KANJANI8 has updated the release information on their greatest hits album “8EST” ~ 2004-2012 BEST ALBUM EIGHT*EIGHTER*EIGHTEST!! – cover jackets are revealed! This album which continues their releases commemorating their 8th anniversary, comes on two CDs and includes their 19 singles through “ER” plus additional tracks including new song “Crouton” for 23 total (7 bonus tracks added on the Regular ed.). Greatest hits album “8EST” will release on October 17th – read on for updated release details.
KANJANI8 released on September 5th their 20th single “Aoppana” featured as main theme song for TV drama “Boys On the Run”. This is the only single of theirs not part of the “8EST” compilation album.
In support of the greatest hits album the group has launched their “KANJANI8 LIVE TOUR!! 8EST” stadium and arena live events tour with three performances at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo on September 14th, 15th, and 16th. They have upcoming performances at Nagai Stadium in Osaka on September 29th & 30th. More details and the rest of the tour dates are available at their Official website (link at bottom).
Album “8EST” comes in three editions with loads of bonuses,
– Limited with two bonus DVDs that includes live performance and documentary of the event “8Sai (Hassai)”, “Gachinko Matsuri! Center wa Ore da!!”, and “Matsubara Shinichi presents Sugohachi” held at Kyocera Dome in Osaka on August 8, 2012. Bonuses include sheet of 20 postcards featuring poster designs from past singles, 8th Anniversary Photo Book 52-pgs, and special case.
– Limited B with bonus DVD that includes music video for new song “Crouton” and documentary footage from “Hohoemi Date” with members Nishikido and Maruyama. Bonuses 8th Anniversary Photo Book 44-pgs. and tall 3-way case.
– Regular 2CD-only with 7 bonus tracks including three works of “GIFT” series (White, Red, Green). Bonus 52-pg lyrics booklet. First Press adds bonus stickers