Fruits Basket Ending Theme ‘Eden’ by MONKEY MAJIK Released On Spotify & Other Digital Platforms

08.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

This year marks the 20th anniversary of pop rock band MONKEY MAJIK whose song Eden which they wrote as the ending theme for season two of Fruits Basket, which began playing in the series July 6, has been released on all major digital music platforms including Spotify, iTunes Store, and Apple Music.

Fruits Basket is a shojo manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It is recognised by Guinness World Records as the best selling shojo manga series of all time. The new anime adaptation began airing in April 2019. MONKEY MAJIK has written theme songs for many Japanese dramas, movies, and anime before, but this is their first time writing a track for a shojo series.

 

MONKEY MAJIK | Comment

“It’s an honour to have been able to write an ending theme for a series loved by so many people. In coming to write the song, we went ahead and watched the anime itself. We felt that it’s full of unforgettable words and scenes. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it’s a series filled with things that we want to cherish in life. We wrote this song will picturing what the characters feel, so we hope you enjoy listening to it alongside the anime.” *Translated by MMN from Japanese

 

MONKEY MAJIK – Eden (Fruits Basket Season Two Ending Theme)


MONKEY MAJIK are set to hold an online fan meeting on July 11 to celebrate their 20th anniversary. They originally had a concert scheduled for that day for the commemoration, but it had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band will go live from their social media accounts.

 

Fans can also check out their special 20th anniversary website which features comments from a host of prominent musicians who have close ties with MONKEY MAJIK, such as Sandwichman, Kazumasa Oda, Junichi Inagaki, and more. The website also features the “Music Video Gallery” where you can watch all 45 of the band’s music videos after they signed to a major label.

 

ⓒNatsuki Takaya・Hakusensha / Fruits Basket Production Committee

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