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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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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 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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Gundam Build Fighters TV Anime OP “ニブンノイチ” and Gundam Breaker (Playstation Vita) OP “INFINITY” by BACK-ON!

It’s official! BACK-ON has been announced as the performers of the opening theme “ニブンノイチ” (Nibun no Ichi) for the upcoming anime Gundam Build Fighters!

Screenshot of official Gundam Build Fighters website

With props to MONSTERSNITE for the news, the anime is due to première on TV Tokyo on October 7th 2013.

The announcement coincides with BACK-ON‘s first upcoming single release in 2013, titled ニブンノイチ / INFINITY (Nibun no Ichi / INFINITY), which is due out in November.

The band’s official website revealed that the second ‘A’ track of the single, “INFINITY“, will also be an opening theme, but for the Playstation Vita version of the game Gundam Breakers, which an updated version of the original PS3 game, and is set to be released on October 31st 2013.

According to Vif-Music and OKMusic, the tracklisting of the new single is expected to be as follows:

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