After 12 long years in the visual kei scene, AN CAFE have finally taken the next big step forward by joining a major record label! They are the first group to be signed to White café, a sub label of Being.Inc. The announcement of their move sprang up on April first this year and, one milestone marker for AN CAFE’s major debutSennen DIVE!!!!!, was released last month on August 26.

Admittedly, this band sort of dropped off my radar over the years, but since listening to Sennen DIVE!!!!!, it’s rekindle my interest in them. I love their refreshed look and how well they’ve captured the theme of this fun, energetic, summer song. The lyrics were written by Ohguro Maki, and the music was composed by Tokunaga Akihito of doa. It was also produced by Hiraide Satoru, who has worked with artists including sads and UVERworld.

The single is available in eight editions, five of which were designed by the corresponding members. The regular edition includes a re-recorded version of Smile Ichiban Ii Onna, while the limited edition is all new material with a DVD for the music video, and a band interview. The final edition is the Musing edition that includes an A4 sized photobook and other goodies. It’s only available through Musing, but CDJapan’s special request service can order it in for you. So it’s not impossible to purchase it, however it’ll cost 8048 yen plus the shipping.

And, here’s AN CAFE’s current look that shows the band looking bright and invigorated. I like how the matching uniforms unite the members, yet each of them look unique to one another.

Vocalist Miku (みく)

Vocalist Miku (みく)

Guitarist takuya

Guitarist takuya

Bassist Kanon (カノン)

Bassist Kanon (カノン)

Keyboardist Yuuki (ゆうき)

Keyboardist Yuuki (ゆうき)

Drummer Teruki (輝喜)

Drummer Teruki (輝喜)

An Cafe Sennen DIVE!!!!! Regular

Sennen DIVE!!!!!

Regular edition 926 yen

CD

  1. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!)
  2. Smile Ichiban ii Onna -2015ver.- (スマイル一番イイ♀ ~2015 ver.~)

 

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An Cafe Sennen DIVE!!!!! Limited

Sennen DIVE!!!!!

Limited edition 1667 yen

CD

  1. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!)
  2. We can do it!

DVD

  1. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!) Music Video
  2. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!) Making-of
  3. Band Interview

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An Cafe Sennen DIVE!!!!! Musing Edition

Sennen DIVE!!!!!

Musing edition 5400 yen

CD

  1. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!)
  2. Sekai ni Tatta Hitotsu no Nukumori (世界にたった一つの温もり)

DVD

  1. Major debut Kekki shukai! ~Miku no Heya e youkoso~
    Extra edition: Ikemen Rock star e no Michi ~Fashion Coordinate hen~ (メジャーデビュー決起集会!〜みくの部屋へようこそ〜 番外編:美男(イケメン)ロックスターへの道〜ファッションコーディネート編〜)

Extras

  • A4 sized photobook
  • Sealed trading card
  • Invitation voucher for live at Shibuya Rex on September 23, 2015.
  • Collectible nyappy mark

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An Cafe Sennen DIVE!!!!! Version

Sennen DIVE!!!!!

Miku version 463 yen

CD

  1. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!)

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An Cafe Sennen DIVE!!!!! takuya Version

Sennen DIVE!!!!!

 takuya version 463 yen

CD

  1. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!)

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An Cafe Sennen DIVE!!!!! Kanon Version

Sennen DIVE!!!!!

Kanon version 463 yen

CD

  1. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!)

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An Cafe Sennen DIVE!!!!! Yuuki Version

Sennen DIVE!!!!!

Yuuki version 463 yen

CD

  1. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!)

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An Cafe Sennen DIVE!!!!! Teruki Version

Sennen DIVE!!!!!

Teruki version 463 yen

CD

  1. Sennen DIVE!!!!! (千年DIVE!!!!!)

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