Banana Fish Anime’s 2nd Opening Song to be Performed by BLUE ENCOUNT

12.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Having wrapped up their nationwide Japan tour entitled TOUR 2018 Choice Your 「→」, four-member Japanese rock band BLUE ENCOUNT have been thrilling crowds at summer festivals across the country.

In recent news, it has just been announced that the band’s new song FREEDOM will be used as the second opening theme song for the ongoing anime series Banana Fish which began airing on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block on July 5. The news was announced on the band’s official TwitCasting stream page on September 10, the date of their 4 year anniversary since their debut. They also revealed that FREEDOM will be released as a CD single on November 21.

In addition, the band’s song RUN from the third album VECTOR which was released in March this year will be used as the theme song for the TV Asahi drama Genki Atsu!! Yankee Soccer Bu, a show that explores the high school days of former Japanese football players Masayuki Okano. Other tracks from the album will also feature in the series.

BLUE ENCOUNTER will host their first ever live event “DO IT HERE vol. 1” in Kumamoto this December. Performing in the line up will be punk rock band Kyuso Nekokami and alternative metal band SiM. Pre-sale tickets are now available so be sure to get your hands on them quick.

Look forward to the band’s next single dropping on November 21.




On Sale: November 21, 2018

First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,759 (Pre-Tax) *PlayPASS compatible

Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,204 (Pre-Tax)


BLUE ENCOUNT presents “DO IT HERE vol. 1”

2018/12/06 @ Kumamoto B.9 V1 (Open 18:00 / Start 19:00)

2018/12/07 @ Kumamoto B.9 V1 (Open 18:00 / Start 19:00)


Pre-Sale Tickets


Ticket Window: September 10 at 21:00 to September 16 at 23:59

Price: Standing ¥4,300 (Tax Included / Separate Drink Fee Charged)


BLUE ENCOUNT Official Website:

Banana Fish Official Website: (Available on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and Overseas)