It was a super busy year for Granrodeo, and 2018 is shaping up to be almost as busy. Here’s a fairly thorough, so perhaps not exhaustive, summary of Granrodeo’s 2017. Please visit the Timeline page to see past years. 1/1 — New Year’s countdown at Nagashima Spa Land 1/21 — Breakers vs. 1/23 — Line … More 2017 in review
Kiiyan and Yonaga Tsubasa participated in last Saturday’s KenPro blu-ray release event at Animate Shinjuku. They were the last set of guests, starting at 18:30. KenPro president, Utsumi Kentarou, was the MC, guiding the conversation (as much as Kiiyan with a mic can ever be guided). The event had three parts: Kiiyan, Yonaga and Utsumi … More KenPro blu-ray event
To celebrate the blu-ray release of this year’s KENPROCK Festival, there will be 3 events held at the Shinjuku Animate. Kiiyan, along with Yonaga Tsubasa, will be participating in the third session. The head of KenPro, Utsumi Kentarou, will MC all three sessions. Entry forms are available at Animate for those who have pre-ordered and … More KENPROCK Festival 2017 LIVE BD release event
Apparently they had a bit too much to drink yesterday, and are hungover, but day two goes on anyhow! Pics from the KenPro twitter feed, Anri Katsu’s personal twitter and Hayashi Yu’s personal twitter.
Kiiyan, Hayashi Yuu and Anri Katsu are busy filming something for KenPro today, presumably for the KenPRock Fes release.
Animate Channel will air the concert on June 6th, starting at 17:00 Details URL: http://www.animatetimes.com/news/details.php?id=1494380817 Air Date: 6/3/2017, 17:00〜 Archive viewing: 6/3/2017, 21:00 ~ 6/9, 23:59
The CD, originally only available at the event itself, is on sale for one month on Movic’s site. Partial Track Listing 『VOICE FOR YELL～Theme of KENPROCK 2017～』 『song of K.E.N.P.R.O.～社歌～』 『Start Your Live』(Kiiyan, Anri Katsu, Hayashi Yu) Details Availability: 4/14/2017 ~ 5/14/2017 23:59 JST URL: http://www.movic.jp/shop/g/g28010-19001-01930/ Price: 2,500 円 (before tax)
After today’s initial airing of the concert on TBS, a blu-ray release was announced! In addition, the event will re-air on TBS on 5/26/2017. Details Release Date: 8/26/2017 Price: ¥7,800 (before tax） Format: 2 Discs, blu-ray Extras: KENPROCK Festival thems song「VOICE FOR YELL」MV full, 社歌「song of K.E.N.P.R.O.」MV full, backstage footage
Details Channel: TBS1 Air Date/Time: April 29, 2017, 19:00~22:30
The full report and more pics, can be found here. Best line in the writeup: GRANRODEOにしか作り出せないカオスなパワーが凄まじい。(loosely translates to: “The chaos power that can only be created by Granrodeo is frightful.”) Though this one’s also good: 分厚い爆音と圧倒的な歌唱力が会場に襲いかかり、声優の枠組みを越えたロックスターの存在感が突きつけられる。(which loosely translates to “A heavily explosive overwhelming singing voice attacks the hall, and a rockstar presence, beyond that of a … More KenPRock live report from NiziSta