Happy Heads NANIYORI Perform Kengan Ashura Anime’s New Opening Theme

19.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

Japan’s most cheerful band Happy Heads NANIYORI will perform the new opening theme song Aishiden Issen for the TV anime series Kengan Ashura.

Kengan Ashura is a martial arts manga series written by Yabako Sandrovich and illustrated by Daromeon. Japanese rock band Happy Heads NANIYORI will perform the new opening theme Aishiden Issen from episode 13 onwards which will begin airing on April 3, 2020. Check out the trailer below.


Aishiden Issen will feature on Happy Heads NANIYORI’s upcoming second album Omedetai Atama de Naniyori 2 which will hit shelves on April 29, 2020.


  • Netflix Original Anime Series Kengan Ashura OP & ED Theme Artists Revealed

    05.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Netflix will begin streaming an original anime adaptation of manga series Kengan Ashura on July 31, 2019.

    Kengan Ashura is a manga series written by Yabako Sandrovich and illustrated by Daromeon. It stands as the most popular series on the Japanese manga website Ura Sunday and Japanese manga app Comic One. It also placed No. 1 in an online poll in Japan for male readers where it boasted a readership of 413 million. Its huge success has caused it to be picked up by Netflix for an anime adaptation.


    The artists chosen to perform the series’ opening and ending themes have finally been unveiled.

    Performing the opening theme KING & ASHELY is Japanese rock band MY FIRST STORY who completed their first headline show at Yokohama Arena with two concerts in 2018.

    The ending theme Born This Way (feat. YZERR & Vingo & Barkwill be performed by Kawasaki-based eight-member hip hop group BAD HOP who maintain a huge movement in the Japanese music scene.


    Both songs were released digitally worldwide on Spotify, the iTunes Store and Apple Music July 4. Be sure to check them out in the run up to the anime’s premiere.

  • Happy Heads NANIYORI Unveil CD Cover for TV Anime ‘Hinomaru Sumo’ Ending Theme

    11.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese rock band Happy Heads NANIYORI have unveiled the CD cover and tracklist for their second single Hiizuru Basho. The single will be released on October 10 and will serve as the ending theme for the upcoming anime series Hinomaru Sumo.

    The Hinomaru Edition CD cover was specially drawn for the anime series and features the series’ protagonist Hinomaru Ushio wearing the trademark happi coats of Happy Heads NANIYORI. The booklet also includes lyrics and manga illustrations of the band members. It’s packed with references to the series so be sure to get your hands on a copy and find them yourself.


    The Hinomaru Edition includes a bonus track for people who haven’t heard the band before titled Omedetai Shitta ka Medley ~HAKEI-TSUNAGI~ which is mixed by DJ Meshi no Tane a.k.a. Sekihan (Happy Heads NANIYORI).

    The Regular Edition CD cover features a photo of a huge bowl of chankonabe, a dish eaten by sumo wrestlers. The photo was taken in cooperation with Kachimori, a restaurant specializing in chanko dishes. This cover also includes hidden elements.

    The Regular Edition will also feature a new song titled Siren to Jealousy. The first press edition includes access to a bonus radio show that can be listened to via Play Pass.


    There are bonus stickers to get your hands on too which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Details can be found below.



    “Hiizuru Basho”

    On Sale: October 10, 2018

    Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,010 (Tax Included)

    Hinomaru Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,010 (Tax Included) *Anime CD cover


    Stickers (First-Come, First-Served)

    ・Tower Records: Happy Heads NANIYORI Kenshoubaku Stickers Tower Record Version

    ・Village Vanguard: NANIYORI Kenshoubaku Stickers Village Vanguard Version

    ・Elsewhere: NANIYORI Kenshoubaku Stickers Supporting Stores Version

    *Purchase a copy of Hiizuru Basho from the above-listed stores to receive the stickers. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    *Limited quantity available, so please order from  the nearest CD shop or online.

    *Select branches not participating. Please check the official website of each store for confirmation.


    Happy Heads NANIYORI Website: http://www.omedeta.band/


  • Hinomaru Sumo Anime Adaptation Opening & Ending Themes Announced

    09.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Details surrounding the opening and ending themes for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kawada’s sumo shonen manga series Hinomaru Sumo―set to begin airing on October 5―have been unveiled.


    The story follows Ushio Hinomaru, a student who appears before the sumo club at Oodachi High School, who trains to climb to the top and become Hinoshita Kaisan, the highest rank achievable in sumo.

    The opening theme song will be performed by Official HIGE DANdism, an up-and-coming band which has been gaining much attention this year. This is the first time the band has provided a song for an anime series, and fans of the manga are anticipating how they will capture it.

    The band’s new song Bad For Me is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. They also released a short version of the song in the form of a lyric video on their official YouTube channel. Be sure to check it out below.


    The members also announced a brand new release at their concert in Nakano Sunplaza on July 5. Full details will be announced in the near future, so stay tuned.


    The ending theme will be performed by Happy Heads NANIYORI.


    Vocalist Sekihan had following to say regarding the song:

    Seeing the characters going through setbacks but moving forward together ties in way too much with our band. We became engrossed when we noticed. We wrote the song while talking about our favourite scenes and lines. This is also the first tie-up song we’ve done with an anime series. Oddly enough, we couldn’t help but feel that the composition for our artist photo and the anime illustration coincidentally matched almost perfectly (laughs). I would be happy if we could share our enthusiasm through this song with those who have finished walking the anime. Now, let’s fight together!


    Full details regarding the ending theme song will be released at a later date. Happy Heads NANIYORI recently played a hugely successful show at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. They will also perform at numerous large-scale festivals this summer.


    Listen out for both songs to see just how they match the anime series.



    Hinomaru Sumo Website: hinomaru-zumou.com

    Official HIGE DANdism Website: https://higedan.com

    Happy Heads NANIYORI Website: http://www.omedeta.band/