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Across the Sea: Live in Japan

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Across the Sea: Live in Japan
Across the Sea: Live in Japan cover
Bonus DVD from Weezer (The Red Album) deluxe, featuring segments from this documentary
Directed by Junnosuke Takahashi
Produced by Akitaka Deguchi
Cinematography Yuji Morihara
Edited by Randy Edwards, Ryan Raitt
Music by Weezer
Distributed by MTV Entertainment, DGC/Interscope
Release date 2008
Format Television, DVD (partial)
Genre documentary, concert
Running time 52:15

Across the Sea: Live in Japan is a live concert/documentary recorded during the Mos Burger Tour, Weezer’s Japanese tour in support of their 2005 album, Make Believe. Though originally intended for release on DVD, it never saw a physical release. It did eventually air, however, on the Viacom-owned channel Palladia (now MTV Live) in 2008, and segments from it appeared on the Japanese Deluxe Edition DVD release of The Red Album.

The documentary was filmed by between December 20 and December 22, with concert segments being filmed on the 20th.


  • The band is seen traveling to various stores in Tokyo, including toy stores and music shops.
  • The band attends a meet-and-greet with fans. Fans ask the band questions about their favorite songs, hobbies, etc.
  • Live concert:
See Weezer concert: 12/20/2005
No. Title
1. "Don't Let Go"    
2. "Dope Nose" (Scott Shriner on vocals)  
3. "Across the Sea"    
4. "Why Bother?" (Brian Bell on vocals)  
5. "Surf Wax America"    
6. "The Good Life"    
7. "This Is Such a Pity"    
8. "Island in the Sun" (Rivers Cuomo solo acoustic)  
9. "Undone - The Sweater Song" (audience member joins the band on guitar)  


The documentary was uploaded in full onto YouTube from its television airing:

Full credits

  • Producer: Akitaka Deguchi
  • Director: Junnosuke Takahashi
  • Production Management: Nozomi Tashima
  • Director of Photography: Yuji Morihara
  • Post Production Facility: Pop Flash Productions, Inc.
  • Editor: Randy Edwards
  • Online Editor: Ryan Raitt
  • Instruction: Ikuo Watanabe
  • Cameraman: Kazuhiro Koizumi, Shinji Sakuma, Ippei Yokota, Koji Matsuura, Satoru Sugiyama, Eri Matsubara, Shusaku Kondo, Yuzaru Hashimoto
  • Video Engineers: Shinya Matsuda, Hajime Tanaka
  • VTR Operator: Ryosuke Kamogawa, Takeshi Kobayashi
  • Camera Assistants: Shinya Nagao, Toshiya Arai, Yoshihiro Tsuji, Ryuji Kamiyama, Tatsuya Imamura, Ikuyo Nakatani, Miki Miyanishi
  • Grip: Takashi Mikami, Munehiro Muraishi, Eddy Miyakawa, Akio Shimada
  • Lights: Kyoritz
  • Sound: Clair Brothers Audio Japan
  • Trucking: IEC
  • Venue: Studio Coast / Takeshi Koga
  • Promoter: CREATIVEMAN, Toshie Senzaki, Layli Odamura, Julie Okura, Naoki Shimizu, Kennek Knock (Live Recording), Masako Matsuda, Akio Okada
  • Special Thanks: Nobuo Kobayashi (MTV Networks Japan K.K.), Nobby Okumura (Universal Music K.K.)

See also