CIVILIAN Release Their Second Album ‘Tōmei’

10.June.2021 | MUSIC

Japanese rock band CIVILIAN released their second album Tōmei on June 2, four years after their first album eve hit the shelves. The album hopes to serve as a beacon of hope and strength to listeners regardless of the time or era it is being listened to.

The CD cover for regular edition copies of Tōmei

The new record includes Zenbu Anata no Sei which has become a tradition for the band to play live, Sekai Fusekai which is the opening theme for the anime series The Misfit of Demon King Academy, the first season opening theme Senya Souka and second season opening theme Shirube for the anime series Mo Dao Zu Shi, and more.


CIVILIAN frontman Koyama Hidekazu performed a YouTube Live show on June 5. The band are also set to perform at TSUTAYA O-EASRT in Shibuya, Tokyo, in celebration of their 5th anniversary. The concert is titled”CIVILIAN 5th Anniversary Live “FIVE” -Tōmei, Tōmei, Tōmei-.


Several members of other Japanese bands posted comments to CIVILIAN about their new album Tōmei. This includes Jin, Asahi (Necry Talkie), MIOYAMAZAKI, Shinoda (hitorie), Katagiri (Hakubi), and Fullkawa Honpo.


Comments from fellow musicians on CIVILIAN’s Tōmei


“Civilian sings loud about the things that people avert their eyes from; the unpleasant things, the painful things. Perhaps if we sing about the neat and tidy things, we can live a much easier life. But that’s not the path these guys chose. Today, they sing about the most unpleasant things and the most important things while covered in blood. ‘Yep, this is music,’ is what [this record] has me thinking.”

MIOYAMAZAKI (Mio, Vocalist)

“The energy woven into each and every track has that typical CIVILIAN weight, density, readiness, and delicateness to it. When I go to make an album, I feel more of a quiet pressure and light expectation while delivering my feelings to fans in a way that’s like asking questions. I wondered if CIVILIAN are the same in that sense while I digested the album (if I’m wrong, sorry!) I love this album. When I’d finished listening to it, I tried to think if there was anything else like it, and I settled upon it maybe being something like this: it has that same feeling of satisfaction as when you binge a foreign drama series. But I want to binge it again from the start, and I can, and that’s why music is great. I’ve said it already, but I love this album. Congratulations on the new album release. I look forward to standing on stage with you again someday.”

Asahi (Necry Talkie)
“You’re a band that continues to transform, but the thing that never changes is your roots. I can’t imagine where on earth the gentle personality that is [vocalist] Koyama was hiding such emotions as these. It’s a dark, kind, and wonderful album. I personally really like the feel of the heavy sound.”

Fullkawa Honpo

“Congratulations on the album release. This might be imprudent of me, but I personally was looking forward to how CIVILIAN would express themselves in the current world we live in. CIVILIAN’s songs always make me feel a ‘craving.’ That craving is a thirst for life, a desire for self-fulfilment, and love. It’s a craving and desire that takes many forms. The three members of CIVILIAN, and everyone else, have had to restrain themselves in a variety of ways this past year. This album, which was completed under such circumstances, is the very embodiment of that craving and desire. What I felt from listening to it was to never stop wanting something, even if you can’t get your hands on it, or you experience pain. Hearing the very sound of that desire, even in the current times we’re living in, made me want to continue living and wanting. Thank you for that feeling of craving during the crappy situation we’re in right now.”

Shinoda (hitorie)

“Life has been tough, so this album was a relief to listen to. The world has been pretty shitty, so hearing Koyama’s voice and CIVILIAN’s sound was a nice fit over everything. Let’s all continue looking after our health and loving and hating humans.”

Katagiri (Hakubi)

“It was scary going to my first concert, but even so, I still clung onto your music. That day and ever since, your music has lit my path with its piercing, kind, strong, weak lyrics and sound which attach themselves to some pain somewhere deep inside me that I can’t reach and that won’t go away, and which dig themselves deep into me somewhere I’m unaware of. Thank you. I don’t know how many times I should say it.”


  • CIVILIAN Releases Music Video For Mo Dao Zu Shi Anime’s Opening Theme ‘Shirube’

    13.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    CIVILIAN released the music video for their new song Shirube on May 9. The song serves as the opening theme for season two of the anime series Mo Dao Zu Shi which began airing on April 25. The track, now available on streaming platforms, will be included on the band’s upcoming second album Toumei which is releasing on June 2.


    CIVILIAN is a Japanese rock band led by Vocaloid music producer Nanou.


    CIVILIAN – “Shirube” Music Video

    In celebration of their 5th anniversary, CIVILIAN will perform live at TSUTAYA O-EAST in Shibuya on July 18, 2021.

  • CIVILIAN’s Mo Dao Zu Shi Anime Theme Gets Special Video

    08.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    CIVILIAN’s upcoming single Senya Souka will be released as a single on March 10, 2021. The song serves as the opening theme for the Japanese dub of the ongoing donghua animated series Mo Dao Zu Shi.


    The band posted a special “World Arrange” version of the track on YouTube along with visuals taken from the anime – check it out below.

    CIVILIAN is a Japanese rock band led by Vocaloid music producer Nanou. Check out the newly-released cover art for the upcoming single which will also be coupled with the “World Arrange” version.


    First Press Limited Edition

    Regular Edition

    Animate/Tower Records Bonus Item

  • TV Anime Mo Dao Zu Shi’s Opening Theme by CIVILIAN to Release in March

    23.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    CIVILIAN has announced that their new song Senya Souka will be released as a single on March 10, 2021. The song serves as the opening theme for the Japanese dub of the donghua animated series Mo Dao Zu Shi which is currently airing in Japan every Sunday.


    CIVILIAN is a Japanese rock band led by Vocaloid music producer Nanou.

    First Press Limited Edition

    The single will be in a Regular Edition and First Press Limited Edition, both of which include an acoustic “World Version” of the lead track. The Limited Edition also includes the footage of CIVILIAN’s performance at the Nippon Budokan for the Sonny Music AnimeSongs ONLINE event held back on January 3. Additionally, select music stores in Japan stocking the CD will couple the single with a special Mo Dao Zu Shi illustration which was drawn specifically for this release.


    Senya Souka was released on music streaming and download services early on January 17, 2021.

  • TV Anime The Misfit of Demon King Academy First Trailer Released

    02.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A new key visual as well as the first promotional video for the upcoming anime The Misfit of Demon King Academy have been released. The anime is set to begin airing on July 4, 2020.



    The ruthless demon lord has been reincarnated after 2,000 years have passed. However, it turns out that he’s no longer qualified for the job. Arnos the demon lord has the power to destroy humans, spirits, and gods, and has been involved in countless wars. But he has grown tired of that life and decided to reincarnate himself into the future. There, he finds a world too used to peace and descendants who have become weak due to a weakening in magical powers.

    New Key Visual

    The first promotional video features a snippet of the anime’s opening song Seikai Fuseikai by CIVILIAN.

    The Misfit of Demon King Academy will air from July 4, 2020.