Tokyo Revengers Anime Opening Theme ‘Cry Baby’ by Official HIGE DANdism Release Date Announced

26.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Official HIGE DANdism’s song Cry Baby will be released on music streaming and download services on May 7, 2021. The track is used as the opening theme for the ongoing anime adaptation of Ken Wakui’s manga series Tokyo Revengers. The manga has been published in Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2017 and has sold over 8 million copies. 

 

Check out the creditless opening video below.

 

If you’ve yet to check out Tokyo Revengers, here’s the latest promotional video for the anime.

Official HIGE DANdism are set to perform at Pia Arena MM in Yokohama on June 23 and 24 to a live audience. The show is titled Official HIGE DANdism Road to “one – man tour 2021-2022 (tentative title)” and serves as a lead up to their upcoming 46 show tour one – man tour 2021-2022 (tentative title) which begins this September and will take place at 16 cities up and down Japan. The tour is also set to be streamed live in some capacity, but details for that will be released at a later date. Info for tickets for the in-person tour can be found here.

 

©和久井健・講談社/アニメ「東京リベンジャーズ」製作委員会

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  • Japanese Music Artists Talk About Music They Listened to When They Were 14

    22.April.2021 | MUSIC

    TOKYO FM and 37 other Japan FM radio networks are set to air a special program on April 22 at 19:00 (JST) titled Life Time Audio~My First Music “14-Year-Old’s Playlist.”

    TOKYO FM celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 26, 2021. In line with the milestone, the radio network launched a new brand promise: Life Time Audio, a radio special that promotes audio content that enrichens people’s lives through music will weaving stories that connect with everyday people. It aims to be a place where people encounter musical experiences and audio content that gives people meaning as they broadcast each and every day their new show Life Time Audio~My First Music “14-Year-Old’s Playlist” is inspired by a New York Times article published in 2018 titled The Songs That Bind which looks at how music heard when you are 14 years of age sets in stone your music preferences.

    The live broadcast will be hosted by Daisuke Tooyama who worked as the principal of the Japanese radio show SCHOOL OF LOCK! for 10 years until 2020. Listeners can submit the music they listened to when they were 14-years-old either on the show’s official website or on social media using the Japanese hashtag #14歳のプレイリスト (“14-Year-Old’s Playlist”) which will be discussed each episode. Guest artists will also talk about what music they were listening to back then. In the first episode, Masamune Kusano of Spitz talks with Aimyon. Aimyon has publicly stated that she has loved Spitz since elementary school. Masamune will talk Aimyon about other artists she listened to growing up, her music roots, and more. They will also talk about Spitz’s latest single Murasaki no Yoru o Koete as well as Aimyon’s new song Koi o Shiru Made wa which will be released on May 26 and is used as the main theme for the Japanese drama show Konto ga Hajimaru.

    Official HIDE DANdism will also feature as guests on the show. The band formed while they were all in university. It is mentioned that members will talk about not having gone to school much, not getting along with people, their first live shows, and more. They will also talk about what music they want 14-year-olds to listen to.

  • Tokyo Revengers Anime Series to Release Exclusive Merchandise Collection

    19.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese anime and manga online store CharaAni is releasing an exclusive new Tokyo Revengers anime merchandise collection this June.

     

    Customers who purchase any of these items on the website can pick between one of five postcards that they’ll receive for free. Check out the designs below.

    Free postcard with every purchase

     

    The Line-Up

     

    Embroidered Patches | ¥770 Each or Entire Box ¥6,610 | Releasing: July 2021

    A collection of embroidered patches featuring the characters from Tokyo Revengers. Each is around 10cm in size and can be used in a variety of ways.

     

    Mikey and Draken T-Shirts | ¥16,500 Each | Releasing: June 2021

    Two work-style tees with the initials TG embroidered on the front and featuring different designs on the back of Mikey and Draken.

     

    A4 Folders | ¥440 Each | Releasing: June 2021

     

    Washable Face Masks | ¥2,200 Each | Releasing: June 2021

    A collection of stylish reusable face masks made from a light material that makes them perfect for the hot summer weather.

     

     

    ©和久井健・講談社/アニメ「東京リベンジャーズ」製作委員会

  • Tokyo Revengers Manga Series Announces Release of First Official Character Book

    21.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    The popular ongoing manga series Tokyo Revengers will release its first official character book on April 16, the same date as when the 22nd volume of the manga goes on sale.

     

    Tokyo Revengers is a manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui that’s serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. An anime series is slated to begin on April 11 and a live-action film will be released this July.

     

    Tokyo Revengers Character Book Tenjo Tenge

     

    “Tokyo Revengers” TV Anime 2nd Promotional Video

    The character book features a profile for each of the series’ major characters as well as fun sections like their daily routines, what their bedrooms look like, illustrations released on the official Twitter page, commentary by the author, and more. It’s a must-grab for fans of the series.

  • Tokyo Revengers Anime Releases Engraved Ring Collection

    15.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese anime, gaming, and hobby accessories brand U-TREASURE is now taking orders for a new collection of rings inspired by the TV anime series Tokyo Revengers. Orders are open until March 24.

     

    Tokyo Revengers ring

    Engraving example

    Chose the name of your favourite character to be engraved

    Fans can pick 5 different character names to be engraved into their rings and feel like they are part of the gang.

  • Official HIGE DANdism Release Music Video Teaser For Doraemon Film Theme ‘Universe’

    09.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Official HIGE DANdism dropped a teaser for their new Universe single on Wednesday, the newest single from the pop band which is set for release on February 24, 2021.

    The new song features as the main theme for the upcoming anime film Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021 which is hitting Japanese theatres on March 5, 2021. The song is an ode to the little alien Papi and the grand adventures of Doraemon and co in the film.

     

    Official HIGE DANdism – “Universe” Music Video Teaser

    The full music video, directed by Takuto Shimpo who has directed numerous of the band’s videos, will premiere on YouTube on January 9, 2021 at 18:00 (JST). Save the premiere video link below.

     

    Official HIGE DANdism – “Universe” Music Video Premiere Link

    Universe will be released in three editions: the CD-Only Edition, CD+Live Blu-ray Edition, and CD+Live DVD Edition. The DVD and Blu-ray editions come with the full footage of Official HIGE DANdism’s online concert “Official HIGE DANdism ONLINE LIVE 2020 – Arena Travelers -” which was watched by 120,000 fans on September 26, 2020.

    Universe will hit major music streaming and download services earlier than the physical release on January 9, 2021.

     

    ©藤子プロ・小学館・テレビ朝日・シンエイ・ADK 2021

  • TV Anime Tokyo Revengers PV Reveals April 2021 Release

    17.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    A new promotional video was released for the upcoming TV anime series Tokyo Revengers, revealing an April 2021 broadcast date along with the first looks of the main characters. It also confirms Koichi Hatsumi as director, Yasuyuki Muto as series compositor, and character design by Keiko Oota. The series is being animated by Liden Films.

     

    The anime stars Yūki Shin as Takemichi Hanagaki, Azumi Waki as Hinata Tachibana, Ryota Ohsaka as Naoto Tachibana, Yuu Hayashi as Manjirō “Mikey” Sano, and Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ken “Doraken” Ryūgūji.

     

    1st PV

    Special PV

    The anime’s official website has also been updated.

    Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English and describes the story of the series as:

     

    Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he’s a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang!!

     

    ©和久井健・講談社/アニメ「東京リベンジャーズ」製作委員会

  • Manga Series Tokyo Revengers Gets Exhibition at Tower Records Shibuya

    17.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Tower Records Shibuya will host an exhibition dedicated to the ongoing manga series Tokyo Revengers from September 26 to October 18. The exhibition is being held to promote the release of the 19th volume which hits shelves in Japan on September 17.

    Tokyo Revengers is a manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. An anime adaptation is scheduled to broadcast in 2021.

     

    The exhibition will feature a variety of works drawn by Ken Wakui for the series, both black and white as well as coloured illustrations, as well as panels of each character, and more. There will also be an exhibit for the upcoming live-action film.

    Tokyo Revengers x TOWER RECORDS OSMO Stamps (22 Designs) | ¥909 Each (Before Tax)

    Tokyo Revengers Monochrome Panels | ¥30,000 Each (Before Tax, Includes Shipping)

    Fans can also get their hands on a range of exhibition-exclusive merchandise, and from October, the exhibition will sell some Tokyo Revengers x Tower Records collaborative merch. There’ll be some signed artwork for sale too.

    Character Business Cards (11 Designs)

    And for every ¥1,000 spent at the exhibit, fans will receive one of 11 possible character business cards.

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    Anna Yano

    Released the song “Shape My Story” produced by kz (livetune) in August 2013. Performed as the vocalist on a single for kz’s solo project ‘livetune’ in January 2014. Both songs were used as theme songs for anime series and received attention in Japan and overseas. In October 2015, she formed a new unit with kz called ‘livetune+’ and they released their first EP “Sweet Clapper” on May 11, 2016.

    Ayumi Seto

    Active as a model, especially in fashion magazines. Receives tremendous support for her cute and distinct fashion. In February 2014, she debuted her apparel brand ‘Aymmy in the batty girls’ where she works as a designer. She was the first Harajuku and Aomoji-kei model to establish an authentic apparel brand. She develops clothing items through her unique fashion sense lens.

    Ema Tanioku

    “Emaeri” is the nickname for models Ema and Eri Tanioku, who are Aomoji fashion model twins. Ema and Eri Tanioku specialise in twin fashion coordination. Over the years their fanbase has increased due to their cute looks. Ema Tanioku spreads Harajuku culture within Japan as well as overseas and works as a Harajuku Tourism Ambassador. Starting off as a model, Ema has broadened her talent range from fashion magazines to TV, and from playing the lead role in dramas to movies.

  • Manga Series Tokyo Revengers Takes Over Shibuya in Promotion For 2021 Anime Adaptation

    25.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Ken Wakui’s popular manga series Tokyo Revengers, which is serialised in Weekly Shonen Magazine, is set to take over Shibuya from the end of this month until October in promotion of the series’s upcoming TV anime and live-action adaptations that were recently announced.

    Three pieces of promotional material are planned for Shibuya which will arrive in succession. The first is a series of character illustrations now up on pillars at the Tokyo Metro side of Shibuya Station which will stay there until September 6, 2020.

     

    The second promotional effort will take place at Shibuya TSUTAYA from the start of September. Customers who purchase a copy of the Tokyo Revengers manga will receive one of 12 possible cards featuring the same character illustrations as seen in Shibuya Station. There are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    The last promotion will be the first ever Tokyo Revengers exhibition which will take place at various locations around Shibuya from the end of September to mid-October. Over 50 art illustrations will be displayed. More details for the exhibition will be announced at a later date.

  • Tokyo Revengers Announces Anime Adaptation and Live-Action Film

    22.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Tokyo Revengers, a popular manga that features in Weekly Shōnen Magazine, is getting an anime adaptation in 2021. ​Teaser visuals and a promotion video featuring original illustrations by the manga’s creator Ken Wakui were released on June 19, 2020. Ken Wakui’s other well-known works include Shinjuku Swan.

    Tokyo Revengers has been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since 2017, selling over 4 million copies. Tokyo Revengers follows the story of Takemichi Hanagaki – a man who leads a miserable and jobless adult life. He learns one day that the woman whom he had dated in middle school many years ago was a victim of cold-blooded murder by the Tokyo Manjikai Gang. With an unexpected turn of events, Takemichi gets caught in a timeleap and is sent 12 years back in time to the peak years of his life. He gets the chance to see the face of Hinata Tachibana once again ー the girl who was the only sole lover in his life, and is to be murdered in the future. Takemichi learns to face the challenges that he used to run away from and change himself so he can save Hinata. This is a story of revenge.

    June 19 is the date that the Tokyo Manjikai Gang was formed. The promotional video, which was unveiled at midnight, shows dramatic scenes from the manga. At the end of the video, we get a glimpse of the teaser visuals for Takemichi, Mikey (Manjiro Sano), Draken (Ryūguuji Ken), Keisuke Baji and Kazutora Hanemiya.

     

    Tokyo Revengers Anime Teaser Video

    Ahead of the anime release, a teaser website and official anime Twitter account was launched. The latest updates will be announced on the new Twitter account so make sure to stay tuned.

     

    The 30th edition of Weekly Shōnen Magazine which will be released on June 24, 2020 will feature Tokyo Revengers on the front cover and even include more information about the anime’s release. But that’s not all ー to top it all off, a live-action adaptation has also been teased.

     

    ©Ken Wakui, Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo Revengers anime Production Committee

  • With the world on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, everybody is cooped up indoors and spending time at home. If you’re looking for something new to watch or listen to, then we’ve got you covered. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON has compiled a list of 11 Japanese artists who have or are planning to post live footage of their full concerts and performances on YouTube.

     

    The future looks uncertain as it is right now, so in the meantime let’s find time to do the things we enjoy and stay positive as we get through this together.

     

    ONE OK ROCK

    ONE OK ROCK are set to premiere 6 of their past concerts on YouTube from 2014-2018. They will be the full performances with no cuts and will not be archived, so mark your calendars and be sure to tune in when they drop.

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313887

    ONE OK ROCK’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ONEOKROCKchannel

     

    ARASHI

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    ARASHI’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP7Gw_YZAuh4Yg2fcdcuumQ/

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313974

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/kyarypamyupamyutv

     

    AAA

    AAA’s performance at Saitama Super Arena was a highlight of their 2013 tourーa tour which took them to see 150,000 fans across Japan. The full show is now available to watch on YouTube until April 30, 2020 at 23:59 (JST), so be sure to check it out.

     

    avex’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/avexnetwork/

     

    RADWIMPS

    RADWIMPS have posted some content from their recently-released live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 onto their YouTube channel. Feel part of the crowd with the following thrilling performance.

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/290378

    RADWIMPS’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/radwimpsstaff/

     

    Taichi Mukai

    Taichi Mukai recently posted a video of his performance of his popular song Reset. The song was written as the first ending theme for the anime series Run with the Wind.

     

    Taichi Mukai’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/0313taichi/

     

    Official HIGE DANdism

    Official HIGE DANdism’s performance of I LOVE… at Pacifico Yokohama, which was held on February 10, 2020 as part of their “Travelers” tour, is available to listen to on Apple Music. This is another one that makes you feel part of the experience.

     

    Apple Music “I LOVE…” Pacifico Yokohama (2020.02.10)

     

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    TK posted a video on his YouTube channel of footage taken from his live performance at Landmark Studio in Yokohama. His live band line-up includes the familiar faces BOBO (Drums) and Sato Honoka (Violin) as well as Yoshida Ichiro Untouchable World (Bass) who was a support member for TK last year, Hiroko Sebu (Piano) who provided her piano playing on TK’s single katharsis from last year, and Masao Watanabe (Cello).

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/178674

    Ling Tosite Sigure’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sigureSMEJ/

     

    amazarashi

    amazarashi dropped a trailer last year for his live DVD and Blu-ray release Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni. His self-cover of Long Hope Philiaーthe theme song of the anime film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and fifth ending theme of the My Hero Academia anime seriesーis a must-see!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/270910

    amazarashi’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/amazarashiSMEJ/

     

    Suchmos

    A live performance of Suchmos’s hugely popular Mint. It features footage backstage from the band’s tours across three years.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/207422

    Suchmos’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ3U5YJLWUr3VmQsO48jcQg/

     

    Superfly

    Here’s a live music video of Superfly’s song Kakusei, the theme for the anime movie Promare. The video uses live footage taken from Superfly’s arena tour which incorporates gorgeous CG imagery.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/288707

    Superfly’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/superfly/

  • Tokyo Revengers Manga Gets Live-Action Film Adaptation in Fall 2020

    19.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    A live-action film adaptation has been green-lit for Wakui Ken’s popular supernatural manga series Tokyo Revengers, and it will release in Japan this fall.

     

    Tokyo Revengers has sold over 30 million copies. When it was first serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, it was lauded for its super-cool characters, Takemichi as a protagonist who grows as he time leaps, the strong bonds between characters, and the many moving lines that are said throughout the story.

     

    The story follows Takemichi Hanagaki, who lives in a run-down apartment and is treated like a fool by his boss who is younger than him. While watching the news, Takemichi learns that his girlfriend from way back from middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has been killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. One day, he finds himself transported back 10 years to his middle school days where he must save Hinata, turns his life around, and chase down the Kanto region’s most evil gang.

     

    Wakui Ken, the writer and illustrator of the Tokyo Revengers manga, said of the live-action adaptation: “The moment I heard the names of the people cast for the film, I could picture them all on screen in my head!”

     

    The film is being produced by Shota Okada, who also commented: “I remember I would always read magazines and think to myself, ‘I want to make a really cool film that’d get anyone pumped!’ The moment serialisation of Tokyo Revengers began, I was ecstatic, and thought, ‘This is it! This is the one!’ I ask all of the people waiting to see who’s cast as which character to wait just a little bit longer. We’ve got an incredible cast and staff line-up, and we’re knee-deep in production. For now, you’ll have to use your imaginations while you wait for the next announcement!”

     

    A manga page made in promotion of the live-action film was released, which we have translated below.

    Manga Panel Translation:

    This just in, breaking news about the hugely popular manga series ‘Tokyo Revengers,’ serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump

    “You’re kidding, right? Are you serious?”

    A live-action film adaptation will be released in fall 2020

    “A live-action film? Wait, so what means…”

    He’s going to play the part of Takemichi Hanagaki”

     

    Official Twitter and Instagram pages for the adaptation are now live. Just who’s going to be playing the role of Takemichi? Stay tuned for more information

     

    ©2020 “Tokyo Revengers” Production Committee

  • Soundtrack For Animated Film HELLO WORLD Managed By OKAMOTO’S, Official HIGE DANdism and Nulbarich

    16.July.2019 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    It has been announced that the main theme song for Tomohiko Ito’s latest movie HELLO WORLD will be written and managed by OKAMOTO’S, Official HIGE DANdism and Nulbarich.

     

    Tomohiko Ito’s new high speed animated movie is a breakthrough sci-fi film that follows a youthful love story. 

    The 90-second trailer reveals the artists behind the opening theme song and background music. The trailer also reveals snippets of the songs “Yesterday” (Official HIGE DANdism) and “Shinsekai” (OKAMOTO’S), which were written for the purpose of the film.  The music was managed by the exclusive experimental project 2027Sound, which was formed specifically for the purpose of HELLO WORLD.

    The original soundtrack for HELLO WORLD will be released on September 18. This is a collection of music by artists from the same generation, including OKAMOTO’S as well as Official HIGE DANdism, Nulbarich, OBKR, Yaffle, STUTS and BRIAN SHINSEKAI who support the 2027Sound project. 

     

    The three main songs were written by OKAMOTO’S, Official HIGE DANdism and Nulbarich. These were specifically written for scenes of the film and perfectly cover the variety of feelings felt over the course of the film. This one CD is a precious masterpiece overflowing with excellence. The opening theme song also features AAAMYYY on vocals. 

    Statement from OKAMOTO’S

    This was the first time OKAMOTO’S has ever written music for a movie. We were just handed the script and we immediately got down to writing what then became “Shinsekai”. I can’t express our delight the moment the director told us that there was no other song that could fit the scenes better than what we had written. Upon this wonderful feedback, we set out writing other songs in a way that would perfectly link back to this song. The music team included musicians who we know and 2027Sound. All the things that we couldn’t do and the sounds we couldn’t produce were put left in the hands of trustworthy companions who worked with us. Being involved in the film production is an absolute first for us and we can say from the bottom of our hearts that we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The wonderful fruits of our individual labor has been put together and will be delivered to so many people. We are working hard so that 2027Sound becomes the bridge that connects the viewers to the film. 

    Official HIGE DANdism’s Statement

    This film is special because a range of artists were involved in making the music for the film. This was one of the many reasons that made us instantly fall in love with the world of the film. We seriously engaged ourselves with the task of fusing a beautiful melody with feelings from the film. For example, the strong heart that holds onto precious people, and the anguish and pain that comes with it. 

     

    Nulbarich’s Statement

     This was the first time Nulbarich has ever written music for a movie so we were incredibly pleased. At the same time, we were unsure on how to go about all this. Considering the enormous scale of the scenes we were writing music for, and also the different things we wanted to try as a band, we succeeded in creating a unique song in our own style in a natural way. We put ourselves in the same positions as the characters and managed to fuse the character’s image and feelings into our music. Usually we write lyrics and compose music that comes straight from our own feelings and words. To completely become the movie characters ourselves in order to go about the songwriting was quite challenging. 

     

     

    ©2019 HELLO WORLD Production Committee

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