Dr. Stone, Haikyu!!, & Gintama Theme Songs to be Featured On BURNOUT SYNDROMES Anime Concept Album

13.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Three-piece Japanese band BURNOUT SYNDROMES announced at the finale of their solo tour at Namba Hatch in Osaka, their home city, that they will release an anime concept album of their best anime songs.

 

Entitled BURNOUT SYNDROMEZ, the record will be released on March 25, 2020, and will feature theme songs they have performed for various anime series, such as Dr. StoneHaikyu!!Gintama, and more.

The album will contain a total of 12 tracks, including their latest single PHOENIX which is used as the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Haikyu!! To The Top, as well all of their anime songs to date, two new songs, a remix, a rearrangement, and more.

Anime fans can expect to hear some seriously popular tracks like the second opening theme FLY HIGH!! from season two of Haikyu!!ーwhich was the band’s debut singleーas well as the season three opening theme Hikari Are. It also includes their third single Hana Ichi Monme which is the first ending theme of Gintama: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen, the first Dr Stone opening theme Good Morning World, and so on.

The album is a must-have for both anime, manga and game fans as well as fans of BURNOUT SYNDROMES. First Press Edition copies of the album come with the band’s first-ever Blu-ray which will feature eight music videos and live performances of six songs from their tour last year. It will also include a comic which has the BURNOUT SYNDROMES members as the protagonists of an adventure story.

 

BURNOUT SYNDROMES will promote BURNOUT SYNDROMEZ with a Japan tour in 2021.

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  • BURNOUT SYNDROMES Haikyu!! Opening Theme ‘PHOENIX’ Music Video to Premiere On YouTube

    31.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Three-piece Japanese rock band BURNOUT SYNDROMES have announced that the music video for their new single PHOENIX will premiere on YouTube on Friday January 31 at midnight (JST).

    The incredibly popular song serves as the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Haikyu!! TO THE TOP and blew up on Japanese social media when it was released digitally on Friday last week.

     

    The music video was directed by Takahashi Chiba, who also directed the BURNOUT SYNDROMES music videos for FLY HIGH!! and Hikariareーwhich just so happen to be theme songs for Haikyu!! too. The new video stars Mita Ibuki of Japanese idol group CROWN POP who plays the role of a high school girl.

     

    BURNOUT SYNDROMES – “PHOENIX” Music Video (Premiering January 31, 2020 at Midnight JST)

    The BURNOUT SYNDROMES band members are scheduled to post in the chat during the premiere, so be sure to tune in to watch it in real time. PHOENIX will also be released on all major streaming services, including Spotify.

    BURNOUT SYNDROMES released the following statement: “‘PHOENIX’ is the opening theme for the anime series Haikyu!! TO THE TOP. The song is sure to resonate emotionally with people who have devoted themselves to something. The music video uses time loops, which is a rare addition for us. It’s set in a school where a girl meets the three members of BURNOUT SYNDROMES. The girl dances like a phoenix to the powerful lyrics and music. I think everything in the music video matches together wonderfully, so it’s a must-watch!!”

     

    The music video’s director Takahashi Chiba said: “We went back to basics with this one, using a high school girl as the main role. The song is called ‘PHOENIX.’ The video centres on the idea of the phoenix which dies, resurrects, and transforms over and over again. When you’re alive, you bump into walls, and no matter how many times you may come to that wall, you cannot get over it. But even if you think about that same wall, or the same situation, something is sure to change each time you come face to face with it. When your life seems to be going backwards, if you keep on endeavouring during those simple days when nothing changes, you’ll suddenly arrive at a day when it feels like all your hopes have vanished. It’s better to believe that you will get over that wall of life when you find yourself at the boundary of your own limits. Because nobody knows if that wall, or that scene, will be the last thing you see. I used time loops to express this idea in the music video.”

     

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

  • BURNOUT SYNDROMES Haikyu!! Opening Theme Hits Number One On iTunes Japan’s Anime Charts

    27.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The new single PHOENIX from Japanese rock band BURNOUT SYNDROMES topped the anime charts on iTunes in Japan yesterday morning. The song was released digitally on January 24, 2020, ahead of the CD release which is set for February 12, 2020.

    The song serves as the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Haikyu!! TO THE TOP and blew up on Japanese social media when it was released digitally on Friday last week.

     

    PHOENIX also topped the singles charts of multiple platforms, placing BURNOUT SYNDROMES alongside multiple big artists, coming in at No. 5 on Recochoku’s Singles Charts, No. 2 on mora, and No. 5 on animelo mix, in Japan.

     

    The track is BURNOUT SYNDROMES’ third song written for the Haikyu!! series, following from FLY HIGH!! and Hikari Are.

    The band will release the music video for PHOENIX in February, when the song will also hit major digital streaming platforms.

     

    ©古舘春一/集英社・「ハイキュー!!」製作委員会・MBS

  • Haikyu!! Season 4 To The Top Fair to be Held at Animate Stores Across Japan

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    Animateーa chain of anime and manga related merchandise storesーhas announced that it will hold a fair to promote season four of the ongoing TV anime series Haikyu!! from February 15.

     

    Haikyu!! is a popular manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate and serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The series has spawned an anime series and stage adaptation. The fourth season of the anime series began airing on January 10 this year.

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    Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shinpachi Shimura): “Are we really doing this? I really can’t believe it <laughs>. Will this the last one? Are we being deceived again? In any case, I’ll be sure to work hard. Look foward to it!”

     

    Rie Kugimiya (Kagura): “The movie is official, and information about it has been released. I always wondered if we’d do it [again] someday, so now I can get a grip on reality. I want to look forward to it with everything I’ve got, and I want to work hard! Please be patient and wait for us!”

     

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

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    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.

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    The menu features dishes, desserts and drinks inspired by the characters of the series. The bacon burger comes with a side menu item of your choice, with each being based on a specific character’s favourite side menu item. The parfait too is bright and vivid like the Yorozuya members.

     

    When fans order from the themed menu, they’ll receive one of eight possible coasters featuring original designs.

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  • 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.

     

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  • Dr. Stone’s Second Anime Opening to be Performed by PELICAN FANCLUB

    03.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Three-piece rock band PELICAN FANCLUB made their major debut last autumn. It has just been announced that their new song Sangenshoku will be used as the second opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Dr. Stone.

    Dr. Stone is a hugely popular manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi and serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The anime adaptation began airing in July. The second opening theme will debut in the anime this October. Details surrounding the CD release will be announced in the near future.

     

    PELICAN FANCLUB wrote the song after reading the manga series. We have yet to hear any of the track itself, but the band are known for the great amplitude of their songs and the unique lyrics by band vocalist and guitarist End Alien. We look forward to hearing what a PELICAN FANCLUB and Dr. Stone collaboration sounds like.

    Speaking about their tie-in with the series, End Alien commented: “Me and [the series character] Senku are the same in that we like to make things. By reading the manga and then writing the lyrics, I was able to write in such a way that could be described as like a chemical compound, with both elements mixing together. When you mix colours together they it becomes a new colour.”

     

    He continues: “When you mix words together they take on meaning. This song will become something unique to the people who watch the anime series and think about these things. Please enjoy both the opening song we have create along with Senku creating different things with science.”

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  • 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

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