RADWIMPS’ Yojiro Noda Releases ‘Day and Night’ Movie Theme ‘Kimagure Kumo’
Takayuki Yamada is an actor whose name represents Japan in both name and reality. He is producing in the upcoming drama movie Day and Night starring Shin’nosuke Abe.
This completely original film tackles both the virtue and wickedness in humans. The story follows characters who juggle between what they find right and wrong as a result of a family have their life snatched away.
It is directed by Michihito Fujii who has worked on both drama series such as Million Yen Women and film like 7s. His latest film, We Are, was released on December 7, 2018.
Day and Night’s main theme song Kimagure Kumo was written, composed and produced by Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS, illion). The song was released digitally on January 25, 2019. Noda received an offer to write the song from the film’s producer Takayuki Yamada.
Hear the song in the latest preview for the film below.
The song features vocals by Kaya Kiyohara who plays the role of Nana Ōno in the film.
Digital Release: January 25, 2019
Available on Spotify, iTunes Store, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, LINE MUSIC, Recochoku and elsewhere
Day and Night
Initial Release: January 26, 2019
Official Website: https://day-and-night-movie.com/
©2019 “Day and Night” Production Committee
RADWIMPS Chosen to Compose Score to 2022 Film ‘10 Years to Live’
Rock band RADWIMPS has been chosen to compose the background score to the upcoming 2022 film 10 Years to Live. The movie is directed by Fujii Michihito, while the cast has yet to be announced.
This will be the first time RADWIMPS will write music for a live-action film, and a special video has been released to mark this surprising announcement. “This film will inspire people to live each day to its fullest,” RADWIMPS frontman Yojiro Noda commented. This statement comes along with the comforting melody heard in the new video, meant to push the two main characters Matsuri and Kazuto together.
10 Years to Live Special Video
The Story of 10 Years to Live
20-year-old Matsuri is diagnosed with an incurable disease only affecting one in tens of thousands of people, and is given 10 years to live. Making up her mind to never fall in love, she intends not to become attached to life. But at a class reunion, she meets Kazuto, and the next 10 years of her life drastically change…
Comment from Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS)
RADWIMPS was given the incredible opportunity to compose the score for 10 Years to Live.
This was our first time composing for a live-action film, and it was a new and challenging experience. As we watched each scene, we had trouble deciding how to approach the specific sounds of Matsuri and Kazuto, and how to approach those around them.
In terms of total time, I’ve probably seen the film 100 times by now. But even when all of the arrangements were completed and the orchestra performed the final recording, I was still in tears.
I believe that this film and it’s depiction of Matsuri’s life will remind you, the viewer, to live each day to the fullest.
Please look forward to the film’s release in 2022.
10 Years to Live
In Theaters Spring 2022
Official Site: yomei10-movie.jp
RADWIMPS Official Site: http://radwimps.jp/
ONE PIECE x Ninagawa Mika x RADWIMPS Release Stunning Clips for ‘WE ARE ONE.’
ONE PIECE, a manga running in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine for 24 years, will be releasing its 100th volume on September 3 2021.l, while the 1000th episode of the anime will be aired on November 21. To commemorate this major milestone, the franchise will be starting a number of grand projects to ‘connect’ with the world.
One of those grand projects is the ‘WE ARE ONE.’ mini series, with five videos co-produced by Toei Animation and Shueisha to be released starting on August 30, counting down until the release of the 100th volume on September 3.
The videos are directed by Ninagawa Mika, who has won a selection of awards within Japan and overseas for her vivid and colorful videos. Accepting the challenge to take charge of this unprecedented video project, the live action shots featuring known actors were directed by Ninagawa while the anime shots were produced by Toei Animation. The videos show off a new side to the wonderful world of ONE PIECE. RADWIMPS new song TWILIGHT will be used as the theme song as four protagonists step into the future in this short drama collection.
Scene1 is an animation featuring Zoro and Sanji of the Straw Hats. The pair usually bicker, but when they’re faced with losing their companions during the Davy Black Fight, the two join together to protect their gang. One the pair have decided to help make Luffy’s dream of becoming the pirate king come true, nobody can stop them!
Director Ninagawa Mika Comment
I feel like there are people who have read the series deeply, as well as those who happened to discover it, and those who are yet to read but are still able to sympathize with the story. I will be happy if everybody can enjoy the videos.
There are so many adults like us who grew up reading ONE PIECE, as well as students and parents, with all of us just trying to achieve our goals and targets each day. I feel that during those days, the ONE PIECE characters have always helped us to keep on pushing forward. It is my hope that this project will help people feel a little stronger when facing the future.
©Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha／
©Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
©Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
ONE PIECE Comic Vol. 100 / Anime 1000th Episode Special Video Project ‘WE ARE ONE.’
Official Site: https://one-piece.com/weareone/
RADWIMPS Release Music Video for New Song, ‘SUMMER DAZE’
24.August.2021 | MUSIC
The music video for RADWIMPS’ surprise new track SUMMER DAZE is now available on the rock band’s official YouTube channel. The SoundCloud link is also available.
RADWIMPS – SUMMER DAZE
The inspiration behind the new track stemmed from the global depression that has carried over from 2020. Lead singer Yojiro Noda’s friend and creative director Kunichi Nomura hoped to create a summer anthem that would make people feel a little better. With such pure intentions, a number of other creative minds gathered to contribute to the project, including art director YOSHIROTTEN, photographer Tomoyuki Kawakami, and up-and-coming model NANAMI KEYES.
RADWIMPS – SUMMER DAZE Music Video
SUMMER DAZE is a gift from RADWIMPS to everyone to enjoy during the summer of 2021, in the hopes that everyone can find some joy during this warm season.
Comment from lead singer Yojiro Noda
In 2020, music festivals were cancelled across the board. I was looking forward to 2021 and had such high hopes, even if it seemed as though things wouldn’t get better. I talked about this to my friend Kun-chan (Kunichi Nomura) about it.
“It’s going to be another depressing summer, isn’t it? Let’s at least make a summer anthem that will make people feel just a LITTLE better when they hear it. Something that will make you feel like you can run anywhere, and just dance through everything. Let’s just condense all the dazzling things about summer into one song.”
That’s how SUMMER DAZE came to be.
As summer got closer, we gradually decided on the arrangement, and when we played it for our friends, they just started dancing. We started getting excited to make a music video, and as time went on, more and more creators wanted to join us. Everyone had to work during the day, and at night we’d have meetings and location scouting sessions. It was the first time for us to do everything on our own, including making the music, T-shirts, producing the video, jacket shooting…everything.
Consider this a gift from us to you, everyone living through summer of 2021. It will be uploaded to SoundCloud and YouTube for free. We hope that you’ll be listening to it while you create some wonderful summer memories.
Thanks again to YOSHIROTTEN, who took time out of his busy schedule to help us; to Kawakami, the cameraman; to Kasai, who worked tireless on the video; to Nanami, who ran full-speed through the streets at midnight; and, of course, thanks to Kun-chan.
I wish everyone a bright summer.
Official Site: http://radwimps.jp/
Utakata-Uta by RADWIMPS feat.Suda Masaki Music Video to Premier on Youtube
12.August.2021 | MUSIC
The music video for Utakata-Uta (RADWIMPS feat. Suda Masaki),theme song for the blockbuster movie It’s a Flickering Life, will be released on YouTube at 22:00 on August 13, 2021.
The video was directed by Suda Masaki and produced by Yamada Kento, who has worked with RADWIMPS multiple times in the past.
You can set a reminder to watch the video as it premiers on the RADWIMPS official YouTube channel.
Utakata-Uta / Official Music Video on YouTube Premier
The Utakata-Uta is the first RADWIMPS feat. Suda Masaki tag-team production, garnering widespread attention from fans and media. The video features Suda Masaki and Noda Yojiro, who play Gou and Terashin in It’s A Flickering Life. Their characters work in the same movie studio and discuss their dreams for the future.
The project started upon the completion of filming, when Noda Yojiro gave the demo to film producer Yamada Yōji as a heartfelt gift.
While it wasn’t written as a theme song, the producer was so impressed by the demo that he designated the song as the movie’s official theme song, saying “The song connects the past and present, reality and fiction, even reaching heaven. I was convinced that having Suda and Noda, who played Gou and Terashin, singing it would complete the film.”
Noda was full of love and respect for the movie, commenting that “When Mr. Shimura died, I wanted to leave something like a lingering scent and weave things such as the emotions that we had felt throughout the lyrics. Even if the world we build is purely a sound, that sound is something that will last forever.”
The song is full of nostalgic melodies and impressive singing from both Noda Yojiro and Suda Masaki, while the lyrics overlap with the feelings and situations of their characters, Gou and Terashin.
New RADWIMPS feat. Suda Masaki Track ‘Utakata Uta’ Coming to Streaming Services
06.August.2021 | MUSIC
‘Utakata Uta,’ the theme song for the new movie God of Cinema, will be available on various streaming services at midnight on August 6, 2021, including iTunes and RecoChoku! Performed by rock band RADWIMPS and featuring Suda Masaki of Kamen Rider fame, it’s a mellow track which is sure to stir up plenty of emotion.
The evocative CD jacket was shot by Miko Okada, an award-winning photographer from Iwate Prefecture. Art Director Ryosuke Miyashita was inspired to collaborate with her after seeing a series of her photographs titled ‘CELL,’ inspired by the lights she saw coming from apartments and homes from a train window. In the same vein, the cover art was based on the abstract concept of how people spend their evenings in different ways, giving a nostalgic and warm feel. The song does the same, making the listener ponder how many different lives intersect and come together.
As announced by RADWIMPS front man Yojiro Noda on August 2, Suda Masaki will also be performing with RADWIMPS at the upcoming FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL ‘21 on August 20, 2021. This will mark the first time ‘Utakata Uta’ will be performed in front of a live audience, so look forward to it!
Streaming Release Date: August 6, 2021
Streaming Link: https://lnk.to/RadMSUU
RADWIMPS Official Site: http://radwimps.jp/
FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL
August 20, 2021, Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture
God of Cinema
Release Date: August 6, 2021
Official Site: https://movies.shochiku.co.jp/kinema-kamisama
RADWIMPS Tease New Visual and Video For Upcoming Virtual Concert
16.July.2021 | MUSIC
RADWIMPS are set to hold three virtual concerts titled SHIN SEKAI “nowhere” which will be streamed worldwide from July 16-18. The shows will be a unique musical experience that the band and fans will create and share in the virtual space of VARP. In promotion of the concert series, the band released a new 30-second clip and visual. They also held a pre-showing of the concert to the press.
New promo video
Members of the press were granted exclusive access to experiencing the show early at the WHITE CINE QUINTO film theatre inside Shibuya PARCO in Tokyo on July 12. The concert title appeared on the screen, and at the same time, the audience used their smartphones to enter the virtual space as an avatar where they experienced an interactive concert. A talk session was also held with RADWIMPS members Yojiro Noda, Akira Kuwahara, and Yusuke Takeda, as well as Yohei Kajiwara of PARTY, Kairi Manabe, and last but not least Kentarō Ochiai who was the MC for the show. They discussed creating SHIN SEKAI as well as the future of entertainment and music experiences.
Speaking about how the project came about, Noda said, “Last year, we said farewell so a lot of shows on the tour. It was a bottomless pit of sadness. It was at the time when we were wondering what we could do so that our music wasn’t eradicated that we met PARTY. We felt we could do something new, and decided on trying out this virtual concert.”
“It was my first time becoming an avatar,” said Kajiwara. “It was a lot of fun. For example, I could make myself big and enjoy things you can only do in a virtual space.”
Noda added to Kajiwara’s comment, saying, “We could go to space or another world whenever we wanted. Whatever you can’t do in a real concert, you can do at a virtual one.”そ
“If you go virtual, everyone around the world can be in the same place,” explained Takeda. “When I read comments on social media when we did this last time, I saw a lot of people say how they were able to enjoy themselves with people they didn’t know and communicate with people overseas. I feel we were able to foster something new for fans.”
Finishing up the talk, Noda’s final comments were: “I look forward to seeing how we can evolve this technology. I want everyone to be the first people at the door to experience all the incredible things and possibilities we will be able to deliver and to enjoy the excitement of our concerts with lots of others. Please look forward to it on the day.”
RADWIMPS – SHIN SEKAI “nowhere”
Dates: July 16, 2021 / July 17, 2021 / July 18, 2021
Times (Each Day): 11:00 / 16:00 /22:00 (JST)
Official Website: https://rad.varp.jp/en.html
Japanese Art Director Collaborates With Marc Jacobs To Promote New Line
25.March.2021 | FASHION
The Japanese art director Hideyuki Tanaka has directed a special movie to promote the 2nd season of Marc Jacob’s new line “Heaven by Marc Jacobs” as a contributor of this season.
ROBOT GIRL BABY TEE ¥14,300 (tax included) / ROBOT GIRL PILLOW ¥12,100 (tax included)
The original graphic robot, Heaven is pop and cute, yet her poisonous ambience with Chinese character “Heaven” on her forehead is iconic. Heaven’s motto is to protect Double-headed Teddy. To celebrate the collaboration, Marc Jacobs launches a compact baby T-shirt decorated with a playful three-dimensional patchwork and a pillow cushion featuring Heaven with scribbles as a print. Don’t miss out the exclusive items and special movie of Heaven by Marc Jacobs.
Heaven by Marc Jacobs
RADWIMPS Release New Album in Commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake’s 10th Anniversary
14.March.2021 | MUSIC
When the Great East Japan Earthquake struck Japan back on March 11, 2011, RADWIMPS immediately set up a donation project called Itoshiki. The band offered support to the relief effort in collaboration with other fellow musicians, creators, and actors. Almost every year since then, on March 11, the band has written and released a new song to show support to areas that were devastated by the disaster together with a music video made by Japanese videographer Daisuke Shimada.
On this year’s March 11, the 10th anniversary of the disaster, RADWIMPS dropped a new almost entitled 2+0+2+1+3+1+1= 10 years 10 songs.
RADWIMPS – “Aitai”
The album includes eight songs the band has already put out there to date as well as two other songs: Kakurenbo which serves as the main theme for the Japanese drama special Anata no Soba de Ashita ga Warau which covers the 10th anniversary of the earthquake, and Aitai, a new song that RADWIMPS released a video for on their YouTube channel.
The new album will be released in three editions, two of which are coupled with a DVD and Blu-ray respectively which include the video projects RADWIMPS made together with Shimada.
Proceeds made from the album will be donated towards further relief effort across Japan including the Japanese Red Cross Society, local governments, and more.
RADWIMPS have announced the release of their first-ever non-fiction book Antoki no RADWIMPS “Jinsei Deai” Hen which will hit shelves in Japan on February 15, 2021.
The book’s author is Masatoshi Watanabe who has been in charge of RADWIMPS at their record company from their major debut to today. Their first major album released was Radwimps 3: Mujintō ni Motte Ikiwasureta Ichimai back in February 2006 which was followed shortly by Radwimps 4: Okazu no Gohan in December of the same year. These two records served to shoot RADWIMPS into the stratosphere where their countless new fans awaited. Since then, the band have gone on to release hit after hit, causing a blaze of excitement in the industry with each new record.
The band’s new book covers the band’s career, from their struggles to their achievements, along with plenty of photos including some never before seen. It also includes a special contribution by band lead vocalist and songwriter Yojiro Noda.
RADWIMPS Release App For Role-Playing Music Themed Virtual Experience ‘SHIN SEKAI’
24.December.2020 | MUSIC
RADWIMPS launched their free ‘SHIN SEKAI’ app on Wednesday (December 23) which will allow fans in 40 countries worldwide to watch the band perform live in a new and unique virtual experience.
‘SHIN SEKAI’ is a virtual live music experience that uses the virtual park system VARP which was developed by the Japanese creative collective PARTY. The concept of the project is “ROLE-PLAYING MUSIC” which will see RADWIMPS embarking to new territory in their career to deliver a unique experience to fans.
RADWIMPS fans across the globe will come together to enjoy the band’s music inside a virtual world. Check the info below to see if the app is available in your country.
2020/12/29 @ 11:00〜 16:00〜 22:00〜
2020/12/30 @ 11:00〜 16:00〜 22:00〜
Official Website: https://rad.varp.jp/
Languages: Japanese / English
Available: Ireland, US, Argentina, UK, Italy, India, Indonesia, Australia, Austria, Netherlands, Canada, Columbia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Thailand, Chile, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Hungary, Philippines, Finland, Brazil, France, Vietnam, Peru, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan
RADWIMPS Announce Role-Playing Music Themed Virtual Experience ‘SHIN SEKAI’
04.December.2020 | MUSIC
RADWIMPS have announced that they are launching a virtual live music experience by the name of ‘SHIN SEKAI’ on the virtual park system VARP which was developed by the Japanese creative collective PARTY. The concept of the project is “ROLE-PLAYING MUSIC” which will see RADWIMPS embarking to new territory in their career to deliver a unique experience to fans.
RADWIMPS made the difficult decision to cancel and postpone their Japan tour and world tour as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SHIN SEKAI project comes not because of tour cancellations and therefore to replace real live shows with virtual ones, but to instead embrace and explore what is possible for the band in terms of a virtual concert either way. It will offer fans a new way to enjoy RADWIMPS music.
“SHIN SEKAI” RADWIMPS ROLE-PLAYING MUSIC teaser
Message from RADWIMPS
I had a tremendous dream a little before we went into discussions about VARP. There was a huge waterfall, and I saw buildings in ruin. I went through it all and saw groups of thousands of people. I’ve never had a dream like that before, and it left a real impression on me, and then I got the call [for this project]. I felt like it was far from a coincidence. I thought all of us going into this virtual space would give us a hint as to our futures, and so we set out on this journey together with everyone at PARTY.
We still don’t know what lies ahead of us for the future, but I pray that by coming together closer than before by being inside the world of VARP we can share each others’ feelings. I would be happy to embark on this journey with all of you.
ー Yojiro Noda, RADWIMPS
(Translated from Japanese by MMN)
Running: December 29, 2020 – December 30, 2020
Official Website: https://rad.varp.jp/
How to Join: App TBA
*Available to the people of the world including the US, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere
It will have been 15 years since RADWIMPS made their debut this November, and to celebrate, the band will perform at Yokohama Arena on November 22 and 23 this year which will be streamed live in real time. And it’s not exclusive to online either – fan will be able to attend the concert for real too as the show will be held in accordance with government guidelines against COVID-19.
If you’re wanting tickets to watch the livestream outside Japan then you can buy them here. Don’t miss out on what is to be a very special performance by RADWIMPS as they commemorate their 15th anniversary.
RADWIMPS – 15th Anniversary Special Concert
November 21, 2020 | Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena (Rehearsal. Won’t be streamed online.)
November 22, 2020 | Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena
November 23, 2020 | Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena
Online Live Streaming
November 22, 2020 | Site Opens – 18:00 (JST), Show Starts 19:00 (JST)
November 23, 2020 | Site Opens – 18:00 (JST), Show Starts 19:00 (JST)
*Both concerts will be archived from November 24, 2020 at midnight (JST) to November 26, 2020 at 23:59 (JST)
Online Live Streaming Tickets
Watching Outside Japan: https://store.livefrom.events/collections/radwimps/products/radwimps-livestream
Watching Inside Japan: https://radwimps.jp/15th/
Seat Tickets for Yokohama Arena
November 21, 2020 | Doors 17:30 (JST), Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena (Rehearsal. Won’t be streamed online.)
November 22, 2020 | Doors 17:30 (JST), Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena
November 23, 2020 | Doors 17:30 (JST), Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena
15th Anniversary Special Concert Website: https://radwimps.jp/15th/