SACRA MUSIC to Release Live Footage of LiSA, Eir Aoi & TrySail
17.April.2019 | MUSIC
SACRA MUSIC is a music label under Sony Music Group that is known for managing a multitude of hit artists who have had tie-ins with many different anime series.
LiSA, Eir Aoi and TrySail are three artists under SACRA MUSIC. The label has announced that from April 17 it will make available live footage of the three artists digitally across a period of 4 weeks.
Footage includes solo shows at huge venues such as Nippon Budokan and Pacifico Yokohama. All three of the artists have been praised highly for their live performances.
New footage will be released at midnight (JST) every week on the following dates: April 17, April 24, May 1 and May 8.
Look forward to hearing over 80 live songs over the next 4 weeks!
Live Footage Digital Links
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LiSA Announced as Campaign Model for NARS JAPAN’s AW21 Lip Collection
08.September.2021 | FASHION
LiSA has been announced as the campaign model for NARS JAPAN’s AW21 lip collection. The new Power Matte Lip Pigment will be released in 3 new shades, each available to preorder on the NARS Cosmetics Official Website from September 3 2021. In the initial release, LiSA shows off the charming new shades from NARS, who are extremely popular for their Future Classic items.
The new Power Matte Lip Pigment shades will be released on September 17,
The AW21 lineup, releasing on September 17, is formed of the new Power Matte Lip Pigment shades, the NARS lipstick, which has been a bestseller since the brands formation, and the Audacious Lipstick, which was initially released to celebrate the brands 20th anniversary.
LiSA empties NARS’ image of “Strength:” Flexible, dignified, powerful, and self-confident. The lipstick colors are strong, with a comfortable texture to allow a wide variety of people to wear them as the brand aims to encourage more people to feel self-confidence in their daily life.
LiSA commented, saying “NARS has the power to be enjoyed by anybody, regardless of how old they are. I love how the elegant finish and pigmented shades transcend age.”
NARS started in 1994 with only 12 lipsticks and grew into a proud brand with lipstick you can wear with pride this Autumn!
LiSA & yama Appear in New Commercial For ZONe Energy Drink
In promotion of their new Ver.2.0.0 energy drink, which hit shelves in Japan last Tuesday, ZONe released a TV commercial featuring Japanese artists LiSA and yama. The new beverage, which is advertised as putting people in the zone of invincibility, contains the highest amount of caffeine put in a ZONe drink yet: 150mg of the stuff, which is sure to keep people buzzing throughout the day. The packaging has also been updated to feature the new ‘ZONe EYE’ which symbolises that you’re in the zone and nothing will stand in your way.
LiSA in the ZONe
Dive into the zone with LiSA who knocks back her drink and immediately takes on the ZONe EYE. She grabs her mic and belts out a hardcore performance, showing off her incredible voice, before winking at the camera.
yama in the ZONe
When yama chugs her can she says the words ‘Into the ZONe’ along with the futuristic-sounding voice. She is surrounded by a whirlpool of the energy drink which flows along to the sound of her gorgeous high-tone vocals. The track itself is titled Ketsuryu (‘Blood Flow’) and was written for this commercial.
・What did you think of the commercial and your appearance?
“For me, it was a live performance. Even I was surprised at the show of power that ZONe has [in the commercial] when it turns on your switch. I enjoyed it like a real live performance, since the part when I switch into that invincible zone was filmed just as I look in the video.”
・Tell us about the song RUNAWAY which features in your commercial.
“The song is about quitting while you’re ahead in life. It’s the start of a new era, heading into that invincible zone to laugh lots, sing, dance, and enjoy everything.”
・Tell us about the song Ketsuryu which features in your commercial
“ESME MORI kindly wrote this song for me. It’s a song that brings up the topic of being bored in life, and feeling lonely, but that you can still find someone special or something you can immerse yourself in to light up your life. It’s about keeping your heart moving even if those things disappear. I hope it encourages people, even if just a little.”
ZONe x LiSa/Yama TVCM
Released: June 8, 2021
ZONe Official Website: https://zone-energy.jp/
TV Anime Back Arrow Reveals New Key Visual and Promotional Video
The ongoing TV anime series Back Arrow, which has been airing since January, has released a new key visual and promotional video and confirmed that Eir Aoi and FLOW are performing the new opening and ending themes respectively.
Back Arrow 4th Key Visual
The series is licensed by Funimation outside Japan. Check out the new promotional video below.
Eir Aoi is perform the second opening theme Kodou
Eir Aoi | Comment
“The lyrics of this song are about how the sadness you cannot bare alone can be half-bared if you’re with another. How the choices you have made, the things you are lost on, and your continued worry aren’t meaningless, and how we should be positive about our struggles as we live our lives. Let’s overcome the time we have been unable to see one another and start a new chapter going into the future.”
*Comment translated from Japanese by MMN
FLOW are performing the second ending theme United Sparrows
FLOW | Comment
“We have tag-tamed with the directed, Taniguchi, since Code Geass, so we were naturally confident going into recording. Arrow and the gang are at the half point of the story so it’s only going to get more exciting. For the ending song, we were given the themes of ’embraced kindness’ and ‘a song flowing with emotions,’ so we took that and shared ideas amongst our band to transform it into sound. The result was a soundscape that FLOW hasn’t explored before, and I believe it resonates with the show in a big way. We hope people enjoy our song together with the run up to the climax of the story.”
*Comment translated from Japanese by MMN
The anime series is holding a vote for fans to choose their favourite scene from the first 12 episodes. The vote is open to everyone and can be cast here. Please note that the website is in Japanese, but all you need to do is click on the scene and choose ‘vote’ at the bottom.
Back Arrow Original Soundtrack
Release Date: June 23, 2021
Price: ¥3,850 (Tax Included)
Content: 2 Discs / Slipcase
Tracks: Over 60
TV Anime Back Arrow’s Opening Theme to be Performed by LiSA
It has been announced that the opening theme for the upcoming TV anime series Back Arrow will be performed by LiSA while the ending theme will be performed by Shuka Saitō. Set to air in January 2021, Back Arrow is an original anime series being produced by Studio VOLN, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Kazuki Nakashima.
The opening theme by LiSA is entitled dawn and was featured in the newest promotional video for the series which you can watch below. It introduces two new characters: Fine Forte (voiced by Ami Koshimizu) and Prax Conrad (Mikako Komatsu).
TV Anime “Back Arrow” 2nd PV
A special program about the series will air in Japan on ABEMA on December 11, 2020 where more details will be revealed.
LiSA | Comment
“The characters, as well as we ourselves, are heading towards a dazzling new dawn. I hope we can continue believing in ourselves as we advance, no matter what the future holds.”
Shuka Saitō | Comment
“I’m so happy to be the one to sing the ending theme for Black Arrow! Thank you! I hope this becomes a song of strength, not only for the characters in Back Arrow, but everyone who hears it too, so that we can carve a path to our goals and dreams together. That’s the kind of song ‘Sekai no Hate’ is. It’s a song about the delicate aspects of people and their strengths hidden away inside. I hope you enjoy it together with the Black Arrow story.”
Initial Broadcast: January 2021
Official Website: https://back-arrow.com/
LiSA Launches Third Collaboration With Japanese Clothing Company Candy Stripper
23.August.2020 | FASHION
Japanese singer-songwriter LiSA’s third collaboration with the Japanese apparel company Candy Stripper launched on Friday. The new collection features three unisex items designed by LiSA herself.
CHECK SWITCHED HOODIE: ¥20,000 (Before Tax) | ＜Colours: BLUE×BLUE×RED(BLACK OTHER) / BLACK×YELLOW×BLUE＞
A hoodie made to look upcycled by docking a hoodie with a flannel shirt. It has long sleeves as well as a zipper down the middle, giving it a punk look and enabling you to wear it open or closed. With its loose silhouette, the hoodie can be worn as a one piece.
CND YOUTH JACKET: Ladies – ¥26,000, Men – ¥27,000 (Before Tax) | ＜BLACK＞
A blouson with vintage graphics and logos that will leave an impact. It’s lined with thick satin, and since it’s light, can be worn in all seasons. Available in women’s and men’s sizes.
BREAK THROUGH L/S TEE: ¥12,000 (Before Tax) | ＜Colours: OFF WHITE / BLUE / BLACK＞
A thick cut and sewn long T-shirt with a unisex silhouette. The front and right sleeve and logos printed on them, while on the back is a cartoon cat munching on a record.
LiSA’s new collection is a must-grab for Autumn 2020.
LiSA x Candy Stripper Collaboration
Released: August 21, 2020
Official Website: https://store.candystripper.jp
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train New Trailer Reveals Main Theme to be Performed by LiSA
A new poster and trailer have been released for the upcoming film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train which is set for release on October 16, 2020. The trailer gives us a snippet of the main theme Homura (Flame) performed by LiSA. The singer-songwriter previously performed the TV anime’s first opening theme Gurenge.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series adapted from Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. It is being animated by ufotable.
The showcases the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado battling it off against Enmu aboard the Infinity Train (Mugen Train). Tanjiro is clenching his teeth while Enmu smiles on, revealing what is sure to be a testing battle for our hero.
Enmu threatens Tanjiro with the words, “To be able to die while dreaming… Just how lucky are you?” We also see Tanjiro reunite with his siblings, who are supposed to be dead, but he senses something amiss and encourages himself to wake up as he is being attacked. The Infinity Train will be an action-packed locale as Tanjiro and Enmu battle it out. We also see returning characters on the train with Tanjiro.
Fans also get to hear the main theme Homura by LiSA for the first time. The song was composed by Yuki Kajiura who also wrote the TV anime adaptation’s ending theme from the edge which is performed by FictionJunction feat. LiSA.
Natsuki Hanae (Voices: Tanjiro Kamado) | Comment
“When I read the Mugen Train arc, I saw so many scenes I wanted to hurry up and voice act for, so I’m so happy that I get to perform for this film. All the other voice actors during the recording sessions were on fire. When it was over, I was so burnt out, I really thought I was gonna die. ufotable’s gorgeous animation and the beautiful music both come together wonderfully. It’s a really amazing film. Like the fans, I wanna watch it in the cinema already. I hope you’re looking forward to it just as much as I am!” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)
Akari Kitō (Voices: Nezuko Kamado) | Comment
“It had been a while since we’d done voice work for Demon Slayer, but getting to work on the Mugen Train arc, which is a popular one in the manga series, I psyched myself up like the rest of the cast! Despite us not having any visuals to work with for the recording sessions, everyone really put their all into it. Seeing that actually brought tears to my eyes. I think what we achieved by the end of it exceeded our expectations! I hope you all enjoy watching it in the cinema!” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)
LiSA | Comment
“I previously performed for the TV anime series, now I’m doing them main theme for the Mugen Train film arc. It’s personally my favourite arc from the manga, so I was able to add another layer of strength to the song. While the characters face sadness, they still have a fire lit in their hearts. I hope that all of you who may be sad have the strength to move forward just like them.” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
Release Date: October 16, 2020
Official Website: https://kimetsu.comz
Eir Aoi Unveils Album Visuals for Sword Art Online Ending Song
Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld started airing its final chapter on July 11, 2020. The ending theme song I will... by Eir Aoi was revealed in the final chapter’s second trailer video. In just one week of airing, it has already amassed over 13 million views.
Regular Edition Visuals
Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Final Chapter 2nd Trailer
Eir Aoi has also revealed the tracklist and visuals for the album. Alongside the title song I will…, the album also includes Unreal Trip which was produced by Wednesday Campanella’s producer Kenmochi Hidefumi. This abstract and futuristic song will send your brain on a wild and interesting journey. The emotional rock song MY JUDGEMENT, which was produced by fellow band member and DISH//’s producer Hiroki Arai, is also on the album.
Limited Edition Visuals
The music video for I will… is set to premiere on YouTube ahead of the anime on July 17, 2020 at 22:00.
Eir Aoi’s Japan tour Eir Aoi LIVE TOUR 2020 I will…has been postponed until July 24, 2020. The performance is scheduled to take place at Kobe International House.
InformationI will…Advanced Streaming: July 20, 2020CD Release: August 12, 2020First-Press Edition (CD + DVD) VVCL1695-96 : ¥1800 + TaxRegular Edition (CD) VVCL1697 : ¥1300 + TaxLimited Edition Version (CD + DVD) VVCL1698-99 :¥1600 + TaxOfficial Website: https://www.aoieir.com/TV Anime Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Season 2Available on a number of broadcasting services from July 11, 2020.Broadcasting Services: TOKYO MX, BS11, Tochigi Television, Gunma Television, Gunma Television, MBS, Aichi Television Broadcasting, AT-X, ABEMA
New Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Final Season Trailer Released
The final season of the Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld anime series is set to begin airing on July 11, 2020. The Alicization arc began airing back in October 2018. The anime is an adaptation of the popular light novel series Sword Art Online by Reki Kawahara. A film, Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, was released in 2017 and earned ¥4.3 billion in the Japanese box office.
A new trailer for the final season was released on Aniplex US’s YouTube channel which features the ending theme I will… by Eir Aoi. Check it out below.
©2017 Reki Kawahara / KADOMAWA ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project
Release Date: August 12, 2020
First Press Edition (CD+DVD: ¥1,800 (Before Tax) [VVCL1695-96]
Regular Edition (CD): ¥1,300 (Before Tax) [VVCL1697]
Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,600 (Before Tax) [VVCL1698-99]
Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld
Initial Broadcast: July 11, 2020
Official Website: https://sao-alicization.net/
Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld’s Second Ending Theme to be Performed by Eir Aoi
Japanese singer Eir Aoi’s song I will… will be used as the second ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld starting from April 25, 2020.
Eir Aoi’s last collaboration with the Sword Art Online anime series was almost a year and a half ago when she released her song Iris which was the first ending theme for Sword Art Online: Alicization.
A new promotional video was also released for the continuation of Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld which is currently following the “Alicization Awakening” arc. The video features the debut hearing of ReoNa’s new song ANIMA which will serve as the opening theme. Check it out below.
“Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld” – Final Chapter
Eir Aoi | Comment
“I was given the opportunity to sing the first ending theme ‘Iris,’ so I am so grateful to be on board again. The theme of this new song ‘I will…’ centres on being emotionally close to someone you hold dear and walking together with them. It’s a ballad that unfolds into something majestic. I hope it’s a song that holds close emotionally to SAO and those who watch it too.”
Having recently opened on YouTube on November 15, THE FIRST TAKE just dropped their 10th video which features anisong singer LiSA once again. LiSA’s previous session saw her perform Gurenge which was viewed over 3 million times in just the first week. The view count is currently at 7.5 million and still on the rise. In response to the video, comments such as “It gave me goosebumps” and “I got a bit emotional” were all over social media. LiSA will be returning to the show again to perform her emotional song “unlasting” which was released on November 12.
LiSA – unlasting / THE FIRST TAKE
THE FIRST TAKE is a new channel where each episode sees a famous artist perform one of their hit songs all in one take. In doing so, the channel aims to deliver a more authentic and organic perspective of the featured artist and their song, opening a whole new level of excitement to fans. The hype of being able to thoroughly enjoy the raw talent of your favourite artists in a high-quality 4K video is unimaginable. The channel will continue to feature a range of artists and add new content. It is on the way to becoming a go-to music channel for discovering your favourite artists. If you’re a fan of Japanese music, make sure to subscribe to the channel to catch your favourite artists.
The plain white room allows the audience to fully focus on LiSA’s passionate singing, her expressions and flawless vocal control. Her new performance is sure to give you exciting chills.
THE FIRST TAKE YouTube Channel:
unlasting Streaming/ Download Links: https://lnk.to/unlasting
LiSA Official Website: https://www.lxixsxa.com/
LiSA Announces Live DVD & Blu-ray Featuring First Performance Of Demon Slayer OP Theme ‘Gurenge’
21.December.2019 | MUSIC
It has been announced that LiSA’s performance at Yokohama Arena on April 30, 2019 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 4, 2020. The show was the second day of a two-night concert entitled “LiVE is Smile Always～364＋JOKER～” held at the venue on April 29 and 30.
26,000 fans attended the two sold out concerts across the two days. The show featured LiSA’s first-ever live performance of Gurenge which is the opening theme for the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. LiSA is also set to perform the song as the 70th Kōhaku Uta Gassen, an annual New Year’s Eve television special produced by NHK.
Each edition of the Blu-ray and DVD will be released with their own respective first press bonuses. Limited Pressing Editions are coupled with merchandise as well as a CD featuring the audio of the concert. Details on the merchandise it includes are yet to be announced.
LiSA Blu-ray & DVD “LiVE is Smile Always～364＋JOKER～ at YOKOHAMA ARENA”
Release Date: March 4, 2020
■Limited Pressing Edition (Blu-ray+Merchandise+CD): ¥12,000 (Before Tax) [VVXL-60~62]
■First Press Limited Edition (Blu-ray): ¥8,000 (Before Tax) [VVXL-63]
■First Press Limited Edition (DVD): ¥8,000 (Before Tax) [VVBL-134~135]
*Merchandise and tracklist TBA
LiSA Official Website: http://www.lxixsxa.com/
LiSA has announced that she is set to embark on a nationwide arena tour in Japan next year.
There is never a breather when it comes to LiSA’s successful musical activities, with her new song unlasting being used as the ending theme for the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, which made it to No. 3 on Oricon’s Daily Single charts for December 10.
The singer’s new tour will be her biggest to date, with ten concerts planned across five locations throughout Japan, including the famous MetLife Dome which has a capacity of nearly 40,000. She will perform for an estimated 115,000 fans over the duration of the tour. Pre-sale tickets will go live via LiSA’s fan club “LiSA Love” on December 11, 2019 at 22:00 (JST).
LiSA said: “I’ll be heading on an arena tour in 2020, which includes MetLife Dome. It’s the start of my 10th year. Let’s go and have the best time ever next year once again with our favourite thing: music!”
unlasting topped digital music charts in Japan and overseas, including the J-pop category on iTunes in countries around Asia including Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, and elsewhere. The song reached No. 1 on the the KKBOX’s J-pop daily charts in Taiwan (October 23-November 3) as well as its weekly charts (October 25-31). It also made it to No. 1 on the QQ Music J-Pop weekly charts (October 24-30).
LiSA 2020 Arena Tour
2020/6/20 @ Osaka-jo Hall
2020/6/21 @ Osaka-jo Hall
2020/6/27 @ Pia Arena MM (Yokohama)
2020/6/28 @ Pia Arena MM (Yokohama)
2020/8/15 @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
2020/8/16 @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
2020/9/5 @ MetLife Dome (Seibu Dome)
2020/9/6 @ MetLife Dome (Seibu Dome)
2020/10/3 @ Xebio Arena Sendai
2020/10/4 @ Xebio Arena Sendai
*Pre-sale tickets available via LiSA’s official fan club “LiSA Love” on December 11, 2019 from 22:00 (JST)
LiSA Love Fan Club: https://k.lxixsxa.com/
LiSA Official Website：http://www.lxixsxa.com/
Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld
Initial Broadcast: October 12, 2019
Official Website: https://sao-alicization.net/