Japanese Music Artists Performing Overseas in 2019: Part 2

25.March.2019 | FEATURES / MUSIC

With March almost at an end, the number of Japanese artists announcing performances overseas continues to rise. This is a list of 7 Japanese artists performing outside Japan in the first half of 2019.

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure has received huge international attention for his collaborations with Tokyo Ghoul which have been enjoyed by countless non-Japanese fans on music streaming services. This includes unravel which was used as Tokyo Ghoul’s first opening theme, and katharsis, the second opening theme for season two of Tokyo Ghoul:re. The singer is set to take his ‘katharsis Tour’ to Asia this April.


More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/183546



Tour 2019 in Asia

2019/4/5 @ CLAPPER STUDIO, Taipei

2019/4/7 @ Music Zone@E-Max, Hong Kong

2019/4/9 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

Enquiries: info@free-planet.net (Japanese/Chinese/English)


TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Official Website: http://tkofficial.jp/


Kana Hanazawa

Kana Hanazawa is lauded for her immense work in voice acting. She is also hugely successful as an artist and singer.

Hanazawa is set to become the first Japanese female solo artist to perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on April 14, 2019. She boasts overwhelming popularity in China for her work in anime as well as her hit songs. Her Chinese fans’ dreams are about to be realised as she performs for them a long-awaited show.




Date: April 14, 2019

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai


Kana Hanazawa Official Website: http://www.hanazawakana-music.net/




RADWIMPS dropped their recent album ANTI ANTI GENERATION in December last year and recently announced a live tour which includes their first ever solo stadium show. The band are also set to perform two dates at the 2019 Strawberry Music Festival in China.



2019 Strawberry Music Festival

Radwimps Performance Dates:




RADWIMPS Official Website: https://radwimps.jp



ONE OK ROCK has become one of the most popular Japanese rock bands overseas. They recently released their first album in nearly two years Eye of the Storm on February 13, 2019 and have announced a 10-date UK & European tour set to take place throughout May.


More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/171983




5/8 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester

5/10 – London, UK – The Roundhouse

5/12 – Tilburg, NL – 013 Poppodium

5/13 – Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria

5/14 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt

5/15 – Warsaw, Poland – Hala Kolo

5/17 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer

5/19 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert

5/20 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Velky Sal

5/22 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle

5/23 – Milan, Italhy – Fabrique

5/24 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-TRA

5/26 – Boulogne-Billancourt, France – La Seine Musicale


ONE OK ROCK Official Website:http://www.oneokrock.com



Aimer recently announced that she will head to Asia in June on a 5-date tour entitled Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour. She previously performed in Asia last year alongside amazarashi, but this marks her first ever solo tour thhere. The theme of the tour is “sun and rain” which ties in with the concepts behind her forthcoming albums Sun Dance and Penny Rain.


More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/185602



Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Taipei

Date: June 8, 2019 (18:30 OPEN / 19:30 START)

Venue: Taipei International Convention Center (TICC)

Price: 3400 / 2800 / 2200 / 1800 TWD

*The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Hong Kong

Date: June 14, 2019

Venue: MacPherson Stadium

Price: 980 / 780 HKD

*The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Guangzhou

Date: June 16, 2019

Venue: Guangzhou Beilei Theatre

*The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Shanghai

Date: June 22, 2019

Venue: National Convention & Exhibition Center (Shanghai)

*The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Tokyo

Date: June 29, 2019 (17:00 OPEN / 18:00 START)


Organisers: agehaspring, aspr

Support: Sony Music Labels Inc.

Price: ¥7,500 (Tax Included) + ¥500 drink fee

Ticket Release Date: May 25, 2019 (*2 tickets max per order)

Enquiries: DISK GARAGE (050-5533-0888)


Fan Club Pre-Sale Tickets for Tokyo Concert

Ticket Window: April 17, 2019 at 12:00 – April 24, 2019 at 23:59

Payment Window: April 26, 2019 at 18:00 – May 7, 2019 at 23:00


Tour Details (Japanese): http://www.aimer-web.jp/news/archive/?504960



Suchmos will release their 3rd studio album THE ANYMAL on March 27, 2019. The rock group are currently knee deep in their 2019 arena tour and are set to perform alongside HYUKOH in Seoul, South Korea in June. Tickets go on sale on April 2 at 12:00 (South Korea time).



THE LIVE Vol.2:Suchmos & HYUKOH
Date: June 9, 2019

Venue: Yes24 Live Hall (South Korea)

Ticket Vendor: http://ticket.yes24.com

Suchmos Official Website: https://www.suchmos.com


Wednesday Campanella

It has been announced that Wednesday Campanella will perform at the Second Sky Music Festival at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland, California on June 15. This marks Wednesday Campanella’s second time performing at a festival in the US following her appearance at Camp Flog Gnaw in October 2017.


More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/184064



Second Sky Music Festival

Date: June 6, 2019

Festival Website: https://secondskyfest.com/

Wednesday Campanella Official Website: http://www.wed-camp.com/



  • As we make headway into the new year, information on Japanese artists performing outside of Japan continues to roll out. This first article covers Japanese artists set to perform concerts overseas in the first half of 2019.


    The global popularity of multi-platinum electro J-pop group Perfume is clear for all to see, with their latest album Future Pop released back in August charting in at No.1 in 20 countries across the world. And now, international fans in the US and Asia will be excited to hear that the trio are set to hit a city near them in March and April this year.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/138536



    Perfume WORLD TOUR 4th “FUTURE POP”

    2019/3/2 @ NTU Sports Center / Taipei, TAIWAN https://ntusportscenter.ntu.edu.tw/#/

    2019/3/30 @ HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM / New York, NY http://www.mcstudios.com

    2019/4/2 @ QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE / Toronto, ON https://queenelizabeththeatre.ca/

    2019/4/5 @ CHICAGO THEATRE / Chicago, IL  http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/

    2019/4/7 @ THE BOMB FACTORY / Dallas, TX  https://thebombfactory.com

    2019/4/10 @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE / Seattle, WA http://www.paramounttheatreseattle.org/

    2019/4/17 @ CITY NATIONAL CIVIC / San Jose, CA  https://sanjosetheaters.org

    2019/4/19 @ ACE THEATRE / Los Angeles, CA  https://www.acehotel.com/losangeles/theatre

    *Details for Shanghai concert TBA.
    *All dates are local time.


    Tour Website: http://www.perfume-web.jp/cam/FUTUREPOP/world/

    Perfume Global Website: https://perfume-global.com/



    SID announced at their 15th anniversary tour Ichiban Suki na Basho 2018 that they are set to perform four dates in Asia.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/144270



    SID 15th Anniversary ASIA TOUR “THE PLACE WHERE WE LOVE MOST 2019”

    2019/2/15 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

    2019/2/20 @ MacPherson Stadium, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong


    2019/2/24 @ Tango Live House, Beijing


    SID Official Website: https://sid-web.info



    ・Kenshi Yonezu

    Kenshi Yonezu took the charts by storm in 2018 breaking many records with a string of singles. While riding this wave of success, it has been announced that Yonezu will embark on his first ever arena tour which begins today on January 19. Two dates in Shanghai and Taipei have been added to the tour.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/158468



    Kenshi Yonezu When The Spine Becomes Opal

    2019/3/19 @ Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai

    2019/3/30 @ National Taiwan University Sports Center, Taipei


    Kenshi Yonezu Official Weibo: https://www.weibo.com/u/6888753808?is_hot=1

    Kenshi Yonezu Official Website: http://reissuerecords.net/


    ・Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, and what better way to kick off it off than performing at Lollapalooza Chilie in March. Before they do however they will first perform at PA’L NORTE 2019, a 2-day music and art festival in Monterrey, Mexico. They are part of a line-up consisting of big names such as Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Santana.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/146658



    Lollapalooza Chile

    Location: O’Higgins Park, Chile

    Date: March 29, 2019 – March 31, 2019

    Event Page: https://www.lollapaloozacl.com/


    PA’L NORTE 2019

    Location: Monterrey, Mexico

    Date: March 22, 2019 – March 23, 2019

    Event Page:https://www.palnorte.com.mx/


    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Official Website: https://www.tokyoska.net/


    ・Taichi Mukai

    Taichi Mukai is in the midst of his 2018-2019 “Pure Tour” to promote his newest album PURE. The artist is gaining much attention not just in Japan but across Asia too. Mukai is set to perform in Asia for the first time beginning on March 22.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155274



    ASIA TOUR 2019

    2019/3/22 @ THE WALL TAIPEI, Taiwan

    2019/3/24 @ Megaport Festival, Taiwan

    2019/3/29 @ Jiangjinjiu, Beijing

    2019/3/30 @ HOULIVE, Shenzen

    2019/3/31/ @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/4/6 @ HANATOUR V-Hall, South Korea


    Taichi Mukai Official Website: http://taichimukai.com/



    HYDE started his solo music career up again last year and has various planned for 2019. He performed at L’Arc-en-Ciel’s 2018 Christmas live show “L’ArChristmas” and will embark on an Asia tour in March.




    2019/3/27 @ Shanghai

    2019/3/29 @ Beijing

    2019/3/31 @ Chengdu

    2019/4/2 @ Hong Kong

    2019/4/4 @ Taipei

    *Ticket details TBA.

    HYDE Official Website: https://www.hyde.com



    GARNiDELiA released Kyoki Ranbu on September 26 this year, an album compiling every song from their internationally acclaimed online dance series including their hit song Gokuraku Jodo. The pop rock duo have announced that they will embark on their biggest Asia tour to date including shows in Hong Kong and Singapore.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/150236



    stellacage Asia Tour 2019 “Kyoki Ranbu”
    2019/3/21 @ Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka, Tokyo
    2019/3/30 @ MacPherson Stadium, Hong Kong
    2019/4/13 @ Zepp@BIGBOX, Singapore
    2019/6/23 @ PENNY LANE 24, Hokkaido
    2019/6/30 @ Namba Hatch, Osaka
    2019/7/7 @ Diamond Hall, Aichi
    2019/7/27 @ DRUM LOGOS, Fukuoka


    GARNiDELiA Official Website: http://www.garnidelia.com/


    ・Wednesday Campanella

    Wednesday Campanella is no stranger to performing solo concerts and at festivals outside Japan. The next place to be graced by KOM_I’s incredible performance is Barcelona for the Primavera Sound music festival.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/150817




    Primavera Sound
    Running: May 30, 2019 – June 1, 2019 (Wednesday Campanella to perform on May 31)
    Event Website: https://www.primaverasound.com/

    Wednesday Campanella Official Website: http://www.wed-camp.com/


    To all lovers of J-pop, J-rock and any kind of Japanese artist or band living outside Japan – if an artist is coming to a place near you, show your support and don’t miss the opportunity to see them live.


    Writer: Heir


  • BiSH Releases Highly-Anticipated Music Video for ‘Sayonara Saraba’

    09.August.2022 | MUSIC

    On August 6, BiSH, known as a ‘punk rock band without instruments,’ released the music video for their song Sayonara Saraba! The 8th single released across 12 consecutive months will drop on August 31. 


    Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Official Music Video)


    Sayonara Saraba was created in collaboration with Taka from ONE OK ROCK and MEG from MEGMETAL and features lyrics written by KENTA from WANIMA. This is the first time BiSH has collaborated with an outside producer for a series of releases, and this electrifying rock number shows a different side of the group. 


    The coupling song, A long way to go, was composed by Taka and MEG from MEGMETAL and written by JxSxK. 


    The music video was directed by Kento Yamada, who has produced a number of other videos for the group.


    The teaser trailer, released previously, shows a stylish video with an eye-catching red and black color scheme.


    Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Teaser)


    More information regarding the 9th and 10th consecutive single has been released! The 9th song will be released on September 21, while the 10th will be released on October 26. Be sure to give them both a listen!

  • Taka from ONE OK ROCK and KENTA from WANIMA Create New Track for BiSH

    03.August.2022 | MUSIC

    BiSH, known as a ‘punk rock band without instruments,’ has released a teaser video of the making of their newest song! Sayonara Saraba was performed in collaboration with Taka from ONE OK ROCK with lyrics written by KENTA from WANIMA. The video was uploaded on July 31 on BiSH’s official Twitter and YouTube pages. 


    This is the first time that BiSH has collaborated with an outside producer for a series of releases, and this electrifying rock number shows a different side of the group. The coupling song A long way to go was composed by Taka and MEG from MEGMETAL and written by JxSxK. 


    The 8th single released across 12 consecutive months will drop on August 31. It can be preloaded now.


    The full-length making-of video is now available on the BiSH official YouTube channel, so give it a watch!


    Sayonara Saraba Documentary


    New artwork for Sayonara Saraba has also been unveiled. The visuals have a dark and cool feel, matching the track’s rock image.

    BiSH has announced that it will disband in 2023. As new information is released prior to the group’s dissolution, we’ll be sure to cover it. 

  • One OK ROCK and Monster Energy Open Limited-Time Pop-up in Shibuya

    29.June.2022 | FOOD / MUSIC / SPOT

    Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has become massively popular worldwide, leading them to an exciting new partnership with Monster Energy. For one week only starting June 28, the ONE OK ROCK x Monster Energy pop-up shop is open in Shibuya. 

    At the venue, guests can follow the official Monster Energy Twitter account (@MonsterEnergyJP) to get an exclusive collab sticker and a Monster Energy drink or Monster Pipeline Punch, a tropical fruit juice version. 


    A campaign to win some amazing collaboration goods is also underway. By taking a picture of the pop-up space and posting it on Twitter with the hashtag #MonsterOOR, 10 lucky winners will receive a collab poster signed by the members of ONE OK ROCK.


    Fans of the band or the energy drink won’t want to miss visiting this shop! The band’s new song Save Yourself will be playing at the venue, so be sure to head over to Shibuya for a listen. 

  • Rock Band ONE OK ROCK Announces North American Tour This Fall

    24.June.2022 | MUSIC

    Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has steadily been expanding its activities around the world, and fans in North America are in for a treat. The band will embark on its first North American tour in three years starting on September 19, 2022, with many shows featuring You Me At Six and Fame On Fire as starting acts.


    ONE OK ROCK will also release its first single of 2022, Save Yourself, on June 24. Keep an eye out for when the band comes to your town!


    Tour Schedule

    09/19/2022 Austin, TX – Emo’s

    09/20/2022 Houston, TX – House of Blues

    09/21/2022 Dallas, TX – House of Blues

    09/23/2022 Orlando, FL – House of Blues

    09/24/2022 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*

    09/25/2022 Charlotte, NC – The Underground

    09/27/2022 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

    09/28/2022 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

    09/30/2022 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

    10/01/2022 Boston, MA – House of Blues

    10/02/2022 Montreal, QC – Club Soda

    10/04/2022 Toronto, ON – Rebel

    10/05/2022 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall*

    10/07/2022 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

    10/08/2022 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

    10/09/2022 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore

    10/11/2022 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

    10/12/2022 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

    10/14/2022 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

    10/15/2022 Vancouver, BC – Harbour Event Centre

    10/16/2022 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

    10/19/2022 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

    10/20/2022 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

    *Fame On Fire will not appear at these shows.


  • ONE OK ROCK Begins Sponsorship with Monster Energy

    19.June.2022 | MUSIC

    Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has become massively popular worldwide, and that popularity has led them to an exciting new partnership with Monster Energy!


    Monster Energy has teamed up with a number of artists and athletes in the past and is excited to add ONE OK ROCK to the Monster family. “I’m excited to participate in big events with Monster in the future,” said lead vocalist Taka.


    Keep an eye on ONE OK ROCK to see how this new collaboration will come to fruition!

  • RADWIMPS Track ‘Futarigoto’ Covered by Ryotaro Akazawa for CrosSing Cover Project

    17.June.2022 | MUSIC

    In March 2022, the cover song project CrosSing was launched. Amassing instant popularity, tracks featured as part of the project have pulled in millions of views, and includes covers by popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, Akari Kito, and towana, the vocalist of popular ani-song unit fhána. 


    On June 15, Ryotaro Akazawa appeared to perform his rendition of the popular RADWIMPS song Futarigoto. The actor called the song one of his most memorable, noting that it was one of the themes of his youth. Below, you can see the actor singing his heart out!


    Futarigoto – Ryotaro Akazawa (Recording)


    An interview with Ryotaro Akazawa in which the actor discusses his thoughts on the song will be released on June 17 at 20:00.


    CrosSing has also announced two special campaigns! The first is a follow and Retweet campaign: two people following the official CrosSing Twitter and TikTok who retweet the appropriate Tweet will win autographs. A LINE MUSIC Playback campaign is also underway, and those playing the song over 300 times in the first two weeks will receive a special autographed image. See the CrosSing Twitter page for more details.


    With the start of the second season, CrosSing is leveling up! Tune in to see who will be performing next.

  • Kana Hanazawa’s New Song Chosen as Opening Theme for Anime Series ‘When Will Ayumu Make His Move?’

    13.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Kakehiki wa Poker Face, the newest song from Kana Hanazawa, will serve as the opening theme for the romantic comedy anime series When Will Ayumu Make His Move? The song will be released on July 20, 2022, and a new photo of the artist has been released ahead of the single.


    Hanazawa transferred to the Pony Canyon label in 2021, releasing the song Moonlight Magic in September. Her second single SHINOBI-NAI was released on November 3, and her first album via Pony Canyon, BLOSSOM, dropped on February 23, 2022.


    The opening for the new anime series When Will Ayumu Make His Move?, Kakehiki wa Poker Face is an upbeat electro dance-pop number that might inspire those who are having trouble taking the next step forward. 


    Hanazawa herself will provide the voice of Maki in the series, which is set to premiere in July.

  • ONE OK ROCK Releases DVD & Live Video from First Acoustic Concert in 2021

    22.April.2022 | MUSIC

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK has released a DVD and Blu-ray of their first acoustic live concert ‘Day to Night Acoustic Sessions,’ originally performed from July 22 to July 25, 2021. The band performed at Kawaguchiko Stellar Theater at the foot of Mt. Fuji and the show was applauded globally across social media last year. 

    The band previously uploaded a series of teaser trailers and behind-the-scenes videos on YouTube to tease the new release. On April 20, the full live video of the band performing Mighty Long Fall appeared for a limited time on the video-sharing site.


    Mighty Long Fall – Live Version



    The limited-edition version includes a CD of the concert, a first for the band, which many fans have praised online. These special editions will be discontinued as soon as they sell out, so fans won’t want to hesitate. The included booklet also includes interviews with the members and crew, as well as more information about the group’s next album and upcoming projects. This is the first release for ONE OK ROCK in 2022, and there’s no telling how they’ll surprise the fans next!


  • RADWIMPS Releases Music Video ‘The Last 10 Years’ Theme Song, ‘Uruubito’

    23.March.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    The Last 10 Days opened in Japanese theaters on March 4 and has taken the country by storm over the last two weeks, becoming the #1 film on its opening day and pulling over ¥300 million in its first three days. Now, the music video for the film’s theme song, Uruubito, has just been unveiled!


    This music video was directed by Michihito Fujii, who also directed the film. Fujii also reunited the actual film crew. Kentaro Sakaguchi, who starred in the film with Nana Komatsu, also appears in the music video. The video was inspired by the film, and shows Kazuto and Matsuri retracing their memories from Kazuto’s perspective. 


    The gorgeous music video almost feels like a sequel to the film, blending footage of RADWIMPS frontman Yojiro Noda with Kazuto’s beloved memories of the past 10 years. The video also features unused footage from the film and stills by cinematographer Keisuke Imamura!


    Uruubito – RADWIMPS (Music Video)


    Comment from Kentaro Sakaguchi

    “When I first heard the song Uruubito, I felt the urge live my life well–to become a person worthy of Mari. The song inspired me to focus more on Kazuto’s feelings, so being able to participate in the music video felt like a fitting way to end this project…I don’t know if that’s the best way to put it, but that’s how it felt.


    I was happy to see a different ending for Kazuto. Tracing his memories with Matsuri made it feel like she was with him again. On the first day of shooting, the director played Uruubito in front of the original author, Kosaka Ruka’s grave. I felt her say “thank you for letting me be next to you,” and it proved to me that she still lives in the story. I almost couldn’t hold my feelings back when I saw RADWIMPS actually playing the song. I was so happy that we could all come together again to make this video.


    I hope that both those who haven’t seen the film and those who have can come together and enjoy this song together. Remember Matsuri’s story.”


    Comment from Michihito Fujii

    “When Noda-san asked if I would shoot the music video of Uruubito, I was so thrilled. I don’t think there was any part of Kazuto’s life that couldn’t be portrayed in the movie, but I thought this video would be a way to show his life after the events of the film. 


    The staff consisted of the same team that worked on the film, and the scenes of Noda-san’s performance were shot on 16mm film. The road that you see Kazuto walking on was filmed at the same location that appeared in the film. We were aware of the many overlapping locales, like the hill where they watch the sunset, the bridge where they watch fireworks, and Kazuto’s room. The art director rebuilt Kazuto’s room exactly how it was–it was taken down after filming ended six months ago. 


    Noda-san visited the ocean, the mountains, Kazuto’s apartment–all of the places that meant something to Matsuri and Kazuto.


    I was impressed by the respect he showed to every aspect of the work, including his desire to visit the grave of Kosaka Ruka, the author of the original work.


    I hope that those who have seen the movie once will see this music video and want to see the movie again. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, I would be happy if this video inspires you to learn more about Kazuto’s story.”


    Comment from Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS)

    “When the idea of shooting a music video for Uruubito came up, I asked Fujii-san to shoot it. In my mind, it wouldn’t be right to have the film’s story and the music video’s story told by two different people. 


    For the filming, we wanted Sakaguchi-san to participate along with the actual film crew. It was a strangely uplifting experience, as if I were being transported into the film’s world. When I went to the rooftop of the apartment where Kazuto lives and to his room, I was so excited as a fan of the movie that I took a ton of pictures. There are so many incredible scenes shot in his apartment.


    Just before the shooting date, the director asked for additional shooting in Mishima, and I had the opportunity to visit the hometown of Kosaka-san, the original author of the film. I was so thankful to be able to visit her grave and greet her family members between shoots.


    I’m sure that I will watch this music video countless times, and each time I watch it, I will remember the movie 10 Years to Live, Matsuri and Kazuto, and Kosaka-san. I hope that I can share my strength with all of you going forward and that this work will become a part of your daily life.” 



  • ‘The Last 10 Years’ Soundtrack by RADWIMPS Now Streaming

    09.March.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    The soundtrack for the upcoming film The Last 10 Years is now streaming. Both the film and soundtrack were released on March 4, and fans of RADWIMPS can now enjoy all 29 powerful tracks on iTunes, Spotify, and other major music sites.


    The Last 10 Years is an adaptation of Kosaka Ruka’s novel of the same name. The members of RADWIMPS have expressed pure joy over being invited to provide the musical accompaniment for the film. 


    Yojiro Noda worked on the film’s soundtrack after reading the script. Nana Komatsu, who plays Matsuri, commented on the soundtrack. “I listened to it every day on the road, and it really gave me a sense of power.” Kentaro Sakaguchi, who plays Kazuro, said that the lyrics of the film’s theme song Uruubito was written from a uniquely Japanese perspective. The band’s music had a profound influence on the director and cast.


    “Without a doubt, being involved in this work has changed my life forever,” said Noda. “I hope that the lives of the viewers will change as well.”




  • Special Trailer for Film ‘The Last 10 Years’ Highlights Music by RADWIMPS

    02.March.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    Popular rock band RADWIMPS wrote both the theme song and all music featured in the upcoming film ‘The Last 10 Years.’ The film and soundtrack will be released on March 4, 2022.


    ‘The Last 10 Years’ is an adaptation of Kosaka Ruka’s novel of the same name. It tells the story of Matsuri, a 20-year-old woman who learns that she only has 10 years to live due to an incurable disease. She makes the decision not to fall in love until she meets Kazuto, a man who has lost the will to live. Matsuri is portrayed by Komatsu Nana, while Kazuto is played by Sakaguchi Kentaro. The soundtrack will include 29 original songs written by RADWIMPS for the film along with Uruubito, the theme song. Yojiro Noda, the lead singer of the band, met film director Michihito Fujii on the set of Million Yen Women. Noda played a lead role in the drama series, and the two became fast friends, wanting to collaborate musically. 


    Nana Komatsu, who plays Matsuri, commented on the soundtrack. “I listened to it every day on the road, and it really gave me a sense of power.” Kentaro Sakaguchi, who plays Kazuro, said that the lyrics of the film’s theme song Uruubito was written from a uniquely Japanese perspective. The band’s music had a profound influence on the director and cast.


    ‘The Last 10 Years’ Special Trailer (Music by RADWIMPS)


    RADWIMPS approached the soundtrack’s creation with incredible enthusiasm. “Without a doubt, being involved in this work has changed my life forever,” said Noda. “I hope that the lives of the viewers will change as well.”


    Be sure to listen to the film’s soundtrack on streaming services on March 4!



  • ONE OK ROCK Releases Blu-ray and DVD of Acoustic Concert from 2021

    26.February.2022 | MUSIC

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK will release a DVD and Blu-ray of their acoustic live concert ‘Day to Night Acoustic Sessions,’ originally performed from July 22 to July 25, 2021. The band performed at the foot of Mt. Fuji and the show was applauded across social media last year. The DVD and Blu-ray will be available on April 20, 2022.


    All songs performed during the concert were rearranged specifically to be played acoustically. Bringing together strings, keyboards, chorus, and percussion, the venue was enveloped in a unique acoustic sound not typical for ONE OK ROCK. This was the first time in a year and a half that the band had performed in front of a live audience due to the pandemic, and the number of fans allowed at the venue was extremely small. Since so many fans weren’t able to attend, this release has been highly anticipated! The limited-edition versions include a CD of the concert, a first for the band. 


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