X Japan & Yoshiki Ranked #1 of 2013 on Nico Nico Live Music

Dec 17th 2013
Niconico Live On Air - Japan's most popular online live platform seen around the world - examined more than a 1000 of their music programs shown between January 1st 2013 - November 26th to create it's Top Ranking list for 2013.

Based on viewers and comments, Niconico declared the exciting "X JAPAN x NICO LIVE SPECIAL 〜24 Hour Attack In Progress〜 Yoshiki Descends on Nicofarre," that aired on September 27th and 28th, the #1 program for 2013.

The special was awarded the "Niconico Live On Air Music Program Award 2013."

On September 25th both "Yoshiki Classical," Yoshiki's first solo album in 8 years, and X JAPAN's first Blue-ray was released.

Yoshiki visited Niconico headquarters as a surprise late night guest on September 27th. During this live visit, fans were treated to a rare inside look at Yoshiki as he disclosed his own wallet, discussed shopping and eating "Unappetizing Blue Curry" - all of which was captured and aired live on screen.

On the following day - September 28th, X JAPAN members gathered at Nicofarre. With the audience calling out "X", Yoshiki entered the stage blasting white smoke dramatically. He asked his online fans to join him live resulting in crashing the server with repeated signs of "X" which has never happened in Niconico's history.

The same night, Yoshiki appeared in the center of Shibuya in Tokyo, which caused a sensation amongst the busy crowds while all being captured live on the Internet. The online viewers interactions speculated whether the Yoshiki they were seeing in Shibuya was the real one or not, creating more online activities.

Yoshiki, other than live music performances, has never appeared on any Internet live broadcast. This program attracted not only his fans but also thousands of new and interested viewers, pushing the program to number one out of all of the thousands of 2013 programing.

Beginning yesterday, December 15th Japan time, "X JAPAN x NICO LIVE SPECIAL 〜24 Hour Attack In Progress〜 Yoshiki Descends on Nicofarre" will air on repeat for one week. The celebration is called the "X JAPAN WEEKDAY 1-7"

Yoshiki participated live via telephone last night to introduce this special week. The DJ asked "What do you want to do in the near future?" which Yoshiki replied in closing the show "I'm going to do a solo World Tour ... but anyway, I love NICO NICO! Like I would buy out the company!"


PROGRAM DETAILS
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PROGRAM TITLE
X JAPAN WEEK DAY1~7

PROGRAM AIR TIME:
Dec 15th (Sun) - Dec 21st (Sat)

PROGRAM URL:
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/xjapanweek

PROGRAM DETAILS:
7 Days X JAPAN Legendary Live Performance "X JAPAN WEEK"
A Very Rare "X JAPAN GATHER AT NICOFARRE!",
Sensational "Yoshiki Appears in Shibuya" on Repeat
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