Let's recap the news in GACKT-land...
It was announced today that a new song by GACKT called 「罪の継承～ORIGINAL SIN～」 (Tsumi no Keishou～ORIGINAL SIN～)
will be the ending theme for the anime 'TRICKSTER'. GACKT currently provides the opening theme, "Kimi dake no boku de iru kara", but it's quite usual for animes to change the opening and ending themes halfway through their run, and that's what is happening here. The change from GACKT having the opening theme, to having the ending theme, happens as of January 9th.
You can hear a clip of the song starting at 1:26 in this video. There's also a fair amount of voice acting by GACKT, starting at 0:36.
The single is due to be released on March 22nd.
Source - TRICKSTER OP
It has been decided that the 'GACKT WORLD TOUR 2016 LAST VISUALIVE Saigo no Tsuki -LAST MOON-' tour final DVD and Blu-ray
will be sold exclusively via Loppi [machines you can find at Lawson convenience stores] and HMV!
The special edition has a behind the scenes documentary, and a commentary track from GACKT, the band and dancers!! [plus a booklet and special packaging]
Advance reservations are being taken until February 14th, 2017.
The special gift for reserving during this time is a Secrets of Yoshitsune postcard.
The premium edition Blu-ray is 18,000 yen (tax included)
The premium edition DVD is 15,000 yen (tax included)
The regular edition Blu-ray is 9,000 yen (tax included)
The regular edition DVD is 7,001 yen (tax included)
Delivery date is Tuesday, March 14th
For more details, see herehttp://www.hmv.co.jp/fl/10/1582/1/
Source - GACKT OHP
GACKT's next music video will be a cover of Ayumi Hamasaki's 'SEASONS'
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Photo source - Mantan-Web
GACKT had his single guys only, no women, Christmas live and talk event
Here are some photos from the event.( +6Collapse )
Sources - BARKS
He performed "Yuki no Hana" "Mikazuki", "Last Song" and "12 Gatsu no Love Song."
All of the songs apart from "Mikazuki" are below the cut.( Simple but awesomeCollapse )
Video streaming site SHOWROOM
had an event to celebrate its third anniversary. It was a live, continuous 24 hour broadcast, and GACKT was a guest about 3 hours in, at midnight on the 25th (going into the 26th). GACKT's appearance was filmed at his house in Tokyo, and as it was a continuous broadcast, that meant that the camera crew filmed the broadcast's host, Akihiro Nishino, en route to meet GACKT. The lengths they went to so as to not give any hints to where GACKT's house is were quite entertaining, as the van Nishino travelled in had curtains covering the windows, and when the Nishino and crew left the vehicle to walk into GACKT's house, the camera was pointed only at the floor.
Here are some photos from GACKT's appearance.( +5Collapse )
Sources - @SHOWROOM_jp
As mentioned before, GACKT was in Tokyo to film some final scenes for the movie Karanukan
. GACKT's character in the movie is a photographer, and some of these Tokyo scenes involved him acting out filming a photoshoot. So, photographer Tenmei Kano gave GACKT some advice on how to act like a professional photographer, and shared some photos from the filming to his Facebook.( +7Collapse )
Source - Tenmei Kano FB
On the 23rd, GACKT, TAKUMI and Val attended an office end of year party
. GACKT posted some photos from this on his Instagram and Weibo, which you can see later in this post. Talent Asami Kumakiri posted a cute video with GACKT.
The next batch of Gakucchis hit amusement arcades on the 28th
. This time, if you put 500 yen in the crane machines, you can get a shopping bag as a free gift! Make sure you call a member of staff over so they can see you put the 500 yen in, and then you'll get the bag as long as stocks last.
Source - Charahiroba
Here are some more photos from GACKT and TAKUMI's poker tournaments in Macau
earlier this month.( +10Collapse )
Source - Asian Poker Tour FB
YOU was working with S.Q.F.
again this week. On the 23rd, YOU and singer michi. were guests on a radio show. The 24th saw S.Q.F.'s Christmas show and Chacha
was a special guest at the show. Chacha joined the band to perform a cover of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas" and shared vocal duties with michi. Sato
was also there to watch and offer support.( +10Collapse )
Sources - YOU Facebook
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Here is the weekly TAKUMI spam...( +4Collapse )
Sources - TAKUMI Weibo
/ TAKUMI Instagram♥GACKTstagram♥I'm back in Japan now. I have a X'mas special program only for men tonight. Well, I have no idea how the show is going to be...( All photos and no training videos!Collapse )♥GACKT Weibo♥( All in Japan this week!Collapse )
Source - GACKT Weibo♥Schedule♥
12/31 - TV - 08:00 - Geinoujin Kakuzuke Check 2016
01/01 - MV - ‘SEASONS’ on Nestle Japan’s Official YouTube
01/01 - TV - Geinoujin Kakuzuke Check 2017
03/14 - Goods - LAST VISUALIVE DVD & Blu-ray
03/15 - Goods - Platinum Box XVII
03/22 - Single - 罪の継承～ORIGINAL SIN～ (Tsumi no Keishou～ORIGINAL SIN～)
2017 Spring - Movie - ‘Karanukan’♥Photo of the week♥
A business meeting with Yuji Maeda, the CEO of SHOWROOM.
Source - Yuji Maeda Instagram
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