contains representative songs of 12012's indie period (with UNDER CODE PRODUCTION), chosen and remastered by the members. The second, Pupa, contains representative songs from their major period (with UNIVERSAL MUSIC). Both compilations will be released on 2013-12-11 for 3,500 yen each, and also feature PV collection DVDs.

By the way, LARVA is being released through Free-Will. I guess they got the rights to 12012's back catalogue, since UNDER CODE PRODUCTION is closed.

2013-12-11 3,500 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. 僕ノ殻カラ Boku NO Kara KARA
  2. Shudder
  3. いつも心に十字架を Itsumo Kokoro ni Juujika wo
  4. BURN
  5. 浸色 Shinshoku
  6. another scean
  7. shower
  8. icy~cold city~
  9. orion
  10. Heart
  11. deep forest
  12. PISTOL
  13. Wana
  14. [6]party
  15. over....

  1. BURN (PV)
  2. 浸色 (PV) Shinshoku (PV)
  3. another scean (PV)
  4. icy~cold city~ (PV)
  5. Heart (PV)
  6. PISTOL (PV)
  7. 罠 (PV) Wana (PV)
  8. over.... (PV)
  9. SICK (audio only)
  10. swallow (audio only)

2013-12-11 3,500 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. サイクロン CYCLONE
  2. SHINE
  3. breaking the modern society
  4. ダイヤモンド DIAMOND
  7. 太陽 Taiyou
  8. 逢いたいから.... Aitai kara....
  9. As
  10. Hallelujah
  11. スマイルアゲイン SMILE AGAIN
  12. 薄紅と雨 Usubeni to Ame
  13. 深海のベッド Shinkai no BED
  14. TATTOO
  15. Heavenly

  1. サイクロン CYCLONE
  2. SHINE
  3. ダイヤモンド DIAMOND
  5. 太陽 Taiyou
  6. 逢いたいから.... Aitai kara....
  7. As
  8. Hallelujah
  9. 逢いたいから....-Another Direction- Aitai kara....-Another Direction-
  10. 薄紅と雨 Usubeni to Ame
  11. TATTOO

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION memorial omnibus

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that, in collaboration with SHOXX, it will release its 10th anniversary memorial last omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013. The mail-order-limited omnibus will be released in March, and will feature all significant bands (32 in total) signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION throughout its 10 years of activity.

Those who purchase the omnibus before February 28th will receive a special 24 month calendar.

Because the omnibus is mail-order-limited through SHOXX, it will not be available to overseas customers via usual means. However, I organize a group order as soon as I find a viable shopping service—expect a separate with details.

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Posts from 2012

HEISEI ISHIN memorial live details

As I previously mentioned, HEISEI ISHIN (平成维新) will revive for one day in memorial of vocalist Taku's death in 2010. Full details of the live have since been revealed:

The live is sponsored by HEISEI ISHIN (平成维新) with support by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. In addition to HEISEI ISHIN and its continuation N@H, some old colleagues of Taku from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION will appear: FUTURISM・BOYZ, CARAT (カラット) (ex-ClearVeil), and Enya Tomoyuki (塩谷 朋之) (12012).

2012-12-10 at OSAKA MUSE
HEISEI ISHIN (平成维新) (one day revival), N@H, FUTURISM・BOYZ, CARAT (カラット), ONENESS (ワンネス ), Enya Tomoyuki (塩谷 朋之)

According to HEISEI ISHIN bassist yoshi, this will be the band's last revival.

Posts from 2010

[Archived] Huge classic photoset sale
As part of a nostalgia campaign of sorts, the official web shop has recently added around 200 classic photosets from 12012, Phantasmagoria, and VIDOLL! These include sets from the very beginning of their careers to the very end (VIDOLL's are more recent, however). Each set is 1,575 yen, and you'll need to use a shopping service to purchase. Here are links to each band's sets; remember to click the “次のページ” buttons to see more!
I'd personally want those early 12012 ones, especially the awesome “cross” set! And I think one of my friends in particular might spend her life's savings to get a ton of them~ Will you be buying any?

[Archived] 12012 Lawless Area {req}
Hello all I have a bit of a request! I was wondering if anyone would be so kind to make audio rips of 12012's latest tour DVD 'Lawless Area'. I was going to try and do it myself to post here for everyone but then just as I was taking my friend's disk out and going to check to make sure the DVD ripped, my laptop finally decided to die after 5 yrs! I swear I have the worst luck >.< If no one can, no big deal...just thought it never hurts to ask as I have not seen that up anywhere~ Where's the 12012 fans?! lol!

Posts from 2009

[Archived] Undercode Production Bible - Vocalist Interview Part 3
Sorry for taking so long again, it's not the interview's fault, since it's actually pretty easy XD, I just was too busy lately. -____-
Thanks to new beta-reader sama  ^^
I'm afraid the translations misses two small things, I couldn't make sense of, but they're not vital for understanding. Also it might not be 100% correct since my japanese still has room to improve. -__-"""
I hope you can enjoy it nevertheless. ^^

 Before you mentioned, that as fellow vocalists you have common worries.

Miyawaki: Indeed there’s a lot.

Jui: It’s problems that no one else understands.

Miyawaki: You yourself are the only that can solve them. The mortifying feeling you get, when you have no voice, it’s hard to cope with.

Jui: Aaah.

Miyawaki: Once I had no voice during rehearsal. It was so vexing that I was about to cry and stormed out of the practice room.

Jui: Yeah, that’s how it feels. I also cry at times when I have no voice during rehearsal … It’s the worst pain ever for me.

Miyawaki: It’s really painful.

Jui: The people that understand times when you say: „Today, I don’t feel good.“, are other vocalists.

Miyawaki: That’s true.

Jui: They kindly reply: “Such things happen, right? “

Miyawaki: They really understand how it feels.

Jui: in such times we want to help each other, by sharing knowledge we learned before, like „What about trying this?“

A simple cold is already a disaster.

Miyawaki: Aah, Jui-kun had trouble with hay fever lately. There was nothing he could do, so he was really pitiful.  

Jui: Moreover isn’t it kind of uncool, when you have no voice because of hay fever. (laughs) I tried counter measures but well … even now my nose is stuffed.

You also have to bear the responsibility of the MCs.

Jui : Well, the Undercode vocalists probably all suck at doing MCs.

Miyawaki: It’s all people that get uneasy, when it comes to the real thing. Either you can create a character like Riku-san or you just say what comes to mind without thinking at all.

Jui: I do think a lot, but before the audience I just can’t say what I came up with.

Riku: You two say so, but seen from my POV, everyone besides me can show their character nicely in the MCs. So about this problem I’d like to say „Why are you worrying? You’re actually not bad.“ (laughs)

Jui: No, I always go on and on about the same old things in my MCs.

Miyawaki: Same here. When I watch videos of lives I skip them. (laughs)

Jui: Indeed. (laughs)

Miyawaki: Also those, who play instruments have to be a t least somewhat calm. But as vocalist your tensions gets high and you end up saying things you didn’t plan to say in the MCs.

Jui: So true. I tend to say unimportant boring things and get laughed at.

Miyawaki: I tend to mess up at the really important parts. (laughs)

But isn’t it nice that you can talk about such things with other Undercode vocals.

Miyawaki: That’s true. In the beginning I really cared about my physical condition. I tried not to eat stimulating things and set up a humidifier in my room. But in the end I realized that it’s just about vocalization. If you vocalize probably it’s alright. That’s what I thought when I looked at Riku-san.

Riku: (blushes)No, no, no.

Miyawaki: I really admire the way Riku-san sings.

Riku: Well, that’s just the only way I can sing.

Miyawaki: I would have expected a reaction like “Of course? Who do you think I am?” (laughs)

Riku: (bitter smile) No way I’d say something like that. I could say I worked hard to find a way of singing that is recognized, but still it’s kind of usual.

Miyawaki: So you were born with it. A child prodigy.

Riku: I’m not sure whether that’s a compliment or a disparagement. (laughs)

Miyawaki: Anyway the way Riku-san sings is amazing. Jui’s songs have something eerie about them. I’ve never seen anything similar.

Jui: What the ..? (laughs) There’s nothing special about my songs.

Miyawaki: There so is.

Jui: Your songs are really powerful with their air of madness.

 We have three totally different personalities here.

Miyawaki: The last time I went to see Phantasmagoria at the AX (Shibuya-AX, quite big concert hall in Shibuya, Tokyo)I understood Riku-san’s feelings, so I cheered with all of my heart. But during the intro of a song you have to head bang all the way until he starts singing. It was exhausting. (laughs)

Riku: (smiles)

After all you have this view point because you’re fellow vocalists, right?

Miyawaki: I think it’s because we share the same worries.

So, in the end were you glad you could meet each other?

Jui: When we meet, we can talk about everything like real good friends, but we’re also
fair rivals that accepted each other … It feels like there are 2 vocalists, that are utterly different, close to me. We also inspire each other and learn from each other by adopting things, like: “I might try to steal that from him.” Also we can talk about the vocalist troubles we share and give advice. For me they are really important.

Miyawaki: As for me … I don’t like people that are in bands. (laughs)

Why (laughs)?

Miyawaki: Well, that is, even people that 12012 perform together with, I don’t really like talking to them. (laughs)
Jui: Aah, I kind of understand

Is it because you’re rivals?

Miyawaki: I don’t really understand it, but I think I have a kind of evil - “Don’t talk to me!” - aura. Doesn’t it feel like that?

Riku: Well, it really is like “Don’t come close to me!” I think.

Miyawaki: So of course I don’t want to lose to anyone in the label, but these two are different from Kisaki-san and different from my band members, as well. Together we can help each other improve. Because of that I want to maintain this good relationship from now. In brief these two are my friends. (laughs) So please treat me nice. (laughs)

Riku: Well, a relationship where you can talk about everything is not easily to achieve, I think. Also I’m the only one in Kisaki’s band, right? No matter how much I get scolded in the middle of these two I feel that I’ll always get support. It’s not like we try to defeat each other, but rather that we advance together. I’m really happy about that. I think I’m really lucky that I can be part of a label, where there is a relationship of mutual trust among my fellow musicians.

[Archived] Undercode Production Bible Vocal Interview - Part 2
Sorry for taking so long, final exams got in the way xD.

As always thanks to  for beta-reading. ^^

Part one can be found here.
Also unfortunately my translation misses 2 short sentences, that I didn't really understand.
But it was nothing that important, so it should be alright.

 I think you’ve been on tour together quite a lot already. Is there anything special that you remember?

J: What left the most lasting impression on me, was an after show party. We went to Kisaki-san’s house and played the "Kurohige Kiki Ichikami - Game" (This Game: (laughs)
And the loser had to take a shot. Rame-kun kept losing, but he can’t drink much. So he kept drinking while trying to remain serious and that left a lasting impression. (laughs)

 Does his face turn blue gradually?

J: No. His face turned deep red and he was desperately trying to resist. That was shortly before the formation of Vidoll.

M: We often drank at Kisaki-san’s place. Once when I went, Rame-san was also there. In fact there were many people there, and everyone was dead drunk. In the middle of that Rame-san was poured some Whiskey by Kisaki-san and some drops of it ended up in Rame-san’s eye and he said "No, No". (laughs)
I videotaped that incident. (laughs) Rame-san was really pissed. Since ha was drunk, he yelled furiously at Kisaki-san: "That’s really disgusting." (laughs)
Now that I think about it, Tomo-kun (Enya Tomoyuki) suddenly disappeared when we were drinking.

 You mean the ambulance incident, right?
(That’s a reference to another interview in the book with Tomoyuki, Rame and Jun. In short Tomoyuki went outside to get some fresh air and for some weird reason an ambulance appeared and he got carried away on a barrow. Then he saw Kisaki on the roof top of his house and thought, he would rescue him, but Kisaki just went back in to get a video camera and tape the whole thing. )

M: That’s right. The day after it, I had high fever because of a cold and went to the hospital.
And then Tomo-kun came and said: "I came to pay the fee for the ambulance from earlier." (laughs)

J: Hahahahaha.

R: Kisaki-san really likes games a lot. But I tend to loose quite often. The Tabasco thing was still ok, but he also made me eat dressing mixed with something with a spoon. That was really extreme. (laughs) But after I lost 3 times in a row, I was told "That’s enough already".
Nevertheless, it was fun. As long as one doesn’t lose. (laughs)

M: Hahaha. Also we used to live close to Kisaki-san's house. He wold often invite us for dinner. One day, we decided to eat nabe ( and went to a supermarket to buy the ingredients. The way Kisaki-san was pushing the cart in a kind of leading manner and throwing vegetables, meat and other things, without really caring what exactly it was, into it, even surprised the housewives that were doing their daily shopping. (laughs)
Also, I’ll never forget the taste of that nabe.

J: The nabe of darkness. (laughs)

M: Also, once we were riding on a bicycle together. It was just the time when students returned from school, so there were a lot of people. All of sudden we toppled over although we hadn’t collided with anything. We fell forward, so I, who had been sitting behind fell mainly on Kisaki-san’s back. (laughs) The female students that saw us laughed loud.
Since we didn’t want to be made fun of, we ran away like nothing had happened.
Later Kisaki-san told me that it had really hurt.

 So during your noisy get-togethers there must have also been some important decisions made?

M: Yeah, that’s true. Things started from there.

J: At the time of the Nihon Seitasu Tour…

M: There were too many people, so having to take care of everyone was tiring for Kisaki-san. (laughs)

 Well, on this occasion, please tell us something interesting about each others personalities.

M: I am the youngest of us three, but the other two don’t look older at all. (laughs)

J: Oh, really?


M: I think those two probably think I’m impertinent.

R: I don’t think that. When someone’s way of thinking is amazing, I think age doesn’t play a role … . I don’t mind cool people being impertinent, but it sucks when they’re uncool.

M: Thank you. (laughs)

R: Actually, I’m the oldest.

M: He’s the eldest.

J: I’m the second son. (laughs)

 How does the second son see the youngest child?

J: If you don’t know him personally, he somehow brings about an impertinent atmosphere (laughs), but when you talk to him you notice that he’s a caring person…. We sometimes go drinking together.

M: Right. He sometimes invites me. Mostly it’s just the two of us, so we actually ran out of topics to talk about and it’s boring, but nevertheless I can talk for hours with Jui-kun.

J: I wonder what we talk about. We talk about music, also about private things … Apparently, when one only talks with the members of one’s own band it’s sort of limited. When we talk together, we realize that there are also other opinions.

M: Also, I think because we’re all vocalist we have common worries.

J: True. We talked about that a while ago.

M: Riku-san you can’t drink alcohol, right?

R: Recently I became able to cope with plum wine. (laughs)

J: It’s because your face turns deep red, isn’t it?

M: Since he said he can’t drink alchohol, it’s kind of hard to invite him, isn’t it? I’ve never been to his house before, so Riku-san please learn how to drink. (laughs)

R: Well, how about we got a place that has nice plum wine next time.

J: (laughs) But Riku-san is generally a nice person. He cares about others. When I say “There's a tickle in my throat”, he says “I’ve got cough drops” and gives me one. He’s carrying around all sorts of stuff.

R: (smiles)

J: Usually he’s quiet but once he starts talking, you can hardly stop him.

R: I just suck at striking up conversations.

M: Riku-kun, you were blood type 0, right?

R: I’m B.

M: Me too.

J: I’m 0.

 Are the very B-like?

J: Yeah, they are. When talking about persons with blood type B, they have a strong sense of self. They have a clear view of what they are. I, on the contrary, can’t really comprehend my personality.

M: Jui-kun, do you really think that? (laughs)

J: (bitter smile)Well actually, that’s something I envy persons with blood type B for. (sweat drop)

R: Although he’s trying to act mysteriously he’s easy to figure out. (laughs)

Part 2 - End

There are still two pages of the interview left, but I'm afraid I probably won't start working on them until March since I'm on vacation the whole February.

And is there by chance anyone who wants to write me fanfic about them playing the pop-up pirate game ? XDD 

[Archived] Translation - Undercode Production Bible - Vocalist Interview Part 1
I started translatings this interview and here is part 1. 

I'ts an interview with the 3 vocals of the Vidoll, 12012 and Phantasmagoria.
The first part is mainly about how they met Kisaki and joined  Undercode and Kisaki's
As always thanks to my beta-reader-sama   ^____^

Stuff in () is  some additional information for those, who are not so familiar with the history of Undercode.

Enjoy ^_^
The 3 vocalists that represent UNDERCODE are on good terms with each other, but they’re rivals as well. Also together they can talk about worries they can’t discuss with their respective bands.
They kindly talked about the unforgettable and fateful encounter with Kisaki and the problems they share as vocalists.
So there are the eldest, the modest and nice Riku, Jui, who is surrounded by an air of gentleness, and number 3, Miyawaki, who in spite of being impertinent is a considerate person.

-- First of all, please tell us about how you met Kisaki-san.

Miyawaki (M): I first saw him in magazines, during the time of Mirage.
( When I heard he was also running a label, I thought it was amazing. I also went to his lives as a normal spectator. ..
We first talked properly in Shikoku when our bands performed together.
At that time, he had already founded Syndrome.
However, when he entered the dressing room an awesome aura was emanating from him. It was kinda scary. (laughs)
Just being a representative of a label changes the air around you. Nevertheless, he sat down and asked : “Anyone up for playing cards?”. (laughs)
He was kind enough to talk to such a young novice band (= Wataru’s previous band “Lubis Cadir”) like us. From that time on, I became interested in Kisaki-san and after he let us tour together several times, we confessed that we wanted to join Matina. (laughs)
(Matina was the label Kisaki had been running before Undercode. It was closed in the end of 2002 because Kisaki was suffering from some serious disease.)

Jui (J): I also learned about Mirage from magazines and also had demo tapes and CDs. I had heard that the bassist was called Kisaki and that he was representative of a label. Moreover, he had started it at the age of 20. I thought that was amazing and checked him out.
So when Syndrome had just been formed, a person from a live house in Sendai asked us: “When you're performing together in Sendai, what about doing a tour together as well?”
If I remember correctly, the first time we got together was in Maebashi, but we had a scary image of Kisaki-san in mind, so we didn’t want to go to the after show celebration. (laughs)
However, he treated us very kindly and of course, had an amazing aura.

--So after that you joined Matina?

J: That’s right. When Syndrome broke up he phoned and asked me: “What about working together?”
We hadn’t talked for about a year, so I had thought Kisaki-san had forgotten about me.
But when he called, I thought: “He remembered me. I’ll do my best.”
That was 4 years ago. (2002)

Riku(R): I had been in Osaka since I had started playing in bands, I had heard that that person was top in the scene, seen him in magazines and had also gone to lives of Mirage.
But the first time we really got into contact was Syndrome’s 2nd year.
At that time, the band I had been in was taking part in a Matina event and Kisaki-san asked us: “What about working together?”, but I first wanted to bring the band to a proper shape.
So after that band broke up and my next band Hiskarea came into life ( Undercode was already formed.
My first impression of Kisaki-san was … totally different from what rumors told.

---What kind of rumors were there?

R: I had heard he was a really scary person. But people tend to exaggerate, so rumors gradually get bigger and bigger, don’t they?
But after I had met him, he asked me concrete questions like: ”How is that?”, “What do you think about that?” so I could really feel his enthusiasm for his band.

--Seen from your point of view, what are his strong and weak points?

J: His strong point is that when you feel discouraged and like giving up, he supports you with saying things like “It’ll be alright.”

M: What he respects most are humans. What Jui said before, Kisaki-san is someone, who naturally can do things like that. I believe one reason is that for a long time he has been supporting a lot of bands. Also there is his power to move forward. When he decides to do something, he’s like “Let’s phone right now.” That’s also somewhat scary. (laughs)

R: I think his attitude to give his maximum power no matter for what is amazing. For example, there are people that, apart from when someone made a mistake, say “ARR” just to feel refreshed. He only says it when he’s angry but he can also show consent.
I think that’s his considerate side Jui-kun talked about earlier.
Also when hanging out together he’s the mood maker. He’s got the power to change the people around him.

--Please also reveal his weak points.

J: Weak points … he’s always pissing me off. (laughs) For song titles and such he tells me: “Think about one ‘till tomorrow!”, so I used to hurry, but gradually I understood that if it’s not done by tomorrow it’s still not too late, so I started slacking off.

--So since he’s a man of spontaneous decisions, things should best be finished on the same day.(laughs)

J: That’s true. Lately, even though he tells me do something for the next day, even a week later is still ok. (laughs)

M: Well, his good points and bad points as well are childlike, he’s like a baby. (laughs)
But this spirit is really important, since there are a lot of things you lose sight of when you become an adult.

J: In the past he used to do things like put Tabasco in drinks of other people.

M: Indeed!

J: I once found fried chicken in my drink. (laughs)

M: When I came back from the toilet there was salt in my beer. (laughs)

R: I had Edamame in mine. (laughs) And when we went to an Italian restaurant my spaghetti was suddenly Tabasco –colored.

--That’s the level of a primary schoolboy. (laughs)

J: Hahaha. But when he’s feeling down, he’s feeling down thoroughly. Still he recovers fast.
That’s also amazing, I think.

--When Matina was facing its end you three were there also, weren’t you?

J: That was just about half a year after Vidoll’s formation, so it I had been quite a shock.
Kisaki-san had ruined his health and was hospitalized, so we even went to Wakayama to visit him.
When he told us: “From now on let’s work even harder than before!”, in a café close to the hospital I, myself, thought from now I’ll work harder than before.
In the end the happiness about the formation of Undercode was bigger than the sadness about the loss of Matina.

M: Yuusuke, who is also part of 12012 now, had also been in my former band.
So we had the feeling that we had lost everything. When Kisaki was hospitalized there were a lot of people we lost contact with.
They all wanted to move to Tokyo. (Matina had been situated in the Kansai area, the area around Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe) Although in the beginning, everyone had been depending on Kisaki-san. From my point of view now, they were just thinking about their own advantages…
During his hospitalization, we exchanged mails with Kisaki-san a lot. Kisaki-san was feeling so down, that he couldn’t even fool with us, so we encouraged him by writing: “We plan on working together from now on too, so if there’s anything we can do now, we will. So please regain perfect health and come back!”.
We wanted to create a band that would exceed Kisaki-san’s expectations, so 12012 came into life.

R: I was the only one of us 3 that wasn’t involved in Matina, so I didn’t know the details, but I heard rumors. When I got a phone call telling me about the formation of Undercode, the tone was cheerful, but already in the past he had been considerate in order not to make me worried.
Unfortunately, my expectations of becoming a part of Undercode could not be fulfilled with Hiskarea, but when Hiskarea disbanded and I became able to work together with Kisaki-san in Phantasamagoria I was really happy. I had always wanted to be at his side.

-- End Part 1
So  would you be interested in the rest as well?

Later they for example talk about drinking partys at Kisaki's place and how much having a cold sucks when you're a vocalist or their diffuclties with MCs.

and comments are nice ^___^.


Posts from 2007

[Archived] [ 12012 wataru injury !!!! ]
I just read the news!! today 
I'm not sure for the detial but wataru had been made to injure
by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department

becoz he wrung the Woman's neck !

you can got the news here
[Archived] 12012 - Encore Japan Tour 2006 XII Party
I posted these a couple months ago on and I thought I'd share it with the rest of the 12012 fans.

Encore Japan Tour 2006 XII PARTY: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1. [6] Party
2. My Room Agony
3. Wana
5. melancholy
6. hermit
7. shudder
8. with shallow
9. Hai Oru Karada
10. See-Saw
11. Heart
12. Newspaper
13. Shin Shoku
14. Shooting star
15. the swim
16. Over...
17. Page
18. Souseiji
19. Venom
20. Boku no kara kara

You'll need HJSplit to join the concerts together. Also, the set list isn't quite right. They do a second performance of "[6]party]" toward the end. Please comment if you take and EnJoY!

*x-posted on &
[Archived] New 12012 community!!
New 12012 Community!

New Community - New Mods - New Layout

-----> Important NEWS! <-----

You sure don't want to miss it!

~ Join NOW! ~

...if you love 12012, you won't regret.
[Archived] Mod Post: Major Update!
ヴィドール (Vidoll) holds their last UNDER CODE concert today. 12012 has already moved on from the label, and Phantasmagoria officially paused activities on the 23rd. Although there are two upcoming releases to feature those bands, for all intents and purposes, they have graduated from UNDER CODE.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has entered a "new era," so to speak. Because of that, I decided it was finally time to give this community a MUCH needed overhall. I created a [very overdue] layout for the community, I made a new icon, and I updated the userinfo (though I plan to revise the userinfo later to make it better). I'm going to try to figure out some format for my news posts, and I'm going to start tagging entries. I ask that you active users try to do the same (I'm not going to make a big deal out of it--I'd just appreciate it).

In addition to that, I've moved the links from the user info to its own entry. Hopefully that will be easier to edit. If you want your UNDER CODE related site to be linked here, let me know! I'll try to hunt down as many sites by myself as I can, but I'm only one person!

Anyway, I hope you like/appreciate the new layout, and let's look foward to the future of the community and the label! Spamming now:

[Archived] ~Another update~

Sorry for yet another update..but this one actually says something^^

12012 have a new manager called KINZO ^.^

Kisaki mentions in his blog that he has known this guy since he was in La:Sadies so about 10 years now. 
Thats all I have apart from the new 12012 site
The vidoll one isn't up yet

[Archived] ~Graduation live event~
Well both Rame and Kisaki updated their blogs, thanking everyone for going to (for those who did) and thanking all the fans and asking for their support for the 3 bands forever (Of course We will Rame-tan!)

From what is on the blog, I'm afraid I not sure on anymore detail, but hopefully it will come soon !!
[Archived] ~Graduation~
Well as we all know it's the graduation tommorrow! Rame mentions valentines day and something about it being his and Jui's mothers birthday. Either that or I translated wrong. 
But I wish the bands all the luck where ever they go^.^
They will be missed at UCP

Posts from 2006

[Archived] Thirdstage 12th Anniversary
I don't know but since I've seen it nowhere else I think this is rare..

Thirdstage 12th Anniversary UNDERCODE

★ 12012
★ Phantasmagoria
★ カレン|Karen
★ ヴィドール|Vidoll

SS ||| MU

Please don't share it anywhere else.
And comment if you take :)

[Archived] Vidoll on Ohkey
Vidoll's going to be on Ohkey on November 15 and November 22, and I was wondering if anyone can record it or like, rip it off the site afterwards? x_____x;

Also, if anyone was interested, I have the Japanesque Rock Collectionz Cure DVD vol. 02 featuring 12012 uploaded on the 12012fan community. =] {Which, I shall repost here under the cut.}

12012 Mini-Movie | 76 MB
    Summary: Yuusuke sees Wataru with his [Yuusuke's] girlfriend and gets jealous. ;]
    Just to note, their acting isn't great...but it's funny to watch them try. :D

Hide and Seek | 90 MB
    Summary: Wataru and Tomo play a game of hide and seek, it's pretty...cute. x3

Tooru's Style Council | 24 MB
    Summary: Watch how Tooru does his make-up. XD

Sakai Talking about Instuments | 48 MB

    Summary: He's just talking stuff. ^^;

Please comment when taking! ♥ A simple "thanks" will do~ :D

[Archived] News ⇔ 12012, Vidoll
Big news for 12012 and Vidoll [ヴィドール] fans! 12012 has announced a slew of releases, and Vidoll [ヴィドール] has one very important release planned:

● 12012:
2006.08.30 「hide&seek~TOUR2006~」
                Live DVD; 6,615

2006.09.20 「PISTOL」
                Maxi Single; 1,212
                Present: Making of 「Over...」
                01. PISTOL
                02. want,want,want,

2006.10.18 「罠 [Wana]」
                Maxi Single; 1,212
                Present: Making of 「Over...」
                01. 罠 [Wana]
                02. [6]party

2006.11.15 「Over...」
                Maxi Single; 1,212
                Present: Making of 「Over...」
                01. Over...
                02. PAGE

2006.12.13 「CREATED MOVIE 2 ~modern films~」
                PV DVD; 3,150
                01. PISTOL
                02. 罠 [Wana]
                03. Over...

Also, 12012 will be at Onicon on 06/20 through 06/22

● Vidoll [ヴィドール]:
2006.11.22 「Full Album: Unknown Title」

Information from the blogs of KISAKI and Rame [ラメ]
[Archived] release delays
There will be delays in the releases of the following photo postcard collections. There isn't a reason given, but the new release dates will be posted soon:

●KISAKI with Maru(bis)「ARTISTIC in BLACK 6」
●JUN & Iori(Phantasmagoria)「Hebi Ichigo "picture"FILM」
●Riku&Matoi (Phanatasmagoria)「ReMake a Individuality」
●Himitsu Kessha Codomo A「Codomo Style~Me no mae no boku wa dare desu ka?~」
●KISAKI with Satsuki (Rentrer en Soi)「ARTISTIC in BLACK 7」
●Vidoll 「Not yet titled 1&2」
●Jui (Vidoll) 「Not yet titled」
●Rame(Vidoll) 「Not yet titled」

The following will be released as planned:
●KISAKI with Shoujo Lolita 23q 「ARTISTIC in BLACK 4」 2006,4.25
●KISAKI with Karen「emotional graduation」(Karen CD Included) 2006,4.25
●KISAKI with Guruguru Eigakan「ARTISTIC in BLACK 5」2006,5.25
●Miyawaki Wataru (12012)「GARNET STAR」2006,5.25
●12012「deracine」 2006,5.25

[Archived] 12012, Phantasmagoria and Vidoll on European label~
So this might be interesting for those of you who live in Europe:
Well, the German Visual Kei label Gan Shin has announced that those three bands singned onto it. And that means some of their cds are going to be released here in Europe and we Europeans might be able to see them live. First I was a bit sceptical but hey doesn't that sound good :D?

[Archived] hello ^-^ *waves*

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[Archived] 12012 News
I have some awesome news for all you 12012 fans! First of all, they've released one distributing CD this month. They've also just announced not 1, not 2, but 6 new releases for the month of May. First will come a new maxi-single, with three versions! With the purchase of all three, a special DVD will be given out. Then, they'll distribute a live-only DVD, with a special PV clip. Here is the info for all of those releases:

[CD] 「Heart」 A Type (2006/05/10)
01. Heart
02. deep forest

[CD] 「Heart」 B Type (2006/05/10)
01. Heart
02. shooting star

[CD] 「Heart」 C Type (2006/05/10)
01. Heart
02. ocean

[DVD] 「Heart」 Bonus Disc (2006/05/10)
01. Making of Heart

[DVD] 「Heart」 (2006/05/31)
01. Heart PV

I don't think ~all~ of that is right. 「hide&seek」 could just be the name of the live event where 「Heart」 is being released. If anyone can clear this up, please let us know! Thanks :o

Posts from 2005

[Archived] Sold Out!
UNDER CODE's OHP posted an updated list of sold out items yesterday, and it's fairly large (compared to the old list). Yay for UNDER CODE having more customers, and boo for us not being able to buy certain things! Here's the list:

The following UCP items are sold out:
昔懐かし総集編/ヴィドール [Mukashi Futokoro Kashi Soushuuhen/Vidoll]
人形界PV/ヴィドール [Ningyou Kai PV/Vidoll]
人形演説/ヴィドール [Ningyou Enzetsu/Vidoll]
四月二十六日~/ヴィドール [Shigatsu ni Juuroku Nichi, Shotaiken.../Vidoll]
柊ノ葬/ヴィドール [Hiiragi no Sou/Vidoll]
幻影像1/Phantasmagoria [Geneizou 1/-Phantasmagoria-]
独/12012 [Doku/12012]
SICK/12012 [SICK/12012]
swallow/12012 [swallow/12012]
天真爛漫~VHS、CD/カレン [Tenshi Ranman (CD&VHS)/Karen]
アクチュアリー/カレン [Actually/Karen]
BLACKMILKY/妃&関西貴族 [BLACK MILKY/Kisaki&Kansai Kizoku]
関西制圧 [Kansai Seiatsu/V.A.]
ラメタン祭り [Rametan Matsuri/V.A.]

[Archived] Huge Updates + Release List
As you all know, 2005 has been a great year for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION (and a horrible year for our wallets). Well, it looks as if 2006 will be an even better year for UNDER CODE, and several releases have already been announced. Please check out the list, as all of UC's artists have several releases planned (Some of which haven't been announced until today). (To clarify, 12012, 秘密結社コドモA, カレン, KISAKI, 音鬼, -Phantasmagoria-, and ヴィドール are all on this list)

Upcoming Releases

12012 has two albums planned, both of which will be released on February 01st. The first of these is a best album called not obtain+1, and will contain 10 tracks. One track will be a completely new song, while the rest of the tracks will be rare-ish songs from their live only CDs and various omnibus CDs. The second album will be called PLAY DOLLs, and will contain 10 completely new songs. There will be two versions--A type and B type (KISAKI's such a sneaky bastard isn't he!). The A type will contain a PV for a song from the album called "icy~cold city~." The B type of the album will come with a CD with one more new track. More information as it comes.

秘密結社コドモA (Himitsu Kessha Codomo A) will be releasing three mini-albums, along with a bonus CD that can be obtained when you buy all three. The first album will be called 再放送+予告盤 (Saihousou+Yokokuban) and will contain five tracks. It will be released on December 07th. The second and third album will both be released on January 25th of next year, and will contain five new songs each. Their titles will be オトコノ個 (Otokonoko) and オンナノ故 (Onnanoyue). Buying all three mini-albums will entitle you to a special present of some sort, which hasn't been decided on yet.

カレン (Karen) has the most release planned at this point. Later this year, on December 14th they will release a DVD entitled mellow~創の旋律~ (mellow~Sou no Senritsu~). No other details about it are available yet. They will release three CDs in the first two months of 2006. The first will be a best album entitled primary song memorial~奏の旋律~ (primary song memorial~Sou no Senritsu), and will have a release date of January 18th. The second will also be a best best album, and it's title will be primary song memorial~想の旋律~ (primary song memorial~Sou no Senritsu~). It seems that カレン is playing word games with the titles of the albums and DVD, but someone who knows Japanese will have to figure out what they're trying to say. After releasing the two albums, they plan to give away a CD at live shows on four dates. Those dates are February 19th, 21st, 26th, and 27th. The CD will be entitled プラウド (Puraudo) and will most likely contain only one track.

KISAKI is next jump on the release-bandwagon, and seems to really have a love for photobooks. His first collection of photos comes out on October 19th of this year, and will be named a basement Melody 2.... It will include 30 full color photos (and 60 pages in total), and a free CD with one unspecified track (a new KISAKI PROJECT song perhaps?). Apparently, he already knows it's going to be a hit (the UNDER CODE site seems to suggest that demand for the book has been huge), and has already announced his second photobook, which will be called a basement Melody 3.... It will be released on December 15th of this year, and will come with a bonus DVD of the making of the photobook. (And no, as far as I know there has never been a a basement Melody 1...)

音鬼 (OTO-ONI) has only one CD planned this month, and it was released a few days ago. It's official release date is October 12th, and is entitled (Koku). It contains four new tracks. This is good news for 音鬼 fans, as they hadn't released anything in quite a while.

-Phantasmagoria- has several releases planned (which isn't surprising) and are taking advantage of all the forms of media available to them. First they're releasing a single on October 19th (the same day as KISAKI's first photobook) which will be called 未完成とギルト (Mikansei to Guilt). It will contain only two tracks, but will come in two versions; A type and B type. The A type single will include a bonus DVD with a "MEMORIAL LIVE CLIP" of their tour "TOUR#2「NEO ARK」." The B type will also include a bonus DVD, but this version will have a "MEMORIAL LIVE CLIP" of their tour "2nd concept TOUR「NEO ARK」." After that, Their PV DVDs must be selling really well, because they already have a third one planned! The new PV DVD will be named 幻影像III~for degradation crowd~ (GeneizouIII~for degradation crowd~). It will be released on December 14th, and will come with an eight page booklet. The DVD continues their tradition of releasing two PVs at a time; one will be for "NEVER REBELLION," and the other for "未完成とギルト" (Mikansei to Guilt). The very next day, on December 15th, they'll release their own photobook called 幻影グラフティー I (Genei Grafitti I). Like KISAKI's photobooks, this one will contain 30 pages of full color photos, and 60 pages in total. The number on the name seems to imply that -Phantasmagoria- anticipates making another photobook, so keep your eyes out for news of that as well.

ヴィドール (Vidoll) is last but certainly not least on this list. First they're planning to release a maxi-single, which has a street date of October 26th. It will have the strange title of Chocoripeyes, and will include only two tracks. Then ヴィドール will be joining KISAKI and -Phantasmagoria- and releasing their own photobook on December 15th. Like the other two photobooks coming out that day, it will contain 30 full color photos and 60 pages extra, but will also come with a free CD of some sort! The title of the photobook will be Back of 『AI』lids. Then will be the first UNDER CODE band to release a CD in 2006. On January 01st their new five track mini-album called Deathmate will be released. In keeping with the recent trend, it will come in to versions; A type and B type. Each type will sport a different jacket, as well as a different bonus DVD. The A type will include the PV for their recent single "シャットダウン," (Shutdown) and the B type will include the PV for their upcoming single "Chocoripeyes." When both versions of the mini-album are purchased, a special present DVD will be included, which will contain a making of clip of "シャットダウン" (Shutdown). According to the UNDER CODE site, the mini-album is being released in celebration of ヴィドール's upcoming one man tour "TOUR 2006-「Reload to living doll」."

Omnibus albums are also planned for release. First is SHOCK WAVE CD the SELECT, which is the next installment of the famous omnibus series. It will contain some of the best tracks of the series, and will features songs from 12012, カレン (Karen), -Phantasmagoria-, and ヴィドール (Vidoll). The omnibus will be released on October 25th. Then UNDER CODE will release the next installment of its omnibus series, "High Style Paradox." The new CD will be entitled High Style Paradox SPECIAL ~RARE TRACKS COLLECTIONS~. It will be released on November 09th, and will contain around fourteen to fifteen tracks total. The UNDER CODE website describes it as a second press of "High Style Paradox IV~re acceleration~" with a different jacket and "rare tracks" from KISAKI's favorite bands. So far ネガ (Nega) and Zephyr are the only non-UNDER CODE bands that are known to be on the CD, but expect more information on the actual tracklist soon.

ダリ and Pasyha haven't announced any upcoming releases yet. I suspect they'll announce something with their debut during UNDER CODE's Japan-wide tour, so keep an eye out for these guys!

Well that's it. This took me a looong time to write up, so I hope you at least scanned over it all! If you have anything to add or correct, please let me know! I'm sure I made mistakes (especially with CD names xD), so any help is appreciated. Also, if anyone could explain the word-play in the titles of カレン's new CDs, I'd be really greatful.

[Archived] 12012 Fanlisting
Hey. I just joined and I just wanted to let everyone know I opened a 12012 Fanlisting so please check it out and join

Thank You~

[Archived] DVDs!
You might want to check out Brand-X site... Under Code is releasing a bunch of interesting DVDs! Omnibus live, 12012 live, Vidoru live + PV one for Phantasmagoria! o.O I don't know which one I want the most!

Posts from 2004

[Archived] 12012 community

I created that community because I noticed there wasn't a community for 12012, even though it's so great and I'm sure there are 12012 fans. Join today! ^^

Anyway... I've been a member for a while now, but never before posted anything. I don't like to write introducions.. But I'm addicted to J-rock, 12012 and Vidoll are my favorite visual kei bands.