Voice Actor Toshiki Masuda Celebrates Second Album Release with Tower Records Campaign

09.September.2021 | MUSIC

Toshiki Masuda is a voice actor plenty of anime fans will recognize, appearing in popular series like IDOLiSH7, My Hero Academia, and Pretty Boy Detective Club. To celebrate the release of his second album ‘origin,’ Tower Records will hold a new campaign titled Toshiki Masuda x NO ANIME, NO LIFE starting September 28. The campaign will be held at participating Tower Records and TOWERmini stores, as well as on Tower Records Online.

「origin」Standard Edition

「origin」Deluxe First Edition

 

 

Special Toshiki Masuda x NO ANIME, NO LIFE posters will be displayed in participating stores. Those purchasing the new album on Tower Records Online will be entered to win one of these posters, with 10 winners to be announced. During the campaign, Toshiki Masuda will be in charge of all in-store announcements played when shops open. Special receipts will be handed out to those buying the album in-store, and some locations will be holding limited-time exhibitions.

 

The new album is packed with killer guitar riffs and absolute jams, so be sure to give it a listen when it drops!

 

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