BiSH’s New Song ‘Futari Nara’ to be Used as OP Theme For 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Season 2

11.December.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

2018 has been a successful year for BiSH, the idol group and “punk band with no instruments,” who topped Oricon’s Weekly Single Charts at No. 1 for the first time with PAiNT it BLACK back in April, performed at huge festivals across Japan, featured in a SoftBank promotional video and much more.

 

To kick off their 2019, the six-piece group are set to perform the opening theme for the upcoming second season of TV anime series 3D Kanojo: Real Girl which will premiere on January 8, 2019.

BiSH originally performed the ending theme song HiDE the BLUE for season one. They are now set to return to open the new series.

Aina The End, member of BiSH and the lyricist for the new song commented the following: “BiSH doesn’t really sing a lot of love songs, so it feels fresh to sing something like this. 3D Kanojo: Real Girl always has moments that wring your heart. I hope that Futari Nara satisfies that perspective. ‘Sadness and melancholy will at some point become assets of life.’ That’s something I thought about when writing [the lyrics]. I will be happy if you can see only the world of these two [characters].”

 

The release date for Futari Nara has yet to be announced but you can hear it first when the anime starts.

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    BiSH – “GOiNG TO DESTRUCTiON” Promo

     

    The aptly-named Destruction Edition comes in special packaging and includes signed cards by the members inside. The First Press Limited Edition and DVD Edition features 60-minutes of live video footage, with the former also coming with the STORY OF DUTY music video, STAR lyric video, music videos for new songs, behind-the-scenes footage, and a photobook.

     

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    Each member of the group had a hand in designing the collection. That goes for not only the designs themselves, but the shapes and silhouettes too.

     

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    The Novelties

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    ・Online Store (Stock: 20,000 / Recipients Chosen Randomly)

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    Momoko Gumi Company

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    Hashiyasume Atsuko

    “I still remember the time when I first played CoD. I got completely sucked into the world on the first day and played countless hours. I’m filled with honour that BiSH gets to be involved with the best of games.”

     

    Lingling

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    Ayuni D

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    *Comment translated by MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

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    Japanese idol group BiSH, also known as “the punk band without instruments,” have revealed the tracklist for their upcoming first ever greatest hits album FOR LiVE – BiSH BEST-. The 27 track album will drop on July 8, 2020.”

    The two-disc album will include BiSH’s first ever song they released Spark as well as hits like BiSH -Hoshi ga Matataku Yoru ni-Orchestra, and Promise the Star and their latest singles KiND PEOPLE and Rhythm.

    The album will be released exclusively as First Press Limited Edition copies. It will be sold at CD shops and online music stores in Japan only—there will be no digital release on online music services. The reason for this is that BiSH want people to support their favourite music stores.

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    Confirmed tracks include TOMORROW which is the opening theme for the TV anime series KingdomBuchinuke which is the ending theme for the Japanese drama Super Radical Gag Family, and co which is the main theme for Yoru no Yuenchi Kara no Dasshutsu, an escape game.

    BiSH members Sentochihiro Chicchi also posted a video on the group’s official Twitter and YouTube channels to promote the album alongside photos taken by her and a message written to fans by her. You can hear a snippet of one of their new songs LETTERS in the video.

     

    BiSH also announced the release of their first greatest hits album yesterday. Set to drop on July 8, 2020, all proceeds going to over 70 music venues which BiSH have performed at in the past.

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    27.May.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese idol group BiSH, also known as “the punk band without instruments,” have announced the release of their first ever greatest hits album FOR LiVE – BiSH BEST-. The 27 track record will drop on July 8, 2020.

    The album will be sold at CD shops and online music stores in Japan only—there will be no digital release on online music services. The reason for this is that BiSH want people to support their favourite music stores.

    All proceeds that Avex and WACK receive from the album will be donated to over 70 music venues which BiSH have performed at in the past.

    WACK music executive Junnosuke Watanabe spoke about this project and how he wanted to do something to support venues and CD shops who have had to close due to COVID-19. The album is being promoted with the hashtag #BiSHベストアルバム大作戦 (“Operation BiSH Greatest Hits Album”).

     

    Details about the album will be announced in the near future.

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