JULY 19 UPDATE TRANSLATION FOR CD PHOTO SHOOT AND SUKKIRI TV VIDEO!
Charice´s (Sharisu) album is released today, July 7th in Japan. We´ve added a list below where you could order outside Japan too. We hope to get feedback from Chasters worldwide about details on how to order.
Japan, Release Date: July 7, 2010 – Charice / Sharisu
From Asia to the United States and throughout the world. Finally, her debut album is out now. It includes a cover of Ayaka´s “Crescent” , the crescent moon as Japan´s Bonus Track.
Charice: Japan Meet & Greet
July 18-21 – A meet & greet is being planned for Charice during her visit to Japan.
From the little body that rocked the United States comes a powerful singer who’s also so sweet and adorable. Finally, Charice will perform in Japan.
Tsutaya Records will host a raffle to celebrate the launch of Charice’s album on July 7th. For those who purchase the album from Tsutaya Records, two people will have the chance to meet Charice in person and have her “sing just for you!” It will be such a gift.
For Charice to sing right before your eyes, you will surely cry. Come take your chances to win.
The winners will meet Charice in person and she will even “sing just for you!” at the meet & greet to be held somewhere in Tokyo.
How to apply: your purchase of Charice’s album from Tsutaya Records will be recorded from the QR code on the back. Visit the site for complete entry instructions at Tsutaya Records – CD/DVD department.
Entry period: July 6, 2010, to July 13 midnight.
Charice Photo Shoot for her Japan CD Jacket Cover
Charice Sharisu NHK Tokyo Kawaii TV July 18, 2010
Video uploaded by SharisuCharice
TRANSLATION by Mooffin:
SHARISU (Charice’s Japanese name) arrives at the studios…
“Ohayou Gozaimasu!” – Good morning!!
Narrator: Last May, Tokyo Kawaii TV caught up with Charice who was in Japan for the first time for the production of her debut CD’s jacket. To capture the hearts of the Japanese youth, the Who’s Who of stylists, artists and producers were on hand for the production of her CD’s jacket.
First up, make-up. The one in charge is super talented make-up artist Tomoko Okada (0:40) who has been responsible for the make-up in fashion shows of 20 plus fashion brands in New York and Tokyo.
Make-up Artist Tomoko: (English) I wanna try to use a more fresh style because in your country I saw you on TV and your CD jacket look so really mature… we’ll try really fresh and Tokyo girl style. (in Japanese) I’d like to line her eyes like a cat’s, drawing the line going up while pulling her eyelid up and drawing the tip of the line very thinly. (English) I’m gonna use just Japanese language so you just smiling and singing ok?
Narrator: Now the lips.
Make-up Artist Tomoko: I’m thinking of just going with lip balm.
Narrator: Ms. Okada is using a technique of suppressing shine while emphasizing color.
Make-up Artist Tomoko: (1:45) You know this is really popular for guys, this make-up in Tokyo…we call this “mote”. (Note: “Mote” comes from the word “moteru” which means to be popular with the opposite gender.)
Narrator: The stylist in charge is Keiko Hitsotsuyama (2:05), who has worked with very famous magazines abroad. She has chosen hard and edgy items like a black leather jacket, black short boots and a daring (feminine) mini one-piece dress which typifies the popular look now in Tokyo which mixes sweetness and edginess.
Stylist Keiko: (2:25) She’s already a very cute girl so instead of styling her in a cute, frilly way, styling her in a cool, simple way will bring out what’s good about her. I wanted to bring out her strength as an artist and the power of her singing from the feet up (hence the hard, edgy boots). But I also wanted to show her femininity so I wanted to have some of her skin showing (hence the mini).
Narrator: The one in charge of the CD jacket overall is art director Shigeru Suzuki (3:02). He has been singled out as the one responsible for the Japanese PR of street fashion brands.
Art Director Suzuki: (3:12) She’s from the Philippines so she’s Asian right? And we Japanese are also Asian. We want her image as a singer here to be almost Japanese, cool, someone we (Japanese) can relate to.
Narrator: After 2 weeks, a sample of her CD jacket was finished. Charice is shown on the CD case in head to toe Tokyo street fashion. On the left is the American version of her CD jacket. Her look here emphasizes her adult, glamorous side while her Japanese stylists mixed “cool” and “cute”, bringing forth the “Tokyo style”. An email from Charice herself arrived after she saw her sample CD jacket.
Art Director Suzuki: (4:15) Charice sent an email to the stylist and it seems that Charice uploaded the CD jacket’s picture to her blog and it seems to be very popular with her fans with them saying it’s so much better than her American CD’s jacket. When I heard that, it felt great and I was so happy.
Narrator: Asia’s Cinderella girl, Charice! Will she be a breakout star in Japan too?
Sukkiri Japanese Morning Show
July 07, 2010 w/ English Subtitles
Video uploaded by Tmgtworld
Charice on Japanese TV
Video Uploaded by Jemmilyn
Translations from Video Comments: Reporters said that it is the first time that an Asian singer was ranked in top 10 at billboard. Among all Asian singers, album titled “Let’s Walk with Your Face Up” by Kyu Sakamoto was ranked up to 14th, and this time Charice became superior to him. And that her height is no more than about 5ft, but she looks full of energy. Then they referred to her backgrounds. A turning point when she got very popular was when her video was uploaded on Youtube. Her ability as a singer was well acknowledged there and its access exceeded up to 150,000,000 times. And she was cast at a television programme in the United States. There she was paid attention by David Foster. He offered her as her producer for his free will, then huge producers such as Michael Jackson & Celine Dion. And they concluded with announcement that her debut album “Charice” will be on sale on July the 7th in Japan. – Fan_of_Charice
Just a little correction, they mentioned MJ and Celine Dion as two of the big stars in which David Foster produced albums with. Additional info: towards the end of the video, the guy on the right was informed by the director that the current video playing is Charice’s English rendition of Ayaka’s 三日月. He paused and said “Uso?!” (Really, you’re kidding). Then relayed the info to the other 2 anchors – From Ninkichan
Charice on “Space Shower TV” Japan
Video Uploaded by ChariceSharisu
Translations from the Video:
Space Shower TV Highly Recommends is bringing you a featured interview. Her debut album is first for an Asian to make it on Billboard Top 10 this week. 18 years old and from the Philippines, R&B singer, this is Charice’s interview.
Is she contented because it´s her first time in Japan?
She was discovered by none other than producer David Foster. How did she feel that time?
David Foster discovered this voice, first time to be heard in Japan, here watch the rehearsal.
Lastly, a message from Charice to her Japanese fans…
NHK Tokyo-Kawaii Tv Trailer July 18
Video Uploaded by ChariceSharisu
Charice will be on Tokyo Kawaii TV 7/18 SUN: Kawaii on Air
Translation: Charice´s part only
July 18, 2010 (Sunday) 23:30 – 23:59 (General TV)
Furthermore, Tokyo Kawaii TV got contact with America’s hottest buzz Pop singer Sharisu on her first Japan visit. With amazing powerful singing, her debut album suddenly made it to the Top 10 in the US Hit Chart. “Charisma” make-up artist and stylist will make a cutting edge Tokyo style make-over to the Asian Cinderella Girl. Have fun!
—thanks a lot JustCharrie—
To Order from Germany: Amazon.de
To Order from Japan or Asia:
Note: Chasters who ordered from Yes Asia.com, Charicemania Team is not connected nor responsible for this site. This is where other Chasters have ordered their Japanese Album copies. You need a valid credit card and validation could take up to three days or longer.
To Order from US:
“I inquired at a Japanese book store (Books Sanseido located inside Mitsuwa Japanese store in Chicago) about Charice Japan CD – they said they will not carry it in store but can be ordered through them for +/- $25.00″. – From Tippo
Other branches located at:
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Our Bonus Video: Charice´s Chinese Promotional Video
Video Uploaded by Yippeew
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