Over 165,000 fans logged into mixi on October 26 to participate in a real-time chat with singer-songwriter Shimizu Shota, despite just one day's notice!The event was held to mark the release of his 11th single, "Mada Owaranai". Fans who came last year to Shota's mixi event in July said, "It was so fun last year so I want you to do it again!" and due to the demand, Shota announced the day before the event, "I want to get together with everyone on mixi, so let's chat! I'd like to reply to a lot of people!"
He proposed, "'Mada Owaranai' is a song for those people who are trying hard in their everyday lives, so I'd like to hear people's troubles. I will reply with something to cheer you up and cheer you on! Yes. Let's do it. It'll be fun!" Over 15,000 messages were sent to Shota in an hour, and he replied to numerous people. Likes and comments totaled over 42,000!
The new single, "Mada Owaranai" is a song to encourage those trying very hard right now, and features a new jack swing style, with a fresh melody. The video, which features a smiling Shota, is also a hot topic!