April 2013 Archives

The Cho Party 2 is HERE!

As you're well aware, April 27 through the 28th marks our second annual Chokaigi! In addition to the Chokaigi, we'll also be hosting a special Cho Party both evenings.

To commemorate the upcoming Cho Party and Chokaigi, we're happy to bring you a special treat: A chance to watch Last Year's Cho Party!

And on for this year's Cho Party! We've prepared an English page!

Click the picture below and then English for more details!

And for this year's Cho Party Watch Pages!!

If you are unable to watch these broadcasts during their scheduled air time, click the timeshift button:


and you will be able to watch the Nico Live broadcast for up to 1 week after the broadcast has finished!

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That's all! We hope you enjoy this year's Chokaigi and Cho Party!


K-POP WEEK! From Mnet Douga where you can enjoy the latest and greatest K-POP、News, Variety Shows, and New Hanryu Stars!

We're happy to announce a FULL WEEK of K-POP!
From Friday, April 19 - Thursday, April 25

Click the links below for details, timeshift, and viewing.
Enjoy this broadcast and free feel to comment with users worldwide!

K-POP Special Week Schedule

Check this FULL WEEK of Broadcasts! (japanese only)
▼Friday, April 19. 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM (ALL TIMES are in JST so be sure to adjust for your timezone!)
Kim Hyun-joong 15-hour Special - Night 1 - Premium Broadcast from Mnet
(1)Mnet Original - Bringing you the History of Mnet!『Legend of Kim Hyun-joong』
(2)June 2011 Performance Broadcast! Korea No. 1 K-POP Chat Broadcast 『MCountdown 』
(3)Mnet's Popular Program 『NO CUT STORY #180』

▼Saturday, April 20. 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Kim Hyun-joong 15-hour Special - Night 2 - Premium Broadcast from Mnet
(1)Special Stage View of The Biggest Asian Music Awards『2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards』!
(2)July 2011 Performance Broadcast! Korea No. 1 K-Pop Chart Program 『MCountdown #196』
(3)Tour with Fans! Live 『SS501 Romantic Sky #1』

▼Sunday, April 21. 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Kim Hyun-joong 15-hour Special - Night 3 - Premium Broadcast from Mnet
(1)Special Stage View of the『2011 Style Icon Awards』!
(2)October 2011 Performance Broadcast! Korea No. 1 K-POP Chat Broadcast『MCountdown #208』
(3)Tour with Fans! Live『SS501 Romantic Sky #2』

▼Monday, April 22. 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Kim Hyun-joong 15-hour Special - Night 4 - Premium Broadcast from Mnet
(1)Surprise Concert at School! Mnet Variety Program 『SCHOOL OF ROCK #75』
(2)October 2011 Performance Broadcast! Korea No. 1 K-POP Chat Broadcast『MCountdown #209』
(3)Tour with Fans! Live『SS501 Romantic Sky #3』

▼Tuesday, April 23. 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Kim Hyun-joong 15-hour Special - Night 5 - Premium Broadcast from Mnet
(1)The Second Surprise Concert at School!『YOU CAN FLY #1』
(2)November 2011 Performance Broadcast . Korea No. 1 K-POP Chat Broadcast 『MCountdown Backstage』
(3)"SS501" Concert ~私生活まで赤裸々に!? 『STAR WATCH #16』

▼Wednesday, April 24. 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
キKim Hyun-joong 15-hour Special - Night 6 - Premium Broadcast from Mnet
(1)Private Talk on the Mnet Variety Program 『Yun To-Hyeon MUST #59回』
(2)"SS501" The Legendary 2006 Japanese Stage Perofmrnace 『MCountdown IN JAPAN』
(3)Everything will change?! The Variety Mnet Program 『Beatles Code #5回』

▼Thursday, April 25. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
MCountdown Nihao Taiwan" Broadcasting from Korea Mnet!
(1)Korea No.1 K-POP Chat Program 『MCountdown』、Special Verion with K-POP Star Performances!
※Performers will be announced at the time of broadcast
※Reference Information 2012 Thai Performers
 BEAST、 U-KISS、チャン・ウヨン、A-JAX、Tasty、A Pink 他

Archive Purchasing Info
Even if you miss this event, it's ok! ♪ The April 19th Broadcast will be available On Demand!
This special event package is only 525 yen!!
K-POP Special Week Channel


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Chokaigi 2 Trailers!

Introducing the Chokaigi 2 Food Menu!

Are you hankerin' for some wacktastic Nico-eats?

Well, you better be because we've got a smorgasbord of original concoctions fresh out of the Nico kitchen!
Check out these Nico-delicacies going on sale during our Chokaigi 2 from April 27 to 28th!

▶Homo-Omelet (filled with rice)
800 yen
▶ Rice Set *comes with a sticker
700 yen
▶Gachimuchi☆Kongari Corn
700 yen
▶Painful Fried Noodles
700 yen
▶ 7-Color Niconico Shaved Ice
500 yen
▶ Niconico Original Cho Potion
~Crimson Tear of a Fallen Angel~
500 yen
▶ Bad Apple!
500 yen
▶ 3 Shobon Cookies
500 yen


Getting hungry yet? Just in case you need a little more...

See you at the Cho Food Court!


Nintendo Direct - February 17th!

This time we've got some non-nico news for you:
Nintendo has posted a new Nintendo Direct Video!

This is the year of Luigi so they are featuring their Green Italian in multiple titles this year.

In the Direct, Mr. Iwata talks about upcoming games such as Mario & Luigi Dream Team, Mario Golf World Tour, and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D!

Head on over to Nintendo.com and watch their Nintendo Direct Now!

And if this wasn't enough, we've also got a new Zelda and Pokemon to look forward to! If you're interested in the Zelda news, head to the very end of the video. The 3D dungeons are breathtaking!


Which are you most excited for? Let us know and join the Nico-conversation on our Facebook page!

(C)2013 Pokemon.(C)1995-2013 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

Due to Kawashima Michiyuki's (Guitar, Vocals) brain tumor, the band had to cancel their country tour that would have started in January.
HOWEVER, they have recently announced that BOOM BOOM SATELLITES will be performing LIVE at the Budokan on May 3rd!

In commemoration of all the fans that are excited about their revival,
Nico Live is going to broadcast past live BOOM BOOM SATELLITES shows!

Night 2 - BOOM BOOM SATELLITES "EMBRACE" The 15th PR QUATTRO Premium Party Live [Rebroadcast]

Night 1 (April 16th) is from the Live show "FRONT CHAPTER" that happened in December 2011 at the LIQUIDROOM.
Night 2 (April 17th) is from their December, 2012 "EMBRACE" The 15th Pre Release QUATTRO Premium Party.

Embrace went on sale on January 9, 2013, their first album in about 3 years.
This show featured songs on the new album and was a huge success. Don't miss it!!

■Performers:BOOM BOOM SATELLITES http://www.bbs-net.com/

"EMBRACE" Remix Contest

春の32日間連続!! 音楽ライブ祭り2013

音楽PVランキング/アーティスト生放送はココ! ニコニコチャンネル music
Is Mahjong popular with our English users?

Time to find out!
We've prepared an English viewing room for the following broadcast. Japan Professional Mahjong League Pros will be doing their thing, so we're sure any fan would love to see it!

This will happen on April 18th starting at 7:00 JST (Japan Standard Time)
Head on over to the viewing page now to timeshift this broadcast!

Page info
We'll be broadcasting these pros from the Aruban Studio!( `・ω・´)

The 2nd Master League will be a Tonpusen match.
There are 5 matches in total and depending on the results of the first 4, the 5th's items will change!
This time will be completely different from the others. Don't miss it!


Mizuguchi Mika (Japan Professional Mahjong League)

坪川義昭 (Japan Professional Mahjong League)

Fukuda Seiji (Japan Professional Mahjong League)

Yamamoto Yuuya (Freelance)

Jikkyo (players)


Matsumoto Momo

Aoi Ayane

※Kobayashi Gou will not be participating this time.

■ Master Form
PC → here
Mobile  → here

Master League Homepage

Look like fun? Click here to Timeshift and Watch!

アカギ ムダヅモ無き改革 銀と金 哲也 天牌
アカギ ムダヅモ無き改革 銀と金 哲也 天牌
Head STRAIGHT OVER to the Watch Page!

Broadcast Info

Before the One-man-Live that will happen on Saturday, April 20th,
we're happy to bring you a "SCREW" Tried It #9 Special!

Broadcast starts on April 17th at 9:30 PM (JST) so head on over and timeshift this program while you still can!

Live Info
SCREW 7th Anniversary Live

◇04/13(Saturday) ESAKA MUSE
Info. Kyodo Information 06-7732-8888

◇04/14(Sunday) Nagoya ell.FITS ALL→SOLD OUT!!!
Info.サンデーフォークプロモーション 052-320-9100

◇04/20(Saturday) SHIBUYA-AX
イープラス http://eplus.jp (PC・Mobile)
Info.DISK GARAGE 050-5533-0888

SCREW Official Page
音楽PVランキング/アーティスト生放送はココ! ニコニコチャンネル music

PayPal maintenance on April 19

Hey Nico'ers~

Thought you might like to know, PayPal will be undergoing maintenance on Friday for a short time. You will be able to purchase content during this time, but don't worry - it should be back up soon!

Maintenance time:
Friday, April 19, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

All other Niconico products and services will work as always!

Have a great Nico!


Nico Live "Live Spring Concert Series 2013"!
This time we're showing you the concert that marked 5 years after their debut
that happened on April 21, 2010.

We'll be including awesome songs such as NO.1, D-tecnoLife, and Kuoria.
But that's not all! The last 40 minutes will include an UVERworld backstage documentary.

Head over to the Watch Page!

We know this won't make up for missing this amazingly powerful live performance,
but we do believe that watching it on Nico Live is the best substitute!
Let's all enjoy this show and comment on the parts you love!
Remember, any comments go - try expressing your thoughts, talk about the band members, or have a free conversation with other fans!

■UVERworld http://uverworld.jp/top.html


Head over and Reserve Your Timeshift Now! -Niconico

We previously broadcasted all three of these huge idol bands' concerts all at once and it was a huge success.

That said, we decided to give you a second helping of idol goodness with an encore broadcast of each performance! This time we separated each performance by its respective band.

April 12th. Doors open at 10:50 PM
Click here for ℃-ute!

April 13th. Doors open at 10:50 PM
Click here for Berryz Kobo!

April 14th. Doors open at 10:50 PM
Click here for Morning Musume!

Note that times are in JST (Japan Standard Time). Be sure to adjust for your time zone accordingly!

Happy Nico-ing!


We Love hide Contest!

Do you like hide?

..... .....

...Let us reiterate -- DO YOU REALLY, REALLY LIKE hide...? Yeah? Then guess what we've got in store for you - we're hosting a hide video/illustration contest and at the end we're playing a FULL 24-hours of hide music videos, live shows, events, and interviews!


If you've ever thought about making a video, now's your chance to win big -- you could score one of hide's Yellow Heart guitars, a stylish stage jacket, or a set of figurines!

Entering the contest is easy -- just make a video showing your love for hide and add the we_love_hide2013 tag and you're in! See, we told you it was easy!

But first a couple of rules:
-- You may only use the audio for ROCKET DIVE and TELL ME provided on the Contest Page
-- You are welcome to use the full version or just a sample
-- The music scores for ROCKET DIVE and TELL ME are also available for download on the Contest Page
-- Above all, have fun! You don't have to be a musical genius to win.

-Contest Entry Period-
March 22nd - April 27th

-Winners Announcement-
May 2nd during our 24-hour Nico Live hide Special!


Remember, winners will NOT be chosen based on their performance or video editing skill; they will be chosen based SOLELY on how much fun they have in the video and their love for hide.

Head over to the Contest Page for more info!

Check out your competition by doing a tag search for we_love_hide2013!

Hurry up and get your entry in before time runs out!

To commemorate the April 3rd release of DIR EN GREY's upcoming mini album "THE UNRAVELING",
we're bringing you 3 nights (April 4th - April 6th) of past performances by DIR EN GREY!

Enough! Show me the Nico Live Page! The First night includes a broadcast of TOUR 08' THE ROSE TRIMS AGAIN, UROBOROS (1/9) and so much more!

Plus, on the third and final night, MC Boo will hold a live broadcast with
Kaoru (G.)
All dedicated DIR EN GREY fans owe it to themselves to check out this 3-day event!

 Official Home Page ⇒ http://www.direngrey.co.jp/
 Official Twitter ⇒ https://twitter.com/DIRENGREY_JP/


■Boo Official Twitter⇒https://twitter.com/MTV_VJ_Boo/

▼April 4th at 8:00pm - 1st Night Lineup

Check here for details ⇒ http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv131491265


▼April 5th at 8:00pm - 2nd Night Lineup
 Check here for details ⇒ http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv131491578

 鬼門 (Kimon)
 TOUR05 It Withers and Withers

▼April 6th at 6:00pm - 3rd Night Lineup
 Check here for details ⇒ http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv131491899

21:00- DIR EN GREY×Boo CHANNEL #7 (Studio Live Broadcast with guest "Kaoru")