Concert Review: Linked Horizon Perform at Saudi Anime Expo 2019

16.November.2019 | MUSIC

Linked Horizon, who are known for performing the theme songs for the internationally-acclaimed TV anime series Attack on Titan, performed in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, making them the first-ever Japanese band to perform at an official event in the country.

The event in question was Saudi Anime Expo 2019, which is running from November 14-16 as the first official event to take place in Saudi Arabia centred on Japanese animation. From booths to performances, interactive experiences and more, it is a celebration of all things anime for the fans in Saudi Arabia.


Linked Horizon were invited to perform on the main stage at the event, which was attended by 16,000 people. There were countless fans of the band in the crowd, who were sure to be thrilled by them having visited and played in their home country.

Linked Horizon have performed in multiple countries across the globe, but this was their first live show take place in the Middle East, a fact which has garnered attention in Saudi Arabia as being a historical moment in Japanese pop culture spreading worldwide. Together with the band members, over 60 staff members travelled from Japan for the performance, which was mostly identical to a regular Linked Horizon live show.


The set begin with what can be considered the anthem of Linked Horizon and the anime scene as a whole: Guren no Yumiya, the opening theme to season one of Attack on Titan, which of course kindled a blaze of excitement across the crowd.

After the song had finished, the leader of the band Revo spoke in Arabic, saying: “Good evening, we are Linked Horizon. This is our first time coming to Saudi Arabia, and getting to shout ‘Jaeger’ together with all of you was the best feeling ever! Thank you so much.” His words were responded to with a generous round of applause.

Eiko Matsumoto went on to sing 14 Moji no Dengon, followed by Misaki Fukunaga’s performance of Kanojo wa Tsumetai Hitsugi no Naka de. As the band led up to the climax, they performed another classic, the opening theme for Attack on Titan‘s second season, Shizou wo Sasageyo, during which the crowd sang along and threw their fists in the air.


Revo thanked fans again in Arabic, closing with “See you again!”


Sound Horizon, the group led by Revo under which Linked Horizon operates, recently began their Around 15th anniversary project. Be sure to check out the special site below.


Photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi (Showcase)


  • Attack on Titan Theme Song ‘Shinjitsu e no Shingeki’ by Linked Horizon CD Cover Revealed

    25.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Several of the voice acting cast for the ongoing second part of Attack on Titan season three are currently appearing on a series of live streams over the next few weeks, the first having been on May 20. In the streams the voice cast gave their comments on the band Linked Horizon―who perform the anime’s current opening theme Doukei to Kabane no Michiand their new single Shinjitsu e no Shingeki.


    It will be the band’s 4th single and is set to drop on June 19. The CD covers for both the Regular Edition and First Press Edition have been unveiled.

    The First Press Edition features band member Revo looking out to snow-covered ruins and a road of corpses.

    The Regular Edition cover seems to showcase the entrance to a basement. Eren’s, perhaps?

    When bought at select stores, CDs will come with one of the above-pictured character covers: Eren, Mikasa, Armin or Erwin.

  • Attack on Titan’s Voice Cast to Celebrate OP Theme’s Release With Live Stream

    21.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Several of the voice acting cast for the ongoing second part of Attack on Titan season three are set to appear on live streams over the next five weeks, the first having been on May 20. The cast includes Yūki Kaji (Eren Yeager), Marina Inoue (Armin Arlert) and Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi Ackerman).

    Marina Inoue

    The live streams are being held to promote the release of Shinjitsu e no Shingeki, a single by by Linked Horizon which will drop on June 19 and contains the current series opening theme.

    Hiroshi Kamiya

    In the  live streams, the cast will give their thoughts on the song, their favourite parts of the series, and what it’s been like to voice their character so far.

    The first stream saw an appearance from Yūki Kaji, who voices protagonist Eren Yeager.

    Linked Horizon is a music group led by sound creator Revo who have been in charge of the series’ theme songs since it first aired. The current opening theme for Attack on Titan season 3 part 2 is Shoukei to Shikabane no Michi which will be included on the group’s upcoming 4th single Shinjitsu e no Shingeki.

  • Linked Horizon Releases Promotional Video for New Song ’13 no Fuyu’ sung by Mikasa from Attack on Titan

    14.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Music group Linked Horizon released the promotion movie short version for their new song 13 no Fuyu (13 Winters) on Monday 13th May.

    13 no Fuyu will be released on Wednesday 19th June as the band’s fourth single release. This song is the opening theme song for season 3 part 2 of the anime Attack on Titan, which was released in April. 13 no Fuyu will be part of the album Shinjitsu e no ShingekiLast month on 1st April (April Fool’s Day), a mysterious small snippet of this song was released. All that was mentioned was that the singer was a female…but who is it?! As speculation circled among fans, it became a heated topic.


    The mysterious singer was then revealed to be no other than Yui Ishikawa, who is the voice actress of Mikasa from Attack on Titan! The world of Attack on Titan created by Link Horizon’s music, combined with the passion of the voice actress for Mikasa makes for a phenomenal masterpiece. Combining the song with the anime opening video has created a very unique world.


    A short version for the song 13 no Fuyu is available for viewing on the streaming service GYAO! as part of a promotional video.

    Yui Ishikawa’s commented the following: “When I was first asked to do this, my initial reaction was “wow! Do you really mean it?!” I was so shocked! Revo composes songs for the anime Attack on Titan, and he always reads into the storyline very deeply. As a result, his songs are full of feeling in many ways. For this reason, I believe that Attack on Titan and Linked Horizon are a collaboration you can trust! I have always wanted to sing a song written by Revo, however, I was aware that to do so requires representing the world of Attack on Titan in the form of words, and so I laid this dream to rest at the bottom of my heart.”


    She continues: “Now, this dream has taken form in a beautiful way! I just cannot express how happy I am. I was chosen for this because I am the voice actress for one of the main characters. I am aiming to live up to these standards! I have put my heart and soul into singing this song. I really want Linked Horizon fans and Attack on Titan fans to listen to this song….Also, Eren should have a listen too…”

  • Linked Horizon Unveil Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2’s Opening Theme Jacket

    21.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Linked Horizon will released their new single Shinjitsu e no Shingeki on June 19, 2019. In the meantime, the band has unveiled the cover art for the forthcoming digital release of Doukei to Kabane no Michi [TV Size] which will serve as the opening theme for part two of Attack on Titan season three.

    In line with the broadcast of the first episode of the anime on April 29 the song will be available to download in Japan at the price of ¥100 for just one day.

    The special price will run for 23 hours from April 29 at 1:00AM (JST) to April 29 at 11:59PM (JST). It will be available to purchase in Japan via Recochoku, mora, LINE MUSIC,, mu-mo, m-up, Oricon, Konami, TSUTAYA, DIGIMERCE, Dwango and Yamaha.

  • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 OP & ED Themes to be Performed by Linked Horizon & cinema staff

    05.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A special event was held for Attack on Titan at Chofu City Green Hall on February 3, 2019 for the upcoming second half Attack on Titan season 3 which is set to begin airing in April this year.

    The event was split into a daytime slot and evening slot which saw appearances from 8 of the voice actors including Yūki Kaji (Eren Yeager) and Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman).

    A talk was held with the eight voice cast members and they also acted out an original 50-minute script written by Kouji Seko, a screenwriter for the anime adaptation, with narration Marina Inoue (Armin Arlert) written from Armin’s perspective.


    During the daytime session the cast looked back at the first part of season 3 as well as the scenes which left the biggest impression on them. In the evening there was a Q&A session.

    A sneak peek at the first episode of part two was shown at the end of the reading. Check it out below.



    It was also revealed that Linked Horizon and cinema staff will perform the opening and ending themes respectively for the second half.

  • Linked Horizon Release ‘Shingeki no Kiseki’ Live Tour Blu-ray Trailer

    08.December.2018 | MUSIC

    Linked Horizon have released a trailer for the Blu-ray release of their concert entitled Linked Horizon Live Tour “Shingeki no Kiseki” Soin Shuketsu Gaisen Koen which was held at Yokohama Arena on January 13 and 14 this year.


    In the video we see fans singing along to Attack on Titan classics including the ubiquitous season one opening Guren no Yumiya during which everyone screams “Jäger!” The crowd also join in with the season two opening theme to sing “Shinzou o sasage yo!” in unison.


    2017 marked the 5th anniversary of Linked Horizon who celebrated with a live tour that spanned 5 months during which they performed 34 concerts inside and outside Japan. The Yokohama Arena show compiled on the Blu-ray release was a huge success, featuring the Linked Horizon members as well as singers from their first album Luxendarc Daikiko.


    Check out the trailer for yourself and pick up a copy of the Blu-ray to relive the experience.

  • Linked Horizon Unveil Anime CD Cover for New Single ‘Rakuen e no Shingeki’

    29.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese music group Linked Horizon have unveiled the anime CD covers for their upcoming third single Rakuen e no Shingeki set to hit shelves on September 19. The covers are available with the first press shippings of the single’s regular edition only.

    Included amongst the anime illustrated covers is none other than Linked Horizon’s composer and leader Revo who fits right alongside the others.

    The other character covers include Levi, Eren, Krista and Hange who are all wearing neckties and their Survey Corps jackets while holding flowers and standing amongst rows of graves.

    The song Kakumei no Yoru ni which is included on the Rakuen e no Shingeki single will receive an early preview on September 1 via A&G Media Station Comchat Countdown.



    “Raken e no Shingeki”

    On Sale: September 19, 2018

    First Press Regular Edition (CD+Blu-Ray) – ¥1,759 (+Tax)

    Regular Edition (CD-Only) – ¥1,204 (+Tax)


    Linked Horizon Live Tour – “Shingeki no Kiseki”



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  • Final Performance of Linked Horizon’s Attack on Titan Tour “Shingeki no Kiseki” – Official Live Report

    17.November.2017 | MUSIC

    The huge collaborative concert tour Linked Horizon Live Tour 2017 “Shingeki no Kiseki” between the anime series Attack on Titan and Linked Horizon finally came to an epic close on November 10th.


    The colossal screen at the back of the stage pictured humanity and the towering wall that defends them from the threat outside it. The only thing audible was the sound of wind in every direction. Upon entering the venue it was as if being transported straight into the world of “Attack on Titan.”


    The audience waited in anticipation for the show to start—”Is it starting yet? How about now?”—as if they had dreamed of the young soldiers from the story departing beyond the great wall. When the time finally came, a film began to play on screen that realized that very dream, with the camera’s perspective scaling over the wall and heading through the dark forest before arriving at a crimson coloured ocean. That’s when Linked Horizon’s hero, Revo, stood on stage. The tour began back in July and this final date marked the 34th performance – a long 2 month wait that fans had been waiting for.


    The tour brought to life the world of Attack on Titan like nothing before it, with the story itself and the lyrics of Linked Horizon’s music tying themselves together. The set list began with “Moshi Kono Kabe no Naka ga Ikken no Ie da Toshitara,” “Guren no Yamiya” and “14 Moji no Dengon,” all of which follow the show’s protagonist Eren Jaeger and his fight to advance from a boy to a member of the Survey Corps. Scenes taken directly from the anime were shown alongside the live performance to relive his growth.


    The anime opening video was shown as the internationally recognisable season 1 opening song for Attack on Titan “Guren no Yamiya” was performed – with everyone screaming the famous “Jaeger!” part of the song. This was followed by the uplifting “14 Moji no Dengon” which reminds everyone of Eren’s mother, who put her life on the line to protect her beloved son. The entire concert encapsulated everything contained in the show, from the loving warmth to the rage, the sadness and difficulties, enabling the audience to experience those feelings once more.


    The middle section of the concert included the theme songs “Guren no Zahyou,” “Jiyuu no Tsubasa” and “Jiyuu no Daishou” from the Attack on Titan anime movies, followed by “Saigo no Senka,” “Souyoku no Hikari” and “Kanojo wa Tsumetai Kan no Naka de” which tell of the life and deaths of girls in the series and their hardships in battle.


    The 5 girls in charge of solo vocals brought the world of Attack on Titan to life in a magical way. “Kami no Miwaza” was also performed with a choir, and the audience were invited to sing the part of the worshipers and link arms with the people next to them as if in prayer. The idea to not only submerge the concert in the music and visual aspects of Attack on Titan but to actually be involved with it was an enthustiastic suggestion by Revo himself.


    The final part of the performance was graced by the opening song to season 2, “Shinzou wo Sasageyo!” The audience of course joined in with the chorus, singing “Sasageyo! Sasageyo!” and throwing their fists in the air, bridging the gap between the performers and the fans in the crowd.


    For the encore, after two Sound Horizon songs, the opening theme song “Seishun wa Hanabi no You ni” to the spin off series “Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou” was performed, with a festive-like air to it different from the main part of the performance. All of the band members, singers, dancers and choir said their goodbyes until it was just Revo on stage.


    “I still don’t know what’s fitting to say when talking about ‘him two months later.'”


    In the tour pamphlet and in the latest edition of Shonen Magazine, Revo noticed that there was no indication that the “him” written was regarding Eren.


    “But then I thought: the song continues to stand by it. ‘Guren no Yamiya’ is Eren’s theme!”


    Although this is the final date of the tour, it has been announced that another tour titled Live Tour “Shingeki no Kiseki” Souin Shuuketsu Gaisen Kaijou will take place next year on January 13th and 14th. It promises to bring together the success of this project which was initiated by Linked Horizon 5 years ago.


    Now we eagerly await to see exactly what they have planned for this Yokohama tour.



    Linked Horizon Live Tour “Shingeki no Kiseki” Souin Shuuketsu Gaisen Kaijou

    Saturday Jan. 13, 2018 – OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00

    Sunday Jan. 14, 2018 – OPEN 15:00 / START 16:00

    Venue: Yokohama Arena (

    *Please refrain from contacting the venue for questions related to the tour.


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