amazarashi & Aimer Conclude 5 Concert Asia Tour

07.April.2018 | MUSIC

amazarashi released their fourth album Chihou Toshi no Memento Mori at the end of last year, and Aimer just released her fourteenth single Ref:rain/Mabui Bakari in February this year. The rock group and singer concluded their 2018 Asia Tour on April 5th.


amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018

The tour took the two artists to Shanghai, Taiwan, Singapore and Tokyo for a total of five concerts, all of which sold out almost immediately.


amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018

They began in Shanghai at BANDAI NAMCO BASE (DREAM HALL) where they performed two days. They then went on to perform in Taiwan at Legacy MAX where 2,000 excited fans filled the venue, before taking over Zepp@BIGBOX in Singapore which they also opened in summer last year.


amazarashi × Aimer Asia Tour 2018

The tour ended at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo on April 5th. They brought their unparalleled originality to the stage for this at-home performance, which successfully wrapped up their one-month excursion.




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  • Aimer Releases ‘marie’ Single Digitally & Announces 2020 Acoustic Tour

    24.February.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese singer Aimer is known for her deep, husky voice which once you hear it, you’ll never forget it.

    Last year, Aimer released her song STAND-ALONE which was used as the main theme for the Japanese television drama series Anata no Ban Desu. She followed that up with Torches, which served as the ending theme for the anime series Vinland Saga. Her new and 18th single Haru wa Yuku/marie will be released on March 25, 2020.


    Haru wa Yuku will be used as the main theme for the upcoming anime film Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song which will release on March 28, 2020 as the final film in the planned trilogy. The other track, marie, was used as the theme song for the Japan and Austria Habsburg Exhibition.


    Aimer wrapped up her Aimer Hall Tour 19/20 “rouge de bleu” at Tokyo International Forum (Hall A) on February 22 and 23. The tour, which was themed around the colours red and blue, began in October last year, and saw Aimer perform 24 shows in 17 cities around Japan. The shows were split into two parts: the first being “Blue” which was centred around ballads, and the second being “Red” which was comprised of up-tempo tracks.

    During her performance of Torches, Aimer actually stepped onto stage holding a torch.


    Aimer announced during the encore of the last show of the tour that marie would be released for digital download and streaming that night, ahead of the March 25 CD release. She also announced her next tour entitled “Aimer Acoustic Tour 2020.”


    The acoustic tour will begin on September 4, 2020 and will see Aimer perform 18 shows in 17 cities around Japan. Pre-sale tickets are now available via her official fan club “Blanc et Noir.”

  • Aimer’s Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song Main Theme Music Video & CD Cover Released

    01.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    The music video for Aimer’s new song Haru wa Yuku has been posted on the singer’s official YouTube channel. The song will be used as the main theme for the upcoming anime film Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song which will release on March 28, 2020 as the final film in the planned trilogy. Aimer also performed the main themes for the previous two films, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower (2017) and Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly (2019).

    Takahiro Miki was the director for Aimer’s previous two main themes for the first two films, Hana no Uta and I beg you, which both have over 10 million views on YouTube. They star Japanese actress Minami Hamabe.

    Both Takahiro Miki and Minami Hamabe have returned for the final music video too, completing the trilogy.

    In the video, we see Minami Hamabe in two different outfits, black and white, standing underneath a cherry blossom tree in full bloom. Its beauty is a faint allusion to the Fate/stay Night: Heaven’s Feel movie story line, mixed together with chaos. We also see Hamabe appear as she did in the Hana no Uta and I beg you music videos too.


    Seeing an actress star in a long-term music video project like this, which has been ongoing since October 2017, is a rare thing indeed. The current version of the new music video is just a teaser, but the full version is scheduled to be released on Aimer’s YouTube channel in the near future.

    The artwork for Aimer’s 18th single Haru wa Yuku/marie was also posted on her official website and features Aimer herself sat under a fully-bloomed cherry tree.


    Aimer said: “I’m so incredibly happy to have been able to weave this story together into one from three songs with [Yuki] Kajiura and three music videos together with director Miki and Minami, finishing with ‘Haru wa Yuku.’ I’m filled with gratitude for the both of them [Miki and Minami]. I want everyone to watch this final piece while thinking about ‘Hana no Uta’ and ‘I beg you.’ I hope this music video and the song ‘Haru wa Yuku’ resonates with people deeply.”



  • amazarashi Announces First Hall Tour in Japan – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

    31.January.2020 | MUSIC

    amazarashi is set to release their first album in over two years on March 11, 2020. Titled Boycott, the Japanese rock band has just announced that they will support the album with their first ever hall tour in Japan commencing April 2020.


    The live tour will take them to six cities for eight shows. Early bird tickets went on sale on January 30 at 18:00 (JST) on the band’s official mobile site “APOLOGIES.” Those who purchase a copy of the album will receive information on how to purchase tickets before an official announcement is made on general sales.

  • amazarashi To Release Their First Original Full Album in 2 Years

    24.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

     Japanese rock band amazarashi, which includes Aomori prefecture’s Hiromu Akita as lead vocalist, is set to release their new album boycott on March 11, 2020, which will be their first original full album release in two years. They have also dropped a sneak preview of their artist photo. 


    amazarashi are pushing full steam ahead, constantly producing new and exciting content. Since the release of Chihou Toshi No Memento Mori in December 2017, amazarashi followed up with their first ever live performance at the Nippon Budokan under the concert title Rodoku Enso Jikken Kukan Shin Gengo Chitsujo, subsequently releasing the Dororo anime ending theme song Sayonara Gokko and the music video for their song Miraininarenakatta Anoyoruni, which worked up a sensation for featuring famous actor Ryusei Yokohama among other big names. 


    The upcoming album will come in three formats including two first press limited editions and one regular edition. Each format contains 14 songs. The two first press editions will also include original video contents, music videos, the live video of their performance that took place at the end of the year and a short story detailing the early years of Hiromu Akita in the form of a special booklet.  


    If you are a fan, keep your eyes peeled for more updates.

  • Aimer to Perform Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song Main Theme

    16.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer-songwriter Aimer, known for her deep and husky voice, is currently on her sold out 24-date tour Aimer Hall Tour 19/20 “rouge de bleu” which is taking her to 17 locations across Japan.

    Aimer revealed at her concert on Saturday 14th in Sendai that she will perform the main theme song for the upcoming anime film Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song which will release as the final film in the planned trilogy in 2020. Aimer also performed the main themes for the previous two films, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower (2017) and Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly (2019).

    The title of the song is Haru wa Yuku (“Spring Continues”). It will be produced by Yuki Kajiura who also produced the previous two main themes by Aimer, Hana no Uta and I beg you.


    I beg you peaked at No. 1 on Oricon’s Weekly CD Singles charts, so excitement is high to hear Aimer’s next collaboration with Kajiura.


    Haru wa Yuku will release on March 25, 2020 as Aimer’s 18th single. It will include a new song entitled marie which is being used as the image song for “The Habsburg Dynasty 600 Years of Imperial Collections,” an exhibition currently taking place at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo from until January 26, 2020 in commemoration of Japan and Austria’s 150 years of friendship.

    Aimer said: “I am both happy and privileged to be able to sing all of the main theme songs until the final film like this. I would like to thank Kajiura, as well all of the people associated with the series, and all of the people who love the series, from the bottom of my heart. I was overwhelmed when Kajiura presented me with this song. I knew we’d have to perfect it down to the tiniest details. But I also wanted to sing about love, and all of the emotions it comes with, succinctly in one answer, and so I sang with everything I had. I cannot stop hoping that ‘Haru wa Yuku’ is a sing that the people who have watched the story to the end will love.”

    Yuki Kajiura said: “I am so happy from the bottom of my heart to have been able to work on the three main theme songs of Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel with Aimer. Over the course of the series, her voice has added to its flavour, and has consistently tied together everything from the sound to the world and how the heroines are portrayed. And she has once again poured her soul into ‘Haru wa Yuku,’ the song of the final chapter. I hope people enjoy it.”

  • amazarashi’s New Music Video Features Multiple Famous Japanese Actors

    21.November.2019 | MUSIC

    Aomori-based Japanese rock band amazarashi, which is centred around its vocalist and guitarist Hiromu Akita, has released the music video for their song Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni taken from their upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni which is set for release on November 27, 2019.


    amazarashi – “Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni” Music Video

    The music video features a cast of notable Japanese actors. When it was revealed that the likes of Ryusei Yokohama, Yosuke Sugino, Yuki Izumisawa, and Tokio Emoto, the news blew up on Japanese television and trended across social media. amazarashi became close with Japanese film director Michihito Fujii as they wrote the song Tarareba as the main theme song for his movie Ao no Kaerimichi. This led to Fujii writing the story for the music video, which is centred on past stories of amazarashi member Hiromu Akita.


    The video was shot over a three-day period in 21 different locations. Some of the scenes were difficult and took a lot of effort to get right too, like the part when Ryusei Yokohama cries and screams into the falling rain along the train track at the exact same moment the train passes by.


    The video also sees additional casting from actors Yurika Nakamura and Shodai Fukuyama, both of whom have starred in leading film roles, as well as young up-and-coming actor Keisuke Tomita, Takayuki Hamatsu who played the leading role in One Cut of the Dead, a cameo of music Youtuber Kobasolo who has over 2.2 million subscribers, and more.


    Comments from Ryusei Yokohama, Yosuke Sugino, Yuki Izumisawa, and Tokio Emoto were published on the special site for amazarashi’s forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray release. Below are their comments translated into English.

    Ryusei Yokohama: “I am overwhelmed that I could be a part of such a great cast alongside director [Michihito] Fujii and the wonderful staff for amazarashi’s music video. I saw that they were filming it on such an emotional and grand scale like a movie, and how beautiful of a music video it was to be, so I knew I had to be involved with this team and make that movie with them. I met amazarashi during [the shoot for] Ao no Kaerimichi and began listening to them from then onward. Their music feels close to me at any time. It’s indispensable for me. Their song Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni is full of their extraordinary thoughts. It’s a song I can relate to. It hits home. I think it’s one a lot of people will be able to relate to. I hope amazarashi’s appeal attracts a lot of people.”


    Yosuke Sugino: “Akita from amazarashi made me feel what it’s like to step into his shoes for a bit with this song and music video. It was a unique music video shoot. I was looking forward to seeing how they were going to do everything, and after I did, I ended up even more attracted to the idea than I had imagined. It moved me. I hope you all get on board too. This was my first time acting alongside Izumisawa and Emoto, but we had the band members too, so thanks to them I was able to get close to them early on into the shoot. I felt there was a good air for the session. It had also been a while since I co-starred with Ryusei Yokohama, so I was just beaming.”

    Yuki Izumisawa: “I had the opportunity to be in amazarashi’s music video. It’s the same in Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni, but amazarashi’s messages in their music is so powerful. Each and every word leave a delicate impression on you. Plus, Michihito Fujii was the director, and was able to make [the music video] pull you in like a movie. I hope it reaches a lot of people, even one. Please look forward to seeing it.”

    Tokio Emoto: “I wasn’t too familiar with amazarashi’s music, so I came to learn more about them with this music video. One thing that I thought when shooting the music video was how difficult and scary it is for something to come to an end. But it also means the start of something new. I felt that the end of this song was the start of another. I’m not sure if that’s what they were going for. I had fun being involved. Thank you to everyone.”

  • amazarashi Drops Trailer For Upcoming Live DVD & Blu-ray

    09.November.2019 | MUSIC

    Aomori-based Japanese rock band amazarashi, which is centred around its vocalist and guitarist Hiromu Akita, have released a trailer for their upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni which is set for release on November 27, 2019.

    The release will feature amazarashi’s performance at Nakano Sun Plaza which was held as the finale of the band’s 18-show tour which began in April 2019. It also features the band’s set at SUMMER SONIC 2019 Spotify on Stage in MIDNIGHT SONIC. Fans can look forward to watching the first-ever live performance of their new song Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano no Yoru ni, as well as a self-cover of Long Hope Philiaーthe theme song of the anime film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and fifth ending theme of the My Hero Academia anime seriesーwhich was composed and written by amazarashi for Masaki Suda. In total, the DVD/Blu-ray includes 19 songs.


    Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni will be released digitally on November 20.


    We look forward to seeing the newest live release from amazarashi, whose Budokan concert live DVD/Blu-ray won the Spikes Asia Creative Award and ACC TOKYO CREATIVE AWARD.

  • Aimer’s New Song ‘marie’ to be Used as Theme Song For the Japan x Austria Habsburg Exhibition

    19.September.2019 | MUSIC / SPOT

    Japanese singer-songwriter Aimer, who is known for her iconic husky voice, released two albums simultaneously back in April―Sun Dance and Penny Rain―which served as the first albums she had released in two and a half years. Without time to even catch her breath, she immediately dropped a brand new track the following month entitled STAND-ALONE, which was used for the Japanese drama Anata no Ban Desu, and reached No. 1 across Japanese music charts.


    Her 17th single Torches was released last month, and served as the ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Vinland Saga which began airing in July.

    Marie Antoinette in Court Dress by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1778 (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)

    “The Habsburg Dynasty 600 Years of Imperial Collections” is an upcoming exhibition set to take place at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo from October 19, 2019 to January 26, 2020 in commemoration of Japan and Austria’s 150 years of friendship. The exhibition was taking requests for musicians to create a theme song based on someone from the House of Habsburg for the event. Aimer wrote her new song marie based on Marie Antoinette, and it has been selected for the exhibition.

    It has yet to be announced when marie will be released, but a TV ad for the exhibition has been posted on TBS’s official YouTube channel and contains a snippet of the track.


    Speaking on the occasion, Aimer commented: “The stories of the live of those in the House of Habsburg are filled with conflicting emotions of joy and sadness, privilege and downfall. I received a request to write a song based on any one of theme, and I was immediately reminded of Marie Antoinette.”


    She continues: “I drew on her life in my own way in the song marie, from her getting married in France at the age of 14 to the grand final moments of her life. I hope people like the fusion of my voice with the sublime sound of the strings, and I hope it adds something to the Habsburg exhibition for those who are going.”

  • Aimer Announces Title Of Red & Blue Themed 2019-2020 Japan Tour

    15.August.2019 | MUSIC

    Having just released her 17th single Torches today (August 14)―which serves as the ending theme for the ongoing anime series Vinland Saga―Japanese singer Aimer has just announced an all new tour. Titled Aimer LIVE TOUR 19/20 “rouge de bleu”, the tour will begin this fall from October 31 and take her to 17 cities across Japan for 24 shows.


    The theme of the tour is red and blue as evident in the tour title’s use of French for the colours. This contrasts with her first-ever performance at Nippon Budokan back on August 29, 2017 which was themed on black and white (“blanc et noir”). We look forward to seeing how she uses these new colours on the new tour.


    Those who pick up a copy of Aimer’s new single Torches can access pre-sale tickets for the tour.

    Speaking about the tour, Aimer commented: “24 shows in total. The theme this time is red and blue. I will sing at you with everything I have on each of those days the songs I find myself able to sing because of the time we’re in right now. I intend to make this my most amazing tour ever. I’m looking forward to seeing you all from the bottom of my heart. See you out there.”

  • Aimer Releases Vinland Saga Ending Theme ‘Torches’ Music Video

    29.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Aimer will release her 17th single Torches on August 14. While we wait for the CD to hit shelves, us fans have been treated to shortened version of the music video in a track-by-track preview.


    The title track is used as the ending theme to the ongoing 24-episode anime series Vinland Saga which began airing on July 7. The music video paints grand imagery with fire and water along to the tribal-like sound of Torches.


    The video also teases us with a sneak peek at the other songs on the single including Blind to you and Daisy.

    Blind to you is reminiscent of Aimer’s earlier ballads while Daisy is a jaunty, foot-tapping love song.


    The title track Torches will receive an independent digital release on August 5 prior to the CD’s release.

  • Aimer Announces 2019-2020 Japan Tour After Wrapping Up Asia Tour

    29.June.2019 | MUSIC

    Aimer began her “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour on June 8 which has taken her to five cities around Asia, concluding at Tokyo Dome City Hall today in Japan.

    Every venue on the tour was sold out. Her performance in Shanghai at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in front of 6,000 fans in particular was a spectacular success.


    In her hometown of Tokyo, her set list included a performance of several new songs including STAND-ALONE which is the main theme for the Japanese drama Anata no Ban Desu.


    At the end of the show, Aimer announced that she will head on a 24-date hall tour across Japan which will run from October this year into February 2020. Official fan club pre-sale tickets went on sale today. Full details can be found on her official website.

    Aimer will release her new song Torches on August 14. The song will be used as the ending theme for the TV anime series Vinland Saga.

  • TV Anime Vinland Saga’s New Trailer Shows ED Theme ‘Torches’ by Aimer

    16.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Aimer will release her new single Torches on August 14. The song will be used as the ending theme for the forthcoming TV anime series Vinland Saga which is set to premiere on July 7.


    A new trailer was just released in which you can hear the track.


    Aimer’s emotional voice and the tribal sound of the chorus perfectly match the grand world of of Vinland Saga which is set in the seas of Iceland and Northern Europe.

    The cover artwork for Torches was also posted on Aimer’s official website. The artwork matches the title of the song with Aimer wielding a torch while shrouded in darkness, suggesting a glimmer of hope.