Anime Songs Debuting in January 2019: Part 1

02.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES / MUSIC

Japanese anime is popular worldwide, and one part of the watching-experience that makes a series so memorable is its opening and ending themes. Here’s part one of a list of artists providing music for ongoing series and soon-to-air series.

Lead x Hinomaru Sumo

Three-member dance and vocal unit Lead will release their song Be the NAKED on January 30, 2019 which will be used as the opening theme song for the anime series Hinomaru Sumo starting on January 25. The series depicts themes of friendship, endeavor and victory.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155895

 

■Information

Be the NAKED
Release Date: January 30, 2019
First Press Limited Edition A (CD+DVD): ¥1,700 (Tax Included)
First Press Limited Edition B (CD+DVD): ¥1,700 (Tax Included)
First Press Limited Edition A (CD+Special Booklet): ¥1,700 (Tax Included)
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,200 (Tax Included)

Lead Official Website: lead.tv

Hinomaru Sumo Official Website: hinomaru-zumou.com/

 

ЯeaL x Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Popular rock band ЯeaL will release Tsuyogari LOSER on February 20, 2019, their new single that will be used as the new ending theme for the ongoing anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. ЯeaL has released a string of smash songs for popular various anime series and they are gaining much attention from anime fans who are anticipating this new release.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155887

 

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Tsuyogari LOSER

Release Date: February 20, 2019

Price: ¥1,300 (Tax Included)

First Press Bonus: Boruto: Naruto Next Generations wide cap sticker

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Official Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/boruto/

 

KANA-BOON x Karakuri Circus

KANA-BOON wrote their new song Haguruma as the second opening theme song for Karakuri Circus. A promotional video for the series was released that includes a snippet of the track. The video features scenes of the characters working together to knock down the circus. Be sure to check it out!

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155647

 

 

■Information

TV Anime “Karakuri Circus”

TOKYO MX: Every Thursday at 22:30 (JST)
BS11: Every Thursday at 00:00 (JST)。
Hokkaido TV: Every Monday at 01:55 (JST)

 

Streaming Services
Available to watch on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and overseas.

 

KANA-BOON Official Website: http://www.kanaboon.com

Karakuri Circus Official Website: https://karakuri-anime.com/

©Kazuhiro Fujita・Shogakukan / TWIN ENGINE Inc.

 

The Quintessential Quintuplets

The Quintessential Quintuplets is set to begin airing in January 2019. A video teasing the anime’s opening theme song Go-Tōbun no Kimochi was recently released. The song is performed by the series’ five Nakano siblings themselves. It begins with the sisters calling out to the series protagonist Fūtarō Uesugi to wake up. It drops into a cute pop song where each sibling expresses their feelings towards Uesugi, from hate to love.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155625

 

■Information

Go-Tōbun no Kimochi (Opening Theme)

Release Date: January 30, 2019

Unit Name: Go-Tōbun no Itsutsugo (Kana Hanazawa, Ayana Taketatsu, Miku Itō, Ayane Sakura, Inori Minase)

Price: ¥1,200 (Pre-Tax)

POS Code: 4988013296619

 

Sign (Ending Theme)

Release Date: March 6, 2019

Artist Name: Aya Uchida

First Press Limited Edition A (CD+DVD): ¥1,900 (Pre-Tax) [COZC-1514-1515]

POS Code: 4549767 05915 0

 

TV Anime “The Quintessential Quintuplets”

TBS: January 10, 2019 (01:28, JST)

Sun Television: January 11, 2019 (00:00, JST)

BS-TBS: January 12, 2019 (02:00, JST)

*Broadcast times subject to change.

http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/5hanayome/

 

©Negi Haruba・Kodansha / The Quintessential Quintuplets Production Committee

 

Continued in Part 2.

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