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=LOVE (equal love) first appeared in “THE FIRST TAKE”! Maika Sasaki, Iori Noguchi, and Sana Morohashi perform a one-shot performance with an original arrangement of “Anoko Complex”.
Music video collection, 13th single release also decided!
An idol group produced by Rino Sashihara = LOVE. Today, Maika Sasaki, Iori Noguchi, and Saka Morohashi appeared for the first time at THE FIRST TAKE, performing a one-shot performance of their representative song “Anoko Complex” with an original arrangement “=LOVE – Anoko Complex / THE FIRST TAKE” has been released.
“Anoko Complex” is the fastest music video in the history of =LOVE to surpass 5 million views. Maika, Iori Noguchi, and Saka Morohashi are presenting a one-shot performance along with an original arrangement only for “THE FIRST TAKE”.
Please pay attention to the members’ facial expressions and singing voices, and listen to and compare them with the original songs. In addition, a behind-the-scenes video of THE FIRST TAKE “THE FIRST TAKE Recording Behind the Scenes -=LOVE Behind the scenes of THE FIRST TAKE-” has been released on YouTube’s “Iko Love Noimi Near Joy Channel”.
It is a video full of valuable behind-the-scenes footage, such as the announcement scene to the members when the appearance of THE FIRST TAKE was decided, the lesson in advance, and the state of mind on the day, so be sure to check it out as well.
It was also announced today that =LOVE’s first music video collection (video product) will be released on January 25, 2023 next year, and the long-awaited 13th single will be released on February 22. The music video collection (video product) has also decided to hold an online individual autograph session, and reception will start from Tuesday, November 22nd. Please check the autograph session information so that you do not miss this valuable opportunity. Details of each work will be announced later.
In commemoration of =LOVE’s 5th anniversary, it has been announced that from 00:00 on November 19th (Sat), concert sound sources from =LOVE’s video products that have been released so far will be distributed all at once. With all 9 performances of the concert sound source being streamed at once, we would like you to experience the realism of the live performance again while looking back on =LOVE’s 5-year trajectory.
In addition, to commemorate the simultaneous distribution of the sound source of this concert, it has been decided to hold a listening party for the first time for =LOVE. It will be held on Twitter from 21:00 on November 21 (Monday), and the participation of =LOVE members has also been decided. (Participating members will be announced at a later date) Please check how to participate, and be sure to participate in this party that anyone can participate in.
The =LOVE 5th ANNIVERSARY PREMIUM CONCERT (National Yoyogi Stadium First Gymnasium), held in September to commemorate the 5th anniversary of =LOVE, was a huge success and is now gaining momentum. , TV Tokyo’s “TV Tokyo Music Festival 2022 Winter-You’ll want to sing! 100 strongest hit songs in a row” on 11/23 (Wed.), and Fuji TV’s “2022 FNS Kayosai No. 1” on 12/14 (Wed.). It has been decided that they will make their first appearances in 2 nights.
I would like you to pay close attention to the future =LOVE, which will run with all its might toward the end of the year.
★＝LOVE – Anoko Complex / THE FIRST TAKE
“That Child Complex”
Lyricist: Rino Sashihara
Composer: Ryo Takahashi
“That child complex / THE FIRST TAKE”
Sound Director: Takayuki Yayama (Sony Music)
A.Guitar: Takayuki “Kojiro” Sasaki
Bass: Ryosuke Futamoto
Piano: Nao Nishimura
★[Ikolab] Behind the scenes of THE FIRST TAKE – =LOVE Behind the scenes of THE FIRST TAKE –
★ “That child complex” MV
Lyricist: Rino Sashihara
Composer: Ryo Takahashi
Arrangement: Atsushi Yuasa
Sound Director: Takayuki Yayama (Sony Music)
Mastered by Sony Music Studios Tokyo
Director: Toshitsugu Ohno
Choreography: shoji (s**t kingz)
Producer: Tomoyuki Miike (north river)
★ Product information
[=LOVE Music Video Collection “Title TBD” Product Overview]
Release date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
■Complete production limited edition [Blu-ray 5 disc set] VVXL-120~4 / ¥10,780 (tax included)
Contents: 50 music videos, 13 music video making videos,
We will deliver the bonus videos recorded in the 1st album, 9th single to 12th single in high quality Blu-ray!
■Regular edition [Blu-ray] VVXL-125 / ¥8,580 (tax included)
Contents: 50 music videos
■Regular edition [DVD 2 disc set] VVBL-176～177 / ¥7,480 (tax included) Contents: 50 music videos
* Details will be announced later on the website.
★ = LOVE Music Video Collection “Title TBD” release commemoration online individual autograph session will be held!!
Released on January 25, 2023 (Wednesday), =LOVE Music Video Collection “Title Undecided” forTUNE music Limited Online Individual Autograph Session Music Video Collection (VVXL-120-4, VVXL-125, VVBL-176-7) or 1) will be held online for individual autograph sessions for those who have purchased it!!
Online individual autograph session date and time
Friday, December 16, 2022
Online individual autograph session
For each target product, you will receive a random gift from 13 types of “jacket design including 1st to 12th singles and 1st album” with the member’s signature and customer’s name (nickname).
■ Participating members
=LOVE: Emiri Otani / Kana Oba / Risa Otoshima / Juara Saito / Maika Sasaki / Hitomi Takamatsu / Shoko Takiwaki / Iori Noguchi / Sana Morohashi / Anna Yamamoto
* For details, please see the LOVE official website.
[=LOVE 13th Single “Title TBD” Product Overview]
Release date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
≒JOY also participated in the coupling.
Specifications: CD + DVD Product number: VVCL-2188-2189 Price: 1,650 yen (tax included)
Specifications: CD + DVD Product number: VVCL-2190-2191 Price: 1,650 yen (tax included)
Specifications: CD + DVD Product number: VVCL-2192-2193 Price: 1,650 yen (tax included)
Specifications: CD + DVD Product number: VVCL-2194-2195 Price: 1,650 yen (tax included)
■ Type E (regular edition)
Specifications: CDPart number: VVCL-2196Price: 1,100 yen (tax included) * Product titles, contents of CD and DVD, contents of special gifts, etc. will be announced on the website at a later date.
★=LOVE concert sound source will be distributed all at once! To commemorate the 5th anniversary of =LOVE’s debut, from 00:00 on Saturday, November 19th, concert sound sources from =LOVE’s video products that have been released so far will be distributed all at once!
Enjoy it on various download/streaming services!
* Reflected after the delivery date
A digest video is also available on Youtube!
[Distribution title list]
・=LOVE 1st Concert “Nice to meet you, I’m =LOVE.”
・=LOVE Debut 2nd Anniversary Concert
・You all are “My ideal” ～TOKYO DOME CITY HALL～
・You all are “My ideal” ~Nippon Budokan~
・＝LOVE, ≠ME Special Concert 『24girls 2020』
・=LOVE Nationwide Tour “Zenu, Secret” ~Yokohama Arena~
・=LOVE 4th ANNIVERSARY PREMIUM CONCERT
・ Iconoy Festival 2021 (daytime performance)
・Ikonoy Festival 2021 (night performance)
* There is no distribution of “=LOVE 3rd ANNIVERSARY PREMIUM CONCERT”. *Cover songs will not be distributed.
★=LOVE’s first Listening Party!
To commemorate the simultaneous distribution of the concert sound source, the first =LOVE listening party will be held!
Date and time: 11/21 (Monday) 21: 00 ~ @ Twitter
Participating members: To be announced at a later date
▼＝Playlist for LOVE Listening Party
*Released from 18:00 on 11/21
1. Prepare an environment where you can listen to the “=LOVE Listening Party” playlist on your smartphone, PC, etc.
Target services: Apple Music, Spotify, LINE MUSIC, AWA
2. At 21:00, press the play button all at once to start!
3. Tweet your impressions with “# Iko Love 5th Anniversary”, “# Iko Love Oshikon”, and “# 〇〇 (song title)”! Replace 〇〇 with the title of the song you are listening to.
4. Members will also tweet a lot! Let’s enjoy the listening party together! ★ Appearance information
11/23 (Wednesday / holiday) “TV Tokyo Music Festival 2022 Winter-I want to sing! 100 strongest hit songs in a row-”
Broadcast from 5:30 pm to 9:54 pm
As it becomes “TV Tokyo music festival” first appearance, without passing over by all means!
[Broadcast date and time] November 23 (Wednesday / holiday) Live broadcast from 5:30 pm to 9:54 pm *Some parts will be sent in advance recording
[Simultaneous broadcasting] TX, TVO, TVA, TSC, TVh, TVQ (TV Tokyo affiliated 6 station network)
[Official website] https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/ongakusai_2022winter/ 12/14 (Wed.) Fuji TV series “2022 FNS Music Festival 2nd Night” [Broadcast time] 18:30-23:03 Live broadcast about 4 hours and 30 minutes Official website: https://www.fujitv.co.jp/FNS/
“Saito Nagisa Graduation Concert” Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall [Date] Friday, January 13, 2023
[Venue] Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall
★＝LOVE 5th Anniversary Special Site
Information on the 5th anniversary and special content will be lifted, so please check it out!
An idol group produced by Rino Sashihara, backed by Yoyogi Animation Academy. On September 6, 2017, they made their major debut with the 1st single “=LOVE” from Sony Music. They have released 12 singles so far, all of which have entered the top 10 of the Oricon Weekly Ranking. The 6th single “Zuruiyo Zuruine”, the 8th single “Seishun ‘Subliminal'” and the 12th single “Be Selfish” won the first place in the Oricon weekly single ranking for the first time. Their first album “Zenzen, Secret” released in May last year also won first place in the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking for the first time. A 2-day performance at Nippon Budokan will be held in January 2021, a solo performance at Yokohama Arena in July, and a solo performance at Makuhari Messe Makuhari Event Hall in September. On September 25, 2022 (Sunday), the largest ever “=LOVE 5th ANNIVERSARY PREMIUM CONCERT” will be held at Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium in Tokyo. The name “=LOVE” is filled with Rino Sashihara’s thoughts that “an idol must be loved by the fans, and the work of an idol must be loved by oneself.” Official website: https://equal-love.jp/
Official twitter https://twitter.com/Equal_LOVE_12
Official YouTube channel
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