Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Japanese Theme Song to be Performed by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

11.December.2018 | MUSIC

The upcoming animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse set for US release on December 14, 2018 has received critical acclaim from early reviewers. It currently holds a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.4 on IMDB.


News for the Japanese version has revealed that TK from Ling Tosite Sigure will perform the main theme song.


This marks the singer’s first collaboration with a Hollywood movie. The song, titled P.S. RED I, was written specifically as the main theme song for the film and will serve to make the stylish new Spider-Man even cooler.


The synopsis is described on the official website as follows:

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.


The film’s sound director for the Japanese release is legendary veteran Yoshikazu Iwanami who has worked on a string of anime series including the first two seasons of Sword Art Online and Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale.

Comments: TK from Ling Tosite Sigure


Q: Thoughts on getting to perform the main theme for the movie.

A: I never thought the conversation about Spider-Man would fall upon me, so I am extremely happy. This is the first animated Spider-Man film so it was fun for myself too wondering what kind of song I would create.


Q: Thoughts on the Spider-Man film series.

I went to see [one of] the movies at the cinema during a time when I wondering whether or not I could start a band. I think I was a student at the time… It was a really emotional period, and back then there weren’t many works that showed both the strong and weak sides to heroes. It was a really original scenario, I really loved the film.


Q: Thoughts on writing the song.

The first issue was deciding how much of myself I should put into Spider-Man. Tying together my own troubles with the conflicts and complexes an ordinary young boy experience… I was really conscious about how much of that can I connect to the world of Spider-Man as well as putting those messages in a fast-paced song with things like wordplay.


Q: Final comments to watchers.

I went to New York as well for the recording of Spider-Man, so I would be happy if that feeling of being airborne gets through to people.


  • 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].”

  • Aimer Releases Music Video For ‘Stand By You’ Written by TK

    11.April.2019 | MUSIC

    Aimer finally dropped her highly-anticipated two new albums Sun Dance and Penny Rain simultaneously on April 10.

    On April 8 it was announced that the singer would release three music videos from the new records on her official YouTube channel three days in a row. The final video to be released is for Stand By You from the album Penny Rain.


    The song was written and produced by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure. This is TK’s third collaboration with Aimer following us and Kowairo in 2016. The video was directed by Japanese film director Kyotaro Hayashi. The powerful visuals perfectly match the emotional music written by TK.


    Be sure to check out the new video alongside the already-released We Two and Monochrome Syndrome.

  • Aimer’s New Album to Feature Song Produced by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    28.March.2019 | MUSIC

    Aimer will release two new albums simultaneously on April 10: Sun Dance and Penny Rain. These will be the newest albums from the artist since daydream which dropped back in September 2019. The full-track list had already been unveiled except for one song, but details on that song have now been released.

    It is titled Stand By You and was written and produced by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure. This is his third song written for Aimer following us and Kowairo from 2016.

    A video was posted on Aimer’s official YouTube channel which plays a track-by-track preview of each song on both albums including Stand By You.

  • With March almost at an end, the number of Japanese artists announcing performances overseas continues to rise. This is a list of 7 Japanese artists performing outside Japan in the first half of 2019.

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure has received huge international attention for his collaborations with Tokyo Ghoul which have been enjoyed by countless non-Japanese fans on music streaming services. This includes unravel which was used as Tokyo Ghoul’s first opening theme, and katharsis, the second opening theme for season two of Tokyo Ghoul:re. The singer is set to take his ‘katharsis Tour’ to Asia this April.


    More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/183546



    Tour 2019 in Asia

    2019/4/5 @ CLAPPER STUDIO, Taipei

    2019/4/7 @ Music Zone@E-Max, Hong Kong

    2019/4/9 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    Enquiries: info@free-planet.net (Japanese/Chinese/English)


    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Official Website: http://tkofficial.jp/


    Kana Hanazawa

    Kana Hanazawa is lauded for her immense work in voice acting. She is also hugely successful as an artist and singer.

    Hanazawa is set to become the first Japanese female solo artist to perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on April 14, 2019. She boasts overwhelming popularity in China for her work in anime as well as her hit songs. Her Chinese fans’ dreams are about to be realised as she performs for them a long-awaited show.



    KANA HANAZAWA Concert 2019 in SHANGHAI

    Date: April 14, 2019

    Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai


    Kana Hanazawa Official Website: http://www.hanazawakana-music.net/




    RADWIMPS dropped their recent album ANTI ANTI GENERATION in December last year and recently announced a live tour which includes their first ever solo stadium show. The band are also set to perform two dates at the 2019 Strawberry Music Festival in China.



    2019 Strawberry Music Festival

    Radwimps Performance Dates:




    RADWIMPS Official Website: https://radwimps.jp



    ONE OK ROCK has become one of the most popular Japanese rock bands overseas. They recently released their first album in nearly two years Eye of the Storm on February 13, 2019 and have announced a 10-date UK & European tour set to take place throughout May.


    More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/171983




    5/8 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester

    5/10 – London, UK – The Roundhouse

    5/12 – Tilburg, NL – 013 Poppodium

    5/13 – Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria

    5/14 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt

    5/15 – Warsaw, Poland – Hala Kolo

    5/17 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer

    5/19 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert

    5/20 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Velky Sal

    5/22 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle

    5/23 – Milan, Italhy – Fabrique

    5/24 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-TRA

    5/26 – Boulogne-Billancourt, France – La Seine Musicale


    ONE OK ROCK Official Website:http://www.oneokrock.com



    Aimer recently announced that she will head to Asia in June on a 5-date tour entitled Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour. She previously performed in Asia last year alongside amazarashi, but this marks her first ever solo tour thhere. The theme of the tour is “sun and rain” which ties in with the concepts behind her forthcoming albums Sun Dance and Penny Rain.


    More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/185602



    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Taipei

    Date: June 8, 2019 (18:30 OPEN / 19:30 START)

    Venue: Taipei International Convention Center (TICC)

    Price: 3400 / 2800 / 2200 / 1800 TWD

    *The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Hong Kong

    Date: June 14, 2019

    Venue: MacPherson Stadium

    Price: 980 / 780 HKD

    *The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Guangzhou

    Date: June 16, 2019

    Venue: Guangzhou Beilei Theatre

    *The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Shanghai

    Date: June 22, 2019

    Venue: National Convention & Exhibition Center (Shanghai)

    *The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Tokyo

    Date: June 29, 2019 (17:00 OPEN / 18:00 START)


    Organisers: agehaspring, aspr

    Support: Sony Music Labels Inc.

    Price: ¥7,500 (Tax Included) + ¥500 drink fee

    Ticket Release Date: May 25, 2019 (*2 tickets max per order)

    Enquiries: DISK GARAGE (050-5533-0888)


    Fan Club Pre-Sale Tickets for Tokyo Concert

    Ticket Window: April 17, 2019 at 12:00 – April 24, 2019 at 23:59

    Payment Window: April 26, 2019 at 18:00 – May 7, 2019 at 23:00


    Tour Details (Japanese): http://www.aimer-web.jp/news/archive/?504960



    Suchmos will release their 3rd studio album THE ANYMAL on March 27, 2019. The rock group are currently knee deep in their 2019 arena tour and are set to perform alongside HYUKOH in Seoul, South Korea in June. Tickets go on sale on April 2 at 12:00 (South Korea time).



    THE LIVE Vol.2:Suchmos & HYUKOH
    Date: June 9, 2019

    Venue: Yes24 Live Hall (South Korea)

    Ticket Vendor: http://ticket.yes24.com

    Suchmos Official Website: https://www.suchmos.com


    Wednesday Campanella

    It has been announced that Wednesday Campanella will perform at the Second Sky Music Festival at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland, California on June 15. This marks Wednesday Campanella’s second time performing at a festival in the US following her appearance at Camp Flog Gnaw in October 2017.


    More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/184064



    Second Sky Music Festival

    Date: June 6, 2019

    Festival Website: https://secondskyfest.com/

    Wednesday Campanella Official Website: http://www.wed-camp.com/


  • Concert Review: TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Wraps Up katharsis Tour 2019 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL

    13.March.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure held the finale of katharsis Tour 2019 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on March 9. The tour was themed on his single katharsis, the second opening theme for season two of Tokyo Ghoul:re―his follow up track to unravel which was used as Tokyo Ghoul’s first opening theme, a song which received huge international attention.


    The tour began in February 9 and took him to 5 locations across Japan together with a live band. This is a look at his tour finale in Tokyo.

    When the scheduled performance time clocked in, the room faded to black, and out came the members of the support band: bobo on drums, Ichiro Yoshida on bass, Haruna Oogo on piano, and Honoka Sato on violin, followed shortly by the main man himself, TK, donning a bright red t-shirt. The night began with his signature track unravel.

    After the members finished playing Wonder Palette, the curtains were raised in an instant. The band then performed Abnormal trickCrazy Tampern and other upbeat numbers all supported by the band’s dynamism.

    The curtains at the backstage fell once more during the middle of the set onto which visuals shone and during which TK performed songs with an acoustic tone. Holding an acoustic guitar, he warped the aggressive parts of several songs: subliminal which he played like electricity, phase to phrase with thrilling phases from the fast piano, haze which featured classical sounds from the violin, and copy light, an unreleased ballad which began with vocals and the piano. This string of songs was a moving experience.

    TK turned up the gear once more in the second half of the set which began with contrast. The vivid juxtaposition of floaty visuals and a punkish rhythm adorned invalid phrase before the band shredded a chaotic and energetic Shandy. The visuals and lights changed once again for the ballad memento before the final song of the main set and the theme song of the tour, katharsis. It began with the dramatic intro, and just as the lyrics state, a sense of catharsis seemed to release from the audience who watched, overwhelmed, at the hit number.

    The other band members reappeared for the encore to huge cheers from the audience.


    “We’ve got just 2 more songs to bust out for you, so don’t miss a single note, and please enjoy until the end,” said TK as he started to play Fantastic Magic.

    He then proclaimed, “Congratulations, Spider-Man, on your Academy Award!” This only meant one thing for fans―that he was about to play his newest single P.S. RED I which was used for the Japanese dub of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Web-like visuals projected onto the back curtains. bobo beat the drums without hesitation with a tribal beat. The crowd’s excitement reached its apex of the night during the catchy chorus which made it feel like a brand new live anthem had been born. TK shouted until the end, playing his guitar, and left the stage with a look of satisfied completion on his face, leaving the other four members to say goodbye to the crowd once more. The night ended with a warm, close atmosphere.


    Text: Atsutake Kaneko

    Photography: Hirohisa Nakano

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

    TK is set to take his katharsis Tour to Asia next month, beginning at CLAPPER STUDIO in Taipei on April 5, 2019.

  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Releases Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse Theme Song Music Video

    08.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    After being released in America, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse became a number one film and received outstanding reviews by the press such as “the best Spiderman film in history ー a masterpiece!” 


    The film received awards from seven divisions including an Academy Award®, multiple Annie awards and the Golden Globes Award for Best Animated Motion Picture. This hugely famous masterpiece is finally going to be released! The theme song for the Japanese dubbed version of the film will be “P.S RED I”, which was released on 6th March by TK from Japanese indie rock band Ling Tosite Sigure. A special Spider-Verse version has been adapted for use in the film, and to celebrate the release of the film, a full-sized collaboration music video has been created and will be viewable for a limited period of 24 hours only!


    “P.S RED I” by Ling Tosite Sigure ー music video (Spider-Verse version)

    The theme of the music video is “freeing ourselves from the shackles of the world we created ourselves”, which perfectly matches the movie’s theme. For Spiderman alone, there is the concept of living like a spider where the web he spins is his home and also a trap to catch prey. If he has no luck in catching food, he can throw this life away, leaving the web behind to catch prey in a different lifestyle. This music video was derived from the two concepts of freeing oneself from the shackles of the small world we have created, and the theme of gaining courage to leave our comfort zones. The music video involves a dancer freeing themselves from chains to move freely and the stoic figure of TK.

    To pay homage to the Japanese dubbed version of the film, you can also catch glimpses of Tokyo in the movie, even though the film is set in New York! This makes the music video even more fitting for its purpose! The music video original version will be released in the future, however the collaboration music video “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse will only be viewable until 23:59 on 8th March so please check it out asap!


    Also, don’t miss out on the Japan and Asia tour “TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Katharsis Tour 2019 in Asia”! The details of this tour are now out. Whether you’re a fan or just curious, please join in the fun!

  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Releases Yokohama Live Performance Footage

    02.March.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure will release his new single P.S. RED I on March 6, 2019. The song is used as the main theme for the Japanese dub of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which earned itself an Academy Award, Annie Award and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.


    In the run up to the release of his new record, TK has posted a video on his YouTube channel of footage taken from his live performance at Landmark Studio in Yokohama.


    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – Studio Live Session & Documentary at LANDMARK / Digest Trailer

    His live band line-up includes the familiar faces BOBO (Drums) and Sato Honoka (Violin) as well as Yoshida Ichiro Untouchable World (Bass) who was a support member for TK last year, Hiroko Sebu (Piano) who provided her piano playing on TK’s single katharsis from last year, and Masao Watanabe (Cello).


    This video is taken from the DVD on First Press Limited Edition copies of P.S. RED I. It includes performance footage of Fantastic MagicSignalfilm A moment and katharsis as well as a documentary and interview. There’s also a small peak at his performance of moving on which was recorded with Salyu.

    Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse will hit Japanese theatres on March 8. Although the film was released in the US on December 14 last year, the Japanese dub trailer has enjoyed much popularity within anime communities outside the country.


    TK is currently on his “katharsis Tour.” The Japanese leg will end on at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on March 9 before he heads to Taipei, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Digitally Releases ‘P.S. RED I’ & Announces Collaboration With Salyu

    15.February.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s new single P.S. RED I is heading to CD on March 6, 2019 but the song has been made available for early digital download on February 15 and can be pre-ordered on the iTunes Store.

    The song is used as the main theme for the Japanese dub of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. A teaser for its music video was released last week.


    Coupled on the single is the already-announced moving on, but it has been revealed that TK is teaming up with Japanese singer Salyu on the song. With such an esteemed artist on board it wouldn’t be wrong to now all this a double A-side single.

  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Releases Teaser for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ Main Theme Music Video

    08.February.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure will release his new song P.S. RED I on March 6, but in the meantime you can catch a teaser for the music video which was released today.

    It was revealed last month that the singer’s newest track will be used as the main theme for the Japanese dub of the internationally acclaimed animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse which won 76th Golden Globes for Best Animated Motion Picture. The film will hit Japanese theatres on March 8.


    The music video’s teaser incorporates scenes from the film itself alongside clips of TK. Check it out below.


    The artist is set to embark on his 2019 “katharsis Tour” tomorrow with performances in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Theme Song Release & Asia Tour Details Announced

    18.January.2019 | MUSIC

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse recently won the 76th Golden Globes for Best Animated Motion Picture. The film is set to be released in Japanese cinemas on March 8.


    It was recently revealed that TK from Ling Tosite Sigure would perform the main theme song P.S. RED I for the Japanese dub. The song earned praise on the Japanese adaptation’s movie trailer in countless comments from people not just in Japan but worldwide. It has now been revealed that this new single from TK will drop on March 6.

    Limited edition copies of the single will include a DVD featuring TK’s performance at LANDMARK STUDIO as well as a documentary and interview from that day. Those who purchase the single at Tower Records on Amazon in Japan will also receive bonuses. Details below.


    Three new dates for Asia have been added TK’s upcoming tour including Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Details for these dates have yet to be announced but will be posted on his official website in the near future.

  • Concert Review: TK from Ling tosite sigure performs an enticing acoustic set at Meguro Persimmon Hall

    18.December.2018 | MUSIC

    TK is the nickname of Toru Kitajima, who is not only the primary songwriter for the band Ling tosite sigure but also performs as a solo project called “TK from Ling tosite sigure” under which it was recently revealed his new song P.S. RED I will be used as the main theme song for the upcoming Japanese release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


    Under his solo name he recently performed a special acoustic concert entitled “Acoustic fake shoe vol.1” at Meguro Persimmon Hall in Tokyo on December 14. This is the official report translated.


    As the title of the show states TK was not backed by a normal band on this night but instead performed entirely acoustically. He was backed by Mari of Japanese band Gesu no Kiwami Otome on piano, Mamiko Amemiya on violin and Toshiyuki Muranaka on cello. This special one-night-only show saw the four musicians perform both TK’s solo material as well as songs from Ling tosite sigure.

    It began with a dimmed stage and from a beam of light appeared the three guest musicians who were followed shortly by TK. The first song of the set was contrast. TK’s acoustic guitar and singing, the piano and the strings blended together to create a classical sound which in turn evoked a lyrical atmosphere. Seacret Cm began with noise from the violin and cello followed by delayed sounds from the acoustic guitar whose echoes reinforced the spaciousness in the venue.

    It was then that TK showed off his technical phrasing for showcase reflection just as he does when performing with a full band. His shredded some aggressive chord strokes for re:automation too which Chan Mari joined in with on piano. A dramatic ensemble unfolded for Signal and an artist for which the focus was on TK’s singing.

    After a quick hello to the crowd and a performance of fourth which wrapped the room in its warm and melancholic melody, TK announced, “We’re going to play a nostalgic song.” TK took to the piano and played alongside Mari for make up syndrome. Mari subsequently left the stage with Amemiya leaving TK and Muranaka together to perform a thrilling session of Kankaku UFO comprised of acoustic guitar and the cello. TK was then left by himself on stage and delivered a brand new song. It’s only with an acoustic set that you can appreciate the singer’s facial expressions.

    “Singing to your own accompaniment for me is the toughest thing. Please enjoy that tingling sensation with me,” said TK. The other three members then joined him back on stage to perform dead end complex with tight additions put into the performance as a band would do. After the piano and vocal-centered unravel the final song was memento from TK from Ling sigure tosite’s latest single katharsis. It began peaceful with the piano and strings but TK changed it up by whipping out his telecaster, ending the main set with a thunderous roar.


    For the encore TK sat in front of Mari’s piano and reiterated, “Singing to your own accompaniment really is tough (laughs)” before playing tokio. The strings and piano were added gracefully to TK’s delicate vocals to create a beautiful ensemble. The final track to wrap up the night was Missing ling. It began with TK singing and playing guitar which gradually became more and more chaotic as the piano, violin and cello kicked in one by one followed by TK’s screams echoing through the room. The song ended with TK singing to his own accompaniment once more, concluding the night on a majestic note.


    TK from Ling tosite sigure will embark on his 2019 Katharsis tour in February next year.


    text by 金子厚武

    photo by 河本悠貴

  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Releases Music Video for Tokyo Ghoul:re Opening Theme ‘katharsis’

    22.November.2018 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure has dropped the music video for katharsis, the opening theme song for season two of the ongoing anime series Tokyo Ghoul:re.

    The previously-released downloadable version of the song peaked at No. 3 on the iTunes Store in Japan. The anime edit version was released on streaming platforms – it has accumulated over 1.2 million plays on Spotify worldwide. The CD single was finally released on November 21.


    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – “katharsis” Music Video

    Now, TK has finally unveiled the full music video for the song, and the full version of the track itself is now available on streaming platforms. The video features TK’s new support members Ichiro Yoshida on bass and Hiroko Sebu on keyboard. It also features BOBO on drums and violinist Honoka, forming what can be called an unprecedented superband. The dramatic video ties in with the song’s irregular structure and comes as the second season enters its second half.

    bicolor t-shirt (nude×white, navy×black): ¥9,000
    swallow-tailed shirt: ¥33,000
    To commemorate the release of katharsis, a line of clothing items was released today in collaboration with TK and fashion designer Suzuki Tayuki.


    The two began talking after being inspired to combine music and clothing during music production. Their relationship deepened after they teamed up for live performances and video shoots. The image they came up with during their discussions has now finally materialised in this new line of clothing. TK himself wears the clothing items both on the CD cover and in the music video for katharsis.