SPYAIR Releases ‘I Wanna Be…’ Music Video – Gintama’s Opening Theme

20.July.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

SPYAIR have released the music video for I Wanna Be…, the opening theme song to Gintama Shirogane no Tamashii-hen, the latest instalment to the Gintama anime series which began airing on July 8.

 

The video was directed by Masakazu Fukatsu who has worked on numerous music videos for SPYAIR.

The elaborate warehouse setting gives off the vibe of downtown US while the nostalgic-sounding performance captures feelings of the past, present and future.

I Wanna Be… will be released on CD next week on July 25. SPYAIR has a history of collaborations with anime series, movies and games. This will be the rock band’s first anime opening theme song in five years since Sakura Mitsutsuki in 2013 which served as the 13th opening theme for Gintama.

The limited pressing edition features 7-inch Gintama illustrative packaging as well as every single song the band has provided for the series.

 

In addition to I Wanna Be…, it also includes Some Like It Hot!! which came out 7 years ago and is still enjoying healthy sales; Sakura Mitsutsuki which was the second opening to Gintama’: EnchousenGenjo Destruction which was an insert theme for Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya; and finally Scramble, the theme song to the PS4® and PS Vita action game Gintama Rumble.

The regular edition will include the title song as well as the rap battle song Hold It, Buster!! ~Battle of Rap~ by vocalist IKE and guitartist and programmer UZ following on from BRING IT ON ~Battle of Rap~.通

 

■Information

I Wanna Be…

On Sale: July 25, 2018

 

I Wanna Be… [Anime Size]

Download: https://smar.lnk.to/6T-lkWN

 

▼Limited Pressing Edition

¥1,852+Tax AICL-3548

*Features anime illustration CD cover.

1. I Wanna Be…
2. Scramble
3. Genjo Destruction
4. Sakura Mitsutsuki
5. Some Like It Hot!!
6. I Wanna Be… [Anime Size]

▼Regular Edition

*First press editions include digipak.

Price: ¥1,111+Tax AICL-3549

1. I Wanna Be…
2. Hold It, Buster 〜Battle of Rap〜
3. I Wanna Be… (inst.)

 

★Full Size Music Video 24-Hour Stream★

The full music video of I Wanna Be… is available on SPYAIR’s mobile site AIR-GATE for 24 hours.

Showing: July 19, 2018 at 8:00am – July 20, 2018 at 7:59am (JST)

Mobile Site: http://k.spyair.net/

*You must sign up to access the website.

*The full size music video is available on smartphones only.

 

Official Website: http://www.spyair.net

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