flumpool Perform Ahiru no Sora Anime’s New Opening Theme ‘Nevermind’

11.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

It has been announced that flumpool will perform the new opening theme Nevermind for the ongoing basketball anime series Ahiru no Sora. It will be used from January 8, 2020, and also be released digitally on the same day.


In 2019, the band came out of their indefinite hiatus after flumpool vocalist Ryuta Yamamura recovered from his functional vocal disorder, and the band successfully completed a nationwide tour in Japan. The band promised fans during the tour that they would go all out in 2020.


It was previously announced that flumpool would perform a special end-of-year concert in their hometown of Osaka at Osaka-jo Hall on December 30. It has now been revealed that vocalist Yamamura will feature as a regular presenter on the local Osaka radio show Radio Fields on FM802 starting in January. 2020 is already looking to be a huge start for the band.

Speaking about Neverland, Yamamura said: ‘We wrote the song about not losing to yourself. I was impressed by the [Ahiru no Sora] protagonist Sora Kurumatani, who finds no excuse for his height when playing basketball. Everybody more or less has their own complexes, some kind of disease or handicap. At the same time, they should also promise and vow that they will never lose to those things. At times, it’s something people have to live with and carry on their back, like a cross you can’t separate from. When I was diagnosed with functional vocal disorder last year, and my voice wouldn’t come out, I said these words to myself. “I’m not paying any attention to my hopeless self! Never mind! I’ll make it through to tomorrow the best I can. I won’t lose to myself.” This is a lifelong issue that’s much more difficult than putting into words. I believe Sora Kurumatani’s incredible courage will lead other people. We want to convey this song too while feeling that Neverland is responsible for a part of that happiness.”


  • TV Anime Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition’s Opening Theme ‘Chiisana Hibi’ Music Video Released

    03.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese rock band flumpool have released a music video for their song Chiisana Hibi (“Tiny Days”) taken from their newest album Real which hit shelves on May 20, 2020. The album was the band’s first in four years following EGG back in 2016.


    Chiisana Hibi is used as the opening theme for the TV anime series Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition which finished airing last month.


    flumpool vocalist Ryuta Yamamura wrote the lyrics about the little everyday things that bring us joy in our lives. The music video is shot with a monochrome filter which gives it the effect of liking like a story taken our of a movie.


    fumpool – “Chiisana Hibi” Music Video

    The digital version of band’s album not includes all 13-tracks on the album, but three of their singles from their last record EGG too including FREE YOUR MINDLast Call, and Toutoi.


    flumpoo’s 10th tour which was scheduled to begin this month to promote Real has had select dates postponed. A new tour schedule has been posted on their official website.

  • TV Anime Ahiru no Sora’s New Ending Theme ‘Taiyou Runner’ Performed by Shogo Sakamoto

    24.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Japanese singer-songwriter Shogo Sakamoto’s new song Taiyou Runner (Sun Runner) will be used as the new ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Ahiru no Sora.

    Ahiru no Sora is a basketball manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Hinata. The anime adaptation began airing in last year in October.


    The story follows Sora Kurumatani, a boy who lacks what is seen as an essential boon in basketball: height. Despite this, he has never let his stature get the better of him in a game. When he enters high school, after promising to join the basketball team to his mother and compete in tournaments, he finds that the team is full of delinquents and people who have no interest in the game. It is Sora’s job to rekindle the flame of passion for basketball amongst his team mates.


    Shogo Sakamoto’s new song Taiyou Runner was written specifically as the new ending song for Ahiru no Sora, and captures the positive outlook seen in the protagonist as well as being fast-paced like the anime itself.


    Shogo Sakamoto | Comment

    “By chasing your dreams and goals, things like pain, bitterness, and the anxiety of setbacks try to catch up to you. But a person with a heart that continues to fight and focus is a shining light. When I read the manga, I felt that Sora Kurumatani is exactly that. A beam of light. I wrote the song ‘Taiyou Runner’ to capture that image of someone who burns like the fiery sun and who has a strong heart that acts as a ray of hope for the people around them. I pray that the heart of people who are chasing their dreams becomes a shining light.”

  • Kakushigoto Anime’s Opening Theme by flumpool Released Digitally

    02.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    flumpool’s new song Chiisana Hibi is now available for streaming and digital download. The track is being used for the new comedy TV anime series Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition which began airing on April 2, 2020.

    Ryuta Yamamura (flumpool Vocalist) | Comment

    “I am honoured to have become a member of the Kakushigoto team. The theme of the song centres on the little moments of happiness we experience in everyday life. It focuses on family bonds, where everything is confined, and where everything is deep. The setting of the track takes place in a park in the evening. Like our fans, we look forward to seeing how it integrates with the anime series.”


    flumpool are scheduled to go on a nationwide tour of Japan this July. Before that, they will release their first album in four years Real on May 20, 2020.


    The album has 13 tracks including Subarashiki UsoHELP, and Chiisana Hibi. The record will be released in three editions: First Press Limited Edition, Regular Edition, and Fan Club Box Set Edition. The First Press Limited Edition includes live footage of the band’s performance at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall which was held on September 29, 2019 as part of their “⌘⇧Z” tour. It will also include a special booklet and a bonus freebie.


    The band members have posted more information about Real on their official Twitter page, including the artwork. They will post more information about it in the run up to the release.

  • BLUE ENCOUNT to Perform Ahiru no Sora Anime’s New Opening Theme ‘Hummingbird’

    27.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Kumamoto-bred Japanese rock band BLUE ENCOUNTーwho have been garnering huge attention recently for the announcement of their nationwide tour set to begin on May 13, 2020ーwill perform the new opening theme song Hummingbird for the ongoing TV anime series Ahiru no Sora. The song will be introduced to the series this April.

    Ahira no Sora is a popular basketball manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Hinata. 51 volumes have been published in Japanese to date, making it known as Hinata’s masterpiece. Hear BLUE ENCOUNT add their positive messages into this manga seriesーone which paints a picture of youth days.