J01, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] to Perform Opening and Ending Themes for Fanfare of Adolescence Anime Series

29.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Fanfare of Adolescence, an anime series following young boys aiming to become horse jockeys, is scheduled to premiere this spring. The opening theme will be performed by popular boy band J01, while the ending theme will be SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] with J01 members Junki Kono and Sho Yonashiro.


The opening theme is titled Move the Soul, with all 11 members of J01 participating in the catchy track. The ending track is OUTSIDERS by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: Junki Kono & Shou Yonashiro. This [nZk] vocal song project has brought together a number of guest singers since it began in 2014, with many of Sawano’s tracks used in anime and drama series, including Attack on Titan.


Gaining admission to horse racing schools is extremely difficult, with prospective students required to do a written exam and a physical and motor function test. After being admitted, the boys in Fanfare of Adolescence live in a boarding house and must overcome trial after trial. 


The series will begin airing in Spring 2022 on TOKYO MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS.


Fanfare of Adolescence Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/APOBicMkuMI


Comment from J01’s Leader Sho Yonashiro

J01 has been chosen to perform the theme song for Fanfare of Adolescence. When I first heard about the project, I was surprised and excited, but I also felt a sense of responsibility. We’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and all of the members are hyped.

The concept of the anime is ‘youthful ensemble drama/horse racing/survival game,’ so I’m super excited to see the final product.

I’m happy to be participating in the ending theme as well!


Junki and I will be singing the ending theme together! I was nervous at first since it’s just the two of us, but I think the song really turned out great. Please look forward to it!

Enjoy both of these tracks as you watch Fanfare of Adolescence!


Comment from Hiroyuki Sawano

I’m happy to be in charge of the music for Fanfare of Adolescence, and also happy to be producing the ending theme as SawanoHiroyuki[nZk].


Mr. Kono and Mr. Yonashiro from J01 are performing as the vocalists on the track, which has a very fresh feeling.


I hope everyone will enjoy the music as well as the story of this series.


©Fanfare Anime Project


  • Trailer Released for The Seven Deadly Sins: Grunge of Edinburgh Part 1 on Netflix

    22.November.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 will air on Netflix worldwide on December 20, 2022. The new animated film was penned by the original series creator Nakaba Suzuki.


    The story will focus on Tristan, the son of the protagonist Meliodas, and his mother Elizabeth. Cast members include Yuuki Kaji as Meliodas, Mikako Komatsu as young Tristan, and Ayumu Murase as teenage Tristan. Sora Amamiya will portray Elizabeth and Yohei Azakami will play Deathpierce.


    The new trailer shows off the exciting new story and previews SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:XAI’s theme song LemonadeThe Seven Deadly Sins takes place in an ancient time when humans, demons, goddesses, fairies, and giants all lived together.


    In the new film, Tristan inherits the power of the Goddess Clan and with it, the ability to heal people’s wounds, but he often ends up hurting others due to his inability to control his Demon Clan power. To protect his family, Tristan heads to Edinburgh Castle and meets a ton of new friends along the way. The movie takes place 14 years after Meliodas restores peace to the world in the anime series.


    The Seven Deadly Sins: Grunge of Edinburgh Part 1 Trailer


    The theme song Lemonade is both peppy and emotional. Hiroyuki Sawano created the song as part of his vocal project SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], teaming up with up-and-coming artist XAI.


    This song will be included in the first SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] album coming out on January 18, 2023, the first in two years. XAI’s incredible voice has previously been featured in the GODZILLA animated trilogy of films.


    |The upcoming film will connect The Seven Deadly Sins and the currently running sequel Four Knights of the Apocalypse currently running in Weekly Shonen Magazine.


    Comment from Hiroyuki Sawano

    “I’ve been involved with The Seven Deadly Sins since the anime began in 2014, through all of the movies and sequels. I’m so happy to be able to create the theme song for Grunge of Edinburgh as SawanoHiroyuki[nZk].

    This time, I worked with the vocalist XAI. Her expressive, emotional, and powerful voice took the song to another level. It was something beyond my imagination! I hope that you’ll enjoy the track along with this new story from the world of The Seven Deadly Sins.”


    Comment from XAI

    “I’m so happy to perform the theme song for The Seven Deadly Sins, a series that is loved by so many people.

    The characters in the series are so incredible. No matter what sins we carry, as long as we have friends by our side, we can’t give up and we can always better ourselves. Lemonade is sure to fuel your sense of adventure, so I hope you’ll enjoy it!”

  • Attack on Titan Song ‘ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn<TFSv>’ Gets Anime Music Video

    21.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    An animated music video for the track ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn<TFSv> from Attack on Titan The Final Season has been uploaded to YouTube. The song will be featured on the upcoming second soundtrack, scheduled to be released on June 22 and composed by Hiroyuki Sawano. The track itself was played during a crucial moment in Episode 87. 


    The music video features footage from The Final Season Part 2, which aired from January to April.


    ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn<TFSv> – Attack on Titan The Final Season OST (Official Music Video)

    The soundtrack will include 15 tracks including Ashes on the Fire -PTV- and Footsteps of Doom. Fans of the series won’t want to miss picking it up, and it will also be available to stream on all major streaming services this week.


    The final episodes of Attack on Titan The Final Season will air on NHK General in 2023.

    ©諫山創・講談社/「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会


  • Sanrio to Create Original Character Inspired by Boy Band JO1

    19.June.2022 | FASHION

    Sanrio and LAPONE Entertainment have teamed up to launch the JO1 x Sanrio Character Development Project to create a new character inspired by the globally popular boy band JO1.



    The new project combines JO1’s creativity with Sanrio’s beloved branding to create a character embodying the member’s strengths. JO1 announced the project during the 2022 SANRIO FES at Pacifico Yokohama North on June 12. A teaser has also been posted on the official JO1 YouTube channel. A special program will closely follow the project and new episodes will be posted on YouTube in the future, so be sure to watch!


    Teaser Video

    JO1’s marketing department has been tasked with making the group’s fans feel even closer, and the new character will be a kind of ‘alter ego’ of JO1. It’s unclear what kind of character we’ll see at the end of this, but fans are excited to find out!



  • Fanfare of Adolescence Collaboration Cafe to Open in Ikebukuro

    16.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Animate Cafe, known for collaborating with a number of popular anime and game series, will be offering menu items and goods inspired by the new series Fanfare of Adolescence at DECOTTO by Animate Cafe from May 18 until June 13, 2022.




    Wafer Cakes are available in eight different designs, each featuring a different character!


    For an additional ¥800, guests can buy a CoLotta with the same pattern as a DECOTTO COOKIE.


    Acrylic Stand

    Shopping Bag

    Square Pins

    CoLotta Acrylic Plate Keychains


    At the collaboration cafe, guests can enjoy donuts inspired by popular characters and original merchandise only available on site. These goods feature original illustrations, so don’t miss out!

    (C) Fanfare Anime Project

  • ‘AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline’ Ending Theme to be Performed by Natumi., Produced by Hiroyuki Sawano

    20.April.2022 | MUSIC

    The mysterious singer Natumi., known for her incredibly powerful voice, will make her CD debut on June 1, 2022, with music produced by Hiroyuki Sawano. 


    The singer’s debut song pARTs has also been chosen as the ending theme for the second season of SUNRISE BEYOND’s first original anime series ‘AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline,’ which began airing on April 12, 2022. To mark the start of the broadcast, the track is now available to stream and the music video has been released!


    pARTs Music Video:



    Natumi. Comment

    Nice to meet everyone! I’m Natumi, and I’ve been put in charge of the ending theme for the second season of ‘AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline,’ which began airing on April 11. 

    Of course, the series is filled with intense battle scenes, but you also get to see the capacity of human beings to be kind. The dialogue between the characters is incredible as well.

    I became completely obsessed with season one after being drawn in by the show’s unique worldview.

    I’ve loved anime since I was a child, and I’m so thrilled to be able to sing the ending theme for this awesome series. Hiroyuki Sawano, someone I adore and look up to so much, produced the song!

    I hope tons of people will listen to pARTs because it turned into a truly magnificent and powerful song. Please continue to support both the series and myself as well!


    Hiroyuki Sawano Comment

    I was given the opportunity to produce Natumi.’s debut song. 

    Her incredibly powerful and penetrating voice and the way she approaches her music have helped me to expand my own sound in new ways. This process also became a place where we could imagine how her career is going to progress and how she will evolve as a vocalist going forward. I’m looking forward to seeing how the finished track will impact those watching ‘AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline.’


  • More Cast, Details Announced for Upcoming Fanfare of Adolescence Anime Series

    02.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    New details have emerged about Fanfare of Adolescence, an upcoming anime series following young boys aiming to become horse jockeys. Masako Katsumi will play Naoko Saionji, the main character’s foster parent, while Daisuke Namikawa will play Yoshihisa Kuji, a jockey who meets Yu at a local racetrack.


    Additional new information will be presented during an upcoming YouTube livestream on March 6 on the official Aniplex channel. The opening theme, performed by popular boy band J01, and the ending theme by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] with J01 members Junki Kono and Sho Yonashiro will be previewed for the first time during the broadcast, so don’t miss it!


    Additional Characters

    Naoko Saionji (Masako Katsuki)
    The president of the company Yu Arimura was signed to when he was an idol.
    She has acted Yu’s foster parent.


    Yoshihisa Kuji (Daisuke Namikawa)
    A graduate of a horse racing school and an active jockey.
    He meets Yu by chance at a racetrack.

    ©Fanfare Anime Project

  • Composer Hiroyuki Sawano to Release Solo Piano Album, Announces Concert in March 2022

    09.January.2022 | MUSIC

    Composer Hiroyuki Sawano has created a number of classic pieces for anime, drama series, and films, including Attack on Titan, Promare, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway. Last year, Sawano released a video on YouTube set to the score of Attack on Titan, pulling in thousands of comments from around the world. With over 1.3 million subscribers to their channel on the Chinese video-sharing site bilibili, Sawano also performed solo at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai in 2019. 


    Hiroyuki Sawano has just released his first solo piano album ‘scene,’ including 19 songs from his famous works.  


    Limited First Edition (CD+BD): ¥4,290 (Tax Included) 

    Standard Edition (CD): ¥2,640 (Tax Included) 


    The artist will also hold a live concert on March 13, 2022, featuring a number of guest vocalists including Jean-Ken Johnny, ReoNa, mizuki, mpi, Benjamin, Laco, and SennaRin. Those in Sawano’s official fan club can currently snag advanced tickets, so don’t miss out!

  • JO1 EXHIBITION in Gallery AaMo at Tokyo Dome City Offering New Menu, Merchandise

    23.December.2021 | MUSIC / SPOT

    Gallery AaMo, located inside Tokyo Dome City, will hold a JO1 Exhibition from December 25, 2021, until January 25, 2022. The event will look back on the history of the globally-popular boy band from its formation to the present day, with a number of photos and costumes on display. Some new menu items have been added to four restaurants within Tokyo Dome City to celebrate!

    Shion Tsurubo’s Salad-filled Cheese Dog

    Issei Mamehara’s Salsa Dog

    Sho Yonashiro’s Avocado Dog

    Shosei Ohira’s Omurice Plate / Pineapple Orange Soda

    Takumi Kawanishi’s Hamburger Plate / Strawberry Milk

    Junki Kono’s Carbonara Plate / Blue Lemon Soda

    Syoya Kimata’s Tantanmen

    Sukai Kinjo’s Black Gyoza

    Ruki Shiroiwa’s White Gyoza

    JO1 Crepe


    Limited-Time Merchandise

    Official Exhibition Pamphlet: ¥1,500 (Tax Included)

    Pin (11 varieties, random): ¥500 (Tax Included)

    Candy: ¥1,200 (Tax Included) 

    Acrylic Stand (11 varieties, random): ¥1,000 (Tax Included)

    Jigsaw Puzzle: ¥3,000 (Tax Included)

    Admission Bonus: 1 Mini-Poster (A3-size, 2 types)

    *Only available between January 1, 2022 – January 7, 2022

    Along with the exhibition, menu items, and merchandise, a collaboration between JO1 and the Tokyo Dome City Winter Illuminations is now underway. The music for the main tree will be changed to Bokura no Kisetsu from JO1’s latest single ‘WANDERING,’ which was just released. 


    Those ordering JO1-inspired menu items from participating stores will receive a random coaster for each dish!


    Guests visiting the exhibition from January 1 to January 7 will receive one of two mini-posters of their choice.



  • Key Visual for Massive JO1 Exhibition at Gallery AaMo Unveiled

    02.November.2021 | MUSIC / SPOT

    Japanese boy band JO1 is celebrating two years with the release of their 5th single Wandering on December 15, 2021. The group is also getting their biggest exhibition yet, being held at Tokyo Dome City Gallery AaMo from December 25, 2021, until January 25, 2021! The key visual for the event has just been released and shows the theme for the exhibition. With a puzzle motif, the theme is ‘Unfinished,’ expressing that the boys are still working hard to become the best performers they can be. 



    The eleven members of the group were chosen from 6,000 applicants during 2019’s PRODUCE 101 JAPAN program. The members include Issei Mamehara, Junki Kono, Keigo Sato, Ren Kawashiri, Ruki Shiroiwa, Shion Tsurubo, Sho Yonashiro, Shosei Ohira, Sukai Kinjo, Shoya Kimata, and Takumi Kawanishi. 


    Never-before-seen images and videos will be shown at the event, and more images are scheduled to be released towards the end of November. General ticket sales start on November 5.


  • JO1 Exhibition in Gallery AaMo Announced, Tickets on Sale

    01.November.2021 | MUSIC / SPOT

    Japanese boy band JO1, formed through the reality competition show Produce 101, will be holding their largest-ever exhibition starting Christmas Day! The group is celebrating its second anniversary with the release of their fifth single WANDERING on December 15, and with the ‘JO1 Exhibition in Gallery AaMo’ in Tokyo Dome City for an entire month. 


    The eleven members of the group were selected from around 6,000 applicants in December 2019. They include Issei Mamehara, Junki Kono, Keigo Sato, Ren Kawashiri, Ruki Shiroiwa, Shion Tsurubo, Sho Yonashiro, Shosei Ohira, Sukai Kinjo, Shoya Kimata, and Takumi Kawanishi. 


    The work featured in the exhibition will be unique and new, called ‘artistic JO1’ by the members. Videos and rare images of the group will be displayed throughout the space, and the ticket lottery has already begun! If you’ll be in the Tokyo area, be sure to snag tickets, and keep an eye out for more news on the exhibit including the key visual. 


  • JO1 Giving Away Signed Poster to Celebrate 4th Single Release

    22.August.2021 | MUSIC

    Music streaming service LINE MUSIC is currently holding a special event to give away an autographed poster from the popular boy band JO1. The app is available on both iPhone and Android, and this event is only opened to paid users. 




    LINE MUSIC has a library of over 81 million songs, both Japanese and western, from countless genres. In addition, the service also plans original events and gift campaigns regularly for paying users, aiming to bring artists and fans closer together. 


    During the campaign, 22 people who have listened to the song REAL from JO1’s new single STRANGER a number of times will receive a poster randomly signed by a JO1 member. LINE Talk background images will be gifted to everyone who participates in the campaign. 


    To participate, simply navigate to ‘Today’s Recommendations’ on the main screen of the LINE MUSIC app, and tap ‘join campaign.’ Be sure to add the official LINE MUSIC account as a friend!


    Fans, don’t miss out on this rare chance!


  • JO1 Appears in Nike Air Max Infinity 2’s New Commercial

    23.March.2021 | FASHION

    ABC Mart has released a new commercial for Nike’s Air Max Infinity 2 Trainers which stars Japanese boy group JO1 and features their song Born To Be Wild taken from their third single CHALLENGER.

    Nike Air Max Infinity 2 | ¥11,000 (Tax Included)

    Colours: 100WHT / WHT・001 BLK / WHT・002 BLK / BLK・004 BLK / WHT・100 WHT / BLK・003 BLK / RACBLU・100 WHT / BLK・100 WHT / INDBST


    The Nike Air Max Infinity 2 Trainers feature a futuristic look encompassed by accentuated heels and mixed-material uppers, delivering a textured and fashionable experience that wearers can enjoy all day everyday.


    Those who purchase the trainers at ABC Mart, both in-store and via their online shop in Japan, will receive an original JO1 shoehorn.