Yuu Miyashita Announces New Album, Includes Platinum End ED Song

24.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Multi-talented singer and illustrator Yuu Miyashita, popular in the internet scene, will release his fourth album, ‘Mitsuketa Tobira wa‘ (The Door I Found) on March 16, 2022. 

 

The album will mark Miyashita’s first release in about one year and will contain 10 songs, including Theory of Surrender, the ending theme for the anime series Platinum End. It will also feature new songs written by popular online artists, and Miyashita’s original song Ayka. The jacket for the new album was drawn by Miyashita himself.

 

Platinum End has become a popular series worldwide, and we’re excited to see Miyashita’s popularity continue to grow as well.

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    Platinum End has been a smash hit. Based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the team behind Death Note and Bakuman, the anime series will see its exciting conclusion in March 2022. Two new characters are being added to the cast before the big finale!

     

    Masaya Hoshi will be played by Hiroshi Tsuchida, known for dubbing Lee Byung-hun’s Front Man in Squid Game and Lightning McQueen in Cars.

     

    Manami Yumiki will be portrayed by Yui Ishikawa, known as the voice of Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan and Violet Evergarden in Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden.

     

    Comment from Hiroshi Tsuchida (Masaya Hoshi)

    “This role is so impressive that I can’t stand still while standing at the microphone. I’ve also noticed that our hairstyle and glasses seem to have become even more similar during recording…

    I’ll try to do my best to change my stupidity into intelligence so I can perform the role of Masaya Hoshi properly.” 

     

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    “Although this is a fantasy world, there are so many realistic characters. It makes you feel like this really could be happening somewhere. While reading the original story, I enjoyed it, but I also felt as though I was being questioned about something. 

     

    The character I play, Yumiki, is a detective at the Metropolitan Police Department. Please look forward to seeing how our new characters interact with the candidates for God!”

     

    New episodes of Platinum End begin on January 14, 2022.

     

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  • Platinum End Stage Show Held at Jump Festa 2022, Kuhaku Gokko to Perform Second Ending Theme

    08.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    Based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the team behind Death Note and Bakuman, the Platinum End anime series has amassed a huge fanbase since premiering in October. A special stage event was held during Jump Festa on December 18, 2021.

     

    The 40-minute stage performance was led by Miyu Irino (Mirai Kakehashi), Yui Ogura (Nasse), M.A.O. (Saki Hanakago), Natsuki Hanae (Revell), and Kaito Ishikawa (Kanade Uryu). Each of the actors and actresses share their favorite scenes and were asked some tough questions by the original authors of the series. 

     

    More of the cast’s question and answer segment will be released on the official Twitter page for the series, along with Tsugumi Ohba’s outlook on life and her most recent movie recommendations!

     

    During the program, it was announced that Kuhaku Gokko would perform the second ending theme, Last Straw. The unit debuted in 2019, and is comprised of vocalist Setsuko and composers Harihara Tsubasa and koyori. 

     

    Comment from Vocalist Setsuko

    “Will the candidates who were meant to die survive, and where will they end up? This is a heavy story, and as it moves towards its conclusion things get even more difficult to fathom. We wrote the song while remembering that this will be the final track fans of the series hear, so we wanted to capture those emotions. In writing the lyrics, I didn’t want to make them too blunt or defined, so each person will have their own interpretation.” 

     

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  • Anime Series Platinum End Releases Non-Credit Ending Video

    06.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The Platinum End anime series premiered in October and has managed to attract a legion of global fans. Based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the team behind Death Note and Bakuman, the story follows Mirai Kakehashi, a student who attempts suicide by is saved by a guardian angel. 

     

    Yuu Miyashita’s ending track, Theory of Surrender, is available to stream now. The non-credit version of the ending has also been uploaded to YouTube, allowing viewers to see the gorgeous visuals in their full glory. 

     

    The ending animation was storyboarded, directed, and drawn by Kazuchika Kise, the director of the second season. It depicts the story of the main character, Mirai Kakehashi (voiced by Miyu Irino), and the antagonist Kanade Uryu (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa). 

     

    Non-Credit Ending

     

    After Mirai is rescued by his guardian angel, Nasse, he is given special powers. As one of thirteen candidates chosen by different angels to take on the role of God, who is set to retire in 999 days, the normal student must find a way to ascend without killing any of his competitors. 

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    The Platinum End anime series premiered earlier this month, quickly becoming a hit around the world. Singer and illustrator Yuu Miyashita, a popular internet personality, has released the music video for the show’s ending theme Koufuku-Ron (Theory of Surrender). The video shows the main character as he moves between life and death, struggling to find purpose but eventually finding a reason to live. 

     

     

    Theory of Surrender Music Video

     

     

    The track is already available on streaming services, with a physical release coming on November 17, 2021. The single will include another original song, bystander, as well as the track Phantom Raid, written by popular internet creator Ren. Limited Edition copies will include a music video DVD. Fun fact: the jacket art was drawn by Yuu Miyashita himself!

     

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    Creditless Opening

     

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    12.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    The second PV for the upcoming Platinum End anime, airing in October 2021, has been released. The new PV is full of new scenes and also features the voice actors of Hanakago Saki (CV: M•A•O), Mukaidou Nanato (CV: Morikawa Toshiyuki), Uruuu Kanade (CV: Ishikawa Kaito), Revel (CV: Hanae Natsuki), and Yamada Mimi (CV: Maeda Kaori). Check it out to see an exciting preview of the Platinum End world and the spirituality of protagonist Kakehashi Mirai.

     

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    The third key visual has also been unveiled alongside the PV. It features Kakehashi Mirai, Uryuu Kanade, Mukaidou Nanato, Hanakago Saki, and Sokotani Hajime, who make up five of the God Candidates, reflecting the beginning of the story. Pay close attention to the quotes from each character as you check out the new visual.

     

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    Comment from Kobato Miku (BAND-MAID)

    “I read JUMP comics on a daily basis, so it feels like a dream come true that BAND-MAID could be involved in this project-po. Beyond that, I read Platinum End from start to finish, so I feel so honored and happy that we were chosen to perform the opening theme-po. I hope our song will energize the world of Platinum End-po.”

     

    Comment from Miyashita Yū

    The mystery of the original series, the transition from despair to hope, the core strength and courage of the protagonist’s heart and whatnot – I was conscious of each of these feelings as I performed my song. The song tells of the divine and yet powerful, of how even through pain, we can look towards the present, the future, and even the world. It was hard work blending in the superimposed voices throughout the track to suit the song and lyrics, so I would be greatly happy if you could pay attention to them.

     

     

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  • TV Anime ‘SHOW BY ROCK!!’ Announces First Best-Of Album

    11.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    To celebrate its 10th anniversary, band and music themed project ‘SHOW BY ROCK!!,’ which started in 2012, has announced that for the third part of the ‘Road to 2020!! Aim for 10 Years!! SHOW BY ROCK!! 5 Huge Projects!!’ campaign, a best-of album titled ‘SHOW BY ROCK!! BEST Selection!!’ featuring 69 songs from the anime will be released in 2022. The number was chosen because it sounds like the word “Rock” in Japanese.

     

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    The First Edition copy includes the live-action music video for ‘TRIGGER LOCK,’ which was created with help from the fans through crowdfunding. Be sure to check it out! The coupling track “Introduction” was written by Mashumairesh!!’s Tono Hikaru (Howan), Natsuyoshi Yuko (Mashima Himeko), Watada Misaki (Delmin), and Yamane Aya (Ruhuyu), who challenged songwriting for the very first time.

     

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    You won’t want to miss out on all of this new and exciting content from ‘SHOW BY ROCK!!’ as it heads into its 10th anniversary.

     

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  • Platinum End Anime Promotional Video and Key Visual Released

    10.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba’s Platinum End manga series release the first English-subtitled trailer last Thursday. The video reveals that the anime will have an uninterrupted 24-episode run to adapt the manga’s entire story which will air from October 2021 to March 2022.

    Viz Media describes the story: “As his classmates celebrate their middle school graduation, troubled Mirai is mired in darkness. But his battle is just beginning when he receives some salvation from above in the form of an angel. Now Mirai is pitted against 12 other chosen humans in a battle in which the winner becomes the next god of the world. Mirai has an angel in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.”

     

    TV Anime “Platinum End” Official Trailer #1

     

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  • Mr.Children Release New Album ‘SOUNDTRACKS’ On Music Streaming Services

    19.February.2021 | MUSIC

    Mr.Children’s newest album SOUNDTRACKS was released on December 2 last year in Japan, and now fans worldwide can finally enjoy the record as it became available on music streaming and download services on Sunday (February 14) including Spotify.

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    Mr.Children began writing SOUNDTRACKS at the end of their 2019 “Against All GRAVITY” tour in July 2019, which was held to 400,000 fans. The band wanted to explore new musical territory which resulted in this 10-track record, one produced together with Grammy Award-winning mixer and producer Steve Fitzmaurice who has worked with some huge names including Seal, U2, Sting, Sam Smith, and more. The album was mastered by Randy Merrill of Sterling Sound.

     

    Hear SOUNDTRACKS on all major music streaming and download platforms now.

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