Japanese anime is popular worldwide, and one part of the watching-experience that makes a series so memorable is its opening and ending themes.
This is part two of our list of bands and artists providing music for ongoing series and soon-to-air series. Click here for part one.
Q-MHz & SKY-HI x Run with the Wind
Japanese music group Q-MHz which is composed of Aki Hata, Tomokazu Tashiro, Katsuhiko Kurosu and Tomoya Tabuchi (UNISON SQUARE GARDEN) are teaming up with AAA member Mitsuhiro Hidaka―who is also active as a solo rapper under the bane SKY-HI―to release a new digital single called Kaze Tsuyoku, Kimi Atsuku on January 23. The song will be used as the second opening song for the ongoing anime series Run with the Wind. It features a running-like melody coupled with SKY-HI’s vocals and rapping.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155436
Taichi Mukai x Run with the Wind
Japanese singer-songwriter Taichi Mukai released his second album PURE last month. The song Reset on his new album is used as the current ending theme for the ongoing anime series Run with the Wind and it has been announced that he is set to perform the second ending theme with his new song Michi. The series, currently on its 11th episode, is set to begin airing again on January 8, 2019.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155274
Miku Itō x Ueno-san wa Bukiyou
Singer and voice actress Miku Itō’s 5th single Hirameki Heartbeat will be used as the opening theme for the TV anime series Ueno-san wa Bukiyou which is set to begin airing in January 2019. The music video was shot in Kyoto where we get to see the city’s beautiful streets. The theme of the video is “manufacturing” which we see as Itō challenges herself to a range of different activities.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/154889
Maneki Kecak x Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan
Japanese idol group Maneki Kecak will release their long-awaited new single Itsuka Dokoka de / One Chance on March 20, 2019. The track Itsuka Dokoka de will be used as the new ending theme for the anime series Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan which follows the adventures of the cute penguin Chitose-chan in Kyoto. It is described as a cute song that talks about the sights Chitose-chan sees while in Kyoto.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/153841
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ANIME&GAME ・ 06.January.2019
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ANIME&GAME ・ 25.December.2018
TV Anime Run with the Wind New ED Theme to be Performed by Taichi Mukai
ANIME&GAME ・ 21.December.2018
Miku Itō Releases Music Video for TV Anime ‘Ueno-san wa Bukiyou’ OP Theme
ANIME&GAME ・ 20.December.2018
Maneki Kecak Performs TV Anime Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan Ending Theme
ANIME&GAME ・ 18.December.2018
TV Anime Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan Stamp Rally Taking Place in Kyoto
ANIME&GAME ・ 09.December.2018
TV Anime Series ‘Ueno-san wa Bukiyou’ OP Theme to be Performed by Miku Itō
ANIME&GAME ・ 23.November.2018
Anime Series Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan Ending Theme Song to be Performed by Nyanzonu Deshi
ANIME&GAME ・ 17.September.2018