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PENTAGON's new mini-album "絶叫!"
PENTAGON's new mini-album "絶叫!"

Pentagon are releasing a new mini-album this August entitled "絶叫! (Zekkyou!)." Unlike their previous mini, this CD will come in a regular and limited edition. The regular type will come with 7 songs, and the limited edition comes with 6 tracks and a PV-DVD for their new song "ボクラノウタ (BOKURA NO UTA)." Both types will include "POPCORN MONSTER," which was their last single.



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PENTAGON artist book announced + magazine appearances
PENTAGON has announced the release of their first artist book, Zekkyou! (絶叫!)!

Zekkyou! is B5-sized and will feature 96 pages. It will contain a new photoshoot, personal interviews, and additional unannounced content. The book is being published via ONGAKUSENKASHA (音楽専科社)―makers of SHOXX magazine, etc.―and will be available for mail-order beginning June 21st, for 2,200 yen + shipping. Shipments will commence at the end of July.

Those who purchase the book before 2016-07-20 will receive a set of 5 photocards, which feature a virtual reality (AR動画) component―tho details are lacking about that aspect. Purchasers will also be allowed to participate in a special PENTAGON event:

PEN09 (ペン09)―pronounced “penmarukyuu”―is a three-part event which will be held on 2016-07-25 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.
  1. The band's fashion brand PENTAGON will debut its summer collection, and the members' produced items will be displayed. A sales booth will be erected, and a fashion show will be held at a certain time.
  2. Those who purchased Zekkyou! will be allowed to participate in a talk session and take photos with the band.
  3. A free oneman will be held―details are TBA.

The book can be purchased here (via mail-order), or via the next issue of SHOXX.

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By the way, PENTAGON will appear in SHOXX Vol.282. Those who purchase the magazine online can choose a bonus photocard (of which PENTAGON has 5 to choose). There was a similar promotion for SHOXX Vol.281 as well.

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Also, bassist minpha (眠花) will appear in the “MY DEAR BASS” section of the July edition of BASS・MAGAZINE (ベース・マガジン), to be released on 2016-06-18.
ペンタゴン New Single and 2 Live DVDs
Pentagon have announced the release of several new items: a new single, entitled "ポップコーンモンスター(POPCORN MONSTER)" on June 1st, and two live DVDs named "2015.11.22 「眠≠罪」@AKASAKA BLITZ & 2015.05.30 「密室」@TSUTAYA O-WEST" and "2016.03.20 「ゴーストバスターズ」@中野サンプラザ," respectively. Along with this news came a new photoshoot of their zany costumes and a small preview of what their new song will sound like. Once again, they've tried to fool everyone into thinking they've turned into a pop-rock band.



POPCORN MONSTER will be released in 3 types: type-A will be 2 tracks and pv / offshoot DVD, and types B+C will be 3 tracks, each containing a unique third song. Type A will cost 1,944 yen, and types B and C will both cost 1,620 yen.

Both DVDs will contain two discs, presumably one for each show featured in their titles.




Minor news roundup 3/6
Minor news roundup for 3/6 🤘


  • ARLEQUIN was on TBS show BLITZ INDEX on 2016-03-04.
  • ARLEQUIN are featured in FIVESTARS MAGAZINE March edition.
  • ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON are the cover artists of Vijuttoke vol.48.
  • ARLEQUIN have a comment video for their 2016-03-09 live:

  • THE BLACK SWAN have posted the list of privileges for their upcoming album, OUSIA. It's all interview DVDs and photosets, though.
    • Like an Edison - 【A】 interview DVD 1 + member photoset / 【B】 interview DVD 2 + group photo
    • little HEARTS. - 【A】 interview DVD 3 + group photo + Kotetsu photo / 【B】 member photoset + Kotetsu photo
    • Brand X - 【A】 interview DVD 4 + photocard set (members + group) / 【B】 interview DVD 5
    • Jishuban Club - 【A】 interview DVD 6 + group photo / 【B】 member photoset
    • SKULL ROSE - 【A】 interview DVD 7 / 【B】 member photoset
    • ZEAL LINK - 【A】 interview DVD 8 + group photo / 【B】 member photoset
    • TOWER RECORDS - postcard illustrated by Len (煉)
  • THE BLACK SWAN and Minus Jin-Say Orchestra will participate in a fourman on 2016-04-29:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/222/
  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has mentioned that they will delete their blog soon ;(
  • Ao (碧) [ex-paradeis ~ LOTMAN, etc.] will act as support guitarist at Mis†ake's 2016-03-11 live at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋). Still not sure who the other members are, to be honest.
  • Mis†ake will release their 3-piece black tea set (1,000 yen) at their 2016-03-11 live. They'll also release a keyholder (1,000 yen) and armband (2,000 yen).






  • Mis†ake will also release a new single, Kakogawa Shinjuu, at their 2016-03-11 live.
  • At their 2016-03-26 live at Umeda (梅田) Zeela, Mis†ake will debut their new costumes and make an important announcement. (Actually, they say they will not do those things, but then say “(lying)” right beside that, lol. They're so stupid.)
  • More will be on FOOL'S MATE channel on 2016-03-07.
  • PENTAGON has re-stocked their ugly new goods at the GOEMON RECORDS official web shop.

    Those who spend 5,000 yen on the goods (cheki excluded) will receive an original totebag. Those who spend 10,000 yen will further receive an original badge (1 random of 10 possible).
  • Visual kei bar RAZZLE DAZZLE (run by HINA and Yuuri of Lucifer's underground) will hold an unofficial LIN/UNDER CODE/Matina day on 2016-03-12 in celebration of KISAKI's birthday.
  • ex-VARYL drummer Shikito (織人) has changed his name to 律-ritsu- and joined Ains band Gossip (大日本鬼端児組 悪童会に占拠され ゴシップ)! Since Shikito/ritsu isn't directly connected to UCP/Matina, we won't start following Gossip's activities, but it's cool nonetheless.

    (Kinda interesting that ex-VARYL vocalist Hiro's previous band was called gossip too!)
Minor news roundup 2/22
Minor news roundup 2/22:


  • ARLEQUIN will have an interview in SHOXX Vol.278.
  • PENTAGON D. Atsuki (篤輝) will appear in the FASHION&STYLING section of Cure Vol.151. ARLEQUIN will have an interview in the same issue.
  • ARLEQUIN has two features in DI:GA online.
  • LIN put up the limited cheki a little late. There was a set of SUI in his Evil en Lucifer costume, a set of MIZALY in no makeup, and some group shots in Santa outfits. The first two are sold out.
  • Affective Synergy will perform a new song on 2016-02-25. Special photosets will also be sold at the live. (← And check out the project's new logo!)
  • In celebration of the birthday of V. Chizuru (千吊), a special event will be held at which PENTAGON members will answer questions about him. A present will be awarded to the member with the most correct answers.
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/211/
  • PENTAGON will also hold a sponsored event in April:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/210/
  • Minus Jin-Say Orchestra will hold a three-day oneman series at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on March 2nd~4th. Their twoman vs URBANGARDE (アーバンギャルド) will be held at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE on 2016-06-05. Additional twoman lives will be held in the future.
  • AVANCHICK has posted samples of their new songs Haikei Tsukaisute no Kimihe, Yubikiri, and Shineba Ii no ni. The cover art of their new single is also up: check it out.
  • By the way, Seraphim previously pointed out that AVANCHICK's new single uses their own UPC instead of the usual UPC for ROCKSTAR RECORDS. However, I've since confirmed that the release is still coming out through ROCKSTAR RECORDS. So I guess they haven't changed anything~
  • AVANCHICK cheki are being sold at Chaotic Harmony. The site also sold signed copies of Eternal, but they've already sold out ;(
  • Paranoid≠circuS will hold their three-year anniversary event, SCHRODINGER no Hako (シュレーディンガーの箱), at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on 2016-03-27.
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/212/
  • Paranoid≠circuS also revealed their actual new artist photo, finally. Check it~
Minor news roundup 1/31
Minor news roundup for 1/31:


  • ARLEQUIN, Black Gene For the Next Scene, GOTCHAROCKA, More, and PENTAGON, among others, have contributed comment videos in celebration of ViSULOG's 5th anniversary.
  • ARLEQUIN will hold a twoman with DEZERT:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/195/
  • ARLEQUIN will display their costumes from the Douke NO Hana (道化ノ華) era at visual shop Ai-Karyu (Ai-華龍) from 2016-01-30 through 2016-02-21.
  • AVANCHICK has begun selling their live DVD through the AOOS shop (it was previously only available through the band's own web shop).

    When buying from this store, the privilege is an L-sized artist photograph with printed signature/comment. (The official web shop version included a bonus offshot DVD instead.)
  • Black Gene For the Next Scene has revealed the tracklists for their best album, CHAOS MONSTER.

    Those who purchase the CLEAR type, and either of the other types, can mail in the title strips for a special unplugged/piano CD.
  • THE BLACK SWAN's drummer Len (煉) appeared on Nippon TELEVISION (日本テレビ) show Jinsei ga Kawaru 1 Funkan no Fuka II Hanashi (人生が変わる1分間の深イイ話).
  • ex-E'm ~grief~ Cecir has done some composing
  • Mischievous has announced the details of their two-part tour final at HOLIDAY OSAKA on 2016-03-31. Their PV will be distributed to attendees, and message disc will be further distributed to VIP ticket holders.
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/193/
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/194/
  • More revealed the tracklist to their upcoming mini-album, PARADIGMA.
  • Paranoid≠circuS released the tracklist for their upcoming mini-album, DREAM BOXX. It includes 4 old songs and 4 new songs―which is longer than a mini-album, so I wonder if some of the new ones are SE tracks...
  • PENTAGON has released new goods through the GOEMON RECORDS official shop, available for order 2016-02-01 through 2016-02-05. (They appear to be sold out already, tho...!).
  • Se'ikspia posted a trailer with some footage from their “replay” live (tho they unfortunately didn't use the live-recorded audio). It seems that the band hopes to play another live, but that's still undecided.

ARLEQUIN × PENTAGON photo for GOEMON tour
GOEMON RECORDS has presented the official group photo of ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON for its upcoming label tour, Daimyougyouretsu 2016 (大名行列2016).

  • 2016-05-05 ebisu (恵比寿) LIQUIDROOM
  • 2016-05-07 Kanazawa (金沢) AZ
  • 2016-05-08 Niigata (新潟) GOLDEN PIGS RED STAGE
  • 2016-05-10 Sendai (仙台) MACANA
  • 2016-05-14 Hiroshima (広島) SECOND CRUTCH
  • 2016-05-15 Fukuoka (福岡) Drum Be-1
  • 2016-05-17 Okayama (岡山) IMAGE
  • 2016-05-21 Kashiwa (柏) PALOOZA
  • 2016-05-22 Urawa (浦和) Narciss
  • 2016-05-25 Yokohama (横浜) BAYSIS
  • 2016-05-28 Umeda (梅田) CLUB QUATTRO
  • 2016-05-29 Nagoya (名古屋) ElectricLadyLand
Minor news roundup 1/7
Happy New Year! Some minor news:

  • PENTAGON is the back cover artist for freepaper FIVESTARS MAGAZINE this month. (GIGAMOUS is also featured.)
  • GOEMON RECORDS will hold its label tour, Daimyougyouretsu 2016 (大名行列2016), on 2016-05-05 at ebisu LIQUIDROOM through 2016-05-29 at Nagoya (名古屋) ElectricLadyLand.
  • ARLEQUIN has a new t-shirt design.
  • Vasalla × WITH SEXY one-day-revival live DVD, Film of LOVE INSANE, is finally being shipped. It was supposed to have shipped on 2015-12-10, but was delayed due to an error in manufacturing.
  • PINOCCHIO, the new solo project of ex-ClearVeil guitarist Amamiya Ryuto, will feature the following support members:
    2016-02-02
    【V. & G. Amamiya Ryuto / G. DAI [ex-Oneness] / B. Kakeru (翔) / D. Siyu (詩悠) [ex-Nobady]】
    2016-02-22
    【V. & G. Amamiya Ryuto / G. DAI [ex-Oneness] / (others)】
    2016-02-25
    【V. & G. Amamiya Ryuto / G. RomeO. (ろみヲ.) [ex-ONE★STAR] / B. Azuki (梓姫) [ex-A'LETZA] / D. YANCY. [ex-ONE★STAR]】
  • Neologi's maxi-single, DD, has been delayed from 2016-01-27 to 2016-02-09, due to manufacturing delays. (That's happened a lot recently, huh?)
  • KISAKI (LIN) is the cover artist of POPUNITED Vol.103.

Posts from 2015

Minor news roundup 12/23
Minor news roundup for 2015-12-23:


  • Lilith guitarist Lin's Instagram: @affectedsynergy.
  • SHOXX Vol.276 features PENTAGON.
  • PENTAGON's fashion brand PENTAGON will hold its collaborative two-part instore event with KERA at their Shinjuku (新宿) brand on 2016-01-16. Their collaborative blue parka (9,720 yen) will be sold. Those who spend 10,000 yen can participate in either part of the event, while those who spend 18,000 yen can participate in both. (Both parts consist of a talk, signing, and cheki shooting session.)
  • Cure Vol.149 features Black Gene For the Next Scene, GIGAMOUS, LIN, PENTAGON, and GOEMON RECORDS president YU-I.
  • ARLEQUIN live report is up at UREpia (ウレぴあ).
  • REVINE vs SHAPE SHIFTER twoman, Shinsaibashi Gekka Raimei (心斎橋月下雷鳴), will be held on 2016-04-06 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm, with opening act 無玄-MUKURO-.
  • PENTAGON × Belle (ベル) twoman, AGAINST THE RULES, will be held on 2016-03-03 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
  • PENTAGON sponsored event, TEAR'S LIBERATION, will be held on 2016-02-24 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
  • Like an Edison 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR DVD [Type-A] features: AVANCHICK, ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, SHAPE SHIFTER, D, and many others.

    [Type-B] features: Dead Children
    , Devil Kitty, THE BLACK SWAN, PENTAGON, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra, More, and many more.

    Those who spend 1,000 yen at Like an Edison stores can choose either DVD, those who spend 2,000 yen receive both.
  • ARLEQUIN vocalist Aki (暁) will participate in seek's session band during Tokyo Chaos 2015 on 2015-12-31 at Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyougijou Dainitaiikukan (国立代々木競技場 第二体育館).
    seek SESSION (seek セッション)
    【V. Aki (暁) [ARLEQUIN / G. Kazuki (一樹) [BugLug] / G. Kayuu (華遊) [ex-ν] / B. seek [Mix Speaker's,Inc.] / D. 宏崇-hirotaka- [R Shitei (R指定)]】
  • SHOXX POSTER MAGAZINE #7 features PENTAGON.
GOEMON RECORDS new year lucky bags
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its three-type (ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, or GOEMON) 2016 New Year lucky bags.

Each bag is 9,999 yen and contains 8~10 items, including a ticket to one part of a special three-part event at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA on 2016-01-23. They will be available for order from 2015-12-01 through 2015-12-05.

The two artist bags will contain items of their namesakes, plus a ticket to that band's oneman portion of the 2016-01-23 event (so ARLEQUIN bag includes ARLEQUIN items + ticket to ARLEQUIN oneman). Meanwhile, the GOEMON bag includes items of both artists, plus a ticket to the vocalist shuffle twoman portion of the live, which will feature PENTAGON feat. Aki and ARLEQUIN feat. chizuru.

The lucky bags will ship on 2016-01-12.
Minor news roundup 10/7
Here's some minor news that I've been neglecting to post. (I've been too busy working on the discography section!)


  • AVANCHICK will hold their second fanclub event, Moumoku Shoujo no Tsudoi (盲目少女の集い), at KARAOKE no Tetsujin (カラオケの鉄人) in Shibuya Dougenzaka branch (渋谷道玄坂店) on 2015-10-25.
  • LIN is the cover artist for freepaper POPUNITED Vol.100.
  • Shohei (祥平) (ARLEQUIN), MIZALY (LIN), and Rame and SAN (Black Gene For the Next Scene) were on KSP CHANNEL yesterday.
  • PENTAGON debuted new goods. They're pretty cute!
  • ARLEQUIN debuted new goods. Some are kinda ugly, huh?
  • HINA (ヒナ) [Lucifer's underground] will act as guest vocalist for GRIM (グリム) at their 2015-11-13 sponsored event, 13 Nichi no Kinyoubi ~Samayoeru Mamono to 13 no Shito~ (13日の金曜日 ~さまよえる魔物と13の使徒~), at Deto (出戸) ORTOLOUNGE.
  • ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON posted a comment video:

  • ARLEQUIN live footage is played on MUSIC JAPAN TV show, Velvet Music, starting on 2015-10-01 and repeating through the month.
  • RHEDORIC's first album second press is available for overseas digital purchase via CD Baby.
  • Mischievous will participate as guest at the CARDIA (カルディア) VS GAGA threeman tour, MAD, on 2015-12-07 at Dotonbori (道頓堀) SHRIMP.
  • ex-ClearVeil~carat guitarist Ryuto Amamiya (雨宮 流斗) is posting his original vocaloid songs on his blog.
  • New king zeebra band Riddle=Dect has posted their official photo.
Minor news roundup 9/2
Here's the latest roundup of minor news:


  • PENTAGON will appear in the following media outlets:
    • Radio program REDNIQS on 2015-08-31
    • Fashion magazine smart October edition
    • Free paper VR Virtual Reality vol.038
  • AVANCHICK will appear in Free paper EvoL'v vol.6.
  • VARYL members appeared in a session band on 2015-08-25:
    Shikito SESSION (織人セッション)
    【V. Siyu [ex-GLIEVE] / G. Tomo (友) [ex-A→Z] / G. Hinano。 (ひなの。) [VARYL support] / B. Yuto (侑斗) [LeviuS] / D. Shikito (織人) [VARYL]】
  • FAZ (the reincarnation of Matina band Facizm [aka Philia]) recently gained two new members: G. mitsuru / D. TAKAHIRO. The remaining members also changed their names:
    V. toshia → ToshiA / G. SHINYA (シンヤ) → SHINYA / B. kappy → KATSUHISA
  • At Lucifer's underground's 2015-09-01 event, Shisakupj≠617■2 (試作pj≠617■2) was replaced by RARARAIBU (ララライブ).
  • On 2015-11-18, AVANCHICK and Dead Children members will participate in a session band:
    liki BIRTHDAY SESSION (莉希-liki-BIRTHDAYセッション)
    【V. 莉希-liki- [Synk;yet] / G. Sin (秦) [Minerva] / G. Noah [AVANCHICK] / B. Ray [Dead Children] / D. SAKU [VAASTU]】
  • PENTAGON have released new rubber wristbands designed by minpha (眠花).
  • As of 2015-09-01, AVANCHICK fans are officially called “Moumoku Shoujo (盲目少女)” (blind girls).
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi put up more items for mail-order.
  • On 2015-09-03, Dead Children and Vasalla members will participate in a session band:
    the gravity
    【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [Dead Children] / G. Shun (舜) [Vasalla] / G. Cain [Dead Children] / B. Akito [buccal cone] / D. Zukki [ex-OZ]】
  • MIZALY [LIN], Rame and SAN [Black Gene For the Next Scene], and Shohei (祥平) [ARLEQUIN] will appear on internet talk show YaME TALK (矢メトーク) on 2015-10-06. See the KSP channel for more info.
PENTAGON twoman with DADAROMA
PENTAGON will participate in a twoman versus DADAROMA on 2015-10-11 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4. The two bands will also hold a session at the event.
Minor news roundup 8/21
The latest minor news:


  • The songs from LIN's Memento-Mori are available for karaoke through LIVE DAM. See KISAKI's post for more info.
  • Visual shop fiveStars is holding its three-day event, fiveStars no Natsumatsuri -2015- (ファイブスターの夏祭り-2015-), on 2015-08-21, 22, and 28. Attendees who purchase any CD from the shop's booth, which will be set up at each live, will receive a special signed fan featuring the participating artists. Those artists include Black Gene For the Next Scene and PENTAGON.
  • ARLEQUIN will participate in a twoman versus DIAURA, DARK AGES -The third Rebellion-, on 2015-11-29 at Yokohama (横浜) BAYSIS.
  • PENTAGON sold a few additional quantities of their original parkas, but they've since sold out again.
  • Those who purchase all 5 types of PENTAGON's upcoming single are eligible to receive a privilege “TETSUKIZU letter”. To apply, one must mail in all 5 application coupons before 2015-09-10. More details here.
  • Dead Children has uploaded samples of their mini-album, Haunted Vox, which is out now.

Media roundup 8/20
The latest magazine and television appearances from our lovely bands:


  • ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON are the cover and back cover artists of Vijuttoke vol.42. Black Gene For the Next Scene is also featured.
  • PENTAGON is in SHOXX vol.272.
  • KISAKI (LIN) is the back cover artist of Cure Vol.145. ARLEQUIN, Black Gene For the Next Scene, GIGAMOUS, GOTCHAROCKA, and PENTAGON are also featured.
  • GOTCHAROCKA and PENTAGON are featured in SHOXX POSTER MAGAZINE #6.
  • On 2015-08-18, LIN was the special featured artist on MUSIC ON! TV program BMXrobot Presents! 「V to I no Gakkou ~Amen: VISUAL no Kyoushitsu / Bmen: IDOL no Kyoushitsu~」 (BMXrobot Presents! 「VとIの学校 ~A面:ビジュアルの教室/B面:アイドルの教室~」). GIGAMOUS was also featured.
  • ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON will appear on talk program NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ) on 2015-08-25.
  • Live reports (with image galleries) of ARLEQUIN's 2015-08-09 oneman were featured on Pia (ぴあ) and OKMusic.
PENTAGON new single samples
PENTAGON has uploaded samples for all songs from their upcoming single, Hijiki to KARAAGE (ひじきとカラアゲ). Also check out the full TETSU KIZU (テツキズ) PV and Jesus phobia PV preview, which were previously posted.




PENTAGON releases full TETSUKIZU PV
PENTAGON has released the full PV to their song TETSUKIZU (テツキズ).

Some parts of the song drag a bit, IMO, but the PV is really well done.


PENTAGON × Super BRock Record
Visual shop Super BRock Record will hold a PENTAGON special fair during the week of 2015-09-01. Customers who purchase PENTAGON goods from the shop during that period will receive an artist photo or comment DVD.
Minor news roundup 7/31
I've been too busy updating layout stuff to bother posting news m(_ _)m. So here's the latest minor stuff:


  • ARLEQUIN will stream at NICONICO on 2015-08-05 from 21:00. They'll watch and talk about offshot footage from their tour for 1 hour.
  • ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON are featured in free paper VR Virtual Reality vol.037.
  • ARLEQUIN bassist Shohei (祥平) and PENTAGON guitarist Yutori (ゆとり) are in Cure Vol.144.
  • Session band G:K will perform on 2015-08-17 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3 with lineup 【V. toshia [ex-Philia~FAZ] / G. YOUDAI [ex-WHITEBLACK] / B. leaya [Vasalla] / D. Mikage [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]】.

    FOODED SEAL vocalist Sami (雅美) will also have a session band at the event (as drummer). [And completely unrelatedly, ex-SULFURIC ACID vocalist MASAKI will be there. Cool~]
  • On 2015-08-07 at Osaka (大阪) MUSE, KISAKI (LIN), and SAN and Rame from Black Gene For the Next Scene, will appear in a session band together:

    【V. KOU (コウ) [Shounenki (少年記)] / V. YOU (ヨウ) [BLaive] / V. SACCI [SOUIUMONO (サウイフモノ)] / G. SAN [Black Gene For the Next Scene] / G. SARSHI [HERO] / B. KISAKI [LIN] / D. Ichirou (一朗) [Lycaon] / MC. RAMEtan (ラメたん) [Black Gene For the Next Scene]】
  • LIN is the cover artist for free paper SEVEN Vol.025. They'll have a special interview about their activity pause.
  • Oneness, who recently disbanded, are liquidating their goods via the Double River Record web shop. Rare posters, towels, cheki sets, and other goods are available again, as are additional quantities of their memorial pamphlet.
  • Paranoid≠circuS has uploaded the cover art and tracklist for their upcoming single, 69. It's on sale at CDJapan now.
  • PENTAGON have a new towel designed by 眠花-minpha-.
PENTAGON 「Hijiki to KARAAGE」 details + new look
“We tricked everyone into thinking that PENTAGON had changed routes to a POP band, lol”

That was tweeted by GOEMON RECORDS as the label revealed PENTAGON's new look, and details of their upcoming single. When the CD was announced in June, the band was sporting a decidedly poppy look, so it's nice to see that they're not going down the no-visuals road. At least for now ;)

PENTAGON's new look


Anyway, the band's new release, Hijiki to KARAAGE, is a double A-side single. They explain that “Hijiki” = “beauty/aesthetic style” and applies to the song Jesus Phobia; and “KARAAGE” = “happy style” and applies to TETSUKIZU. Five types will be released (one for each member). All five contain the two main songs, plus an additional song (except for the A type, which contains a DVD with two PVs instead). Check the PENTAGON discography section for full information and high-res cover art!
Media roundup 7/13
Here are the latest media appearances by ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, PENTAGON and more:


  • ARLEQUIN
    Mad Tea Party MAGAZINE FREE Vol.1
    Stuppy Vol.6
    VR Virtual Reality vol.036
  • Black Gene For the Next Scene
    Mad Tea Party MAGAZINE FREE Vol.1
  • GIGAMOUS
    VR Virtual Reality vol.036
  • GOTCHAROCKA
    Mad Tea Party MAGAZINE FREE Vol.1
  • KISAKI
    Stuppy Vol.6
  • PENTAGON
    Mad Tea Party MAGAZINE FREE Vol.1
    Stuppy Vol.6
    VR Virtual Reality vol.036
In media 6/25
Here are a few upcoming media appearances (mostly from GOEMON RECORDS bands):

  • SHOXX Vol.270
    RUKA (NIGHTMARE) × KISAKI (LIN) / ARLEQUIN / PENTAGON
  • SHOXX POSTER MAGAZINE #5
    ARLEQUIN
  • Cure Vol.143
    REALies
  • GIRAGIRA J Shirogumi (GIRAGIRA J 白組) ending theme for June
    ARLEQUIN's Douke NO Hana (道化ノ華)
PENTAGON second oneman and twoman
PENTAGON has announced details of their second oneman, which will be held in November. They've also announced a twoman with HERO, to be held in September.

http://weloveucp.com/lives/101/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/102/
GOEMON RECORDS threeman sold out
GOEMON RECORDS will hold a threeman of its bands―ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, and REALies―at which the bands will perform under special names and wear yukata. The live has already sold out ♪

http://weloveucp.com/lives/100/
PENTAGON new singles and PEN COLLE part two 「TETSUKIZU」 plan
PENTAGON will release their new single, Hijiki to KARAAGE (ひじきとカラアゲ), on 2015-09-02 in 5 types (one for each members). Further details TBA. The band has also announced details of their special program: TETSUKIZU Matsuri (テツキズ祭).




  • The band gives an explanation about TETSUKIZU―鉄絆, it means “iron bonds”―but it's super-typical BS about the ~unbreakable bonds~ between fans and band members, friends and family, etc.
  • PENTAGON will collaborate with NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ), the visual kei branch of video service NICO NICO:

    On 2015-08-25, the band will hold their “research recital” (live), PENTAGON no Jiyuukenkyuu Happyoukai (ペンタゴンの自由研究発表会), at Ikebukuro (池袋) P'PARCO. Tickets are 3,000 yen and will be distributed randomly to those who form an orderly line at the venue on the day of the concert. After the show, attendees will be allowed to take a photo with the band, and will also receive a signed photo as a present.

    On the same day, at 16:00 JST, PENTAGON will appear on NICO Visu, streaming worldwide. I assume this is just a talk session
  • Later that day, the band will hold their live, TETSUKIZU Matsuri ~Oretachi no Tetsukizu~ (テツキズ祭~俺たちの鉄絆~), at Toshima Koukaidou (豊島公会堂).
  • After the success of the PENTAGON-designed parka, the band has announced their t-shirts and sailor shirts. The shirts will be sold at the web shop from 2015-06-15 through 2015-06-20. And of course, fans attending the TETSUKIZU activities are encouraged to wear them!
  • The new single will be pre-sold at Toshima Koukaidou and the nearby Like an Edison, on 2015-08-25. Those who purchase 3 types on that day will receive a privilege DVD with two live recordings from the band's first oneman. Those who purchase all 5 types will receive a DVD with the same two live recordings plus a third live recording.
PENTAGON and GIGAMOUS in threeman
PENTAGON and GIGAMOUS will participate in a threeman with BELLE (ベル) next month:

http://weloveucp.com/lives/96/
PENTAGON festival and versus Grieva
PENTAGON successfully finished their first oneman, 「Misshitsu」, at TSUTAYA O-WEST today. The live was a complete success―it sold out in 1 minute, including balcony tickets! The band has announced their next step: they will hold a special festival in Teshima, although details are currently secret... PENTAGON has also announced a twoman live versus Grieva (グリーヴァ) in August.

http://weloveucp.com/lives/74/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/73/

By the way, VISUNAVI has some great pics of today's oneman.

Media appearances: ARLEQUIN, KISAKI, PENTAGON
ARLEQUIN is appearing in a shit-ton of media lately (including 4 as cover artist!!). Here's a list of all their stuff, plus some other recent appearances by other artists:


  • Cure Vol.142
    ARLEQUIN (back cover artist)
  • SEVEN Vol.024
    ARLEQUIN (cover artist)
  • Vijuttoke Vol.39
    ARLEQUIN (cover artist)
  • Men's SPIDER 2015.7月号
    ARLEQUIN (cover artist)
  • GIRAGIRA J 白組 5月14日
    PENTAGON
  • LIFE IS V
    ARLEQUIN (“Douke NO Hana” opening song for June)
  • NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ) 6/2
    ARLEQUIN, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra
  • SHOXX Vol.269
    ARLEQUIN, GOTCHAROCKA
  • SHOXX Vol.270
    KISAKI w/ RUKA (NIGHTMARE)
  • Stuppy Vol.5
    ARLEQUIN, Black Gene For the Next Scene, PENTAGON, GOTCHAROCKA, KISAKI
  • VISUAL Kei Tsuushin・Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) #114
    GIGAMOUS
  • VISUAL Kei Tsuushin・Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) #115
    Black Gene For the Next Scene
  • VISUAL Kei Tsuushin・Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) #116
    REALies
  • VISUAL Kei Tsuushin・Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) #117
    GOTCHAROCKA
  • ViSULOG feature
    PENTAGON
  • VR Virtual Reality vol.034
    ARLEQIN, LIN, PENTAGON
  • Yame TALK (矢メトーク) #07
    ARLEQUIN, Black Gene For the Next Scene
ARLEQUIN, Dead Children, and PENTAGON involved in twoman lives
ARLEQUIN will hold a twoman with DIAURA, and Dead Children will hold a co-sponsored event with Synk;yet:

http://weloveucp.com/lives/69/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/70/

PENTAGON will hold a twoman tour with LEZARD, LezaPEN (りざペン), beginning on 2015-09-06:
  • 2015-09-06 Takadanobaba AREA
  • 2015-09-09 Kanazawa AZ
  • 2015-09-10 Niigata CLUB RIVERST
  • 2015-09-11 Sendai HooK
  • 2015-09-15 Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
  • 2015-09-16 Hiroshima Namiki JUNCTION
  • 2015-09-21 Nagoya ell.FITSALL
  • 2015-09-22 Osaka MUSE
  • 2015-09-24 Okayama IMAGE
  • 2015-09-25 Kobe Taiyou to Tora
Minor news roundup 5/9
Here's some recent minor news:


  • ARLEQUIN is releasing new wristbands designed by Aki.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi will hold a sponsored event on 2015-06-19:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/68/
  • ARLEQUIN will appear in the July edition of Men's SPIDER, to be released on 2015-05-25.
  • ViSULOG has posted an article with loads of pictures from PENTAGON's 2015-04-25 Harajuku jack event: check it out!
  • Several artists will feature comments and photos in a pamphlet by TOWER RECORDS, VISUAL LIFE Vol.1: ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, Dead Children, Black Gene For the Next Scene, THE BLACK SWAN, PENTAGON, REALies, Lucifer's underground, and Oneness.
  • Shop fiveStars recently sponsored a tour called Realistic ideal 2015. Starting on 2015-05-12, the shop is running a campaign: those who spend 1,500 yen will receive a pamphlet containing comments and photos from the tour. Among others, PENTAGON and Oneness will be featured.
  • Oneness posted a privilege list for their upcoming final single, GO!!.
  • LIN, ARLEQUIN, and PENTAGON will appear in VR Virtual Reality vol.034.
  • REALies' 2015-06-20 and 2015-06-21 sponsored events are sold out!
  • REALies has new goods featuring the slogan “I DID IT MY WAY”. They were designed by Ritsu and look pretty cool!!
Minor news roundup 4/27
The latest minor news from ARLEQUIN, Black Gene For the Next Scene, LIN, PENTAGON, REALies, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, and the:Ø:


  • ARLEQUIN has released some new goods.
  • Black Gene For the Next Scene uploaded the full PV for their new song Uragaeri (裏返り):

  • I added lyrics for LIN's latest single, Memento-Mori.
  • In TYPE:C of PENTAGON's new single, Shounen WALTZ (少年ワルツ), the bonus track ANEMONE (アネモネ) was misprinted as Suisai (水彩). GOEMON RECORDS apologizes for the mistake.
  • REALies vocalist Rayka has produced his own clothing brand, MY/WAY. The first item of the collection is a shirt called “-DROWN ME-”, which he designed. The size-free shirt will be sold at lives beginning on 2015-04-28 for 3,500 yen. Check it out here.
  • At their 2015-04-29 live, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi [performing under the name NOBEL LABEL (ノベルラベル)] will release a demo of “new song 5” (awarded to those who spend 5,000 yen on goods).
  • Recently-disbanded the:Ø has re-opened their web shop after their previous drama, and is selling limited quantities of their last mini-album, cold the:Øry. I bought a copy, so I'll share it here if it's not available any more...
Minor news roundup 3/28
Some updates from AiM MaiM, BALA★NCE, Mischievous, NEOLOGI, PENTAGON, REALies, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi:


  • While Tatoeba Konna Hanashi are on activity pause, the vocalist and bassist will perform as a two-person unit called NOBEL LABEL (ノベルラベル).

    So far, they have lives planned for 2015-04-19 and 2015-04-29.
  • AiM MaiM will hold their tour final, (共ニイキヨウ), on 2015-05-28 at LIVEHOUSE D'. Details to be announced.
  • Mischievous has announced all of their three-consecutive-month sponsored events, all of which will be at Nishikujou BRAND NEW:

    2015-04-28
    Hana KusaRE Kinkakubyou ・ Hasshou (花腐レ菌核病・発症)

    2015-05-25
    Hana KusaRE Kinkakubyou ・ Monen (花腐レ菌核病・蔓延)

    2015-06-30
    Hana KusaRE Kinkakubyou ・ Makki (花腐レ菌核病・末期)
  • REALies is sponsoring a twoman with PENTAGON in June:

    http://weloveucp.com/lives/55/
  • REALies will hold a oneman “diet live” to celebrate the birthday of Akino (明イ). The band will play 10 songs without any breaks―they recommend bringing towels and wearing tshirts and sneakers, since it will be so hectic~

    http://weloveucp.com/lives/56/
  • At their 2015-03-27 live (the last before pausing activities), Tatoeba Konna Hanashi is awarding one of these two items to those who spend 5,000 yen.

    Also, anyone who attends for Tatoeba will receive a voucher for a “kansha no kimochi (かんしゃのきもち)”.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi side-project BALA★NCE sold this CD, with 1 new track, at Tatoeba's 2015-02-21 live.
  • NEOLOGI has put up a special page with previews and reviews for their new single, Queen.

    It's, uh...
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi sold this CD and this CD (along with a photoset) via email on 2015-03-01.

    See this post for details.
PENTAGON new single 「Shounen WALTZ」 details
PENTAGON has announced the details for their upcoming single, Shounen WALTZ, to be released on 2015-04-29. It will come in 3 types: A, with PV; B with bonus track; and C with alternate bonus track (full details here). The band's new look is above, and a preview of the PV is below. What do you think?

PENTAGON will hold an acoustic live at TOWER RECORDS in Shinjuku for those who purchase two of the three types.


PENTAGON first single and Harajuku hijack
PENTAGON will release their first single, Shounen WALTZ (少年ワルツ), in 3 types on 2015-04-29 (details TBA). They will also “hijack” Harajuku for one day, on 2014-04-25, in celebration of vocalist 千吊-chizuru-'s birthday!

Various mannequins at secret Harajuku locations will be made up to resemble the PENTAGON members. Photography of these mannequins is encouraged! Furthermore, the band will sell PENTAGON custom parkas and shirts through the GOEMON web shop beginning on 2014-02-16 (6,000 yen each)―fans are encouraged to buy these and wear them on the hijack day, to further spread awareness of PENTAGON throughout Harajuku! Finally, a free event (fashion show?), called PENTA COLLECTION (ペンタコレクション), will be held at Harajuku (原宿) QUEST HALL on that day.



GOEMON RECORDS tours and coupling omnibus
Hot indie visual label started by ex-CindyKate, GOEMON RECORDS, has several live tours and events planned for 2015, including its 2nd anniversary tour! On 2015-04-22, the label will also release its first coupling omnibus, ALL I NEED, including new songs and live footage from ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, and REALies. Check below for all the live details:

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