Looking at 'Tours' in a Fresh Light
PENICILLIN TOUR2009 '激しく吹かcell。 / Hageshiku Fuka-cell。'
Dec 13th at SHIBUYA O-EAST

English | 日本語

After releasing their new album 'cell', PENICILLIN began a nationwide tour titled 'PENICILLIN TOUR2009 "激しく吹かcell。 / Hageshiku Fuka-cell。 [lit. 'Blow Hard']"'. Starting from Yokohama's SUNPHONIX HALL in YOKOHAMA ARENA on November 7th, they performed in 10 cities. PENICILLIN played many songs included in their new album, and with each concert the songs steadily 'evolved'. Everything culminated in their final concert at SHIBUYA O-EAST on December 13th.

Read the whole report here!


PENICILLIN Mini-Interview

Hallo everyone!

How busy are you during the end of this year?
We are pretty busy to provide you with the latest news!

Check here for a little interview with PENICILLIN as they will be holding their Tour Final this weekend!

It's right here:

Take a look!

Your mJp-Team!

V-ROCK FESTIVAL '09 Fashion Show Report

[VRF × MJP] V-ROCK FESTIVAL '09 Fashion Show Report

'V-ROCK FESTIVAL '09' was held on October 24th and 25th at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 9-11. During the world's biggest live event [department store] Laforet Harajuku and [fashion magazine] KERA jointly held a fashion show called 'Laforet×KERA V-ROCK Collection'. In two days about 12,000 fashion and music fans enjoyed the show that took place on the S-STAGE. Although the atmosphere surrounding the stage was markedly different from the others, the fans were all equally excited. For the fashion show, artists leading the visual-kei industry lent a helping hand as well. Each artist became a model for each participating fashion brand. Fans of the musicians were treated to a rare spectacle.

Read the whole report here!



  In 2009 JAPAN will set its attention to the WORLD!
We proudly present this year’s Festival of Festivals!
In October 2009 more than 50 artists will participate
in the world’s largest visual-kei festival ever…V-ROCK! 

Special Corner of V-ROCK FESTIVAL

This year, PENICILLIN is celebrating its 17th anniversary. Although the bassist GISHO separated from the band two years ago, all the other members have remained the same from when they had first formed PENICILLIN. For 2009, they released the single ‘BLACK HOLE’ in May, and now they are set to release a new single titled ‘WARP’ on September 2nd. We heard that they were very excited about their appearance in V-ROCK FESTIVAL, so we decided to visit their recording studio to talk about the new single and the live event.

Click here to read the V-Rock Festival Special Interview with PENICILLIN!


Ever since forming the band, D had gradually but steadily expanded its fan base and continued reaching a wider audience. In 2007, while they had still been an indie band they performed at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall [max capacity 4000 people]. In May 2008 they made their long-awaited major debut. All the singles released after their debut have ranked No.10 or higher on the Oricon Singles Chart. On September 12th they will release the much anticipated 4th single ‘Tightrope’.
One day in August we heard that all the members were getting together at a studio in Tokyo to edit the music video of their new single. We decided to head for the studio to conduct an interview.

Click here to read the V-Rock Festival Special Interview with D!

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INFINITY kind of updated...

I have written a report on machine at Japan Expo in my website (basically, it's the same I wrote around here). I will post pictures soon and translate it for the Spanish version as well soon!

Please take a look



(xposted around... sorry!)
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Problems with musicjapan+ contests

I don't know if anyone here is in the same situation as me. So I am one of the winners of the last contest of going backstage with machine and also take your picture with them. They told me they'd send me the picture in my e-mail once they are back to Japan, but they didn't. I asked another girl that also is a winner, and she told me she didn't receive it either.
As things are, I sent them an e-mail (to their general e-mail and to the one they use for the contests), regarding this problem, but it's been two days and I got no answer. They keep on updating the website and I don't want to think that they are ignoring my e-mails. I also tried to register in their forum, but when you are asked to enter the letters/numbers code, the image won't work.
Is anyone here that also was a winner of that contest? or anyone that won something from them? I am really worried about it...

(xposted around, sorry)
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My report of machine at Japan Expo (Paris)


First of all, thanks to everyone that went there and recognized me. I should have planned the meetup in some other place... well maybe next time it is better!
So, while I was in Paris I wrote down everything in a kind of diary, and I want to share my experience with machine here with you all... It's a long text so I put it under a cut!

live, backstage and signatures...Collapse )
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Hakuei's eyebrow piercing?

So I am browsing recent pics of him, those can be found here


And I think he took off his eyebrow piercing? Overall you can see it in the first picture, there are the "holes"....
I can't access to my pics collection of him right now, and I need to know for sure if he took it off or not, because I am doing a drawing of him.

Help? D=
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