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Back-on media @ AnimeUSA 2007 – a quick glance

It’s been a while since Back-on hit Anime USA 2007 but who said time is an issue when writing news posts? Today’s feature are media of Back-on from Anime USA that various con-goers have put together or uploaded online.

We’ll start with a pretty professional video that was done by PBC Productions promoting Anime USA, and I have to admit I’m tempted to join the event next year. ;) Back-on feature in the clip for a mere 30 seconds (from 3:07) but Chad Williams and his team have helpfully provided translations when Kenji03 talks about his thoughts about how amazing it is to have people (who probably don’t know Japanese) singing along with Back-on‘s lyrics!

The video is available on PBC Productions‘ own website (recommended – see December 7th 2007 entry), or you can follow the ‘More’ link at the bottom to watch the same video on Revver.

Another video that we found (on Youtube) was uploaded by anantech featuring Back-on at their autograph-signing session. As many have already pointed out, the look on Teeda and Kenji03‘s faces when they saw the Wii is priceless :) As with the video above, you can visit Youtube or scroll down to watch it!

Last but not least, photos! The best resource at the moment is actually Anime USA’s official gallery where there are currently 50+ photos of Back-on at their concert performance! One of my most favourite has to be a photo featuring Kenji03:

Kenji03 - from AnimeUSA Gallery

Some other photos can be found on Back-on’s official blog such as this group photo:

Anime USA Group Photo

There are probably alot more photos and videos elsewhere that we haven’t found just yet so please keep checking back. If you do see something that you think we should post about, please let us know! :)

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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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Anime Matsuri 2007 – Two more video clips from Sound Ex

Following on from the previous post with videos galore, Sound EX have uploaded two more video clips entitled “[BACK-ON] Pre Q&A” and “[BACK-ON] Post Q&A: Autograph Signing” from (front-row) seats at Anime Matsuri!

I’ve taken the liberty of taking screenshots of the two videos where:

Teeda is waving his hand in the air

Pre Q&A video Screenshot

and Kenji03 and Gori look bemused!

Post Q&A video screenshot

You can view the individual clips by clicking on the links above or by visiting the:

Official SoundEX Youtube Channel.


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Anime Matsuri 2007 – Live in Texas – Back-on blog summary

Back-on updated their official blog – Back-on Reportwith the picture below saying how much they enjoyed being in Texas (at Anime Matsuri, Houston) It all started with Chain receiving exposure through Air Gear, and then a letter arriving to invite them to Texas. It’s a lovely picture taken with the crowd and you can click on the picture itself to get the original size.

Back-on Concert

Teeda also posted in his blog (in fact, he was the most active in updating on a daily basis :D) where I think he said he was surprised at receiving such a warm welcome in America (which he now really likes!) Teeda noted the fact that alot of cute girls (author’s note: including Ichi, Ookami and Miyu-chan) asked him for an autograph/hugs? ^^ (author’s further note: you lucky lucky people! I so wish I was there!)

Subway logo

On the last day, the Back-on group went for dinner late at night, only to find that the restaurants weren’t open on a Sunday! Ultimately they ended up in Subway (those lucky Subway people!) and all ate a massive American-sized sandwich. The funny thing was that Gori (and someone else?) then said that he still wasn’t full, leaving Teeda and Kenji03 speechless!

Hopefully Back-on will update their blogs with even more info at a later date! They will actually be showing a video at their next show in Shibuya on May 10th 2007, with footage from the entire weekend. Fingers-crossed that they’ll post it online as well!


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Anime Matsuri 2007 – Pictures from Ichiban et friends and Miyu-Chan

If you’re a regular visitor, you’ll already know of Ichiban (Ichi) who is one of our most active forum members. This weekend, Ichi, Ookami and Nao (SoundEX) all attended Anime Matsuri, and Ichi has been kind enough to upload pictures from the convention on to the Forums and share it with everyone! Thanks Ichi! Click on the link below to go straight to the forum thread! :D

Anime Matsuri Pictures and such

The captions underneath each picture are pretty self-explanatory but they are really awesome pictures with great closeups of the band! :D Everyone in the band (especially TEEDA and KENJI03 looked even more gorgeous in these photos! This is what I’ve stayed up for! No really… the other pictures are brilliant too (I must ask about the camera) – they won the Ramune Cosplay Contest as Pocky Boxes that they worked very hard on.

Miyu-chan (a brand new member!) has also kindly shared her photos with everyone from Anime Matsuri as well! :) You can see a few of them below but again, check the link to the thread above for more pictures!

Back-on!

Anime Matsuri - Back-on 2


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Back-on’s Anime Matsuri Schedule

Everyone should know by now that Back-on will be making their first international appearance at Anime Matsuri, featuring as the main band in the Anime Matsuri concert. As reported before, Back-on‘s Anime Matsuri schedule will also include both a Q&A Panel and and Autograph Session.

Anime Matsuri Logo

If they are appearing at Dance till Dawn, the event will begin at 12am on Saturday morning at the Galaxy Arena. The Q&A Panel (with the main band) is scheduled for 3pm on the same day in Panel Room 1, and the Autograph session is at 2pm on Sunday in Panel Room 2&3.

The (probably) most important part of Back-on‘s schedule is of course the Main Concert, which is set to start from around 7pm on Saturday in the Room of Ages (as its the main event) after the end of Showdown Live! I’m sure everyone is just as excited as I am (even if I can’t attend the actual event) and I really hope people will be kind enough to send in their experiences of the event – please do let me know if you are happy to do it as we can then publish it on the main site as part of a collective! Don’t forget you can now also discuss everything about Back-on at our brand new forums as well!


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Anime Matsuri Autograph Session and more!

My exams (for this term at least) are finally over! Apologies for the slow down in updates recently. I’ll try and make up by posting this piece of news… yes, Back-on will be signing autographs and hosting a Q&A panel! The details of this news post are below, but a special thanks to Kamille and John!

Back-on Online received a question via the FAQ from kamille:

Will they be signing autographs at Anime Matsuri?

Since we didn’t know, an email was sent out to Anime Matsuri and an ultra-fast reply came back from John of Anime Matsuri saying that:

There will also be an autograph session and a Q & A Panel.

This is probably one of the most exciting news updates to-date – hope you’re all as excited as I am! :)

update : I’ve just checked the Anime Matsuri website and it seems there are 2 autograph sessions with the ‘main band’ – one on Saturday in Panel Room 1 at 3pm, and the second on Sunday, again in Panel Room 1/2 from  2-4pm.


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