Superfly Drops Music Video For ‘Promare’ Theme Song ‘Kakusei’
Superfly has unveiled a performance music video for their new song Kakusei, which is included on their upcoming album 0 (Zero). The album is set to release on January 15, 2020, as their first original album in four and a half years. The music video consists of footage from their live concerts.
‘Kakusei’ Music Video
Kakusei was written as the theme song for the original animated movie Promare. The music video includes footage from Superfly’s Japan arena tour that took place last year from September to December and saw 15 live performances in 10 different locations. The dramatic CG effects in the video will instantly catch your gaze and fill you with excitement.
The new album 0 will be released on January 15, 2020, and contains 11 songs. To place an order, check the information section below.
Superfly 6th ALBUM ‘0’
Release Date: January 15, 2020
- Regular Edition: CD WPCL-13150: ¥3,000 (Before Tax)
- First Press Limited Edition A (Arena Tour Video Version)
CD + DVD WPZL-31695/6: ¥4,200 / CD + Blu-ray WPZL-31697/8: ¥5,200 (Before Tax)
- First Press Limited Edition B (Summer Festival Video + Music Video Collection Version)
CD+DVD WPZL-31699/700: ¥4,500 / CD+Blu-ray WPZL-31701/2 : ¥5,500 (Before Tax)
Album ‘0’ Preorders: https://superfly.lnk.to/0_albumPu
Album ‘0’ Contents and Product Specification: https://wmg.jp/superfly/news/84119/
Superfly Official Website: https://www.superfly-web.com/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, ONE OK ROCK & Other Japanese Artists to Watch Live On YouTube During the Lockdown
16.April.2020 | MUSIC
With the world on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, everybody is cooped up indoors and spending time at home. If you’re looking for something new to watch or listen to, then we’ve got you covered. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON has compiled a list of 11 Japanese artists who have or are planning to post live footage of their full concerts and performances on YouTube.
The future looks uncertain as it is right now, so in the meantime let’s find time to do the things we enjoy and stay positive as we get through this together.
ONE OK ROCK
ONE OK ROCK are set to premiere 6 of their past concerts on YouTube from 2014-2018. They will be the full performances with no cuts and will not be archived, so mark your calendars and be sure to tune in when they drop.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313887
ONE OK ROCK’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ONEOKROCKchannel
ARASHI has posted a full concert taken from his “untitled” tour which ran from November 2017 to January 2018. “Untitled” is the theme of the tour which looked towards ARASHI of the future. The stage set up and incredible performance are absolute must-sees.
ARASHI’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP7Gw_YZAuh4Yg2fcdcuumQ/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is in the middle of posting 100 videos of her live performances which will be available to watch for a limited time between April 14 to May 17 this year. The videos are being released as a part of the at-home entertainment #ouchiasobi (“Play At Home”) project launched by ASOBISYSTEM, the agency that Kyary is signed to. Now you can have fun too with Kyary by bringing her concerts into your home.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313974
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/kyarypamyupamyutv
AAA’s performance at Saitama Super Arena was a highlight of their 2013 tourーa tour which took them to see 150,000 fans across Japan. The full show is now available to watch on YouTube until April 30, 2020 at 23:59 (JST), so be sure to check it out.
avex’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/avexnetwork/
RADWIMPS have posted some content from their recently-released live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 onto their YouTube channel. Feel part of the crowd with the following thrilling performance.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/290378
RADWIMPS’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/radwimpsstaff/
Taichi Mukai recently posted a video of his performance of his popular song Reset. The song was written as the first ending theme for the anime series Run with the Wind.
Taichi Mukai’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/0313taichi/
Official HIGE DANdism
Official HIGE DANdism’s performance of I LOVE… at Pacifico Yokohama, which was held on February 10, 2020 as part of their “Travelers” tour, is available to listen to on Apple Music. This is another one that makes you feel part of the experience.
TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
TK posted a video on his YouTube channel of footage taken from his live performance at Landmark Studio in Yokohama. His live band line-up includes the familiar faces BOBO (Drums) and Sato Honoka (Violin) as well as Yoshida Ichiro Untouchable World (Bass) who was a support member for TK last year, Hiroko Sebu (Piano) who provided her piano playing on TK’s single katharsis from last year, and Masao Watanabe (Cello).
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/178674
Ling Tosite Sigure’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sigureSMEJ/
amazarashi dropped a trailer last year for his live DVD and Blu-ray release Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni. His self-cover of Long Hope Philiaーthe theme song of the anime film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and fifth ending theme of the My Hero Academia anime seriesーis a must-see!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/270910
amazarashi’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/amazarashiSMEJ/
A live performance of Suchmos’s hugely popular Mint. It features footage backstage from the band’s tours across three years.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/207422
Suchmos’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ3U5YJLWUr3VmQsO48jcQg/
Here’s a live music video of Superfly’s song Kakusei, the theme for the anime movie Promare. The video uses live footage taken from Superfly’s arena tour which incorporates gorgeous CG imagery.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/288707
Superfly’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/superfly/
Promare is an upcoming animated film by Studio Trigger being made in collaboration with XFLAG. It is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, both of who worked on Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill.
Toho Animation released a new long promotional video on their official YouTube channel. In it, we hear Superfly’s song Kakusei which is the main theme for the series. We also get to hear the full voice cast along with new scenes.
Promare draws a line under Japanese animation and instead has more universal animation. It has an incredible voice cast and will be packed with plenty of dramatic elements.
Promare will premiere on May 24, 2019.
Releasing: May 24 2019
Anime Film Promare’s Director, Writer & Voice Cast to Attend Pre-Screening
Promare is an upcoming animated film by Studio Trigger being made in collaboration with XFLAG. It is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, both of who worked on Gurren Lagann (2007) and Kill la Kill (2013).
It has been announced that the film will premiere with an early screening on May 15. The announcement erupted excitement in Japan’s anime community across social media.
The film’s director Hiroyuki Imaishi and writer Kazuki Nakashima as well as members of the voice cast including Kenichi Matsuyama (Galo Thymos), Taichi Saotome (Lio Fotia), Masato Sakai (Kray Foresight), Kendo Kobayashi (Vinny) and Ayane Sakura (Aina Ardebit) will be present at the premiere event.
Promare will be released officially on May 24, 2019.
©TRIGGER・Kazuki Nakashima / XFLAG
Promare Premiere Screening
Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 17:30 (A small talk will be held before the film is shown)
Location: TOHO Cinemas Roppongi
Line-Up: Hiroyuki Imaishi (Director), Kazuki Nakashima (Writer), Kenichi Matsuyama (Galo Thymos), Taichi Saotome (Lio Fotia), Masato Sakai (Kray Foresight), Kendo Kobayashi (Vinny) and Ayane Sakura (Aina Ardebit)
*Please note that the line-up is subject to change.
Ticket Price: ¥2,000
*Tickets will be given out randomly to those who sign up via Ticket Pia below
Purchase: https://w.pia.jp/t/promare-movie/ (*PC and mobile compatible)
Ticket Window: April 26, 2019 at 11:00 (JST) – May 8, 2019 at 23:30 (JST)
Winner Announcements: May 9, 2019 from 18:00 (JST)
*Pre-sale tickets only. General tickets will not be available for the pre-screening.
Release Date: May 24, 2019
Official Website: https://promare-movie.com/
New Trailer Released for Anime Movie ‘Promare’
Promare is an upcoming animated film by Studio Trigger being made in collaboration with XFLAG. It is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, both of who worked on Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill. A brand new trailer has just dropped detailing new information.
The film’s opening and ending themes will be performed by Superfly, a Japanese rock act now consisting of sole member Shiho Ochi lauded for her overwhelming vocal ability and original songwriting.
The soul-shaking main theme Kakusei (“Awakening”) is Superfly’s first ever song written for an anime movie. Superfly comments: “I felt that the film doesn’t merely depict stirred-up battles. It also feels like it’s about humanity, so the song is not about fighting to hurt someone, but protect them. The song of course sounds cool and the melody is interesting too sort of like a collage. It’s something people haven’t seen from Superfly before. It’s become something completely new.”
Superfly’s powerful voice coupled with the melody which flickers like a flame―a theme of the movie itself―serves to kindle the exciting fire the film spouts.
Check out the new trailer here
In the new trailer we see the lead character Galo Thymos (Kenichi Matsuyama), a new member of the Burning Rescue team, fighting against Lio Fotia (Taichi Saotome), the leader of Burnish Flare, to try and extinguish her flame.
The action scenes draw a line under all Japanese animation up to now, showcasing revolutionary visuals as we have come to expect from Studio Trigger.
The anime is set to deliver plenty of action and drama on an immense scale. Promare will be released on May 24, 2019.
Studio Trigger’s ‘Promare’ Cast Announced, New Trailer Released
Promare is an upcoming animated film by Studio Trigger being made in collaboration with XFLAG. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, both of who worked on Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, it has been announced that the film will be released in May this year.
The anime project was first announced to be in development back in summer 2017 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles which garnered it instant attention outside Japan. The first promotional video and teaser were revealed in October last year which instantly trended on Twitter.
Kenichi Matsuyama will voice the lead character Galo Thymos (above middle), a reckless teenager and member of the Burning Rescue team who dashes right to the scene of the fire. Taichi Saotome will play Galo’s longtime rival Lio Fotia (above left), the leader of Mad Burnish whose goal is to burn everything with her Burnish Flare. Masato Sakai will voice Kray Foresight (above right), the administrator of the Independent Republic of Promepolis and Galo’s superior.
Check out the 65 second preview below:
The new movie visual shows Galo and Lio head to head in a heated moment. It’s time to get fired up for Studio Trigger’s newest work.
Releasing: May 2019
Studio Trigger’s New Anime Project ‘Promare’ Announced as Feature Length Movie for 2019 Release
12.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME
It’s been announced that Studio Trigger’s anime series Promare which is being made in collaboration with XFLAG will be released as a movie in 2019. The anime project was first announced to be in development back in summer 2017 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles.
It is being directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, both of who worked on Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill. The duo have fans excited to see their first full-length feature film.
As well as being spearheaded by these two veterans, the production team is also made up of some of Japan’s top creators. Shigeto Koyama is working as the character designer, who worked on concept designs for the Disney movie Big Hero 6. Hiroyuki Sawano is composing the music, who has composed music for all three seasons of Attack on Titan. Kubo Tomotaka is the art director, who worked on Studio Ponoc’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Masashi Ichifuru is creating the title logo design who worked on packaging designs for Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. Acclaimed Japanese animation company Sanzigen is producing the 3D CG parts of the movie.
Below is the first promotional video of the anime film which dropped today on TOHO Animation’s official YouTube channel in which we get to see a closer look at what Hiroyuki Imaishi and Kazuki Nakashima have planned along with a music score by Hiroyuki Sawano.
Above is the first official visual teaser for the movie illustrated by Shigeto Koyama and designed by Masashi Ichifuru. It showcases the protagonist Galo with a city in flames behind him and the “Matoi” mechs.
Stay tuned for more information on the series in the coming months.