Anime Film DEEMO THE MOVIE is Taking Auditions For Main Theme Song Singers

16.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

Winners of the second round of online auditions have been announced for someone to sing the theme song for the upcoming anime film DEEMO THE MOVIE which is being produced by Pony Canyon. The song has been written and composed by none other than music composer Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art OnlineDemon Slayer), and the film staff are now looking for someone to sing it.



Alone in a castle, a figure plays a piano… Deemo

One day, a girl falls from the sky

A castle littered with mysterious inhabitants

A sacred tree growing by the melody of piano

A girl with no memory And Deemo

A gentle story that will touch your heart

DEEMO: the rhythm game cherished around the world

Adapted for animated film

*DEEMO THE MOVIE official website.


DEEMO THE MOVIE Main Theme Song Singer Auditions

The theme song singer for DEEMO THE MOVIE will be selected through an international audition, open to all around the world. 58 people from countries across the globe participated in the second round of auditions from Japan to the US, Canada, the Netherlands, and so on. A third and a final round of auditions are to be held soon.


Those judging the auditions include Yuki Kajiura, Yasuhiro Mori (the film’s music producer), and Pony Canyon’s producers. Public fan votes are also considered towards a person’s score. The grand winner is scheduled to be announced on July 2020 at ANIME EXPO in L.A.


Auditions are also being broadcast every Sunday on BS Nippon Corporation in Japan from 23:30. The second round of auditions will be broadcast on May 24, 2020. These broadcasts are being archived on the channel’s official YouTube channel.


©2020 Rayark Inc. /DEEMO THE MOVIE Production Committee


  • Anime Film DEEMO THE MOVIE’s Third Round of Votes Announced For Main Theme Song Singers

    14.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Pony Canyon has announced that the third round of online votes for someone to sing the theme song for the upcoming anime film DEEMO THE MOVIE will open on June 15, 2020.

    DEEMO, the rhythm music game that DEEMO THE MOVIE is based on, have 23 million downloads worldwide. The anime film is being co-produced by Pony Canyon and Production I.G.



    The song has been written and composed by none other than music composer Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art OnlineDemon Slayer), and the film staff are now for someone to sing it.


    Auditions opened in January, and over 1,000 people from around the world took part. Across the months, it has been whittled down to just 14, and online votes for them are now set to open.


    The candidates will first be judged on their singing by Yuki Kajiura and a team of professionals. Online votes will then open on June 15 until June 16.

    Over on the official website, you can now see previous singing videos that the candidates submitted, amongst other things, so you can see how their character and singing ability has improved over the course of the auditions.


    Once votes are over, the 14 candidates will be reduced down to 5, with the final winner being announced in early July. They will also sign a contract with Pony Canyon to make their major debut.


    未来の歌姫は一体誰になるのか?世界中のゲームファンやアニメファンから注目を集める歌姫の運命を握る一般投票。その誕生の瞬間を見届けるために、あなたもぜひ「DEEMO THE MOVIE」歌姫オーディション3次予選一般審査の投票に参加してみてはいかがだろうか。


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  • Music Rhythm Game DEEMO Anime Film Adaptation Slated For 2020

    19.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Japanese publisher Pony Canyon attended Anime NYC 2019 which was held at the Javits Convention Center in New York from November 15-17.

    On Friday 15th, Ming-Yang Yu, CEO of the gaming company Rayark, held a talk about the internationally popular game DEEMO and revealed that an animated film has been greenlit. He was joined by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, the CEO of Japanese animation studio Production I.G who are known for having worked on some of the biggest titles in the anime industry, such as Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell, and Guilty Crown. Together, they also announced that the Rayark’s next work will take place in collaboration with Production I.G.


    DEEMO is a popular music rhythm game for smartphone which has accumulated over 23 million downloads worldwide. DEEMO -Reborn- will be released on PlayStation 4 on November 21, 2019, both digitally and physically. The game sees players using a piano to perform a wide variety of genres, from rock to jazz, electro and more, with around 200 songs to choose from. The game has proven particularly popular in Asia, but enjoys a huge fan base across the globe, who have praised how smooth it is compared to other mobile rhythm games, and how it feels like you’re actually playing a piano.

    The film will be animated by Signal.MD, an animation studio founded by Production I.G holding company IG Port. Production I.G themselves will support the production.

    Junichi Fujisaku (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexBlood+) is the screenwriter while up-and-coming director Shuhei Matsushita will stand in as director.

    Yuki Kajiura will compose the main theme and insert songs. She has composed music for the Sword Art Online series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/ZeroThe Garden of Sinners, and more.


    The film is set to be complete sometime in 2020. Check the official website for ongoing updates and details.


    ©2020 Rayark Inc. /DEEMO THE MOVIE Production Committee