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First BACK-ON – YES!!! Review by Edward

In our previous post, we mentioned that some of our Forum members had kindly volunteered to do a review of BACK-ON‘s new full-length album – YES!!!. Each volunteer was free to write in whatever style or format they wished- so long as it wasn’t just a ‘one word’ review – and I am very happy to present the first of those reviews to you today, courtesy of Edward!

About our volunteer reviewer
Nickname: Edward
Location: CA
Favourite BACK-ON song(s): Rain, Hate Naki Michi E, Chain, Flower, Blaze line
Other favourite artists: Uver-world
How did you find out about BACK-ON? I first heard their song in Air gear
Mini Introduction: I am fourteen years old and I live in Maple Ridge Canada. i am a major BACK-ON fan and I am from Taiwan

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flower single : a glimpse into the extra music clips on the disc

As you may already know, the flower single came with a promise of bonus content: music clips of flower, BLAZE LINE and a day dreaming…. At the time, I was speculating that they may be just short clips, but as it turns out, they are the full music videos or pvs!

However, what Back-on have done is to package everything into an .exe file so if you viewed the CD content itself, all you see is:

Content of flower single disc

So what does the interface look like? :) The background is literally Back-on‘s flower single cover, then on the top left of the screen is a video player with orange control buttons along the bottom. To the right is first Back-on‘s new logo (in orange) followed by the text flower, BLAZE LINE and a day dreaming… directly below it. These are clickable, so you would click on them to choose the video.

Having said all that, it’s probably better to show a screenshot, since a picture *is* worth a thousand words, so have a look at the thumbnail of the screenshot below!

flower single - extra interface thumbnail


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Back-on donates autographed items for Gyao.jp’s charity auction!

This news has come a little late, but I assure you it is very interesting, as a few weeks ago, Back-on donated items towards Gyao.jp’s Charity Auction! It seems Gyao holds these charity auctions once every 2 weeks, and Back-on‘s items were (lot) number #44 for Gyao‘s 22nd round of auctions!

Gyao Auction Ad for Back-on!

The auction was held in association with Bidders.jp, which I understand to be a Japanese auction company, and featured one of Back-on‘s latest special t-shirts (previously modelled Icchan) autographed by all the band members, in addition to a signed copy of the single BLAZE LINE/a day dreaming… The band also donated issues #1~21 of all(?) the Eyeshield 21 manga, so I’m sure you’d agree that it was definitely a particularly generous donation! (given that some celebrities just donate e.g. lip gloss)

You can visit the (now closed) auction directly by clicking on the picture above, but for those wanting the low down, 33 different price bids were made for the items above, with a mini-bidding war between two users 19920628 and kameya_online towards the end, and the final price was ¥ 8000, which is about $70 USD or GBP £ 35!

So congratulations to 19920628 (I have no idea who this is either) for winning the auction and picking up the prize booty! :D We’ve included some more pictures of the auction items below, so do have a look if you’re free!

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New singles – flower and Butterfly – both to be released on September 19th 2007!

The latest news from the Back-on camp (aka. website) brings some exciting information about their latest single! Instead of releasing just one, Back-on have decided to release 2 singles on the same day! :)

The first is called flower and was originally scheduled for release on August 27th 2007 according to 3rd-party websites, but the release date has been pushed back, perhaps to coincide with the release of Butterfly, the second single.

The band have released the tracklistings of both singles, and in summary, each single will feature 3 songs, and flower will feature extra bonus promotional video music clips of flower, a day dreaming… and BLAZE LINE! You can find the tracklistings below, or on the updated Discography page in more detail.

flower

  1. flower (ED 6 of Eyeshield 21)
  2. ZERO
  3. Colors (theme tune for the programme ‘Tokyo Mayokara’)

Butterfly

  1. Butterfly (theme tune for the new drama series ‘Shinjuku Swan’)
  2. Spark
  3. DRIVE (Remix)

The CD covers haven’t been made available yet, and this is something that I am personally very much anticipating! However, we maybe able to derive some idea from the latest website theme featuring Back-on with a new style!

Website - flower!

However, my favourite part of the new website has to be the content header that you can see below, particularly kenji03, who looks like a model imho! :D

Website - Flower Header!

So, anyway, whilst feasting your eyes on this new summer look, don’t forget to mark down September 19th 2007 in your diary/calendar/PDA, which is, again a Wednesday, true to the Back-0n tradition of Wednesday single and album releases!

p/s: For a preview of flower, you can now check out Back-on’s Myspace and listen to the track! We’ll also write a bit more at a later date about where you can purchase the singles!


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Icchan models the new Back-on T-shirts and new live dates announced!

During the past few months, Back-on have tended to update their website once-or-twice a week with news updates, but in this month alone, they’ve made a record 9 news posts in the first two weeks!

Our main focus is on the T-shirts (Merchandise) that were announced at the end of last month, because the latest news post features Icchan and the T-shirts! Yup, he models all 4 colours of the latest design, and looks so sweet when he smiles. :) Take a look below, especially at the pink t-shirt, as the website says it is particularly recommended by Icchan!

Icchan and the Black Skull and Guns Shirt Icchan and the Pink Skull and Guns Shirt
Icchan and the White Skull and Guns Shirt Icchan and the Gold Skull and Guns T-shirt

If you want to see how the t-shirt fares under colourful spotlights, Back-on.com also provides a photo of Shu with the new-t-shirt as well~

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Music page updated with new featured downloads (Series 5) and radio playlist!

Those who have already subscribed to the mailing list will already have received an email notifying them of the update to the Music page! Thanks to everyone who has been waiting patiently for the past month, I do appreciate your supportive comments! :D

In this particular update, the featured radio playlist is BLAZE LINE/a day dreaming…, Back-on‘s latest single release. This means you can listen to the two title tracks, their TV-size versions as well as EYES!

With regards to the featured downloads, nearly 45% of the 270 voters wanted BLAZE LINE (Eyeshield 21 OP), whilst 30% voted for the all-time favourite, Chain (Air Gear OP!) We’ve also had a special request for Hikari Sasuhou (Survive ver.) and Drive, so to show our appreciation to the kind supporters of Back-on Online, both these songs are now available for download for one week!

Please do continue to vote for your favourite songs, but please remember, if you LIKE the songs, try and support Back-on by buying their CDs/attending their concerts!

Even if you can’t do so at the moment, seriously don’t worry, you can also help the band by spreading the word about their music! So please try and name-drop Back-on to your friends, family and the internet! :D


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Back-on’s TV Size mp3s for Air Gear, Murder Princess and Eyeshield 21

I read somewhere that it’s good for sites to do summary posts sometimes, and although I’ve been tempted to try it several times, it’s taken me a while to think of a good summary theme to post about!

This is actually sort of in-conjunction with Sowon‘s Back-on Music Competition on the Forums, where each time, participants have to sing one particular song (TV size version) from Back-on‘s repetoire. (Please consider entering the competition, minna! :D) Usually, it does help to ‘record’ with the song in question playing in the background, which brings me to the main topic:

where can I find TV size mp3s of Back-on‘s songs?

It would probably be helpful to first provide a list of the songs, so without further ado in the order of Anime Title | Type | Song Title :

Anime Title Type Song Title
Air Gear OP Chain
Murder Princess (OVA) OP ヒカリサスホウ Hikari Sasuhou (FK Metal ver.)
Eyeshield 21 OP BLAZE LINE
Eyeshield 21 ED a day dreaming…

Aside from Chain, most of the mp3s are available for download somewhere on Back-on Online, and since this is a summary post, you can find the direct-links to the posts in question below:

But where can you find Chain? This only happens to be one of the most popular Back-on songs ever. The answer is simple: visit Japtard.com. Or more specifically,

view the post Air Gear OST – What a Groovy Trick!

You can the entire OST available for download (at 320kbps) – either as a zip file, or individual mp3 files. Chain (TV Size) is the first song on the 34-track album. The download has kindly been provided by Frox, who has credited Nipponsei for the original release.

Hopefully this post will be helpful to those searching for ‘that’ opening/ending theme by Back-on. Almost every single one so far also has their corresponding lyrics posted on the site somewhere, so take a look at the Lyrics section if you’re interested, particularly if you’d like to participate in the competition!




BACK-ON – BLAZE LINE | Lyrics

Out of all the songs on the single, BLAZE LINE/a day dreaming…, BLAZE LINE probably uses the most English (particularly for the rap part sung by TEEDA) and it’s obvious that it was written for the American-football anime, Eyeshield 21, evident from the lyrics as well as the interlude with cheerleaders.

The song also features an interesting bridge where Kenji03 actually sings along with TEEDA in ENGLISH! This probably has happened before, but I was particularly struck by this one! All in all, BLAZE LINE is a great song, and imho, the TV size OP just do it justice, although the opening credits are pretty good!

As always, if you spot any mistakes, please let me know either by commenting below or via the contact form. If you would like to post these lyrics elsewhere, please link back to this page. :)

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New Back-on T-shirt Design!

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted a proper news update, so here’s one for people to chew on :) The new t-shirt design (announced on June 22nd 2007 ) features an interesting design featuring a

skull+guns+chains at the front, and a ‘Back-on Space Tour 2017-2018‘ at the back!

Talk about looking far ahead into the future (a whole decade)! But here’s the picture preview from Back-on.com)

The t-shirts come in 3 different colours (as per the news update):
Black x silver (logo)
White x Purple (logo)
Pink x Yellow (logo)

This is the design that will be given away on the day of their debut solo gig (July 4th) at Shibuya O-Crest to the first 100 people through the door with the coupon/voucher. In case I haven’t mentioned this already, (and I think I forgot) the BLAZE LINE/a day dreaming… CD actually comes with one of these special square ticket/coupons that you can use to claim the t-shirts! (if you’re one of the first 100) Smile

The news update mentions something about a special colour only being available on July 4th, but I’m not sure if this means one of the 3 above or another colour design. If you do know the answer to this, please do let us know!

It would be interesting to find out what the list at the back shows ^^ Perhaps a list of places or venues Back-on have played/would like to play at


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