BiSH to Perform ‘Kingdom’ Anime’s Opening Theme ‘TOMORROW’

18.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

BiSHーthe Japanese punk band with no instrumentsーwill perform the opening theme TOMORROW for the upcoming TV anime series Kingdom which will premiere on NHK General TV on April 5, 2020.

Kingdom is a manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. Serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump since January 2006, it has shipped over 47 million copies and even received a hit live-action film adaptation.



The upcoming third season of the anime series will cover the manga’s Alliance Arc which features what is known for having the biggest fight in Kingdom. A new promotional video was released which features the opening theme song TOMORROW by BiSH.

©Yasuhisa Hara/Shueisha・Kingdom Production Committee

 

BiSH member Sentochihiro Chicchi said: “We are truly honoured to be responsible for the opening theme for Kingdom, an anime series loved by the world and overflowing with charm. We as a group were energised by the growth of the characters. They are strong and noble, with no friends or allies but with rich personalities. Although the times we and they live in are different, we are warriors who rush forward recklessly in order to survive. The characters are all super cool! BiSH will sing with all we have too. Without fail.”

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    Ayuni D

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    *Comment translated by MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

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    How are all of our Cleaning Staff* doing? Today, we announce the cancellation of our spring solo tour and two-man tour, which we were looking forward to ourselves too.

     

    We are dying to perform live, so much so that it’s almost become a favourite phrase of ours recently to say, “When can we do it live again?” It’s sad that our schedules and the promises we’ve made which we were excited about are rapidly rolling further into the future, but in all of our tours up to now, at all venues, we leave our footprint by saying, “We’ll see you again! We are BiSH!” We haven’t forgotten that promise. We keep it close. So I am confident the day will come when we will meet again!

     

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    ーTranslated from Japanese by MMN

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    Developer B

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