FLOW’s New Song ‘Break it down’ to Feature as Theme Song for New Naruto Game

17.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

 FLOW will release their new double A-side single Neiro / Break it down on August 29. It has been announced that Break it down will be used as the theme song for the PC browser game Naruto x Boruto Borutical Generations.

The song is described as the biggest hard rock song the band has produced to date. It marks the seventh track they have provided for the Naruto franchise, the previous of which have been cemented as classic in the minds of anime fans and are known for their music quality.


Full details regarding the game have yet to be announced, but it is described as a large-scale shinobi battle RPG. It will be free to play and accessible through Yahoo! Game.


Additionally, the other song on the single Neiro is being used as the main theme song for the ongoing Japanese drama series Sachiiro no One Room which began airing in July.

FLOW will hold a mini live show on the Laqua Garden Stage at Tokyo Dome City on September 1 to promote the new single. Those who purchase the CD will get to high-five the band and they will receive a signed sticker.



“Neiro / Break it down”

On Sale: August 29, 2018

First Press Limited Edition – ¥1,500 (Pre-Tax) [KSCL-3082~3083]

Regular Edition – ¥1,500 (Pre-Tax) [KSCL-3084]

Limited Pressing Edition – ¥1,500 (Pre-Tax) [KSCL-3085〜3086]


FLOW Double A-Side Single “Neiro / Break it down” Release Event

Date: September 1, 2018

Time: 2:30pm

Venue: Tokyo Dome City, Laqua Garden Stage

Priority Area Entry Time: 2:00pm



Those who purchase any of the three editions of of Neiro / Break it down at the venue on the day of the release event will receive two tickets: 1) A numbered ticket to enter the priority area and 2) A ticket to high-five the band and received a signed sticker after the show. These two tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Purchasing the CD at the event

On Sale: From 11:00am

Location: Next to the Laqua Garden Stage at Tokyo Dome City


FLOW Official Website: http://www.flow.mu



  • New BORUTO Opening Theme Song By miwa Will Inspire Fans to Never Give Up

    22.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Singer-songwriter miwa was put in charge of the next opening theme song for popular TV Tokyo anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.


    miwa made the following statement about her new song:

    “This song depicts the attitude of a young, strong-willed and impulsive teenager who wants to live life in their own way and protect someone close to them. The song encourages bold and direct feelings. I hope that viewers who watch Boruto struggle on his journey to becoming a splendid ninja can relate to it in their own way by listening to my song. 

    The anime will be broadcast on TV Tokyo every Sunday at 5:30 pm starting from October 6. The new theme song written by miwa will be used for the episodes airing between October 2019 and March 2020.


    We are still waiting on more information about the physical and digital release of miwa’s new song. This information could be released at any moment, but all we can do for now is wait in excitement for further announcements. 


    ©️Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha/ TV Tokyo/ Pierrot

  • Naruto, Gintama & More―UNIQLO Releases Manga-Inspired T-Shirt Series MANGA UT

    06.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese retailer UNIQLO, which owns the T-shirt collection “UT” is developing a subseries called “MANGA UT” which is a collection based on world famous anime and manga. The new collection will be launched at UNIQLO stores nationwide and on the online store from Monday 27th May 2019.

    Detective Conan © Gosho Aoyama/Shogakukan, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, TMS 1996


    This year the collection offers items for women too, so everyone can enjoy an even larger variety of products. This year, Detective Conan, Boruto – Naruto Next Generations and Naruto Shippuden are featuring in the collection for the first time. This will be the first time that a solo Detective Conan item is released.

    NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto  Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.

    Gintama © Hideaki Sorachi/SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Dentsu Inc., BNP, Aniplex Inc.

    Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho original works/Yoshihiro Togashi Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho (JUMP Comics published by SHUEISHA Inc.) © Yoshihiro Togashi (1990-1994)  ©Pierrot Co. Ltd./SHUEISHA Inc.

    As well as original Weekly Shōnen Jump anime such as Naruto Shippuden and Gintama, legendary anime such as Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho and HUNTER X HUNTER are also part of the collection!

    Urusei Yatsura © Rumiko Takahashi /Shogakukan

    Ranma ½ © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan


    …but there’s still more! The collection also features 14 popular Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga/anime such as Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½ and Inuyasha!


    Come check out this T-shirt collection which features Japan’s most world-famous anime and manga!


  • FLOW Discuss New Album ‘TRIBALYTHM’ in Live Stream

    16.April.2019 | MUSIC

    To celebrate the release of their new album TRIBALYTHM, Japanese rock band FLOW held a talk on April 13 at an undisclosed location for 150 lucky fans where the members discussed the record in detail. The 2-hour event was live streamed on YouTube where they went through and listened to each track.

    Visuals were provided for each track including scenes from anime where songs were used as theme songs, live footage from their concert at Nippon Budokan and their South America tour, and visuals made specially for the event.

    During the talk, the not only band provided commentary for each song but also their thoughts, feelings as well as backstory behind the tracks.


    Take discussed the story behind the album’s CD cover art: “The album jacket this time around was made by Amane Murakami. It’s our first full original album in three years, so we were able to unite once again. He was the very first person to be involved in creating FLOW’s logo and our first [maxi] single FLOW #0. He also kindly came to see our show at Nippon Budokan in January which is what is drawn on the album artwork. ‘FLOW’ is written in the middle of the stage and gathered around us is everyone else, all from different generations, genres, and across national borders. The design he has created forms what we felt on that day at the Nippon Budokan.”

    Kohshi commented on FLOW’s activity for 2019: “We began the year at Nippon Budokan and right after were able to release a full album. The band feel blessed to be in this position. We will be going all out making music and performing this year so we ask for your kind support.


    Keigo talked about the performing the new album live: “I believe this album is more diverse than any we have put out to date. The others have already said it, but we’re all about the live shows. The experiences we have gained performing live enabled us to make TRIBALYTHM. We will be able to show that once again live, so we’ll be waiting for you on tour.”


    FLOW will head on a 7-date tour entitled FLOW LIVE TOUR 2019 “TRIBALYTHM” to promote their new album beginning at Yokohama Bay Hall on May 26 and ending at Shinkiba Studio Coast on July 12, 2019. Tickets for the tour finale at Studio Coast will go on pre-sale via Lawson Tickets from April 16 to April 23.


    Hear a track-by-track preview of the album below.


  • FLOW Release Track-By-Track Preview of New Album ‘TRIBALYTHM’ & Announce YouTube Live Stream

    11.April.2019 | MUSIC

    FLOW have released a video featuring a track-by-track preview for their new album TRIBALYTHM which just hit shelves on April 10, 2019. The 14-track album includes 5 songs the band has performed for anime and games as well as a DVD/Blu-ray of their performance at the Nippon Budokan held in January to commemorate their 15th anniversary.

    The band has also announced that they will hold a live stream session on April 13 where they will talk about all the songs on the album.

    FLOW will head on a six-date tour entitled FLOW LIVE TOUR 2019 “TRIBALYTHM” to promote their new album beginning at Yokohama Bay Hall on May 26 and ending at Shinkiba Studio Coast on July 12, 2019.

    Select copies of the album purchased include pre-sale tickets for the tour.

  • New Boruto Opening Theme ‘Golden Time’ by Fujifabric to be Released Digitally

    09.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Fujifabric’s new song Golden Time will be released digitally on May 19, 2019.

    The song just aired as the new opening theme song for the ongoing anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The song was written and composed by the band’s bassist Shinichi Katō with sentimental lyrics and a melody that has that feeling of of running that Naruto and Boruto songs are known for.


    Fujifabric will release their 10th album F on vinyl April 10. When bought on Amazon Japan, this limited pressing record will come with a coaster featuring the album’s cover art, and when bought at Tower Records it’s coupled with an A3-size poster.


    Additionally, fans who purchase the vinyl at either the band’s show at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on April 14 or Zepp Osaka Bayside on April 19 will receive a signed postcard with a picture of the band members on it.

  • Hear FLOWS’s New Album ‘TRIBALYTHM’ Before Its Official Release Date

    27.March.2019 | MUSIC

    FLOW will drop their 11th studio album TRIBALYTHM on April 10, 2019―their first album in three years. A special countdown website launched on March 26 at 21:00 (JST) to promote the upcoming release.


    From March 26 until April 8 one new track from the album will be available to listen to on the website every day between 21:00 and midnight (JST). Use this opportunity to hear the record in its entirety before its official release.

  • FLOW Unveil CD Cover & Post Preview For Upcoming New Album ‘TRIBALYTHM’

    14.March.2019 | MUSIC

    FLOW recently announced that they will release their 11th studio album TRIBALYTHM on April 10, their first album in three years. In the run up to the new record, the five-piece Japanese rock band has revealed the album’s CD cover.


    “Tribal” and “rhythm” are key themes in the album’s portmanteau title. The CD cover artwork reflects that, taking on a colourful tribal design.

    First Press Limited Edition copies of the album are coupled with a Blu-ray featuring FLOW’s entire concert at their recent Nippon Budokan concert. It also includes a documentary of the day, as well as a separate documentary taken during their 2018 Latin America Tour, a cooking competition of Brazilian cuisine, and another of world beer. The entire run-time is 200 minutes making this a must-have for hardcore fans of FLOW.


    “TRIBALYTHM” Trailer

    A trailer was also released on YouTube containing select footage of the Blu-ray.


    Pre-sale tickets for FLOW’s 2019 TRIBALYRHM Tour are available with first press copies of both the album’s Limited and Regular editions.


    An exclusive track-by-track listen with live commentary by the band members will also be carried out. The first will be for official members of the FLOW “26ers” fan club where it will be available every day from 21:00 to midnight (JST) from March 12 to 25. The second early listen will be posted on the band’s official homepage at the same time from March 26 to April 8―but this time it will be one new track shown per day.


    The band are also carrying out a Twitter campaign. Fans can enter by posting the hashtag #トライバリズム along with their thoughts on the album to be entered for a chance to win a signed poster. The number of winners will also increase as the number of posts of people participating increases.

  • Japanese rock band Fujifabric create anime opening theme song for BORUTO!

    05.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese rock band Fujifabric released their 10th album “F” in January, which is definitely worth commemorating! The band have just kicked off their Japan tour “Fujifabric LIVE TOUR 2019 “FEVERMAN””, which started on 2nd March 2019.

    Fujifabric’s new song “Golden Time” will be the next opening theme song for TXN Network anime BORUTO- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS!


    Fujifabric’s bass player Shinichi Katō wrote the lyrics and music for “Golden Time”. The lyrics were cleverly composed and the music is packed with the feeling of an exciting rush of action.


    You can hear the opening theme song “Golden Time” for the first time at 17:30 on Sunday 7th April when the new season is aired.


    A comment by Shinichi Katō (bass) :

    I wrote this song thinking of the times when we do something for our own sakes or for the hopes and feelings of others; when there is something we must do, and are determined to not allow our feelings to defeat us.


    Snuggle up and enjoy the next series of BORUTO which is coming soon!

  • SKYPEACE to perform new ending theme song for anime BORUTO- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS!

    05.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    SKY PEACE’s new song “Ride or Die” will be the next ending theme song for anime BORUTO- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS.


    SKY PEACE has 2.3 million subscribers on YouTube and their fanbase overwhelmingly consists of Japanese middle school students. You can catch their new ending theme song from April 2019 when the new season of BORUTO will be aired.


    The band members explained their feelings towards writing the song with passion: “I’ve been watching Naruto since I was a child ー from laughter to crying, it was an anime filled with many emotions. I just couldn’t stop crying when I watched the final scene as I recalled childhood memories…and when the new BORUTO series came out featuring the next generation of youth, it meant that the will of fire really did pass on. I was so emotional. I’m just unbelievably happy that we’re in charge of making the ending theme song for the next season!” 


    The intro of the song is played on a traditional Japanese three-stringed instrument called a shamisen. The traditional-sounding opening combined with the band member’s love for the anime ー the duo’s betrayal of their image (in a good way) is something we are all looking forward to!

    SKY PEACE is also releasing their second single “Sky Flight” and their live video “Dream Stage Welcome in SkyPeaceisen Party Time” at the same time. The YouTube duo are rapidly moving forward and upon hearing this big news, everyone’s expectations are rising!

  • Detective Conan Skateboard Game Announced for Nintendo Switch™ Release

    04.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    Detective Conan Skateboard Run: Kaito Kid and the Mysterious Treasure is the first ever Detective Conan game for the Nintendo Switch™ set to arrive on the Nintendo eShop sometime in April 2019.


    A 3D skating action game, the title will coincide with the release of the newest Detective Conan film The Fist of Blue Sapphire hitting Japanese cinemas on April 12, 2019.

    Play as Conan and jump on an engine-equipped skateboard to high jump, do tricks and shoot soccer.

    The game is set in an enormous theme park built by Sonoko Suzuki’s grandfather Jirokichi Suzuki. There are three areas and 30 stages to enjoy.

    During the gameplay Kaito Kid will make a sudden appearance and try to knock Conan off his skateboard with giant balls, cards and other gimmicks.

    Conan’s comrades will make an appearance to give him support through 10 different skills.

    Minami Takayama and Kappei Yamaguchi will lend their voices for Conan and Kaito Kid respectively.


    Jump on your board and stop Kaito Kid from his antics!

  • Concert Review: FLOW’s First Performance at the Nippon Budokan in 10 Years

    02.February.2019 | MUSIC

    Japanese rock band FLOW performed at the legendary Nippon Budokan for the first time in 10 years on January 30, 2019. The concert was titled FLOW LIVE BEST 2019 in Nippon Budokan ~Kami Matsuri~. This is a live report of the show.

    The night began with the aggressive sounds of Break it down at which the curtains dropped. The venue floor was dotted with the red lights of fans’ glow sticks which vocalist Keigo and vocalist/guitarist Kohshi gazed at while letting their voices out.

    The band moved onto the lamenting headbanger rock tune JOY TO THE WORLD and 7th Heaven which they performed early on at their last Budokan show too. Drummer Iwasaki and bassist Got’s fired up the crowd even more with their intertwining beats.


    For Steppin’ Out the band took out and waved around a flag made from towels while chants echoed throughout the indoor arena during Oi!!!Oi!!!.


    Keigo took to the mic to say a few words: “I believe there are people here today who have come back here to see us after 10 years as well as people who are here for the first time. But this concert today, on January 30, wouldn’t exist without all of you! Without even one of you!”


    The band followed up this comment up with the loud, heavy and emotion-releasing Akai Siren. After the passionate Red Hot Riot the venue was dyed in blue lights as Brave Blue ensued followed by COLORS, both monumental works for the band as anime songs.

    The title of this concert is Kami Matsuri, or “Festival of the Gods.” The words “Kami Area,” or god area, were written at various locations around the venue where the crowd stood. In front of the stage was the Fighting Dreamers God Area, the former part being a reference to the band’s famous song GO!!!, and there was also the East God Area, West God Area, and Heaven God Area. Keigo and Kohshi explained that the title of the show wasn’t connected to the band’s songs, but rather that each and every fan gathered there were themselves a god.


    “This is a festival of the gods precisely because we all summoned you here today,” said Keigo, which received a round of applause from the crowd.

    “We have a classic old FLOW with us today,” announced lead guitarist Take. He began to play something which the crowd responded to with delightful voices. It was Melos. This song was the last single of FLOW’s days as independent artists.


    They continued with Tokonatsu Endless. This is a song that did not exist yet 10 years ago at the last Budokan show, and the crowd came together to sing along. Next was Neiro in all its piano-ringing glory. Kohshi picked up a guitar for this one too and layered in more sounds to the music.


    Answer melodic-ly fused electro sounds with loud rock while Shakys was a performance of old school rock ‘n’ roll.

    Keigo opened his mouth and spoke of their memories 10 years ago. He explained their last Nippon Budokan concert was one the fans brought them to, and how they are able to return once again to the same venue this time around. He said that 10 years ago, which then was 5 years since their debut, FLOW weren’t sure what kind of band they were and even thought they were able to connect with fans in their hothead shows, still struggled. But Keigo explained that 15 years on since debuting during which they have both accumulated fans and performed live up and down the country there was something he could say for certain.

    “We are a band who want to continue performing live with you. Whether you’re a student, a worker, male or female, whether it’s in Japan, overseas, anime songs or rock – it doesn’t matter. We want to always carry on playing live with all of you, whatever show it may be.”


    Following this proclamation the five members played ONENESS, a ‘theme song’ the band wrote specially for this night. The moment FLOW and the fans came together for this song was when the song was truly complete.

    The band were then joined on stage by GRANRODEO, their good friends and rivals who they always said they wanted to be there when they stood on the Budokan stage again. The special seven-member superband performed Howling together, the opening theme for season two of the anime series Seven Deadly Sins.

    As the band entered the final act of the night, they began playing a light and casual intro during which GinyuforcE and Real Akiba Boyz dashed onto stage. They all performed Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye, HERO ~Kibou no Uta~ and their famous Naruto hit Sign. The crowd’s voices piled on top of one another at Kohshi who emotions poured into his voice while basked in the blue lights of the arena.


    The crowd sang in chorus the loudest they had during the concert for Kaze no Uta. But it was GO!!! that sealed the deal with the band and crowd jumping together.


    “All of you gathered before us are the reason we’re a band! Budokan! This is the song of our companions! Sing it!” said Keigo as the band performed ANTHEM. This song felt deeply etched with the fact that the band has evolved, because of the fans gathered at the venue and because the band also has fans who weren’t able to make the show.


    The stage screen split into five parts, one for each of the five members. The fans sang and watched each of their expressions as the members reflected on their thoughts and feelings.


    Kohshi spoke small but poignant words. “Why have we continued to do what we do? There is one reason and one reason only. Because we have all of you.” He continued, “Please allow us to express our feelings of these past 15 years. Truly, thank you.”


    Garden began to play. This was also the final song of their previous Nippon Budokan concert. The main part of the show came to a close here.

    For the encore FLOW performed their new song PENDULUM and 2003 debut track Blaster. FLOW will continue to evolve before fans and into the next generation. We look forward to seeing where they go next.

  • FLOW Announce New Album ‘TRIBALYTHM’ & Japan 2019 Tour

    31.January.2019 | MUSIC

    FLOW, who just performed at the Nippon Budokan for the first time in 10 years on January 30, has announced that they will release their 11th studio album TRIBALYTHM on April 10, their first album in three years.


    The iconic rock band ranked as the No. 8 most played Japanese artist overseas on Spotify last year. They also toured five countries Central and South America in the same year. Now, the band has revealed their next masterpiece of a record which does not fit into one genre box.


    The 14-track album includes songs such as the TRIBALYTHM -Intro which fuses world music melody and rhythm, Thunderbolt which features Northern European instruments, the mid-tempo BELIEVER which incorporates a jaunty banjo into a grandiose rock song, Smells Like 40 Spirit which includes 90’s mixture rock and baby rock tropes and rapping, and the punk number Iolite which has a sing-a-long part for live shows. It also includes their hit single Kaze no Uta which is used as the opening theme for the anime series Tales of Zestiria The X, INNOSENSEBURN, and the Nippon Budokan theme song ONENESS.


    Covering a diverse range of genres, the Blu-ray disc that comes with First Press Limited Edition copies of the album includes a full 150 minute live performance. Full details about this will be announced in the near future.

    FLOW made the following statement about the album: “We jumped over the fence of rock and anime and gained experience in making them one through our Anime Shibari live tour. We felt strongly that we wanted to become a band without the limitations of genre, rather to break down those boundaries. The possibility of that belief came from our 15 year career where we have connected with all generations and people and broken down national borders with our music on our world tours.”


    FLOW will head on a six-date tour entitled FLOW LIVE TOUR 2019 “TRIBALYTHM” to promote their new album. Pre-sale tickets for official fan club members (“26ers”) went on sale on January 30 at 21:30 (JST).


    A playlist of the band’s set list at their Nippon Budokan concert on January 30 is also now available on Spotify and other streaming services.