December 24, 2016 Merry Christmas! Upcoming Moi dix Mois concerts in 2017



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all who celebrate this Holiday season!
The Moi dix Mois Dis inferno XIV Last Year Party ended up being a phenomenal concert filled with unique surprises!
For those who haven't read the concert review yet, you can check out all the details in the Monologue Sanctuary blog in the following two links
Dis inferno XIV Concert Report
Dis inferno XIV Extras, Hiroshima Carp Katsu, MdM New Jacket, etc...

The next announced concerts will be a 2 day in a row Mana birthday celebration + a celebration of Moi dix Mois' 15 year anniversary (and Mana's 25th year as an artist) as depicted in the photo at the top of this update.
The concert dates will be Saturday March 18 and Sunday March 19, 2017. The concert details are as follows:

March 18th concert (Saturday)
Location: Mt. Rainier Hall Shibuya Pleasure Pleasure
Time: Venue opens at 17:00 (5:00 PM), concert starts from 17:30 (5:30 pm)
Tickets:5,900 yen + 500 yen mandatory drink ticket fee
HP Preceding ticket orders from 12/25(Sunday) 18:00 ~ 1/12(Thursday) 23:00 at the following link
http://eplus.jp/mdm17hp/

March 19th concert (Sunday)
Location: TSUTAYA O-WEST
Time: Venue opens at 17:00 (5:00 PM), concert starts from 17:30 (5:30 pm)
Tickets:5,400 yen + 500 yen mandatory drink ticket fee
HP Preceding ticket orders from 12/25(Sunday) 18:00 ~ 1/12(Thursday) 23:00 at the following link
http://eplus.jp/mdm17hp/

-Sarah

Oct. 25, 2016 Moi dix Mois Hong Kong Live & Dis Inferno


The Moi dix Mois Hong Kong concert successfully came to a finish this weekend!
To everyone who attended, you made it a seriously wonderful and memorable night!
I also attended the Hong Kong concert, so for those who are interested in reading the live report, including the autograph session and ESP Jeune Fille X Gips -Crossray- exhibition, please check out the newest entry on the Mana-Sama.net blog, Monologue Sanctuary!

The next Moi dix Mois concert is Dis inferno XIV -Last Year Party-, scheduled for Saturday December 17, 2016 at Duo Music Exchange in Shibuya.


General admission tickets are still on sale! To purchase tickets please check here:
https://www.red-hot.ne.jp/live/detail/27001

-Sarah

June 10, 2016 Moi dix Mois in Hong Kong
It has been announced that Moi dix Mois perform a one man concert in Hong Kong on October 23, 2016!
Further information has been released on the following website:
http://vrockhk.com/2016/06/10/moi-dix-mois%E5%8D%81%E6%9C%88%E9%99%8D%E8%87%A8%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF/

Inquiries can be sent to contact@exclamusic.com

-Sarah

March 19, 2016 Mana's Birthday


Today, March 19, 2016 marks Mana's birthday!
The image above was taken from his official twitter where he asks for birthday messages from his fans. The post can be found here: https://twitter.com/M_d_M_official/status/710843318712684544

Also, today is also the beginning of a special Mana ESP guitar exhibition. The exhibition goes from March 19 - April 3, 2016 at the ESP Museum, located on the 3rd floor right above the ESP craft house in Shibuya.
Admission is free, and according to the ESP shop there will also be a Mana guitar fair being held inside the craft house at the same time. For those who can make it, please check it out!

Furthermore, two Moi dix Mois concerts will be held Sunday March 20th and Monday March 21st in honor of Mana's birthday. The March 20th live is already sold out due to the small capacity within the venue, but same day tickets should still be available as of right now for the 21st.

Pictures and reports of the ESP museum, craft house, and both concerts will be posted on the Mana-Sama.net blog, Monologue Sanctuary as soon as I have a chance to post everything.
Please look forward to it!

-Sarah

November 16, 2015 Kera and Site Updates Its been a while since there have been updates on this site, so I thought I would address some recent Moi dix Mois news as well as news on this website, Mana-Sama.net.

KERA

First of all, a new issue of Kera magazine was released yesterday including a street snap of Mana.



Translations and a clickable full size picture of this thumbnail have been included in the Translations -> Moi dix Mois Era section of this site, as well as on Monologue Sanctuary.
Gothic & Lolita Bible volume 58 is set to be released November 24, 2015 so scans of Mana x Moi-meme-Moitie will also be posted on the site blog.

On December 12, 2015 the Moi dix Mois end of year concert Dis Inferno XIII will be held at Shibuya Duo Music Exchange. General admission tickets are still available and can be purchased on the eplus website here.
Doors open at 5:00 PM and the concert starts from 6:00.

Finally, I have only talked about this a few times on Monologue Sanctuary, but this year, 2015, has been the 10 year anniversary of Mana-Sama.net!
As such, I have been working hard throughout the year thinking of ways that it could be celebrated appropriately, but unfortunately time and time again various things have come up in everyday life keeping me from being able to do much about it. However, I am finally in the process of making arrangements to make changes to the site, so some issues arise in the site performance occasionally this is because I'm i the process of trying to make changes to the site host as well as other things. At the moment I'm not sure when everything will be finished, but hopefully this will mark a new chapter with an even more expanded Mana-Sama.net!
In the mean time, please understand that the site will be undergoing a bit of construction and will hopefully be back up and running as always before long!
As always, thank you for supporting Mana-Sama.net

-Sarah

March 19, 2015 Mana's Birthday



Happy Birthday to Mana from Mana-Sama.net!
I hope this year will be wonderful!!
P.s. To everyone who comes to this website, I apologize for not being more active on here with updates. As many of you may already be well aware, I tend to update the site blog with majority of information and updates.
But having said that, a few new updates have come up in recent days. First is two new translations of Mana commentary from ESP's official website celebrating their 40th anniversary and "Bokutachi no Bikkuriman seal ranking" magazine. Both translations and extra info can be found on the Mana-Sama.net blog.
The next concert coming up is Mana's Birthday concert this Sunday March 22nd at Mt. Rainier Hall Shibuya Pleasure Pleasure, which is currently sold out. Afterwards, there will be an additional performance giving preference to those who didn't receive tickets this time for April 5 at the same venue. Tickets still appear to be available, so for those who would like to attend, please check the Moi dix Mois Official Site.

-Sarah

August 28, 2014 Gothic & Lolita Bible, Game Lab, Moi dix Mois Youtube

August has been a busy month with two new Promotional videos uploaded on the official Moi dix Mois youtube channel, the KUBANA concert in Russia, a new Game Lab article release, and two new photos of Mana in the new Gothic & Lolita Bible Vol. 53 that was released Monday. The new Moi dix Mois promotional videos can be found here:


Moi dix Mois Official Youtube Channel


Please note the banner above was created by Mana-Sama.net as there was no official banner to promote the Moi dix Mois youtube channel.

The newest videos are titled "Moi dix Mois_Je l'aime_PV" and "Beast Side (prototype)".
Beast Side was performed for the first time at the KUBANA Festival in Russia and was originally announced as "Requiem for K". The footage used in the youtube video is from the "Fragments of Philosophy: Chapter 1 Darkness Theater" live that was performed on November 3, 2011.

Furthermore, photos from Moi dix Mois performing at KUBANA were posted on the Official Moi dix Mois Twitter. English translations of the photo captions are on the Requiem for K entry of the Mana-Sama.net blog.

Finally, here are the Gothic & Lolita Bible Vol. 53 and Game Lab 3.4 scans. Since I didn't post Gothic & Lolita Bible vol. 52 on here due to the shock of K's death in May, the two scans following Game Lab are from that issue. Upon clicking the thumbnails, each scan will open in a new tab/window. Enjoy!

-Sarah

August 8, 2014 Deep Sanctuary IV UPDATE



Deep Sanctuary IV has just been announced on the Moi dix Mois Official Twitter.
The concert will take place on October 11, 2014 at Akasaka BLITZ.
Performing bands are as follows: Moi dix Mois, ZIZ, and Special Guest Yu~ki (ex MALICE MIZER)
Kozi (ZIZ, ex MALICE MIZER) will be a guest guitarist during the Moi dix Mois portion, acting in K's place. This is a temporary arrangement for Deep Sanctuary IV only.
Mana, Kozi, and Yu~ki will be performing a MALICE MIZER session song together after the Moi dix Mois and ZIZ performances.

Tickets can be purchased from August 9 - 19, 2014 here: EPLUS

-Sarah

July 30, 2014 August 2nd Concert Postponed

Word came out this evening that the K Memorial Concert scheduled for August 2nd has now been postponed due to Seth needing emergency surgery for acute appendicitis. The new date for the K Memorial will be September 15, 2014. Moi dix Mois also still plans on performing at the KUBANA Festival in Russia, August 16. Translations from the official Moi dix Mois newsletter are as follows:

Thank you as always for supporting Moi dix Mois. Concerning the August 2nd (Saturday) "K Memorial Performance~Darkness Big Ceremony~Scarlet Sabbath~" Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO performance Due to Seth(Vo) going into emergency surgery for acute appendicitis he will not be able to do the live.

Regarding the concert itself, the changed performance schedule we will be doing is listed below.

September 15, 2014 (Monday/Holiday) Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO
Details on Moi dix Mois Web
http://www.moidixmois.net/

We are deeply sorry to trouble everyone who has been looking forward to it and wish to offer our sincerest apologies. You can use the tickets you are holding now for the postponed performance, so please don't lose it and keep it in a safe place. While its unfortunate, those who cannot manage to come will be able to get a refund. Information on how and when to get a refund will come later on. Further in line concerning "KUBANA Festival" held in Russia, Seth will have have transitioned to postoperative by then, so we still plan on performing.

June 22, 2014 Moi dix Mois Official Twitter

According to Mana's Blog and the Moi dix Mois website, an Official Moi dix Mois twitter account has now been created.

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Its an understatement to say Moi dix Mois has been going through a hard times lately, so they need all the support they can get right now. If further information should develop it will be posted here on Mana-Sama.net. For those who would like to read Mana's blog on the subject, feel free to check out the Monologue Garden Translations page here.

-Sarah


Moi dix Mois Official Twitter

Posts will focus primarily on current updates and news, possibly along with occasional posts from Mana too.

Please also note, as written in the first few posts (and on the Moi dix Mois website) this is the only official twitter belonging to Mana and Moi dix Mois. All other accounts claiming to be are fake.

For translations of twitter posts, please check out the Mana-Sama.net Blog, Monologue Sanctuary.

-Sarah

June 20, 2014 Future Plans

Following the news earlier this month of the K Memorial Performance happening August 2nd in Tokyo, a few extra updates have been announced tonight on Mana's blog.

The KUBANA festival on August 16th in Russia is still going on as planned. Mana also mentioned there were plans to do a European tour, but these plans have been pushed back to next year if possible.
Furthermore, there are still plans of future Moi dix Mois lives in Japan as always.

Mana-Sama.net Translations of Mana's Official Blog: http://manaaesthetics.livejournal.com

For those interested in attending the August K Memorial live in Tokyo, tickets will be going on pre-order starting tomorrow, June 21, 2014.
For those who already have tickets that were supposed to be used at the May 21st concert, you can still use these tickets as they were already issued to you. There is no need to make any modifications to your current tickets or buy new ones.

-Sarah

June 4, 2014 K Memorial Performance

It has been announced today that a memorial concert for K has been planned for August 2, 2014.

Concert Details

Date: Saturday August 2, 2014
Time: ???
Venue: Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO
Tickets: The same tickets that were already purchased for the cancelled May 24, 2014 concert will be used.
Further information regarding extra ticket sales or if the time will be the same as on the 5/24 tickets have not been confirmed yet.

For extra information posted on Mana's blog, the official Moi dix Mois website, and the official Moi dix Mois newsletter, please check the following links:

Mana Official Blog: http://manamonologue.blog16.fc2.com
Moi dix Mois Official Site: http://moidixmois.net
Mana's Blog English Translations: http://manaaesthetics.livejournal.com
English Translations of Official site/newsletter: http://monologuesanctuary.blog132.fc2.com

-Sarah

May 19, 2014 Breaking News

An email from the Moi dix Mois Official News letter was sent out about an hour ago this evening concerning the sudden death of guitarist of Moi dix Mois, K.
At the moment, no further details are known other than he died in his house today and the family is preparing a funeral for close relatives.
I have translated the official email. The information is as follows:

This is very sudden, but we can't bear to not pass on the sad news. Today we received contact from a family member that Moi dix Mois Project Member K passed away at his home. We don't know all the details [yet], but it was extremely abrupt, and right now all the members and staff are doing the best they can to cope with this reality. Because of this state of affairs, we wanted to hurry up and inform everyone that we will not be able to do the live planned for May 24th at duo MUSIC EXCHANGE.

We are so sorry to everyone who had been looking forward to the live, but from hereafter please wait for further information to come later on.

Furthermore, as for the all-night vigil and funeral, the family members and close relatives will be having a funeral service.

We are grateful from the bottom of our hearts for all your kindness and will respectfully keep you notified.

I will also try to keep this website and my blog, Monologue Sanctuary, as up to date with information as possible. You may also read my translations of Mana's recent blog entry on the topic here: Monologue Garden Translations

-Sarah

April 18, 2014 Moi dix Mois in Russia & Game Lab Renewal



Earlier today Moi dix Mois announced they are scheduled to perform at the KUBANA Rock Festival in Russia on August 16.
More information can be found on the official Kubana website. http://www.kubana.com

Game Lab was renewed on April 16th with a new Game inferno series titled Mana-Sama's ~Chance Meeting Game inferno~
This time Mana will concentrate on video game and console related topics furthering in on particular details within the contents of each issue. Two scans have been posted on the Mana-Sama.net Blog, Monologue Sanctuary, and translations will be posted as soon as they're finished.

-Sarah

March 27, 2014 Mana's Birthday Live & Extra Updates

Mana's Birthday concert, titled "Birth Ceremony Festival" was held on March 21st at Shibuya Club Asia. For those who are interested the concert report, I have written about it in full detail on the Mana-Sama.net blog.
Eventually the same report will make it onto Mana-Sama.net as an archived report, but for now please check out the blog entry linked on the update.

Furthermore, there has been a new message board opened up by a fan site known as "Sanctuary of Mana". I have been offered my own board within the forum, so please feel free to sign up, chat, and ask me any questions you may have on there!
Sanctuary of Mana Portal Site

The message board can be found on the left side menu on the "Forum" link.

-Sarah

March 19, 2014 Mana's Birthday

Today, March 19th, is Mana's birthday. Heres hoping he has a great day, from Mana-Sama.net! dix Love!

Also, Game Lab was released four days ago on March 15th. Two scans have been posted on the Mana-Sama.net blog, Monologue Sanctuary, and translations are to come later on.

Speaking of Game Lab, translations from Vol. 12 of Mana-Sama's Deep Game inferno have also been posted on Monologue Sanctuary here.
The newest addition, Volume 16, will be the last of the "Mana-Sama's Deep Game inferno" series. Starting next month the series will be renewed under a new name and new theme. More details to come.

-Sarah

February 24, 2014 Gothic & Lolita Bible Vol. 51

The Gothic & Lolita Bible Volume 51 has been released today with one new EGA and two new EGL pictures of Mana. It also includes a "Spring Collection" page displaying the new Moi-meme-Moitie items featured in each of the photos.

More information can be found on the Mana-Sama.net Blog.

By the way, Game Lab ~Mana-Sama's Deep Game inferno~ was released earlier this month on the 16th with two new scans added on the blog. You can also view them below:


Translations of this article are still in progress and will be updated on the blog as well once they are finished.

-Sarah

February 2, 2014 Spring Concert Information

The Moi dix Mois live titled Birth Ceremony Festival ~Mana-Sama's Birthday~ to be held on March 21, 2014 at Shibuya Club Asia has completely sold out by preceding tickets alone. Those looking to purchase general admission tickets will not be able to do so this time. However, a second concert titled Darkness Big Ceremony Festival ~Scarlet Sabbath~ has been scheduled for May, 2014.
Details Below:



Date: May 24, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: Doors open at 5:00 PM, Concert starts at 6:00
Location: Duo MUSIC EXCHANGE
Ticket Price: 5,400 yen (excluding 500 yen drink price at the door)
Preceding ticket sales date: February 7-17, 2014 at eplus http://eplus.jp/mdm0524-hp/
General Admission ticket sales date: March 29, 2014

Information available on the Moi dix Mois official home page, Moidixmois.net

-Sarah

January 25, 2014 Gothic & Lolita Bible

Details on the next Gothic & Lolita Bible (Vol. 51) have been posted on Mana's official blog. (English translations can be read here)

Three Mana x Moi-meme-Moitie photos will be included (2 EGL and 1 EGA photo). The following photo was also posted as a sneak preview for what we can expect to see.

GLB vol. 51 is expected to be released on February 24, 2014 at which point scans will be provided on the Mana-Sama.net blog.

Concerning Mana's TV Appearance on "Homecoming"
The final edit of the TV show "Homecoming" aired on Sunday, January 19th, but did not end up including a portion on Mana. There is no information as to why the Mana photo was not included, but the most likely reason pertains to the content of the segment Mana would have aired on did not quite match the theme of the episode. The segment aired a foreign sweet lolita's life in Tokyo and featured images of two Sweet Lolita models, but never covered information on Mana or the Gothic Lolita fashion.

-Sarah

January 17, 2014 Game Lab & TV Appearance

The newest Mana-Sama's Deep Game inferno article was released yesterday in the Sansai books Game Lab magazine. This is the article's 14th volume which includes Mana's thoughts on the game MYST for the Sega Saturn.
I have scanned both pages of the article and will provide translations at a later date. You can find further information on the Mana-Sama.net blog.

Secondly, a photo of Mana will make an appearance on the Japanese variety show "Homecoming" this Sunday.
Information is as follows

Channel: TBS
Date and time: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 starting at 10:10 PM

I also translated a synopsis of the show so everyone can easily understand what its about.

Right now there are more than 2,070,000 foreigners living in Japan (according to the Ministry of Justice statistics bureau in 2011). Separated far from their home towns, these foreigners give it their all in Japan. On this program, some of them return home = thus homecoming, as the show's star accompanies them as a "goodwill ambassador". Its the ultimate local pride variety show where they intrude a family's home and are introduced to the family members then shown around the home town's best places and most passionate attractions. The past two times have been a special program, but finally it is now appearing on Sundays starting at 10:00 as a regular program.

http://www.tbs.co.jp/program/mbs_homecoming.html

-Sarah

January 1, 2014 Happy New Year



Happy New Year from Mana-Sama.net!!
I hope you have a wonderful year and look forward to the newest updates as they come in 2014!

- Sarah

December 16, 2013 Website Renewal

Welcome to the new version of Mana-Sama.net -- 4.0!
It has been a few years since my last full website update, so over the past few months I have been working hard to change the site to a fresh new theme with more current information.

As a simple over view, with this new layout you can not only click the links above, but some will display a sub menu with extra content!
As of right now, there are still a number of small changes I need to make and content I'm still in the process of adding, but overall the previous content is still available here with (hopefully) easier to use navigation.

For those who are familiar with this site, you may be interested in checking out the newly updated Mana page that contains an extensive overview of Mana's information from childhood until now.

Also, don't forget to check out the Mana-Sama.net blog with updates on the latest Game Lab article and the new Kera magazine street snap of Mana and Halloween event report!
Four new scans in total have been added to the latest blog entry.

I hope you will enjoy the new Mana-Sama.net and don't forget to continue checking back as I make more updates here in the following days!