Imagine all the top musical groups of the year getting together on New Year's Eve, not for awards, but to perform their top hit of the year. This happens in Japan every year. It's called NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen (NHK's Red & White Song Battle). It's one of the highest rated television shows each year and has been a tradition for over 50 years.
Many of the top acts of the year, as well as popular acts (both Pop and Enka) of yesteryear are separated into two groups, the White group (the men) and the Red group (the women). They all perform and it's determined which group gave the best overall performance.
For many years it was considered that a group had 'made it' when they were invited to appear on Kouhaku Uta Gassen. Dreams Come True 'made it' in 1990. ^_^ Since Miwa is the frontwoman for the group, DCT is always placed in the Red group. Here's a list of their Kouhaku appearances and the songs they performed:
Dreams Come True has had numerous articles written about them over the years and over the past few years
Dreams Come True did a six city tour here in America in 1998 in support of their first English release, 1998's Sing or Die. Check out the 1998 related news articles in our articles section.
Dreams Come True completed an eight city tour in 2002 in support of their album, monkey girl odyssey. DCT made history during the tour as they became the first Japanese band to ever play at Walt Disney World! Check out the reviews from the east coast and west coast concert series.
In 2011, Dreams Come True also completed a five concert, four city tour in support of their Wonderland 2011 concert series. Check out the reviews!
To read about DCT's other English language ventures, check out our DCT in English section.
Dreams Come True has made their prescene felt in the world of videogames, from the music creation to whole videogames based on DCT music!
Dancing Stage featuring Dreams Come True is a 1999 Konami arcade game dedicated to the group's music. Dancing Stage is part of the famous Dance Dance Revolution series.
The song list (in order of increasing difficulty): Love Love Love, Haretara ii ne, Ureshii! Tanoshii! Daisuki!, Snow Dance, go on, baby!, Kessen wa Kin'youbi, Peace!, Nante koi shita n daro, Asa ga mata kuru, It's So Delicious, Lovetide, Ring! Ring! Ring!, Opening Theme (The Monster is Coming)
It later became a Japanese Playstation game (April 2000, SLPM-86505) also released by Konami. It has the same base song list as the arcade version.
There is special feature called Greatest Hits mode, where you can insert the discs from The Soul and increase the number of songs you can dance to (Ano Natsu no Hanabi & LAT.43°N from Disc 1 and Mirai Yosouzu II & Sankyu from Disc 2).
BeatMania featuring Dreams Come True
is a Konami arcade game dedicated to the group's music. BeatMania is a DJ Simulation type game.
The song list: Asa ga mata kuru, go on, baby!, LAT.43°N ~forth-three degrees north latitude~, Snow Dance, Egao no Yukue, Sayonara o matteru, Kessen wa Kin'youbi, Ureshii! Tanoshii! Daisuki!, Anata ni aitakute, Nante koi shita n daro -King Crafty Mix-, Ahaha -King Crab Mix-, Song of Joy -King Crab Mix-, Snow Dance -Balearic Togs Konami Remix-
It later became a Japanese Playstation game (July 2000, SLPM-86597) also released by Konami. It has the same base song list as the arcade version.
- Masa was the Sound Producer & Music Composer for Sega's Sonic The Hedgehog 1 & 2.
- DCT even had their Wonderland 1999 Winter audience doing Dance Dance Revolution to the song go on, baby!.