DAOKO & Scha Dara Parr Collaborate in Dragalia Lost™ x Fire Emblem Commercial

27.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Players of Nintendo’s popular mobile action role-playing game Dragalia Lost™ are in for an exciting treat as the game is crossing over with Fire Emblem: Heroes as part of the “Fire Emblem Tsunagaru Sekai” event.

As part of the collaboration, DAOKO, who features in many of the songs in the game, has teamed up with Japanese hip-hop trio Scha Dara Parr who are well-known for their love of video games.

Both artists have made a song together entitled Fire Emblem Main Theme (Ver.Heroes) which samples Fire Emblem main theme song. The track is featured as part of the game’s BGM for the event and also appears in the following TV commercial.

Scha Dara Parr previously appeared in a commercial for Nintendo’s internationally acclaimed game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

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    The CD cover for DAOKO’s upcoming 4th album anima, which was announced last week and for which pre-orders opened today, has been revealed. The illustration was drawn by Shihatsu-chan.

    DAOKO is set to release anima initially on June 24, 2020 across music subscription and download services before it hits shelves as a CD on July 29, 2020. The record comes as her first album since Shiteki Ryoko dropped back in December 2018.

     

    anima will also be released with Limited Edition and Regular Edition copies.

    The album is being co-produced by DAOKO herself and Akito Katayose (GREAT3) who was also the sound producer for DAOKO’s self-titled album—her first to be released from a major label.

     

    The 12-track album invites a diverse range of track makers and musicians on board who DAOKO respects. Songs will see a return to DAOKO’s iconic rap style, as well as enter new territory for the singer.

     

    DAOKO | Comment

    “I first encountered Shihatsu-chan’s work on Twitter. It was love at first sight. Her art makes me feel somehow nostalgic and lonely… but it also feels close and warm. The penny dropped when I actually got to meet Shihatsu-chan. She’s a very warm and kind person in real life. I grew to love her work even more. The scenery we saw when we took a stroll together through Shibuya became the basis for the album artwork. It’s wonderful, I felt a wave of emotions seeing it. It fits the outlook of the song perfectly and itself is an important part of this record. I’m honoured to have come together with her, so I’d like to thank her. I want to see your work enlarged, so now I want an art book of your work!”)

     

    Shihatsu-chan | Comment

    “When I went to see DAOKO live, her music touched my heart. She’s powerful, transient. As I watched her, she shone brighter than any one, and in my heart I knew I had to draw something for her. And she let me. Every piece I do is my best – I put my all into all of them. I hope you enjoy the artwork alongside DAOKO’s wonderful music.”

  • DAOKO’s New Album ‘anima’ to be Released On June 24

    04.June.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese singer DAOKO is set to release her fourth album anima initially on June 24, 2020 across music subscription and download services before it hits shelves as a CD on July 29, 2020. The record comes as her first album since Shiteki Ryoko dropped back in December 2018.

     

    The album is being co-produced by DAOKO herself and Akito Katayose (GREAT3) who was also the sound producer for DAOKO’s self-titled album—her first to be released from a major label.

     

    The 12-track album invites a diverse range of track makers and musicians on board who DAOKO respects. Songs will see a return to DAOKO’s iconic rap style, as well as enter new territory for the singer.

     

    First Press Limited Edition copies of anima are coupled with a DVD featuring DAOKO’s concert at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM held in February this year as part of her “2020 Otogi no Mitoshi Tour.”

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    DAOKO | Comment

    “When I heard the final mastered version of my album ‘anima,’ I teared up. The album is intertwined with philosophical ideas, something which I often think about. It has an amazing sound. I felt beauty from my heart. The album is one which helps brings the light closer—a light which until now could only be seen from a distance—and one which illuminates the path ahead. I’m thankful from the bottom of my heart to all the musicians [involved] whom I admire and respect, and who helped me find a new DAOKO. This album saved me, and I hope it becomes a ray of light to those who hear it.”

     

     

    Akito Katayose | Comment

    “Her words stir my heart, and her voice brings about a fiery pleasure to my ears. DAOKO has been special since I met her when she was 17-years-old. Her talent is endless, and it shows on this album. She feels liberated on it. It was an incredible experience to work with her […] as well as all of the wonderful musicians who followed along, including my former friend John McEntire. I hope this beautiful and curious album echoes as a source of strength to all the unstable hearts and the world.”

  • DAOKO Releases New Song ‘Ocharaketayo’ Featuring Indonesian Hitmaker pxzvc

    26.March.2020 | MUSIC

    DAOKO released her last single Otogi no Machi in February this year and promoted it with a mini solo tour in Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo.

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    This is a must-listen for fans of DAOKO, an artist who just keeps on expanding her scope of expression.

  • DAOKO Releases Music Video For New Song ‘Otogi no Machi’

    16.January.2020 | MUSIC

    Tokyo-bred singer and rapper DAOKO just dropped the music video for her new song Otogi no Machi which was released as a digital single just yesterday (January 15). Check it out below.

     

    DAOKO – “Otogi no Machi” MUSIC VIDEO

    In the video, DAOKO plays the role of an ‘OL’—a Japanese abbreviation for an office ladyーworking somewhere in the city. Tired from work, she drags her tired body through the night-wrapped downtown streets. Awaiting her at the club she arrives at is blaring music and bright lights. When she steps back outside, the worldーwhich before was black and white for herーnow has colour to it, expressing the fact that music can bring colour to our ordinary lives. The scenes and outfit were all conceived by DAOKO herself, making this DAOKO’s first entirely self-produced video.

     

    The music video also features many pieces of work from illustrator Hermippe, who worked on the CD cover for the digital single as well as the key visual for DAOKO’s “2020 Otogi no Mitoshi tour.”

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  • Watch the Teaser for DAOKO’s New Dragalia Lost Album

    02.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Dragalia Lostis an action role-playing smartphone game developed by Cygames and published by Nintendo. It has been one year since the game launched last year on September 27, and to commemorate, young famous singer DAOKO is collaborating with the title to release an anniversary album on October 9 called DAOKO x Dragalia Lost.

     

    Check out the epic album teaser below released just moments ago.

     

    The teaser gives us a cheeky taste of many songs that are included on DAOKO’s new album and follows DAOKO’s journey with Dragalia Lost. The range of game scenes in the teaser is enough to make any Dragalia Lost fan lose themselves in excitement. 

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  • DAOKO’s Song Used for Hit Film Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. Check Out the Official Music Video.

    01.October.2019 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    Young singer and rapper DAOKO created the insert song “Hajimemashite no Kimochi ofor the hit film Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, which features Sho Hirano (from idol group King & Prince) and actress Kanna Hashimoto. Now, the music video for Hajimemashite no Kimochi o has been released.

     The music video paints a picture of romance that viewers can easily relate to in real life. Teens from across Japan have fallen in love with the video upon learning that the video even features their favourite illustrator fusedy. DAOKO’s lyrics spell out the story of the pure love of a young girl who easily blends into her surroundings. The music video has become a big hit.

     

    Hajimemashite no Kimochi o Official Music Video

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is a current high-tension hit film which has grasped a wide audience. Through her song, DAOKO has widely influenced the feelings involved in the world of the film. Please check it out. 

     

  • Dragalia Lost Anniversary Song by DAOKO Used in 1st Anniversary Commercial For Mobile Game

    28.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The song a n n i v e r s a r y, written by DAOKO and TAKU INOUE for the one-year anniversary of Dragalia Lost, was used in a new commercial for the celebrations.

    DAOKO herself also appeared in the commercial alongside the characters in the game. Check it out below.

     

     

    An anniversary event titled “DRAGALIA LOST Celebration Party” will also be held at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST on January 8 next year where DAOKO will perform live alongside TAKU INOUE as the DJ.

    To attend this event, you must sign up via the application card included with copies of DAOKO’s upcoming album DAOKO x Dragalia Lost releasing on October 9.Winners will be chosen randomly to attend.

     

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  • DAOKO x Dragalia Lost Album Cover Art Unveiled, Store Exclusive Bonuses Announced

    20.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Dragalia Lost is an action RPG developed by Cygames and published by Nintendo for Android and iOS. To celebrate one year since the game’s release on September 27, 2018, it was revealed last month that DAOKO is teaming up with the game to release an anniversary album entitled DAOKO x Dragalia Lost on October 9.

     

    In the lead up to its release, the CD covers for the albums have just been unveiled.

    First Press Limited Edition

    The CD covers feature illustrations of the Dragalia Lost characters as well as DAOKO who has been drawn as if she was a character in the game.

    Regular Edition

    Tracks on the album include a n n i v e r s a r y, an song written for the 1 year anniversary written by DAOKO and TAKU INOUE, the game’s theme song Owaranai Sekai de produced by Takeshi Kobayashi, the Yasutaka Nakata-produced insert song Bokura no Network, a new song made in collaboration with Scha Dara Parr entitled Haisensupaisen, and more. The album also features many other artists and creators who were involved with the music production, such as Keiichi Ejima (Sakanaction), Yoh Kamiyama, Hideya Kojima (ORESAMA), Kikuo, Yunomi, and more.

    Ryuki’s Amulet

    First Press copies of both the Regular Edition and Limited Edition come with an application card for a chance to win in-game items, which have yet to be announced, and also come with the above-pictured Ryuki Amulet based on DAOKO’s song Owaranai Sekai de, and an item set that can be used in game.

    When bought at select stores, the CD’s are also coupled with other exclusives. Check below for more details.

     

    ©Nintendo/Cygames

  • DAOKO Announces Collaborative Album to Celebrate Dragalia Lost’s 1 Year Anniversary

    21.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Dragalia Lost is an action RPG developed by Cygames and published by Nintendo for Android and iOS. To celebrate one year since the game’s release on September 27, 2018, it has been announced that DAOKO is teaming up with the game to released an anniversary album entitled DAOKO x Dragalia Lost on October 9.

    DAOKO is already known for her musical work with Dragalia lost, having written its main theme Owaranai Sekai de as well as featuring in the insert songs Bokura no Network in collaboration with Yasutaka Nakata―amongst others―all of which have received much love from players of the game and DAOKO fans alike. She is known for having been featured in many hit songs by big name artists and creators including Keiichi Ejima (Sakanaction), Yoh Kamiyama, Hideya Kojima (ORESAMA), Kikuo, Yunomi, and more.

    The new anniversary album will be released with limited edition and regular edition copies with 18 tracks. First press copies of the limited edition will also feature a second disc with 5 bonus songs with songs sung by characters from the game including Lucretia and Siren. They will also including a 60-page booklet featuring illustrations and arrive packaged in a slip case.

     

    An anniversary event will also be held for Dragalia Lost which will feature a special live performance by DAOKO as well as various other things related to the game. Full details will be announced at a later date, but fans can sign up for a chance to attend the event by getting their hands on first press copies of either the limited or regular editions of the album which are coupled with an application ticket. When signing up, if you enter your game user ID you will receive an exclusive anniversary item to use in the game.

     

    ©Nintendo/Cygames

  • DAOKO Performs Insert Song For Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Live-Action Film

    06.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    DAOKO’s new song Hajimemashite no Kimochi o will be used as an insert song for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Aka Akasama’s hit manga series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.

    The song captures the feelings and delicate heart of the titular character Kaguya Shinomiya, who is played by Kanna Hashimoto (Assassination Classroom, Gintama). DAOKO weaves together the polished and groovy nature of this dance track with her lyrical lyrics. The song also features music creator and singer-songwriter Yoh Kamiyama who is chiefly active on social media.

     

    You can hear a brief snippet of the track in the following promo video for the film.

     

    Miyuki Shirogane is played by Sho Hirano, a member of the idol group King & Prince. Like the manga and anime series, the story follows Shirogane and Kaguya who are the student council president and vice-president respectively and are both prestigious individuals both inside and outside of school. The two of them love each other but are too stubborn to confess that love as they believe whoever does first loses. The film will follow their antics to try and get the other to confess.

    Speaking about her tie-in with the film, DAOKO commented the following: ‘I wrote the lyrics for Hajimemashite no Kimochi o in the image of Kaguya’s feelings. I focused especially on the emotions she feels when in an intense heart-throbbing situation, like the episode with the firework festival scene. That scene leaves a huge impression in both the manga and film.’

     

    She continues: ‘I also pictured Kaguya’s feelings while I was singing and followed the lyrics as I sang them. I hope the song adds something to the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War franchise.’

     

    Kanna Hashimoto, who plays the lead heroine Kaguya, also spoke about the insert song, commenting: ‘Hajimemashite no Kimochi o is truly perfect for that one important episode which features the firework festival scene. I was happy to hear the words in the lyrics “a distance of several centimetres,” they’re spot-on when describing the distance between Kaguya and Shirogane. Together with DAOKO’s music it made the scene really beautiful and moving, so I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.’

     

    The film’s producer Takashi Hirano also commented: ‘”The sound of my heartbeat is so loud I can’t even heard the fireworks anymore.” This is a line from Kaguya in volume five of the manga. The  moment I saw that scene I had a strong desire to make a live-action film. Like the series’s subtitle says, the manga is a comedy about two geniuses in a war of love and intellect. That [particular] scene sends their fireworks of love skyrocketing in an instant.”

     

    Hirano continues: “I knew I absolutely wanted this song to play in the scene when we were in the screenwriting stages. I knew only DAOKO could express Kaguya’s feelings―strong-willed but delicate like a young girl―and also get through to the minds of young people. DAOKO agreed right away, and when the song played in the film, there were members of staff who were crying. I wonder if there’s ever been such a wonderful firework scene like this before. Thank you, DAOKO, for your magical music and voice!”

     

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War will hit Japanese cinemas on September 6, 2019.

     

    Ⓒ2019 “Kaguya-sama: Love Is War” Film Production Committee

    ⒸAka Akasaka / Shueisha

  • Sanrio Puroland’s All-Night Halloween Party to Feature Guest Performances by Scha Dara Parr, m-flo & chelmico

    01.August.2019 | MUSIC / SPOT

    Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo’s theme park home to Hello Kitty and her friends, has teamed up with music company Melody fair to create a very special one-night-only Halloween party called SPOOKY PUMPKIN 2019 〜PURO ALL NIGHT HALLOWEEN PARTY〜 which will take place on October 26.

    This marks the 6th year of Puroland’s all-night event which never fails to sell out every ticket every single time. This year, there will be 4 live stages instead of the usual 3 allowing for even more exciting entertainment. There will be alcohol, performances from some big names in Japanese music, appearances from the Sanrio character cast, special openings of select park attractions and restaurants, and more for a truly unique club night experience you won’t find anywhere else.

     

    The park will be decorated in all things Halloween, and guests must dress according to the dress code which is titled “Orange or Pumpkin.”

    m-flo

    chelmico

    There is a huge list of artists are lined up with 40 expected to perform. The first batch have been announced already and includes Scha Dara Parr, m-flo, chelmico, Mom, BILLIE IDLE®, xiangyu, 4s4ki, DJ To-i (from DISH//), 掌幻と昴、LEGEND Of Densetsu a.k.a. Cypress Ueno, OTOTOY FRIDAY, Makita Sports、Poseidon Ishikawa, Shaka bose, JUN INAGAWA, Kubotakai, DJ DEVILMINTKIRYU, DJ yksb, and DJ Hello Kitty. The rest are to be announced at a later date.

    There will also be a special pre-celebration for Hello Kitty’s birthday which is officially on November 1.

    This fun all-night Halloween festival welcomes everybody include those who have never been to a music festival or club before.

    Links to where you can buy tickets are listed below. If you buy them from Reco Ticket you’ll get the above-pictured exclusive Hello Kitty ticket.

     

    Enjoy a Halloween party like no other this year at Sanrio Puroland.

     

    ©2019 SANRIO CO., LTD.

  • DAOKO Announces Premium Live Show & All-Night Concert

    17.May.2019 | MUSIC

    DAOKO has announced two new concerts for this summer: DAOKO 2019 “Kizuki” LIVE – Enlightening my world will take place at Shibuya WWW X on July 18 and DAOKO presents “Charm Point” all-night Ver. at clubasia on August 10.

     

    The July show is a bigger and better edition of DAOKO’s premium mini concert that was held back in February as part of her “Enlightening my world.”

    The show in August is the second in her “Charm Point” event series, the first having been held in April last year at LIQUIDROOM in Ebisu. Several guests will be invited along for this all-night event.

     

    Pre-sale tickets for both these shows went on sale on May 17.

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