21 March 2014 @ 09:20 pm
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2015 BIRTHDAY MESSAGES PROJECT
Deadline - June 19th!!
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02 July 2015 @ 12:16 am
Excite Japan have posted a lengthy interview to promote the release of GACKTRACKS. There are also many photos.

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The photos are all pretty big, so they're in their full sizes underneath the cut.

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Also, there is a video message from GACKT.



Source - Excite Music

There is also an interview on Oricon.

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Source - Oricon

GACKT appeared on NicoNico today to celebrate 100 issues of the blomaga. Also appearing were TAKUMI, Takeshi Nakano, Val and Hayato from DuelJewel, and a horse (GACKT's niece Mai). YOU appeared in the blomaga members only section and will also now be writing for the blomaga.

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GACKT and his very recently dyed hair.

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There will be another Nico Live broadcast on Friday!!

GACKTRACKS -ULTRA DJ ReMIX- Release Party Talk Show Live Broadcast.

On July 3rd, a Release Party to celebrate the release of GACKTRACKS -ULTRA DJ ReMIX- will be held with GACKT and the TOP DJs of Japan.

NicoNico Live will broadcast the talk show with GACKT, DJ Koo and ☆Taku Takahashi(m-flo / block fm.), two DJs who participated in making the album!
Don't miss this never to be repeated, dream collaboration!

【Program Timetable】
21:00~ music videos of the GACKTRACKS original songs
22:30~ Special Talk Show live broadcast

The Special Talk Show part is an exclusive broadcast for NicoNico premium members.

Source - http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv226519796

Here's another emopa CM. GACKT goes on an outing in his Lambo.



That video is video number 12 in the emopa life stories series, and there are 20 in total. Hopefully that means at least one more GACKT video to come before they are done!

So, the schedule for the rest of this week is....

Friday July 3rd
GACKTRACKS Release Party
21:00~ NicoNico live broadcast http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv226519796
23:15~ TV Asahi - Ichii to biri

Saturday July 4th
GACKT's 42nd birthday!
GACKT's 42nd BIRTHDAY PARTY

Still busy, busy!

 
 
 
30 June 2015 @ 01:10 am
I received the finished book yesterday!

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Unfortunately it got a little bent in the post, but I'm trying to flatten it out a little bit more. It's not damaged, just a little bendier than it should be...

It came really quickly though, this year! If I'd have know it would have been so quick, I would have chosen the hardback option.

A sample of the inside...

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The layout is more simple this year, but that has worked for the better as the photos and text really pop out and are of great quality!

I will hand it over this weekend!

Also, although technically the second birthday project should be over by now, as I'm not going to be able to do anything until tomorrow evening, there's still some time left. So, if you want to donate some cash towards getting GACKT a wonderful display of flowers for his birthday, there is still a little time left.

Thanks to all who contributed to the birthday book, and all that have chipped in for the flowers. I'm sure GACKT will feel very loved ♥♥

 
 
 
28 June 2015 @ 11:34 pm
This week in GACKT-land.

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♥News♥


GACKT’s 42nd BIRTHDAY PARTY Goods Revealed!!

On July 4th, limited to one day, is the much anticipated BIRTHDAY PARTY.
The goods will be on sale at the venue, and like last year there are some unique items. Online sales will start the day before the event on July 3rd, from 12pm [store will only ship within Japan]

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Wall Clock set of two - 4,500 yen
Limited to sales at the venue ‘Memorial Plate’ - 4,000 yen
Coasters. 10 designs, sold randomly - 300 yen
Towel - 2,500 yen
Handkerchief - 1,500 yen
Shopping bag - 1,000 yen
Clearfiles, two designs - 500 yen each
Fan - 1,800 yen
Teacup - 1,500 yen
Mug - 1,800 yen
Stockings with a print of GACKT's hand on the butt (no, seriously) - 2,500 yen

The coasters come with a random chance to win one of two extra prizes. One is a large towel, and the other is a coaster holder with an exclusive coaster design.

Sources - GACKT OHP / Birthday goods store

I posted before about GACKT Kaicho appearing at the Kishidan Banpaku festival in September. The final artist was announced for September 19th, and it is VAMPS! So that means that Kaicho, VAMPS and Golden Bomber are all on the same day (KiriSho is going to explode)

Source - Banpaku OHP

There were a couple of PR interviews for GACKTRACKS.

With DJ KOO



With Mitomi Tokoto and VJ WADAKEN



You can see the interviews and photos here and here.

Or, the photos were posted in this OGYD entry

Another, impossibly cute CM for SHARP.



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GACKT to appear on NicoNico live broadcast ‘Nico Biju’

On June 30th on the NicoNico live broadcast of the visual kei program ‘Nico Biju’ (every Tuesday from 16:30), there will be a video message from GACKT in the news corner.
Make sure to check it out!

NicoNico live broadcast ‘Nico Biju’
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv225276252

There will be a special NicoNico live broadcast on July 1st.

【Nico Live (July 1st 19:00 start)】Congratulations, commemorating 100 editions of OH! MY!! GACKT!!! Live!!!!」!

GACKT's blomaga has reached 100 editions, and on this evening there will be a special program looking back at the blomaga since its start in 2012.

Things such as the other side of stories previously spoken about, and stories that can be talked about now, might come out!!

Source - http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv225915222

GACKT will appear on Ichii to Biri on Friday, July 3rd on TV Asahi from 23:15. He will talk about his celebrity lifestyle, and seems to be introducing his GOLDEN DRAGON EDITION Lamborghini (this is the same white, 50th anniversary Aventador as before, he's just had a gold wrap applied to it. It's not another new car)



Source - Show OHP

♥Game Center♥


This is the last full week of Game Center! Unless plans change, it's due to end on Tuesday!

Games this week - Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Mega Man 3

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♥Photo of the week♥

Just because they need repeating again.

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I don't even....

So, CAGS time! What did you get up to this week??

And, I have two questions about the BIRTHDAY PARTY goods.

Q1) Which is better, the kimono or suit?
Q2) Would you buy/wear those tights?

Also, we're doing a collection to get some flowers for GACKT's birthday. He sent some flowers to LUNATIC FEST this week, so it's only right that he gets many for his birthday!

 
 
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27 June 2015 @ 01:00 am
A couple of interviews have been posted today to promote GACKTRACKS.

The first was posted by BARKS, and is an interview with GACKT and DJ KOO, who remixed CLAYMORE for the album.

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Source - BARKS

The second is an interview with GACKT, Mitomi Tokoto and VJ WADAKEN. Mitomi Tokoto remixed OASIS, and VJ WADAKEN made the video mix that is on the GACKT STORE limited versions of the album.

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Source - iflyer

There will be a special NicoNico live broadcast on July 1st.

【Nico Live (July 1st 19:00 start)】Congratulations, commemorating 100 editions of OH! MY!! GACKT!!! Live!!!!」!

GACKT's blomaga has reached 100 editions, and on this evening there will be a special program looking back at the blomaga since its start in 2012.

Things such as the other side of stories previously spoken about, and stories that can be talked about now, might come out!!

Source - http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv225915222

GACKT will appear on Ichii to Biri on Friday, July 3rd on TV Asahi from 23:15. He will talk about his celebrity lifestyle, and seems to be introducing his GOLDEN DRAGON EDITION Lamborghini (this is the same white, 50th anniversary Aventador as before, he's just had a gold wrap applied to it. It's not another new car)

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Source - Show OHP

Nazif Najib posted a photo to his Instagram of a late night coffee date with GACKT in Malaysia. His full name is Mohd Nazifuddin Najib and he's the son of the current Malaysian Prime Minister...

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Source - Instagram

TAKUMI tweeted today that he had returned to Japan after doing some recording abroad. Although he didn't say anymore, I think we can guess at who he was recording with.

Source - @TAKUMI-YFCz

GACKT knows all of the important people...

Don't forget! The second project for GACKT's birthday party is now open! For more details, check here

 
 
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26 June 2015 @ 12:48 am
There is another video with GACKT for the SHARP AQUOS campaign.

This is one is a little different to the others, and centers around a meeting between GACKT and the suits at SHARP. It's also ridiculously cute.



GACKT to appear on NicoNico live broadcast ‘Nico Biju’

On June 30th on the NicoNico live broadcast of the visual kei program ‘Nico Biju’ (every Tuesday from 16:30), there will be a video message from GACKT in the news corner.
Make sure to check it out!

NicoNico live broadcast ‘Nico Biju’
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv225276252

Source - GACKT OHP

GACKTRACKS is now available to download in its entirety from iTunes (in Japan at least, I don't know about worldwide?) and Dwango.JP. It's not officially due to be released until July 1st, making this the first time in history that GACKT not only released something on time, but he released it early.

Source - GACKT OHP

The MOON SAGA-Yoshitsune Hiden- Chapter 2 'Deluxe 2 Volume DVD', GACKTRACKS-ULTRA DJ ReMIX- GACKT STORE version, URA-BON II and 91st Camui♂Gakuen de Setsujo Taiikusai Memorial Album have begun shipment from New Book (the MOON SAGA DVD) and the GACKT STORE (everything else). Japanese orders should be received around this weekend, I guess international orders will be dependent on postage times.

Source - GACKT OHP

An advert for VARTIX featuring GACKT took up a full page in the Nikkei newspaper a couple of days ago.

This is the advert.

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And this is the HUGE, cleaned up version on VARTIX's website.

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Source - VARTIX

Amazon have added the artwork for the regular edition of GACKTRACKS. This is also huge.

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Source - Amazon

GACKT filmed one of the SHARP CMs in a Tokyo gym last month, and the gym has his signature on display.

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Source - Ameba

Anyone listened to GACKTRACKS yet? iTunes has longer samples than GACKT's Soundcloud has, btw

 
 
Current Music: LUNA SEA - Forever and Ever | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
 
26 June 2015 @ 12:23 am
Part I was the birthday messages book, which has been printed and is currently on its way to me, so now onto the next part...

You may remember that last year, for the final shows of MOON SAGA, OGYD sent GACKT a lovely flower display.



A couple of members suggested that we should do this again, and I think it's a good idea, so this is Part II! Let's get GACKT some birthday flowers from us all!

[Details]

I'll use the same florists as last time, as their displays are beautiful and the process of buying the last display was really simple. The flowers bought last time were around 40,000 yen (IIRC) but their flower stands start from around 10,000 yen, so we can get a nice display for a reasonably small amount.

All money will be collected via PayPal.

If you would like to contribute, leave a comment, PM me (pyroyale) or email ohgacktyoudidnt@gmail.com and I'll give you the PayPal address.

If more money is collected than is needed, then like last time I will stop taking collections. If I do end up with more than is used on the flowers, I'll keep it in reserve for other things. The printing costs of this year's birthday book are being paid out of the extra money from the MOON SAGA flowers, for example.

Deadline for payments is Monday, June 29th at 23:59 (Japan time)

Any questions?
 
 
Current Location: Japan, Tokyo
 
 
 
23 June 2015 @ 12:52 am
This week in GACKT-land...

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Oyakata-sama!!!

♥News♥


GACKT will be appearing at the 90th Kenshin Kousai, held in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture!!

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Date: August 22nd – August 23rd
※GACKT will appear on Sunday, August 23rd only
Place: Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture (near Sanrokusen Kasugayama intersection / Kasugayama Castle historical plaza)

Also, in accompaniment to GACKT-Kenshin’s departure to the front lines, there will be a Camui Gakuen summer camp held for the second time!!
※Details to be announced at a later date

Source - GACKT OHP

This year’s poster takes a different approach from the straight and realistic photos of previous years, and sees Kenshin on his horse in front of a large moon.

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For futher details, see the OGYD post here - http://ohgacktyoudidnt.livejournal.com/581193.html

GACKT is featured in the CM for BIG lotto.



The campaign is very high profile, as posters have been popping up on various trains and in most of the main train stations in Tokyo.

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There is a second CM for SHARP emopa. GACKT does some light training.



Here is the trailer for ORIGAMI, the short movie shown at Cannes that GACKT has a role in. The movie is all in English, the trailer is kinda short in GACKT.



♥Goods♥


There are some goods for the GACKTRACKS Release Party. A lot of the goods state GDM (GACKT Dance Music) instead of the usual EDM (Electronic Dance Music)

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Orders are being taken for the goods online (other than for the wristbands) but the store only ships within Japan.

Store - GACKTRACKS store

♥Game Center♥


Games this week - Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, New Super Mario Brothers U, Mega Man 3

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♥Photo of the week♥

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The many pained faces of GACKT playing video games.

Thanks to all that sent in birthday messages!! Although the book has less pages than last year (73 this time) there were actually more messages. I formatted it a little differently this year. If we ignore Japan, the most messages came from Russia followed by Indonesia.

The book is with the printers now, and I am crossing everything that can be crossed that I will receive it before July 4th (it was fine last year on a similar deadline from the same publisher though, so it should be okay).

I will shortly be posting about Part II of this year’s birthday project....

Thanks again to everyone who contributed!!
 
 
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GACKT will be appearing at the annual Kenshin Kousai, held in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture!!

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Date: August 22nd – August 23rd
※GACKT will appear on Sunday, August 23rd only
Place: Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture (near Sanrokusen Kasugayama intersection / Kasugayama Castle historical plaza)

Also, in accompaniment to GACKT-Kenshin’s departure to the front lines, there will be a summer camp held for the second time!!
※Details to be announced at a later date

Source - GACKT OHP

A few notes from the various media articles about GACKT's appearance...

* GACKT has appeared at the festival for the last two years, so this will be three years in a row and his seventh appearance in total as Kenshin.
* Posters advertising the festival will be displayed at several of Tokyo's biggest train stations, and along the Shinkansen routes that go through Nagano, Toyama and Ishikawa.
* Asahi say it will be GACKT's final appearance as Kenshin, but the press in Joetsu City say that he will be taking a break and may potentially reprise the role later.
* Mr. Koyama, the head of the committee for the Kenshin Kousai said at the press conference to announce GACKT's appearance that he hopes GACKT can convey Kenshin's sense of righteousness and honour to a modern audience.
* As always, GACKT will be leading the departure for the front lines parade, before moving onto the Battle of Kawanakajima re-enactment.

You can see the poster for the Kousai in this photo from the press conference.

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Many of the media articles about GACKT's appearance have posted photos from last year's parade. Also, Joetsu City have uploaded a memorial page for last year's festival that has many photos.

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Sources - 89th Kenshin Kousai Memorial Page / Asahi / Joetsu Journal / Joetsu Times

Yesterday, I posted about the CMs GACKT has done for BIG. The version on YouTube was a compilation of two longer CMs that were available at BIG's official website. The full versions of these CMs are now on YouTube, also.



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GACKT's blog and blomaga were updated today. It was the 100th issue of the blomaga!

In both, GACKT was returning to Tokyo from Kobe, where he had appeared at the Kobe Sannomiya Movie Festival. He spoke a little about Kobe, Japan's stagnating economy and how the economy can be helped by young people spending cash in Dolce & Gabbana (well, maybe he didn't explicitly say that last part...)

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Sources - Blomaga / GACKT blog

Oyakata-sama!!!!!

Don't forget to send your birthday messages/photos/fanart for GACKT before Friday, 23:59 (Japan time). For more info, check here!!!

 
 
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16 June 2015 @ 12:34 am
...because the only thing better than one new GACKT commercial, is two new GACKT commercials!

SHARP have posted the second empoa life story CM featuring GACKT and their AQUOS phone.

SHARP Smartphone AQUOS - GACKT light training empoa life story.



You know GACKT had a hand in planning a CM when it involves training and he can throw a 'dakishimete' in there.

Plus, GACKT is also advertising BIG, a random chance, almost sports gambling thing from the company Toto. He stars in the advertising campaign alongside actor Hidetoshi Nishijima and gets to play at being rich.



There is also a campaign site.

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Hmm, I'd forgotten about GACKT and his helicopter lessons until seeing the BIG CM. Shame he didn't actually fly it in the CM though.

And don't forget to send your birthday messages/photos/fanart for GACKT before Friday, 23:59 (Japan time). For more info, check here!!!


 
 
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