12.31.06
  • It's official!:

  • Mr.Children New Album "HOME" and 2007 National Tour
    Including 14 Songs
    2007.3.14 Release
    TFCC-86221
    3,059 yen (tax included)
    First press: Documentary DVD (probably on the making of the album)

    The tour will also be having its own website and additionally the official website has a new layout.

    Source:
    Mr.Children Official Webstie

    12.29.06
  • BIG BIG NEWS

  • Yahoo! Japan will be streaming clips of both FAKE and Dororo on January 1st, 2007!

    Source:
    Yahoo Japan!

    12.28.06
  • Bigger image of FAKE cover:



  • 12.26.06
  • It's been announced. ap bank fes'06 will be re-airing on the following dates, times, and TV stations in Japan:

  • 1-3-2007 27:10-28:10 THK
    1-4-2007 25:55-26:55 TSK
    1-5-2007 24:40-25:40 ATV

  • Also even though none of us can attend:

  • AP BANG! Tokyo environmental conference TOKYO CREATORS MEETING on March 16th, 17th and 18th of 2007 at STUDIO COAST
    Sakurai will of course be attending this conference


    12.25.06
  • Sakurai at RED RIBBON LIVE 2006 in November





  • Sakurai in the December 25th 2006 issue of LuckyRaccoon






  • 12.20.06
  • New ORICON poll:

  • Artists who people want to see live at Christmas eve

    1. The Gospellers
    2. B'z
    3. Ayumi Hamasaki
    4. Mr.Children
    5. Ken Hirai
    6. DREAMS COME TRUE
    7. MISIA
    8. CHEMISTRY
    9. PORNO GRAFFITTI
    10. SMAP

  • On yet another ORICION poll shirushi rank #10


  • Source:
    ORICON (poll 1) | ORICON (poll 2)


    12.16.06
  • Sakurai on the cover of SWITCH






  • 12.07.06
  • New ORICON poll

  • Love songs (by male artists) that males sympathize with

    01 - Mr.Children - Kimi ga suki
    02 - Ozaki Yutaka - I LOVE YOU
    03 - Mr.Children - Dakishimetai
    04 - Hirai Ken - Hitomi wo tojite
    05 - Shonan no Kaze - Junrenka

  • Second ORICON poll

  • Cool Male artist

    01 - Fukuyama Masaharu
    02 - Inaba Koushi [ B'z ]
    03 - hyde [ L'arc~en~ciel ]
    04 - Sakurai Kazutoshi [ Mr.Children ]
    05 - Gackt
    06 - Kimura Takuya [ SMAP ]
    07 - Okano Akihito [ Porno graffitti ]
    08 - Okada Junichi [ V6 ]
    09 - Hirai Ken
    10 - Domoto Koichi [ Kinki Kids ]

    Cool PV's by male artists :

    01 - L'arc~en~ciel
    02 - Mr.Children
    03 - B'z

    Sources:
    ORICON (poll 1) | ORICON (poll 2)


    12.06.06
  • RUMORED tracklist for the new album

  • 「COLORFUL」 Mr.Children 2007/2/28

    01. Never Land
    02. フェイク (FAKE)
    03. 通り雨
    04. 春風の声
    05. Steady
    06. 箒星 (houkiboshi)
    07. In Fact
    08. 螺旋階段
    09. ひびき (hibiki)
    10. your endless love
    11. しるし (shirushi)
    12. 彩り

    Source:
    Livedoor


    11.30.06
  • Cover for ap bank fes. '06 has been revealed:



  • New ORICON poll
    "Which song do you want to listen to this winter?"

    01 - Remioromen - Konayuki
    02 - BUMP OF CHICKEN - Snow Smile
    03 - Mr.Children - Shirushi
    04 - Nakashima Mika - Yuki no Hana
    05 - ayaka - mikazuki
    06 - Yamashita Tatsuro - Christmas Eve
    07 - BoA - Winter Love
    08 - Kuwata Keisuke - Shiroi Koibitotachi
    09 - Glay - Winter, again
    10 - Porno Graffitti - Winding Road

    Source:
    ORICON


    11.26.06
  • Shirushi sold 350,059 copies it's first week

  • FAKE is currently #3 on Amazon.co.jp's pre-order list


  • On November 13, Mr.Children announced on the morning news show "ZOOMIN" that a NEW album will be released in Febuary 2007.


    11.20.06
    New Single 「FAKE」
    2006.11.15 Release
    LIMITED TO 400,000 COPIES

    01. FAKE
    (To be used as the theme song for the movie どろろ (Dororo), which will hit theaters on January 27th, 2007)

    TFCC-89199
    ¥500(Tax incl.)
    Performed by Mr.Children
    All tracks written by Kazutoshi Sakurai
    Produced by Takeshi Kobayashi & Mr.Children

    Source:
    Mr.Children Official Website

  • ORICON also has a special page up dedicated to the new single: ORICON SPECIAL REPORT


  • New ORICON poll
  • :
    It says that Shirushi has a huge lead compared to the 2nd rank and is pretty certain to earn the weekly top position. Shirushi has stormed their debut week, gaining a HUGE lead over all other artists releasing the same week, and thus they have moved up in the drama-tie in chart.

    The most Drama tie-ins that debuted at No.1 :

    01 - B'z - 11
    02 - Kinki Kids - 10
    03 - Mr.Children - 10

    Consecutive No.1 hits [ overall ranking ] :
    01 - B'z : 38
    02 - Matsuda Seiko : 25
    03 - Mr.Children : 25
    04 - Kinki Kids 23

    Source:
    ORICON


    11.13.06
  • Oricon asked : "Which artist do you want to listen to after a break-up (unrequited love) ?"


  • 01 - aiko
    02 - Nakajima Miyuki
    03 - Mr.Children
    04 - DREAMS COME TRUE
    05 - Matsutoya Yumi

    ~Break-Up Song Ranking~

    01 - Mr.Children - Over
    02 - Porno Graffitti - Saudaaji
    03 - PRINCESS PRINCESS - M
    04 - Makihara Noriyuki - Mou Koi nante shinai
    05 - SMAP - Orenji
    06 - Utada Hikaru - First Love
    07 - Takeuchi Mariya - Genki wo dashite
    08 - Of Course (Oda Kazumasa) - Sayonara
    09 - B'z - Mou ichidou Kiss shitakatta
    10 - Nakajima Miyuki - Wakare Uta
    10 - Southern All Stars - TSUNAMI

    Source:
    ORICON

  • Some updates from the official site
  • :
    Magazine Appearances:
    11/15発売 WHAT's IN?
    11/15発売 CDでーた

    TV Appearances:
    10月13日(金) 「Music Station」
    11月06日(月) 「HEY HEY HEY」
    11月10日(金) 「Music Fighter」
    11月15日(水) 「Sakigake」
    11月17日(金) 「Music Station」
    11月18日(土) 「CDTV」
    11月23日(木) 「Utaban」


    10.14.06
  • November 2006 issue of WHAT'S IN is out:



  • Source:
    Music Express - WHAT'S IN


    10.06.06
    New Single 「Shirushi」
    2006.11.15 Release

    01. Shirushi
    (To be used in the Japanese TV drama show 14 sai no haha)
    02. hibiki
    03. Kurumi - for the Film - koufuku na shokutaku
    (The Theme Song of the nation-wide Road Show Movie "koufuku na shokutaku" (to be released in 2007))

    TFCC-89189
    ¥1,200(Tax incl.)
    Performed by Mr.Children
    All tracks written by Kazutoshi Sakurai
    Produced by Takeshi Kobayashi & Mr.Children

    Source:
    Mr.Children Official Website


    09.29.06
  • The CM for the 14 sai no Haha has been uploaded to youtube. Four versions can be seen with the last one using "Shirushi" as the background music.


  • 09.23.06
  • Mr.Children's new 7m15s song "Shirushi" will be the theme song for the new drama "14sai no Haha"


  • Source:
    SANSPO


    09.23.06
  • Mr.Children will be a special guest on Music Station Special October 13th, 2006. They will be performing "Shirushi".



  • 09.17.06
  • The Theme Song of the nation-wide Road Show Movie "koufuku na shokutaku" (to be released in 2007) has been confirmed to be Mr.Children's "Kurumi - for the movie - Koufuku na Shokutaku". Mr.Children's producer Kobayashi Takeshi, who works as the music supervisor of the movie, took the concept of "Live Arrangement" as a basis for the renewed recording, so that a newly born and different "kurumi" will be promoted as the Theme Song.


  • Sources:
    Shochiku | ORICON | Mr.Children Official website


    09.13.06
  • According to a new poll done by ORICON fans would like to see Sakurai act!


  • RESULTS:
    Oricon asked : "Which artist do you want to see as an actor / actress ?" Artists who already perfomed in a movie or J-drama could not be selected. Females :

    01 - aiko
    02 - Koda Kumi (had a cameo appearance in "Busu no hitomi ni koishiteru")
    03 - Shiina Ringo (acted in the film "film Hyakuiro Megane")
    04 - YUKI
    05 - BoA
    06 - Mochida Kaori (Every Little Thing)
    07 - Van Tomiko
    08 - Kuraki Mai
    09 - Utada Hikaru (she had a cameo appearance in "Hero", though)
    10 - Angela Aki

    Males :
    01 - Hirai Ken
    02 - Sakurai Kazutoshi (Mr.Children)
    03 - Inaba Koushi (B'z)
    04 - Kuwata Keisuke (Southern All Stars)
    05 - Suga Shikao
    06 - Okano Akihito (Porno Graffitti)
    07 - T.M. Revolution (he already had a minor role in "Beautiful Life")
    08 - Fujiwara Motoo (Bump of Chicken)
    09 - Kiyokiba Shunsuke
    10 - Moriyama Naotaro

    (1000 people ( teens, 20s, 30s, 40s) participated in an internet survey by Oricon)

    Artists who already acted in a movie or J-drama :
    - Otsuka Ai
    - hiro
    - YUI
    - Nakashima Mika
    - BONNIE PINK
    - Fukuyama Masaharu
    - Gackt
    - HYDE
    - Yamazaki Masayoshi
    - Tortoise Matsumoto
    - etc.

    Source:
    ORICON


    08.27.06
    Mr.Children at The Mujintou Fes.2006

  • Mr.Children performed 7 songs at The Mujintou Fes.2006:

  • 1. mirai
    2. innocent world
    3. hokorobi
    4. Sign
    5. Owarinaki Tabi
    6. Worlds end
    7. houkiboshi

  • New ORICON poll

  • Oricon asked : This summer, which song did you often listen to even though it's not a summer song ??
    The poll was broken down into groups:
    Overall ---> Junior/High School students -----> University students
    And then ages on the bottom three

    Mr.Children ORICON poll
    overall ranking:
    1 - Mr.Children - Houkiboshi
    2 - Remioromen - Konayuki
    3 - KAT-TUN - Signal
    4 - Domoto Koichi - Deep in your heart
    5 - SMAP - Dear Woman

    Sources:
    The Mujintou Fes.2006 | ORICON Fes. Report | ORICON Poll Report


    08.14.06
    Mr.Children & the pillows
  • Mr.Children & the pillows new big bang tour ~This is Hybrid Innocent~ .

  • It has been decided that Mr.Children and the pillows, who have been friends for a long time now, will be doing a collaboration tour together.

    TOUR SCHEDULE:
    - 09/26 (Tuesday) Nagoya
    -09/28 (Thursday) Osaka
    -10/02 (Monday) Fukuoka
    -10/04 (Wednesday) Tokyo
    -10/05 (Thursday) Tokyo
    -10/09 (Monday) Sendai
    -10/11 (Tuesday) Sapporo

    Ticket cost: 5,900 yen (including tax and includes 1 drink)

    "Strange chameleon" which was performed at ap bank fes '06 by Mr.Children and on the pillows tribute album "SYNCHRONIZED ROCKERS" will be doing a joint concert with friends the pillows. Says Sakurai about the pillows "There was a sense of unity with the band when we played Strange chameleon." "Father&Mother" members will recieve direct mail about the concert and details on purchasing tickets. PIA is only to be used for general ticket sales.

    Sources:
    TOY'S FACTORY | PIA | Mr.Children Official website


    08.11.06
  • Fuji TV will be airing Ap bank fes' 06 Saturday September 23, 2006 at 15:00. It will be a 3 hour broadcast.

  • Mr.Children are currently scheduled to be special guests at THE l [Mujintou] Fes.2006

  • The Fes will be held on the 26th & 27th at the Shizuoka Prefecture and Hamanako garden park. The Fes will see 120,000 people come through the event in 2 days. [twice the amount of Ap bank fes]. Other special guests will be Kayama Yuzo, Dragon Ash, and GLAY.

    Other artists performing are:
    8/26 + 8/27 :
    Southern All Stars
    Fukuyama Masaharu
    BEGIN
    Porno Graffitti
    wyolica
    FLOW
    Full Of Harmony
    Freeway hai hai
    Bahashishi
    POSCOIZM
    Hoka

    26th:
    Kayama yuzo
    Dragon Ash

    27th:
    Mr.Children
    GLAY

    TV airings:
    The August 27th performances of Mujintou Fes.2006 will be aired LIVE on WOWOW at 2:00 pm
    On September 29th WOWOW will air both the 26th and 27th performances starting at 6:00 pm

  • Houki boshi -ORDINARY BEAUTY- will make its TV debut on July 13, 2006 on SPACER SHOWER TV at 23:00 - 24:00. With other airings on:

  • -- 7/14 21:00
    -- 7/16 18:00
    -- 7/17 12:00
    -- 7/25 12:00
    -- 7/29 15:00
  • Mr.Children will be performaing houki boshi July 7th, 2006 on Music Station.

  • July 5th, 2006 will see the release of Mr. Children's 28th single ⴐ (houkiboshi)

  • Mr.Children will be performaing houki boshi July 1st, 2006 on CDTV.

  • Appearing on Music Fighter July 14th, 2006




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