TV Anime Series Hortensia Saga Releases Third PV Featuring Ending Theme by Mafumafu

08.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

A special TV broadcast for the upcoming anime series Hortensia Saga was shown on Saturday (December 5) where a new promo video confirmed that the series would begin airing on January 6, 2021.

New shots from the series were showcased, and the ending theme Yasou to Hakuchuumu by Mafumafu was played for the first time on the program.

3rd key visual

A new key visual was also released revealing five new characters. We will see Shūichi Ikeda as Didier Vialdo, Kenji Nomura as Rugis F. Camellia, Takuya Eguchi as Roy Bachelot, Yu Kobayashi as Adelheid Olivier, and Kazuma Horie as Alexis Vall d’Hebron.


TV Anime “Hortensia Saga” 3rd PV


Mafumafu | Comment

“I previously did the main theme song for the Hortensia Saga game, and now I’ve been given the chance to do the anime’s ending theme too. When writing the song, I made sure not to ruin the grand scale of the anime, and kept in mind the visuals of the series. I would be honoured if the song added grace to the series, if even a little.”




  • Mafumafu Releases ‘Yurei’ Music Video and 14 Songs Simultaneously On Spotify

    15.January.2021 | MUSIC

    Mafumafu released the music video for his new song Yurei on digital music platforms, including Spotify, on Sunday (January 10). The singer-songwriter, who celebrated his 10th anniversary on December 29, 2020, wrote the song for the new Japanese spring season special drama series Apuri de Koisuru 20 no Jouken.


    The animated music video was made in collaboration with Japanese illustrator Osamu Taniguchi, the first time Mafumafu has worked with him. The video features a looping animation of a female school student sat on the floor of the classroom with just the backgrounds changing and environment. It’s a simple video that captures the feelings of loneliness and restlessness.


    Mafumafu – “Yurei” Music Video

    Mafumafu also released 14 songs simultaneously on music download and streaming services on Sunday including his new song Yurei, the track Yaso Hakuchumu (Short ver.) which features as the ending theme for the TV anime series Hortensia Saga, and more. The full tracklist can be found below.


    Yurei was written as the theme song for the Japanese drama series Apuri de Koisuru 20 no Jouken which began airing on Sunday. The series features a cameo from Mafumafu.

  • TV Anime Hortensia Saga Promotional Video Reveals Opening Theme by MY FIRST STORY

    13.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    A new promotional video was released for the upcoming TV anime series Hortensia Saga which will begin airing in January 2021. The video showcased a snippet of the anime’s opening theme LEADER by Japanese rock band MY FIRST STORY.

    The story is set during a time of war where the main character rises up from a tragic life, carrying themselves and their fate onwards. The must-hear anime theme will plunge you straight into the world of the anime. The video reveals the first anime character voices including narrator Marius Casterede played by Yui Horie.


    MY FIRST STORY | Comment

    “We’d like to congratulate Hortensia Saga on getting an anime adaptation. We are honoured to be performing the opening theme after doing the main theme for the Hortensia Saga: Ao no Kishidan game. The song is fast-paced and powerful and we believe it fits with the theme of the story. We hope you enjoy hearing our new song, ‘LEADER,’ as well as watching the anime.”

    The promotional video also unveiled several new cast members including Takehito Koyasu as Fernando Ober, Tetsuya Kakihara as Leon D. Olivier, and Yu Kobayashi as Adelheid Olivier. The anime series will also feature the voice cast from the original mobile game.

    New key visual

    Stay tuned for future updates in the lead up to January 2021.


    ©Hortensia Saga Production Committee

  • Mafumafu Releases Fully-Animated Music Video For ‘Sore o Ai to Yobu Dake’

    18.August.2020 | MUSIC

    The new music video for Mafumafu’s digital single Sore o Ai to Yobu Dake was released on Saturday.

    The song was released on music download and streaming services back in February as part of a tie-up with NTT DOCOMO’s student discount campaign. It featured in a short online video to promote the discount which starred actresses Kanna Hashimoto and Minami Hamabe playing the roles of Kanna and Minami respectively, two third-year high school students who were graduating. It was created as a compilation of phone footage of the fun they had at school together.

    The new animated music video is similar in concept, centring around two girls and their meeting, the time they spend together in youth, and their separation. The main themes are youth and the limited time we have as people.


    Mafumafu – “Sore o Ai to Yobu Dake” Music Video

    The song is already available on major music download and streaming services, so be sure to give it a listen together with watching the music video.

  • New Pokémon Anime Series ‘Pocket Monsters’ Opening Theme ‘1・2・3’ Released Digitally

    16.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    After the Rain, a collaborative duo formed by Mafumafu and Soraru, released their new song One, Two, Three (written as 1・2・3 in Japan) digitally on December 15, 2019.

    The song is being used as the first opening theme song to the new Pokémon anime series Pocket Monsters. It was written by Mafumafu who worked on the lyrics, composed song, and arranged the music.


    The two artists have a big online presence, with Mafumafu having over 850 million views on YouTube and 1.6 million followers on Twitter, and Soraru having over 180 million views and 1.4 million followers. They were chosen to perform the opening theme to create that sense of partnership, like Ash and Gou, Ash and Pikachu, or Gou and Scorbunny.

    The song was released on Mafumafu’s official YouTube channel and has amassed over 5.5 million views in less than a month.

    The song is garnering huge attention from both After the Rain fans and Pokémon fans alike. Details on the CD release have yet to be announced, but it is now streaming on Spotify and Apple Music and is available to download on iTunes. Links below.


    © Nintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku © Pokémon

  • New Pokémon Anime OP Theme be Performed by Mafumafu and Soraru

    19.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The all-new Pokémon anime series is set to begin airing on TX Network on November 17. It has been revealed that Mafumafu, a talented creator and music producer active online, is producing the series’ new opening theme in addition to writing the lyrics, composing the song, and arranging the music.


    Mafumafu is known for getting a diverse range of artists on board to sing the vocals, and this time they have paired up with Soraru to form the collaborative duo “After the Rain.”


    The two artists have a big online presence, with Mafumafu having over 850 million views on YouTube and 1.6 million followers on Twitter, and Soraru having over 180 million views and 1.4 million followers. They were chosen to perform the opening theme to create that sense of partnership, like Ash and Gou, Ash and Pikachu, or Gou and Scorbunny.

    The song title and release details will be announced right before the anime airs. We look forward to hearing how it ties in to and plays up to the Pokémon discography.

  • TV Anime To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Opening to be Performed by Mafumafu

    05.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Mafumafu’s new song Sacrifice will be used as the opening theme for the upcoming TV anime series To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts.


    Mafumafu is a music artist active in the online music scene that has garnered huge popularity on social media platforms and video streaming sites.

    Mafumafu is set to perform a sold out show at MetLife Dome in Saitama this month. This marks his first collaboration with an anime series. Mafumafu wrote the song having read the manga.


    TV Anime “To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts” Promotional Video

    A promotional video for the series was just released on YouTube where you can hear a snippet of Sacrifice.

    Mafumafu commented the following with regards to the tie-up: “I was given the opportunity to be in charge of the opening theme. I was struck [by the series]. In an absurd world where one’s strength becomes their hindrance we must seek out the place we belong. Sacrifice is a song that draws on the selfishness of that world and the sacrifices and resentment that come with it. I endeavoured to write a song that was no more than that. Please look forward to hearing it.”


    To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts will premiere on July 1, 2019.