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ToshI Charity Concerts for the East Japan Big Earthquake

I did NOT translate the following. I am copying and pasting it from X Boards, where it was originally posted by the user sanorin

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That is everything so far on ToshI's individual efforts to help the relief effort in Japan. He is alright, as is his family and the other members of X Japan and their families as well.

If you wish to help the relief effort in Japan, there are many charities to donate to. Please check which ones in your country are sending funds directly to Japan and make sure they are legitimate aka credible charities. The Red Cross is always a good one to go with.

Also, there are multiple fandom charity auctions going on all over the internet. I am participating in livejournal's "help_japan" auction, so please check out the auctions there if you would like to get something for your donation! =)


If you have any more information about ToshI you would like the members of the community to know, please make a post or leave a comment! =) Thanks!
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Report and Picture Gallery for ToshI with Yoshiki Concert

Hi everybody!

I found a report for the dinner show on January 25th:

http://facttraction.info/Content/Articles/Reports/Reports-ToshI-feat-YOSHIKI-at-Prince-Park-Tower-Tokyo-Jan-25th-2011.html

http://facttraction.info/Content/Articles/Reports/Reports-ToshI-feat-YOSHIKI-at-Prince-Park-Tower-Tokyo-Jan-25th-2011-Part-2.html

http://facttraction.info/Content/Articles/Reports/Reports-ToshI-feat-YOSHIKI-at-Prince-Park-Tower-Tokyo-Jan-25th-2011-Part-3.html

http://facttraction.info/Content/AudioVisual/ToshI-feat-YOSHIKI-at-Prince-Park-Tower-Tokyo-Jan-25th-2011-Gallery.html

Definitely check them out! They're great!

Also, Japan Discoveries is issuing full refunds for previous pre-orders of Crystal Piano no Kimi. They will be putting the single back up for ordering soon. The reason they are issuing refunds is because the contents and the price of the single has changed. I received my refund today.

That's all for now!
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Good News for Over Seas Fans: We can order the single, DVD, and the box set!

Hello everyone!

I emailed Japan Discoveries, the one site I had found the "Crystal Piano no Kimi" single available for pre-order on, regarding the new DVD and Box Set.

They were able to put both of them up for pre-order on their site.

They also informed me that since "Crystal Piano no Kimi" has been re-announced for release. It had been postponed earlier. However, part of the re-announcement included a price change and a content change. So they are refunding everybody's previous pre-orders and it is up to the customers to re-pre-order the CD.

According to ToshI's site, the single now includes:
1.クリスタルピアノのキミ
2.愛する人よ

DVD
1.雨音(Live Version)

It is now 3300 yen.

I am posting here the links to buy his work from Japan Discoveries:

DVD: http://japan-discoveries.com/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=96_4&products_id=3219

Box Set: http://japan-discoveries.com/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=96_4&products_id=3220

Their prices are not the ones listed on ToshI's site though. So I shall email them and ask them why. I will let you all know what they say.
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News Update of Sorts

I am sorry this community is so silent. I am afraid I have no real news updates to offer you readers because ToshI has been rather quiet.

What I mean by that is that he has not appeared in many online news articles, nor magazines. He doesn't have an active blog anywhere as far as I know. He has deleted all of his mixi accounts so even if I had wanted to translate his entries there, I no longer can.

But, his official website and his MySpace still remain!

Official site: http://toshi-samuraijapan.com/top.html

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ToshiCLub



He currently has two song samples on his MySpace: Crystal Piano No Kimi, and Aisuru Hito Yo.

On his official site, over the last few months, he has mentioned:
-Releasing the single Crystal Piano No Kimi.
-An explanation of why he closed his mixi account.
-The opening of X Japan's Official Website for North America
-How the release of Crystal Piano No Kimi will take some time. As in, it's production and shipping is delayed I believe, in order to meet customers demands or something of that nature.
-Announcement of a special dinner show that he will be having with Yoshiki as co-star.
-Announcement mentioning that a new X Japan song will be featured in the "Buddha" movie.
-Announcement of a special Box Set and a DVD to be released soon.

I will describe the box set and DVD below:

DVD: cost: 6800 yen. contents: footage of the special dinner shows that will be held January 24th-25th, 2011 with Yoshiki as the co-star. This DVD is also in the box set.

Box Set: cost: 24000 yen. contents: The DVD listed above. Photographs and an essay detailing the long friendship that Toshi and Yoshiki have, dealing specifically with the events of the last year where Toshi got a new start as a solo artist. Documentary DVD showing all the preparations leading up to the special dinner shows, along with off stage footage from the day of - a behind the scenes DVD if you will. Another DVD where Toshi and Yoshiki send their regards to the fans, sharing with them any personal messages and some rare stories. A CD made specifically for this box set. And some memorial goods for the special dinner shows.

As you can see, the cost of the Box Set is quite high, but it does come with 3 DVDs, 1 CD, Photos and an essay - perhaps all in a book?, and some goods. I have no idea how you can order it at the moment. If any of you have an idea, please share with the community.



And that's all the news I have to report. By all means, please share any fan art, fan fiction, thoughts, discussions, news posts, links, pictures with the community. As long as Toshi is in it, it should be alright!


And if you have any ideas for the community, please feel free to suggest them. Thanks!
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Concert Report: X Japan Live in New York City – Roseland Ballroom – October 10th, 2010

Okay so here is my way overdue X Japan concert report. It's...pretty long. And it comes with videos and pictures (KIM, CAT, I STILL NEED YOURS!) So please enjoy everything! 8;D

Also, I wrote this in really simple English because my Japanese friends wanted to read it too. So please don't criticize my lack of flowery language and big words - I did it for a reason.

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X Japan North American Tour Tickets Are On Sale

Hello everyone!

I seem to be late in announcing this but, the tickets for X Japan's North American tour are on sale!

http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&q=X+Japan&search.x=0&search.y=0

The link above has ticket buying information for all 5 stops!

If you can afford to go and have the time, be sure to buy a ticket and attend!

I bought a ticket to their New York show. Maybe I will see some of you there? It'll be a special show for sure because it's being held on ToshI's birthday! How great is that?

For those of you who can't get to any of these stops, let's hope they add more locations!
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X Japan at Lollapalooza: Links to Pictures and Videos

Hello everyone. Did any of you go to Lollapalooza this past weekend? Did you see X Japan perform? If so, please post your reports and pictures and videos here! All of us would love to see them!

Here are some links I have found.

Pictures:

http://lnx.xradicaldreamers.net/azuland/main.php?g2_itemId=30513

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Lollapalooza+%22X+Japan%22&z=e&ss=2

Videos:

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=130877187&blogID=538062404&TemplateId=25&utm_source=ORM&utm_medium=notification&utm_term=bloglink&utm_campaign=25_NewBlog&emailId=4828346658397754097

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=130877187&blogID=538099774&TemplateId=25&utm_source=ORM&utm_medium=notification&utm_term=bloglink&utm_campaign=25_NewBlog&emailId=4767048684790905242

Xyo's blog on MySpace has lots of reviews, pictures, and videos. So be sure to check it out!

And feel free to post here more often guys! This place feels so empty!

So how about a topic: what did you think of Toshi's appearance at Lollapalooza? Too much leather? Too 80's? Tell us!
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Toshi has a new mixi and a new site promoting his new single "Samurai Japan"

Since Toshi's press conference all of his official sites have all been closed or discontinued.

Recently, Toshi created a new mixi account here:
http://mixi.jp/show_friend.pl?id=26494684&from=navi

You need an account to view the site, and yes, it is all in Japanese. It is also an invitation-only site - an existing user must invite you to join before you can sign up. So far, he has not mentioned much of anything except gratitude for all the support he has received.

But he posted a link to this site:
http://toshi-samuraijapan.com/

On February 24th he will have a farewell concert, to end his solo activities for the time being. All of X Japan will make a guest appearance. The place and time have yet to be revealed.

He has also made a new single, "Samurai Japan." It has 4 new songs he has written himself - supposedly, I am not sure, I want to confirm it with liner notes - over the past few months. The site has music samples and the background images are most likely from the CD's image art.

This single is currently on sale via cash on delivery, until the 24th of this month. After that, it will be sent out to those who have ordered it. Orders are limited to 10 CDs each. It is only available for order within Japan so far.

If I have left out anything, please feel free to post it in the comments or submit your own posts!

Also discuss what you think about the photos and sound samples? If you can not view it, chances are too many people are trying to get on it at once.
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Toshi's Press Conference in Tokyo on January 18th, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHuf5frC2mE

If that link fails to work, please let us know and we will try to find another working link/download for everyone.

It's the same for the most part as what has been stated in his mixi blog, that has been translated by BXtE.

I just thought everyone else might want to see him say it himself.


As always, feel free to comment or post with any further developments.

Let's try to support him through this!