Japanese Heavy Metal legend SEIKIMA-II released iPhone apps for promotion

Do you know Japanese Heavy Metal band "SEIKIMA-II"?  SEIKIMA-II is the Japanese Hard Rock & Heavy Metal band that acted in chiefly 1985-1999.

via Wikipedia [English]

SEIKIMA-II is one of the bands that I love most!! I am their fans from the grade-schooler.

Please check these video!

Their performance were wonderful. However, unfortunately the records were not popular so much. Because they had too strange appearance. The concept of this band was "Devil", but the music-style was the typical 80's metal which is not satanic metal. It confused Japanese music commentators.

*Special mention
The person who doesn't understand them, especially the foreigner said "They rip off the KISS!". It's wrong. The founder of this band has not been influenced from KISS, and they are more colorful than KISS.

The Japanese entertainment is mature now, and the personality of various artists are evaluated. But, it was not so 25 years ago. After all, they dissolved without being duly evaluated in 1999.

Their evaluations changed little by little after YouTube had appeared in 2005. Because overseas people saw videos of them on YouTube (Most videos were illegal upload...).

Now, they revive in commemoration of the 25th anniversary major debut this year (only in one year). They held gig this year in Dallas, Paris and Korea.

They now are in the middle of a Japanese tour. And they released iPhone apps today. The price is 1,500 yen.(Slightly expensive!) Artist's promotion apps are still few in Japan.

You can watch a profile of the band, profile all members of successive members, voices, images, data bases of the records and the band's histories etc.

In addition, there is the camera which you piled up their images and can take a photos.

Unfortunately there is only Japanese support, but the apps is sold in overseas AppStore.

Download here!

SEIKIMA-II Official Site (iPhone & iPad ok!)

See Also: Another my article [J]
地球デビュー25周年記念!聖飢魔IIがiPhoneアプリをリリース(THE SECOND TIMES)


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Japanese new Second Life news site "URIKO.in"

"3D virtual world doesn't become popular in Japan. " "The Japanese uses only the mobile service", overseas people said in this way much more for some time. In addition, Japanese Medea reports that "Second Life is not good and no use" (still). Are not there the Second Life users in Japan? No! There are heavy users of Second Life also in Japan.

"URIKO.in" is new media that send Second Life user's activity information. Especially, information on the art are abundant. The site is written only in Japanese, but there are a lot of beautiful screen shots.

Please check "URIKO.in" if you are interested in the Japanese Second Life news site.


Idol event in AmebaPigg gathers 1,5000 users

Idol unit "TeamPigg MINT" held a gig in Japanese virtual world "Ameba Pigg [J]" on November 3.




TeamPigg MINT is a unit selected from a member of popular idol group "AKB48 [J]". They carry out long-term promotion in AmebaPigg than before.


These are virtual goods that reproduced their stage costumes.










These are parts of gig appearance.
Of course, "real" TeamPigg MINT's members operated the TeamPigg MINT's avatars.

"Real" TeamPigg MINT

Ameba Pigg's events are very popular, and 15,000 users gathered in this event.Ameba Pigg's Dev. Cyber Agent sold the tickets of this event on a limited sales for 150 yen. And they were sold out!

As for the event of Ameba Pigg, a lot of halls(server) are installed usually. (Even if the users log in to which hall, they can watch a guest avatar at the same time) But, this is the first time that more than 10,000 users gathered for the same event at the same time. Perhaps, it might be the first time in the Japanese virtual world business history, too.

For your information, please read these articles.(Sorry! written in Japanese only.)

【レポート】アメーバピグにて「AKB48チームピグMINT」のライブを開催 約1万5000人が参加
http://www.secondtimes.net/news/japan/20101105_mint.html (I wrote this!)


http://ameblo.jp/cair/entry-10696823299.html (Cyber Agent's press blog)

TV commercial of this event


Handbook of Hostess Club Social Game

I began to write articles at ASIAJN. I uploaded a new article today.

This article is a continuance of ASIAJIN's article.

Japanese hostess Club Social Game “Koi-Shite-Kyaba-jyo(恋してキャバ嬢)” publishes handbook. They are sold only in Seven-Eleven of the convenience store.

Main contents of this book introduce a game tutorial, ntroduction of characters & virtual goods.

And virtual goods code is attached as an appendix.

You can get virtual goods automatically if you scan this QR cord with a Japanese mobile telephone.