Ending Theme for New Fruits Basket Anime to be Performed by Vickeblanka

18.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

It has been announced that Vickeblanka will perform the ending theme Lucky Ending for the upcoming new anime adaptation for the manga series Fruits Basket written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya.


Vickeblanka is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter who is set to perform at many big music festivals in Japan this year, including SUMMER SONIC 2019 in both Tokyo and Osaka.

Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. The new series will have a new cast and staff.


Talking about his collaboration with the series, Vickeblanka comments: “I enjoyed reading shojo manga as a child because of my younger sister. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Fruits Basket the bible for all girls, so it is truly an honour for me to be able to perform the ending theme. Lucky Ending is a very precious song to me. It’s a fateful harmony of my own personal feelings and the messages I took from reading the series. Please be sure to give it a listen. I too am looking forward to the [new] anime airing.”


Fruits Basket will begin airing on April 6, 2019.


  • Vickeblanka Drops Official Music Video for Black Clover Anime Op ‘Black Catcher’

    09.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Having released the new song Black Catcher digitally on January 8, 2020, Vickeblanka just dropped the song’s official music video.


    Vickeblanka ‘Black Catcher’ Official Music Video



    Committed to releasing a new song digitally every month for three months, Black Catcher marks Vickeblanka’s second song release in the project. Black Catcher was written as the season 10 anime opening theme song for Black Clover. The ominous video reflects darkness and urgency, weaving the turbulent story with a sense of awakening. The colours of the video create a world of distorted paradise. 

    Although the new Black Clover episodes started airing just yesterday, the video for the opening theme song has already become a big sensation and is already showing signs of becoming the top fighting spirit song of 2020.

    A Statement by Vickeblanka

    I cannot express just how privileged I feel to have been entrusted with creating the opening theme song for Black Clover for the second time now. The music video is a story of being purified by a small version of oneself. Although part of the video is just me messing around, I hope that viewers can connect with the song through the visuals created by the unique colours and atmosphere. 


    Vickeblanka will release a new album called Devil on March 4, 2020 and is also set for Tour de Devil 2020.  Tickets will be available to purchase from event hosts in the respective performance regions.



  • Vickeblanka’s New Song ‘Black Catcher’ Revealed as Black Clover Opening 10

    07.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Artist Vickeblanka will release a new song called Black Catcher on January 8, marking the second release of the singer’s three-month digital song release plan. Black Catcher will be used as the tenth opening theme song for the anime Black Clover.

    A strong melody pours out over the dark soundscape of this song. The groaning bassline is punctured by the sharp beat of the drums, over which the guitar melody glides gracefully, entwined with the turbulent yet beautiful piano accompaniment. The fighting spirit of the song rises with the endless strength of the vocals. 

    This isn’t the first Black Clover opening theme song for Vickeblanka – the artist previously released the song Black Rover as a Black Clover anime opening. The song ranked at number 15 on Spotify’s 2019 list of most played Japanese songs overseas. At the moment, the sensational song has been played over 20 million times on streaming services and over 15 million times on just Spotify alone, leaving expectations for Vickeblanka’s upcoming track at an all-time high. 


    A Statement by Vickeblanka

    As a Jump fan, I am extremely honoured to be in charge of a Black Clover opening for the second time now. As the story has progressed significantly since, I put a lot more empathy into this song. It is filled with darkness and a sense of urgency. 


    Vickeblanka is set to release the new album Devil on March 4, marking the artist’s third ever original album release in a year and four months. As fans reminisce of how we were drawn in by the euphoric world of Vickeblanka’s previous album wizard, the complete change of tone with the new album Devil is sure to shock listeners. 


    Vickeblanka will also embark on a tour titled Tour de Devil 2020 which consists of eight performances including some in Higashi-Meihan halls. The tour will kick off at Orix Theater, Osaka on April 29 and will arrive at NTK Hall Forest Hall, Nagoya on May 1. The final performance will take place on May 9 at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo. Tickets will be available to purchase from event hosts in the respective performance regions.



  • TV Anime Fruits Basket Second Opening Theme ‘Chime’ to be Performed by Ai Otsuka

    05.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer-songwriter Ai Otsuka is set to head on her Asia tour later this month with four dates in China and one in Taiwan. In the run up to the tour, it has been revealed that she will release a new song.


    Titled Chime, her 26th single will release on September 4 and be used as the new opening theme for the TV anime series Fruits Basket from July 5.

    Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. The entire 23-volume series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original 26-episode anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. A new series with new cast and staff began airing in April this year.


    Chime is the first upbeat song from Otsuka in a while. Its positive message serves to ring the first chime into starting something new; just like the characters in Fruits Basket who want to change but find it difficult to take that first step. The song will be available early on major digital download and streaming platforms on July 5.


    Otsuka will perform the song for the first time at JAPAN EXPO 2019 in Paris, France on July 6.


    ©Natsuki Takaya・Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee

  • Vickeblanka Releases Live Video Of ‘Urara’ From ‘Ca Va?’ Single

    16.May.2019 | MUSIC

    Vickeblanka is set to spread the word of his music this year at numerous festival in Japan including SUMMER SONIC 2019 in Tokyo and Osaka in mid-August.

    The singer is set to drop his third single Ca Va? on June 12. The DVD that is coupled with the CD includes footage taken from his 2019 “Wizard Tour.” The singer has given us a taste of what to expect by releasing his performance of Urara from Zepp Tokyo on avex’s official YouTube channel.


    Vickeblanka – “Urara” from WIZARD TOUR 2019 at Zepp Tokyo

    This show was held on February 10 this year. It was the final concert of the tour and enjoyed a sold-out venue.

    The CD cover for the single was also revealed today, as well as the news that the single’s lead track Ca Va? will receive an early digital release on May 17.

    Tickets for Vickeblanka’s solo show Voom Voom Room at Shinkiba Studio Coast are now on sale. The concert is being held in promotion of the new single. Tickets are expected to sell out fast, so if you’re looking to catch him live for the new release, then you’ll want to be quick.


    Ca Va? is the first release from Vickeblanka in 7 months since his second album. The record included the song Masshiro which was used as an insert song for a Japanese drama series. Ca Va? also includes the song Lucky Ending which is being used as the ending theme for the new adaptation of Natsuki Takaya’s manga series Fruits Basket. It also includes an acoustic version of Urara. The original song reached No. 1 in Japan’s radio charts.

  • Vickeblanka releases 3rd single! anime music video for “Lucky Ending” has been unveiled!

    11.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Singer/songwriter Vickeblanka will release his third single on Wednesday 12th June. The single will consist of four songs including “Lucky Ending”, which is the ending theme for anime Fruits Basket. You can also get your hands on the single DVD version, which includes video extracts from his sold-out final live performance at Zepp Tokyo for his “WIZARD TOUR 2019”.


    To commemorate this single release, Vickeblanka will perform a one-man-live show called “Voom Voom Room” on Friday 14th June at Shinkiba Studio Coast.


    Vickeblanka  / 『Lucky Ending』(anime music video)

    Lucky Ending is also available for digital download. A Fruits Basket music video version of the video with lyrics has also been released.


    A light three beat rhythm drives the song. Vickeblanka’s gentle voice sings words of love, perfectly depicting the image of Fruits Basket. Please check out this popular masterpiece!


    © Natsuki Takaya/ Hakusensha, Inc/ Fruits Basket Production Committee

  • New Fruits Basket Anime Ending Theme ‘Lucky Ending’ by Vickeblanka to be Released Digitally

    07.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Vickeblanka embarked on a solo tour in January to promote his second studio album wizard with the final show wrapping up at a sold-out Zepp Tokyo on February 10. His schedule for 2019 is packed with performances at upcoming events and festivals including this year’s Summer Sonic.

    The new anime adaptation of Fruits Basket began airing on April 5, 2019. The opening theme Again is performed by Beverly while the ending theme Lucky Ending is performed by Vickeblanka. It has been announced that the ending theme will be released digitally on April 10, 2019. In the song, Vickeblanka sings gently of love against a light and jaunty melody.


    The song’s Kanji lyrics have also been released officially. Click the link on Vickeblanka’s site here.

  • Hulu Announces New Anime Series for Spring 2019

    07.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    Online streaming service currently hosts a wide selection of anime including the Shonen Jump series Yu Yu HakushoHunter x HunterMy Hero AcademiaNarutoGintama and more. The service has revealed that it will begin streaming three upcoming new anime series this April: Fruits BasketDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and We Never Learn.

    Fruit Basket 1st Season

    An new anime adaptation of the series Fruits Basket with an all-new cast and staff. Based on the popular manga series of the same name which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.


    Broadcast Details

    TV Broadcast: April 5, 2019

    Streaming: April 9, 2019 (Every Tuesday)


    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

    The highly anticipated anime adaptation of the 14-volume shonen manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has sold over 3.5 million copies.


    Broadcast Details

    TV Broadcast: April 6, 2019

    Streaming: April 8, 2019 (Every Monday)


    We Never Learn

    The hit romance comedy by Taishi Tsutsui. Also serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, the series has sold over 2.3 million copies.


    Broadcast Details

    TV Broadcast: April 6, 2019

    Streaming: April 8, 2019 (Every Monday)


    Be sure to check out Hulu’s catalogue of anime series and don’t miss these three new ones which are right around the corner!

  • Opening Theme for New Fruits Basket Anime to be Performed by Beverly

    20.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Filipino-born Japanese pop singer―who is lauded for her powerful voice―has been put in charge to perform the opening theme song for the upcoming new anime adaptation for Natsuki Takaya’s manga series Fruits Basket.


    The song is titled Again and was announced at an event held at Makuhari International Training Center on March 16, 2019 to commemorate the new Fruits Basket anime series.


    Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. The entire 23-volume series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original 26-episode anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. The new series will have a new cast and staff.


    The series has enjoyed stark popularity with manga fans, especially amongst girls, who have praised its unique story which, despite being a cute shoujo manga is unexpectedly deep. The proof of its success is evident in the revival in the new adaptation which comes over 10 years after the manga ended serialisation.


    Again will be released across digital music platforms on April 5. It is described as a ballad that sings thanks to life spent with a treasured-somebody that has been lost.


    Beverly is currently on a three-date acoustic tour entitled “My Room.” The first show was held in Tokyo on March 17. The final two concerts will take place at Nagoya School of Music and Dance School in Aichi March 23 and Osaka School of Music on March 24.

  • Vickeblanka to Releases Live Video Footage From Upcoming 2nd Album ‘wizard’

    01.November.2018 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop singer and songwriter Vickeblanka attracted much attention for his insert song in the Japanese TV drama series Kemono ni Narenai Watashitachi starring Yui Aragaki and Ryuhei Matsuda.


    The music artist has released two live videos which are taken from his concert at TSUTAYA O-EAST in Shibuya as part of his ULALA TOUR 2018. Both videos are also included with the first press limited edition of his upcoming second album wizard. The two videos include performances of Black Rover which was used as the opening theme song for the anime series Black Clover, and TARA. The videos are available to watch on YouTube and GYAO! until December 9. Fans who were unable to attend this sold-out show will be happy to see Vickeblanka’s performance with professional camerawork.

    The artist’s much-anticipated second album wizard is his first in one year and four months. He will delve into new music territory, with everything from laid-back lo-fi rock to dance music, ballads with a beautiful falsetto voice, an uplifting symphonic sound and beyond.

    First press editions of the album will contain an application card to enter a lottery to win tickets to Vickeblanka’s WIZARD TOUR 2019.

  • Vickeblanka Reaches #1 On NetEase Cloud Music’s ACG Rankings

    05.August.2018 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop singer and songwriter Vickeblanka has clocked in at the number one spot on Chinese freemium music streaming service NetEase Cloud Music in the ACG (Animation Comic Game) weekly rankings the song WALK (movie ver.) on his second single Natsu no Yume / WALK.

    The digital release of the single also ranked 3rd place in the Japanese iTunes album charts.

    WALK (movie ver.) is used as the main theme song for the CGI anime anthology drama film Flavors of Youth which will be available on Netflix from August 4, 2018. The film is animated by CoMix Wave Films who are known for working on many of Makoto Shinkai’s works including the international hit movie Your Name.


    Flavors of Youth is split into three parts each made with a different director. Each episode is themed around the Chinese idiom 衣食住行 that highlights the four necessities of life: clothing, food housing and transportation.


    The first episode, The Rice Noodles, is directed by Jiaoshou Yi Xiaoxing and tells the tale of a man unable to recreate the taste of rice vermicelli he ate as a child. The second episode, A Little Fashion show, is directed by Japanese 3D director and CG chief on Shinkai’s works Yoshitaka Takeuchi. It tells the story of a fashion model who loses her passion for her job as a younger woman steals the spotlight. The final episode, Love in Shanghai, is directed by Li Haoling, the face of Chinese animation company Haoliners. It follows a graduate who rediscovers his childhood sweetheart by listening to old cassette tapes.


    When this Chinese-Japanese co-produced film was released the theme song was met with a huge response in both countries. An official music video was also released which showcases the beautiful scenery and the human spirit while fully capturing the feeling of the movie’s world.



    Vickeblanka will appear as a special guest to perform the song when the film drops worldwide on August 4.



    “Natsu no Yume / Walk” (Double A-Side)
    On Sale: August 8, 2018

    Limited Box Edition (CD+Merchandise)
    Price: ¥2,000 (Pre-Tax)
    Catalog No.: AVCD-94135
    Includes: Early ticket application for Vickeblanka Album Tour 2019 (*Application Window: August 7 at 10:00am to August 19 at 11:59pm)

    CDJapan (Worldwide): http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/AVCD-94135
    Amazon (Japan):https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07DWYMPYK

    Tower Records (Japan): http://tower.jp/item/4749551


    Regular Edition (CD-Only)

    Price: ¥1,200 (Pre-Tax)
    Catalog No.: AVCD-94136
    First Press Bonuses:
    ①Early ticket application for Vickeblanka Album Tour 2019 (*Application Window: August 7 at 10:00am to August 19 at 11:59pm)

    ➁”Flavors of Youth” main visual sticker
    CDJapan (Worldwide): http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/AVCD-94136

    Amazon (Japan): https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07DX56151

    Tower Records (Japan): http://tower.jp/item/4749552


    Vickeblanka Official Website:  http://vickeblanka.com/

  • Vickeblanka Releases Black Clover Anime Music Video for ‘Black Rover’

    31.May.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Vickeblanka is a J-pop singer-songwriter who made his major debut with the single Urara back in April which reached number one on radio charts across Japan. Recently, it was decided that he would perform the main theme song for Shiki Oriori, an upcoming anime movie from animation studio CoMix Wave Films who are known particularly for Makoto Shinkai‘s movies (Your NameThe Garden of Words).


    On May 29, the official anime music video for Black Rover, the third opening for the anime series Black Clover, was released. The music video is the original video used in the series’ opening. The song is included on Vickeblanka‘s Urara single.

    It’s a fast-paced, heroic song, and the first anime song to be performed by Vickeblanka.


    The artist will head on tour in June to perform in six cities. The Aichi and Osaka dates have already sold out. Tickets for the other concerts are now on sale, so if you’re thinking of going, be sure to get your ticket quick.



    Vickeblanka – “Black Rover” (Anime Music Video)



    Vickeblanka ULALA TOUR 2018

    06.01 @ Sapporo Cube Garden, Hokkaido ― 18:00 Doors / 19:00 Start

    06.08 @ Sendai enn 2nd, Miyagi ― 18:00 Doors / 19:00 Start

    06.15 @ Fukuoka BEAT STATION, Fukuoka ― 18:00 Doors / 19:00 Start

    06.22 @ Nagoya ReNY limited, Aichi ― 18:00 Doors / 19:00 Start *SOLD OUT

    06.23 @ Umeda Shangri-La, Osaka ― 17:00 Doors / 18:00 Start *SOLD OUT

    06.29 @ Shibuya Tsutaya O-East, Tokyo ― 18:00 Doors / 19:00 Start

    All Standing – ¥4,000 (Tax Included) *Plus mandatory drink charge


    Tickets now on sale via the following:

    E-Plus: http://eplus.jp/vickeblanka18/

    Yahoo! Tickets: http://r.y-tickets.jp/vickeblanka1801

    Lawson Tickets: http://l-tike.com/bkulala18-lawson/

    Ticket Pia: http://w.pia.jp/t/vickeblanka/


    P-Codes By Region

    Hokkaido 107-221 Miyagi 108-503 Fukuoka 108-343 Aichi 107-529 Osaka 108-546 Tokyo 109-291


    Vickeblanka Official Homepage: http://vickeblanka.com/