‘Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative’ Theme Song to be Performed by Hiroyuki Sawano & LiSA

18.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Hiroyuki Sawano is a Japanese musician and composer who has written soundtracks for a string of popular anime series including all three seasons of Attack on TitanKill la KillMobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and the upcoming anime film Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative. He is also set to perform his first ever overseas solo show at the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai on December 6, opening up opportunities for future global endeavours.

Sawano is also active as an artist under the name SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] under which he will perform the main theme song for Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative―for which he is also composing the music. This was announced at the “Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative ~Prelude to Narrative~” event held at Zepp DiverCity in promotion of the film which is set to drop on November 30.

Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative is the newest entry to the Gundam universe and written after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

THe main theme song is titled narrative and will feature guest vocals from Japanese rock heroine LiSA who has drawn huge attention for her live performances both in Japan and overseas and regardless of whether she’s at an anime convention or not. Anticipation is high for this dream collaboration between two spearheads of the anime scene.

narrative will be released as a single on November 28―two days before the movie hits Japanese theatres. The song can be heard in the new trailer for the movie below.


The movie soundtrack by Sawano will also be released simultaneously on November 28.

Comment: Hiroyuki Sawano

I am honoured to not only be working on the music for Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, but to also be performing the theme song as SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was huge when I began the [nZk] project, so I was welled up with emotions in being able to produce new music once more for the Gundam series. And being able to do it with LiSA as the vocalist has brought about some fresh and very exciting music. I hope people will enjoy the song ‘narrative’ together with the epic world and story of Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative.


Comment: LiSA

This is the first time I have been given the kind opportunity to be a vocalist for Sawano’s vocal project SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]. I’m also very happy because in addition to being in a song by Sawano for the first time, it’s the first time I have been given the chance to sing a theme song for the Gundam series. ‘narrative’ is a grand ballad that has a real strength inside its transient sound. Please look forward to hearing it together with watching Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative.


  • Attack on Titan Song ‘ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn<TFSv>’ Gets Anime Music Video

    21.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    An animated music video for the track ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn<TFSv> from Attack on Titan The Final Season has been uploaded to YouTube. The song will be featured on the upcoming second soundtrack, scheduled to be released on June 22 and composed by Hiroyuki Sawano. The track itself was played during a crucial moment in Episode 87. 


    The music video features footage from The Final Season Part 2, which aired from January to April.


    ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn<TFSv> – Attack on Titan The Final Season OST (Official Music Video)

    The soundtrack will include 15 tracks including Ashes on the Fire -PTV- and Footsteps of Doom. Fans of the series won’t want to miss picking it up, and it will also be available to stream on all major streaming services this week.


    The final episodes of Attack on Titan The Final Season will air on NHK General in 2023.

    ©諫山創・講談社/「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会


  • MAN WITH A MISSION Releases Music Video for ‘GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans Special Edition’ Theme Song

    27.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Rock band MAN WITH A MISSION is getting ready to release a new album, Break and Cross the Walls II, on May 25. Ahead of this exciting date, the group has revealed the music video for Blaze on YouTube!


    Blaze has been featured as the opening theme for Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans Special Edition, the nine-episode digest edition of the 2015-2017 anime series, since April. The clip is packed with the anime’s memorable scenes, so be sure to check it out! 


    The theme song is also available on all popular music streaming sites.


    Blaze – MAN WITH A MISSION (GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans Special Edition Anime Music Video)


    MAN WITH A MISSION will start a nationwide tour, MAN WITH A MISSION Presents Break and Cross the Walls Tour 2022, on June 16.


  • ‘AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline’ Ending Theme to be Performed by Natumi., Produced by Hiroyuki Sawano

    20.April.2022 | MUSIC

    The mysterious singer Natumi., known for her incredibly powerful voice, will make her CD debut on June 1, 2022, with music produced by Hiroyuki Sawano. 


    The singer’s debut song pARTs has also been chosen as the ending theme for the second season of SUNRISE BEYOND’s first original anime series ‘AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline,’ which began airing on April 12, 2022. To mark the start of the broadcast, the track is now available to stream and the music video has been released!


    pARTs Music Video:



    Natumi. Comment

    Nice to meet everyone! I’m Natumi, and I’ve been put in charge of the ending theme for the second season of ‘AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline,’ which began airing on April 11. 

    Of course, the series is filled with intense battle scenes, but you also get to see the capacity of human beings to be kind. The dialogue between the characters is incredible as well.

    I became completely obsessed with season one after being drawn in by the show’s unique worldview.

    I’ve loved anime since I was a child, and I’m so thrilled to be able to sing the ending theme for this awesome series. Hiroyuki Sawano, someone I adore and look up to so much, produced the song!

    I hope tons of people will listen to pARTs because it turned into a truly magnificent and powerful song. Please continue to support both the series and myself as well!


    Hiroyuki Sawano Comment

    I was given the opportunity to produce Natumi.’s debut song. 

    Her incredibly powerful and penetrating voice and the way she approaches her music have helped me to expand my own sound in new ways. This process also became a place where we could imagine how her career is going to progress and how she will evolve as a vocalist going forward. I’m looking forward to seeing how the finished track will impact those watching ‘AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline.’


  • More Cast, Details Announced for Upcoming Fanfare of Adolescence Anime Series

    02.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    New details have emerged about Fanfare of Adolescence, an upcoming anime series following young boys aiming to become horse jockeys. Masako Katsumi will play Naoko Saionji, the main character’s foster parent, while Daisuke Namikawa will play Yoshihisa Kuji, a jockey who meets Yu at a local racetrack.


    Additional new information will be presented during an upcoming YouTube livestream on March 6 on the official Aniplex channel. The opening theme, performed by popular boy band J01, and the ending theme by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] with J01 members Junki Kono and Sho Yonashiro will be previewed for the first time during the broadcast, so don’t miss it!


    Additional Characters

    Naoko Saionji (Masako Katsuki)
    The president of the company Yu Arimura was signed to when he was an idol.
    She has acted Yu’s foster parent.


    Yoshihisa Kuji (Daisuke Namikawa)
    A graduate of a horse racing school and an active jockey.
    He meets Yu by chance at a racetrack.

    ©Fanfare Anime Project

  • J01, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] to Perform Opening and Ending Themes for Fanfare of Adolescence Anime Series

    29.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Fanfare of Adolescence, an anime series following young boys aiming to become horse jockeys, is scheduled to premiere this spring. The opening theme will be performed by popular boy band J01, while the ending theme will be SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] with J01 members Junki Kono and Sho Yonashiro.


    The opening theme is titled Move the Soul, with all 11 members of J01 participating in the catchy track. The ending track is OUTSIDERS by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: Junki Kono & Shou Yonashiro. This [nZk] vocal song project has brought together a number of guest singers since it began in 2014, with many of Sawano’s tracks used in anime and drama series, including Attack on Titan.


    Gaining admission to horse racing schools is extremely difficult, with prospective students required to do a written exam and a physical and motor function test. After being admitted, the boys in Fanfare of Adolescence live in a boarding house and must overcome trial after trial. 


    The series will begin airing in Spring 2022 on TOKYO MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS.


    Fanfare of Adolescence Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/APOBicMkuMI


    Comment from J01’s Leader Sho Yonashiro

    J01 has been chosen to perform the theme song for Fanfare of Adolescence. When I first heard about the project, I was surprised and excited, but I also felt a sense of responsibility. We’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and all of the members are hyped.

    The concept of the anime is ‘youthful ensemble drama/horse racing/survival game,’ so I’m super excited to see the final product.

    I’m happy to be participating in the ending theme as well!


    Junki and I will be singing the ending theme together! I was nervous at first since it’s just the two of us, but I think the song really turned out great. Please look forward to it!

    Enjoy both of these tracks as you watch Fanfare of Adolescence!


    Comment from Hiroyuki Sawano

    I’m happy to be in charge of the music for Fanfare of Adolescence, and also happy to be producing the ending theme as SawanoHiroyuki[nZk].


    Mr. Kono and Mr. Yonashiro from J01 are performing as the vocalists on the track, which has a very fresh feeling.


    I hope everyone will enjoy the music as well as the story of this series.


    ©Fanfare Anime Project

  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Collaborates with GiRLS by PEACH JOHN for Apparel Collection

    27.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese lingerie brand PEACH JOHN has begun selling a new collaboration with the popular anime series Mobile Suit Gundam 00. These items are available at select PEACH JOHN stores and online, and consists of two lingerie sets, loungewear, and a reusable bag. Those wanting to buy these pieces in-store will need to go to the Shibuya, Shinjuku Sanchome, or Osaka locations.


    Peasy001 Peasy Panties

    Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Bra Set (No Wires)

    Oversized PJ Set

    Haro Reusable Bag


    Many popular emblems and logos from the popular series appear on these pieces. The Peasy001 set features a non-wired bra top that is extremely comfortable, with fabric made of glossy stretch satin. 


    The soft and warm pajamas are available in pastel tones matching the image colors of the main characters, and all are available in loose sizes to make them extra cozy. 


    The reuseable bag is large enough to hold A3-sized items, and is made of a light and durable polyester fabric with the beloved character Haro printed all over it. It also includes a storage pouch which can be used as a coin purse or small accessory case.

  • Composer Hiroyuki Sawano to Release Solo Piano Album, Announces Concert in March 2022

    09.January.2022 | MUSIC

    Composer Hiroyuki Sawano has created a number of classic pieces for anime, drama series, and films, including Attack on Titan, Promare, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway. Last year, Sawano released a video on YouTube set to the score of Attack on Titan, pulling in thousands of comments from around the world. With over 1.3 million subscribers to their channel on the Chinese video-sharing site bilibili, Sawano also performed solo at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai in 2019. 


    Hiroyuki Sawano has just released his first solo piano album ‘scene,’ including 19 songs from his famous works.  


    Limited First Edition (CD+BD): ¥4,290 (Tax Included) 

    Standard Edition (CD): ¥2,640 (Tax Included) 


    The artist will also hold a live concert on March 13, 2022, featuring a number of guest vocalists including Jean-Ken Johnny, ReoNa, mizuki, mpi, Benjamin, Laco, and SennaRin. Those in Sawano’s official fan club can currently snag advanced tickets, so don’t miss out!

  • Earthenware Pot Shaped Like Char’s Z’Gok from Mobile Suit Gundam Released

    07.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Premium Bandai is now accepting orders for a new Earthware Pot resembling Char’s Z’Gok from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. This is perfect for cooking up some stew this winter season!


    Char’s Z’Gok Earthenware Pot: ¥7,480 (Tax Included) *Shipping and Handling not included


    The pot is large enough to make food for 1-2 people and is designed to look like Char’s Z’Gok from the “ascending from underwater” scene in the Battle of Jaburo. The pot’s steam vent is the Mobile Suit’s missile launch port!


    This product is available to purchase at GUNDAM Cafe locations around Japan and online at the Premium Bandai store. Items ordered online will ship in December. 



  • Gundam World Contrast Touring Event Starts at Nagoya PARCO

    03.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Nagoya PARCO will host the Gundam World Contrast event from December 24, 2021 until January 16, 2022. The event will feature a deep-dive of Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED from various perspectives and will show the contrasts between the two popular series. The event will then travel nationwide after finishing in Nagoya.

    Plastic Model for Advanced Ticket Holders

    Bonus: Gundam World Contrast Limited Design Special Promo Card



    Story Wall


    Special Photo Spot


    Exhibition of Katsumi Kawaguchi’s Contrast Diorama

    Conceptual Exhibitions

    Limited-Edition Merchandise

    Only at Gundam World Contrast

    MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0 (Event Exclusive)

    1/100 Aile Strike Gundam Ver.RM (Event Exclusive)

    ENTRY GRADE 1/144 Strike Gundam (Event Presale)

    Clear Folder (Set of 2, Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)

    Pop Socket (Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)

    Acrylic Stand (10 varieties, Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)

    Choco Crunch (Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)

    Mug (Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)



    Visitors can enjoy the exhibition corner, which shows the history of both works including famous scenes and the emotional growth of the main characters. The merchandise corner will feature a number of goods only available at the event including Gunpla. Fans of the franchise shouldn’t miss this, as visitors will get a promo card to use for Bandai’s latest arcade card game Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base, scheduled to release in spring 2021.



  • LiSA Announced as Campaign Model for NARS JAPAN’s AW21 Lip Collection

    08.September.2021 | FASHION

    LiSA has been announced as the campaign model for NARS JAPAN’s AW21 lip collection. The new Power Matte Lip Pigment will be released in 3 new shades, each available to preorder on the NARS Cosmetics Official Website from September 3 2021. In the initial release, LiSA shows off the charming new shades from NARS, who are extremely popular for their Future Classic items. 


    The new Power Matte Lip Pigment shades will be released on September 17, 

    The AW21 lineup, releasing on September 17, is formed of the new Power Matte Lip Pigment shades, the NARS lipstick, which has been a bestseller since the brands formation, and the Audacious Lipstick, which was initially released to celebrate the brands 20th anniversary.  


    LiSA empties NARS’ image of “Strength:” Flexible, dignified, powerful, and self-confident. The lipstick colors are strong, with a comfortable texture to allow a wide variety of people to wear them as the brand aims to encourage more people to feel self-confidence in their daily life.



    LiSA commented, saying “NARS has the power to be enjoyed by anybody, regardless of how old they are. I love how the elegant finish and pigmented shades transcend age.”


    NARS started in 1994 with only 12 lipsticks and grew into a proud brand with lipstick you can wear with pride this Autumn! 

  • LiSA & yama Appear in New Commercial For ZONe Energy Drink

    16.June.2021 | FOOD / MUSIC

    In promotion of their new Ver.2.0.0 energy drink, which hit shelves in Japan last Tuesday, ZONe released a TV commercial featuring Japanese artists LiSA and yama. The new beverage, which is advertised as putting people in the zone of invincibility, contains the highest amount of caffeine put in a ZONe drink yet: 150mg of the stuff, which is sure to keep people buzzing throughout the day. The packaging has also been updated to feature the new ‘ZONe EYE’ which symbolises that you’re in the zone and nothing will stand in your way.


    LiSA in the ZONe

    Dive into the zone with LiSA who knocks back her drink and immediately takes on the ZONe EYE. She grabs her mic and belts out a hardcore performance, showing off her incredible voice, before winking at the camera.


    yama in the ZONe


    When yama chugs her can she says the words ‘Into the ZONe’ along with the futuristic-sounding voice. She is surrounded by a whirlpool of the energy drink which flows along to the sound of her gorgeous high-tone vocals. The track itself is titled Ketsuryu (‘Blood Flow’) and was written for this commercial.





    ・What did you think of the commercial and your appearance?

    “For me, it was a live performance. Even I was surprised at the show of power that ZONe has [in the commercial] when it turns on your switch. I enjoyed it like a real live performance, since the part when I switch into that invincible zone was filmed just as I look in the video.”

    ・Tell us about the song RUNAWAY which features in your commercial.
    “The song is about quitting while you’re ahead in life. It’s the start of a new era, heading into that invincible zone to laugh lots, sing, dance, and enjoy everything.”



    ・Tell us about the song Ketsuryu which features in your commercial

    “ESME MORI kindly wrote this song for me. It’s a song that brings up the topic of being bored in life, and feeling lonely, but that you can still find someone special or something you can immerse yourself in to light up your life. It’s about keeping your heart moving even if those things disappear. I hope it encourages people, even if just a little.”

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Coffee Bottle Keeps Your Caffeine Kick Nice and Hot

    25.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese lifestyle brand CB JAPAN has released its new Gundam Coffee Bottle online at Village Vanguard.


    Gundam Coffee Bottle | ¥3,850 Each (Tax Included)


    Available in Zeon Green and Zeon Red, the bottles are designed specifically for coffee.



    The bottles are marked with the Principality of Zeon emblem using a laser which gives it a high quality look and shimmer.


    Keep your coffee freshly brewed with the new Gundam Coffee Bottle.