RADWIMPS Release Live ‘Banzai Sensho’ Video From ‘ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR’ DVD & Blu-ray

21.January.2020 | MUSIC

RADWIMPS have released a live video of their performance of Banzai Sensho taken from their upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 which is set to hit shelves on March 18, 2020.

 

“Banzai Sensho” from Live DVD & Blu-ray “ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019”

In the video, we see the band and crowd of excited fans come together to sing this anthem.

 

The DVD and Blu-ray will feature 23 songs which includes the guest performance from Aimyon for Nakidashisodayo, a song by RADWIMPS which she features on. It also includes a documentary of the tour, as well as guest appearances from artists who joined the band on stage including Miyachi, Titan Zombies, Taka from ONE OK ROCK, and Toko Miura.

 

In the run up to the DVD/Blu-ray release, the concert will be screened for a limited time at cinemas in all 47 prefectures of Japan from January 23-26 this week. Details can be found on the band’s official website, and is the perfect opportunity for fans who can’t wait until the March release. Tickets went on sale for a limited time and the ticket window closed on January 5. However, if there are any remaining tickets for cinemas, they will go on sale at each cinema’s website and at the cinema ticket desks from January 21 at 00:00 (JST).

 

RADWIMPS will embark on their “KONNICHIWA NIPPON” tour in March. They will perform 10 concerts in 7 cities including at Japan’s four big domes. Information tickets and dates is available on the band’s official website.

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  • RADWIMPS to Provide Theme Song for ‘The Last 10 Years’ Film

    22.December.2021 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    The theme song for the film ‘The Last 10 Years’ will be performed by RADWIMPS. The track is titled Uruubito, and fans can look forward to hearing the heartwrenching song in the movie when it releases on March 4, 2022.

    Vocalist and guitarist Noda Yojiro worked on the theme song as well as the film’s soundtrack after reading the script. This will be the third time RADWIMPS will be in charge of the entire soundtrack of a film, previously working on ‘Kimi no Na wa.’ and ‘Tenko no Ko.’

     

    ‘The Last 10 Years’ Trailer

     

    Comment from Noda Yojiro (RADWIMPS)

    This is my first time working on a live-action film, and it was a new and challenging experience. As I watched the scenes in the film, I had trouble deciding how I should approach Matsuri and Kazuto and those living around them. 

    I’ve probably watched this film 100 times already, and yet, when all of the arrangements were completed and the orchestra performed the final recording, I was still in tears as I watched it on screen.

    Matsuri’s life is filled with meaning, and I know that viewers will leave with a new view of how best to live their life.

     

    Comment from Fujii Michihito (Director)

    When I read the script for ‘The Last 10 Years,’ the music created by Noda Yojiro flowed so naturally with the story of Matsuri and Kazuto.

    Noda created the music before seeing the film, basing his inspiration on the script itself. Filming proceeded while the cast listened to his music. This work could have only been completed with his guidance. I hope that you’ll experience this incredible film when it releases in theaters next year. 

     

    ‘The Last 10 Years’ is an adaptation of Kosaka Ruka’s novel of the same name. It tells the story of Matsuri, a 20-year-old woman who learns that she only has 10 years to live due to an incurable disease. She makes the decision not to fall in love until she meets Kazuto, a man who has lost the will to live. Matsuri is portrayed by Komatsu Nana, while Kazuto is played by Sakaguchi Kentaro. 

     

    ©2022映画「余命10年」製作委員会

  • Live Report from RADWIMPS ‘FOREVER IN THE DAZE’ Tour

    16.December.2021 | MUSIC

    On November 23, 2021, RADWIMPS released their new album ‘FOREVER DAZE’ on the 16th anniversary of their major-label debut. A new report has been published highlighting the first day of the band’s new tour on December 4 at Pia Arena MM. 

     

    RADWIMPS Official Live Report

    “It went by in the blink of an eye. Thank you so much for coming out. All I can do is say ‘thank you.’ There is so much more I’d love to say, but when I see all of your faces like this, all I can manage to get out is ‘thank you.’ Meeting each and every one of you makes this all more real. I’ve been waiting to be able to do this for such a long time. Thank you.” 

     

    This is how vocalist Yojiro Noda thanked the audience with all his heart and soul at the end of the show. The first day of the ‘FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022’ was a joyous occasion after nearly two years of the pandemic, with fans gathering to praise the band’s first new album in three years ‘FOREVER DAZE.’ 

     

    Day one took place on December 4 at Pia Arena MM in Kanagawa. In addition to RADWIMPS members, drummers Mizuki Mori and Masafumi Eno, as well as guitarists Taiking (Suchmos) and Mizuki Masuda (miida) joined the band for this tour only. Since the tour has just started, I won’t spoil the set list and production, but the ensemble brought some incredible energy to the stage. RADWIMPS seemed to take on new life with each and every song performed, and the audience was slowly and steadily inspired by both Noda’s incredible vocals and the powerful instrumentals. As Noda said in a comment regarding the new album, “No matter how hard things get, I can always make music.” 

     

    How will the new songs found on FOREVER DAZE fit in with the band’s classic tracks? The performance features graphics from visual artist Kento Yamada that will wow audiences more than they could ever anticipate. The curtain has risen on this new RADWIMPS. Get ready to see them in a whole new light. 

    (text: Shoichi Miyake)

     

    The ‘FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022’ is coming to six locations across Japan for twelve shows total. For more information, check out the official website!

     

  • RADWIMPS Release Music Video for ‘SHIWAKUCHA feat. Awich’ From New Album

    01.December.2021 | MUSIC

    Rock band RADWIMPS released their new album FOREVER DAZE on November 23, the 16th anniversary of their major debut. The group has released the official music video for SHIWAKUCHA, a track featuring guest performer Awich. Directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Spikey John, the video harnesses the song’s message through stillness, passion, and drama. Pay special attention to the lighting!

     

     

    SHIWAKUCHA feat. Awich – RADWIMPS (Official Music Video)

     

    Two guitarists make surprise appearances in the video: TAIKING (Suchmos) and Mizuki Masuda (miida) will also join RADWIMPS on their FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022 starting December 4. 

     

    For more information on the new album and tour, check out the band’s official website!

  • RADWIMPS Release Music Video for ‘TWILIGHT’ From Band’s New Album

    25.November.2021 | MUSIC

    FOREVER DAZE, the new album from the hugely popular band RADWIMPS, is right around the corner, set to release on November 23. The group’s track TWILIGHT was used to commemorate the 1,000th episode of the One Piece anime series and the 100th volume of the manga series, and the music video for the song has just been released. 

     

    TWILIGHT – RADWIMPS Music Video 

     

    RADWIMPS FOREVER DAZE Trailer

     

    The group has explained that FOREVER DAZE is filled with musical challenges and unique collaborations. RADWIMPS will start a new six-city 12-show Japan tour in January 2022. 

     

  • RADWIMPS Release Full Music Video for MAKAFUKA

    13.November.2021 | MUSIC

    Used as the theme song for the mobile RPG Gran Saga, RADWIMPS’ new song MAKAFUKA now has a full music video! The track will be included in the band’s new album FOREVER DAZE, scheduled to release on November 23, 2021. The song is now available on streaming sites and can be pre-ordered on iTunes. Fans are also able to pre-add the full album to their libraries. 

     

    RADWIMPS MAKAFUKA Music Video

     

    To celebrate the new song, an SNS song sharing campaign has begun! Fans are encouraged to share the song from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, or YouTube Music with the hashtag #MAKAFUKA on Twitter or Instagram Stories. By taking a screenshot of their post and uploading it to the special entry page, listeners will snag a FOREVER DAZE wallpaper and background image perfect for a Zoom meeting. Those listening on Spotify will see a snippet of the MAKAFUKA music video in the background which can also be included in an Instagram Story.

     

    The band’s FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022 is underway, taking the band to six locations across Japan to play twelve shows.

  • RADWIMPS Provide Theme Song for Mobile RPG Gran Saga, Short Anime Released

    30.October.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The Korean mobile RPG is coming to Japan next month, and to celebrate, a special anime promo featuring the title’s theme song has been released. The track’s title is MAKAFUKA, and it was performed by the globally-popular band RADWIMPS. The animation was provided by anime studio CloverWorks, best known for their work on titles like Wonder Egg Priority, Promised Neverland, and Horimiya. During an interview with the band about the new song, plenty of details were revealed about the creation of the track and the secret story it depicts. 

     

    Interview with Yojiro Noda of RADWIMPS

     

     

    Comment from Yojiro Noda (Taken from the above interview) 

    “When I first heard about the project, I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the Gran Saga team. They said they wanted to make something new and exciting, and they were set on having RADWIMPS provide the music. The band and I, we’re people who always like to set out on new journeys. Immediately after meeting them, we were more than happy to join the project. The real world is so chaotic right now, and the characters in this game are also struggling with their own situations. It was easy to pull from reality to infuse the music with these complex feelings. 

     

    By listening to this track, I hope that people will feel emotions they haven’t felt before when they’ve listened to our music. This collaboration might open you up to new sensations. Listen to the track as much as you can, and have fun playing the game.” 

     

    A 30-second version of the collaborative anime was recently released on the official RADWIMPS YouTube page. 

     

    The music video for MAKAFUKA was produced by Genki Kawamura, known for his work on Your Name and Weathering With You. Set in a parallel version of Tokyo, the video is interspersed with gameplay footage of Gran Saga shown on the character’s smartphones. 

     

    Gran Saga x RADWIMPS Special Animation ‘Profound Mystery’

     

    MAKAFUKA will be included on RADWIMPS’ new album ‘FOREVER DAZE,’ releasing on November 23, 2021. The track will be available to stream on November 5. 

  • RADWIMPS Announce New Album Title, FOREVER DAZE

    18.October.2021 | MUSIC

    Rock band RADWIMPS is celebrating the 15th anniversary of their major-label debut, and the details of their upcoming album have been released! FOREVER DAZE, releasing on November 23, 2021, was created and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The album will be filled with a number of collaborations and experimental tracks, as the group continues to take on new musical challenges. 

     

    The band’s first original album in three years will contain 14 tracks including Natsu no Sei, Iron Feather, and TWILIGHT, revealed earlier this year as the commemorative track for the 1000th episode of One Piece. Other included tracks include SUMMER DAZE 2021, Utakata-Uta, and an orchestral version of Nekojarashi

     

    The cover art for FOREVER DAZE has also been revealed and was created in an extremely unique way. Contemporary/AI artist Yuma Kishi utilized a database of portraits featuring 15-year-old boys and girls from a variety of backgrounds to generate an obscured AI-generated image of an individual transcending race and gender. The finished product symbolizes the current state of RADWIMPS, as they continue to evolve and change, never comfortable with just one sound or theme. 

     

    Grand Escape Official Live Video from the 15th Anniversary Special Concert

     

    The band’s performance at Yokohama Arena will be included in the 15th Anniversary Box and will be available on either DVD or Blu-ray. 

     

     

  • RADWIMPS Chosen to Compose Score to 2022 Film ‘10 Years to Live’

    11.September.2021 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    Rock band RADWIMPS has been chosen to compose the background score to the upcoming 2022 film 10 Years to Live. The movie is directed by Fujii Michihito, while the cast has yet to be announced.

     

    This will be the first time RADWIMPS will write music for a live-action film, and a special video has been released to mark this surprising announcement. “This film will inspire people to live each day to its fullest,” RADWIMPS frontman Yojiro Noda commented. This statement comes along with the comforting melody heard in the new video, meant to push the two main characters Matsuri and Kazuto together.

     

    10 Years to Live Special Video

     

    The Story of 10 Years to Live

    20-year-old Matsuri is diagnosed with an incurable disease only affecting one in tens of thousands of people, and is given 10 years to live. Making up her mind to never fall in love, she intends not to become attached to life. But at a class reunion, she meets Kazuto, and the next 10 years of her life drastically change…

     

    Comment from Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS)

    RADWIMPS was given the incredible opportunity to compose the score for 10 Years to Live.

    This was our first time composing for a live-action film, and it was a new and challenging experience. As we watched each scene, we had trouble deciding how to approach the specific sounds of Matsuri and Kazuto, and how to approach those around them.

    In terms of total time, I’ve probably seen the film 100 times by now. But even when all of the arrangements were completed and the orchestra performed the final recording, I was still in tears.

    I believe that this film and it’s depiction of Matsuri’s life will remind you, the viewer, to live each day to the fullest.

    Please look forward to the film’s release in 2022.

     

    ©2022映画「余命10年」製作委員会

  • ONE PIECE x Ninagawa Mika x RADWIMPS Release Stunning Clips for ‘WE ARE ONE.’

    03.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    ONE PIECE, a manga running in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine for 24 years, will be releasing its 100th volume on September 3 2021.l, while the 1000th episode of the anime will be aired on November 21. To commemorate this major milestone, the franchise will be starting a number of grand projects to ‘connect’ with the world.

     

    One of those grand projects is the ‘WE ARE ONE.’  mini series, with five videos co-produced by Toei Animation and Shueisha to be released starting on August 30, counting down until the release of  the 100th volume on September 3. 

    The videos are directed by Ninagawa Mika, who has won a selection of awards within Japan and overseas for her vivid and colorful videos. Accepting the challenge to take charge of this unprecedented video project, the live action shots featuring known actors were directed by Ninagawa while the anime shots were produced by Toei Animation. The videos show off a new side to the wonderful world of ONE PIECE. RADWIMPS new song TWILIGHT will be used as the theme song as four protagonists step into the future in this short drama collection.

     

    Scene1 is an animation featuring Zoro and Sanji of the Straw Hats. The pair usually bicker, but when they’re faced with losing their companions during the Davy Black Fight, the two join together to protect their gang. One the pair have decided to help make Luffy’s dream of becoming the pirate king come true, nobody can stop them!

     

    Director Ninagawa Mika Comment

    I feel like there are people who have read the series deeply, as well as those who happened to discover it, and those who are yet to read but are still able to sympathize with the story. I will be happy if everybody can enjoy the videos.

     

    RADWIMPS Comment

    There are so many adults like us who grew up reading ONE PIECE, as well as students and parents, with all of us just trying to achieve our goals and targets each day. I feel that during those days, the ONE PIECE characters have always helped us to keep on pushing forward. It is my hope that this project will help people feel a little stronger when facing the future. 

     

     

    Photos
    ©Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha/
    ©Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation

    Anime
    ©Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation

  • RADWIMPS Release Music Video for New Song, ‘SUMMER DAZE’

    24.August.2021 | MUSIC

    The music video for RADWIMPS’ surprise new track SUMMER DAZE is now available on the rock band’s official YouTube channel. The SoundCloud link is also available.

     

    RADWIMPS – SUMMER DAZE

    https://soundcloud.com/radwimps_official/summerdaze

     

    The inspiration behind the new track stemmed from the global depression that has carried over from 2020. Lead singer Yojiro Noda’s friend and creative director Kunichi Nomura hoped to create a summer anthem that would make people feel a little better. With such pure intentions, a number of other creative minds gathered to contribute to the project, including art director YOSHIROTTEN, photographer Tomoyuki Kawakami, and up-and-coming model NANAMI KEYES.

     

    RADWIMPS – SUMMER DAZE Music Video

     

    SUMMER DAZE is a gift from RADWIMPS to everyone to enjoy during the summer of 2021, in the hopes that everyone can find some joy during this warm season.

     

     

    Comment from lead singer Yojiro Noda

    In 2020, music festivals were cancelled across the board. I was looking forward to 2021 and had such high hopes, even if it seemed as though things wouldn’t get better. I talked about this to my friend Kun-chan (Kunichi Nomura) about it.

    “It’s going to be another depressing summer, isn’t it? Let’s at least make a summer anthem that will make people feel just a LITTLE better when they hear it. Something that will make you feel like you can run anywhere, and just dance through everything. Let’s just condense all the dazzling things about summer into one song.”

    That’s how SUMMER DAZE came to be.

    As summer got closer, we gradually decided on the arrangement, and when we played it for our friends, they just started dancing. We started getting excited to make a music video, and as time went on, more and more creators wanted to join us. Everyone had to work during the day, and at night we’d have meetings and location scouting sessions. It was the first time for us to do everything on our own, including making the music, T-shirts, producing the video, jacket shooting…everything.

    Consider this a gift from us to you, everyone living through summer of 2021. It will be uploaded to SoundCloud and YouTube for free. We hope that you’ll be listening to it while you create some wonderful summer memories.

    Thanks again to YOSHIROTTEN, who took time out of his busy schedule to help us; to Kawakami, the cameraman; to Kasai, who worked tireless on the video; to Nanami, who ran full-speed through the streets at midnight; and, of course, thanks to Kun-chan.

    I wish everyone a bright summer.

  • Utakata-Uta by RADWIMPS feat.Suda Masaki Music Video to Premier on Youtube

    12.August.2021 | MUSIC

    The music video for Utakata-Uta (RADWIMPS feat. Suda Masaki),theme song for the blockbuster movie It’s a Flickering Life, will be released on YouTube at 22:00 on August 13, 2021.

    The video was directed by Suda Masaki and produced by Yamada Kento, who has worked with RADWIMPS multiple times in the past.

    You can set a reminder to watch the video as it premiers on the RADWIMPS official YouTube channel.

     

    Utakata-Uta / Official Music Video on YouTube Premier

     

    The Utakata-Uta is the first RADWIMPS feat. Suda Masaki tag-team production, garnering widespread attention from fans and media. The video features Suda Masaki and Noda Yojiro, who play Gou and Terashin in It’s A Flickering Life. Their characters work in the same movie studio and discuss their dreams for the future. 

    The project started upon the completion of filming, when Noda Yojiro gave the demo to film producer Yamada Yōji as a heartfelt gift.

    While it wasn’t written as a theme song, the producer was so impressed by the demo that he designated the song as the movie’s official theme song, saying “The song connects the past and present, reality and fiction, even reaching heaven. I was convinced that having Suda and Noda, who played Gou and Terashin, singing it would complete the film.”

     

    Noda was full of love and respect for the movie, commenting that “When Mr. Shimura died, I wanted to leave something like a lingering scent and weave things such as the emotions that we had felt throughout the lyrics. Even if the world we build is purely a sound, that sound is something that will last forever.” 

     

    The song is full of nostalgic melodies and impressive singing from both Noda Yojiro and Suda Masaki, while the lyrics overlap with the feelings and situations of their characters, Gou and Terashin.

     

     

  • New RADWIMPS feat. Suda Masaki Track ‘Utakata Uta’ Coming to Streaming Services

    06.August.2021 | MUSIC

    ‘Utakata Uta,’ the theme song for the new movie God of Cinema, will be available on various streaming services at midnight on August 6, 2021, including iTunes and RecoChoku! Performed by rock band RADWIMPS and featuring Suda Masaki of Kamen Rider fame, it’s a mellow track which is sure to stir up plenty of emotion. 

     

    The evocative CD jacket was shot by Miko Okada, an award-winning photographer from Iwate Prefecture. Art Director Ryosuke Miyashita was inspired to collaborate with her after seeing a series of her photographs titled ‘CELL,’ inspired by the lights she saw coming from apartments and homes from a train window. In the same vein, the cover art was based on the abstract concept of how people spend their evenings in different ways, giving a nostalgic and warm feel. The song does the same, making the listener ponder how many different lives intersect and come together. 

     

     

    As announced by RADWIMPS front man Yojiro Noda on August 2, Suda Masaki will also be performing with RADWIMPS at the upcoming FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL ‘21 on August 20, 2021. This will mark the first time ‘Utakata Uta’ will be performed in front of a live audience, so look forward to it!

     

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