TV Anime Dororo Ending Theme to be Performed by amazarashi

14.December.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

It was announced last week that QUEEN BEE is performing the opening theme song Kaen for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Dororo which is set to begin airing on January 7, 2019. It has now been revealed that amazarashi’s new song Sayonara Gokko will be used as the ending theme.

Dororo is a manga series by Osamu Tezuka about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.


A new promotional video for the anime series was released where you can hear an early snippet of the ending theme.

Sayonara Gokko will be released in three editions on February 13, 2019. First press limited edition copies come with a slipcase and a DVD featuring over 70-minutes of live footage from amazarashi. Limited pressing edition copies features Dororo artwork on the cover illustrated by YKBX who has produced much of amazarashi’s artwork.


  • With the world on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, everybody is cooped up indoors and spending time at home. If you’re looking for something new to watch or listen to, then we’ve got you covered. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON has compiled a list of 11 Japanese artists who have or are planning to post live footage of their full concerts and performances on YouTube.


    The future looks uncertain as it is right now, so in the meantime let’s find time to do the things we enjoy and stay positive as we get through this together.



    ONE OK ROCK are set to premiere 6 of their past concerts on YouTube from 2014-2018. They will be the full performances with no cuts and will not be archived, so mark your calendars and be sure to tune in when they drop.

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    ARASHI has posted a full concert taken from his “untitled” tour which ran from November 2017 to January 2018. “Untitled” is the theme of the tour which looked towards ARASHI of the future. The stage set up and incredible performance are absolute must-sees.


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    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is in the middle of posting 100 videos of her live performances which will be available to watch for a limited time between April 14 to May 17 this year. The videos are being released as a part of the at-home entertainment #ouchiasobi (“Play At Home”) project launched by ASOBISYSTEM, the agency that Kyary is signed to. Now you can have fun too with Kyary by bringing her concerts into your home.


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    AAA’s performance at Saitama Super Arena was a highlight of their 2013 tourーa tour which took them to see 150,000 fans across Japan. The full show is now available to watch on YouTube until April 30, 2020 at 23:59 (JST), so be sure to check it out.


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    RADWIMPS have posted some content from their recently-released live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 onto their YouTube channel. Feel part of the crowd with the following thrilling performance.

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    Taichi Mukai

    Taichi Mukai recently posted a video of his performance of his popular song Reset. The song was written as the first ending theme for the anime series Run with the Wind.


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    Official HIGE DANdism

    Official HIGE DANdism’s performance of I LOVE… at Pacifico Yokohama, which was held on February 10, 2020 as part of their “Travelers” tour, is available to listen to on Apple Music. This is another one that makes you feel part of the experience.


    Apple Music “I LOVE…” Pacifico Yokohama (2020.02.10)


    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    TK posted a video on his YouTube channel of footage taken from his live performance at Landmark Studio in Yokohama. 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).


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    amazarashi dropped a trailer last year for his live DVD and Blu-ray release Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni. His self-cover of Long Hope Philiaーthe theme song of the anime film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and fifth ending theme of the My Hero Academia anime seriesーis a must-see!


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    A live performance of Suchmos’s hugely popular Mint. It features footage backstage from the band’s tours across three years.


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    Here’s a live music video of Superfly’s song Kakusei, the theme for the anime movie Promare. The video uses live footage taken from Superfly’s arena tour which incorporates gorgeous CG imagery.


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  • amazarashi Announces First Hall Tour in Japan – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

    31.January.2020 | MUSIC

    amazarashi is set to release their first album in over two years on March 11, 2020. Titled Boycott, the Japanese rock band has just announced that they will support the album with their first ever hall tour in Japan commencing April 2020.


    The live tour will take them to six cities for eight shows. Early bird tickets went on sale on January 30 at 18:00 (JST) on the band’s official mobile site “APOLOGIES.” Those who purchase a copy of the album will receive information on how to purchase tickets before an official announcement is made on general sales.

  • amazarashi To Release Their First Original Full Album in 2 Years

    24.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

     Japanese rock band amazarashi, which includes Aomori prefecture’s Hiromu Akita as lead vocalist, is set to release their new album boycott on March 11, 2020, which will be their first original full album release in two years. They have also dropped a sneak preview of their artist photo. 


    amazarashi are pushing full steam ahead, constantly producing new and exciting content. Since the release of Chihou Toshi No Memento Mori in December 2017, amazarashi followed up with their first ever live performance at the Nippon Budokan under the concert title Rodoku Enso Jikken Kukan Shin Gengo Chitsujo, subsequently releasing the Dororo anime ending theme song Sayonara Gokko and the music video for their song Miraininarenakatta Anoyoruni, which worked up a sensation for featuring famous actor Ryusei Yokohama among other big names. 


    The upcoming album will come in three formats including two first press limited editions and one regular edition. Each format contains 14 songs. The two first press editions will also include original video contents, music videos, the live video of their performance that took place at the end of the year and a short story detailing the early years of Hiromu Akita in the form of a special booklet.  


    If you are a fan, keep your eyes peeled for more updates.

  • amazarashi’s New Music Video Features Multiple Famous Japanese Actors

    21.November.2019 | MUSIC

    Aomori-based Japanese rock band amazarashi, which is centred around its vocalist and guitarist Hiromu Akita, has released the music video for their song Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni taken from their upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni which is set for release on November 27, 2019.


    amazarashi – “Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni” Music Video

    The music video features a cast of notable Japanese actors. When it was revealed that the likes of Ryusei Yokohama, Yosuke Sugino, Yuki Izumisawa, and Tokio Emoto, the news blew up on Japanese television and trended across social media. amazarashi became close with Japanese film director Michihito Fujii as they wrote the song Tarareba as the main theme song for his movie Ao no Kaerimichi. This led to Fujii writing the story for the music video, which is centred on past stories of amazarashi member Hiromu Akita.


    The video was shot over a three-day period in 21 different locations. Some of the scenes were difficult and took a lot of effort to get right too, like the part when Ryusei Yokohama cries and screams into the falling rain along the train track at the exact same moment the train passes by.


    The video also sees additional casting from actors Yurika Nakamura and Shodai Fukuyama, both of whom have starred in leading film roles, as well as young up-and-coming actor Keisuke Tomita, Takayuki Hamatsu who played the leading role in One Cut of the Dead, a cameo of music Youtuber Kobasolo who has over 2.2 million subscribers, and more.


    Comments from Ryusei Yokohama, Yosuke Sugino, Yuki Izumisawa, and Tokio Emoto were published on the special site for amazarashi’s forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray release. Below are their comments translated into English.

    Ryusei Yokohama: “I am overwhelmed that I could be a part of such a great cast alongside director [Michihito] Fujii and the wonderful staff for amazarashi’s music video. I saw that they were filming it on such an emotional and grand scale like a movie, and how beautiful of a music video it was to be, so I knew I had to be involved with this team and make that movie with them. I met amazarashi during [the shoot for] Ao no Kaerimichi and began listening to them from then onward. Their music feels close to me at any time. It’s indispensable for me. Their song Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni is full of their extraordinary thoughts. It’s a song I can relate to. It hits home. I think it’s one a lot of people will be able to relate to. I hope amazarashi’s appeal attracts a lot of people.”


    Yosuke Sugino: “Akita from amazarashi made me feel what it’s like to step into his shoes for a bit with this song and music video. It was a unique music video shoot. I was looking forward to seeing how they were going to do everything, and after I did, I ended up even more attracted to the idea than I had imagined. It moved me. I hope you all get on board too. This was my first time acting alongside Izumisawa and Emoto, but we had the band members too, so thanks to them I was able to get close to them early on into the shoot. I felt there was a good air for the session. It had also been a while since I co-starred with Ryusei Yokohama, so I was just beaming.”

    Yuki Izumisawa: “I had the opportunity to be in amazarashi’s music video. It’s the same in Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni, but amazarashi’s messages in their music is so powerful. Each and every word leave a delicate impression on you. Plus, Michihito Fujii was the director, and was able to make [the music video] pull you in like a movie. I hope it reaches a lot of people, even one. Please look forward to seeing it.”

    Tokio Emoto: “I wasn’t too familiar with amazarashi’s music, so I came to learn more about them with this music video. One thing that I thought when shooting the music video was how difficult and scary it is for something to come to an end. But it also means the start of something new. I felt that the end of this song was the start of another. I’m not sure if that’s what they were going for. I had fun being involved. Thank you to everyone.”

  • amazarashi Drops Trailer For Upcoming Live DVD & Blu-ray

    09.November.2019 | MUSIC

    Aomori-based Japanese rock band amazarashi, which is centred around its vocalist and guitarist Hiromu Akita, have released a trailer for their upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni which is set for release on November 27, 2019.

    The release will feature amazarashi’s performance at Nakano Sun Plaza which was held as the finale of the band’s 18-show tour which began in April 2019. It also features the band’s set at SUMMER SONIC 2019 Spotify on Stage in MIDNIGHT SONIC. Fans can look forward to watching the first-ever live performance of their new song Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano no Yoru ni, as well as a self-cover of Long Hope Philiaーthe theme song of the anime film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and fifth ending theme of the My Hero Academia anime seriesーwhich was composed and written by amazarashi for Masaki Suda. In total, the DVD/Blu-ray includes 19 songs.


    Mirai ni Narenakatta Ano Yoru ni will be released digitally on November 20.


    We look forward to seeing the newest live release from amazarashi, whose Budokan concert live DVD/Blu-ray won the Spikes Asia Creative Award and ACC TOKYO CREATIVE AWARD.

  • Manga Dororo by Osamu Tezuka was made into an anime 50 years ago. This continual sensation is getting an official soundtrack which will be released on August 14. The CD will be titled TV Anime Dororo Music Collection Tamashi no Kodou. Hiroyuki Asada, who creates the original character design drafts, designed the illustration for the CD jacket, which has just been unveiled to the public. 

    First-Press Limited Edition Version

    The whimsical illustration shows Dororo and Hyakkimaru snuggling together, alone in a vast barren desert. The first-press limited edition soundtrack version comes in a luxurious tall-size DigiPak sleeve and consists of three CDs. The regular edition contains a two-disk dual case. 

    Regular Version

    The booklet will contain statements by illustrator Hiroyuki Asada and Yoshihiro Ike, who was in charge of the music. As a bonus, the CD jacket illustration has been adopted for use on an A2 poster, which will be sold at Animate stores countrywide. The design will also feature on clear files which will be sold on Amazon. Please check them out.


    You can also view this illustration in advance at the TV Anime Dororo Original Art Exhibition Tamashi no Kodou, which is currently taking place. Please stop by to admire the illustration with your very own eyes. 


    Dororo © Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd./TWIN ENGINE Inc.

  • Eve Releases Music Video For Dororo Ending Theme ‘Yamiyo’

    25.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The music video for Eve’s latest song Yamiyo was just released on YouTube, co-created by Mah and Waboku who have worked with Eve before.



    Yamiyo is the second ending theme for the TV anime series Dororo. The word yamiyo means “dark night” and like the title of the song, the music video too is plunged into a dark world. A special website for the video was also launched alongside its release.


    Yamiyo was also released digitally today  on major music services including iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. A campaign is running for 100 lucky people to be randomly selected to receive a CD packaged version of the single when they purchase it on iTunes or Apple Music.

    Stay tuned for the latest information surrounding Eve.

  • TV Anime Dororo’s Ending Theme ‘Yamiyo’ by Eve to be Release Digitally

    07.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Eve’s newest song Yamiyo will be released digitally on June 25, 2019. The digital single’s cover art has also been unveiled.

    The song is used as the second ending theme for the anime series Dororo. The series is an adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s manga of the same name about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.


    The single’s cover illustration was created by Mah who also worked on Eve’s past tracks Bunka and Otogi. It fits perfectly with the dark tone of Yamiyo.

  • Dororo’s Soundtrack to Feature First and Second Opening & Ending Themes

    04.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that the soundtrack for the ongoing anime series Dororo will be released by Sonic Music on August 14, 2019.


    The soundtrack will included two discs. The first will feature the first opening theme Kaen by QUEEN BEE and ending theme Sayonara Gokko by amazarashi and second opening theme Dororo by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION and ending theme Yamiyo by Eve. The second disc will feature 33 instrumental tracks spread across 70 minutes taken from the series. These were all composed by Yoshihiro Ike.

    First Press Limited Edition copies of the soundtrack are coupled with an additional Blu-ray disc featuring the creditless opening and ending theme videos. All editions of the soundtrack feature artwork illustrated by the series’ character designer Hiroyuki Asada.


    Dororo is fast approaching its climax. Celebrate its 24-episode reign by picking up a copy of the soundtrack and reliving the tale.


    Dororo ©Tezuka Productions/TWIN ENGINE Inc.

  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Digitally Release TV Anime ‘Dororo’ Opening Theme

    22.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION released their new song Dororo digitally today. The song is one half of their upcoming double A-side single Dororo / Kaihouku which is set to hit shelves on May 15 and is the opening theme for the ongoing anime series Dororo.


    TV Anime “Dororo” Creditless Opening Video


    A creditless version of the anime’s opening video was officially released on YouTube, so be sure to check out the song there.

  • Dororo Creditless Opening Video Featuring Theme Song by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION’s Released on YouTube

    03.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The creditless opening video of the TV anime series Dororo has been officially released on YouTube. The song which shares the same name as the series is performed by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION.


    Dororo is a manga series by Osamu Tezuka about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.


    The song will be released as a double A-side single entitled Dororo/Kaihouku on May 15, 2019. It will also receive an early digital release on April 22.


    Talking about the song and series, the band made the following statement: “It is a profound and multilayered series that shows satire towards modern society and people behind its setting and old, mysterious story. We put love into making the song so as not to not let down the manga’s author Tezuka.”

  • amazarashi Releases Music Video for Dororo Ending Theme ‘Sayonara Gokko’

    14.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The long-awaited music video for amazarashi’s new single Sayonaro Gokko has finally arrived. A short version was posted on his official YouTube channel which can be checked out below.


    amazarashi – “Sayonara Gokko” Short Music Video

    Sayonara Gokko is used as the ending theme for the ongoing anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s manga series series Dororo of the same name. The song tackles the series characters’ Hyakkimaru and Dororo’s ability to move forward even during hardships.

    The music video was produced by YKBX who has been in charged in much of the artwork for amazarashi’s releases. This is amazarashi’s first fully-animated music video since Mudai in 2015 and sees Hiromu Akita himself wandering the streets aimlessly.

    As well as Sayonara Gokko the single includes the new songs Sore o Kotoba Toiu and Aizakku. The First Press Limited Edition will include a 70-minute DVD featuring amazarashi’s performance at Nakano Sunplaza, an additional concert on their 11-date 2018 tour.


    Dororo is a manga series by Osamu Tezuka about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.