Tokyo Ghoul:re Season 2 Opening Theme ‘katharsis’ to be Performed by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

10.September.2018 | MUSIC

It was announced today at a Tokyo Ghoul:re event that TK from Ling Tosite Sigure will perform the opening theme song katharsis for season two of the series which is set to air on October 9, 2018.

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure is known for performing unravel, the opening theme for the very first season of Tokyo Ghoul which boasts over 300,000 downloads. The song was even used as an insert song for the first season of Tokyo Ghoul:re which garnered a huge reaction from fans.

Those who attended today’s event got an early look at a promotional video for the new season which featured a portion of the song. A comment from the singer was also posted on the anime’s official website. A translated version can be read below.

 

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s Comment

This exceptional story has enabled my music to go a level deeper. There are a lot of unique things that exist, but I pray that the world that this combination of story and music creates is the ultimate. I will bet everything I have on this final piece of Tokyo Ghoul, a series that’s painted with so much wonderful music. I’m happy to have been able to work with you Sui secretly on this. It was really great working with you.

 

It was also recently announced that österreich will perform the ending theme song Rakuen no Kimi for season two of Tokyo Ghoul:re. österreich is the solo project of ex-guitarist for the cabs, Kunimitsu Takahashi. österreich originally performed Tokyo Ghoul √A’s opening theme song Munou as well as the main theme for the PS Vita game Tokyo Ghoul: Jail

 

■Information

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure presents “error for 0 vol.4”

2018/10/25 @ Namba Hatch (Open 18:30 /  Start 19:15)

Line-up: TK from Ling Tosite Sigure / ACIDMAN

2018/11/01 @ Shinkiba STUDIO COAST (Open 18:30 /  Start 19:15)

Line-up: TK from Ling Tosite Sigure / ACIDMAN

 

Tickets

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“Acoustic fake show vol.1”

2018/12/14 @ Meguro Persimmon Hall – Big Hall (Open 18:00 / Start 18:30)

 

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Ling Tosite Sigure Official Website: http://www.sigure.jp/

 

©Sui Ishida / Shueisha・Tokyo Ghoul:re Production Committee

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  • Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season Ending Theme ‘Rakuen no Kimi’ to be Performed by österreich

    07.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The second season of Tokyo Ghoul:re is scheduled to begin airing in October 2018. It has been announced that österreich will perform the ending theme song entitled Rakuen no Kimi.

    Cö shu Nie provided the opening theme song Asphyxia for the first season while Ziyoou-Vachi performed the ending theme song HALF. österreich, who will sing the ending theme for the second season, is the solo project of ex-guitarist for the cabs, Kunimitsu Takahashi. österreich originally performed Tokyo Ghoul √A’s opening theme song Munou as well as the main theme for the PS Vita game Tokyo Ghoul: Jail, making this the artist’s third collaboration with the series.

     

    Kunimitsu Takahashi left a comment on the official Tokyo Ghoul:re website which you can read translated below.

     

    österreich’s Comment
    I’m back here once again again.

     

    The music I became involved with for the second time three years ago was for Tokyo Ghoul. After that I wrote music which not everybody could necessarily listen to while leading a reckless life as ever, but one day when I came to I was surrounded by a scene similar to that time three years ago. What was different was that after Tokyo Ghoul finished airing I became friend with Ishida [the manga’s author].

     

    I don’t really remember how I wrote the song ‘Munou,’ but I think I probably wrote it on my own wherever my feelings led me. Time has passed, and I thought I wasn’t skillful enough to be able to manage doing things perfectly that way again, and I never thought I would want to.

     

    I have come to see that some things change and some don’t. I’ve found myself in empty places. If we’re talking about how I’ve become, speaking honestly, I’m still a hopeless person, but I feel like I’ve been able to think about someone and create music, even just a little.

     

    I’ve live being saved by lots of people. I was saved by lots of people and wrote the song Rakuen no Kimi. Thank you to Ishida for giving me this opportunity.

     

    It’s still hot outside, so please all look after yourselves.

     

    ーKunimitsu Takahashi (österreich)

     

    ■Information
    Kunimitsu Takahashi Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/isadora_duncan_“Tokyo Ghoul:re” Official Website: www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul/

    ©Sui Ishida / Shuueisha・Tokyo Ghoul:re Production Committee

  • ReoNa’s Song ‘Canary’ Plays in TV Anime Series ‘Happy Sugar Life’ Episode 9

    08.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Up and coming artist ReoNa is the singing voice actress of Elsa Kanzaki from the anime series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online which aired from April 8 to June 30 this year.

    The singer’s debut mini album ELZA which debuted under the name “Kanzaki Elza Starring ReoNa” was released on July 4, coming in at 8th on Oricon’s Weekly Album Rankings and 2nd on their Weekly Digital Album Rankings. Since her debut she has continued to make her mark in the music industry.

    ReoNa’s debut single SWEET HURT serves as the ending theme for the ongoing anime series Happy Sugar Life. It was released as her first single on August 29. Fans showcased their desire in wanting to hear ReoNa’s voice in high resolution audio which shot the release to no. 1 on mora’s High Resolution Weekly Rankings.

    The single is coupled with the song Canary which was used as an insert song in episode 9 of Happy Sugar Life which aired on September 7. It left an impression with fans of the original manga as it was used in a very important scene. Reactions were huge from those seeing the scene for the first time too.

    https://happysugarlife.tv/onair/

    ReoNa will perform at the Happy Sugar Life Festival at Yurakucho Asahi Hall in Tokyo on December 2. She will also perform her first solo concert since her debut at Mt.RAINIER HALL SHIBUYA PLEASURE PLEASURE on October 19. Tickets will go on sale from September 15 at noon via E Plus.

     

    The singer will also perform at MINAMI WHEEL 2018 in the Minami area of Osaka on October 7 before heading to Miyako Premium Live 2018 at ROHM Theatre Kyoto on November 11.

     

    ReoNa is breathing new life into today’s anime song scene, so be sure to keep up to date with her future activity.

     

    ■Information

    SWEET HURT
    Now On Sale.
    First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,600 (+Tax) [VVCL-1285~1286]
    *DVD includes ‘SWEET HURT’ music video.Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,600 (+Tax) [VVCL-1288~1289]
    *Comes with mini ‘Happy Sugar Life’ poster and DVD featuring creditless ‘Happy Sugar Life’ ending.

    Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,200 (+Tax) [VVCL-1287]

    Digital Link: https://ReoNa.lnk.to/sweethurt_DL

    Official Website: http://www.reona-reona.com/

     

  • Attack on Titan Season 3 Opening ‘Red Swan’ by YOSHIKI feat. HYDE Released Digitally

    24.July.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Red Swan, the opening theme for the new season of anime series Attack on Titan, was showcased on YOSHIKI CHANNEL on July 20 where it was announced the song would be released officially under the artist name YOSHIKI feat. Hyde instead of the previous X Japan feat. Hyde.

    On the show, both members expressed their consideration for all the fans while explaining the song was still in production. They said they had a lot of choices at their disposal when making the song, and although it took a lot of time due to traffic regulation, it turned out to be an amazing song. The complete track will be released on August 2018.

    Yoshiki spoke about Red Swan which came to life during a bout of hardships. “How do we move forward in this world? What’s that extra oomph that’s needed when making the best song ever, or the best album? That’s what I’m thinking frantically. How long can I fight for in this life? When will the time come when I can say myself, ‘You’ve done well’?”

     

    Red Swan appeared on the show ahead of the anime’s broadcast as well as on Yoshiki’s official Instagram page. He also surprised fans with a piano performance of the song as well as expressed his gratitude to the X Japan members, Hyde, and the production team behind Attack on Titan.

     

     

    The moment Yoshiki posted the clip on his Instagram page, fans flooded the comment section, expressing their happiness for him reconfirming his love for the members, being touched by his gratitude towards Hyde, being moved by him taking it upon himself to take full responsibility for worrying people, and so on.

     

    The third season of Attack on Titan began airing on July 22. The TV edit of Red Swan is now available digitally on Apple Music, Spotify and other digital music platforms.

     

    ■Information

    Red Swan

    “Red Swan” Digital Version – Now available on Apple Music, Spotify and elsewhere.

    “Red Swan” CD Version – To be released in Japan this fall (Pony Canyon)

     

    X JAPAN Official Website: http://www.xjapan.com/

    YOSHIKI Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoshikiofficial/

     

    HYDE Official Website: https://www.hyde.com/

     

    TV Anime “Attack on Titan” Season 3

    Broadcasting: July 22, 2018

    Official Website: http://shingeki.tv/season3/

     

    ©Hajime IsayamaKodansha / “Attack on Titan” Production Team

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    Argonavis from BanG Dream! | εpsilonΦ – “Hikari no Akuma” Music Video

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    Apple Music “I LOVE…” Pacifico Yokohama (2020.02.10)

     

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    TK’s new album is entitled Sainou, and it’s releasing on April 15, 2020. It will include such hit tracks as katharsis, which was the opening theme to the popular anime series Tokyo:reP.S. RED I which was used as the main theme for the Japanese release of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse; the opening theme Chou no Tobu Suisou forthe ongoing anime series pet; and his digital single melt which featured suis of rock duo Yorushika on guest vocals. First Press Edition copies of the album include a bonus CD featuring the audio taken from TK’s acoustic live show Bi-Phase Brain “R side” which was held at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo in December 2019.

     

    Fans who purchase the new album together with TK’s single Chou no Tobu Suisou, which was released on January 22, 2020, have the chance to be invited to rehearsals for the singer’s upcoming tour which will promote the new record. Full details can be found on his website.

     

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  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Releases Music Video For ‘pet’ Anime Opening Theme

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    The anime adaptation of Ranjou Miyake’s sci-fi human drama series pet began airing on January 6. TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s newest single Chō no Tobu Suisō is the opening theme for the series, and his music video for it just dropped on YouTube.

     

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – “Chō no Tobu Suisō” Music Video / TV Anime “pet” Opening Theme

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  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Announces 4th Album and Unveils New Visuals

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    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure is set to release his new single Chō no Tobu Suisō (The Water Tank the Butterfly Flies in). The single serves as the opening for the upcoming anime adaptation of the Remaster Edition of Ranjō Miyake’s Pet manga seriesー a Sci-Fi drama which is set to premiere in January 2020.

     

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    Advanced orders are currently being accepted so don’t miss out if you’re interested. 

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    Memai Siren said: “There’s a lot of things in pet we can relate to. It looks at the mountains and valleys of people’s hearts, and questions if what we’re looking at really is reality. We set out to create a song from the perspective of the storyーone that can support people. And with TK kindly on board to produce for us, we believe we have been able to elevate our expressive power like we never have. However, the reality in which I am writing this right now: is it just a memory? Or am I just rewriting something? Does this song even exist in the first place? I entrust the answers [to these questions] to you, the listeners.”

  • ‘Pet’ Anime Opening Theme to be Performed by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    20.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that TK from Ling Tosite Sigure will perform the opening theme song for the upcoming anime adaptation of the Remaster Edition of Ranjō Miyake’s Pet manga series. The song is titled Chō no Tobu Suisō (The Water Tank the Butterfly Flies in).

    A new promotional video for the anime was also released which features the song.

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    Speaking about being involved with the series, TK commented: “I have read [the manga] countless times. The story takes me somewhere else. It makes me feel like I’m in a dream. If you asked me how this song came about, it seems like my memory of it has been plucked from me.”

     

    ©Ranjō Miyake・KADOKAWA/ Twin Engine Inc.

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  • Concert Review: TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Performs New Song ‘melt’ in Tokyo

    07.October.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure has embarked on a new tour entitled Bi-Phase Brain “L side”. His first show took place at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST in Tokyo. He was joined by guest act österreich who, like TK, has performed music for the Tokyo Ghoul anime series. österreich is the solo project by Japanese musician Kunimitsu Takahashi and this marked his first live performance since his band “the cabs” broke up in 2013.

    österreich was supported on stage by Mizuki Iida (cinema staff) and Ai Kamano on vocals, Katsuaki Sato (Gecko&Tokage Parade) on piano, Sohei Mishima (cinema staff/peelingwards) on bass, GOTO (DALLJUB STEP CLUBのGOTO) on drums, and Anzu Suhara on violin.

     

    All the members stepped onto stage, with Takahashi at the front who began the set on guitar with Zeitaku no Hone. The members displayed their instrumental mastery to flurries of applause. Takahashi himself was most into it of all, and his moved his whole body to song.  They followed this up with Munou, the opening theme for season two of the anime series Tokyo Ghoul by österreich. At the end of every song, Takahashi expressed his gratitude to fans with a heartfelt, “Thank you.”

    Iida joined the fray once more in the second half of the performance, announcing the debut of a new song. He sang it together with Kamano. It was an upbeat, complex track, with the latter half of the song having a more straightforward rhythm and rising melody. It was different from anything we’ve heard from Takahashi in recent years.

     

    Takahashi said: “Thank you to TK for inviting us here today. And thank you to Ishida, who has given us all of these opportunities.” The Ishida he refers to is Sui Ishida, the author of the Tokyo Ghoul manga. It was only fitting, then, that he perform Rakuen no Kimi, the ending theme to the last series of the Tokyo Ghoul anime. Thus marked the conclusion of österreich’s first ever live performance.

    It was then time for TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s set. He opened with kalei de scope, with a powerful ensemble beside him formed of BOBO on drums, Ichiro Yoshida on bass, Oko Haruna on piano, and Honoka Sato on violin. This was followed by an acoustic performance of haze, the ballad mementoFantastic Magic which garnered huge cries and applause when they started playing it, the chaotic Shandy with its incredible piano loop, and more.

    “This is my first time performing this one. I can’t do it alone, so I’m going to borrow some help,” TK announced, and was joined by Ai Kamano who also performed with österreich earlier that night. Kamano performed the vocal section which is normally sung by salyu. She accelerated the high tones of the chorus which was laced with TK’s iconic trance-like musical performance.

     

    Kamano also joined him for his new song melt, which was released digitally last Tuesday, taking the place of suis from Yorushika who is the original singer on this track. The music was hard-hitting apart from the beautiful lull of the guitar. It was a dramatic performance, coupled with the CG and live-action-combined music video.

     

    The last song of the set was a complete turnaround from melt. TK performed his early progressive hit film a moment.

    TK expressed his thanks to the crowd, and performed unravel for the encore, the iconic season one opening theme for Tokyo Ghoul, sending the crowd into the stratosphere. This was followed by P.S. RED I, another climactic hit with the crowd and a fitting end to the night.

    TK has two more shows left on this tour: DIAMOND HALL in Nagoya tomorrow, and Namba Hatch in Osaka the following day. Cö shu Nie will join him as the guest act.

     

     

    Photography Credits:

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure→ Takayuki Okada

    österreich→ Kana Tarumi

  • Watch TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s Music Video For ‘melt’ Featuring suis From Yorushika

    02.October.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure is about to head on tour from October 3 where he will  hit up Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

    Before he hits the road, TK just dropped his new single melt (with suis from Yorushika) digitally on October 2. Check out the music video below.

    The video is directed by Kentaro Saisho and features gorgeous live-action visuals with lyrics woven together with CG. The song has the kind of distinct and unique melody that TK is known for, while suis adds a new layer to the track.

  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Teases New Song ‘melt’ Featuring Guest Vocalist suis

    04.September.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure is readying himself for his tour to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya this October. But before he hits the road, he has just announced that his new single melt (with suis from Yorushika) will be released digitally on October 2, right before the tour begins.

    As the title reveals, the track features suis from Japanese music group Yorushika, who was invited on board with a direct offer from TK. The song will be released in just under a month, but TK has given fans a tease over on his official Instagram and his band his band Ling Tosite Sigure’s Twitter page. The song draws a silhouette of ephemeral forbidden love, woven together with the unmatched beauty of TK’s melodies and suis’s vocals.

    Speaking about working on the song with TK, suis commented: “I am deeply honoured to have been invited on board a song so sensational I have no idea why I was chosen. I’m the type of person whose soul is touched when it comes to songs, so my chest felt tight the entire time when recording began. Every time I listened to the track it felt like I was doing something wrong. I felt really troubled. I hope the people who listen to the song feel the same way.”

    TK also commented: “I wrote this song on the fly. Every element of it came to me at once: the visuals of the music video, the words, the melody. In that time I wanted something that wasn’t me, something that sounded different from my usual image. I called it melt, and suis’s vocals elevated that transience that much more, like it’s close to you and melts and then heads off far away. I’m looking forward to the people who usually listen to Yorushika getting to hear suis in a different light. And the video is wonderful, it’s something completely new. I hope it reaches faraway [people].”

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