RADWIMPS Will Perform Soundtrack for Makoto Shinkai’s New Film ‘Weathering With You’

10.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

It has been announced that Japanese rock band RADWIMPS will perform the soundtrack for the upcoming animated film Weathering with You written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. The film is set for release on July 19, 2019.

 

The veil has finally been lifted on the highly-anticipated next movie from Shinkai with the first promo video that also features the main theme song by RADWIMPS.

 

It has already been three years since Makoto Shinkai’s 2016 film phenomenon Your Name. took the world by storm. The romantic fantasy drama also featured music written by RADWIMPS. The theme song written by them for Shinkai’s new animated feature is entitled Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai. When Shinkai received the song he felt strongly that this was a film he had to make.

The story follows Hodaka Morishima, a high school student who leaves his home on an island to move to Tokyo. He finds a job as a writer but when he starts working he finds that it rains every single day. He meets a mysterious young girl named Hina Amano who is able to manipulate the weather to stop the rain and clear the sky.

 

The promo video that was released today features scenes compiled by Shinkai himself. We see once more the beautifully delicate world that Shinkai has crafted with the sky and rain. We also get to hear RADWIMPS’s song which elevates the emotional tone of the visuals.

 

Shinkai first made the offer to RADWIMPS for this film in August 2017. Like with Your Name., he and the band have had regular meetings throughout the entire writing and production process. The film will contain many vocals parts written by RADWIMPS for important scenes in addition to the rest of the soundtrack.

Yojiro Noda, the frontman for RADWIMPS, released the following statement regarding their involvement: “We are RADWIMPS and we have been tasked with writing the music for Makoto Shinkai’s film Weathering with You. In the summer of 2017, we suddenly received an e-mail from him asking if we would read the film script. I replied saying I would gladly do so. That’s where our story with Weathering with You begins.”

 

He continues: “Even now they are working diligently on the film. We have been given the chance to be involved in the story side of things more than last time. I feel happy to be able to work on something with such stable teamwork. Every single day we are e-mailing Shinkai back and forth as we progress with the work. Perhaps we’re even more incessant than couples in love. Shinkai is no different from the first time we worked with him. He looks at his work more dead on, genuinely, stubbornly, and sometimes clumsily than anyone else. And all the staff are fully supporting him. I am proud to have the opportunity to join him on a new adventure once more.”

 

He finishes by saying: “I sometimes feel as if I’ve hit a wall, but I will squirm my way forward. I will go with eagerness and not lose just like Hodaka and Hina [in the film]. I hope everyone who watches this film are filled with sunny joy. Please look forward to it.”

Director Makoto Shinkai also commented on working with RADWIMPS for the music: “I sent Yojiro the script for Weathering with You that I had then only just completed on August 26, 2017, exactly a year after the release of Your Name.. At first, I hadn’t intended to send him an offer to write the music, but I personally had to know what kind of sounds he could hear in his head from reading this script. I subsequently received [the song] Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai, and felt strongly that this was a film I had to make. I understood deeply within myself the reason why I had sent Yojiro the script.”

 

He continues: “The first conversation I had with them when it was decided that we would make the film together with RADWIMPS once more was: ‘Let’s do this as if it’s our first time’ and ‘Let’s do something different from before.’ We wouldn’t do the same thing but we would do something more interesting. Because we worked together every single time, and with Your Name. in mind, I felt in my mind that we would be able to deliver to viewers something even better. That’s the same for the film overall. It’s different from last time, but to ensure there’s even more surprise and excitement packed in, the staff are giving it everything they’ve got right now.”

 

He concludes: “I would be overjoyed if people look forward to seeing and hearing the new story and music.”

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    RADWIMPS released a new song entitled cocorononaca today on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and YouTube Music.

    The song was recently revealed on the band’s social media together with a video and received much excitement from fans, prompting the band to drop the track digitally today.

     

    On the song, band vocalist and lead guitarist Yojiro Noda said: “I pray for each and every heart that was headed towards it goal, the hearts that have tasted hope, that they can once again move towards those goals in the future. I hope that this song serves as hope for people, even if just a little.”

     

    This is a track to check out when you’re wanting a bit of positivity. Listen to cocorononaca now at the links below.

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    29.May.2020 | MUSIC

    RADWIMPS have dropped a music video for their song Nekojarashi (Orchestra ver.).

    The music video was shot and made by staff who have been involved with many other RADWIMPS music videos. The video is a snapshot of an ordinary day, something which comes as a welcome during these chaotic times. It looks at what lies beyond in the future—a message of hope.

     

    RADWIMPS recently released a music video for the normal version of Nekojarashi featuring a compilation of photos the band wanted fans to send in which showcase the little things in life that make them happy. Now fans can enjoy that alongside the video for the orchestral version.

     

    RADWIMPS – “Nekojarashi (Orchestra ver.) Music Video

  • Weathering with You Anime Film’s Official Art Book Limited Edition Bonuses Revealed

    24.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    The official Weathering with You art book is set for release in Japan on May 27, 2020. The book will include a limited edition version, and depending on where you purchase it from you will receive a different bonus item.

     

    KADOKAWA announced the release of the art earlier this month. The hit anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai (Your NameThe Garden of Words) was released in July last year to critical acclaim, earning the title of Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

     

    The art book is to feature over 240 gorgeous pieces of background art which of course includes image of Tokyo’s sky changed by the weather in the film. It will also include an interview with the director Makoto Shinkai, comments by the art director Hiroshi Takiguchi, and plenty more for a detailed, behind-the-scenes look into the movie.

     

    Let’s check out the different stores offering their exclusive bonus items.

     

    Animate

    IC Card/Smartphone/Tablet Stickers (Sticker Set A)

    Books Kinokuniya

    IC Card/Smartphone/Tablet Stickers (Sticker Set B)

    MARUZEN & JUNKUDO

    IC Card/Smartphone/Tablet Stickers (Sticker Set C)

    *Stickers are available at select branches only. Please enquire in-branch for more information.

     

    The three different sticker sets feature breathtaking background art from Weathering with You, and can be used on IC cards, smartphones, or tablets.

     

    Amazon

    PC Wallpapers (3 Designs/3 Sizes) – these can be used as backgrounds for online calls too

    Smartphone Wallpaper (1 Design)

    If bought on Amazon, you’ll get some PC wallpapers and a smartphone wallpaper.

    *Wallpaper designs subject to change without notice. The wallpapers are exclusive to customers who buy the book by July 31, 2020 at 23:59 (JST). Wallpapers can be downloaded until October 29, 2020 at 23:59 (JST).

     

    ©2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

  • RADWIMPS Release Entire Discography on Spotify & Other Streaming Services

    15.May.2020 | MUSIC

    RADWIMPS release their entire discography today on Spotify, Apple Music, and other music streaming services—everything since their 2005 major debut.

     

    That’s 195 songs, beginning with their major debut single 25 Kome no Senshokutai to to their digital-only release Nekojarashi and their latest song Shinsekai. This is the perfect opportunity for fans to walk back through this musical history, and for those who are unfamiliar with RADWIMPS to learn about everything they have to offerーthis being the band known for writing the soundtracks for the hit anime films Your Name and Weathering with You.

     

    The band also released a music video for Nekojarashi. The warm video is a compilation of photos the band wanted fans to send in which showcase the little things in life that make them happy.

     

    RADWIMPS – “Nekojarashi” Music Video (#RADnekojarashi ver.)

     

    RADWIMPS are also holding a campaign on social media which invites people to make a playlist of their 5 favourite RADWIMPS songs and then post it on social media with the hashtag #僕の私のRADWIMPSど真ん中5曲.

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    11.May.2020 | MUSIC

    RADWIMPS dropped their new song SHINSEKAI (“New World”) on digital music and streaming platforms, including iTunes and Spotify, on May 9, 2020.

     

    The track was written was completed only just recently for the band’s performance on the TV Asahi show Music Station on May 8 where they played the song for the first time.

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  • Weathering with You’s Official Art Book to Feature Over 240 Breathtaking Background Pieces

    10.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    KADOKAWA has announced that it is releasing an official art book for Weathering with You on May 27, 2020. The hit anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai (Your NameThe Garden of Words) was released in July last year to critical acclaim, earning the title of Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

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    Front Cover

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    The book is split into 14 chapters such as “Clear Sky Tokyo,” “Rainy Tokyo,” “Abandoned Warehouse,” “Hina’s Apartment,” and more. Each chapter is coupled with comments from the art staff who give their thoughts on the gorgeous backgrounds and how they change during the movie when the weather changes.

     

    14 Chapters

    To Tokyo / Shopping District / Abandoned Warehouse / Clear Sky Tokyo / Rainy Tokyo / Suga Office / Hina’s Apartment / Shitamachi Private Houses / Shrine / Backstreets / Parks / Escape / Clouds & Sky / The World Years Later

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    Interview

    The book will feature an interview with the film’s director Makoto Shinkai on the film’s layout, storyboarding, and more. It will also include talks with the art director Hiroshi Takiguchi as well as Nizou Yamamoto (who was the art director for Studio Ghibli’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky) who worked on the film’s shrine and ceiling art, and other staff.

     

    Background Art Pre-Production

    Comments by art director Hiroshi Takiguchi along with visuals will show the four stages of pre-production for the background art including storyboarding, colouring, rough sketches, and 3D models.

     

    Step into the breathtaking world of Weathering with You once more by picking up a copy of the official art book, out May 27, 2020 in Japan.

     

    ©2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

  • With the world on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, everybody is cooped up indoors and spending time at home. If you’re looking for something new to watch or listen to, then we’ve got you covered. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON has compiled a list of 11 Japanese artists who have or are planning to post live footage of their full concerts and performances on YouTube.

     

    The future looks uncertain as it is right now, so in the meantime let’s find time to do the things we enjoy and stay positive as we get through this together.

     

    ONE OK ROCK

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    Taichi Mukai

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    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/178674

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  • RADWIMPS Release New Song ‘Nekojarashi’ On Spotify and iTunes

    07.April.2020 | MUSIC

    RADWIMPS released their new song Nekojarashi on major download and streaming music services on April 5, 2020 including iTunes and Spotify.

    Nekojarashi began featuring as part of a new commercial for Kirin’s “Gogo no Kocha” (Afternoon Tea) brand of drinks last month. The song, like the commercial, is themed on those moments of happiness that are right in front of us. Two versions of the song were released digitally: the normal version, and an orchestral versionーthe latter of which is being used in the commercial and is featured under the name of the RADWIMPS frontman Yojiro Noda.

     

    The commercial started airing on Japanese TV last month. Japanese actress Kyoko Fukada is the face of the commercial, which promotes how there is happiness to be found in those casual moments in our everyday lives even if we do not notice them.

     

    Kiririn Gogo no Kocha (Straight Tea/Milk Tea/Lemon Tea)

     

    A project has also been launched where people can take the frame of the Nekojarashi CD cover and create their own original cover by inserting a photo of themselves. Once uploaded, you can post on social media with the hashtag. Photos will then be selected to feature in a video. Full details can be found here.

     

    Yojiro Noda | Comment

    “The strengths that humans get used to is something amazing. Both the good and bad. For our own reasons, we seem to love and treasure having the breakfast we are so used to, the voice of someone saying ‘I’m home,’ the route we take back going home. The trick to living a fun life in this world might not be being overambitious, but the ability to notice those little joyful moments. Another thing is the existence of our selves with whom we spend every day with. Before we know it, we realise we didn’t actually know what that meant, so we take notice and live our lives knowing it. The me that I don’t even know might still be hidden away. That’s what I wrote this song about.”

  • Yojiro Noda Of RADWIMPS’ New Song ‘Nekojarashi’ Gets Used in Japanese Commercial

    16.March.2020 | MUSIC

    Yojiro Noda, the lead singer and songwriter of Japanese rock band RADWIMPS, has written a new song entitled Nekojarashi for a television commercial in Japan.

    The commercial in question is for Kirin’s “Gogo no Kocha” (Afternoon Tea) brand of drinks, which is promoting a new theme beginning this month: “Happy Tea, Afternoon Tea.” Japanese actress Kyoko Fukada is the face of the brand’s new commercial, which promotes how there is happiness to be found in those casual moments in our everyday lives even if we do not notice them.

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    Yojiro Noda said: “The strengths that humans get used to is something amazing. Both the good and bad. For our own reasons, we seem to love and treasure having the breakfast we are so used to, the voice of someone saying ‘I’m home,’ the route we take back going home. The trick to living a fun life in this world might not be being overambitious, but the ability to notice those little joyful moments. Another thing is the existence of our selves with whom we spend every day with. Before we know it, we realise we didn’t actually know what that meant, so we take notice and live our lives knowing it. The me that I don’t even know might still be hidden away. That’s what I wrote this song about.”

     

    He concludes: “I’m also currently doing band sessions and writing stuff together with the other RADWIMPS members. I hope you look forward to that too.”

  • RADWIMPS Release Trailer For ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR Documentary

    26.February.2020 | MUSIC

    A trailer was released on the official RADWIMPS YouTube channel for a documentary that is featured on the band’s upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray release ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019, which is set to hit shelves on March 18, 2020.

     

    “Documentary of ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR” Trailer

    The documentary follows RADWIMPS on their long tour from last year, which saw them play 20 shows in 11 cities across Japan. It includes rehearsal and backstage footage, as well as the band interacting with the artists that joined them across the 2019 tour.

     

    The DVD and Blu-ray will feature 23 songs which includes the guest performance from Aimyon for Nakidashisodayo, a song by RADWIMPS which she features on. It also includes a documentary of the tour, as well as guest appearances from artists who joined the band on stage including Miyachi, Titan Zombies, Taka from ONE OK ROCK, and Toko Miura.

     

    RADWIMPS are set to embark on an all-new tour starting this March. Titled “KONNICHIWA NIPPON TOUR 2020,” it will take them to seven cities in Japan for 10 showsーincluding four dome venues.

     

    For the latest information on the upcoming tour and the band’s releases, check their official website below.

  • RADWIMPS Release ‘ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019’ Live DVD & Blu-ray Trailer and Promotional Visual

    19.February.2020 | MUSIC

    RADWIMPS have revealed the DVD and Blu-ray cover for the release of their upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019, as well as a trailer on their YouTube channel which features footage from the feel-good tour which was held last year.

    The DVD and Blu-ray will feature 23 songs which includes the guest performance from Aimyon for Nakidashisodayo, a song by RADWIMPS which she features on. It also includes a documentary of the tour, as well as guest appearances from artists who joined the band on stage including Miyachi, Titan Zombies, Taka from ONE OK ROCK, and Toko Miura.

     

    RADWIMPS are set to embark on an all-new tour starting this March. Titled “KONNICHIWA NIPPON TOUR 2020,” it will take them to seven cities in Japan for 10 showsーincluding four dome venues.

     

    For the latest information on the upcoming tour and the band’s releases, check their official website below.

  • RADWIMPS Release Live ‘Banzai Sensho’ Video From ‘ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR’ DVD & Blu-ray

    21.January.2020 | MUSIC

    RADWIMPS have released a live video of their performance of Banzai Sensho taken from their upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 which is set to hit shelves on March 18, 2020.

     

    “Banzai Sensho” from Live DVD & Blu-ray “ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019”

    In the video, we see the band and crowd of excited fans come together to sing this anthem.

     

    The DVD and Blu-ray will feature 23 songs which includes the guest performance from Aimyon for Nakidashisodayo, a song by RADWIMPS which she features on. It also includes a documentary of the tour, as well as guest appearances from artists who joined the band on stage including Miyachi, Titan Zombies, Taka from ONE OK ROCK, and Toko Miura.

     

    In the run up to the DVD/Blu-ray release, the concert will be screened for a limited time at cinemas in all 47 prefectures of Japan from January 23-26 this week. Details can be found on the band’s official website, and is the perfect opportunity for fans who can’t wait until the March release. Tickets went on sale for a limited time and the ticket window closed on January 5. However, if there are any remaining tickets for cinemas, they will go on sale at each cinema’s website and at the cinema ticket desks from January 21 at 00:00 (JST).

     

    RADWIMPS will embark on their “KONNICHIWA NIPPON” tour in March. They will perform 10 concerts in 7 cities including at Japan’s four big domes. Information tickets and dates is available on the band’s official website.

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