Teen Artist MANON Releases New Song AIR KISSING feat. KM & LEX Produced By KM
28.June.2019 | MUSIC
After collaborating with popular rap crew Normcore Boys to release “2 LIVE IN A REAL WORLD feat. Normcore Boyz”, MANON continues to collaborate with cutting-edge artists of the new generation such as Sleet Mage and Yuckle. She has now completed a brand new song called AIR KISSING feat. KM & LEX which is guaranteed to be a big hit.
The song was produced by KM, whose popular tracks drive the current hiphop scene. KM has previously remixed ANARCHY, SALU, BADHOP and much more. The theme of MANON’s new song is midnight. This emotional and sentimental trap hiphop song sets the scene for MANON to tell the story of a female high school student and her fleeting heart. Midway through the track, the song takes a drastic turn, where edgy teen rapper MANON allows LEX to take over for the second half. LEX picks up the pace for part two with an emotional tone. As the song becomes more and more intense every second, there is no doubt that this is the next teenage anthem.
The music video has already been posted on YouTube. In the video, MANON can be seen wearing items from her collaboration collection with WEGO. This collection, which even includes collaboration T-shirts, will be released for limited sale at selected WEGO stores from July. Please check them out.
Q-MHz, Yuko Suzuhana Release Opening MV for Peach Boy Riverside Anime Series
The full music video for ‘Dark Spiral Journey,’ the opening theme for the anime series Peach Boy Riverside, has been uploaded to YouTube. Performed by pop-rock group Q-MHz and featuring Wagakki Band’s Yuko Suzuhana, it’s a track that’s dark and fast-paced, a perfect match for the anime’s story.
Previously, a non-credit opening video was released on YouTube and Twitter, commemorating the show’s first episode released on July 1. This short version was met with massive fanfare, and the full release doesn’t disappoint!
f you’re just looking for the audio release, ‘Dark spiral journey’ is now available on multiple streaming services!
Peach Boy Riverside began airing on TOKYO MX, BS NTV and other stations beginning July 1. It’s based on the manga series of the same name, currently serialized in Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine R and Magapoke. You may have heard of the Japanese folktale Momotaro, but Peach Boy Riverside wants to tell another peach-related story you may not expect.
Dark spiral journey
Streaming Link: https://lnk.to/darkspiraljourney
Q-MHz Official Site: https://q-mhz.com/
Yuko Suzuhana Official Site: https://yuko-suzuhana.com/
Peach Boy Riverside
Began airing on TOKYO MX, BS NTV, and other stations on July 1, 2021.
Official Site: https://peachboyriverside.com/
DEAN FUJIOKA Releases ‘Runaway’ Music Video Behind-the-Scenes
02.August.2021 | MUSIC
DEAN FUJIOKA released the music video for his new song Runaway last week. The song is used as an insert song in the Fuji TV drama Oshi no Ouji-sama and as the main theme in the FOD spin-off drama Boku no Oshi wa Ouji-sama.
DEAN FUJIOKA – “Runaway” (Music Video)
On Thursday, a behind-the-scenes for the music video was also posted on his channel.
The video features comments and interviews with Fujioka as well as former Sakurazaka46 member Shiori Satō who also appears in the music video.
Fujioka is set to embark on his “Musical Transmute 2021” tour which will take him to 18 cities for 20 shows. The last run of early bird tickets are now available for purchase.
Aimyon Releases ‘Seishun to Seishun to Seishun’ Music Video
16.July.2021 | MUSIC
Aimyon posted a music video for her song Seishun to Seishun to Seishun on July 9. The track is originally taken from her 3rd single Kimi wa Rock o Kikanai which was released all the way back on August 2, 2017.
The song featured as a couple track on the single which dropped almost four years ago. It was made for a commercial for Kirin Beer’s Tanrei Green Label. It has always been a popular song amongst fans who are sure to be delighted at this long-awaited video.
Aimyon – “Seishun to Seishun to Seishun”【OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO】
The video was directed by Pennacky who also worked on Aimyon’s Choyo music video. It features Aimyon, the song’s producer Sunday Kamide, and his band in a tiny diorama of a train and its journey.
Aimyon | Comment
“I told my staff a long time ago that I wanted to make a music video of this song one day, but there wasn’t an opportunity and the days and months just began to build up. I never thought we’d pick up this song again in this way. My prayers were answered and we made a music video. We have that summer breeze and feeling of youthfulness on board. It’s an exciting video, so I hope people enjoy it together with the song.”
Pennacky (Director) | Comment
“It’s an honour to be the director of this famous song by Aimyon. I hope people who know about the song already, as well as those who have yet to hear it, will enjoy it.”
BiSH Releases Kingdom Anime Opening Theme ‘STACKiNG’ Music Video
Japanese idol group BiSH, often called the ‘punk band without instruments,’ released the full music video for their new song STACKiNG on Monday. The track will feature as the second opening theme for the anime series Kingdom from July 18.
BiSH / STACKiNG [OFFiCiAL ViDEO]
The song is also available to listen to on major music streaming and download services. It will feature on their upcoming 4th album GOiNG TO DESTRUCTiON set to release on August 4.
Official Website: https://kingdom-anime.com
Eve Releases ‘Dramaturgy’ Live Film to Celebrate Original Music Video Breaking 100 Million Views
09.July.2021 | MUSIC
In celebration of Eve’s Dramaturgy breaking 100 million views, a live music video of the song was released on his official YouTube channel.
Dramaturgy – Eve MV(Live Film ver.)
Dramaturgy is featured on Eve’s 2017 album Bunka and his second to hit 100 million views following Kaikai Kitan, the opening theme for the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen.
Eve has over 3.1 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1.1 billion views. He also enjoys 3.5 million listeners on Spotify every month.
Eve Official Website: https://eveofficial.com/
Ado’s ‘Yoru no Pierrot’ Music Video is Illustrated by KEIGO INOUE
23.June.2021 | MUSIC
Following his collaborations with virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI as well as Eve for the Jujutsu Kaisen anime opening Kaikai Kitan, Japanese illustrator KEIGO INOSUKE has now joined hands with Ado to create the music video and CD cover artwork for her new song Yoru no Pierrot (Clown of the Night).
Yoru no Pierrot is written and composed by biz, a Vocaloid producer who previously worked on Ado’s song Freudmeta. On the same day the music video dropped on June 14, advertisements lit up the big screens at Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo (see below). The video itself depicts a futuristic Scramble Crossing, illustrated by digital artist KEIGO INOSUKE whose name is known both in Japan and overseas.
flumpool released a music video for Freeze on their official YouTube channel on Saturday. The song is taken from their new single Distance which dropped on May 26.
Freeze is used as the opening theme for the anime series Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor which is set to wrap up with its final episode on June 21. The video was filmed in the style of a live performance.
flumpool – “Freeze” Music Video
flumpool are currently in the midst of their Real Tour. Their show at Aichi Prefectural Art Theater will be streamed like on June 20. More details can be found on their official website.
ASCA x Teniwoha x YOTTASUN Release ‘Villain’ Music Video
09.June.2021 | MUSIC
Japanese singer ASCA released her double A-side single Carpe Diem/Villain on June 2. The rock track Carpe Diem features as the ending theme for the ongoing anime adaptation of Square Enix’s video game The World Ends With You. The other song, Villain, is a full band cover of Teniwoha’s song of the same name. A lyric music video was posted on ASCA’s YouTube channel and features an illustration created by popular Japanese illustrator YOTTASUN.
ASCA – “Villain” Lyric Video
ASCA – “Carpe Diem” Music Video
ASCA performed live online on June 4 for fans who purchased the single at Tower Records. She will also hold another special online performance on June 27.
In promotion of his new single Take Over, which dropped on Wednesday (March 10), DEAN FUJIOKA is holding a 24-hour live stream on the same day as the record’s release.
The stream will begin at 18:30 (JST) and will air music videos before DEAN FUJIOKA appears to perform live at 20:00. He will of course perform his new single, talk about his first-ever picture book Famubamu, talk to fans through video call, and more.
The singer-songwriter also released a music video for his song Plan B on YouTube which you can check out below.
RADWIMPS Release ‘Natsu no Sei’ Music Video From New EP
01.September.2020 | MUSIC
RADWIMPS released their new music video for Natsu no Sei on their official YouTube channel. The song is the title track for their upcoming EP which is set to drop tomorrow (September 2).
The bright and sunny music video was directed by Kento Yamada and stars actress Anna Yamada.
RADWIMPS – “Natsu no Sei” Music Video
To celebrate the launch of the new song, RADWIMPS are holding a summer-themed social media project. Over on their official website, fans can use a digital photo frame which they are encouraged to post along with the hashtag #RADsummer2020.
Despite the effects of COVID-19 this year, RADWIMPS aren’t backing down with their releases, with the announcement of their Natsu no Sei EP their first new material in just 3 months. The record will include the title track which was originally released exclusively on Apple Music and was used in a Japanese commercial, Light The Light which was used to cheer people up during the pandemic, Neko Jarashi which was used in a commercial for tea by Kirin, Shinsekai which was written for their performance on the TV Asahi show Music Station, and Kokoro no Naka (Complete ver.) which was used for promotion of “KIBO RELAY OVER THE EARTH.”
Natsu no Sei EP
Release Date: September 2, 2020
First Press Limited Edition A (CD+Blu-ray): ¥3,100 (Before Tax) [ UPCH-29372]
First Press Limited Edition B (CD+DVD): ¥3,000 (Before Tax) [ UPCH-29373]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,600 (Before Tax) [UPCH-20558]
*First Press Limited Edition A and B copies come with a special 32-page booklet covering the recording of the Natsu no Sei music video
RADWIMPS Official Website: http://radwimps.jp/
Josh Cumbee Releases ‘Sound Of Your Name’ Music Video Filmed at Mount Myoko in Japan
American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Josh Cumbee dropped his first digital single release Sound Of Your Name on Valentine’s Day. The song’s lyrics talk about having lost the love of your life, a picture of which is painted in its beautiful new music video.
Fans in the comments have expressed their love for the lyrical content, as well as Josh’s beautiful voice, but what has drawn so much attention is the breathtaking location the video was shot in. Fans have pondered over where it was shot, with some thinking it was in Canada, but it was actually shot at Mount Myoko in Niigata, Japan.
Josh Cumbee – “Sound Of Your Name” Music Video
The video was directed by Yudai Maruyama, who said: “Josh came from California, which is where I studied abroad during university, so it felt really fresh and was a lot of fun to shoot this video with him in my hometown of Niigata.”
Karin Ookoso, a model and who appears in the music video alongside, said: “The day Josh arrived we all went to the hot springs. We all bought some sweets from the candy store in front of the hot springs and ate them together. It was really fun. Josh is really kind. He learned lots about Japan, and likes the country, which made me super happy.”
A behind-the-scenes video was also released for the music videoーfilmed with an all-Japanese teamーwhere we see Josh enjoying the snowy landscape of Niigata, and chatting together with Karin. Check it out below.
Josh Cumbee – “Sound Of Your Name” Behind-The-Scenes
Josh described realising his dream of visiting the snowy Japanese mountain as like being transported into a different dimension. He said the filming lasted from early morning into the late night, but thanks to everyone involved pouring all their strength into the video, they were able to create something breathtaking. He thanked the director Yudai Maruyama, describing him as having wonderful insight, Karin whom he likened to a fairy, the staff, and his own management.
MOTOR CITY by Kenichi Asai To Be The Opening Theme Song For Upcoming Anime No Guns Life
No Guns Life is a manga series created by Tasuku Karasuma which has been serialized in Shueisha’s Seinen magazine Ultra Jump. An anime version of this manga has been created and will premiere in October 2019. We have now discovered that the opening theme song for the anime is MOTOR CITY and was written by Kenichi Asai.
The second anime trailer for No Guns Life, in which you can hear a snippet of MOTO CITY, has also been released. The anime adaptation of No Guns Life was created by Madhouse, who are popular for their anime adaptations of Overlord and BLACK LAGOON.
© Tasuku Karasuma／Shueisha, ＮＧＬ ＰＲＯＪＥＣＴ