New BORUTO Opening Theme Song By miwa Will Inspire Fans to Never Give Up
Singer-songwriter miwa was put in charge of the next opening theme song for popular TV Tokyo anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
miwa made the following statement about her new song:
“This song depicts the attitude of a young, strong-willed and impulsive teenager who wants to live life in their own way and protect someone close to them. The song encourages bold and direct feelings. I hope that viewers who watch Boruto struggle on his journey to becoming a splendid ninja can relate to it in their own way by listening to my song.
The anime will be broadcast on TV Tokyo every Sunday at 5:30 pm starting from October 6. The new theme song written by miwa will be used for the episodes airing between October 2019 and March 2020.
We are still waiting on more information about the physical and digital release of miwa’s new song. This information could be released at any moment, but all we can do for now is wait in excitement for further announcements.
©️Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha/ TV Tokyo/ Pierrot
FlowBack Release Boruto Ending Theme ‘Fireworks’ Music Video
FlowBack have dropped the music video for their new song Fireworks which serves as the current ending theme for the ongoing anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
Fireworks is the latest single from five-member boy band FlowBack, which will be released on March 11, 2020.
The music video was directed by Masatoshi Takizawa, who has worked with such names as Hey! Say! JUMP, MAN WITH A MISSION, The Dance for Philosophy, and MAP6.
The video comes following the hype created from the performance video of the song which sees the members dancing to the track in a single cut. In the music video, we see the five of them dancing in a forest where coloured smoke is used, and trees are lit up in different colours using CG.
FlowBack – “Fireworks” Music Video (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Ending Theme)
FlowBack will hold two “live signing” sessions on YouTube on February 27 and March 5 in promotion of the new single. Those who have purchased the CD on the official Limited Stand website will receive a postcard signed by the members. More details can be found on the band’s official website.
FlowBack will host a series of release events from February 22 until the weekend of the release where they will perform a free mini concert.
Release Date: March 11, 2020
Digital Download/Stream: https://kmu.lnk.to/fireworks
Regular Edition: ¥1,000 (Before Tax) [KSCL-3248]
Limited Pressing Edition (Anime Edition): ¥1,182 (Before Tax) [KSCL-3249] *Includes anime design digipak
Official Website: http://www.flowback05.com
FlowBack Announce BORUTO Anime Ending Single Release and Unveil Dance Video
FlowBack is all set to release their new single Fireworks on March 11. Fireworks is the current anime ending theme song for the TV Tokyo anime BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS. The single will be sold in two formats – regular edition and limited pressing edition. More details on the tracklist and additional features is to be announced.
FlowBack ‘ Fireworks’ Performance Video (BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Ending Theme Song)
The official dance performance video featuring the five band members has been unveiled on YouTube. The entire video was filmed in one take and the choreography was handled by Sakura Inoue – the leader of Team “S” who has previously worked on the choreography for many famous artists worldwide including Britney Spears, modern South Korean artists and groups such as BTS, WANNA ONE, SEVENTEEN, PENTAGON and Jang Keun-suk, and even Japanese music groups such as NGT48 and DISH//. The concept of fireworks can be clearly seen in the choreography.
Although we have to wait a while for the CD release, Fireworks is currently available on a number of digital music services for downloading and streaming.
New Single ‘Fireworks’
Release Date: March 11, 2020
★ Music Downloading/Subscription Services:
■ Regular Edition
KSCL-3248 ￥1,000 + Tax
■ Limited Pressing Edition (Anime Version)
KSCL-3249 ￥1,182 + Tax
FlowBack Official Website: http://www.flowback05.com
BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS
Official Website: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/boruto/
FlowBack Drops BORUTO Ending Theme Song Video On YouTube Ahead of Digital Release
Today, FlowBack’s new song Fireworks is on air as the new ending theme song for the anime BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS. FlowBack has also just dropped the anime version of the song on YouTube, allowing fans to hear the song before its release.
FlowBack: ‘Fireworks’ -Anime Ver.
The anime version is a short version of the full song. You just can’t miss it if you’re a BORUTO fan. Fireworks will be released on a number of digital downloading and music subscription services from January 26.
FlowBack is currently preparing for their tour Connect where they will perform alongside other artists in 8 venues across Japan. The tour will take them to Sendai Rensa on January 18, 2020, where they will perform on the same stage as sanari and THREE1989. The tour finale will take place on February 2, 2020, at Showa Women’s University Hitomi Memorial Hall and will also see performances from claquepot, FIVE NEW OLD and SPiCYSOL. Tickets for both performances are currently selling so if you want to go, make sure to purchase tickets before they are all sold out.
FlowBack LIVE TOUR 2019-2020“Connect”
January 18, 2020: Sendai Rensa, Miyagi
Performers：FlowBack, THREE1989 and sanari
February 2, 2020: Showa Women’s University Hitomi Memorial Hall, Tokyo
Performers：FlowBack, claquepot, FIVE NEW OLD and SPiCYSOL
Miyagi Performance (Standing): ¥4,500
Tokyo Performance (Designated Seating Only): ¥5,000
FlowBack Official Website: http://www.flowback05.com
BORUTO – NARUTO Official Website: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/boruto/
miwa’s Boruto Anime Opening Theme ‘Teenage Dream’ Music Video Released
The short version of miwa’s music video for her new song has been released. Entitled Teenage Dream, the song serves as the new opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
As the song title suggests, Teenage Dream touches on teenage-hood with its positive forward-facing outlook. Written specifically for Boruto, the melodic rock track features lead guitar from former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman.
miwa – “Teenage Dream” Music Video (Short Ver.)
The video was directed by Matajiro Kazeno who also worked on the music video for miwa’s song about a broken heart Yozora feat. hazzie. It stars 16-year-old up-and-coming actress Nanoka Hara and was shot in Fukushi, which looks out onto the Seto Inland Sea, and Takehara, two cities in in Hiroshima Prefecture.
The staff acquired cooperation from the locals to shoot in the beautiful location. The video’s theme touches on the bittersweet-ness of youth and dreams. At the video’s climax, we see a live scene shot at Mirokunosato, a theme park in the foothills of Fujiecho. The winter illuminations of the park are an annual celebration, and were set up for the shooting of the video. Nanoka Hara plays the part of miwa and captures the time when miwa had her long hair when she debuted. miwa herself doesn’t actually appear in the video.
Teenage Dream is part of the upcoming double A-side single Storyteller/Teenage Dream which is set to hit shelves on December 25, 2019. First press copies are coupled with a DVD featuring the music video, as well as a bonus live track. The single is now available on major music download and streaming services ahead of the physical CD’s release.
Speaking about the music video, director Matajiro Kazeno commented: “The dreams and straight-forward emotions of your teens are about moving forward while wrapped in friendships and love and experiencing both happy and sad things. That’s the kind of music video we made, which was shot at Mirokunosato in Tadanoumicho at the Seto Inland Sea of Hiroshima Prefecture. Please enjoy Nanoka Hara’s refreshing and lively acting, which is like the rolling winds, together with miwa’s singing.”
miwa – New Single “Storyteller/Teenage Dream”
Release Date: December 25, 2019
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,800 (Before Tax) [SRCL-11383~4]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,100 (Before Tax) [SRCL-11386]
Limited Pressing Edition (CD Only): ¥1,200 (Before Tax) [SRCL-11385] *Features Boruto CD cover
miwa – “Teenage Dream” Digital Download/Stream: https://miwa.lnk.to/7Lnxi
Purchase (Japan): https://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/sear/searKbmjRenewal.php
miwa Official Website: http://www.miwa-web.com/
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Official Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/boruto/
FlowBack to Perform the Next Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Anime Ending Theme
It has been revealed that FlowBack has been put in charge of the ending theme song for the January season of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
So far Boruto’s themes songs have been created by artists such as Little Glee Monster and miwa. FlowBack’s new song has not been released yet; in fact, they’ve only just revealed the name of the song to be “Fireworks”. More information about the song will be released over time. The new season of BORUTO with Fireworks as its ending theme will be aired from January 12.
FlowBack will also release a mini concept album called “WINTER TRIP” on Christmas day this year and hold album release commemoration events all over Japan to celebrate. They will even hold a small live performance which is free to attend and a special meeting event.
A Statement by FlowBack:
We’ve been watching Naruto since we were children. Seeing Naruto never give up and hearing the anime’s theme songs written by other bands has been our source of strength to make this song. Even now as adults, seeing BORUTO never throw away his strong will is a constant reminder to us. Like Boruto, we at FlowBack promise ourselves to shape our own lives with our own hands. We want our song to also become one that stays with people forever, so we’re going to deliver it to the world with everything we’ve got.
Mini Concept Album: WINTER TRIP:
Release in Stores across Japan: December 25, 2019
■ First-Run Limited Edition Version A（CD＋PHOTO BOOK）
KSCL- 3230～3231 ￥3,273 ＋ Tax
■First-Run Limited Edition Version B（CD＋Blu-ray）
KSCL-3232～3233 ￥3,273 ＋ Tax
■ Regular Edition Version (CD Only)
KSCL-3234 ￥1,727 ＋ Tax
More information on WINTER TRIP album release commemoration events can be found on FlowBack’s Official Website: http://www.flowback05.com (Japanese Only)
Actress Haruka Fukuhara To Make Solo Debut With Ending Song for BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS
It has been announced that Haruka Fukuhara will be making her debut as a solo artist for Sony Music Associated Records with the new ending song for the anime BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS. Her debut song Mikansei na Hikaritachi (The Incomplete Lights) was picked out as the perfect song to end each episode of the anime. It will be released on August 7th.
Fukuhara became very popular at the start of this year for her impressive performance in the drama Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom. She has appeared in many shows and films, including 4-gatsu no Kimi, Spica and Kakegurui, for which she played the leading roles. She was also the third generation guide on the show MOSHIMO TOURS. She is now more of a hot sensation than ever before.
When she was younger, she played the leading role of Main Hiiragi in the show Cooking Idol Ai! Mai! Main! and even sung the show’s opening theme song. In 2013, she was the character voice behind the song Nameko no Uta, which became very popular. Last year, she appeared with actress Haruka Tomatsu on the show Koe Girl!. Since then, Tomatsu and Fukuhara released songs together under the name Haruka Tomatsu X Haruka Fukuhara. Haruka Fukuhara was previously only ever involved in music from time to time, but now she is going full on with her new release.
The single visuals have been released along with the information on her debut. Now that she is debuting solo, there’s no doubt that the song is going to have a completely different feeling to the rest of her songs. It is no surprise that the tension is rising while we wait!
Haruka Fukuhara’s statement:
I have been given the responsibility of singing the ending theme song for the wonderful anime BORUTO. I just cannot express my happiness. I am truly honoured. I am going to give it my all when I sing ー not just for the sake of representing the anime, but to also provide those watching with strength and courage, and energize them. Please listen to my song!
Mikansei na Hikaritachi
Release Date: August 7, 2019
First-press limited edition:（CD＋DVD）
Limited Pressing Edition （CD)
Haruka Fukuhara Official Website: https://www.ken-on.co.jp/haruka/
BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS
TV Tokyo, every Sunday from 5:30 pm
Official Website: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/boruto/onair/
Boruto Opening Theme ‘Golden Time’ by Fujifabric to Receive CD Release
Fujifabric digitally released their newest song Golden Time on May 19. The song is used as the opening theme song for the ongoing anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, and it’s just been announced that it will be released on CD as a single on July 24.
The song was written and composed by the band’s bassist Shinichi Katō with sentimental lyrics and a melody that has that feeling of of running that Naruto and Boruto songs are known for.
The single will also include O.N.E, a fast-paced and energetic song which was used as part of a campaign for Suntory Tennensui Green Tea. The song was written and composed by the Fujifabric’s own vocalist and guitarist Soichiro Yamauchi.
Regular Edition copies come with anime design packaging as well as the TV edit version of the title track. Limited Edition copies are coupled with a DVD featuring the band’s performance at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on April 14 as part of their “FEVERMAN” tour.
As Fujifabric celebrate their 15th anniversary, they show no signs of stopping anytime soon.
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,800 (Before Tax) [AICL-3725～3726]
First Press Regular Edition (CD Only): ¥1,200 (Before Tax) [AICL-3727] *Includes anime design packaging
Fujifabric Official Website: http://www.fujifabric.com/
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Official Website: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/boruto/
Naruto, Gintama & More―UNIQLO Releases Manga-Inspired T-Shirt Series MANGA UT
Japanese retailer UNIQLO, which owns the T-shirt collection “UT” is developing a subseries called “MANGA UT” which is a collection based on world famous anime and manga. The new collection will be launched at UNIQLO stores nationwide and on the online store from Monday 27th May 2019.
Detective Conan © Gosho Aoyama/Shogakukan, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, TMS 1996
BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS NARUTO-NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.
This year the collection offers items for women too, so everyone can enjoy an even larger variety of products. This year, Detective Conan, Boruto – Naruto Next Generations and Naruto Shippuden are featuring in the collection for the first time. This will be the first time that a solo Detective Conan item is released.
NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.
Gintama © Hideaki Sorachi/SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Dentsu Inc., BNP, Aniplex Inc.
Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho original works/Yoshihiro Togashi Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho (JUMP Comics published by SHUEISHA Inc.) © Yoshihiro Togashi (1990-1994) ©Pierrot Co. Ltd./SHUEISHA Inc.
As well as original Weekly Shōnen Jump anime such as Naruto Shippuden and Gintama, legendary anime such as Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho and HUNTER X HUNTER are also part of the collection!
Urusei Yatsura © Rumiko Takahashi /Shogakukan
Ranma ½ © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan
…but there’s still more! The collection also features 14 popular Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga/anime such as Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½ and Inuyasha!
Come check out this T-shirt collection which features Japan’s most world-famous anime and manga!
Release: Monday 27th May 2019
Available at UNIQLO stores nationwide (Japan) and on the online store.
Prices: Men’s/ Women’s (¥990+ tax)/Kids (¥790 + tax)
Product info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/mangaut/
New Boruto Opening Theme ‘Golden Time’ by Fujifabric to be Released Digitally
It has been announced that Fujifabric’s new song Golden Time will be released digitally on May 19, 2019.
The song just aired as the new opening theme song for the ongoing anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The song was written and composed by the band’s bassist Shinichi Katō with sentimental lyrics and a melody that has that feeling of of running that Naruto and Boruto songs are known for.
Fujifabric will release their 10th album F on vinyl April 10. When bought on Amazon Japan, this limited pressing record will come with a coaster featuring the album’s cover art, and when bought at Tower Records it’s coupled with an A3-size poster.
Additionally, fans who purchase the vinyl at either the band’s show at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on April 14 or Zepp Osaka Bayside on April 19 will receive a signed postcard with a picture of the band members on it.
*Digital download info TBA.
Price: ¥3,500 (Before Tax)
Fujifabric LIVE TOUR 2019 “FEVERMAN”
2019/4/14 @ Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo) OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00)
2019/4/19 @ Zepp Osaka Bayside (OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00)
Fujifabric Official Website: http://www.fujifabric.com/
©Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot
Japanese rock band Fujifabric create anime opening theme song for BORUTO!
Japanese rock band Fujifabric released their 10th album “F” in January, which is definitely worth commemorating! The band have just kicked off their Japan tour “Fujifabric LIVE TOUR 2019 “FEVERMAN””, which started on 2nd March 2019.
Fujifabric’s new song “Golden Time” will be the next opening theme song for TXN Network anime BORUTO- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS!
Fujifabric’s bass player Shinichi Katō wrote the lyrics and music for “Golden Time”. The lyrics were cleverly composed and the music is packed with the feeling of an exciting rush of action.
You can hear the opening theme song “Golden Time” for the first time at 17:30 on Sunday 7th April when the new season is aired.
A comment by Shinichi Katō (bass) :
I wrote this song thinking of the times when we do something for our own sakes or for the hopes and feelings of others; when there is something we must do, and are determined to not allow our feelings to defeat us.
Snuggle up and enjoy the next series of BORUTO which is coming soon!
Golden Time (ゴールデンタイム)
First broadcast: 17:30 Sunday 7th April 2019
Fujifabric official website: http://www.fujifabric.com/
BORUTO-ボルト- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS
TX Network：Every Sunday (17:30) ※ Repeated every Saturday at 07:00
BS TV Tokyo：Every Tuesday (00:30) – popular
Gifu Broadcasting System：Every Monday (17:30) – popular
Biwako Broadcasting：Every Sunday (01:30) – popular
Mie Television Broadcasting: Every Monday (17:00) – popular
Nara Television: Every Monday (02:30) – popular
Wakayama Telecasting: Every Saturday (08:30) – popular
※ This anime will also be broadcasted by various websites!
SKYPEACE to perform new ending theme song for anime BORUTO- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS!
SKY PEACE’s new song “Ride or Die” will be the next ending theme song for anime BORUTO- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS.
SKY PEACE has 2.3 million subscribers on YouTube and their fanbase overwhelmingly consists of Japanese middle school students. You can catch their new ending theme song from April 2019 when the new season of BORUTO will be aired.
The band members explained their feelings towards writing the song with passion: “I’ve been watching Naruto since I was a child ー from laughter to crying, it was an anime filled with many emotions. I just couldn’t stop crying when I watched the final scene as I recalled childhood memories…and when the new BORUTO series came out featuring the next generation of youth, it meant that the will of fire really did pass on. I was so emotional. I’m just unbelievably happy that we’re in charge of making the ending theme song for the next season!”
The intro of the song is played on a traditional Japanese three-stringed instrument called a shamisen. The traditional-sounding opening combined with the band member’s love for the anime ー the duo’s betrayal of their image (in a good way) is something we are all looking forward to!
SKY PEACE is also releasing their second single “Sky Flight” and their live video “Dream Stage Welcome in SkyPeaceisen Party Time” at the same time. The YouTube duo are rapidly moving forward and upon hearing this big news, everyone’s expectations are rising!
Release: 6th March 2019
Complete limited edition (only 3000 available) (CD＋Zoids Wild ZW01Wild Liger (SKY PEACE Special Edition)
First-run limited edition(CD＋DVD) ￥2,315 (+ tax)
Special Standard edition（CD） ￥1,389 (+ tax)
Dream Stage Welcome in SkyPeaceisen Party Time
Release: 6th March 2019
Complete limited edition ￥9,815 (+ tax)
Special Standard edition ￥5,185 (+ tax)
SKY PEACE official website: https://sky-peace.com/
Anime Songs Debuting in January 2019: Part 1
Japanese anime is popular worldwide, and one part of the watching-experience that makes a series so memorable is its opening and ending themes. Here’s part one of a list of artists providing music for ongoing series and soon-to-air series.
Lead x Hinomaru Sumo
Three-member dance and vocal unit Lead will release their song Be the NAKED on January 30, 2019 which will be used as the opening theme song for the anime series Hinomaru Sumo starting on January 25. The series depicts themes of friendship, endeavor and victory.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155895
ЯeaL x Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Popular rock band ЯeaL will release Tsuyogari LOSER on February 20, 2019, their new single that will be used as the new ending theme for the ongoing anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. ЯeaL has released a string of smash songs for popular various anime series and they are gaining much attention from anime fans who are anticipating this new release.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155887
KANA-BOON x Karakuri Circus
KANA-BOON wrote their new song Haguruma as the second opening theme song for Karakuri Circus. A promotional video for the series was released that includes a snippet of the track. The video features scenes of the characters working together to knock down the circus. Be sure to check it out!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155647
The Quintessential Quintuplets
The Quintessential Quintuplets is set to begin airing in January 2019. A video teasing the anime’s opening theme song Go-Tōbun no Kimochi was recently released. The song is performed by the series’ five Nakano siblings themselves. It begins with the sisters calling out to the series protagonist Fūtarō Uesugi to wake up. It drops into a cute pop song where each sibling expresses their feelings towards Uesugi, from hate to love.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155625
Continued in Part 2.