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.


  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Announce Annual ‘SUI CUP’ Tour & Release Live YouTube Video

    25.January.2020 | MUSIC

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION has announced that its annual “SUI CUP” live tour, which has been held every year since 2015, will be held for the fifth time this year. The title of the tour is “SUI CUP 2 ~The Song of Apple~” and it will begin in Sapporo on May 21 and finish in Hiroshima on June 12 for a total of seven shows, with supporting bands at each of them.


    Masafumi Gotoh, the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, released a statement about the support acts.


    Masafumi Gotoh Comment

    “Kiyomaru Togo and YeYe both have their own individual and unique directions. NOT WONK are hope for the indie rock genre, as are Shinsei Jusrassic Boys. Ohzora Kimishima sounds nostalgic and has burning talent. totsuzensyonen have a clumsy but honest passion. the chef cooks me give love and blessing to their the tumultuous music. I’m excited to have all of them on board, and I’m excited for the near future where I get to rewrite cliched words such as the ones I’ve used here. I’m confident this is going to be an amazing tour. To everyone in Japan: hop on board!”



    Pre-sale tickets are now live on ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION’s official website. Further information will be posted there in the near future.


    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION – “Kaihouku”【LIVE】Tour 2019 “Hometown”

    The band also posted a live video of their newest song Kaihouku taken from the concert at Pacifico Yokohama during their “Hometown” tour.


    Kaihouku was released as a double A-side single along with the song Dororoーthe opening theme for the anime series of the same nameーlast year on May 15.

  • amazarashi To Release Their First Original Full Album in 2 Years

    24.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

     Japanese rock band amazarashi, which includes Aomori prefecture’s Hiromu Akita as lead vocalist, is set to release their new album boycott on March 11, 2020, which will be their first original full album release in two years. They have also dropped a sneak preview of their artist photo. 


    amazarashi are pushing full steam ahead, constantly producing new and exciting content. Since the release of Chihou Toshi No Memento Mori in December 2017, amazarashi followed up with their first ever live performance at the Nippon Budokan under the concert title Rodoku Enso Jikken Kukan Shin Gengo Chitsujo, subsequently releasing the Dororo anime ending theme song Sayonara Gokko and the music video for their song Miraininarenakatta Anoyoruni, which worked up a sensation for featuring famous actor Ryusei Yokohama among other big names. 


    The upcoming album will come in three formats including two first press limited editions and one regular edition. Each format contains 14 songs. The two first press editions will also include original video contents, music videos, the live video of their performance that took place at the end of the year and a short story detailing the early years of Hiromu Akita in the form of a special booklet.  


    If you are a fan, keep your eyes peeled for more updates.

  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Drops Teaser Video for ‘Hometown’ Tour 2019 Blu-Ray and DVD

    04.December.2019 | MUSIC

    Following their Shu 15 Kan – Tour 2019 Hometown tour that took place earlier this year, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION released the official performance video on Blu-ray and DVD on December 4 and dropped a teaser on YouTube. 

    The Hometown tour took place from March to July 2019 to celebrate the release of ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION’s tenth studio album. The performance video was taken at Pacifico Yokohama and includes the set list from the Hometown album and even an acoustic set. 


    Check out the teaser video below:

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION –Shu 15 Kan – Tour 2019 Hometown- (Trailer)

    Some of the short snippets of songs revealed in the teaser include Kouya wo aruke, Kimi No Machi Made and the acoustic version of Oceanic Route. If you’re an ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION fan, you should definitely check it out. 

  • 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.