Both last weekend’s lives went well! I already talked about Nanamashii Buta in the previous post, so I’ll talk about EDP×SOUND VOLTEX FLOOR ANTHEM 2017: BUTAOTOME played Gensou no Satellite, Machibito wa Kozu., Mittsu Kazoero and Kakoinaki yo wa Ichigo no Tsukikage in their Sound Voltex short versions. This festival/thing also offered a special “BUTAOTOME-based” donburi.
During today’s livestream, Comp talked about Compachi’s Melonbooks tour! Here is the planned schedule:
– 17th November: Utsunomiya, Takasaki, Omiya, Hachioji
– 21st November: Toyohashi, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka
– 22nd November: Kobe, Hiroshima, Shizuoka
– 24th November: Matsuyama
– 27th November: Sapporo
– 28th November: Kokura, Fukuoka, Kumamoto
– 30th November: Sendai, Niigata
– 1st December: Nagano
– 4th/5th December: Chiba, Akihabara, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Kamata, Yokohama
Comp’s alter ego will visit all the Melonbooks stores in Japan and he will solve the problems of the staff. Videos will be uploaded on Youtube.
For this week, the Japanese TV program MUSIC B.B. will broadcast Trauma Recorder’s music video with also a comment from BUTAOTOME themselves! This program is broadcasted in various channels across Japan, here is the official website with the schedule.
December’s issue of Bass Magazine, to be released on Sunday, will feature an introduction to Trauma Recorder! Here is the Amazon JP link. Also, today Comp got an interview for this magazine, which I guess it will be published in the next issue.
This week’s live: Uta Matsuri on Saturday! It’s the most important Touhou-only live event of the year. After that, BUTAOTOME’s live schedule for this year seems over… but who knows if there is another live for December (possibly the monthly Touhou Livebox?)
Now the news are over and excuse me if I rant a bit: I still see the spelling “Buta-Otome” or even “BUTA-OTOME” (with an hyphen between the words) to be widely spread in the English fandom. While you can see it in some very old stuff (mostly notable their old official website), this spelling is currently outdated and BUTAOTOME themselves no longer use it. Their logo doesn’t look like this. The most recent usage in a somehow official source was the English tracklist for the TAITO MUSIC GAME REMIXS album on Amazon/iTunes, but I think someone from Taito or I don’t know who is in charge to rename the tracks for international releases. And excluding that, official sources (album arts, random English tweets from the members, etc.) exclusively use BUTAOTOME/Butaotome. Stop spreading unnecessary hyphens!
And that’s all for this week!
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