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.



  • Venetian-Masked Singer Chogakusei Reveals Tracks from First Major Album ‘Cho’

    14.February.2023 | MUSIC

    The popular masked singer Chogakusei has revealed all 11 tracks from his debut album Cho! Fans will also be able to win a sighed poster and other prizes, with more details regarding these giveaways now available.


    Chogakusei is a mysterious vocalist with an addictively aggressive voice. The talent will release his first album on February 15 and you can check out the entire track list below.


    In 2022, Chogakusei released several original tracks including Did you see the sunrise?, the theme song for Prime Video’s Kamen Rider BLACK SUN. The popular tracks Ingel and Psycho will also appear on the new album, along with six new tracks which began streaming on January 18 including Let’s go, Give it to me, and Gatling Agitator.


    30 people who purchase the album will be entered into a drawing to win an album announcement poster signed by Chogakusei himself.
    Tower Records and Animate locations nationwide will be celebrating the release of Cho with a special receipt campaign featuring autograph reproductions and messages from Chogakusei. Purchase the standard edition of the album to get your special gift!


    Will you be grabbing the singer’s debut album?

  • GARNiDELiA to Release Full J-Pop Cover Album in March 2023

    08.February.2023 | MUSIC

    On February 3, popular music duo GARNiDELiA held a live YouTube broadcast to announce the release of GARNiDELiA COVER COLLECTION on March 22, 2023.


    Vocalist MARiA and composer TOKU have been dabbling in cover tracks for some time. The new album will include GARNiDELiA’s spin on popular songs like Haru yo Koi, Friends, DEPARTURES, Kaikai Kitan, and CITRUS. The new album will include 12 songs, including a mix of newly recorded and previously released tracks.


    The Deluxe Edition will also include the Blu-ray recording of the Tokyo performance of GARNiDELiA stellacage 2022 -stella ship- OSAKA and TOKYO held in 2022. Fans won’t want to miss out on this incredible concert!


    In addition, both the Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition will include tickets to enter to win a spot in an upcoming special event. More details will be announced soon, so check the official website!


    GARNiDELiA has also announced a world tour in 2023! GARNiDELiA stellacage 2023 -stella ship- Re:CoNNeCT will commence in May 2023 and more details are expected to be revealed in a YouTube Live on February 17.

  • Hololive and DECO*27 Music Project holo*27 to Release Albums, Music Video for Lip-Sync Unveiled

    24.December.2022 | MUSIC

    holo*27, a new music project collaboration between Hololive and DECO*27, has announced two upcoming albums! VIA/TOY’S FACTORY will release holo*27 Originals Vol. 1 and holo*27 Covers Vol. 1 on March 15, 2023.


    Lip-Sync / Murasaki Shion x La+ Darkness Music Video



    The music video for Lip-Sync featuring VTubers Murasaki Shion and La+ Darkness was also released on December 20, 2022. The hard-hitting drum ‘n bass track features incredible lyrics by DECO*27 and rap portions from both La+ and Shion.


    holo*27 Originals Vol.1 features ten new tracks by DECO*27, while holo*27 Covers Vol.1 features ten covers of classic DECO*27 tracks by Hololive VTubers. The limited edition release will come with an exclusive shoulder bag only available with this product.


    In addition, holo*27 Vol.1 Special Edition will also be released including both albums, a special art booklet, and exclusive goods. 


    The jacket artwork for the original album was provided by Miyoshi Yoshimi, while the art for the cover album was created by Omutatsu. 


    The Hololive talents participating in this album include Tokino Sora, Sakura Miko, Hoshimachi Suisei, Yozora Mel, Murasaki Shion, Nakiri Ayame, Yuzuki Choco, Ookami Mio, Nekomata Okayu, Usada Pekora, Shiranui Flare, Kanata Amane, Himemori Luna, Yukihana Lamy, La+ Darkness, Takane Lui, Hakui Koyori, Sakamata Chloe, Kazama Iroha, Moona Hoshinova, Airani Iofifteen, Kureiji Ollie, Takanashi Kiara, Mori Calliope, Gawr Gura, Nanashi Mumei, and Hakos Baelz.

  • Fujii Kaze’s 2nd Album ‘LOVE ALL SERVE ALL’ Honored with Special Program on Space Shower TV

    22.March.2022 | MUSIC

    Since the release of his debut album ‘HELP EVER HURT NEVER’ in 2020, Fujii Kaze has continued to trend upwards in the music industry. Last September, the singer held a massive concert at Nissan Stadium that was broadcast for free on YouTube, pulling in 180,000 viewers. At the end of 2021, he made his first appearance at the 72nd Kohaku Uta Gassen. Fujii Kaze will release his second album, ‘LOVE ALL SERVE ALL,’ on March 23. To commemorate the big event, a special program will be broadcast on Space Shower TV on March 26 at 21:00.


    On Fujii Kaze’s appearance on V.I.P., the artist will discuss every track on the new album, including all 11 included piano cover songs. He’ll also be performing, which is reason enough to tune in!


    Following the V.I.P. broadcast, an hour-long music video special with artist commentary will air! This will include talks and behind-the-scenes footage with Yuichi Kodama, the director of the music video for Kaerou, and Kazuaki Seki, who directed the video for Moeyo

  • ‘Date A Live’ Best-Of Album to Include Tracks from Anime, Film, Video Games

    27.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    Date A Live, a light novel series serialized in Dragon Magazine, has been a massive hit. 22 volumes have been published so far, and it has spawned a manga series, three anime seasons, an animated film, a spin-off light novel series, and a collection of video games. To celebrate the upcoming fourth anime season, a new best-of album filled with Date A Live theme songs will be released on April 13, 2022!


    sweet ARMS – Date A Live (From Date A Live)


    sweet ARMS – Trust in you (From Date A Live)


    sweet ARMS – I swear (From Date A Live III)

    The album will include tracks sung by sweet ARMS, from the opening song to the original anime series to the theme song from Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet. To commemorate the album’s release, the opening video from the anime series has been remastered and uploaded to YouTube, while the openings for Date A Live II and III are also available to watch!


    ©2021 橘公司・つなこ/KADOKAWA/「デート・ア・ライブⅣ」製作委員会


  • Kuhaku Gokko Releases Music Video for Platinum End ED Theme ‘Last Straw’

    15.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The music video for Last Straw by Kuhaku Gokko was posted to YouTube on February 9. The ending theme song for the anime series Platinum End will be officially released on February 16, 2022.

    Platinum End was based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the team behind Death Note and Bakuman. The second season began in January 2022 and will come to an exciting conclusion in March! The song Last Straw was inspired by the problem ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back,’ while the music video portrays the struggle between life and death.

    The music video stars Shino, a young actress attracting attention through her work in movies and social media.


    Last Straw – Kuhaku Gokko (Music Video)


    Comment from Vocalist Setsuko

    Last Straw was inspired by themes of life and death, but it was created in a more ambiguous way, emphasizing the balance between the two. We had a lot of conversations about how to express it visually. With Shino as the protagonist, I think the production team was able to create something beautiful–the tension of chasing after shadows, of not knowing whether you are alive or dead.

    I hope that you can feel the danger of what might happen by applying force as the title Last Straw implies.



  • ‘Usseewa’ Singer Ado Releases First Album ‘Kyougen’

    01.February.2022 | MUSIC

    Beloved 19-year-old singer Ado finally released her first album on January 26. ‘Kyougen’ is now available to stream on major platforms. The album includes the massively popular track Usseewa, which has nearly 75 million plays on Spotify alone. 



    The album includes 14 tracks, including Giragira and Odo, which have been streamed over 100 million times, as well as Aitakute, Lady Maid, and Yoru no Pierrot. Seven new songs are also included. The album comes in four formats: the Complete Limited Edition includes a figure and book; the Limited Edition includes a book and DVD; the First Run Limited Edition comes with an acrylic charm; and the Standard Edition includes only the CD. The cover was created by ORIHARA. 


    Those purchasing the album will be entered to win tickets to Ado’s first solo concert to be held at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo on April 4, 2022!

  • Platinum End Season 2 Now Airing, Non-Credit OP and ED Videos Released

    31.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    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. The second season began on January 20, and the non-credit opening and ending theme videos have been uploaded to YouTube!


    The opening theme is Sense by BAND-MAID, which also served as the opening for season one. The animation has been updated to include new characters seen in recent episodes. New lyrics can also be heard this time around, so be sure to listen closely!


    2nd Season Non-credit Opening


    The long-awaited non-credit ending theme was storyboarded and directed by Kei Suezawa and drawn by both Suezawa and Kazuchika Kise. The song is Last Straw by Kuhaku Gokko which is also available to stream. 


    2nd Season Non-credit Ending


    A six-minute recap of the first season has also been posted to YouTube, so take a peek before you jump into season two!


    6-minute Recap of Platinum End Season 1



  • Kuhaku Gokko Reveals Jacket and Bonus Images for Platinum End ED Theme ‘Last Straw’

    31.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Kuhaku Gokko has unveiled the jacket artwork for Last Straw, the ending theme for the anime series Platinum End. The creator also unveiled some bonus artwork, and fans can look forward to snagging the single when it drops on February 16, 2022. 



    The cover art conveys the theme of ‘life and death’ through sand paintings. The standard features blue sand, while the limited edition has a darker color scheme. 


    The wrapping features the popular character Nasse, and when lined up with the wrapping from the limited edition OP/ED song package, it completes a single image. 


    Kuhaku Gokko, celebrating its second anniversary in 2022, has also released a new artist visual. Setsuko, the vocalist and subject of the new photo, has been steadily growing as an artist since her debut in the internet music scene. 


    Last Straw is now available to stream on major streaming platforms, so give it a listen!


    ☆Comment from Vocalist Setsuko

    The jacket for Last Straw conveys the message and themes of Platinum End. 

    Since the overall theme is life and death, I thought about sand–it never sticks together or intersects no matter how small the particles are. 

    Also, the artist photos were taken with a lot of my demands taken into account.

    They ended up being delicate, soft, and cool, perfectly summing up Kuhaku Gokko…

    Enjoy the track!



  • Yuu Miyashita Releases Jacket for Fourth Album, Includes Platinum End ED Song

    24.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Multi-talented singer and illustrator Yuu Miyashita, popular in the internet scene, has released the cover image for his 4th original album ‘Mitsuketa Tobira wa’ (The Door I Found), set to be released on March 16, 2022. 


    The cover art pulls from the same universe as the covers of his past albums, including ‘Tsumugi no Ki,’ ‘Ao ni Aruku,’ and ‘Sabitsuku Made.’ Miyashita’s aesthetic is easy to spot, and has become popular both domestically and abroad.


    The new album will be the artist’s first release in about a year and will contain a total of 10 songs, including the popular track Theory of Surrender, the ending song for the anime series Platinum End. It will also include his original song Ayka, and new songs written by a lineup of popular artists in th e internet music scene.


    Platinum End has become a smash hit around the world, and Miyashita’s popularity continues to grow along with it. Be sure to listen to the album when it drops!




  • Hiroshi Tsuchida and Yui Ishikawa Cast in Platinum End Season Two

    17.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    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.” 


    Comment from Yui Ishikawa (Manami Yumiki)

    “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.




  • 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.” 


    Platinum End is getting more and more exciting as it hurdles towards the end, so be sure to tune in!