Tokyo Ghoul:re OP Theme “asphyxia” by Cö shu Nie Released & ED Theme “HALF” by Ziyoou-Vachi CD Jacket Unveiled

04.April.2018 | MUSIC

The anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul:re, the sequel manga to Tokyo Ghoul, began broadcasting on April 3rd. The music video for the opening theme song asphyxia by Cö shu Nie has been released on YouTube, and the CD jacket of the ending theme HALF by Ziyoou-Vachi has been unveiled.


Cö shu Nie – asphyxia (Official Video)

*Official upload may be unavailable in certain regions.


Youhei Saito (Rokapenis), who has worked on music videos for artists such as World’s End Girlfriend and Hello Sleepwalkers, directed the music video for asphyxia. Lighting artist Takashi Watanabe, who is part of four-member project circo de sastre who have even performed overseas, worked to make the band’s performance in the video look intense, while flower artist Ahi Aikabe coordinated an array of beautiful flowers. The image of the flowers being pressed coincide with the video’s themes of transience and a view of life and death.



The full-size version of asphyxia was released at midnight on April 3rd. It’s available for download on iTunes and is also streaming on Apple Music, LINE MUSIC, Spotify and other subscription services. The physical release is scheduled for June 6th and will come in a regular edition as well as a limited pressing edition that features an illustration by Tokyo Ghoul manga artist Sui Ishida. In addition, to celebrate the release of the CD, a solo concert will take place on June 19th at TSUTAYA O-nest in Tokyo.


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The eye-catching CD jacket for the first-press limited edition of Ziyoou-Vachi’s new single HALF features vocalist Avu-chan with a golden rib cage while the regular edition has an illustration of Avu-chan by Sui Ishida. You can feel the collaborative love with these releases.


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Posters of both the regular edition drawn by Ishida and the first-press limited edition cover will be sold at Animate. Quantities are limited, so be sure to reserve yours quickly.


The full version of HALF is now up for pre-order on iTunes only. This edition is coupled with all tracks on the first-press edition and regular edition. The title track, HALF, will be released at midnight on April 18th, so look forward to it. Ziyoou-Vachi will embark on a release tour around Japan beginning with CLUB CITTA’ in Kanagawa on April 20th.


Be sure to check out the opening and ending themes of Tokyo Ghoul:re.




Cö shu Nie – “asphyxia”

On sale June 6, 2018


Regular Edition [CD] AICL-3513 ¥1,200 (tax excl.)

Limited Pressing Edition [CD+DVD] AICL-3514~5 ¥2,000 (tax excl.) 

*Tall size digipack packaging with illustration by Sui Ishida.

Cö shu Nie – “asphyxia” Link:


Cö shu Nie Official Homepage:


Ziyoou-Vachi – “HALF”

On sale April 25, 2018


First Press Limited Edition [CD] AICL-3498 ¥1,620 (tax incl.)

*Comes with illustration of Avu-chan and booklet. Tall case packaging.




Regular Edition [CD] AICL-3499 ¥1,080 (tax incl.)

*Comes in special packaging with illustration by Sui Ishida.




Ziyoou-Vachi Official Homepage: