BURNOUT SYNDROMES’ Haikyu!! Opening Theme ‘PHOENIX’ CD Cover and More Unveiled

16.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

BURNOUT SYNDROMES are set to release their new single PHOENIX on February 12, 2020. The title track serves as the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Haikyu!! TO THE TOP. The CD cover artwork as well as details on the content of the single as well as in-store bonuses were unveiled today.

The single will include the title track as well as a new rock song entitled BREAK DANCER and the “Moonlight Version” of Hikari Are which was used as the opening theme for season three of Haikyu!!.


First Press Limited Edition copies of the single are coupled with a DVD featuring the PHOENIX music video and making-of while Anime Edition copies are packaged in limited-edition boxes featuring anime artwork, include the creditless OP video on DVD, and an anime pin badge.

And if you’re lucky enough to pick up the CD at a store in Japan, depending on where you purchase it from you’ll receive some additional exclusive bonus items.


Haikyu!! TO THE TOP will begin airing in Japan on MBS and TBS from January 10, 2020.


©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha・”Haikyu!!” Production Committee・MBS


  • BURNOUT SYNDROMES Perform TV Anime Haikyu!! To The Top Opening Theme

    18.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that 3-piece Japanese rock band will perform the opening theme PHOENIX for Haikyu!! To The Top, the fourth season to the TV anime series Haikyu!!, which is set to premiere on in Japan on MBS and TBS on January 10, 2020.

    The series is an adaptation of Haruichi Furudate’s shōnen manga series of the name name, serialised in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. News of the fourth season blew up on Japanese social media when it was announced in August. The new season has also been attracting attention as it is collaborating with the Japanese volleyball league V.LEAGUE which many notable Japanese players are signed to.

    This marks the band’s third opening theme they have performed for Haikyu!!, following the season two opening FLY HIGH!ーwhich the band made their major debut with in March 2016ーand season three opening Hikariare.


    Speaking about the new opening theme PHOENIX, band vocalist and guitarist Kazuumi Kumagai commented, “We’ve been tasked with writing a third opening theme song. We’re ecstatic!”


    He continues: “We’ve written a song with a party feel to it to tie in with the spicy development of the story. Please look forward to hearing it!”

    The band also released a video of their performance at ANI-ROCK FES. 2018 at Saitama Super Arena for the Haikyu!! live show.


    PHOENIX will be released as a single on February 12, 2020, which is the day after the finale of their upcoming 7-date solo tour which is set to begin in December this year. It will be the band’s biggest solo tour to date.


    ©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha/・”Haikyu!!” Production Committee・MBS

  • Haikyu!! Stamp Sets & Postcards Releasing at Japan Post Service

    14.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the popular TV anime series Haikyu!!, Japan Post Service will begin taking online orders for a themed stamp set on August 19.

    The stamp designs feature the familiar faces of members of Karasuno High from the series.

    Japan Post Service will also sell 14 different postcards with key visuals from across all seasons of the anime series, celebrating its 5-year reign. They are sure to surprise any fan who receives one on their envelop through the post!


    ©Haruichi Furudate / Shueisha・”Haikyu!! 3rd” Production Committee・MBS

  • BURNOUT SYNDROMES Release Dr. Stone Opening Theme ‘Good Morning World!’ Music Video

    03.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Rock band trio BURNOUT SYNDROMES just dropped the music video to their new single Good Morning World! which is set to hit shelves on August 21.


    The video was shot at a quarry and in a studio in Ibaraki Prefecture in early June. It makes use of drone footage which captures the grand scale of the location and couples together with the aggressive music performances. The lyrics to the song maintain the band’s concept of “literary rock” which are presented in calligraphy style typography.


    The video contains many iconic scenes, especially the beauty of the instance when the glass breaks which represents a new world forming from destruction.

    The song serves as the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Dr. Stone. The song was released for digital download today (August 2) and pre-orders for the CD are now open.

    Takashi Chiba, the director of the music video, commented the following: “This is a music video that the band really pushed for! Listening to the song, me and the staff wanted to aim for an open location where we could film with a drone. That was the base of our idea which developed from the song’s lyrics ‘good morning world.’ What even was there before we said good morning to the world in the first place? This is something we thought about and arrived at the idea of the old world order breaking to give life to a new world order. We had a black background behind the band which was the old world and then it cuts [to the new world] when the glass breaks […] We edited it so it focuses on the three members. Please check them out as they build a new world from the old broken one […]”

  • TV Anime Dr. Stone Opening Theme to be Performed by BURNOUT SYNDROMES

    04.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that 3-piece Japanese rock band BURNOUT SYNDROMES will perform the opening theme Good Morning World! for the upcoming TV anime series Dr. Stone which is set to premiere on Tokyo MX and elsewhere on July 5, 2019.

    Dr. Stone is a hugely popular manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi and serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The series won 2nd place in the Comics category for the 2018 Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards and send place in the 2018 Shogakukan Manga Awards.


    Good Morning World! was written by BURNOUT SYNDROMES vocalist and guitarist Kazuumi Kumagai exclusively for the anime adaptation. The song comes before the band embark on their biggest Japan tour to date.

    Speaking about the collaboration, Kumagai commented: “Nice to meet you. We are BURNOUT SYNDROMES, the ones in charge of the opening theme for the anime series Dr. Stone. When I first read the manga, I felt it in my heart that I wanted to sing the main theme for the series. To tell you the truth, I’m a lover of science too [like in the series]. My room is littered with scholarly essays and magazines like Newton. For me, Dr Stone. is like the crystallisation of all things I love. [Good Morning World!] is a song I have confidence in. It was completed after many talks, changing up the patterns in a number of ways, and trial and error. It’s packed with enthusiasm. I hope that Senku and the others [in the series] can feel the song. It’s completely synchronised with the outlook of the series. Please look forward to it!”


    ©米スタジオ・Boichi / Shueisha・Dr.STONE Production Committee

  • Haikyu!! Themed ‘Kenma Cat’ & ‘Bokuto Owl’ Hoodies to be Released on November 22

    14.June.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    ACOS―a brand who have 10 stores in Japan and cater towards enjoying easy and casual cosplay―are releasing the Kenma Cat and Bokuto Owl hoodies based on the manga and anime series Haikyu!! on November 22. They will be available at all ACOS stores and Animate.


    Kenma Cat Parker

    This first hoodie is based on Kenma Kozume, and 2nd year student and setter at Nekoma High. The back is decorated with cat paw prints. It’s also made from cotton fabric, so it’s nice and comfy


    Bokuto Owl Hoodie

    This hoodie is based on Kotaro Bokuto, a 3rd-year student at Fukurodani High and the volleyball team’s wing spiker. This one has owl prints on the back. You can wear it to lounge around in or even show up in it at conventions and events!


    Pick your favourite!


    “Haikyu!!” Kenma Cat & Bokuto Owl Hoodies
    On Sale: November 22, 2018Please note that depending on circumstances, sales may be subject to change, extension or cancellation.商Sales Page: https://www.acos.me/feature/detail.php?id=323

    ©Haruichi Furudat / Shueisha・”Haikyu!! 3rd” Production Committee・MBS

  • New stage play: HYPER PROJECTION ENGEKI “HAIKYU!!”: The Summer of Evolution!

    13.September.2017 | SPOT

    8th September marks the date that the curtains raised for the stage play “Haikyu!! The Summer of Evolution”. The rehearsal took place at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL, featuring Kenta Suga as Shoyo Hinata, Tatsuya Kageyama as Tobio Kageyama, Kosaka Ryoutarou as Kei Tsukishima, Miura Kairi as Tadashi Yamaguchi, Takato Nagata as Kenma Kozume, Shori Kondo as Tetsurou Kuroo, Yoshimoto Kouki as Bokuto Koutaro, and Kousei Yuuki as Keiji Akaashi . Producer Wally Kinoshita took part in an interview, expressing his passionate feelings for the 5th season performance that includes the re-run of “Itadaki no Keishiki”.




    <Cast comments>


    Kenta Suga (Shoyo Hinata)

    This piece is called “The Summer of Evolution”. Last time, Karasuno High was defeated in the main match, and that’s why this piece focuses on the path to discovering how to get stronger. In this play of “Haikyu!!”, we can definitely prove ourselves. The one thing that isn’t new is the intense amount of exerecise (lol). However, this is the highlight of the theatre piece “Haikyu!!” We are linked together by the sweat we shed and the tense match moments. We want to evolve and advance together, and that will never change.


    Tatsuya Kageyama (Tobio Kageyama)

    This piece is the first one I am taking part in but I don’t want to be dependent – I’m giving it my all! The theme is summer, so throughout “Haikyu!!” I want to create good memories with everyone. This is my first long-term public performance, so I am going to build up my physique!


    Kosaka Ryoutarou (Kei Tsukishima)

    This piece is different to the ones we have done up until now in that it is packed with even more drama. I strive to deliver the best performance every single time. This is the first time I will be playing the roll of Kei Tsukishima – the older brother. I’m looking forward to deepening the relationship with my younger sibling, the relationship as a trio with Tadashi Yamaguchi, and moving forward together!


    Miura Kairi (Tadashi Yamaguchi)

    This is the 5th time I’ve been in action, and this time the freckles seem stable! Lol… While everyone is struggling on the path of bettering themselves, the stage becomes a huge mess of problems! I’ll be performing to the very best of my abilities, not just with enthusiasm and strong determination, but with a cool and level head in order to carefully and conscientiously perform!


    Takato Nagata (Kenma Kozume)

    What I can feel right now, and this applies for Karasuno High and Nekoma High, is that before everyone got involved with the volleyball society, we were all lonely students. We are upping our game this time, so please come support us! The more we perform, the stronger our bonds grow!


    Shori Kondo (Tetsurou Kuroo)

    This time, Lev Haiba is a newbie at Nekoma High volleyball club. Previously, Nekoma High had their one style and formation, but now Lev’s in the picture, how will the team’s relationships and tactics change? You should come find out!


    Yoshimoto Kouki (Bokuto Koutaro)

    Reigning champion Fukurodani Academy is the main inspiration for Karasuno High. Whether it’s Tsukki’s or Hinata’s influence, we are all constantly advancing. That’s why I’m giving this performance my all! The awesome feeling I get when I give it 120 percent is what pushes me to try even harder.


    Kousei Yuuki (Keiji Akaashi)

    We’ve just got to believe in all our practice up until now. Our hearts are on fire but our heads are cool. We’re giving it more than 120 percent. We want you to see the result of Fukurodani Academy’s influence on Karasuno High. We do not fear mistakes. We will turn our failure into strength for each performance so we improve and advance further!


    We also have a comment from Wally Kinoshita; the producer of all the theatrical pieces up until now:

    “Every performance incorporates something new. The last play included a 3 hour match and some cool acrobatic moves; moves just as cool as those one would see in a circus. The precise moves of the performers, and their skill portrayed the extremity of the situation. This new play has less matches and a larger focus on everyday life. This is something that you have never seen before. There are so many dramatic changes from last time – the scenery being one of the largest changes. This new chapter of “Haikyu!!” gives off a completely different impression to all the others.”


    The performance in Tokyo will be followed up by a performance in Osaka, Hyogo, Miyagi, and finally Fukuoka. Following these five cities, there will be a final performance in Tokyo, where live viewing is also possible.


    Finally, Kenta Suga has a very enthusiastic comment for you all: “There will be 37 live performances packed into 5 cities! Don’t miss out on the one and only “Haikyu!!” unique experience! I want to talk about those who are coming now… just move your body and let your brain will go numb…lol! The drama is set in summer, although it is autumn in the real world. Let’s enjoy some tasty snacks together – I wand each and every one of you, who are coming from different regions of the country, to enjoy yourselves! Even though it’s a late summer, I want you to feel the atmosphere of the summer training camp. Last time we were always in the match hall, but this time we are waiting at the school!”


    Com join us for a dramatic play and a hot summer!



    <Performance information summary>

    Title:Hyper Projection Play “Haikyu!!” Winners and Losers.

    Original work:Haruichi Furudate “Haikyu!!” (Shueisha, serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump)

    Production and script: Wally Kinoshita


    <Public performances and venues>

    Tokyo:Friday 8th 〜 Sunday 10th September 2017 〜 TOKYO DOME CITY HALL

    Osaka:Friday 15th 〜 national holiday Monday 18th September 2017 〜 Mielparque Hall Osaka

    Hyogo:Friday 22nd 〜 Sunday 24th September 2017 ~ Amashin Archaic Hall

    Miyagi:Friday 29th September 〜 Sunday 1st October 2017 〜 Tagajo City Cultural Center Great Hall

    Fukuoka:Saturday 14th 〜 Sunday 15th October 2017 〜 Kurume City Plaza, The Grand Hall

    Triumphant return to Tokyo:Friday 20th 〜 Sunday 29th October 2017 ~ TOKYO DOME CITY HALL


    <Ticket information>

    Tokyo/Hyogo/Fukuoka/ Triumphant return to Tokyo: S seat:¥8,800/ A seat: ¥6,800(Designated seats, tax included)

    Osaka/Miyagi: ¥8,800(Designated seats, tax included)


    <Ticket enquiries>

    Sunrise Promotion Tokyo: 0570-00-3337(Weekdays & weekends: 10:00 ~ 18:00)


    <Enquiries related to the tour>

    Nelke Planning: 03-3715-5624 (Weekdays: 11:00 ~ 18:00)


    <Official website>



    Official photos:

    Ⓒ Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha Inc/ HYPER PROJECTION ENGEKI “HAIKYU!!” production committee.

    Photos by Shunsuke Watabe