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B-mies Jun 18, 2009

I'm currently in Japan, and will head home at the end of August. Do you know of any video game music concerts here in Japan during the summer?

I already know about the FFVI concert in Yokohama, which I have the tickets to. Apparently there is a FFT concert in November, which I unfortunately can't attend. My searches on google didn't come up with anything either sad

Carl Jun 18, 2009 (edited Nov 19, 2009)

List of 2009's VGM Concerts in Japan

Feb 04: Dragon Quest Brass Quintet
http://sugimania.com/image/concert/pan_ … 90204a.htm
Feb 21: Kenji Ito's "Gentle Echo" Live
http://harmonics.co.jp/project/image/ge_0902.pdf
Mar 06: Flowering Night 2009 (Yearly Touhou Doujin Concert)
http://www.flowering-night.net/2009/index.htm
Mar 19: Zuntata Discontinental Live
http://zuntata.jp/pickup/dscn.html
May 06: Monster Hunter Orchestra Concert
http://www.capcom.co.jp/monsterhunter/a … estra.html
Jun 06~7: Falcom JDK Band Live
http://www.falcom.co.jp/jdk/
July 24: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi "From Loud 2 Low Too: One Night Tour"
http://waterorion.shop-pro.jp/?pid=14505642
July 25: Linear Party 33 (Special DJs Yuzo Koshiro, Shinji Hosoe)
http://www.linear.nu/party/vol33.html
July 25: Korg DS-10 Birthday Party (Kimitaka Matsumae, Keishi Yonao)
http://www.ds10blog.jp/?p=1254
Aug 02: Press Start 2009
http://fami-web.jp/pressstart/ticket.html
Aug 05: Dragon Quest IX in Tokyo
http://sugimania.com/image/concert/pan_ … 805_af.htm
Aug 07: Norihiko Hibino "Gentle Love" Live (only non-vgm works though)
http://www.gem-impact.com/images/pdf/Ge … oncert.pdf
Aug 17: Chokkana (Live with multiple Doujin bands)
http://chokkana.com/pr/index.html
Aug 23: Final Fantasy VI Orchestral Concert in Yokohama
http://www.littlejack.jp/index.html
Aug 29: Dragon Quest IX in Kyoto
http://sugimania.com/image/concert/pan_ … 90829f.htm
Aug~Sept: Gyakuten Saiban Musical 2 by the Takarazuka Revue
http://www.capcom.co.jp/gyakutensaiban/ … index.html and http://ir.capcom.co.jp/english/news/html/e090302.html
Sept 11: Zuntata Discontinental 2
http://zuntata.jp/pickup/dscn2.html
Sept 12~13: Dragon Quest Ballet
http://sugimania.com/image/concert/pan_ … 009_1f.htm
Sept 19: Persona Music Live 2009 -Velvetroom in Wel City Tokyo-
http://www.aniplex.co.jp/persona-live/ticket/index.html
Sept 19: Linear DJ Party 34 (Megaten, quad, Masayoshi Minoshima, Atsushi Ohara)
http://www.linear.nu/party/index.html
Sept 21~22: Video Games Live @ Tokyo Game Show
http://videogameslive.jp/
Sept 24~25: Dragon Quest Brass Quintet
http://sugimania.com/concert.html
Oct 31: Area 88 Party (Special DJs: Ayako Saso and Shinji Hosoe)
http://xclub.jp/event/kanagawa/3063
Nov 08: Live 5pb.2009 (ZIZZ Studio and vocalists)
http://5pb.jp/live5pb/index.html and http://5pb.jp/live5pb/artist.html
Nov 21: Linear DJ Party 35 (MEGA, AYA, Hiroshi Okubo, quad)
http://www.linear.nu/party/index.html
Nov 22: Final Fantasy Tactics Orchestral
http://hoshirabe.info/ and http://www.soundtrackcentral.com/forums … hp?id=4591

Carl Jun 18, 2009

Yes that's the setlist.

Also, I just noticed Dragon Quest IX Concert, woah!  (added above)

B-mies Jun 18, 2009

Thank you Carl for your extensive info package! I think a Press Start + Dragon Quest combo in Tokyo would do good for my soul. Regarding the DQ concerts it seems that you can buy tickets in many places for the one in Kyoto, but only from the reception hall for the Tokyo one? That's what I gathered with google translate.

And it seems that the DQIX soundtrack is released on Aug 5th (I think Carl pointed that out). The name of the soundtrack is weird though: Dragon Quest IX Protectors of the Starry Sky Synthesizer Version & Original Soundtrack

Herrkotowski Jun 18, 2009

I believe its titled that way because it includes the original soundtrack for the DS as well as a synthesized version of the Symphonic Suite that will surely be released a few months from now.

Amazingu Jun 18, 2009

Thanks Carl!

Always nice when a VGM concert comes to the Kansai area, so I'll be sure to head to the concert in Kyoto!

Carl Jul 15, 2009 (edited Jul 15, 2009)

Korg DS-10 Birthday Party.
July 25 at Club Axxcis, 500 person limit.

VGM Composers who will be performing include:
Kimitaka Matsumae (Harrier from SST Band), Keishi Yonao, and possibly Nobuyoshi Sano (he posted the info). 
Looks to be about a dozen performers total.  Denkitribe does some awesome sounding stuff.

http://www.ds10blog.jp/?p=1254

xanadujin Jul 16, 2009

Whoa, didn't know the DQIX concert was coming to Kyoto as well.  Guess I'll be going to that one.  Amazingu, see you there? smile

B-mies, also, keep an eye on LINEAR's activity.  LINEAR is a club event in Tokyo that focuses on game and anime.  They have a show usually every 2-3 months with some pretty big names.  The next event is July 25th and Yuzo Koshiro and Kplecraft are among the DJs playing.  I still need to get my ass to one these myself. @_@

- Justin Pfeiffer

Amazingu Jul 16, 2009

xanadujin wrote:

Whoa, didn't know the DQIX concert was coming to Kyoto as well.  Guess I'll be going to that one.  Amazingu, see you there? smile

Yup! Already have my ticket!
I got the cheapest option, the B seats, second floor, Row L-3, number 4 smile

Carl Jul 20, 2009 (edited Jul 20, 2009)

xanadujin wrote:

LINEAR is a club event in Tokyo that focuses on game and anime.  They have a show usually every 2-3 months with some pretty big names.  The next event is July 25th and Yuzo Koshiro and Kplecraft are among the DJs playing.  I still need to get my ass to one these myself. @_@

- Justin Pfeiffer

Great info, I'll have to bookmark that LINEAR page.
Looks like Shinji Hosoe will be DJing too (as Sampling Master MEGA) on July 25th.
http://www.linear.nu/party/index.html

Previous party (32) had Hiroshi Okubo from nanosounds there!
I'd like to get myself to one of these sometime too...

Carl Sep 7, 2009

Apparently Mitsuyoshi Takenobu had a live performance on 7/24 to promote his latest album.

”From Loud 2 Low Too” ONE NIGHT TOUR

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特別ライブ決定
【ご好評につき、チケットは全て完売しました。】
   ありがとうございました!!

日時:2009年7月24日(金)
   
   18:30 Open & Drink Time with “T.M.”
   19:30 SHOW TIME

東京都杉並区久我山5-21-6 B1F
「Studio Dragon CAFE」

前売:1500円
当日:1800円
※ドリンクは別料金となります。(ソフトドリンク300円、アルコール類500円)

http://waterorion.shop-pro.jp/?pid=14505642

Carl Sep 15, 2009 (edited Sep 15, 2009)

Adding a few more to that list near the top, including DQ Brass Quintet.

Zuntata just played a show (Discontinental 2) on Sept.11 for the release party of their "Space Invaders Extreme 2 -Audio Element-" CD
http://zuntata.jp/pickup/dscn2.html

2009 seems to have turned into the biggest year for live vgm ever.

XISMZERO Sep 15, 2009

Not a VGM show but Motoaki Furukawa and Voyager have released a Live DVD of their original music. It's a private label item and it's high(er) priced than a regular DVD at 7,000 yen. I've asked Kahori if she could stock a few.

I've never seen Furukawa in any live setting, which makes me excited so watch that video below!

http://www.studioas.co.jp/VOYAGER.html

Kenology Sep 15, 2009

Holy...

Final Fantasy Tactics Orchestral?  Yes, please!!

Anymore info on that by any chance?

Revoc Sep 15, 2009

XISMZERO wrote:

Not a VGM show but Motoaki Furukawa and Voyager have released a Live DVD of their original music. It's a private label item and it's high(er) priced than a regular DVD at 7,000 yen. I've asked Kahori if she could stock a few.

I've never seen Furukawa in any live setting, which makes me excited so watch that video below!

http://www.studioas.co.jp/VOYAGER.html

Thanks a lot for this link! Amazing!

Carl Sep 15, 2009 (edited Sep 15, 2009)

Revoc wrote:

Is this Live 5pb. 2009 related with VGM? Cyua (Betta Flash) will perfom in this show.
http://5pb.jp/live5pb/artist.html

Ahh, so instead of doing another EXTRA Hyper VGM show this year, they're doing this "Live 5pb.2009" to put the focus on singers/vocalists instead.

It's still vgm-related, as ZIZZ BAND is listed (members of ZIZZ Studio have worked on lots of vgm albums, click on all those individual members on vgmdb and see they've each done a lot) and some of those singers have performed on vgm albums too.

Arcubalis Sep 15, 2009

Show didn't seem like it was going to happen at all.  Got eaten up by VGL Japan.

Revoc Sep 16, 2009

Carl wrote:
Revoc wrote:

Is this Live 5pb. 2009 related with VGM? Cyua (Betta Flash) will perfom in this show.
http://5pb.jp/live5pb/artist.html

Ahh, so instead of doing another EXTRA Hyper VGM show this year, they're doing this "Live 5pb.2009" to put the focus on singers/vocalists instead.

It's still vgm-related, as ZIZZ BAND is listed (members of ZIZZ Studio have worked on lots of vgm albums, click on all those individual members on vgmdb and see they've each done a lot) and some of those singers have performed on vgm albums too.

Thanks for ZIZZ BAND info, Carl. But it's a pity. I was hoping that Hyper Game Music Event might become a historic event as the Game Music Festival...

Carl, don't forget the Persona Music Live 2009 Velvetroom in Wel City Tokyo:
http://www.aniplex.co.jp/persona-live/ticket/index.html

Btw, in this page it's possible to see samples from the upcoming Persona Music Live DVD:
http://www.aniplex.co.jp/persona-live/g … index.html

Arcubalis wrote:

Show didn't seem like it was going to happen at all.  Got eaten up by VGL Japan.

One way or the other, your friend Norihiko Hibino wil perform. smile

xanadujin Sep 16, 2009

Carl wrote:

Ahh, so instead of doing another EXTRA Hyper VGM show this year, they're doing this "Live 5pb.2009" to put the focus on singers/vocalists instead.

Extremely disappointing.

After seeing the sudden change in crowd reaction last year when Idolm@aster / Famison 8-Bit took the stage, I questioned exactly how many people there came specifically to see them.  That still doesn't explain Betta Flash.  They were the weakest performance of the show last year.

- Justin Pfeiffer

Carl Sep 16, 2009 (edited Sep 16, 2009)

It also seems that Twice is the Charm lately:
A 2nd show for Persona Velvet Room, a 2nd Gyakuten Saiban Musical, and 2 scheduled shows for FF Tactics.

XISM, thanks for the reminder about Furukawa & Voyager's DVD, I had been watching the M's Art page earlier in the year to see when it would come out, but then I forgot all about it for a while...  It's good to see that it's finally out, time to set up a middleman purchase!

In 3 more days is another LINEAR DJ PARTY, number 34, in Nakano.
   sampling masters MEGA, quad (luvtrax), Masayoshi Minoshima, Atsushi Ohara

the_miker Sep 16, 2009

XISMZERO wrote:

Not a VGM show but Motoaki Furukawa and Voyager have released a Live DVD of their original music. It's a private label item and it's high(er) priced than a regular DVD at 7,000 yen. I've asked Kahori if she could stock a few.

I've never seen Furukawa in any live setting, which makes me excited so watch that video below!

http://www.studioas.co.jp/VOYAGER.html

Holy crap!!  I love Furukawa!  If you do end up buying one off Kahori, please please let me know if it's worth the high price.  I'd gladly buy one too if you think it's worth it since your taste in music is very similar to mine.

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