OxT Release Ace of Diamond Act II’s Ending Theme ‘Golden After School’

18.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

OxT is a Japanese music group consisting of vocalist Masayoshi Ōishi and guitarist and composer Tomohiro Ōshima (Tom-H@ck). Their music has featured in several anime series including SSSS.GRIDMAN for which their song UNION was used as the opening theme. The song peaked on Oricon’s Weekly Digital Charts at No. 2.


Their song Golden After School is currently used as the ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Ace of Diamond Act II. The song just hit shelves on April 17 and both members released statements surrounding the record.

Masayoshi Ōishi said: “We wrote a song for the new chapter of Seidou High! It would be great if this song continues that golden age the 3rd year students left behind, the age that ties together their story which took place after school. We wrote it with care and consideration, so I hope people enjoy it!”


Tom-H@ck commented: “Our latest single… Golden After School…! This is a famous song which has a nostalgic vibe to it. The melody and lyrics both elicit a sense of nostalgia from somewhere. Please be sure to check out the music video too, me and my pal Ōishi went on a driving date!”

First press copies of the CD include application cards to receive priority tickets to an official event for the anime series taking place at Science Hall on May 18. Appearing at the event will be Ryōta Ōsaka (who voices Eijun Sawamura), Shintarō Asanuma (Yōichi Kuramochi), Wataru Hatano (Tōru Masuko), and OxT.


Masayoshi Ōishi has also announced a new solo album entitled Kariuta II which will be released on June 26, 2019. He will head on a solo tour to promote the album later this year. Pre-sale tickets will go live via his fan club on April 22 at 23:59 (JST).

The cover jacket for Masayoshi Ōishi’s live DVD Masayoshi Ōishi no Hikikatari Lab ~10th Anniversary “One Man” Show~ has also been unveiled. It will be released on May 8.


  • Masayoshi Oishi’s New Song ‘uni-verse’ Chosen as Theme Song for Gridman Universe Film

    23.December.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Masayoshi Oishi has announced the release date for his new EP Gift. Fans can expect to get their hands on it on March 8, 2023, and the song uni-verse will serve as the theme song for the Gridman Universe film coming to theaters on March 24.


    Based on the Tsuburaya Productions Gridman live-action tokusatsu series from 1993, the SSSS.GRIDMAN anime series aired in October 2018. A sequel, SSSS.DYNAZENON, followed in April 2021. Characters from both series will appear in the new original film. 

    The new EP Gift features seven tracks including Gift, the opening theme song for the anime series The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten and the Azur Lane 5th anniversary song Aoi Hogeki. Be on the lookout for the newly-drawn anime cover!


    Comment from Masayoshi Oishi

    “I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be performing the theme song for the upcoming Gridman Universe film!

    I’m so incredibly honored, and I think that this song really fits with the story of the movie. 

    The song was written, arranged, and sung by me. Please listen!”

  • CrosSing Cover Song Project Announces Season 2 Featuring Ayana Taketatsu, Masayoshi Oishi

    10.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. In addition to popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, and Akari Kito, the project also included towana, vocalist of popular ani-song unit fhána. 


    The cast of the second season of the project has been unveiled. Along with popular voice actors Ayana Taketatsu, Aguri Onishi, and Yu Hayashi, stage actor Ryotaro Akazawa and VTuber Leona Shishigami will also try singing their hearts out!


    2nd Season Introduction

    All of the songs featured in the project are tracks that personally mean something to the cast. Fans are invited to Tweet their predictions about which songs each cast member will sing with the hashtag #CrosSing! Subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow CrosSing on Twitter and TikTok to find out more information.

  • Masayoshi Oishi and Yukari Tamura to Perform Theme Song for Love After World Domination Anime Series

    21.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Masayoshi Oishi has been chosen to perform the theme song for the upcoming anime series Love After World Domination, scheduled to premiere in April 2022. The new track is a duet with popular voice actress Yukari Tamura, and a preview of the track can be heard in the newest trailer. 


    Based on the manga series written by Hiroshi Noda and illustrated by Takahiro Wakamatsu, the show tells the story of a hero and villain pursuing a forbidden love.


    Love After World Domination Trailer


    Masayoshi Oishi has also announced a three-stop concert tour! The artist will perform at Zepp Namba on May 6, at Zepp Nagoya on June 9, and at KT Zepp Yokohama on June 17. Ticket details will be announced on the official website at a later date. This will be the first solo concert for the artist in about eight months. 


    Comment from Masayoshi Oishi

    “From the beginning, I wanted to make the opening song a male/female duet track, and I was so thrilled to work with Yukari Tamura! Thanks to her, it became an incredibly emotional song. I hope everyone enjoys the series as much as I enjoyed creating the theme.”


    Comment from Yukari Tamura

    “Masayoshi Oishi invited me to perform a duet with him! I was so nervous about recording as a guest vocalist in this major track rather than performing a character song, but I ended up really enjoying it! I hope this becomes a famous duet song, please enjoy it!”



  • TV Anime SSSS.DYNAZENON and Dragon Goes House-Hunting OP Themes Performed by Masayoshi Ōishi

    07.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Masayoshi Ōishi announced via his live stream concert “Sekai ga Kimi o Hitsuyou to Suru Toki ga Kitan da” on Tuesday (January 5) that he will perform the opening themes for the two anime series SSSS.DYNAZENON and Dragon Goes House-Hunting.

    The SSSS.DYNAZENON opening theme is entitled Imperfect and will be released as Masayoshi Ōishi’s 6th single while the Dragon Goes House-Hunting opening theme Roleplaying will be released as his 7th. Both singles will release simultaneously in Japan on April 21, 2021.

    Dragon Goes House-Hunting is a fantasy manga series written by Kawo Tanuki and illustrated by Choco Aya. SSSS.DYNAZENON is as a continuation of SSSS.GRIDMAN. and is being co-made by Studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions.


    ©多貫カヲ・絢 薔子/マッグガーデン・「ドラゴン、家を買う。」製作委員会

    ©円谷プロ ©2021 TRIGGER・雨宮哲/「DYNAZENON」製作委員会

  • Masayoshi Ōishi to Perform New Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer Zetsubō no Yoake Anime Film’s Main Theme

    28.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Masayoshi Ōishi’s new song Eiyū no Uta (“Song of Heroes”) will be used as the opening theme for the upcoming anime film Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer Zetsubō no Yoake which is set to premiere this June. The film will be the third in the Monster Strike anime film series.


    Masayoshi Ōishi has written and performed song for numerous anime series, including Kemono Friends and SSSS.GRIDMAN. His new song, Eiyū no Uta, will form one half of his upcoming double A-side single alongside the track Sekai ga Kimi wo Hitsuyo to Suru Toki ga Kitanda, which will release on May 20, 2020. First Press copies of the single are coupled with a Blu-ray which features the music video for Sekai ga Kimi wo Hitsuyo to Suru Toki ga Kitanda as well as Ōishi’s performance of Gakuten Toshi held at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on July 11 last year.


    Masayoshi Ōishi is in charge of the theme song for Animelo Summer Live 2020ーhappening from August 28-30 this yearーthe world’s biggest anime song event which sees over 80,000 attendees over its 3-day period each year. He will also perform solo at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA on May 21, 2020.


    Masayoshi Ōishi | Comment

    “I’ve been tasked with the main theme song for the [new] Monster Strike movie! A lot of monster heroes make an appearance in this one. I called the song ‘Eiyū no Uta’ [Song of Heroes], and I hope it uplifts all of you as well as all of the monster heroes we’re all so familiar with! Look forward to the film’s release!”

  • OxT Release Ace of Diamond Act II ‘Everlasting Dream’ Ending Theme Music Video

    22.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    OxTーthe music duo formed by Masayoshi Ōishi and Tom-H@ckーwill release their new single Everlasting Dream on CD on February 5. In the run up to its release, the song, which is being used as the current ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Ace of Diamond II, is now available early on download and streaming services.


    A music video produced by Sou Yasui was released on Monday. It features Ōishi and Tom-H@ck living out harmonious lives. It also stars Ren Ozawa who played the protagonist Sawamura Eijun in the Ace of Diamond stage adaptation. Ozawa also voices Kazunari Miyoshi in the ongoing anime series A3! which Masayoshi Ōishi wrote the opening theme for.


    OxT – Everlasting Dream [Official Video]

    Ren Ozawa said: “The music video was fun to shoot and be a part of! I feel relaxed watching OxT in the finished video. They’re adorable! The song is great too, the rhythm flows right through me. The lyrics are wonderful too, they give me life, like ‘I’m gonna do it!’ This song really is the best, I want use it to cheer me on everyday! It’s the perfect song to wake up to. I think I’ll be able to start each day fresh!”

    OxT are set to perform alongside male singer Wolpis Carter at EX THEATER ROPPONGI on February 6, 2020 for “uP!!!SPECIAL BANQUET vol.2 projected by Live Natalie.” They will perform at ElectricLadyLand in Osu the following day on February 7 for “SCK PRESENTS Nagoya Subculture Super Live!!!!,” at Morinomiya Q’s Mall Base in Osaka on February 8, and will hold a free talk and mini live performance at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza on February 9.

  • OxT Drops Commercial for ‘Ace of Diamond Act II’ New Anime Ending Theme ‘Everlasting Dream’

    27.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Creator unit OxT, which consists of  Musicians Masayoshi Ōishi and Tom-H@ck, has dropped a short commercial for their new song Everlasting Dream which will be released for sale on February 5, 2020. The commercial is edited from a video included on the First-Press Limited Edition version of the single and features Masayoshi Ōishi and Tom-H@ck. The video was directed by Sou Yasui.


    OxT – ‘Everlasting Dream’ Commercial

    Everlasting Dream is the fourth ending theme song for the anime Ace of Diamond Act II, which will broadcast in January 2020. 

    Alongside the release of the commercial, their latest artist photo and CD jacket visuals have also been unveiled.

    The single even includes the Orchestra Live Version of the Ace of Diamond Act II ending theme song Golden After School as a coupling track. The Orchestra Live Version was recorded live at the Ace of Diamond Act II The ORCHESTRA Ⅱ live performance which took place at Olympus Hall Hachiōji on September 29, 2019.


    OxT definitely has a lot more in store for 2020 so stay tuned.

  • TV Anime Ace of Diamond Act II’s Ending Theme ‘Chance’ Performed by Suzuko Mimori

    05.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It’s just been announced that Japanese singer and voice actress Suzuko Mimori’s new single Chance will be released on December 4, 2019.

    The song will be used as the new ending theme for the popular ongoing baseball anime series Ace of Diamond Act II. The song was written by Japanese singer-songwriter and musician Masayoshi Ōishi.


    The single will be released in several different versions, including a special limited edition exclusive to Pony Canyon’s online anime shop canime which is coupled with a DVD featuring the music video for Chance as well as a bonus CD with the live sound taken from Mimori’s acoustic live show “Hoshizora no Curtain” held at Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya in Tokyo on August 5.

    To promote the new single, Mimori will embark on a series of release events titled “Jingle Child Mov.10” which will take place next year at Science Museum Science Hall in Tokyo on January 25, Nagoya International Legend Hall on February 1, and T B Hall in Osaka on February 2. Application cards to the event will be given to those who purchase the new single at select stores in Japan.


    The anime’s new opening theme will be performed by GLAY.


    ©️寺嶋裕二・講談社/「ダイヤのA actⅡ」製作委員会・テレビ東京

  • Ace of Diamond Act II New Opening Theme Performed by GLAY Members TERU & TAKURO

    04.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that the new opening theme for the popular anime series Ace of Diamond Act II will be performed by GLAY members TERU and TAKURO.


    The series began airing on April 2 and is the sequel to the popular baseball anime series Ace of Diamond. GLAY originally performed the first opening theme Hajimaru no Uta and its members are returning to perform the second.

    This marks the fourth time that TERU has written a song for the Ace of Diamond series. For the new song, TERU composed the music and TAKURO wrote the lyrics. The music was arranged by GLAY and DJ Mass MAD Izm*, and Seiji Kameda served as the producer. GLAY are known for serving many fresh hits throughout their discography, but this dance rock number is truly unlike anything they have written before.

    Speaking about the new collaboration with the series, TERU commented: “I’m truly honoured to be working on the main theme for the TV anime series Ace of Diamond again! The songs we have written up to now for it have spoken of youth and blue skies, but we took a completely different approach on this one. It’s written from the perspective of losing a [baseball] match. I think it will give people the strength to not give up.”

  • Anisong Singer Masayoshi Releases Cop Craft and Monster Strike Anime Theme Songs

    22.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Anisong singer Masayoshi Oishi released his new CD single called Paradise City (Rakuen Toshi) on August 21.

    The single consists of two songs: Paradise City, which is the opening theme song for Cop Craft, and Hero, which is the opening theme song for anime Monster Strike: Noah Hakobune no Kyūseishu, which is currently being broadcast every Saturday from 7pm on YouTube.

    In addition, the single will also include the song “Departure”, which is featured in Monster Strike. Masayoshi will be commemorating the release of his single with two live performances which are free to attend: One at Abeno Q’s Mall, Osaka on August 24 and another at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, Tokyo on August 25. The CD single will be available to purchase at both events. Those who purchase one will be in for a treat as they will receive a signed poster directly from the hands of the singer himself. 


    A statement from Oishi Masayoshi

    My new song Paradise City is the opening theme song for the anime Cop Craft. It is a latin jazz-style song with a touch of nostalgia from the Showa Era. This song truly is a winner. Please have a listen!

  • TV Anime Cop Craft Opening Theme ‘Rakuen Toshi’ to be Performed by Masayoshi Ōishi

    02.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been revealed that anime song singer Masayoshi Ōishi will release his new single Rakuen Toshi on CD on August 21, 2019.


    The title track will be used for the opening theme of the opening TV anime series Cop Craft which is set to premiere on TOKYO MX this July. The CD also includes the song Hero which will be used for the new season of Monster Strike the Animation.

    Cop Craft is an adaptation of Japanese light novel series Cop Craft: Dragnet Mirage Reloaded written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Range Murata. Six volumes have been published by Gagaga Bunko with over 200,000 copies sold. The anime is being directed by Shin Itagaki and adapted by Millepensee.

    Monster Strike the Animation was first released on YouTube on October 10, 2015. This omnibus-style series follows the stories of multiple characters that feature in the mobile game Monster Strike.


    Fans who purchase Rakuen Toshi on CD at select stores will receive various bonus items. Full list below.


    Masayoshi Ōishi will release his new album Kariuta II on June 26. His will embark on a tour on July 6 to promote its release.


    ©Shoji Gatoh・Shogakukan / STPD ©︎XFLAG

  • TV Anime Ace of Diamond Act II’s New Theme by GLAY to be Released in April

    26.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It was revealed last month that GLAY will perform the opening theme for Ace of Diamond Act II which is set to begin airing on April 2. The band also just revealed at Anime Japan 2019 held on March 24 the song’s title and digital release date.


    The title of the song is Hajimaru no Uta. It was written by the band’s own vocalist TERU who said at the event, “This song is about the start of one’s dreams, the beginning of one’s new life […] I hope that this song becomes the start of something for people.


    This is the fourth opening theme the Hakodate-formed four member band has written for the Ace of Diamond series following HEROESHashire! Mirai and Sora ga Aozora de aru Tame ni.

    The anime edit version of the song will be released digitally on April 2, the same date the anime airs.