Details surrounding the opening and ending themes for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kawada’s sumo shonen manga series Hinomaru Zumo―set to begin airing on October 5―have been unveiled.
The story follows Ushio Hinomaru, a student who appears before the sumo club at Oodachi High School, who trains to climb to the top and become Hinoshita Kaisan, the highest rank achievable in sumo.
The opening theme song will be performed by Official HIGE DANdism, an up-and-coming band which has been gaining much attention this year. This is the first time the band has provided a song for an anime series, and fans of the manga are anticipating how they will capture it.
The band’s new song Bad For Me is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. They also released a short version of the song in the form of a lyric video on their official YouTube channel. Be sure to check it out below.
The members also announced a brand new release at their concert in Nakano Sunplaza on July 5. Full details will be announced in the near future, so stay tuned.
The ending theme will be performed by Happy Heads NANIYORI.
Vocalist Sekihan had following to say regarding the song:
“Seeing the characters going through setbacks but moving forward together ties in way too much with our band. We became engrossed when we noticed. We wrote the song while talking about our favourite scenes and lines. This is also the first tie-up song we’ve done with an anime series. Oddly enough, we couldn’t help but feel that the composition for our artist photo and the anime illustration coincidentally matched almost perfectly (laughs). I would be happy if we could share our enthusiasm through this song with those who have finished walking the anime. Now, let’s fight together!”
Full details regarding the ending theme song will be released at a later date. Happy Heads NANIYORI recently played a hugely successful show at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. They will also perform at numerous large-scale festivals this summer.
Listen out for both songs to see just how they match the anime series.