Antagonist of Tokyo Revengers Performs Special Version of the Anime’s Ending Theme
Enigmatic artist Nakimushi is the artist behind the second ending theme of globally-popular anime series Tokyo Revengers. Now, a special version of the song has been released, sung by a very fitting performer: Shunichi Toki, who plays one of the show’s antagonists, Kazutora Hanemiya.
The song, ‘Tokyo Wonder,’ has resonated with anime fans for it’s rock-meets-digital sound. The original singer, Nakimushi, has also become popular with Gen Z for his complete anonymity, keeping his face, age, and name under wraps.
Check out the new version of the track. What do you think?
Tokyo Revengers Ending 2, ‘Tokyo Wonder’ (Kazutora ver.)
The stem data and instrumental version of the track is now freely available on the song’s special site. Using the stem data, creators can freely manipulate the track itself, seeing how each piece came together to make the final product. These freebies will be available until December 31, 2021. For more information on how to download the songs, visit Nakimushi’s website or Twitter page.
The music video for Tokyo Wonder has been viewed more than 1.7 million times on YouTube, and also ranked in the Apple Music J-Pop Top 10 ranking in 28 countries. It also ranked in the iTunes Store Top 10 in 14 countries. The non-credit ending video has amassed over 6.3 million views on YouTube in the two months since it’s release.
Classical Music From Anime Series takt op.Destiny Now Available on Amazon Music
Currently-running anime series takt.op Destiny now has a dedicated playlist on Amazon Music! The series, available to stream in the west on Crunchyroll, tells the story of a world shaken by a black meteorite. Monsters appear from the crater, and those who hold the power of the “Musicart” can use the power of music and sound to defeat the beasts.
The soundtrack features a selection of tracks used in the series and was made possible by Universal Music, which owns the world’s oldest classical label Deutsche Grammophon. The playlist also features commentary on each piece of classical music by Kouki Uchiyama, who plays the role of Takt Asahina in the series. Featuring pieces by Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein, this is a great way to learn more about classical music through anime!
takt op.Destiny Anime Songs
*The soundtrack is now available on Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Music Prime.
*The playlist does not include the opening or ending tracks.
Super Beaver Concert on November 7 to be Broadcast on WOWOW
21.October.2021 | MUSIC
You might have heard the theme song for the Tokyo Revengers film, Namae wo Yobu yo. Sung by rock band Super Beaver, it’s become a smash hit, and from October to November, the group is on the biggest arena tour of their career. Super Beaver’s performance at Saitama Super Arena on November 7, 2021, will be broadcast live by WOWOW, giving more fans a chance to see the group in action.
Super Beaver has gone through a lot in the past year. The band is celebrating 16 years of music-making, and have moved back to a major label in 2020. The band has seen plenty of new fans after performing the theme to the Tokyo Revengers live-action film in February 2020, with their live performances always bringing plenty of passion, energy, and emotion. The sound of the group’s guitar, bass, and drums seem to perfectly express the struggles, worries, and determination all people feel in their youth. Super Beaver’s album ‘I Love You,’ released in February 2021 hit #2 on the Oricon charts, the highest ever for the band. A number of tracks have been selected to appear in commercials, drama, anime series, and films.
A total of 10 WOWOW subscribers will win T-shirts autographed by the band members if they participate in the Super Beaver drawing. Ahead of the live show, a commentary video from the members will be released on the official WOWOW music Twitter account, so be sure to check it out!
SUPER BEAVER Tokai no Rakuda SP ~Love Cannon, 2-Days~
Date: November 7, 2021, at 5:00 PM
Streaming: WOWOW Live, WOWOW On-Demand
*Performance will be archived for one month after broadcast.
Recording Date: November 7, 2021
Recording Location: Saitama Super Arena
*WOWOW On-Demand is now offering a free trial and is available on smartphones and tablets.
Member Comment Video: WOWOW MUSIC https://twitter.com/wowow_mj（@wowow_mj)
Details/Official Site: https://www.wowow.co.jp/beaver/
New Rap Track by monyusode Inspired by 1926 Short Story ‘The Izu Dancer’
20.October.2021 | MUSIC
Female duo monyusode just released their new track With no ODORIKO on October 8, 2021. The song is available on the iTunes store and major streaming sites.
The song was inspired by the 1926 short story The Izu Dancer by Nobel Prize-winning Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata. Kawabata was the first Japanese writer to win the award in 1968 and the short story follows a young boy from Tokyo traveling to Izu on a lonely summer holiday. On this trip, he repeatedly crosses paths with five traveling musicians who bring joy back to his life.
Comment from monyusode
“With no ODORIKO is a song that combines a traditional enka-style melody with modern rap. Be sure to pay attention to the lyrics!”
“The music video tells the story of a traveler who meets and falls in love with a dancer. It was shot in the town of Murata in Miyagi prefecture and features this rare and incredibly beautiful scenery. We hope you’ll enjoy the casting!”
86 -Eighty-Six- Anime Theme Song Remixed in Collab with Sakura Chill Beats
Japanese rock band hitorie is well-known for performing the first opening song for the anime series 86 -Eighty-Six-, titled 3 Minutes 29 Seconds. Now, a new remix and music video is available on the Sakura Chill Beats YouTube channel.
hitorie – 3 Minutes 29 Seconds (N3WPORT Remix) – Sakura Chill Beats Singles
3 Minutes 29 Seconds (N3WPORT Remix) – Sakura Chill Beats Singles
3 Minutes 29 Seconds Artist CD Cover
3 Minutes 29 Seconds Anime CD Cover
86 -Eighty-Six- Key Visual ©2020 Asato Asato / KADOKAWAProject-86
The track 3 Minutes 29 Seconds is the first single featuring Shinoda on vocals after former vocalist wowaka passed away in 2019. This remix marks the 19th remixed release to be featured on the Sakura Chill Beats YouTube channel. N3WPORT is an American DJ and music producer who specializes in future bass and has worked with acts like Gryffin, Slushii, and Tiesto.
“Remixing this song was a fun challenge. I really enjoyed the original track by hitorie, though it’s very different from the music I usually listen to and make. I tried to include as much progressive rock style as I could, and it was interesting to blend my style with theirs. As a musician, I love all genres, and I’m super grateful for this chance to broaden my horizons,” N3WPORT commented.
The song reached #1 on the iTunes dance chart the day it began streaming, October 8. 86 -Eighty-Six- has just returned for a second season.
hitorie – 3 Minutes 29 Seconds (N3WPORT Remix) – Sakura Chill Beats Singles
Streaming Link: https://smar.lnk.to/YWq6dkWN
Single – 3 Minutes 29 Seconds
Link to Purchase CD: https://smar.lnk.to/u9eKoB
Streaming Link: https://smar.lnk.to/zRp17xWN
86 -Eighty-Six-: https://anime-86.com/
Mikey Version of Tokyo Revengers Opening Song ‘Cry Baby’ Uploaded to YouTube
A special version of the Tokyo Revengers opening theme Cry Baby, performed by Official Hige Dandism, has popped up on YouTube! This time, the track is being sung by Yu Hayashi, the voice actor behind the popular character Manjiro Sano, aka Mikey.
Tokyo Revengers OP Cry Baby – Mikey ver.
This marks the third time a character from the show has been featured covering a song, following Shunichi Toki, who plays Kazutora Hanemiya, and Azumi Waki, who plays Hinata Tachibana.
Following the song, fans can enjoy a special interview with Yu Hayashi, so don’t miss it!
MRT Miyazaki Broadcasting: Saturdays at 25:28
UTY Television Yamanashi: Sundays at 24:50
NCC TV Nagasaki: Thursdays at 25:18
Iwate Broadcasting: Mondays at 24:58
Aomori TV: Mondays at 25:25
Tokyo Revengers Official Site: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com
Rock band RADWIMPS is celebrating the 15th anniversary of their major-label debut, and the details of their upcoming album have been released! FOREVER DAZE, releasing on November 23, 2021, was created and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The album will be filled with a number of collaborations and experimental tracks, as the group continues to take on new musical challenges.
The band’s first original album in three years will contain 14 tracks including Natsu no Sei, Iron Feather, and TWILIGHT, revealed earlier this year as the commemorative track for the 1000th episode of One Piece. Other included tracks include SUMMER DAZE 2021, Utakata-Uta, and an orchestral version of Nekojarashi.
The cover art for FOREVER DAZE has also been revealed and was created in an extremely unique way. Contemporary/AI artist Yuma Kishi utilized a database of portraits featuring 15-year-old boys and girls from a variety of backgrounds to generate an obscured AI-generated image of an individual transcending race and gender. The finished product symbolizes the current state of RADWIMPS, as they continue to evolve and change, never comfortable with just one sound or theme.
Grand Escape Official Live Video from the 15th Anniversary Special Concert
The band’s performance at Yokohama Arena will be included in the 15th Anniversary Box and will be available on either DVD or Blu-ray.
Release Date: November 23, 2021
・Regular Edition (CD only): ¥3,000 (Tax not included)
・15th Anniversary Box (Limited First Edition)
CD+Blu-ray+68 page photobook: ¥10,000 (Tax not included)
CD+2DVD+68 page photobook: ¥10,000 (Tax not included)
・Made-to-order 15th Anniversary Box with Goods
CD+Blu-ray+68 page photobook+Goods: ¥15,000 (Tax not included)
CD+2DVD+68 page photobook+Goods: ¥15,000 (Tax not included)
FOREVER DAZE Special Site: https://radwimps.jp/foreverdaze/
Radwimps Official Site: http://radwimps.jp/
Tokyo Revengers Featured in 10th Installment of Anime-Inspired Cooking Project Anicook
AniCook, a project by CookpadTV using anime to make cooking more fun, is holding its 10th collaboration with the extremely popular anime series Tokyo Revengers! The event will be held from October 29 until November 23, and will feature characters from the show dressed in original cafe staff costumes serving up themed foods. Reservations are now open, and those coming to the cafe on Halloween might just get a surprise gift!
Stickers gifted for each food and dessert order (8 varieties) / Postcards gifted for drink orders (8 varieties)
CookpadTV continues to lead the way in quality collaboration cafes across Japan and has arranged each dish with specific characters in mind. The concept this time around is ‘one-bite knockout,’ with each menu item made to be so tasty guests will be KO’ed instantly, as if they’ve just been kicked by Mikey himself.
Tons of xclusive merchandise will also be on sale, so don’t miss out! These will also be available on the CookpadTV website.
*Please note that the design and color of the exclusive merchandise are subject to change.
cookpadLive Tokyo Revengers
Address: Shinsaibashi PARCO 5F (1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka)
Running: October 29 – November 23, 2021
Please make reservations on the official website.
E-commerce site: https://cookpadtv.stores.jp/
Official Site: https://cookpadlive.cafe/collabo11
Mone Kamishiraishi Releases First Single, Announces Live YouTube Performance
15.October.2021 | MUSIC
Model and singer Mone Kamishiraishi has released her first single on October 13, 2021. The two tracks included are I’ll be there and Spin.
Mone Kamishiraishi – First Single YouTube Live
Mone Kamishiraishi – Spin Music Video short ver.
Mone Kamishiraishi – I’ll be there Music Video
I’ll be there is the theme song for the TBS show King’s Brunch. Spin was written by Kamishiraishi herself as a companion piece to her first full-length essay titled ‘Iroiro.’ To celebrate the single’s release a special YouTube concert will be held on October 19, 2021, at 20:00. A listening party is also scheduled to start at 20:00 on October 15 on Apple Music and Spotify.
R4G x Tokyo Revengers Collaboration Pop Up Store Opens in Hiroshima
Anime fashion brand R4G has collaborated with Tokyo Revengers to produce a lineup of limited collaboration items that will be sold in AZUL BY MOUSSY AEON MALL Hiroshima between October 8 and October 17.
TOKYO REVERSIBLE COACH JAKET ¥14,300 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS TEE ¥4,400 (Tax Incl.)
SCENE PHOTO TEE ¥4,400 (Tax Incl.)
SCENE PHOTO L/S TEE ¥5,500 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS CAP ¥3,300 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS RUBBER KEYCHAIN ¥660 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS COIN CASE ¥1,650 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS CREWNECK ¥6,600 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS SWEATPANTS ¥8,800 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS ACRYLIC STAND Hanagaki Takemichi / Sano Manjirou / Ryūguji Ken ¥1,650 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS CLEARFILE Hanagaki Takemichi / Sano Manjirou / Ryūguji Ken / 3shot ¥550 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS STICKER ¥1,100 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS RIBBON KEYCHAIN 花垣武道/佐野万次郎/龍宮寺堅 ¥1,100 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS FACE COVER(Reversible) ¥1,980 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS BADGE 75mm ¥550 (Tax Incl.)
A part of the store will be converted into a Tokyo Revengers pop up shop, with life-sized panels of Hanagaki Takemichi, Mikey (Sano Manjirou), and Draken (Ryūguji Ken) wearing the collaboration clothing. You’ll find yourself wanting to get dressed up and twin with your favorite character! A scene from the anime will also be set up as a photo spot, making it the perfect space for any Tokyo Revengers fan.
The AEON MALL Hiroshima Fuchu store will be stocking 14 designs overall, including printed T-shirts, a brand-new reversible coach jacket, keychains with pixel dotted logo and gang name designs, and a coin case with the words “TOKYO” and “REVENGERS” printed all across the fabric. These items are all limited edition and are only available for a short time, so be sure to pick them up while you can! Some pieces will be released online, so be sure to check it out.
©Wakui Ken・Kodansha / Anime ‘Tokyo Revengers’ Production Committee
R4G x ‘Tokyo Revengers’
Availability: October 8 ~ October 17 2021 (10 Days)
Location: AZUL BY MOUSSY
AEON MALL Hiroshima Fuchu
Tokyo Revengers Corner
2-1-1 Osu, Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima
AEON MALL Hiroshima Fuchu 1F
Opening Hours: 10:00 ~ 20:00
Online Store: https://www.ec-store.net/category/R4G
Official Site: https://azul-m.com/
Aimyon’s New Song ‘Heart’ Scheduled to Drop Ahead of Album Release
13.October.2021 | MUSIC
Massively popular J-pop star Aimyon is scheduled to drop her new single Heart on November 24, 2021. As a gift for more impatient fans, the song will be available to stream ahead of the CD’s physical release, hitting a number of music platforms on October 20, 2021.
In September, it was announced that the track would serve as the theme song for Konnintodoke ni Han wo Oshitadakedesuga (Only Just Married). The drama series will begin on October 19, 2021, and will star Nana Seino and Kentaro Sakaguchi in the lead roles.
Along with this announcement, new artist photos have been released alongside the cover for the 12th single. A short video previewing the song is also available on YouTube, with art and video direction headed by Tondayashi Ran.
Aimyon – Heart [very short movie]
Starting October 9, those pre-saving or pre-adding Heart from the campaign page will be able to download an original image to use as a smartphone wallpaper!
Outdoor Music and Craft Festival Creema YAMABIKO FES 2021 Announces Second Round of Artists
Creema YAMABIKO FES 2021 has announced the second round of participating musical acts! The event features live performances on an impressive outdoor stage with Mt. Fuji in the background, along with a number of craft markets, workshops, and a two-day ‘sauna village,’ where guests can enjoy outdoor saunas while sampling some fantastic local fare.
Twelve live performances are scheduled during the event, with the full timetable scheduled to release in late October. The second announcement lists Hanaregumi, DENIMS, YONA YONA WEEKENDERS, Strange Reitaro, island echo, and Super VHS as participating acts.
DAY 1 (November 6, 2021)
Clammbon, never young beach, Humbert Humbert, DENIMS, YONA YONA WEEKENDERS, island echo
DAY 2: (November 7, 2021)
SPECIAL OTHERS, TENDRE, D.W. Nicols, Hanaregumi, Strange Reitaro, Super VHS
This year’s event will have a new kid’s area, along with a new outdoor area featuring 15 stores selling a wide variety of camping gear. There will also be a place to custom order items and a hammock area. The kid’s area will offer workshops for children led by expert staff, a stamp rally, and other content to keep the little ones busy.
The popular coffee roaster LEAVES COFFEE ROASTERS from Kuramae, Tokyo, will be participating in the event, serving up some delicious beverages. Japan’s champion barista Taka Ishitani will be participating in the coffee drinking competition, so don’t miss it!
Are any of your favorite bands playing at this year’s event?
Creema YAMABIKO FES 2021
Dates: November 6 and 7, 2021
Venue Hours: 10:00-17:30 (Concerts from 10:30-17:00)
Address: Gotemba Kogen Toki no Sumika OUTDOOR HILL VILLAGE
(719 Koyama, Gotemba, Shizuoka)
Official Site: htttp://www.yamabikofes.jp/
Changes Made to November’s OMNIBUS Music Festival in Tokyo
As part of the Tokyo Art & Live City project, the OMNIBUS music festival will take place on November 6 and 7 in Japan’s capital. Rather than being held at Shinjuku Central Park, the November 7 concert will now take place at Hulic Hall Tokyo. Originally, this concert was named The Park #Assembly, though this has now been changed to The Hall #Space. For those holding tickets with the original name, don’t worry–your ticket will still be valid at the new venue.
Those who want a refund due to the venue change should head to the official website by October 9. The November 6 concert titled The Circuit #Excursion will be held as scheduled.
Additional tickets for the festival went on sale on October 2, 2021. Schedules for the events will be released soon, so stay tuned for more details!
The Circuit #Excursion
When: November 6, 2021 / Venue Opens at 12:00, Show Starts at 12:30
Locations: Shinjuku ACB HALL / Shinjuku Marz / Shinjuku Marble / Shinjuku Motion / Shinjuku Zirco / Shinjuku Red Cross / Shinjuku ReNY
Performers: asobi, Wez Atlas, ODD Foot Works, Campanella, kiki vivi lily, Kvibaba, Kai Kubota, Kuro, (sic)boy, SUKISHA, Suzuki Mamiko, Sleepless Sheep, Saboten, sooogood!, dongurizu, PEAVIS, VivaOla, YOSA&TARR, YonYon, and more
The Hall #Space
When: November 7, 2021 / Venue Opens at 15:30, Show Starts at 16:30
Location: Hulic Hall Tokyo 11F (2-5-1 Yurakucho Center Building, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Performers: Sohei Oyamada, GLIM SPANKY (Acoustic ver.), Koji Shimotsu, and more
Lawson Ticket: https://l-tike.com/omnibus/ (L Code: 74447)
Ticket Pia: https://w.pia.jp/t/omnibus/ (P Code: 203-026)
Official Site: https://omnibus-tokyo.com/