The Sketchbook is getting ready to release their 9th single Soko ni Kimi ga Iru (そこに君がいる) and unveiled the preview music video. Single Soko ni Kimi ga Iru comes on two editions hitting stores January 29th 2014 – full details and preview music video follow.

Most recently the band released their 8th single Asu he / Exit on September 25th 2013. Title track Asu he or Ashita e was featured as ending theme for music show Count Down TV on TBS TV for the month of September. Other title track Exit has tie-up as the second ending theme for anime TV series KINGDOM season two (more details).

The band The Sketchbook was formed originally around the anime SKET DANCE which ended its run of 77 episodes in September 2012. Their first 5 singles and 11 total songs had tie-ups with the anime as opening and ending themes plus insert songs. The band is now out on their own with four singles and 2 albums released or planned for release.

The Sketchbook also has anime song cover album Super New Generation Anisong BEST!! 2000’s Edition ~ The Sketch Rock ~ (超新世代アニソンBEST!! 2000年代編~The Sketch Rock ~) announced for release on February 26th 2014 (more details).

To support their 9th single and anisong cover album the band is holding several launch events. The events feature a mini-live with open viewing, handshake and signing meeting reserved for purchasers of either edition of the single or album, and purchasers of both the single and album get an instant photo with members,

– Jan 29th 6:00pm Shinseido, Kashiwa 
– Feb 2nd 2:00pm HMV Sakae 
– Feb 15th 1:00pm Tower Records Shibuya

The Sketchbook also announced a spring one-man live tour, more details and ticketing at their official website (link below),

– March 9th 4:30pm DRUM SON Fukuoka
– March 21st 4:30pm UP SET Nagoya
– March 22nd 4:30pm MUSE Osaka
– April 5th & 6th 4:30pm GARDEN Shimokitazawa

Single Soko ni Kimi ga Iru comes on two editions,

– Limited with DVD that includes music video and off-shoot footage for title track. Bonus poster (while supplies last).

– Regular CD-only .

Selected stores offer additional bonus photo (varies by store). Preview music video for Soko ni Kimi ga Iru follows below.

The SketchbookSoko ni Kimi ga Iru – release date January 29th 2014

Limited [CD+DVD] (¥1800)
Regular [CD] (¥1200)
1. Soko ni Kimi ga Iru
2. will
3. Soko ni Kimi ga Iru (off vocal)
4. will (off vocal)
1. Soko ni Kimi ga Iru (music video)
2. Soko ni Kimi ga Iru (off shoot)
1. Soko ni Kimi ga Iru
2. will
3. Soko ni Kimi ga Iru (off vocal)
4. will (off vocal)



The Sketchbook Official website