BiSH Release Kingdom Anime Opening Theme Along With An Exciting Video on Twitter

13.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

At midnight on April 12, 2020, Japanese “punk band without instruments” BiSH released their new song TOMORROW on a number of streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, and iTunes. The new song serves as the anime opening theme for the episodes of Kingdom which started broadcasting in April. 

 

TOMORROW is their latest single since KiND PEOPLE/ Rhythm which was released last year in November. 

BiSH also unveiled a teaser video for TOMORROW on their official Twitter. The video shows all the band members engaging in a hilarious video call from their homes.

 

 

Whether you’re a BiSH fan or a Kingdom fan, you just have to check out this song. 

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    On August 6, BiSH, known as a ‘punk rock band without instruments,’ released the music video for their song Sayonara Saraba! The 8th single released across 12 consecutive months will drop on August 31. 

     

    Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Official Music Video)

     

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    The coupling song, A long way to go, was composed by Taka and MEG from MEGMETAL and written by JxSxK. 

     

    The music video was directed by Kento Yamada, who has produced a number of other videos for the group.

     

    The teaser trailer, released previously, shows a stylish video with an eye-catching red and black color scheme.

     

    Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Teaser)

     

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    The 8th single released across 12 consecutive months will drop on August 31. It can be preloaded now.

     

    The full-length making-of video is now available on the BiSH official YouTube channel, so give it a watch!

     

    Sayonara Saraba Documentary

     

    New artwork for Sayonara Saraba has also been unveiled. The visuals have a dark and cool feel, matching the track’s rock image.

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    The opening theme song geki will be physically released on September 7, 2022.

     

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    ©原泰久/集英社・キングダム製作委員会

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    Misaki is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Nagasaki Prefecture. The artist has amassed a following on TikTok with over 450,000 followers despite having never shown her face. Her gentle and fragile voice has gained her fans not only in Japan but around the world.

     

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    Comment from Misaki

    I’m not someone who’s typically involved in anime or manga, but I had heard of Kingdom. When I heard that I would be performing the ending theme, I was so excited I couldn’t even react!

     

    This is really a dream come true–it’s something that feels way too good to be true. Thank you so much!

     

    I didn’t worry too much about the lyrics when I wrote the song–instead, I just imagined Shin and how he always moves forward, no matter what.

     

    Being a girl, I had never written lyrics so masculine before, with words like ore and ora*! (These are both ways to refer to oneself in Japanese, but are only used by men.) 

     

    I think I was able to express Shin’s personality in this track, and I’ll be happy if you can picture him in your mind when you’re listening to this song!

     

    I hope this song resonates with as many people as possible.

    ©原泰久/集英社・キングダム製作委員会

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    Comment from Shoya Abe (Vo./Producer)

    In Kingdom, Shin speaks loudly and earnestly of a dream that is unlikely to come true. His message of loneliness, persistence, and hope really inspired me, as I also struggled for years without knowing if my work would pay off.

     

    When I started writing geki, I thought about all the important people I’ve met in my life. Just as Ou Ki and Hyou live on in Shin’s heart, I live each day with these people in my soul.

     

    You are not alone. To all of the dreamers out there who feel like they’re fighting alone, I want you to listen to geki

     

    Comment from Takuma Nozawa (Gt./Designer) 

    This is like a dream.

     

    I’ve been following Kingdom since a friend recommended it to me in college. I’ve felt so many emotions through this work–elation that bubbled up from the depths of my soul, despair that made me want to give up, excitement to the point of shaking. It has also inspired me to keep going when I’m feeling hopeless.

     

    I’m not as strong as Shin, but I still managed to continue with my music and now I’ve been given this incredible opportunity. I’m honored to be a part of a work that has had such an impact on me. I can’t wait until the next season of the anime.

     

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    Premiere Link

    https://youtu.be/HIpXfbJ0VXg

     

    Haku Comment                              

    After heeding others’ wills, each step becomes heavier.

    No matter the pain we feel, we have the faith to never stop moving forward.

    I wrote this song hoping it would inspire someone who is struggling to keep going.

    The music video features incredibly powerful and realistic illustrations by Icochiya.

    The video creator Kairi created something that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into the MV.

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    Haku Comment

    “This song was entirely inspired by a single illustration drawn by Nukui Ondori. 

     

    ‘Even if my existence is a sham, I want my emotions to be real.’ That’s what I was thinking as I wrote this song–the hopes, the anguish, the struggles of someone living a lie.

     

    I hope that the lyrics and the arrangement of this song paint a vivid picture in your mind. Please enjoy building your own story as much as I did!” 

     

     

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    23.February.2022 | Uncategorized

    Known for her popular anime and manga-inspired songs, singer-songwriter Haku will provide the ending theme for the Season 4 of Kingdom. The new season will begin airing on NHK General on April 9, 2022.

     

    Haku is known for writing, composing, arranging, and singing her songs all on her own. Heavily inspired by popular anime and manga characters, she brings her own interpretation of these characters into her music, with many saying that her songs feel like ‘spin-offs of original works.’ A newcomer to the music world, Haku is incredibly excited to be contributing to such a popular series.

     

    The new song, Genyo (Dazzling) was inspired by the main character Shin, expressing his straightforward way of living his life and his unshakeable ambition. The song blends modern guitar with the traditional Chinese erhu. 

     

    The newly released teaser visual for Kingdom Season 4 shows Cheng Jiao, Ying Zheng’s ousted brother, wearing a sinister smile. A second live-action film has been announced and will release this summer!

     

    Comment from Haku

    ~My Thoughts on Genyo (Dazzling)~

    This song is based on Shin and the Hi Shin Army, who are carrying the dreams of so many people on their backs. 

    The title of the song reflects that their powerful intentions will always faithfully shine as they march ever forward.

    I wrote the lyrics, the music, and the arrangement, and sang it with great care, pouring my love for Kingdom into it. I hope that you’ll enjoy it along with the anime series!

     

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  • Idol Group BiSH to Disband in 2023, Promises to Make 2022 the ‘Year of BiSH’

    29.December.2021 | MUSIC

    Punk-idol group BiSH will disband in 2023. The announcement was made at an emergency live show held at Nakano heavysick ZERO on December 24, 2021, with over 420,000 people tuning in. Nakano heavysick is where BiSH held their first solo concert in 2015. 

     

    During the live show, the members performed the setlist from their first concert. The group’s breakup was announced at the end of the show, and although it’s a sad time for fans, the members promised to make 2022 the ‘Year of BiSH’ with an expansive number of activities announced.

     

    BiSH made four exciting announcements regarding 2022: 12 new releases, a nationwide tour, a BiSH Festival, and a 67-stop live-house tour.

     

    BiSH’s Promise

          1. 12 consecutive months of releases starting January 2022

       2. The nationwide ‘COLONiZED TOUR’ 

          3. A BiSH Festival

          4. A live-house tour at 67 locations in 33 prefectures across Japan with proceeds from the best album ‘FOR LiVE -BiSH BEST- being donated

     

    Comment from Cent Chihiro Chicchi

    BiSH will disband in 2023. 

    We started here at Nakano heavysick ZERO, a live house with only an 80 person capacity. We’ve been so lucky and so happy to have the support of so many people.

    Thank you for loving us and giving us a place to be ourselves.

    On our way to 2023, we’re going to give back to our fans with tons of exciting projects. 

    Each of us has a distinct personality, and I think that BiSH was a place where we could each be ourselves without restraint.

    We promise to make 2022 our best year ever. Before we hit the finish line, there’s so much we want to do!

    We hope that we can properly convey our gratitude and love during our live performances. Everyone, come out and party with us until the end!

  • Kingdom Anime Ending Theme ‘kIng’ by Emiko Suzuki Now Streaming

    21.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The anime version of Emiko Suzuki’s song ‘kIng’ is now available on streaming services. The song is currently being used as the ending theme for the second cour of the Kingdom anime series on NHK. 

     

    The single includes the anime-sized version of the song, as well as a karaoke version. ‘kIng’ was written and produced by Hiroyuki Sawano, who has written scores for many popular anime series including Blue Exorcist, Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, and 86

     

    Hisashi Abe, the character designer for Kingdom, provided the jacket art of series main character Shin. 

     

    What do you think of the track?

     

     

    ©Yasuhisa Hara/Shueisha・Kingdom Production Committee

  • BiSH Collab Poster Available in Tower Records Monthly Push Campaign!

    04.August.2021 | MUSIC

    Tower Records have been promoting artists in-store with their Monthly Tower Push campaign, and the next group to be getting the big Tower Push will be BiSH as they promote their 4th major album, GOiNG TO DESTRUCTION, releasing on August 4, 2021. 

     

     

    Monthly Tower Push August | BiSH Collab Poster

    Tower Records Limited Bonus: Jigsaw Puzzle *Not available with HAKAI-BAN (AVCD-96749).

     

    Between August 1 and 31, these special collaboration posters will be available at all Tower Record and TOWERmini store. Each store will be promoting the release alongside a commemorative panel exhibit to mark the release of GOiNG TO DESTRUCTiON, BiSH’s first full-length album in over 2 years.

     

    10 lucky customers who purchase the album, available from August 4, enter the draw between August 3rd and 9th at participating stores, will win a free Monthly Tower Push A2 poster.

    Those who purchase the album in store can enter the lottery on the Tower Record website using a QR code on the receipt, while customers buying online can enter the draw using the special lottery page.

    A limited edition receipt will also be provided to customers who purchase BiSH’s GOiNG TO DESTRUCTiON during the promotion period.

     

    This special campaign celebrating the groups 4th anniversary is a a must-visit for any BiSH fan!

     

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