04.29.08
  • Sakura to appear on ap bank radio

  • Sakurai will be making his first appearance on ap bank radio on May 3, 2008. Kobayashi Takeshi will also be a guest. The topic of discussion will be about the environment of course, with questions ranging to how he feels about the fes since its establishment (in regards to its cause) to what messages Sakurai would like to express now through his music.


    Source:
    ap bank radio! official website


    04.26.08
  • SEIKO Watch 'I, BRIGHTZ' CM tie in

  • Though released in 2002, Mr.Children's song 'Sosei' will be the new music tie in for SEIKO Watches 'I, BRIGHTZ' commercial campaign. The commercials can be viewed at SEIKO's official website by clicking the ad gallery option.


    Source:
    'I, BRIGHTZ official website (credit goes to Mr_Children @ JPM)


    04.19.08
  • Lucky Raccoon 27

  • A larger cover of Lucky Raccoon 27 featuring Sakurai and KAN has been revealed. The issue can be pre-ordered for oversea fans through Tower.jp or HMV.co.jp (not up yet):



    Source:
    Lucky Raccoon


    04.12.08
  • Ap Bank fes' 08 tickets on sale

  • Ap bank fes has been updated with ticket prices. A 3 day pass or 3 day family ticket is 27,000 yen (same as last years price) and a 3 day pass plus eco-reso camp ticket is 32,000 yen. Information about this years eco-reso camp has been added as has an updated Q&A section.


    Source:
    ap bank fes '08


    04.10.08
  • Lucky Raccoon 27

  • The cover of Lucky Raccoon 27 featuring Sakurai and KAN has been revealed. The issue has not yet been put up for pre-order:



    Source:
    Lucky Raccoon


    04.10.08
  • Early ticket sales to begin

  • Ap bank fes' 08 will begin to sale early ticket reservations starting April 12th, 2008. Further details will be announced on their official website


    Source:
    ap bank fes '08


    04.03.08
  • New SOMPO CM featuring Mr.Children's 'Itsudemo hohoemi wo'

  • SOMPO JAPAN is releasing a new corporate image, an apple, and is once again using Mr.Children's 'Itsudemo hohoemi wo' as the music. A PDF of the making of the commercial can be viewed at SOMPO's official website. The commercial will be broadcasted nationally starting April 5th.


    Source:
    SOMPO JAPAN


    04.02.08
  • Sakurai to appear in Lucky Raccoon vol.27

  • Sakurai will be the featured artist in the latest issue of Lucky Raccoon along with fellow artist KAN. The two artists are set to appear together at ‘Lucky Raccoon Night Vol.2’ on May 26th 2008 and May 28th 2008. The issue is set to be released on April 30th. The cover has not yet been revealed. Additionally, Sakurai will appear on FM802 'Bintang Garden' with KAN on April 23rd and April 25th.


    Source:
    Lucky Raccoon


    04.02.08
  • Mr.Children - top 3 karaoke artist

  • DAM karaoke system has released their first ever rankings based on karaoke data since 1994. The top 3 artists that consumers liked to sing karaoke to were Hamasaki Ayumi, Glay, and Mr.Children


    Source:
    Japan Zone | Livedoor | Livedoor (article two) (credit goes to Mr_Children @ JPM)


    04.01.08
  • ap bank fes. starts

  • Ap bank fes. will start broadcasting their own radio show starting April 5, 2008. It will be broadcasted every Saturday from 22:00 - 23:00 on JFN and will be titled 'ap bank radio THE LAST WAVE'. The DJ of the show will be GAKU-MC. Additionally the website itself, ap bank fes '08, is now up and running with ticket information, staff blogs, etc... Also Ap bank fes will be featured in the April editions of Weekly PIA and LURE magazine.


    Source:
    ap bank fes '08



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