milet Performs Vinland Saga Anime ED Theme & Announces Collaboration With MAN WITH A MISSION

02.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Japanese singer-songwriter and newcomer to the music industry has enjoyed huge success this year, releasing her debut EP inside you back in March and making it to No. 1 on Recochoku’s ranking for Best New Act for the first half of 2019.

milet dropped her third EP entitled us on August 21, the title track of which was used as the main theme for the Japanese TV drama Gisou Furin. The song made it to No. 1 on Oricon’s Daily Digital Singles.

 

Having already dominated the charts with three releases, milet has announced that her fourth EP entitled Drown / You & I will be released on November 6.

The song Drown will be used as the second ending for the ongoing TV anime series Vinland Saga, which milet describes as her clashing with emotions to a beat that sounds like marching on the ground with intent.

 

The anime’s second opening theme Dark Crow will be performed by MAN WITH A MISSION, who are set to release the song as a single on October 23. milet will in fact feature as a guest vocalist on the single’s coupling song Reiwa.

Speaking about the Vinland Saga series, millet commented: “When I first stepped into the world of Vinland Saga, I felt something that I had never felt before. [The character] Thorfinn is someone who rides the invisible wave between life and death, and who lives his life while learning about a part of him he never knew before. I wrote the song about the whirlpool emotions that I feel: pain, hope, strength, and love. I clashed with my emotions when I sang, along to a beat that sounds like stomping on the ground one step at a time. I am so happy to be one small part of this wonderful series. I hope people enjoy the song together with it.”

Photo by Daisuke Sakai

She also commented on MWAM’s song Reiwa on which she will feature, saying: “When I first heard to Reiwa, my heart shook at the vocals-which feel like they are wrapping around you gently-and the powerful and majestic music which sounds like a bright white world spreading before you. I sing about the transition from the Heiwa era to the new Reiwa era and reflect on what it means to be happy. The best thing though is that I get to be a part of MAN WITH A MISSION’s music who I’ve always loved. I’m full of joy at that. Look forward to hearing us come together.”

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  • Vinland Saga Anime PV Features New Ending Theme ‘Drown’ by milet

    08.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer-songwriter and newcomer to the music industry has enjoyed huge success this year, releasing her debut EP inside you back in March and making it to No. 1 on Recochoku’s ranking for Best New Act for the first half of 2019.

    Having already dominated the charts with three releases, milet has announced that her fourth EP entitled Drown / You & I will be released on November 6. The song Drown will be used as the second ending for the ongoing TV anime series Vinland Saga. The song features in the latest PV for the anime series which you can watch below.

    milet describes the song as her clashing with emotions to a beat that sounds like marching on the ground with intent.

    Speaking about the Vinland Saga series, millet commented: “When I first stepped into the world of Vinland Saga, I felt something that I had never felt before. [The character] Thorfinn is someone who rides the invisible wave between life and death, and who lives his life while learning about a part of him he never knew before. I wrote the song about the whirlpool emotions that I feel: pain, hope, strength, and love. I clashed with my emotions when I sang, along to a beat that sounds like stomping on the ground one step at a time. I am so happy to be one small part of this wonderful series. I hope people enjoy the song together with it.”

  • Aimer Releases Vinland Saga Ending Theme ‘Torches’ Music Video

    29.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Aimer will release her 17th single Torches on August 14. While we wait for the CD to hit shelves, us fans have been treated to shortened version of the music video in a track-by-track preview.

     

    The title track is used as the ending theme to the ongoing 24-episode anime series Vinland Saga which began airing on July 7. The music video paints grand imagery with fire and water along to the tribal-like sound of Torches.

     

    The video also teases us with a sneak peek at the other songs on the single including Blind to you and Daisy.

    Blind to you is reminiscent of Aimer’s earlier ballads while Daisy is a jaunty, foot-tapping love song.

     

    The title track Torches will receive an independent digital release on August 5 prior to the CD’s release.

  • MAN WITH A MISSION’s New Song ’86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump’ Used as Japanese Movie’s Main Theme

    27.July.2019 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION are currently embarking on their North American ‘Chasing the World Tour’ which began in September 2018 and includes their first ever shows in Canada and Mexico.

    It has been revealed that their new song 86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump will be used as the main theme for the upcoming Japanese film Three Nobunagas starring TAKAHIRO of EXILE which is set for release on September 20. The song features Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and marks their second collaboration with him following Dead End in Tokyo.

     

    Three Nobunagas 60 Second Promo Trailer

    The latest trailer for the film features the song itself to be sure to check it out.

    ©2019 “Three Nobunagas” Production Committee

  • Japanese Music Artists Performing Overseas in 2019: Part 4

    09.July.2019 | FEATURES / MUSIC

    More and more announcements have been rolling out about Japanese artists set to perform overseas in the latter half of 2019. Let’s take a look and see if one of them is coming to a city near you in Part 4.

     

    ・Aimyon

    Singer-songwriter is set to take her enthralling set to Shanghai with a headline show. The music video for her hit song Marigold, taken from her album Shunkanteki Sixth Sense which released in February, was shot on the streets of Shanghai. Currently knee-deep in her Japan tour to promote her new album, this will mark Aimyon’s second time performing overseas following up from a successful show in Taiwan. Her popularity is steadily surging across the globe, be sure to check out her music available on Spotify as well as her many music videos.

     

    Related Article: Aimyon Releases Music Video Teaser & CD Cover For New Song ‘Manatsu no Yoru no Nioi ga Suru’

     

    ▶︎AIMYON 2019 LIVE in SHANGHAI

    Date: July 13, 2019

    Venue: 世博中心—紅庁, Shanghai 2019

    Japan Enquiries: http://www.accessbright.com/aimyon/

    AIMYON Official Website: http://www.aimyong.net/

     

    ・OKAMOTO’S 

    Celebrating 10 years since their debut, OKAMOTO’S are currently touring Japan nationwide in promotion of their new album BOY. The four-piece rock band performed what they called their “first and last” Nippon Budokan show on June 27 but are following that straight up with two concerts in Beijing and Shanghai. OKAMOTO’S are veterans when it comes to having performed overseas. They are the younger Japanese male act to play SXSW in Texas, US when they performed back in 2010. They also embarked on a 7-city US tour and have toured Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and other countries. Don’t miss out!

     

    Related Article: OKAMOTO’S New ‘Dancing Boy’ Music Video Features Lots Of Guest Artists

     

    ▶︎OKAMOTO’S “BOY” CHINA TOUR 2019
    2019/7/19 @ Beijing MAO Live House, Beijing
    2019/7/21 @ Shanghai MAO Live House, Shangai

    Tickets: https://www.showstart.com/event/list?type=1&tag=22685

    OKAMOTO’S Official Website: https://www.okamotos.net

     

     

    ・MY FIRST STORY

    Since debuting in 2012, Japanese rock band MY FIRST STORY have performed at some of Japan’s biggest music festivals and have also collaborated with foreign musicians. Their lyrics are fluent English which have racked them up some real attention outside Japan. This will mark their first headline show in mainland China.

     

    ▶︎MY FIRST STORY TOUR 2019 IN SHANGHAI

    2019/7/27 @ Jing’an Sports Center, Shanghai

    MY FIRST STORY Official Website: http://www.myfirststory.net

     

    ・Yuzu

    Yuzu’s popularity trickles down all generations having performed the song Muscat for the anime series Crayon Shin-chan. The duo have their eyes set on two days at Legacy MAX in Taipei on September 28 and 29. The musicians performed at the 30th Golden Melody Awards, which is nicknamed the “Taiwanese Grammy Awards,” on June 29 and hail as the only Japanese artists to do so.

     

    Related Article: Yuzu Joined By Crayon Shin-chan On Stage to Sing New Song ‘Muscat’

     

    ▶︎YUZU ASIA LIVE 2019 YUZUNOMI

    2019/9/28 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei

    2019/9/29 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei

    Tickets: https://ticket.ibon.com.tw/Web/ActivityInfo/Details/36025

    YUZU Official Website: http://yuzu-official.com

     

    MAN WITH A MISSION

    MAN WITH A MISSION recently announced their US headline tour. They joined Jimmy Eat World and Stone Sour on tour back in fall 2017, but which is their first North American solo tour in five years. Full details can be found over on their official website.

     

    Related Article: MAN WITH A MISSION To Embark on First North American Solo Tour in 5 Years

     

    ▶︎MAN WITH A MISSION presents Chasing the Horizon World Tour 2018/2019 -North American Tour-

    2019/9/6 @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

    2019/9/8 @ The Regent Theater, Los Angeles

    2019/9/10 @ Canton Hall, Dallas

    2019/9/16 @ Gramercy Theatre, New York

    MAN WITH A MISSION Official Website: https://www.mwamjapan.info/

     

    ・BABYMETAL

    BABYMETAL will released their new album METAL GALAXY this year on October 11 and follow it up with their GALAXY WORLD TOUR where they will hit up Europe, US and Russia. BABYMETAL’s unmatched force continues to be felt across the globe.

     

    Related Article: BABYMETAL Announce New Album ‘METAL GALAXY’ & World Tour

     

    ▶︎BABYMETAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR

    *For full dates, please check the band’s official website below.

    BABYMETAL Official Website: http://www.babymetal.com

     

    ・SKY-HI

    SKY-HI will release his second collaborative album with SALU entitled Say Hello to My Minions 2 on September 4 which will be promoted with the “Say Goodbye to the System” Asia tour. SKY-HI has performed in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Shanghai, Taiwan and Hong Kong in the past. Be sure to keep up to date with his tour schedule via his official website.

     

    ▶︎Say Goodbye to the System -ASIA TOUR-

    2019/9/29 @ Seoul (Venue TBA)

    2019/10/1 @ Hong Kong (Venue TBA)

    2019/10/4 @ Taipei (Venue TBA)

    SKY-HI Official Website: https://avex.jp/skyhi/

     

    If you love Japanese music and an artist you like is heading to a city near you, be sure to show them love and support by getting your hands on a ticket!

  • MAN WITH A MISSION To Embark on First North American Solo Tour in 5 Years

    27.June.2019 | MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION has announced that they will be embarking on a solo tour in North America.

     

    Their last appearance in North America was in autumn 2017 when they performed at a concert which also featured Jimmy Eat World and Stone Sour. It has been five years since their last solo tour in North America, which took place in June 2014. 

    More information on the cities in which they will perform will be released on a later date. Tickets will go on sale on July 2 at 3 am (Japan time). More information on tickets will be announced in the near future on MAN WITH A MISSION’s official website.

  • MAN WITH A MISSION Wolf Down London’s 100 Club & Download Festival

    18.June.2019 | MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION are currently in the midst of their first ever arena tour, but managed to weave in a sold-out show at London’s 100 Club on Wednesday June 12.

    100 Club has seen a string of rock legends perform there in the past, including The Who, Sex Pistols, and The Clash.

    MWAM didn’t stop there however as they also performed at Download Festival on June 14 which saw headline acts from the likes of Slipknot, Tool and Def Leppard.

    The band performed on the Avalanche Stage of the festival. Their set included a performance of Out Of Control together with Zebrahead vocalist/guitarist Matty and lead vocalist Ali who appeared on stage as surprise guests.

     

    MAN WITH A MISSION’s ongoing “Chasing the Horizon” world tour to promote their 5th album began in September 2018 and has taken them across Japan, Asia and Europe. It will wrap up at BACK BEAT in Minamisoma, Fukushima on June 29.

     

    Photography: Daisuke Sakai
  • TV Anime Vinland Saga’s New Trailer Shows ED Theme ‘Torches’ by Aimer

    16.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Aimer will release her new single Torches on August 14. The song will be used as the ending theme for the forthcoming TV anime series Vinland Saga which is set to premiere on July 7.

     

    A new trailer was just released in which you can hear the track.

     

    Aimer’s emotional voice and the tribal sound of the chorus perfectly match the grand world of of Vinland Saga which is set in the seas of Iceland and Northern Europe.

    The cover artwork for Torches was also posted on Aimer’s official website. The artwork matches the title of the song with Aimer wielding a torch while shrouded in darkness, suggesting a glimmer of hope.

  • TV Anime Vinland Saga Ending Theme ‘Torches’ to be Performed by Aimer

    10.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Aimer will release her new single Torches on August 14. The song will be used as the ending theme for the forthcoming TV anime series Vinland Saga which is set to premiere on July 7.

    The song pictures a torch-lit ocean in the evening and reminds one of setting off on a new trip at night as with Aimer’s digital single STAND-ALONE.

    Speaking about the collaboration, Aimer commented: “While reading the manga, I pictured the evening sea lit by torchlight. When writing the song I thought about life and death, and [series characters] Thorfinn and Thors’s feelings towards them. I put into the song the inspiration I got from these things. This has also been an opportunity to challenge myself to something new on the sound side of things. I would be overjoyed if people look forward to hearing it alongside the anime.”

  • Concert Review: MAN WITH A MISSION Rock Two Days at Yokohama Arena to a Crowd of 26,000

    24.May.2019 | MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION performed two sold out nights at Yokohama Arena on May 21 and May 22. The crowd total across both days totalled 26,000.

    On the first night (May 21), fans were unfortunately caught in a downfall of untimely rain. Guitarist, vocalist and rapper Jean-Ken Johnny acknowledged it from the offset, greeting fans by saying, “Thanks to all of you who have gathered here today despite such bad weather!”

     

    During the early portion of the show, the wolf pack performed songs centred around their latest album Chasing the Horizon which dropped earlier this year. They also performed Remember MeFLY AGAIN 2019 and Left Alive, all from their forthcoming new single set to hit shelves on June 5.

    The band expressed their deep gratitude to fans in the middle of the set: “It’s been 9 years since we started this band, but I never thought we’d get to play 2 days at Yokohama Arena and see this many people. Thank you all so much for just being here today!”

    Several actors ran on stage during the first show too as surprise guests to show their support including Masataka Kubota, Tsubasa Honda, Alice Hirose, Kenta Hamano, Tomomi Maruyama, Masato Yano, Sayaka Yamaguchi, and Kenichi Endō.

     

    Masataka Kubota surged the excitement in the room too by greeting the crowd: “MAN WITH A MISSION fans, how are you all doing?”

    MAN WITH A MISSION’s ongoing tour MAN WITH A MISSION presents Chasing the Horizon World Tour 2018/2019~JAPAN Extra Shows~ will run until June 29. They will also perform at the 100 Club in the UK on June 12 as well as the Download Festival on June 14. Their newest single Remember Me reached No. 1 on several major Daily and Weekly digital music charts in Japan.

  • MAN WITH A MISSIONS’s ‘Remember Me’ & New DVD/Blu-ray Rank No. 1

    13.May.2019 | MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION dropped their sixth live DVD and Blu-ray release Wolf Complete Works Ⅵ ~Chasing the Horizon Tour 2018 Tour Final in Hanshin Koshien Stadium~ on April 24. The released topped Oricon’s Weekly Music DVD charts (May 13, 2019) at No. 1.

    This is their fourth DVD and Blu-ray release in a row to make it to No. 1.

     

    Their new song Remember Me, which is the main theme for the popular Fuji Television drama series Radiation House starring Masataka Kubota, also made it to No. 1 on ten major digital music platforms.

  • MAN WITH A MISSION’s New Single ‘Remember Me’ CD Release, Japan Tour Announced

    25.April.2019 | MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION have revealed that their new song Remember Me will be released on CD on June 6, 2019. The song is being used as the main theme for the ongoing Fuji TV drama series Radiation House which began airing earlier this month.

     

    The CD will feature four songs. As well as the title track it will include Left Alive which was used in a commercial for Square Enix’s video game of the same name and FLY AGAIN 2019, the official theme song for Super Rugby Sunwolves 2019.

    First Press Limited Edition copes are coupled with a DVD featuring footage of guitarist and vocalist Jean-Ken Johnny heading overseas to visit a certain famous person’s house. The CD cover art of band leader and vocalist Tokyo Tanaka was illustrated by manga artist Taishi Mori (Radiation House).

    Fans who purchase the CD at select stores will receive one of the above-pictured bookmarks.

     

    MAN WITH A MISSION will head on tour this autumn to promote the new release. Applications for pre-sale tickets are coupled with the CD. Fan club pre-sale begin on May 1.

  • MAN WITH A MISSION’s New Song to be Used as TV Drama ‘Radiation House’ Theme Song

    09.April.2019 | MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION will embark on the extra Japanese shows leg of their Chasing the Horizon World Tour starting with Makomanai Ice Arena in Hokkaido on April 13, 2019.

     

    While they prepare to play for their home country fans it has been announced that their new song Remember Me will be used as the main theme for the new Fuji TV drama series Radiation House which just began airing on April 8, 2019.

    The drama series is an adaptation of the comic of the same name currently serialised in Grand Jump.

     

    Speaking about the tie-up, the band’s bassist Kamikaze Boy who wrote and composed the track commented: “I’m Kamikaze Boy, the wolf appointed to be in charge of the huge role of writing the theme song for Radiation House. We are excited to have the story surrounding our song FLY AGAIN develop since the manga was serialised. We wrote Remember Me to support the emotional and delicate perspective of the drama. I would be happy for people to enjoy it alongside the drama!”

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