As of this writing, we now have seven days left until MADKID’s debut performance outside of Japan at the Crunchyroll Expo 2019. Some of you reading this may be wondering if I’m super duper excited for this moment to come, being both as an Axcel of over a year and as (probably) the only active Axcel who is also a local. To be honest with you all, I am both excited and nervous at the same time. I mean after all, even though I may be one person, but as one of the few Axcels representing the U.S., especially with the state of California, I don’t want to end up being a disappointment to the boys and to the Japanese Axcels who will be flying out here. Still, I also want this event to be a memorable one for all of us, even if it’s just one day.
But first things first. This 30th What’s Happening? post isn’t about CRX. I’ve written about that a lot already in the past. I will be writing about CRX again right after the actual event. And then, there are other things as well.
MADKID 5th One-Man Live: New Divide
This explains why the boys have new profile pics. It was actually expected that something new will be announced in lieu of these new concept pics. It was either going to be a new single, new album, or a new live tour. Rather, we get a one-location one-man live known as New Divide. It was announced yesterday of this upcoming solo live event with (hopefully) new tracks and probably other surprises that we might not expect.
The following information is as follows:
MADKID One-Man Live: New Divide
February 6, 2020
Shibuya WWW X
7:30 p.m. JST
FC 1 first dibs on ticket sales open at September 23, 2019 (JST).
If you want to see the original tweet, here it is (along with the promo video):
That background music in the promo video is…?
As you know, the background music playing in the background is definitely new music. But it’s not the official new single 2 since their first album release CIRCUS. Still, you get a chance to listen to this song in full…
… if you are an FC member, that is.
This new limited single you’re hearing in the background is called My Own Way, another rock joint the boys produced since RISE and FAITH. Even if you’re lucky to be an FC member, you can’t exactly download the actual track, as it is in lyric video format. 3 Now, speaking as a techie, there is a way of extracting the audio from that lyric video and make it as your own single and listening to it in your own personal playlist, but for the sake of your privileges as a member, please don’t do it.
I have listened to the song and it is yet another uplifting song of encouragement depicting the power of independence and individuality. This song theme has been common and more well-known for MADKID as that is what they represent in the first place. I’ll be listening to it when I need some personal encouragement for the things I really need encouragement on, but otherwise, that’s it.
I wouldn’t worry and pout about this being an FC-only release. We still got the “BER” 4 months and January 2020 for any more upcoming news and releases from the guys. But, in the meantime, please do consider joining the FC.
Speaking of the FC…
Updates on the FC Site Renewal
Speaking as a web dev, I didn’t expect for the FC site devs to run into various problems during their migration and revamping. However, once most of it is up and visible, well…
Throughout Twitter, I’ve seen fellow (Japanese) Axcels having problems with logging in. Many of them somehow got error messages stating their memberships have expired, even though they recently renewed them. There are others 5 who just can’t log in at all, even if the FC staff emailed them directly of their new username and password.
Because of this, a lot of fans missed out on the FC-only events that were announced, such as the September Axcel Meeting and this:
Right, I’m not going to go into detail about that one. But earlier this week, I’ve gotten back and forth with the FC staff regarding the login issue. I’m not going to go into detail with this one on this post or even here on this site because I’ve got a lot to say, speaking as a dev, rather as a fan. I’ll be writing about that in a site study on my tech blog.
It’s a very short entry! 😂
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one noticing this, but has anyone noticed MADKID slowed down and went low-key since their first six months of 2019? As they say, good things do come to those who wait, and even though waiting sucks, that’s the only thing we can do right now.
Sometimes, it’s hard to hype up a group so good to the general public 6 when you got not-so-new things to introduce and show off. But, if we’re going to hype up MADKID to the general social media world, today and anytime after today is the best time.
Closing out this entry, I won’t be writing anything else on this site until after CRX. Instead, catch me on Twitter for any quick updates during CRX. I still have to build up an itinerary for myself and for friends arriving here, so I’ll be focusing more on the event next week.
Till next time, Axcels!