SNS Shonen Manga ‘GABULI’ Gets Fifth Music Video Collab Between Nilfruits and sekai
07.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
‘GABULI’ is a popular manga series published on social media by the masked and anonymous team No.965 (Croc). On December 26, 2021, the fifth music video for the series was posted to YouTube, and features a new collaborative track between Vocaloid producer Nilfruits and singer sekai. The dark dance number highlights the past of the newest heroine set to join the series. A sixth music video is currently in production and will be released in early January 2022.
Baba Yaga – Nilfruits × sekai
This marks the first collaboration between Nilfruits and the mysterious singer sekai, and even more exciting mashups are coming soon.
Vocaloid Producer Nilfruits:
Released December 18, 2021
Fabric Flower – Hiiragi Magnetite x Wolpis Carter
Released December 26, 2021
Baba Yaga – Nilfruits × sekai
Releasing Early January 2022
Title Unannounced – Aqu3ra × MARY
Official Site: https://gabuliiiiiii.com/
Vocaloid Producer Balloon Releases Hatsune Miku’s Image Song for Sony’s 360 Reality Audio
02.February.2023 | MUSIC
Keina Suda, also known by his Vocaloid producer name Balloon, has been rising in popularity with the release of the music video for his new track Darling. On May 24, he’ll release his second full album Ghost Pop, and his track Hana ni Kaze is being used to promote Hatsune Miku’s 360 Reality Audio Experience at the Sony Store. This catchy track will be released on all major streaming services on February 10, 2023. In addition, the cover for the song, created by Avogado6, has also been revealed.
The song was created exclusively as the campaign song for Sony Store’s exclusive Walkman and accompanying headphones featuring exclusive Hatsune Miku designs by Avogado 6. These are available to order now, and starting January 27, Sony Store locations are offering a new listening experience, allowing guests to enjoy Hana ni Kaze with Sony’s 3D Reality Audio.
In addition to this listening experience, a special viewing event was held in theater rooms, making guests feel as though they were at a live concert. Reservations were required to participate.
Visit the official Sony website for more information!
Hatsune Miku’s 360 Reality Audio Experience at the Sony Store
Ghost Pop (2nd Full Album)
Release Date: May 24, 2023 (CD/Download/Streaming)
ACCAMER Releases Music Video for ‘I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss’ Ending Theme
20.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
ACCAMER released the song Nomic on streaming services on October 7. The track serves as the ending theme for the anime series I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss, and on October 15, the music video was revealed!
The new music video was produced by the song’s writer Sheeno Mirin, and is a unique creation perfectly suited for the track. In the past, ACCAMER has worked with eminent video creators on her music videos, including sakiyama, Ryuuseee, and Yuma Saito.
The music video was illustrated by up-and-coming artist Meri, who also created the cover art for Nomic. The video was edited by video director bondbond, and fans will also want to keep an eye out for ZAZA’s avant-garde CG work. The lyrics, which scroll vertically, are somewhat hypnotic, and this is certain to be one video you won’t forget!
Nomic – ACCAMER (Music Video)
Released: October 15, 2022
Music Video: https://youtu.be/MSNNBHugtag
BE:FIRST Releases Poignant Music Video for First Love Song ‘Message’
14.October.2022 | MUSIC
Popular boys group BE:FIRST has released the music video for Message. The track was featured on the group’s chart-topping first album BE:1 released on August 31.
Message is BE:FIRST’s first love song, featuring a soundscape punctuated by sweet guitar riffs. The mid-tempo ballad is a collaboration between singer-songwriter eill, whose songs reflect elements of soul and R&B and whose silky, soulful voice is incredibly addicting; Matt Cab, whose musical sense and unique sound is perfect for a wide range of genres; and MATZ and SKY-HI, who have attracted attention as next-generation artists who lead the Japanese dance music scene.
The music video shows seven people in love and was filmed like a drama series. The seven performers portray their daily lives as they fall in love, struggle with love, and learn to move forward. The powerful dance is also a highlight. Check out the dramatic performances of the seven members in this elaborate setting.
BE:FIRST is currently on its first nationwide tour, titled BE:FIRST 1st One Man Tour “BE:1” 2022-2023. The tour will take the members to 17 cities nationwide for a total of 29 shows.
Be sure to watch this dance-filled music video, offering a glimpse at a new side of BE:FIRST.
Message – BE:FIRST (Dance Music Video)
Music Video: https://youtu.be/h3buzHSWbG0
BE:1 – BE:FIRST (First Album)
BUMP OF CHICKEN Releases Music Video for SOUVENIR, the Second Opening for Anime Series Spy x Family
06.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
Rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN has released the music video for the song SOUVENIR, the second opening theme for the popular anime series Spy x Family. The second cour of the series began airing on October 1.
SOUVENIR is the band’s first new song in about six months and was added to streaming services on September 29. Unsurprisingly, the track has been a hit, performing well on the charts.
The music video was directed by Spikey John, who is working with BUMP OF CHICKEN for the first time.
Prior to the music video’s release, a fast-paced teaser video shot on a highway was released, and many fans have been anxious to see what the full-length video would look like.
Are you watching Spy x Family? How do you feel about the new opening song and animation?
SOUVENIR – BUMP OF CHICKEN
Music Video: https://youtu.be/C9vAUfSEh8Q
Rina Sawayama Releases Music Video for ‘Hurricanes,’ Studio Performance of ‘This Hell’
28.September.2022 | MUSIC
Born in Niigata and living in London, international singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama released her second album Hold The Girl on September 16. The album has already received rave reviews from media outlets worldwide, with NME calling it “the best British pop album of the year.”
Sawayama has now released the music video for her single Hurricanes, which can also be found on her newest album. The impressive video features an incredibly powerful performance with the band in the middle of a violent storm. Be sure to check it out below!
Hurricanes – Rina Sawayama (Official Music Video)
A studio performance version of the song This Hell, the first single from the album and a fan favorite, has also been released. The video features incredible dancers and a live band.
This Hell (Live) – Rina Sawayama | Vevo Studio Performance
Sawayama has also announced that she will hold her first solo Japan tour in January 2023, which will stop in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.
Hold The Girl
Album (Including Lyrics with Bilingual Commentary): ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Purchase Bonus Details: https://www.universal-music.co.jp/rina-sawayama/news/2022-07-28/
Japan Concert Info:
Mecha-Ude Animation Project Gets Full Anime and Manga Series
18.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Sae Okamoto’s Mecha-Ude project has attracted worldwide attention, and now, a full anime and manga series have been announced! Okamoto’s up-and-coming anime production company TriF Studio, located in Fukuoka, will work on the series, which follows Hikaru, a normal student, and Alma, a Mecha-Ude wielder who can be activated when he bonds with a human.
Yoshino Koyoka has also started publishing a manga adaptation of the series on LINE Manga and other ebookjapan services. Three free chapters were published on September 15, and the series will run bi-weekly. TriF Studio will supervise and provide the story.
A documentary video teasing the anime series and giving more information about TriF Studio has also been uploaded to YouTube. The video shows that the pilot’s theme song was written by Eve with a music video produced by Masayoshi Oishi. Hiroshi Matsuyama, the CEO of CyberConnect2, serves as the general supervisor of the series. Terumi Nishii, the chief animation director for the popular series Jujutsu Kaisen, worked on character designs for Mecha-Ude.
The average staff age at TriF is 25, which is incredibly young for an animation studio. What can we expect from such a unique collection of creators?
Be sure to keep an eye on this new anime and manga project!
MECHA-UDE -Mechanical Arms- Official Site: https://mecha-ude.com/
Voice Actor Music Hero Project PRELUDERS Releases Music Video for ‘Horizon Climber’
15.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
On August 31, 2022, the voice actor, hero, and music project PRELUDERS released the album By Your Side. Now, the music video for the song Horizon Climber by High Five has been released, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!
High Five is a group led by Asuka Morito (Junya Enoki), and Horizon Climber is a song filled with hope. Young people are encouraged to listen to imagine the kind of hero they’d like to become!
Horizon Climber Music Video
The music video for Horizon Climber depicts the fifth and final chapter of the voice drama Koubou (Beam of Light), in which the members of High Five and S-quad finally confront the two members of Vice Versa, voiced by Atsushi Tamaru and Shintaro Asanuma. The battle is ready to start, with Asuka (Junya Enoki) and Ko Kujikami (Yuma Uchida) taking on those who would threaten their friends. Be sure to keep an eye out for more from this exciting project!
Be sure to give this gorgeous video a watch!
Official Site: https://preluders.jp
Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie Inspires Limited Time Tamagotchi Collaboration
14.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Premium Bandai has opened orders for three Tamagotchi inspired by Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie! These special items will be available to order until October 7 at 23:00, and fans of the film and the anime series won’t want to miss this chance.
The Tamagotchi will come in three designs, inspired by the characters Okkotsu, Gojo, and Geto.
By feeding snacks to Okkotsu and engaging in mini-games, users can eventually discover and develop 13 different characters from the film!
Players will find three unique mini-games to play. In one, they must avoid a black rope by pressing buttons. In the second, players will be taking photos of crepes, and in the third, users will be pressing specific buttons at just the right moment to correctly line up images of characters from the film. The mini-games include appearances by Panda, Miguel, Mimiko, and Nanako.
Fans will want to keep an eye out for other appearances and familiar scenes from the film as they play with their Tamagotchi!
(C) 2021「劇場版 呪術廻戦 0」製作委員会 (C)芥見下々／集英社 (C)BANDAI
Okkotsu / Gojo / Geto (3 varieties)
Orders Open: September 9 – October 7 at 23:00
Shipping: March 2023
Where to Buy: Premium Bandai (https://p-bandai.jp/?rt=pr), etc.
FEMM Releases Tokyo-Based Cyberpunk Music Video for ‘Crawl Away’
10.August.2022 | MUSIC
The mannequin rap duo FEMM has just returned from an expansive European tour through England, Germany, and France.
The main track from their latest album Tokyo Ex Machina, We Got Each Other, managed to chart for 12 consecutive weeks on the major U.S. radio chart MEDIABASE/Activator Chart, and in September, the two will return to Europe to perform in Spain.
The music video for their song Crawl Away, from their upcoming mini-album THE SIX, has been unveiled. The album will be released on August 17, 202.
Crawl Away (Music Video):
FEMM has always had cyberpunk as a theme for its visuals, and this time, the duo decided to collaborate with UK-based concept artist Max Prentis to kick up the retro-futuristic feel. The video is both set in a faraway time and nostalgic, bringing together 80s melodies and flashy visuals of a distant Tokyo.
As the duo continues their activities in Europe and the United States, their new song THE SIX is being used as the opening song for the MBS/TBS drama Ikinokotta 6-nin ni Yoru to, which has just begun airing.
Release Date: August 17, 2022
Official Site: https://femms.jp/
GARNiDELiA Releases Music Video for Cover Version of REBECCA’s ‘Friends’
09.August.2022 | MUSIC
GARNiDELiA has chosen REBECCA’s legendary track Friends as the ninth song in their ongoing cover series, also releasing a music video.
GARNiDELiA is composed of Maria, the lead vocalist, and toku, the group’s composer. The duo’s J-pop cover song project was started after the pandemic under the title ‘GARNiDELiA Cover Collection,’ and many popular songs have been featured so far, including Gurenge by LiSA, Hakujitsu by King Gnu, Pretender by Official Hige Dandism, Haru Yo Koi by Yumi Matsutoya, and Kaikai Kitan by Eve. Unsurprisingly, the project has pulled in over 5 million views.
Friends – REBECCA (Covered by GARNiDELiA)
MARiA does the styling for her musical activities and serves as a producer. For Friends, the artist focused on highlighting the feel of the 80s, the era when the track was initially released.
Check out the GARNiDELiA Cover Collection for some new and classic titles covered by this talented duo!
GARNiDELiA Official Site: https://www.garnidelia.com/
BiSH Releases Highly-Anticipated Music Video for ‘Sayonara Saraba’
09.August.2022 | MUSIC
On August 6, BiSH, known as a ‘punk rock band without instruments,’ released the music video for their song Sayonara Saraba! The 8th single released across 12 consecutive months will drop on August 31.
Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Official Music Video)
Sayonara Saraba was created in collaboration with Taka from ONE OK ROCK and MEG from MEGMETAL and features lyrics written by KENTA from WANIMA. This is the first time BiSH has collaborated with an outside producer for a series of releases, and this electrifying rock number shows a different side of the group.
The coupling song, A long way to go, was composed by Taka and MEG from MEGMETAL and written by JxSxK.
The music video was directed by Kento Yamada, who has produced a number of other videos for the group.
The teaser trailer, released previously, shows a stylish video with an eye-catching red and black color scheme.
Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Teaser)
More information regarding the 9th and 10th consecutive single has been released! The 9th song will be released on September 21, while the 10th will be released on October 26. Be sure to give them both a listen!
Release Date: August 31, 2022
・First Run Limited Edition (Single CD＋Blu-ray＋Live CD＋Photobook)
Price: ¥11,000 (Tax Included)
・DVD Version (Single CD＋DVD)
Price: ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
・CD Version (CD only)
Price: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
BiSH iS OVER! Special Site: https://www.bish.tokyo/BiSH_iS_OVER/
Hachioji P to Release New Track ‘RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine and Len Kagamine’
05.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
In 2009, Vocaloid producer Hachioji P posted his legendary song Electric Love on Nico Nico Douga. Still active on the music scene, the creator will begin streaming the new track RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine on August 10. This comes ahead of the release of his new album HIDEOUT on August 31, 2022. A music video for the track will be uploaded to Hachioji P’s YouTube channel at 20:00 on August 10.
RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine – Hachioji P (Music Video)
RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine is a Vocaloid cover written for the iOS/Android game Project SEKAI COLORFUL STAGE! feat. Hatsune Miku. The original song has over 9 million views on YouTube.
RAD DOGS – Music Video
The music video for RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine was directed by Kento Mori, who has created ads for a number of companies. PizaCG was in charge of animating the Vocaloids while Penta Ashibuto was in charge of the choreography. The jacket photo has been uploaded, giving fans a hint of what they can expect when the video drops next week.
Hachioji P’s new artist photo has also been unveiled.
Look forward to the album’s release on August 10 along with the music video!
Release Date: August 31, 2022
Limited First Edition (CD+DVD+2 Bonus Tracks): ¥3,500 (Tax Included)
Standard Edition (CD): ¥2,800 (Tax Included)
Hachioji P Official Homepage: http://hachiojip.net/