MAN WITH A MISSION Unveil Vinland Saga Anime Opening Theme CD Covers

08.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Wolf pack band MAN WITH A MISSION will begin their nationwide tour of Japan this week with their first show at Kumamoto-Jo Hall on October 13.

The band are set to release their new single Dark Crow on October 23. In the run up to its release, they have just dropped the cover art for each edition of the record. The First Press Limited Edition and Regular Edition feature band drummer Spear Rib holding a crow, while the Anime Edition features an original illustration of the anime series Vinland Saga.

The song is used as the opening theme for the anime series and first hit the show yesterday (October 6).

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    15.October.2019 | MUSIC

    5-piece wolf rock band MAN WITH A MISSION will release their new single Dark Crow on CD on October 23. In the run up to its release, the title track has released an early digital release today, in addition to a music video which you can see below.

    The band recently began embarking on their Remember Me Tour which began at Kumamoto-Jo Hall on October 13. This show was held as part of GAMADASE KUMAMOTO, a festival created by the band in collaboration with Kumamoto to help raise money for the city. It was held originally back in 2018.

     

    At the end of every MWAM show they will showcase a video during the encore with details of a big announcement. This time it was the announcement of the band’s first-ever music documentary MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE -TRACE the HISTORY- which is set for release next year. Check out the teaser below.

     

  • TV Anime Vinland Saga Ending Theme ‘Drown’ by milet Music Video Teaser & CD Cover Art Released

    23.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 ranking. It has also enjoyed the Top 10 list on both Oricon and Billboard’s weekly streaming charts for three weeks in a row.

    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 CD covers for the new EP have just been unveiled.

    The cover art features a breathtaking view of milet stood and sprawled across a frozen sea. The title track Drown will be used as the second ending for the ongoing TV anime series Vinland Saga, a series too which serves as a close reminder of the the seas of Iceland and Northern Europe.

     

    A teaser for the song’s music video has also been posted on milet’s official YouTube channel. milet describes the song as her clashing with emotions to a beat that sounds like marching on the ground with intent.

  • MAN WITH A MISSION Digitally Release ’86 Missed Calls’ Feat. Patrick Stump

    20.September.2019 | MUSIC

    Wolf pack rock band MAN WITH A MISSION now knee-deep in their first solo US tour in 5 years, which also includes their first-ever shows in Canada and Mexico.

     

    It was revealed back in July that the band had written a new song entitled 86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump as the main theme song for the Japanese film Three Nobunagas which hit theatres in Japan today (September 20). To celebrate its release, the song has just been released digitally ahead of the release of their new single Dark Crow, which is to hit shelves on October 23 and will include 86 Missed Calls.

    The song features guest vocals from Patrick Stump who is known as the lead singer of American rock band Fall Out Boy whose 2018 album Mania was nominated for the category of Best Rock Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

     

    Stump surprised the crowd at Summer Sonic Tokyo on August 17 when he joined MWAM on stage as a surprise guest on their set to perform the song live for the very first time. Since then, fans have been anticipating the song’s release.

    When purchased at select music stores, MWAW’s new single Dark Crow will be coupled with the above-pictured “reflective stickers.” When you take a picture of the stickers with the flash on, you’ll see the members in completely different poses.

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

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