11.30.08
  • Mr.Children update

  • Mr.Children's official website has been updated with radio appearances, additional TV appearances,and also 45 second clips of the new PV 'Esora' and also commercial for the album 'SUPERMARKET FANTASY'


    Source:
    Mr.Children Official Website


    11.28.08
  • Esora air date

  • WHAT'S IN is reporting that the Esora PV will be airing on December 2, 2008:





  • BACKSTAGE PASS

  • The January 2009 issue of BACKSTAGE PASS has been revealed:

















    Source:
    WHAT'S IN | Shinko-music.co.jp


    11.27.08
  • Radio promotion

  • Mr.Children will begin their radio promotion by appearing on NACK5 on December 6, 2008 (repeat on December 13, 2008) and on BAYFM on December 7, 2008 (with repeat on December 14, 2008). Mr.Children will also be appearing on FM Yokohama on December 28, 2008.


  • NHK SONGS

  • It has been announced by NHK SONGS that Mr.Children will be performing GIFT, Shounen, HANABI, and Esora for their December 10, 2008 appearance.


  • Talking Rock

  • The cover of the January 2009 issue of Talking Rock has been revealed:




    Source:
    NACK5 | BAYFM | SONGS | Talking Rock | Ameblo.jp


    11.26.08
  • Additional TV Promotion

  • MTV is making Mr.Children their artist of the month and will have a short special on the group on December 6, 2008 on 'MTV Weekend News'. In addition to Space Shower TV and Music On! TV, VMC (which is owned by Space Shower TV) will also be airing PVs from Mr.Children's discography on December 20, 2008 titled 'Mr.Children~VIDEO FILE'


  • SWITCH 12/08, WHAT'S IN 12/08, and CD DATA 12/08 issues:

  • CD DATA 12/08:







    WHAT'S IN 12/08:









    SWITCH 12/08:









    Source:
    MTV Japan | VMC | innocent-world.org


    11.25.08
  • SAVE THE FUTURE

  • Ap bank and NHK are teaming up to present a 3 part broadcast of 'SAVE THE FUTURE ap bank' that will air on December 29, 2008. The 3 part program will air in its entirety on December 29, 2008 and will start at 19:39. The first part will talk about the world in general, the second part will focus on a low carbon society, and the final part, part three, will be an interview with Kazutoshi Sakurai who will discuss his concerns about the environment.


  • DROPS

  • The cover of DROPS has been revealed:







    Source:
    NHK.co.jp | Shinseido.co.jp


    11.24.08
  • Sakurai and Salyu

  • Sakurai has left a special message for Salyu on Excite's Special 'Merkmal' page for the artist. In his short message, Sakurai praises Salyu's voice talent.


  • Mr.Children on Kouhaku

  • It has been confirmed that Mr.Children will be appearing on the 59th 'Kouhaku Uta Gassen' which will take place on December 31, 2008. This will be the first time the group has ever appeared on the show.


    Source:
    Excite.co.jp | Nifty.com


    11.22.08
  • Bokura no Ongaku update

  • On the November 21, 2008 airing of Bokura no Ongaku, it was announced Mr.Children will be performing 'GIFT' and 'Esora' for their December 12, 2008 Bokura no Ongaku appearance.


    Source:
    Bokura no Ongaku


    11.21.08
  • FNS Song Festival update

  • FNS has updated their official website with the full performers list for the FNS Song Festival.


    Source:
    FNS Song Festival


    11.20.08
  • Mr.Children Artist File

  • Similar to Space Shower TV, MUSIC ON! TV will be airing 'Artist File' on Mr.Children's PV collection for 2008. The Artist File show will air on December 7, 2008.

  • Music Station update

  • In the latest issue of Japan TV guide, Mr.Children's Music Station December 5, 2008 appearance has been updated with Hamasaki Ayumi, Koda Kumi, and KAT-TUN to appear also. Mr.Children is said to perform 'Esora' for the broadcast.


    Source:
    MUSIC ON! TV | Japan TV Guide


    11.20.08
  • Mr.Children ANTHOLOGY -2001/2008- and V.I.P.-Mr.Children-

  • Space Shower TV has updated their website with additional information about the Mr.Children ANTHOLOGY -2001/2008- that will air on December 13, 2008. The show will commemorate Mr.Children's latest album 'SUPERMARKET FANTASY' by playing all PV's released by the group from 2001 till now. The special will repeat on December 17, 2008 and again on December 25, 2008. Space Shower also added additional information about V.I.P.-Mr.Children- which will air on December 27, 2008. Mr.Children will be Space Shower TV's artist of the month. Repeats of the show will be on December 29, 2008 and January 4, 2009.


    Source:
    Mr.Children ANTHOLOGY -2001/2008- | V.I.P.-Mr.Children-


    11.19.08
  • FNS Song Festival

  • According to the November 20, 2008 issue of Weekly PIA, Mr.Children will be appearing on the 2008 FNS Song Festival on December 3, 2008 from 19:00 to 23:18. Other performers also appearing include Koda Kumi, Perfume, and EXILE.


    Source:
    Weekly PIA Magazine


    11.17.08
  • Even more TV appearances

  • Space Shower TV will be airing a V.I.P special of Mr.Children on December 27, 2008 in addition to a Mr.Children Anthology 2001/2008 show which will air on December 13, 2008. Mr.Children will also be on NTV's 'Happy Xmas Show' on December 23, 2008.


  • Additional magazine appearances

  • Mr.Children will be the cover artists for the January 2009 issue of MUSICA and January 2009 issue of ROCKIN' ON JAPAN which will feature only Kazutoshi Sakurai. Mr.Children will also be the cover artist for the December 4, 2008 issue of Weekly PIA.


    Source:
    Space Shower TV | NTV | Mr.Children Official Website


    11.16.08
  • More TV appearances

  • Mr.Children's official website has been updated with an additional TV appearance. Mr.Children will be appearing on SONGS on December 10, 2008.


    Source:
    Mr.Children Official Website | SONGS


    11.14.08
  • More Magazine appearances

  • Mr.Children's official website has been updated with additional magazine appearances. The group will appear in the January 2009 issue of MEN'S NON NO and on the cover and first page of the free paper/pamphlet's distributed by HMV, DROPS, and TOWER. The DROPS free paper will be released on November 20, 2008 with the HMV and TOWER free papers being distributed on December 5, 2008. Finally Kazutoshi Sakurai will also be the feature artist for Vol.32 of LuckyRaccoon magazine which will be released on January 10, 2009.


  • SWITCH
  • The cover for SWITCH featuring Mr.Children has been revealed:



    Source:
    Mr.Children Official Website | Amazon.co.jp


    11.13.08
  • CD DATA and WHAT'S IN

  • The covers for CD DATA and WHAT'S IN featuring Mr.Children has been revealed:





    Source:
    Amazon.co.jp


    11.11.08
  • Bokura no ongaku

  • Bokura's official blog has been updated with a preview of Mr.Children's upcoming appearance on the show:



    Source:
    Bokura no ongaku


    11.10.08
  • Talking Rock

  • Mr.Children will be the cover artist for the January 2009 issue of 'Talking Rock'.


    Source:
    Talking Rock | Mr.Children Mail Magazine


    11.10.08
  • TV appearances

  • It has been confirmed in Mr.Children's official mail magazine that Mr.Children will be appearing on the November 20, 2008 episode of Utaban (two days before the theatrical release of 'Watashi wa kai ni naritai') along with artists Nakashima Mika and Masaaki Sakai, and will also appear on Bokura no ongaku November 21, 2008 to perform 'Hana no nioi' and again on December 5, 2008 to perform 'GIFT' and 'Esora'. Mr.Children will also be appearing on MUSIC JAPAN, though an exact date has not yet been given.


    Source:
    Mr.Children Mail Magazine


    11.09.08
  • Television appearance

  • Mr.Children's official website has been updated with Mr.Children appearing on the December 7, 2008 episode of Music Lovers and on December 14, 2008. It is unclear if the episode is a repeat or part of a two part special.


    Source:
    Mr.Children Official Website


    11.08.08
  • More magazine appearances

  • Mr.Children's official website has been updated with more magazine appearances. The group will be the cover artists for the January 2009 issue of B-PASS magazine, the January 2009 issue of Ongaku to hito, and Sakurai will have a special interview included in the January edition of KADOKAWA Separate Volume. The issue will be featuring a special story about music producer Kobayashi Takeshi.


  • Mr.Children covered

  • Artist KAN will be doing a cover song of Mr.Children's 'Dakishimetai' on his new album "Live Hikigatari Battari 7 - Ultra Tabun -Zen Kaijo kara Zen Kyoku Shuroku-" which will be released on November 19, 2008. A preview of the song can be heard at his official website.


    Source:
    Mr.Children Official Website | KAN Official website


    11.07.08
  • Bokura no ongaku rehearsal

  • On the November 7, 2008 episode of Bokura no ongaku, the show aired a live performance rehearsal preview by Mr.Children. Although not confirmed, the group is rumored to appear on the December 12, 2008 episode of Bokura no ongaku.

  • SUPERMARKET FANTASY larger cover

  • Larger cover of SUPERMARKET FANTASY revealed:



    Source:
    Rakuten | Bokura no ongaku






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