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BACK-ON – wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY) | Lyrics, Romaji, LRC

To celebrate today’s release of BACK-ON‘s new single “wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY)“, which reached #1 and #2 respectively in digital download charts Mora.jp and iTunes Japan Top 10 Rock Songs even before the physical release, we are delighted to be able to share the lyrics of the title track “wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY)” with you!

As many will know, it is the second OP for the anime “Gundam Build Fighters” – the first, ニブンノイチ (Nibun no Ichi) also by BACK-ON, reached #12 in the Oricon charts and was always going to be a tough act to follow. However, the band have outdone themselves; the icing on the cake is Lil’ Fang, who brings strong female vocals into the mix, as it really adds another dimension to the song. The highlight for me personally are the rap parts by TEEDA that are interspersed with Lil’ Fang‘s singing: I got tingles when I heard these for the first time!

And as an even better surprise, BACK-ON actually released the full music video of wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY) on Youtube instead of just including it on their DVD special, so you can listen to/watch the full song below:

BACK-ON - wimp ft. Lil' Fang (from FAKY) Music Video screenshot

Whilst waiting for the CD to arrive, we have LittleOslo to thank for the Kanji lyrics and once we have an English translation, we will post it here.

Points of interest during our transcription process to Romaji:

  • An alternative pronunciation of 百 (hyaku) is used: ‘byaku’
  • A synonym of 運命 (unmei) or ‘Fate’ is used in the rap: 定め (sadame) is what TEEDA actually says
  • 瞳(め), usually pronounced ‘hitomi’, is replaced with ‘me’ as denoted in the brackets
  • 空 is pronounced ‘kara’ instead of the frequently used ‘sora’

Don’t forget you can always listen to all of BACK-ON‘s releases on our radio, which is found above the comments on the Music page.

Our standard disclaimer is as follows:

The usual kanji, romaji, karaoke and .lrc versions of the lyrics can be found below (after the cut-off) and we will always do our best to bring you the most accurate lyrics possible, so we do occasionally amend the spelling of the original English lyrics if we believe it to be appropriate. But as always, if you spot any mistakes, please let us know either by commenting below or via the contact form.

Finally, if you would like to post these lyrics elsewhere, please kindly link back to this page. :)

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Watch BACK-ON – “wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY)” music video in full!

Today marks the beginning of the 7-day countdown to the forthcoming release of wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY) [single] on March 12th 2014.  In the build up, BACK-ON released a teaser music video in February, giving fans their first opportunity to listen to the full version of the Gundam Build Fighters OP, featuring clips of band and Lil’ Fang filming the full MV.

You can now watch the full music video below or by clicking on the following link:

http://youtu.be/jQU8jUyX5q4

In a marked departure from their previous releases, this is one of the first times in recent years that BACK-ON has made the full music video available online (they were often included as ‘special’ extras on DVD versions of their album/single releases – Icecream and ニブンノイチ (Nibun no Ichi) are both examples)  and has been completely filmed in the studio without exterior scenes.

BACK-ON - wimp ft. Lil' Fang 002

I really like the new approach and its really great to be able to watch the band perform with Lil’ Fang without ‘moody’ shots or fancy CGI distractions (aside from the colour-shape loops at the start)

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BACK-ON to perform at Anime Friends, Sao Paolo, Brazil in July 2014!

As we count down to the release of “wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY)” on March 12th 2014, we have just seen exciting news from BACK-ON’S official Facebook that they will be performing at Anime Friends, an annual anime convention, in Sao Paolo, Brazil in July 2014!

BACK-ON AnimeFriends First Promotional Poster
Promotional Poster

The official news post on BACK-ON.com does not have much more information beyond a date: July 26th 2014.

This announcement has already been picked up by a Brazilian anime site: AnimePro as well.

It’s certainly a major milestone: this is the first time that BACK-ON will be performing in the southern hemisphere (from memory) and in Brazil of all places at such a well-known convention (estimated attendance in 2008 was 120,000, source: AnimeCons.com) – it will be a fantastic opportunity for the band to increase their exposure in a BRIC economy!

I am super excited and really hope we will hear from some Brazilian BACK-ON fans soon! :)




New BACK-ON single “wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY)” – Gundam Build Fighters second opening theme (OP) due out on March 12th 2014

Happy New Year for 2014! :) We are pleased to be bringing you the latest news from our favourite band for the 8th consecutive year!

BACK-ON recently announced that a new OP for the anime Gundam Build Fighters would be out in mid January 2014.

It’s been a while since the band has collaborated with another artist and the new song, wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY) features Tokyo-born Lil’ Fang, a vocalist from the all-female bilingual J-pop group FAKY that has been described by Jacques@Arcadey as “The J-pop Group That Looks Like a K-pop Group That Sounds Like a Euro-pop Group“.

Lil' Fang profile photo from FAKY.jp
Lil’ Fang profile photo from FAKY.jp

BACK-ON then released a 30-second preview clip of the song, which you can watch and listen to here:

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BACK-ON – INFINITY | Lyrics

Following the release of BACK-ON‘s single “ニブンノイチ/INFINITY“, which has been one of the band’s fastest selling releases to date (#12 on its debut into the Oricon charts), we are delighted to be able to share the lyrics of the second A-side track “INFINITY” with you!

As the OP for the PS Vita game Gundam Breaker, it is a super catchy rock and electronic music combo. I cannot decide which I like best between this and ニブンノイチ, but one of my favourite parts of the song has to be the unexpected (bridge) rap by TEEDA and the reference to “ニブンノイチ” (Nibun no Ichi) in the last sentence; INFINITY is so head-bangingly good it could have been its own single, its no wonder the single is a double A-side release!

We have LittleOslo to thank for the Kanji lyrics and ShadowChao94 for the excellent romaji version!

Once we have a translation, we will post it here. In the meantime, here are some of the English words used in the song:

ルール = rule
マニフェスト = manifesto
マシンガン = machine gun

Don’t forget you can listen to all of BACK-ON‘s releases on our radio, including INFINITY, which is found above the comments on the Music page.

Our standard disclaimer is as follows:

The usual kanji, romaji, karaoke and .lrc versions of the lyrics can be found below (after the cut-off) and we will always do our best to bring you the most accurate lyrics possible, so we do occasionally amend the spelling of the original English lyrics if we believe it to be appropriate. But as always, if you spot any mistakes, please let us know either by commenting below or via the contact form.

Finally, if you would like to post these lyrics elsewhere, please kindly link back to this page. :)

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BACK-ON releases ニブ­ンノイチ/INFINITY PV Preview!

BACK-ON released a teaser PV for their forthcoming single “ニブ­ンノイチ/INFINITY” earlier this week and have already reached 36,000 views! It even included a sneak preview of their new single cover!

Screenshot from ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY preview PV

With props to BOO forum member, ShadowChao94, for the find, you can watch the full video using this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFCSwMc6zNs

We have captured some screenshots below as well:

ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY PV Screenshot 001 ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY PV Screenshot 00 ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY PV Screenshot 003

ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY PV Screenshot 004 ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY PV Screenshot 005 ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY PV Screenshot 006

ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY PV Screenshot 007 ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY PV Screenshot 008 ニブ­ンノイチ / INFINITY PV Screenshot 010

So excited! To find out more  details about the single, you can read our previous post which introduces the two “A” track CD in full.  It is due out on November 6th 2013, shortly before BACK-ON‘s next appearance in the US at Pacific Media Expo (November 8th – 10th 2013)!

Let us know what you think :)




BACK-ON’s new single “ニブンノイチ / INFINITY” due out on November 6th 2013!

Both BACK-ON and the official Gundam Build Fighters website made the announcement this week that the band’s latest tie-in single ニブンノイチ/INFINITY (Nibun no Ichi / INFINITY) will be out on November 6th 2013!

I personally love the promo shot for the new single (click on the image for a larger version of the image) and cannot wait to hear the two tracks in full (listen to preview clips at the end of this post!):

BACK-ON - ニブンノイチ / INFINITY promotional picture

As we speculated some weeks back, the tracklisting for the single – which features two ‘A-side‘ tracks –  is as follows:

  1. ニブンノイチ
  2. INFINITY
  3. ニブンノイチ~instrumental~
  4. INFINITY~instrumental~

BACK-ON first performed both tracks live at Anime USA 2013 so aside from those present at the concert, very few others have heard them in full (a short clip of INFINITY is available on Youtube).  INFINITY is a rock song and according to OhayoSeoulthe song was inspired by ‘how cool Gundams look when flying around’.  Erika (elenko94), the author of the article, also describes the theme of ニブンノイチ rather succinctly as “what one person can’t achieve by yourself, two can”.

And in case you are not sure which is which: ニブンノイチ is the OP for the new Gundam Build Fighters anime and INFINITY is the main theme song for the PS Vita game Gundam Breakers.

There will be 3 versions of the single:

  • CD Single only (¥1,050)
  • CD Single +DVD (¥1,890) which includes a ニブンノイチ music video clip
  • CD Single + HG 1/144-scale Freedom Gundam Particle Clear ver.  model [Limited Edition]  (¥2,625)

A special in-game code will be included as well for the Freedom Gundam, a ‘gunpla’  or Gundam model which comes from GUNDAM SEED (original source Gundam.info).

Two photos of the gunpla can be found below courtesy of Amazon.co.jp:

Freedom Gundam - BACK-ON single 01 Freedom Gundam - BACK-ON Single 2

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BACK-ON at Anime USA 2013 – Media Roundup

BACK-ON attended Anime USA 2013 this weekend ( their first live performance abroad in 3 years) and we have rounded up some of the best media available on the net, courtesy of #AnimeUSA2013 attendees.

First, the official group photo posted by BACK-ON on their Facebook page (props to reg for the find) :

BACK-ON at Anime USA Facebook Group photo

And then their group shot with adoring fans (via Musicman-NET):

BACK-ON Anime USA 2013 photo with fans by Musicman-NET

With great thanks to International A.W.o.L, we can also share some amazing concert photos, taken by professional concert photographers, Travis Vaughn and Matt Williams (please visit International A.W.o.L for the full set):

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BACK-ON to appear at Anime USA 2013 in Washington DC!

There are times when I wished I lived in the US and this week is certainly one of them, because BACK-ON will be performing live at Anime USA 2013 in Washington DC this weekend!

Anime USA 2013 banner

Their last appearance at the convention was way back in August 2007 and gained them fans aplenty. Given how their music has evolved over the past 6 years, it will be intriguing to find out what BACK-ON‘s set list will be on the night!

According to Anime USA‘s recently released schedule, the band will be present at several events throughout the 3-day convention aside from their headline concert, including three autograph/photo sessions and one Q&A session:
Friday, 13th September 2013

  • 17:00 – 18:00 – Autograph session
  • 19:30 – 20:30 – Q&A session (Events C)

Saturday, 14th September 2013

  • 21:30 – 22:30 – Concert (Main event)
  • 23:30 – 00:30 – Autograph session

Sunday, 15th September 2013

  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Photograph session

This is only a snapshot of their current timetable so please do refer back to the main page for the full list of all the activities for the three days – the convention will be based at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

The Anime USA team were kind enough to send us a copy of the official press release, which you can find here: Anime USA BACK-ON Press Release – it seems that there will be a surprise guest performing with the band!

BACK-ON‘s forthcoming appearance will also mark the first time (in a few years) since the group have performed at a venue outside of Japan, so if you are in the area or you are attending the event, please do drop us a comment or an email! We would love to find out what is happening :)


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PS Vita Gundam Breaker OP ‘INFINITY’ preview clip in game promotional video (PV) 5!

With thanks to our regular BOO Forum member reg for the find, you can now hear a preview of INFINITY by BACK-ON in the 5th promotional trailer video of the forthcoming Playstation Vita game “Gundam Breaker” :) Click on the link below to watch the video – the song starts 4 minutes into the video:

http://youtu.be/MMuZkK5Z5t8?t=4m0s

Alternatively, you can hear a clip of just INFINITY here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVVvDMWhbcs

The band announced the news that they would be singing the OP for the game a few days ago and the official game website has now also confirmed this with a rather nice collage and also an announcement on the official anime site:

Gundam Breaker x BACK-ON collage

And if you are based in Japan (or can view videos that are usually geographically restricted) you can now watch a video commentary by BACK-ON regarding their OP “ニブンノイチ” for the anime Gundam Build Fighters. We have not had a chance to watch it yet so would welcome your comments – if you do find it on Youtube, please let us know so we can post a link up for others!

http://gundam-bf.net/movies/movie/007.html


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