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Bad news…?

What might be an ominous sign, Aucifer’s new site has been down for a good week or two now. In addition, though Aucifer/Makoto’s new agency’s site has this flash on the top with rotating Aucifer PV screencaptures that used to have the words “Λucifer revival” slapped on them, they’ve now taken that out from all the pictures.

This does feel alarming and frankly if what I fear is true, what a huge crock of shit. However, remember that this is all just guesswork and observation on my part. There’s no official word that they’ve decided to not do the comeback. The good news is that Aucifer are still listed in the Artist-section of the agency’s site. Why would a defunct, largely forgotten band like Aucifer need agency backing seven years after they stopped all activities? So that’s a glimmer of hope for you.

I’ll keep you posted in case the site pops up or anything else happens.

Makoto in a new movie, “Utsukushiki Mehyo BODY SNIPER”

Makoto has a role in a movie that just premiered earlier this month and will be released on DVD on April 7th. It’s titled Utsukushiki Mehyo BODY SNIPER (or “Beautiful Female Panther: Body Sniper“) and from the looks of it, it seems pretty raunchy: (NSFW, nudity)

Alright, not exactly the most terribly exciting news, but oh well… at least there’s boobs. No but still, some activity is better than no activity, right? Actually, in recent times it’s Makoto who’s been the most inactive out of all the members, so this at least serves as a way to let us know he’s alive.

Is it just me though or is the guy starting to look a little old?

In any case, here’s to hoping this brings us closer to the Aucifer reunion.

You can find more info on the movie here.

Aucifer are BACK!

Indeed they are! About damn time!

Though the news about this was originally announced a couple of months ago, I only found out about it now. Here’s a rough translation of the announcement made by Shinjo Mayu, the mangaka behind Kaikan Phrase that of course gave birth to the real life Aucifer.

Aucifer’s comeback!

“To commemorate their 10th anniversary, Aucifer are finally being revived!
For this 10th anniversary there’s a new game being released, a comeback for Aucifer…
As for the rest… it’s a secret! (lol)
We’re planning various things, so look forward to it!
Details will be found here →
You can also see a few old promo pictures at the website of Makoto’s new agency here! →

The members have had clashing schedules due to various projects, but they’ve finally made time for their comeback.
By the way, for all of you who don’t know…
Makoto has been doing solo activities.
Yuki has been a supporting member in Acid Black Cherry, solo project of Janne da Arc‘s yasu.
Atsuro has been a supporting member in Shokotan‘s band.
Towa and Santa are in a band together, and Towa has also been doing songs for AKB48
Atsuro, too, has been making songs for different artists

Though their 10th anniversary was actually on September 15th, because of these various individual activities of the members, their return was delayed until now.
But, finally I’m now able to pass on this news to you all.
All the fans, please wait for additional info.
I really want to go see them as well!!
It’d be nice to meet old staff and assistants again.
I’m really looking forward to it!”

¹ The hell? AKB48? This is something even I didn’t know!
² Like I’ve written previously, Atsuro has worked with Hello! Project before. Interesting, it’s like Aucifer are in kind of indirect competition with the AKB vs. H!P thing, no?

Mayu’s message was posted on November 18th. It shouldn’t take much longer until we hear some more news concerning this. Can’t wait! I’ll try to keep you updated as I hear anything more.

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