Hiroyuki Sawano’s First Solo Performance in Shanghai a Roaring Success

08.December.2018 | MUSIC

Japanese musician and composer Hiroyuki Sawano is lauded with writing soundtracks for a list of popular anime series including all three seasons of Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and the recent anime film Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative which was released on November 30.


Sawano released his hit double A-side single narrative/NOISEofRAIN last month under his other artist name SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]. The songs featured guest vocals from LiSA and Takanori Nishikawa respectively. The single clocked into the Top 10 of Oricon’s CD Single Weekly Rankings. It also crowned iTunes at No. 3 and mora at No. 1.

Sawano has been very busy recently. While composing music for anime series he has also been drawing popularity overseas. Yesterday on December 6 he performed his first solo concert in Shanghai to a crowd of 2,000 at the recently-renovated Oriental Art Center.

The show featured vocal appearances from Aimee Blackschleger, mpi, Gemie, and Tielle who are familiar voices on Sawano’s works. The 22-song set included Mobile Suit Gundam UnicornAttack on TitanKabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Kill La Kill and more. It was a huge success for Sawano’s first overseas solo concert.


Be sure to get your hands on a copy of his new single!