TXT's new Japanese MV gets the attention of a renowned Japanese director! Makoto Shinkai, a renowned filmmaker from Japan, shows his love for TXT's new music video. Keep reading to learn more.
TXT Drops New Japanese Music Video, Capturing the Heart of a Famed Japanese Director
On November 10 (KST), TXT released the music video for the Japanese version of their song "0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You)," which features Ikuta Lilas.
As soon as it was released, fans quickly observed that the music video is a reference to the famous Japanese animated film "Your Name," which was directed by Makoto Shinkai that premiered in 2016.
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A fan tagged Makoto Shinkai on Twitter with a question, "What do you think of this 'Your Name'-inspired music video by TXT?"
Then, a few minutes later, the renowned director elated the fans by responding with a tweet, "Beautiful. I love it!"
Beautiful. I love it! https://t.co/b6akjPFOKR— 新海誠 (@shinkaimakoto) November 9, 2021
TXT Releases First Japanese EP 'Chaotic Wonderland'
TXT's first Japanese EP "Chaotic Wonderland," which was released simultaneously worldwide on November 10, has four songs including "0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) featuring Rira [Japanese Version], "Ito," "MOA Diary (Dubaddu Wari Wari [Japanese Version]), and "Magic."
The title song "0X1=LOVESONG feat. Rira" is the title track of the group's 2nd full-length album "Chaos Chapter: Freeze" with Japanese lyrics and new ad-libs.
TXT's "Chaotic Wonderland" includes the Japanese version of "MOA Diary" and the first English song "Magic," which is the first fan song in Japanese from the 2nd regular repackage album "FIGHT OR ESCAPE," is also included.
TXT, or Tomorrow X Together, debuted in Japan with their first single "MAGIC HOUR" in January 2020.
It was then followed by their second single "DRAMA" in August of the same year.
Their first regular album, "Still Dreaming" was released last January.
As TXT proved their powerful popularity in Japan by performing well on major charts in the country, like Oricon, expectations for the new album are growing as well.
They released four albums previously, including "The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY", "minisode 1: Blue Hour," the first Japanese full-length album "Still Dreaming" and "Chaos Chapter: FREEZE." It ranked on the top spot of the Oricon Weekly Album chart with four albums.
TXT is the fourth K-Pop group to top the charts with four albums in a row.
TXT Gets Nominated at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards
Mnet unveiled the nominees for the Mnet Asian Music Awards this year.
The 2021 MAMA made many changes to the categories and the way of voting. For the Grand Prize like the Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the year, and also the Bonsangs, the winner will be decided by professional judges with a criteria.
Meanwhile, the Grand Prize award for Worldwide Icon of the Year and Bonsang award for Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10 will be based on fan votes.
TXT is nominated in two categories, namely Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10 and Best Male Group.
This year's MAMA is set to broadcast live on December 11 (KST). The red carpet will begin at 4 PM (KST), to be followed by the awards ceremony at 6 PM (KST).
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Annie Barmaine reported this.