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28 August 2013 @ 09:56 pm
New album and live tour announced!  
Hi everyone!

The boys have finally announced a new album release, and a new tour is also coming up! It was about time!


(newspaper picture by bull8er)

The new album is called JUKE BOX and will be out on October 16th. It'll come in 3 versions:

  • LE A: 15 songs CD + Members talking about their current mental state DVD + photobook

  • LE B: 15 songs CD + Lead song "Takoyaki In My Heart" PV DVD + photobook

  • RE: 15 songs + 2 split battle unit songs, Samurai Soldiers vs. Legendary Hunters + 1 group song written/composed by Yasu.

"Current mental state"? "Takoyaki In My Heart"? I thought we'd already seen everything... XD

The group will be splitting in two units (3/4), but we won't know who's with who until the album goes on sale - they'll announce the members on Teichiku's website. Each unit will think about their own performance, which apparently will be unique at each concert, and it'll work like a "battle": the fans will be able to vote for their favorite by using a slip that comes with the albums. By doing this, K8 hopes that their lives will become more interactive with the fans. The results will be announced at the final Osaka concert in January, and the losing unit will suffer a batsu game, that shall be realized after the tour is over (I'm already hoping to get nice footage of this on the tour DVD, haha). This will be pretty interesting to follow!

The tour still doesn't have a name, but they'll perform at the 5 big domes again, just like in 2011. The schedule is kind of weird though:

  • 2013.11.08-10: Tokyo

  • 2013.12.14: Sapporo

  • 2013.12.21-23: Nagoya

  • 2014.01.01-02: Fukuoka

  • 2014.01.17-19: Osaka

Which means they're not doing a Countdown concert, at least not for now! Who knows what they'll announce for New Year's Eve, *if* they're going to do anything. Good luck to everyone who's balloting - I hope you hit for your desired days! :)

It seems the fanclub members have received the oficial e-mail about the album and tour this morning, but there's nothing on Jnet or Teichiku yet. I shall update again when the pre-order links come out! :) The covers will probably still take a while, but I'm already curious about the design! (And they'd better have pretty packages and booklets because this time they're making me buy all three versions, lol).

Sources: all over twitter but mainly @info_kanjani8 and translations by @OtakuHasPie and dragon-fat@tumblr.
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whited_79: pic#64865915whited_79 on August 29th, 2013 06:52 am (UTC)
Kouhaku is most likely.
Mayemayezinha on August 29th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Excellent news!!
I only hope I'll be able to get at least one edition. XD;; But they really made all editions attractive!
I wonder if they'll go for the usual Sanbaka/kiddies units or they actually will jan-ken-pon again for it. XD

Also I'm crossing my fingers for them being at Tokio Dome for Countdown!

Thanks Tati for the info!! :Db
:flails with you::
kienainiji: Pikienainiji on August 29th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
yay!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! The tour name was already updated on J-NET "KANJANI EIGHT LIVE TOUR JUKE BOX" http://www.johnnys-net.jp/page?id=consta&artist=13&lang=en_us#174 5 domes > 12 concerts!! I'm soooooooo happy!!
kienainiji: Pikienainiji on August 29th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
me again...LJ takes my comment as spam coz I wanted to share the J-NET link XD

yay!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! The tour name was already updated on J-NET "KANJANI EIGHT LIVE TOUR JUKE BOX" 5 domes > 12 concerts!! I'm soooooooo happy!!
mimi: eitoiceuck on August 29th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
TAKOYAKI IN MY HEART might be the best song title in the world ever.

Also, most people think Kohaku is no fun but I still wish they'd go for a second time, considering the boys might want that, too, given the prestige it comes with. But I hope they run to the JCD and be there live instead of recording a performance/message. :P
nisanoaozora: crying ryonisanoaozora on August 29th, 2013 07:46 am (UTC)
whyyyy oh whyyyy..... I will leave Tokyo at Nov 6 T_T
I really want to cry right now.... Oh Goddd....
(Anonymous) on August 29th, 2013 08:10 am (UTC)
I have the same problem ... (i _ i )
lybrintlybrint on August 29th, 2013 08:21 am (UTC)
Wah!!! It is a good news! ^_^
I just can't wait to watch it...please..please let me now when they release already ne ^^
Thank you for sharing this =)
Pink Ranger: ryo: VS arashi failfayevalentine3 on August 29th, 2013 10:56 am (UTC)
Exciting news! \:D/
I hope they can still announce their own countdown con and show up in takoyaki outifts XD
Forever-Late Girl: cuteiedori_liv on August 29th, 2013 11:49 am (UTC)
And thank you so much for posting all this info. I feel so out of the loop atm so its great when updates like this come up :)
Looking forward to more info on the album. And I can't believe we're thinking countdown already!
マルチ / Marcsika: [Kanjani8] Go on forevermarcsi568 on August 29th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
Finally, a new album, this is a really good news. :D/ I'm curious, what it'll be like with this PV & song title XD
Thank you for the informations~ :)