EGOIST Announce New Single ‘Sakase ya Sakase’
EGOIST, produced by ryo (supercell) have announced that they will release their ninth single Sakase ya Sakase on May 15, 2019. The record will be released in three editions: a Limited Pressing Edition which comes with anime packaging, a Limited Edition which comes with original merchandise, and a Regular Edition.
The single’s title track Sakase ya Sakase will be used as the main theme for the upcoming anime film Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato which is releasing on May 10, 2019. Described as a “killer tune,” the song was performed during the group’s ongoing fan club tour EGOIST showcase*005 and plunges EGOIST into new musical territory with the use of traditional Japanese instruments that reflect the animated film.
The tour was set to end at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo on March 31, but due to demand from the tickets selling out a follow-up show will take place at the same venue on April 6.
The other tracks on the single include a cover of the traditional English nursery rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down as well as The Everlasting Guilty Crown Nightcore mix, a remix of one of the duo’s most famous songs from their early days. The illustration above released for the new record was drawn by redjuice.
Sakase ya Sakase
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD+GOODS): ¥3,000 (Tax Included) [VVCL-1440〜1442]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,300 (Tax Included) [VVCL-1443]
Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,800 (Tax Included) [VVCL-1444～1445]
Fan Club Tour
2019/3/31 @ Zepp DiverCity Tokyo (OPEN 16:00 / START 17:00) *SOLD OUT
2019/4/6 @ Zepp DiverCity Tokyo (OPEN 16:00 / START 17:00) *Additional show added due to demand
EGOIST Official Website: http://www.egoist-inori.jp/
Trailer for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime sequel out now including opening song written by EGOIST!
14.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME
From April to June 2016, Fuji TV programming block NoitaminA launched an overwhelmingly beautiful and intense original animation series called “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress”. A highlights compilation of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, as well as a social game have been developed from the anime. From Friday 10th May for a period of two weeks only, you can watch the sequel anime film “The Battle of Unato” at the theatre!
There’s also a new original trailer that’s been released! This includes the theme song Sakaseya Sakase written by EGOIST. From the moments that Iron Fortress members fight against the virus-infected corpses to special everyday life scenes, a traditional Japanese dancing scene and happy spring-filled vibes, the trailer is filled with the mystical and precious world of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.
There’s a special bonus for those who see this at the theatre! Postcards decorated with illustrations of character designs by the original character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto will be handed to visitors! The front of the card will have a serial code on it. Use it to obtain special outfits for the characters in the popular PC/iOS/Android game “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress -Ran-”.
This is such a beautiful anime that you just have to see on the big screen! So please go see it!
© Kabaneri Design by Committee
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: “The Battle of Unato”
Two-week limited showing at theatres starting Friday 10th May
Delivered by: Shochiku Media Jigyobu, PG-12
Streamed on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video only
Official website: http://www.kabaneri.com/
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato to Receive Limited 2-Week Cinema Run
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an original anime series that ran on Fuji Television’s Noitamina programme block from April to June in 2016. It drew huge attention for its gorgeous visuals and action-packed scenes.
The series received two films in 2016 and 2017 entitled Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress – Part 1: Gathering Light and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress – Part 2: Burning Life respectively. A video game was also released in 2018. Now, in 2019, the franchise is set to get yet another film on May 10 entitled Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato. The movie will be screened for just two weeks.
The main cast members and staff attended an event on April 23 which was held to commemorate the upcoming release. This included the director and screenplay writer Tetsurō Araki and series composer Ichirō Ōkouchi. Below are some comments made by the voice actors and staff members.
――About creating an entirely new film
Ichirō Ōkouchi (Composition): “Continuing on from the TV series I knew I wanted to include all the parts that were interesting about the show as well as those parts that are quintessentially Kabaneri. With that in mind, I wanted to to make this film into an even more pleasing one. This meant including the trains, wrapping up character stories, and seeing Ikoma’s strength to hit back at adversity. I feel I have been able to do all the things I wanted to do.”
Tetsurō Araki (Director/Screenplay): “When the TV series ended, I wanted to do more. I wanted to bring the characters back again. When me and [Ichirō] Ōkouchi finished with the composition I wrote the script and he looked over it and did touch ups. Until now I would receive a script, incorporate my ideas and make into storyboards, but there have been few chances for Ōkouchi to slash back with something. But this time we were able to go back and forth with each other on the script. We also did temporary dubbing. By having that temporary dub playing with the storyboards we were able to brush up the work before going onto the main voice recording. It’s a great use of time. We have made our ideal film. I think everybody will live a happy life when they watch it [laughs].
――Thoughts on showing the completed film
Ryōta Ōsaka (Sukari): “I am overjoyed that the time has finally come where we get to see this film. The voice acting for the game was carried out individually, so I was happy to be able to get together with everyone again after 2-3 years on this new film. It reminded me what a great franchise it is and a great one to work with. I think people will discover new things each time they watch it, so I would be happy for you all to go to the cinema to re-watch it after you see it today.”
Toshiki Masuda (Kurusu): “The staff and cast poured their blood and sweat into this film. I am truly looking forward to seeing how it gets through to everyone. I want it to be seen by lots of people. A recap has also been announced, so if you know anyone that hasn’t seen the series then please be sure to recommend it to them!”
Those who see the film in Japan when it is released will receive a large-sized postcard illustrated by the series character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto. The postcard also has a serial code on it that can be redeemed in the video game (PC/iOS/Android) for a special outfit
©Kabaneri Production Committee
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato
Release Date: May 10, 2019 (Limited 2-week cinema run)
*Will be available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
Official Website: http://www.kabaneri.com/
New Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress sequel anime film “The Battle of Unato” to be released on Netflix and Amazon!
16.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME
From April to June 2016, Fuji TV programming block NoitaminA launched an overwhelmingly beautiful and intense original animation series called “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress”. A highlights compilation of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, as well as a social game have been developed from the anime. Now, the sequel anime film “The Battle of Unato” is coming to theatres!
This will only be running for two weeks starting from Friday 10th May. A trailer for the anime that includes juicy highlights and bursting with action has been released!
It has been confirmed that Shin-ichiro Miki, who voices the character Kageyuki in the anime, will also be a member of the additional cast. As well as hitting the theatre, it will also be released simultaneously on NETFLIX and Prime Video.
The main theme song has been written by EGOIST, who were in charge of the anime’s TV opening theme song. After meeting with multiple anime director Tetsurō Araki. EGOIST are setting a new tone by using traditional Japanese instruments for this song to match the atmosphere of the anime ー this is your chance to enjoy a new side to EGOIST! This opening theme song is bound to be a killer tune that will make the crowd go crazy at any live concert.
Concert Review: EGOIST Announce 2018 Asia Tour at Hong Kong Show on June 23
26.June.2018 | MUSIC
Pop music duo EGOIST produced by member Ryo (Supercell) released their greatest hits album Greatest Hits 2011-2017 “Alter Ego” at the end of last year which has gone on to perform successfully in both the physical and digital versions.
Songwriter Ryo and vocalist Chelly performed at Kitec-Star Hall in Hong Kong on June 23. At the very end of the show, they announced a 2018 Asia tour which earned wild applause from the crowd.
The venue was packed with 1,500 fans, and a strange air of excitement filled the room as they waited for the anticipated arrival. Everything cut to black, signalling the start of a memorable night, as Euterpe began to play. The song is popular as one of the insert songs heard in the anime series Guilty Crown. EGOIST are known for originating in the anime series where they performed as a fictional band, eventually going on to huge success in the real world.
With the song over, and the crowd already fallen into the world of EGOIST, The Everlasting Guilty Crown began to play. The instant it came on, there were howls of joy so fierce it almost felt like the building was coming down.
A string of popular hits followed, including Extra terrestial Biological Entities, Ame, Kimi o Tsurete, and Suki to Iwareta Hi. The set was hit after hit, leaving no time to breathe and leading the excitement to an ever-growing rise.
When a breather finally came, the duo greeted fans in Chinese. This was their second performed in Hong Kong. They spoke warmly to fans, who clapped over and over.
Things cranked up into full gear as they performed some of their most well-known songs, including Reloaded, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and Namae no Nai Kaibutsu. To finish up the main part of the show they played their treasured ballad Kimi Sora Kiseki which brought fans together as one.
Cries and clapping sounded through the room as fans called for an encore. Chelly stepped out onto stage once more, and surprised everyone with some covers. First up was Désir by GARNiDELiA which she co-performed together at a previous concert. This was followed by the famous Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari by Supercell, another band spearheaded by Ryo. The Hong Kong fans couldn’t predict there would be surprise covers like this, and it showed in their explosive excitement. The concert finished with EGOIST’s debut single Departures ~Anaya ni Okuru Ai no Uta~.
Just when everyone thought there couldn’t be anymore surprises, the words “EGOIST ASIA TOUR 2018” appeared on screen, satisfying the anticipation of fans already waiting for the next show.
EGOIST will begin their 2018 Asia tour at the end of August, which also includes dates in Japan.
EGOIST will hold live concerts in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. The cover song of “supercell” will be performed
08.January.2018 | MUSIC
EGOIST is an imaginary artist produced by ryo (supercell).
The best album of EGOIST (CD/Internet distribution) released on the 27th of December (Wed.) is gaining much popularity and the band held, “EGOIST Special gig ‘ALTER EGO’” on the 29th (Fri.) of December last year at Zepp DiverCity.
This live was broadcasted at Zepp Osaka Bayside and Zepp Nagoya under the name of “ EGOIST sync*001 / Special gig ‘ALTER EGO.’”
EGOIST Special gig “ALTER EGO” is a special commemorative live of the best album, GREATEST HITS 2011-2017 “ALTER EGO” which was released on the 27th of December (Wed.). The live was broadcast on Nikoniko Nama Hoso and about 25,000 fans enjoyed their performance.
The charm of EGOIST’s live is the fact that they use the latest motion capture technology. The performance of the vocal of the band chelly is detected with special cameras and Cho Inori (the vocal of EGOSIT in the animation), the heroin of the animation “Guilty Clown” resonates to chelly’s movements.
Shouts of glee went up from the audience as soon as the intro of “The Everlasting Guilty Crown” was played. After that, the band performed two popular songs, “Extra terrestrial Biological Entities” and “Ame, Kimi wo Tsurete” which are not included in the best album. The audience of the venue were filled with excitement with a rapid rendition.
The forth song was “Sukito Iwareta Hi,”a fast-tempo digital song which was distributed on the Internet and the audience were drawn into the world of EGOIST. After the song was finished, they performed MC performance and inflamed the fans. The voice of the audience in the venues of Nagoya and Osaka could be heard at the venue in Tokyo and the whole venue was filled with a sense of unity.
They also performed some popular songs including,“Reloaded” and “Namae no Nai Kaibutsu” and the audience were filled with excitement! After that, they performed “KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS” and “Eiyu Unmei no Uta.” The strong voice of chelly heated up the venue. Lastly, they performed superb ballads such as“Ghost of a smile,” “Kono Sekaide Mitsuketa Mono,” “Kimisora Kiseki” and the live was finished.
After the anchor, the vocal cehlly reappeared on the stage and performed a fast-tempo rock number “It’s all about you.” The set list of the live included many B-side songs, not just songs included in the best album based on chelly’s wish to reflect on the history of EGOIST.
The live successfully delivered the charms of the band to many people who listened to EGOIST’s music for the first time, not just old fans.
As a second and third song of the anchor part, they performed a cover song which are “The Bravery” and “Kokuhaku” of supercell lead by the producer of the band ryo. The audience went wild while the songs were performed. “Kokuhaku” is the latter ending theme of the animation“Guilty Crown”which is a message song given from the main character of the animation Shu to the heroin/vocal of the band Cho Inori. The venue was filled with excitement with this surprise and the live ended with “All Alone With You.”
chelly reappeared on the stage in response to the applause of fans and performed the debut single of EGOIST “Departures ～Anatani Okuru Ai no Uta～.” The voice of chelly singing this song gently filled the venue and some of the fans were crying. EGOIST Special gig “ALTER EGO” ended on a high note.
Keep your eyes focused on EGOIST’s storm of activities in store for this new year.
EGOIST surprise fans with Christmas street concert in 7 cities around Japan
28.December.2017 | MUSIC
EGOIST released their greatest hits album GREATEST HITS 2011-2017 “ALTER EGO” this week on December 27th. On Christmas Day, in the run up to the release of the CD, EGOIST also performed a special Christmas street concert simultaneously in seven cities across Japan.
EGOIST is a pop music duo produced by ryo (supercell) that spawned from the anime series Guilty Crown. Originally, EGOIST existed as a fictional band solely within the Guilty Crown universe, with EGOIST’s other half Chelly acting as the vocalist for the character Inori Yuzuriha. However, even after the anime’s broadcast the music unit have continued to put out content together and have even brought EGOIST to perform the main theme songs for other anime series.
The greatest hits album Christmas live show saw EGOIST steal the spotlight on giant advertising screens across Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka. It was recently revealed that a strange countdown clock with the words “Present for the fam*” had appeared on EGOIST’s official website which was set to end on Christmas day. The Christmas present for the EGOIST fans was revealed to be the Christmas live show titled EGOIST christmas exhibition “Present for the *fam”. The concert was also streamed live on YouTube. Together with the street watchers and the audience at home, a total of around 7,000 people participated in this special night.
Once the clock turned 18:00 the title of the concert appeared simultaneously on all platforms, revealing the mystery surrounding the countdown clock. Shortly afterwards, Inori Yuzuriha stepped into view which sparked a chain reaction of uncontrollable excitement across fans in all locations. The first song to be performed was an a cappella of Silent Night to set the Christmastime mood. The people walking by in the street also found themselves stopping spontaneously from the beautiful voice of Inori Yuzuriha. After a short talk, the performance continued with two more songs: All Alone With You and Departures ~Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta~. To close the 15-minute performance, a handwritten sign by both ryo (supercell) and Chelly was displayed onscreen together with the message “Merry Christmas.” You could catch glimpses of fans moved to tears by the show. It was one Christmas present they will never forget.
EGOIST are set to perform their EGOIST Special gig “ALTER EGO” show on December 29th, a concert to commemorate the release of their greatest hits album. The concert will be performed simultaneously in Nagoya and Osaka, titled EGOIST sync*001 / Special gig “ALTER EGO”. Full details for this unprecedented show can be found here.
EGOIST will release their first best album “GREATEST HITS 2011-2017 “ALTER EGO”on the 27th of December and in advance of this release, they will release the content of the album from the 22nd of December (Fri.).
They are distributing the content of the album in high-resolution sound. The album won the first place in mora’s high-resolution chart and the animation category of iTunes. The album is gaining much popularity because the songs sound great (all songs included in the album are remastered).
In addition, EGOIST announced that they will hold “christmas exhibition“Present for the *fam”in seven big cities in Japan on the 25th of December right before the release date of their best album (the 27th of December (Wed.)).
Also, they will hold a live commemorating the release of their best album called EGOIST Special gig “ALTER EGO” on the 29th of December (Fri.) in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Don’t miss this hot live!
Be sure to check out information RE EGOIST’s future work.
Mysterious countdown clock appears on EGOIST’s official homepage: “a present to the fans”
20.December.2017 | MUSIC
Japanese pop duo EGOIST will release their first ever greatest hits album GREATEST HITS 2011-2017 “ALTER EGO” on December 27th. A recent mysterious post made by EGOIST staff on the staff Twitter account on December 18th has attracted a great deal of attention among fans.
“Present for the *fam”
Place: more to be announced…
The cryptic message appears on EGOIST’s official homepage where it simply reads “Present for the *fam” along with a countdown clock. The message brings to mind the duo’s digital single “Welcome to the fam*” and can be interpreted as “a present to the fans”. Excitement is currently stirring the EGOIST fan base as they anticipate what exactly EGOIST plans to give them.
The release of EGOIST’s forthcoming greatest hits album and the strange countdown is the talk of the town right now with fans. The clock will ends on Christmas Day at 6pm. The location at which this present to the fans will take place is currently unknown but is listed as TBA.
We look forward to seeing just what kind of present EGOIST has for its fans this Christmas. Stay tuned for more information.
EGOIST’s Chelly celebrates 10th anniversary of “Melt” with a vocal cover
09.December.2017 | MUSIC
EGOIST is a two-member Japanese pop unit produced by ryo of Supercell. ryo’s big musical hit “Melt” celebrated its 10th anniversary on niconico on December 7, 2017.
As comments from fans flooded in on the video streaming site to toast the commemoration, EGOIST’s vocalist chelly posted a video of herself covering “Melt”, causing huge excitement. The video was posted on chelly’s official channel which was set up today, so be sure to check it out. Also, in the run up to EGOIST’s forthcoming greatest hits album, which is set to be released on December 27th, chelly will post more covers of songs that have influenced her.
While we all wait for EGOIST’s greatest hits album to hit shelves, let’s enjoy chelly’s voice in her cover videos.
EGOIST to make history by holding simultaneous performances in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya
28.November.2017 | MUSIC
EGOIST have drawn much attention on social media with the recent announcement of their forthcoming greatest hits album GREATEST HITS 2011-2017 “ALTER EGO” to be released on December 27th.
A special live performance titled EGOIST Special gig “ALTER EGO” is planned for December 29th to celebrate the release of the album. But this won’t be any ordinary performance, as EGOIST are planning something completely new. The performance will be held across 3 venues in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka – all at the same time. Many artists have held “live viewings” in the past, but EGOIST will be changing it up a bit for their concert.
Even if fans are in a different venue they will be synced with the main venue the entire time so they can enjoy the performance live. You could definitely say this is something only possible by EGOIST. Vocalist chelly’s movements will be motion captured. That data will be used to project Inori Yuzuriha, EGOIST’s fictional lead vocalist, on-stage in real time to simulate her singing and dancing on stage. chelly’s movements will be motion captured at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo, the main venue, to bring Inori Yuzuriha to life at Zepp Nagoya and Zepp Osaka Bayside.
The lighting and sound will be exactly the same at all 3 venues, and the crowds in Nagoya and Osaka will be able to see the real chelly’s ongoing performance in Tokyo on the big screens so they can enjoy both ends.
If you’re in Japan this winter, don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind performance made possible by EGOIST.
EGOIST released the latest illustration of their first best album!
10.November.2017 | MUSIC
EGOIST announced that they are going to release their first “best album,” “GREATEST HITS 2011-2017 ‘ALTER EGO’”on the 27th of December and this news is gathering much attention in SNS.
The latest illustration which represents the best album was released. The illustration was created by the popular illustrator “redjuice” who has worked with the band before. The illustration of Inori Uzuriha who is looking at the ground while holding something important in her hand is superb. It seems that the illustration represents the songs which will be included in the best album.
Can’t wait to buy the best album. Let’s check out what’s coming next.
EGOIST will release their first “best” album! Their year’s end special live will be held.
03.November.2017 | MUSIC
A mysterious countdown started on the website of EGOIST and the news is gathered much attention on SNS.
The countdown reached 0 at 12:00 on the 1st of November and the announcement was made saying “the first “best” album of EGOIST “GREATEST HITS 2011-2017 “ALTER EGO”” will be sold from the 27th of December (Wed.).” The album will include all the singles released from 2011 to 2017 and the B-side songs selected by the vocal, Chelly. Moreover, the acoustic version of “Departures～Anatani Okuru Ai no Uta～” will be included in the album as a bonus track.
Plus, Ryo (supercell) remastered all the songs included in this album. It is a gorgeous “best” album created by EGOIST which has been offering songs to many popular animations.
The amenity of the limited edition (DVD/Blu-ray) includes all the music videos released in the past and “EGOISTAG 2011-2017” will be included in the limited edition (quantity limited) as an amenity. The edition is a gorgeous product which comes with ten sets of limited dog tug with the illustration of “Cho Inori” of each single produced by redjuice.
In addition, the band will hold a special live at Zepp Diver City Tokyo on the 29th of December (Fri.) in commemoration of the release of the “best” album! You can enjoy their hit songs.
Can’t wait to listen to the first “best” album of EGOIST!