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2006 Dinner Show Schedule

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Akina will once again be performing a series of dinner shows during the month of December. Faithway has announced the schedule, as follows:

Date Venue Time (Dinner/Show) Ticket Prices Fan Club Reservations More Information
Dec. 6
Wed.
Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu
(Shizuoka)
1) 17:30/18:30
2) 20:30/21:30
¥33,000 Oct. 10-20 Enkai Yoyaku Kakari
053-459-0112
Dec. 18
Mon.
Yumoto Kanko Hotel Saikyo
(Yamaguchi)
1) 15:00/16:00
2) 19:30/20:30
S: ¥37,000
A: ¥32,000
B: ¥30,000
S: ¥38,000
A: ¥35,000
B: ¥33,000
Oct. 10-20 Enkai Yoyaku Kakari
0837-25-3111
Dec. 20
Wed.
Royal Oak Hotel
(Shiga)
1) 17:00/18:00
2) 20:00/21:00
¥38,000 (normal)
¥36,000 (FC)
Oct. 10-20 Enkai Yoyaku Kakari
077-543-7000
Dec. 22 *
Fri.
Hotel New Otani
(Tokyo)
1) 19:00/20:30 ¥44,000 Oct. 10-20 Faithway
03-5333-5339

13:00~17:00 (M-F)

Dec. 24 *
Sun.
Rhiga Royal Hotel
(Osaka)
1) 18:30/20:10 ¥40,000 Oct. 10-20
Dec. 25 *
Mon.
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
(Kanagawa)
1) 18:30/20:00 ¥40,000 Oct. 10-20

X'mas Dinner Show 2005* Ticket reservations for the shows held at Yokohama Royal Park, New Otani, and Rhiga Royal should be made in the following manner:

  • Japan Postal Transfer
  • Account #00110-9-190991
  • Recipient: Faithway (ファイスウェイ)
  • Remitter's name, address, phone number (for delivery of tickets)
  • Message: Faithway fan-club member number, desired show date, venue, time, and number of tickets
  • Amount remitted: Ticket price + ¥500 postage and handling



Utahime Best

Sunday, October 1, 2006

On November 22, 2006, Universal Music Japan will release a new compilation album entitled "Utahime Best," which will include a selection of Akina's best covers of popular songs from the 1970's and 1980's that were originally released on her "Utahime" series of albums. The CD will feature fully re-mastered audio.

The highlight of the new CD will be Akina's newest rendition of Yamaguchi Momoe's hit song, "Iihi Tabidachi." Akina's cover of the song will also serve as the theme to the upcoming movie, "Tabi no Okurimono 0:00 Hatsu," which will be in theatres on October 7.

The CD will be available in two versions: a regular edition (UMCK-1215) and a limited edition (UMCK-9152) that includes a bonus DVD featuring footage recorded for music videos.



Primadam Released on DVD

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Primadam DVD Box

On September 27, VAP released "Primadam" on DVD. The TV series, which originally aired from April 12 to June 21, 2006, starred Akina and Kuroki Hitomi as two women whose lives take very different turns following their childhood friendship, but are re-united years later through their shared love of ballet.

The series is comprised of eleven episodes on 4 DVDs, which may be purchased individually or together as a boxed set.

For more details, please refer to the videography.



Best III

Best III Re-released

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Warner Music Japan issued a limited re-release of "Best III" on September 6. The best album was originally released in 1992. Combined with "Akina Box," which was released in June, the CD completes a set of re-released Warner albums commemorating Akina's 25th year.

Please refer to the discography for more information.



Happy Birthday, Akina!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The special day is just around the corner. Akina will turn 41 on July 13, 2006. Once again, she will be celebrating her birthday with a concert performance--in Osaka this year.

Akina, you've come a long way in 25 years. Happy Birthday!!!

Akina Then Akina Now



Concert Tour Update

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Akina is currently in the midst of her summer concert tour. Entitled "The Last Destination," the tour comprises 8 shows in 7 cities and runs from late June to early August.

The program for the first concert in Hiroshima on July 24 was as follows:

  1. Hana yo Odore
  2. The Heat ~musica fiesta~

    [ MC ]

  3. Gekka
  4. Rakka Ryusui
  5. Akai Hana

    [ Costume change and band member introduction ]

  6. LOVE GATE

    [ MC ]

  7. Beniyo -beniyo-
  8. Usotsuki
  9. Nemureru Mori no Chou

    [ MC ]

  10. Grace Rain

    [ Costume Change ]

    Medley:
  11. Heartbreak
  12. Moonlight Shadow
  13. APPETITE
  14. Aibu
  15. Genshi, Onna wa Taiyou datta
  16. TATTOO
  17. Kazarijanainoyo Namidawa
  18. 1/2 no Shinwa
  19. Meu Amore
  20. TANGO NOIR
  21. Shojo A
  22. DESIRE

    Encore:
  23. Hana yo Odore



Destination

New Album & Box Set Now On Sale

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Akina's much anticipated new original album "Destination" is now on sale.

Also in stores is the Warner special box set "Akina Box" featuring 17 of Akina's original albums (1982 to 1989) plus the bonus CD "Seventeen."

Click on the links for additional details.



DVDs Re-released

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

On June 21, 2006, Warner Music Japan re-released the following 8 DVD titles:

NEW AKINA Etranger - Akina Nakamori in EuropeWPBL-90061
HajimemashiteWPBL-90062
Bitter & Sweet ~ 1985 Summer Tour *WPBL-90063
Cross My PalmWPBL-90064
Akina East Live Index XXIII *WPBL-90065
Yume ~ '91 Akina Nakamori Special Live *WPBL-90066
Live in '87 ~ A Hundred Days *WPBL-90067
Live in '88 ~ Femme Fatale *WPBL-90068

* Features Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround



Akina-Themed Machines to Hit Pachinko Parlors

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Daiichi Shokai, a major pachinko vendor, will be releasing a brand new line of machines featuring Akina as the theme. CR Nakamori Akina Utahime Densetsu is expected to arrive in pachinko parlors in late June. Daiichi Exhibition

The company held an exhibition for the new pachinko machines at Tokyo Dome Hotel on May 15. Akina performed two "mini live" shows especially for the promotional event. The program included Kazarijanainoyo Namidawa, TANGO NOIR, Kita Wing, Shojo A, and DESIRE.

CR Nakamori Akina Utahime Densetsu The new machines will feature five of Akina's hits from the 1980's [Shojo A, 1/2 no Shinwa, Kita Wing, Jukkai (1984), and DESIRE] which will be paired with animated characters modeled after Akina's image for each song. Players who master the game will also enjoy winning sequences featuring video of Akina's original Top 10 performances from the 1980's.



Happy Anniversary, Akina!

Monday, May 1, 2006
Slow Motion

Today marks another anniversary for Akina. She made her debut 24 years ago today, with the single "Slow Motion" on May 1, 1982.

With a starring role in the currently airing NTV series "Primadam," an upcoming summer concert tour, and new single and album on the way, Akina is still going strong in her 25th year. With a lot to look forward to, Akina fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate!

Congratulations, Akina!



New Album Release

Thursday, April 13, 2006

More fabulous news!! Akina will be releasing a new original album entitled "Destination" (UMCK-1290) on June 21, 2006. Warner's release of the "AKINA BOX" album boxset (see below) will occur on the same day.

Stay tuned for more details.



New Single Release

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Hana yo Odore

On May 17, 2006, Akina will release a new single entitled "Hana yo Odore" (UMCK-5143). The song is the ending theme for the current NTV drama series "Primadam," starring Akina and Kuroki Hitomi.

Track List:

  1. Hana yo Odore
  2. GAME
  3. Hana yo Odore (instrumental)
  4. GAME (instrumental)



Warner to Release Commemorative Boxset

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Seventeen On June 21, 2006, Warner Music will release a limited edition boxset entitled "AKINA BOX" (WPCL-10293~10310; ¥37,000) to commemorate Akina's 25th anniversary.

The 18-CD set includes the albums released by Warner (Reprise Records) from 1982 to 1989, along with a special bonus disc of "Seventeen" (first time on CD). All of the CDs are 24-bit digitally remastered and will come housed in a hard box with original LP replica paper jackets, labeling and materials.

Warner will also be making the 17 albums available individually (¥2,200 each) in the same paper jacket packaging. "Seventeen" can only be obtained by purchasing the boxset, however.

Prologue [Jomaku]WPCL-10276 Prologue

CRUISE

Variation [Hensoukyoku]WPCL-10277
Fantasy [Gensoukyoku]WPCL-10278
NEW AKINA EtrangerWPCL-10279
BEST AKINA MemoiresWPCL-10280
ANNIVERSARYWPCL-10281
POSSIBILITYWPCL-10282
BITTER AND SWEETWPCL-10283
D404MEWPCL-10284
BESTWPCL-10285
FushigiWPCL-10286
CRIMSONWPCL-10287
Cross My PalmWPCL-10288
StockWPCL-10289
Femme FataleWPCL-10290
BEST IIWPCL-10291
CRUISEWPCL-10292
SeventeenWPCL-10310 (Bonus CD)



2006 Concert Tour

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Akina Nakamori Live 2006 Akina's 2006 Concert Tour begins in June and will run until August. Eight dates have been confirmed thus far, and fan club priority reservations may be made now.

Ticket sales for Faithway fan club members are being handled by telephone ONLY. The above number (0570-084-639) is an automated ticketing service in Japanese only - operated by the Lawson convenience store chain. Ticket orders will be processed by 'lottery' and fans MUST go to a Lawson store (in Japan) between March 21st and 26th and use the "LOPPI" ticket machine to find out if they were successful in obtaining seats and to pay.

Date Venue Time Ticket Prices Fan Club Reservations More Information
6/24
(Sat)
Hiroshima Koseinenkin Kaikan 18:00 ¥7,350
(Tax Included)
March 13 (noon) to
March 17 (midnight)
0570-084-639
(24 hours)
Union Ongaku
082-247-6111
7/1
(Sat)
Fukuoka Kokusai Center 18:30 B.I.C.
092-713-6085
7/13
(Thu)
Osaka Kokusai Kaigijo
Grand Cube Osaka Main Hall
18:30 Sound Creator
06-6357-4400
7/21
(Fri)
Osaka Kokusai Kaigijo
Grand Cube Osaka Main Hall
18:30 Sound Creator
06-6357-4400
7/23
(Sun)
Aichi-ken Geijutsu Gekijo
(Nagoya)
17:30 Sunday Folk Promotion
052-320-9100
7/27
(Thu)
Kobe Kokusai Kaikan
Kokusai Hall
18:30 Sound Creator
06-6357-4400
7/30
(Sun)
Pacifico Yokohama
Kokuritsu Dai Hall
18:00 K. M. Music
045-201-9999
8/8
(Tue)
Tokyo Kokusai Forum
Hall A
19:00 Use Music
03-5786-9351



Akina to Co-Star in NTV Drama Series

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Here's some great news for all you Akina fans who've been wanting to see her do some more acting! It's been awhile--her last effort was 1998's "Border."

Akina will co-star with Kuroki Hitomi in the NTV drama series "Primadam" which will air in the 10:00 pm slot on Wednesday nights. Shooting is scheduled to begin in March.

The story centers on two women who have shared a passion for ballet since their childhood and the contrasting ways in which their lives have turned out--one has gone on to become a prima ballerina; the other, your basic housewife.

Having studied classical ballet herself as a child, this role seems tailor-made for Akina, and that fact was no doubt a major casting consideration.

Be sure to tune in!

Primadam



New CD and DVD Now On Sale

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Empress at Club eX Akina's new compilation album "BEST FINGER ~ 25th Anniversary Selection" (UMCK-1200) and live DVD "Akina Nakamori Special Live 2005 ~ Empress at Club eX" (AVBC-22458) are now on sale.

Click on the links for additional details.

BEST FINGER



Akina on Music Fair 21

Saturday, January 7, 2006

Akina will make a guest appearance on Fuji TV's Music Fair 21. The show will air on January 14 from 6:00~6:30pm. Akina is slated to perform a pair of medleys featuring past hits, in addition to her latest single, "Rakka Ryusui."

Akina on Music Fair 21 The program will include:

M1 Medley:
a) Shojo A
b) TANGO NOIR
c) TATTOO
d) DESIRE

M2 Medley:
a) Kita Wing
b) Slow Motion
c) Nanpa Sen

M3 Rakka Ryusui

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