The recent Space Showers Music Video Awards 2013 has concluded, and here are the results:
BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR 2013
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Tsukematsukeru
I am really thankful for receiving Best Video of the Year award for “Tsukematsukeru” PV. It is a PV that I spent time with Director Nakamura discussing on a suitable style, and seeing overseas cosplays of the characters inside the “Tsukematsukeru” PV, including the lion; it is probably the reason why I too personally think that “Tsukematsukeru” is the definitive Kyary Pamyu Pamyu work through this music video.
It is commendable for Kyary to have noticed the cosplays of Tsukematsukeru overseas, as not many Japanese artistes are aware of their overseas fans, especially when they have yet to perform at an overseas tour. Of course, Kyary and her management has already made arrangements for that, especially since Kyary has arrived at Taipei today for tomorrow’s live concert. This award further cements her place as a rising artiste within the Japanese music industry not just within Japan, but globally as well.
We are thankful to be presented with this award despite coming from a rural area. It has been an honour to receive awards (from Space Shower Music Video Awards) 3 years in a row. We will try to work even harder, so as not to shame the Best Artiste Award title – member Ichiro Yamaguchi
Sakanaction’s popularity is definitely rising among Indie band lovers, but has become more mainstream ever since clinching places in Oricon’s top 10 CD sales charts. The electropop/rock band has also performed in overseas in Taiwan before, and will be performing another local tour soon starting from 30 March this year.
BEST YOUR CHOICE
ONE OK ROCK – The Beginning
Winning this award was unexpected for us, and we are very happy with this win. We are especially honoured to receive this award, with music videos becoming more indispensable as we consciously strive to create better music. I feel that this video is able to relate to people in this current generation, expressing their hopes, dreams and aspirations, and I feel that it was a good collaboration (the song is also Live Action Rurouni Kenshin’s movie theme song) – member Taka
Without a doubt, ONE OK ROCK has been a mainstay in Japanese rock music, especially among emerging bands. Granted that the band isn’t exactly new, but when strong individuals in the music industry form together to create a powerful band, ONE OK ROCK is exactly such a band. Having performed in Singapore at their sold-out concert in *SCAPE Warehouse last June, this particular song, “The Beginning” has left an even larger impact with movie goers who caught the Rurouni Kenshin live action movie locally in Singapore a couple of months ago.
More winners include Hidenobu Tanabe for garnering the Best Director Award. Tanabe has made music videos for several well known artistes such as Hirai Ken and Rip Slyme, as well as many others. The talented 32-year-old certainly deserves this award with his unique style in PV directing. Special Mention Awards goes to Momoiro Clover Z for their PV “Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo” and androp with their “World.Words.Lights.” PV.