It was announced at Anime Japan 2016 today that Dear Girl ~Stories~ won both the Radio of the Year and Best Male Radio awards at the 2nd AniRadi Awards! Suwa san and UchiP were on hand to accept the awards. Congratulations!
DGS began broadcasting in April of 2007. This past Saturday’s episode marked 9 full years on the air and next week will be the first episode of the 10th year.
It was announced on this week’s show that for the show’s 10th anniversary, there will be a DGS EXPO event held at Saitama Super Arena on June 25 and 26.
For the uninitiated, Saitama Super Arena is where large concerts such as AniSama are held. It has a maximum capacity of 37,000. There are not yet any details as to exactly what the event will be or what they will do, but this is quite likely the first time a radio show has held an event at such a large venue. Way to start the new year!
The opening and ending songs for DGS changed in October. The new songs Monster’s Show and TRIBE DRIVE will be released on December 9, 2015. Unlike previous releases, this CD will only be sold at Animate stores and the Chou! A&G Shop online store. At Animate you can receive a special ticket holder and B2-sized poster. At Chou! A&G Shop, the bonus is an L-sized bromide. The photos on each will be different. The CD retails for 1200 yen, tax exclusive, and the track list is as follows:
- Monster’s Show
- TRIBE DRIVE
- Monster’s Show (off vocal)
- TRIBE DRIVE (off vocal)
- DG Exercise
More information can be found on the DUE page.
MOB’s first live tour took place in Kobe and Makuhari in June and July.
I arrived in Kobe a day early so I could line up for goods. Took the first train on the Port Liner to arrive at around 6AM and already there was a sizable line. Obviously these were people who were staying at the hotel near the venue. (I didn’t stay there because there is absolutely nothing in the way of food, convenience stores, etc. in the area.) Apparently there was a high school swimming tournament at the venue next door so there were a lot of students passing by. Their puzzled looks when they looked at the event schedule for World Hall were hilarious. Didn’t have any problems buying all the goods I wanted, though the line was pretty hot. Near the goods entrance were the present boxes and they had separate boxes for HIRO-C and Kamiya Hiroshi, and ONO-D and Ono Daisuke. XD After goods, my friend and I went back to our hotel to catch up on sleep.
The set list for all four shows were the same, except the guests were different for Kobe and Makuhari. At Kobe it was Miyake Hirofumi (aka Hiropon, whom you have probably seen as the bassist at OrePara), and at Makuhari it was Oka Naoki. The corners were also the same but with different contents. The videos shown were all the same too, though I was hoping they would be different.
Before the event, they plays songs that were sung at karaoke for OnoD’s birthday episode such as JoJo, FLYING IN THE SKY, Dragon Night, Guren no Yumiya, etc. The audience got really pumped up just listening to the songs. Finally when the lights went down, there was a video played on the monitor with the band members explaining what they thought “rock” is. After, each of the band members were called up onto the stage with the announcements recorded by Lenne Hardt (American seiyuu affiliated with Aoni Production). While the back band came onto the stage from the side, HIRO-C and ONO-D came from below via a pop up mechanism on the stage. Read more…
The goods for MOB’s What is Rock? tour have been announced! The list along with images can be found here.
- Pamphlet – 2500 yen
- HIRO-C & HiroC Double Name Nyaa-san Bracelet – 1500 yen
- ONO-D & OnoD Double Name D-cklace – 2000 yen
- MASOCHISTIC ONO BLADE (King Blade) – 3500 yen
- WIR Tour T-Shirt Emblem ver – 3000 yen
- WIR Tour T-Shirt Skull ver – 3000 yen
- WIR Tour Muffler Towel Emblem ver- 2000 yen
- WIT Tour Muffler Towel Mizudama Skull ver – 2000 yen
- Date Nyaa-san Let’s Rock! (bath towel w/hood)- 4000 yen
- Bikkuri Maso Seal (tattoo seal)- 500 yen
- MASOCHISTIC ONO BACKPACK – 5800 yen
- MASOCHISTIC ONO TOTE BAG – 3500 yen
- Gyoza “Sayonara Rock Pouch” (gyoza-shaped pouch) – 2500 yen
- MOB Official AIR FAN CLUB (Nenkaihi Muryou) Neckstrap – 1200 yen
- Charity Rubber Wristband (Navy/Shocking Pink) – 500 yen each
- MOB Rock Clear File Set – 1000 yen
MASOCHISTIC ONO BAND LIVE TOUR 2015
What is Rock? ~Rock tte Nan Desu ka?~
June 20, 2015 (Sat) 16:30 open / 18:00 start
June 21, 2015 (Sun) 14:30 open / 16:00 start
Venue: Kobe World Memorial Hall
July 11, 2015 (Sat) 16:30 open / 18:00 start
July 12, 2015 (Sun) 14:30 open / 16:00 start
Venue: Makuhari Messe Event Hall