King & Prince Release Theme Song for Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Final Film

14.October.2021 | MOVIE / MUSIC

Universal Music has just released idol group King & Prince’s eighth single Koifuru Tsukiyo ni Kimi Omou, which served as the theme song for Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Final. The film was released on August 20, 2021.

 

King & Prince – Koifuru Tsukiyo ni Kimi Omou Youtube Edit

 

King & Prince – Koifuru Tsukiyo ni Kimi Omou Behind-the-Scenes Digest

 

King & Prince – You are my hero Special Movie Digest

 

Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Final stars Kanna Hashimoto, Sho Hirano, and Nana Asakawa. Both the standard and limited-edition singles include a B-side track titled You are my hero, which will be heard this holiday season during the 7-11 2021 Christmas commercial. 

 

The First Limited Edition A version of the single includes the music video of the main track and a special making-of video. Limited Edition B includes live footage from the group’s Osaka concert during their 2021 tour, along with member interviews and other special footage. 

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    16.March.2021 | MUSIC

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan has published its official rankings for February 2021 gold disk records, revealing that Japanese boy bands King & Prince and SixTONES have been certified Double Platinum with their latest singles while SKE48, Kanjani Eight, Kis-My-Ft2, Johnny’s West, MISIA, and King & Prince again were certified Platinum. Check out the record-selling tracks below.

     

    Double Platinum Ranking


    King & Prince – “koi-wazurai” (Single)

    SixTONES – “Boku ga Boku Janai Mitai da” (Single)

     

     Platinum Ranking


    SKE48 – “Koiochi Flag” (Single)

     

    Kanjani Eight – “Kimi to Mitai Sekai” (Single)

    Kis-My-Ft2 – “Luv Bias” (Single)

     

    Johnny’s West – “Shuukan Umaku Iku Youbi” (Single)

     

    MISIA – “Super Best Records -15th Celebration-” (Album)

     

    King & Prince – “King & Prince CONCERT TOUR 2020 〜L&〜” (Video)

     

    Six records including two singles, three albums, and one video went Gold in January.

  • King & Prince Release New Single ‘I promise’

    17.December.2020 | MUSIC

    King & Prince released their 6th single I promise from Universal Music Japan on December 16, 2020. The track is the male idol group’s first winter love song, A J-pop number singing of a man whose love towards a girl isn’t realised but his feelings towards her don’t change.

     

    The song is currently being played as the Christmas commercial song at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan.

     

    King & Prince「I promise」Music Video Making -Story ver.-

    All songs on the single are winter-themed. The track Winter Love Story featured on Regular Edition copies was used as 7-Eleven’s Christmas commercial song in 2019, and this is the first time it is being released.

     

    First Press Limited Edition A is coupled with a DVD featuring the I promise music video and the first part of its making-of while First Press Limited Edition B copies feature the second part.

  • Male Idol Group King & Prince Announce New Album ‘L&’

    01.September.2020 | MUSIC

    Universal Music Japan will release Japanese all-male idol group Male & Prince’s second album L& tomorrow (September 2).

    The album’s title refers to “The place of King & Prince; a place where everyone can have fun.” Regular Edition copies will include 17 tracks while other copies will have 16. The album will include their single koi-wazurai, Mazy Night which was the main theme for the Japanese television drama Detective Novice, the main theme for the live-action adaptation of Yowamushi Pedal which stars King & Prince member Red Nagase, five songs produced by the group members themselves, and more.

     

    King & Prince – “&LOVE” Music Video Making Digest

    First Press Limited Edition ‘A’ copies of the new album will include the music video and making-of for &LOVE. ‘B’ copies will include a documentary entitled The Documentary – King & Prince in America- showcasing King & Prince in America making their international debut.

     

    King & Prince – “The Documentary – King & Prince in America-” Digest


    Both copies will also features dance lessons by Phil Tayag who is known for choreographing for Bruno Mars. Regular Edition copies will also exclusively feature recording scenes and vocal lessons for King & Prince’s song for Bounce.

  • New Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Themed Menu Arrives in Akihabara

    01.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Royal Host, a family restaurant in Akihabara, is collaborating with the popular TV anime series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War to serve two different menu line-ups. The first is currently running right now until July 5, which we covered recently. This time we’ll be taking a look at the upcoming second menu which will be served from July 6.

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is a romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Aka Akasaka. A 12-episode anime adaptation premiered in January. The series’s collaboration with Royal Host last year was such a success that the restaurant chain decided to bring it back again.

     

    2nd Collaboration Menu


    Five items make up this second Kaguya-sama: Love Is War x Royal Host menu.

    ~I Wanna Feed Miyuki Shirogane~ Kaguya Shinomiya’s Handmade Pasta: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    A tomato cream pasta topped with salted salmon roe and seafood, and served with a side of salad and garlic bread.

    ~Save the Student Council~ Student Council Member’s Bonding Curry: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    Butter rice topped with curry, spinach, melted cheese, boiled egg, and spicy onion rings. Served with a side of salad and mango dessert.

    ~Kaguya Shinomiya is Happy~ Kawaii Strawberry Parfait: ¥800 (Before Tax)

    Bright-red sweet and sour strawberry sorbet topped with fresh strawberries.

    ~I Wanna Befriend Kei Shirigane~ Blue Lychee: ¥500 (Before Tax)

    Lychee-flavoured soda topped with whipped cream.

    ~I Wanna Make Ai Hayasaka Feel Better~ Lonely Person’s Cheesecake: ¥580 (Before Tax)

    A slice of cheesecake drizzled in blueberry sauce.

     

    When you order from this second collaboration menu you will receive a free and exclusive coaster.

    Mug: ¥1,580 (Before Tax)


    Before Tax: ¥3,500

    There’s also a selection of exclusive merchandise for fans to get their hands on too, like a mug, cushion, or acrylic stand.

     

    ©Aka Akasaka / Shueisha・Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Production Committee

  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Inspired Food Menu Serving Up in Akihabara

    14.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Royal Host, a family restaurant in Akihabara, is collaborating with the popular TV anime series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War to serve two different menu line-ups: the first is running from June 13 to July 5 while the second will begin on July 6.

     

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is a romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Aka Akasaka. A 12-episode anime adaptation premiered in January. The series’s collaboration with Royal Host last year was such a success that the restaurant chain decided to bring it back again.

    ~Kaguya Shinomiya Itadakitai~ Miyuki Shirogane’s Special Lunch: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)~

    Chicken rice served with a hamburger, vegetables, and the student council president’s favourite: fried oyster.

    ~Chika Fujiwara wa Mazaritai~ Love Detective’s Paella: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    Authentic paella with saffron rice served with shrimp, crab cream korokke, and other tasty treats.

    ~Miyuki Shirogane wa Nemurenai~ Gakkou Koujou Winner Coffee: ¥500 (Before Tax)

    Wake up with a glass of refreshing iced coffee sweetened with cream.

    ~Miyuki Shirogane o Iwaitai~ Kaguya Shinomiya’s Shortcake: ¥580 (Before Tax)

    A super cute strawberry shortcake perfect for a birthday treat.

    Ordering anything from the collaboration menu will get you one of the above coasters. If you collect all nine and put them together, it makes a picture.

    Fans can get their hands on some exclusive Kaguya-sama: Love Is War merchandise too, like this cute mug.

     

    ©Aka Akasaka / Shueisha・Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Production Committee

  • King & Prince Release 5th Single ‘Mazy Night’

    10.June.2020 | MUSIC

    King & Prince’s 5th single Mazy Night was released through UNIVERSAL MUSIC LLC today (June 10).

     

    The title track serves as the main theme for the Japanese crime thriller drama series Miman Keisatsu: Midnight Runner starring Kento Nakajima of Japanese idol group Sexy Zone and King & Prince’s own Sho Hirano.

     

    King & Prince – “Mazy Night” Music Video

    First Press Limited Edition A copies of the single are coupled with a DVD featuring the Mazy Night music video and its making-of, while First Press Limited Edition B copies include a DVD featuring a single-cut version of the music video as well as solo cut versions for each King & Prince member.

     

    Miman Keisatsu: Midnight Runner had its broadcast postponed but is set to begin airing again in the near future.

  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Promotional Video Released For Chika Fujiwara CD

    07.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A promotional video has been released for season two of the anime series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War which features the song Tsubasa o Agetai by character Chika Fujiwara (voiced by Konomi Kohara). The song is the second character song to be released for season two, following Kotae Awase by Kaguya Shinomiya (Aoi Koga).

     

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    Kaguya-sama Love Is War began its second season last month. The manga series written and illustrated by Aka Akasaka is serialised in Weekly Young Jump and has shipped over 10 million copies.

     

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  • Haruka Fukuhara Performs Kaguya-sama: Love Is War’s Second Season Ending Theme

    21.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Haruka Fukuhara is in charge of the ending theme for season two of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War which began on April 11. A new and official promotional video for the new season was released featuring the track.

    Haruka Fukuhara will also voice the character Tsubame Koyasu, a third year student and one of The Impossible Girls. Read her comment below.

     

    Haruka Fukuhara | Comment

    “I’ll be performing the ending theme song for Kaguya-sama: Love Is War! I am overjoyed and honoured to be in charge of the ending for this wonderful series. I put all of my love and emotions into singing this song. I hope people enjoy it together with the show. What’s more is that I’ll even be voicing Tsubame Koyasu! Everyone on set is really warm and welcoming, I had a great time playing the innocent Tsubame! Please look forward to seeing her!”

     

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  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Season Two Opening Theme Details Revealed & New Anime Cuts Shown

    07.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Masayuki Suzuki is returning to sing the opening theme song for the second season of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, which is set to begin airing on April 11, 2020. Suzuki previously performed the anime’s first season opening theme Love Dramatic feat. Rikka Ihara.

    Like the first season’s opening, the season two opening theme, entitled DADDY! DADDY! DO! feat. Airi Suzuki will be written and composed by Yoshiki Mizuno, the guitarist of Japanese pop rock band Ikimono-gakari. The song features guest vocals from solo artist and model Airi Suzuki.

     

    Masayuki Suzuki | Comment (Excerpt)

    “I’m a newcomer to the anime song community. I am honoured to be in charge of the opening theme for season two following ‘Love Dramatic’ from the first season. It’s a song to sing and dance with your friends to, and one about enjoying love games. I hope it adds something for those who watch the anime, as well as add something to the series itself. This year marks 40 years since my debut. The CD cover for my new single ‘DADDY! DADDY! DO!’, which celebrates my anniversary, is a collaboration with Kaguya-sama! I’d like to thank the anime staff who kindly illustrated the cover. The illustration coincides with the Year of the Rat.”

     

    Airi Suzuki | Comment

    “When I heard that I’d be singing together with Masayuki Suzuki on ‘DADDY! DADDY! DO!’ I thought I was dreaming. I was overcome with joy. It’s an incredible opportunity to be called by someone like Suzuki. It’s a great honour, and I’m nervous, but I will give it my all! Please look forward to it, along with the choreography!”

    Several new cuts have also been revealed from the first episode of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War‘s second season, which will begin airing this Saturday.

     

    ©赤坂アカ/集英社・かぐや様は告らせたい製作委員会

  • Sexy Zone’s Kento Nakajima and King & Prince’s Sho Hirano Feature On Front Cover Of CanCam Magazine

    18.March.2020 | FASHION / MUSIC

    Kento Nakajima and Sho Hirano, who are members of the popular idol groups Sexy Zone and King & Prince respectively, will feature in the May edition of fashion magazine CanCam on both the front cover and with a special interview.

    The two artists have formed a new music unit ahead of their co-star roles in the Japanese drama series Miman Keisatsu: Midnight Runner, which is set to begin this April. For fans of Sexy Zone and King & Prince, and of the members themselves, this new project is a dream collaboration. Both of them appear on the front cover of CanCam‘s May 2020 issue with their short black hair looking sexy and boyish.

    What’s the relationship between the two of them?

    In the 12-page special feature of the two idol stars, there is a cut of Nakajima and Hirano surrounded by lots of flowers, another of them feeding each other strawberries, and plenty of other beautiful photos. In the interview, they explain their relationship together as senior and junior in the same company.

     

    Nakajima said of Hirano: “[He’s] a really cute junior. In the entertainment world, there are people I call ‘Big Bro,’ but there’s no one I call ‘Little Bro.’ He might just be my first Little Bro.”

     

    Hirano said: “During my junior years I was allowed to be a backup for Sexy Zone numerous times, so to have a connection to Kento gives me the confidence to lose to no-one.”

     

    They both started something to deepen their connection

    In the interview, they reveal that Nakajima suggested they exchange diaries between each other to deepen their relationship. On the day of the interview, Hirano was supposed to take the first entry with him, but he actually ended up forgetting in the car. Nakajima said of this: “Sho’s clumsiness is cute, but when it gets down to business, he doesn’t mess around. He’s the hero I want to cheer on.”

     

    The interview includes plenty of other information fans will love to read about too, like more about their friendship, and how they feel about their fans. Their new project together is big news for the entertainment industry in 2020.

  • DAOKO’s Song Used for Hit Film Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. Check Out the Official Music Video.

    01.October.2019 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    Young singer and rapper DAOKO created the insert song “Hajimemashite no Kimochi ofor the hit film Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, which features Sho Hirano (from idol group King & Prince) and actress Kanna Hashimoto. Now, the music video for Hajimemashite no Kimochi o has been released.

     The music video paints a picture of romance that viewers can easily relate to in real life. Teens from across Japan have fallen in love with the video upon learning that the video even features their favourite illustrator fusedy. DAOKO’s lyrics spell out the story of the pure love of a young girl who easily blends into her surroundings. The music video has become a big hit.

     

    Hajimemashite no Kimochi o Official Music Video

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is a current high-tension hit film which has grasped a wide audience. Through her song, DAOKO has widely influenced the feelings involved in the world of the film. Please check it out. 

     

  • DAOKO Performs Insert Song For Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Live-Action Film

    06.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    DAOKO’s new song Hajimemashite no Kimochi o will be used as an insert song for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Aka Akasama’s hit manga series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.

    The song captures the feelings and delicate heart of the titular character Kaguya Shinomiya, who is played by Kanna Hashimoto (Assassination Classroom, Gintama). DAOKO weaves together the polished and groovy nature of this dance track with her lyrical lyrics. The song also features music creator and singer-songwriter Yoh Kamiyama who is chiefly active on social media.

     

    You can hear a brief snippet of the track in the following promo video for the film.

     

    Miyuki Shirogane is played by Sho Hirano, a member of the idol group King & Prince. Like the manga and anime series, the story follows Shirogane and Kaguya who are the student council president and vice-president respectively and are both prestigious individuals both inside and outside of school. The two of them love each other but are too stubborn to confess that love as they believe whoever does first loses. The film will follow their antics to try and get the other to confess.

    Speaking about her tie-in with the film, DAOKO commented the following: ‘I wrote the lyrics for Hajimemashite no Kimochi o in the image of Kaguya’s feelings. I focused especially on the emotions she feels when in an intense heart-throbbing situation, like the episode with the firework festival scene. That scene leaves a huge impression in both the manga and film.’

     

    She continues: ‘I also pictured Kaguya’s feelings while I was singing and followed the lyrics as I sang them. I hope the song adds something to the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War franchise.’

     

    Kanna Hashimoto, who plays the lead heroine Kaguya, also spoke about the insert song, commenting: ‘Hajimemashite no Kimochi o is truly perfect for that one important episode which features the firework festival scene. I was happy to hear the words in the lyrics “a distance of several centimetres,” they’re spot-on when describing the distance between Kaguya and Shirogane. Together with DAOKO’s music it made the scene really beautiful and moving, so I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.’

     

    The film’s producer Takashi Hirano also commented: ‘”The sound of my heartbeat is so loud I can’t even heard the fireworks anymore.” This is a line from Kaguya in volume five of the manga. The  moment I saw that scene I had a strong desire to make a live-action film. Like the series’s subtitle says, the manga is a comedy about two geniuses in a war of love and intellect. That [particular] scene sends their fireworks of love skyrocketing in an instant.”

     

    Hirano continues: “I knew I absolutely wanted this song to play in the scene when we were in the screenwriting stages. I knew only DAOKO could express Kaguya’s feelings―strong-willed but delicate like a young girl―and also get through to the minds of young people. DAOKO agreed right away, and when the song played in the film, there were members of staff who were crying. I wonder if there’s ever been such a wonderful firework scene like this before. Thank you, DAOKO, for your magical music and voice!”

     

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War will hit Japanese cinemas on September 6, 2019.

     

    Ⓒ2019 “Kaguya-sama: Love Is War” Film Production Committee

    ⒸAka Akasaka / Shueisha

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