ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Digitally Release TV Anime ‘Dororo’ Opening Theme

22.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION released their new song Dororo digitally today. The song is one half of their upcoming double A-side single Dororo / Kaihouku which is set to hit shelves on May 15 and is the opening theme for the ongoing anime series Dororo.


TV Anime “Dororo” Creditless Opening Video


A creditless version of the anime’s opening video was officially released on YouTube, so be sure to check out the song there.


  • Manga Dororo by Osamu Tezuka was made into an anime 50 years ago. This continual sensation is getting an official soundtrack which will be released on August 14. The CD will be titled TV Anime Dororo Music Collection Tamashi no Kodou. Hiroyuki Asada, who creates the original character design drafts, designed the illustration for the CD jacket, which has just been unveiled to the public. 

    First-Press Limited Edition Version

    The whimsical illustration shows Dororo and Hyakkimaru snuggling together, alone in a vast barren desert. The first-press limited edition soundtrack version comes in a luxurious tall-size DigiPak sleeve and consists of three CDs. The regular edition contains a two-disk dual case. 

    Regular Version

    The booklet will contain statements by illustrator Hiroyuki Asada and Yoshihiro Ike, who was in charge of the music. As a bonus, the CD jacket illustration has been adopted for use on an A2 poster, which will be sold at Animate stores countrywide. The design will also feature on clear files which will be sold on Amazon. Please check them out.


    You can also view this illustration in advance at the TV Anime Dororo Original Art Exhibition Tamashi no Kodou, which is currently taking place. Please stop by to admire the illustration with your very own eyes. 


    Dororo © Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd./TWIN ENGINE Inc.

  • Eve Releases Music Video For Dororo Ending Theme ‘Yamiyo’

    25.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The music video for Eve’s latest song Yamiyo was just released on YouTube, co-created by Mah and Waboku who have worked with Eve before.



    Yamiyo is the second ending theme for the TV anime series Dororo. The word yamiyo means “dark night” and like the title of the song, the music video too is plunged into a dark world. A special website for the video was also launched alongside its release.


    Yamiyo was also released digitally today  on major music services including iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. A campaign is running for 100 lucky people to be randomly selected to receive a CD packaged version of the single when they purchase it on iTunes or Apple Music.

    Stay tuned for the latest information surrounding Eve.

  • TV Anime Dororo’s Ending Theme ‘Yamiyo’ by Eve to be Release Digitally

    07.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Eve’s newest song Yamiyo will be released digitally on June 25, 2019. The digital single’s cover art has also been unveiled.

    The song is used as the second ending theme for the anime series Dororo. The series is an adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s manga of the same name about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.


    The single’s cover illustration was created by Mah who also worked on Eve’s past tracks Bunka and Otogi. It fits perfectly with the dark tone of Yamiyo.

  • Dororo’s Soundtrack to Feature First and Second Opening & Ending Themes

    04.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that the soundtrack for the ongoing anime series Dororo will be released by Sonic Music on August 14, 2019.


    The soundtrack will included two discs. The first will feature the first opening theme Kaen by QUEEN BEE and ending theme Sayonara Gokko by amazarashi and second opening theme Dororo by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION and ending theme Yamiyo by Eve. The second disc will feature 33 instrumental tracks spread across 70 minutes taken from the series. These were all composed by Yoshihiro Ike.

    First Press Limited Edition copies of the soundtrack are coupled with an additional Blu-ray disc featuring the creditless opening and ending theme videos. All editions of the soundtrack feature artwork illustrated by the series’ character designer Hiroyuki Asada.


    Dororo is fast approaching its climax. Celebrate its 24-episode reign by picking up a copy of the soundtrack and reliving the tale.


    Dororo ©Tezuka Productions/TWIN ENGINE Inc.

  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Sing With 200 Fans in ‘Kaihouku’ Music Video

    16.May.2019 | MUSIC

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION just released the music video for their new song Kaihouku on YouTube.


    “Kaihouku” Music Video


    Kaihouku is one of two tracks on AKFG’s new double A-side single Dororo / Kaihouku which was released today (May 15). The song has been performed during the encore at every one of the band’s shows on their ongoing “Hometown” tour.


    The music video includes 200 extras all of whom are fans of AKFG and help them sing the song. People were asked to sign up to be part of the music video.


    The music video for Dororo was also released last month so be sure to check that out too. The song is the opening theme for the ongoing anime series Dororo.

  • Star as an Extra in ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION’s New ‘Kaihouku’ Music Video

    18.April.2019 | MUSIC

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will release their new double A-side single Dororo / Kaihouku on May 15. A music video is being made for the latter song and the band are now recruiting people on their website to sign up to feature as extras.


    Shooting will take place at an undisclosed location on April 23 during the day until 19:00. Recruitment is for 200 men and women over the age of 18. Those lucky enough to get a place will feature in the video together with the band.

    Kaihouku is one of the encore songs being played at the band’s ongoing nationwide tour. It has already become one of the band’s most important tracks.


    Applications close on April 19 at 9:00am (JST), so if you’re in Japan this month then don’t miss this rare occasion!

  • Dororo Creditless Opening Video Featuring Theme Song by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION’s Released on YouTube

    03.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The creditless opening video of the TV anime series Dororo has been officially released on YouTube. The song which shares the same name as the series is performed by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION.


    Dororo is a manga series by Osamu Tezuka about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.


    The song will be released as a double A-side single entitled Dororo/Kaihouku on May 15, 2019. It will also receive an early digital release on April 22.


    Talking about the song and series, the band made the following statement: “It is a profound and multilayered series that shows satire towards modern society and people behind its setting and old, mysterious story. We put love into making the song so as not to not let down the manga’s author Tezuka.”

  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Releases ‘Sleep’ Music Video

    26.March.2019 | MUSIC

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION released the music video for their song Sleep over on their official YouTube channel.



    Sleep was featured on Can’t Sleep EP, a bonus CD that was sold with First Press Limited Edition copies of their album Home Town released last year. The song will be used as the main theme for the upcoming Japanese film Startup Girls starring Mone Kamishiraishi and Hirona Yamazaki.

    The music video features footage of the start of the band’s ongoing 2019 “Home Town” tour. It was directed by up-and-coming video director Jun Ooshima and features contemporary dancing created by Japanese choreographer Ruri Mito who took inspiration from the song’s lyrics. Mito was invited on board after ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION’s guitarist and vocalist Masafumi Gotoh produced the music for “MeMe,” a live event by Mito’s group Co. Ruri Mito.


    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION are in the midst of their ongoing tour. Tickets are still available for select dates.

  • amazarashi Releases Music Video for Dororo Ending Theme ‘Sayonara Gokko’

    14.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The long-awaited music video for amazarashi’s new single Sayonaro Gokko has finally arrived. A short version was posted on his official YouTube channel which can be checked out below.


    amazarashi – “Sayonara Gokko” Short Music Video

    Sayonara Gokko is used as the ending theme for the ongoing anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s manga series series Dororo of the same name. The song tackles the series characters’ Hyakkimaru and Dororo’s ability to move forward even during hardships.

    The music video was produced by YKBX who has been in charged in much of the artwork for amazarashi’s releases. This is amazarashi’s first fully-animated music video since Mudai in 2015 and sees Hiromu Akita himself wandering the streets aimlessly.

    As well as Sayonara Gokko the single includes the new songs Sore o Kotoba Toiu and Aizakku. The First Press Limited Edition will include a 70-minute DVD featuring amazarashi’s performance at Nakano Sunplaza, an additional concert on their 11-date 2018 tour.


    Dororo is a manga series by Osamu Tezuka about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.

  • Ren Koseki’s Top 5 Recommended 2019 Winter Anime

    11.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES

    I think we can agree when it’s this cold out, there’s nothing better than sitting at home inside your warm room binging anime!


    Hi everyone, I’m Ren Koseki, and these are my top 5 picks from the 2019 winter season anime list!

    Kakegurui ××

    The story of this series takes place in Hyakkaou Private Academy where the student hierarchy is determined by money sent to the student council. These contributions come from gambling carried out by the council in the school. The students become crazy and chaotic when it comes to gambling which leads to some very over-the-top scenes.


    In the new season the gambling is taken to an extreme level by the student council who has overwhelming authority in the school. The cheating and mind games too continue as students bet their money. The first season aired in 2017 so I recommend watching that first. The new season introduces new characters crazed with unique personalities. You might think I’m talking about how crazy it is too much, but you have to see it to believe it!





    ©Homura Kawamoto・Tōru Naomura / SQUARE ENIX・”Kakegurui ××” Production Committee


    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

    Kaguya Shinomiya is the vice president of Shuchiin Academy’s student council while Miyuki Shirogane is the president. The two of them have feelings for each other but are too prideful to confess their love for one another, leading to a battle of romantic mind games to make the one another confess their love first. Since both of them are so smart this leads to some intellectual mind games, but their offence and defence and main goal being to make the one say they like the other is so pure. In any case there are lots of parts where the desperate two are so cute it’s like medicine to the soul. It gets right into the story too and is really easy to watch.



    Netflix / Amazon Video / Hulu / Nico Nico Channel / Bandai Channel / GYAO!

    ©Aka Akasaka / Shueisha・Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Production committee



    Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me

    Miyako is a college student and otaku who meets the “angel” Hana, an elementary school student and friend of her younger sister’s. She becomes captivated by Hana’s cuteness the moment she sees her.


    It’s an anime that will warm your heart. All of the girls in it are cute! All of their personalities are different, so it’s wonderful to get to take in different types of cuteness all at once. There are funny scenes too where she tries hard to close the distance between her and Hana despite being a shy otaku only for it to fail. This is probably something shy people can relate to. In any case, this anime with its cute girls is sure to make you feel warm and fluffy.



    Amazon Video / Hulu / Nico Nico Channel / GYAO!

    ©Nanatsu Mukunoki・Ichijinsha / Wataten Production Committee


    Ueno-san wa Bukiyō

    The romance-comedy series is set in the science classroom of junior high school. Ueno-san is the Science Club leader and in love with her fellow underclassman Tanaka, but he has no interest in her whatsoever soo get him to notice her, Ueno-san makes full use of her bizarre inventions. She tries and tries but it just irritates Tanaka more but it only makes her want to try even harder. Seeing her like that makes you cheer her on! Each episode is short so I think it’s easy to get into.



    Nico Nico / AbemaTV / Docomo Anime Store


    Official Website:

    © tugeneko・Hakusensha / Ueno-san wa Bukiyō Production Committee



    The manga for this series is a shonen written by Osamu Tezuka The story is about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons. Now with fake body parts, his goal is to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts together with the young thief Dororo. You can’t help but be invested in seeing what happens as Hyakkimaru defeats the demons and becomes a little more human each time. The new series is also a remake of an older anime. Contrary to what you’d expect, it doesn’t look old fashioned but modern, and the action and scenes are beautiful. The original work is unfinished so nobody knows how it’s going to end. I can’t wait!



    Amazon Prime Video

    Official Website: 

    Dororo ©Tezuka Production / Twin Engine



    This isn’t part of my main list but I’m also currently checking out Boogiepop wa Warawanai! This is the type of series where you have to watch everything to understand the full story, so I omitted it from my line-up because it’s difficult to explain, but I watch it every week. It’s a really well made anime that makes you use your head!



    Netflix / Amazon / Huku / Nico Nico / Bandai Channel / PlayStation™ Video

    ©2018 Kouhei Kadono / KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works / Boogiepop wa Warawanai Production Committee


    This ends my list of 2019 winter anime. I hope you enjoy!

  • QUEEN BEE Releases Music Video for Dororo Opening Theme ‘Kaen’

    08.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    QUEEN BEE released their new single Kaen (FIRE) last week which is used as the opening theme for the TV anime series Dororo.


    The band has just dropped the music video on their YouTube channel which was directed by Sayaka Nakane who worked on the band’s previous videos for HALF and Saiminjutsu.



    First Press Limited Edition copies of the single include a DVD featuring the second half of the band’s concert at Zepp Tokyo, the final show of their sold-out 2018 “HALF” tour.


    First Press Regular Edition copies include an application card to attend the band’s acoustic live show being held to support the release of Kaen.


    The new single is available to listen to on Spotify and Apple Music and to download on iTunes.

  • amazarashi Releases TV Anime Dororo Ending Theme & Live Tour Video

    30.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese rock band amazarashi has released a trailer for their 2018 live tour “Chihou Toshi no Memento Mori” which is featured on the DVD included with First Press Limited Edition copies of their new single Sayonara Gokko set for release on CD on February 13.


    The trailer contains footage taken from the band’s performance at Nakano Sunplaza, an extra show that was added to the 11-date tour from last year. It teases performances of the band’s songs Word ProcessorPhilosophy and Starlight.

    Sayonara Gokko is used as the ending theme for the ongoing anime series Dororo. The song was released digitally on January 30, 2019.