‘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



  • 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

  • ‘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!

  • 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.


  • MAN WITH A MISSION Announces Two Consecutive New Albums

    11.October.2021 | MUSIC

    After three and half years, rock band MAN WITH A MISSION is back! The group’s new album, Break and Cross the Walls I, is set to release on November 24, 2021. 


    This will be the band’s sixth original album and is the first album since Chasing the Horizon was released on June 6, 2018. Fans have been anticipating a new drop from the group, and this ambitious work, conceived originally as a two-disc set, won’t disappoint. Instead of waiting until all tracks were complete, MAN WITH A MISSION has decided to release two consecutive albums instead. In an interview, the band stated that with people still suffering the effects of the pandemic, it was vital to provide fans with new music to raise their spirits as soon as possible. The second album, Break and Cross the Walls II, is scheduled to release next spring. 


    Break and Cross the Walls I will include 14 songs, including the popular track Merry-Go-Round which serves as the theme song for the anime series My Hero Academia. Fans will also recognize INTO THE DEEP, the theme for the Japanese release of the film Godzilla vs.Kong. Those buying the new album at specific stores will receive special bonus goods while supplies last.  


    MAN WITH A MISSION Presents Merry-Go-Round Tour 2021, the band’s first arena tour in two years, will start on November 30. The first day of the two-day event is titled ‘Day 1: Songs of Innocence,’ and will feature songs released between 2010 and 2013. The second day, ‘Day 2: Songs of Experience,’ will cover songs post-2013. A guest artist will also be performing an opening act, so be sure to stay up-to-date with more tour news to come!

  • Enka Superstar Aki Yashiro Celebrating 50 Years in Showbiz at Shibuya PARCO

    26.September.2021 | MUSIC / SPOT

    Shibuya PARCO is about to be hijacked by Enka singer Aki Yashiro! Celebrating 50 years since her major debut, the singer will transform Union Records Shibuya into Yashiro Records, and the analog version of Aki Yashiro Best Hits 8 will be sold exclusively at this location. The takeover begins September 25, the exact date of her debut. 


    Aki Yashiro Best Hits 8 album jacket


    Poster on the reverse side of booklet & Aki Yashiro Best Hits 8 bonus: Original Bromide (2L-size)

    Limited-edition 2G T-shirt: ¥7,500 (M/L sizes available)

    Aki Kannon Deco-Truck

    Aki Yashiro Best Hits 50

    Aki Yashiro’s Best Hits – New Recordings and New Singles


    The jackets for the analog version of Aki Yashiro Best Hits 8 and the 50th-anniversary Greatest Hits album were created by artist Keiichi Tanaami and photographer team TOKI, with art direction provided by Naohiro Ukawa. A number of limited-edition products featuring the new art will be sold at 2G on the second floor of Shibuya PARCO. 


    Aki Kannon, one of the more famous deco-trucks, will be parked on the first floor Park Avenue side of Shibuya PARCO for a limited time, from September 24-26. 

  • Hololive VTuber Tokino Sora to Release Cover Album in November

    15.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Tokino Sora, the founding member of popular VTuber collective Hololive, will release her third album, ‘Re:Play,’ in November! Celebrating her 4th anniversary on September 7, the virtual idol announced that the album would be filled with unique cover tracks to commemorate her streaming milestone.


    Karaoke covers are incredibly popular on YouTube in Japan, and Tokino Sora commented that this upcoming album was partly inspired by her desire to take on a similar challenge. Though the idol has released a number of original tracks in the past, this album is said to contain a number of different genres unfamiliar to the singer. ‘Re:Play‘ is set to release in November, though an exact date has not been announced. More details will be released in the coming weeks.


    Starting on September 8, five unreleased songs are now available to stream as a 4th anniversary gift to fans. Four tracks are acoustic versions: Kotobakaze, Wonderland, Suki, Naichaisouda and Step and Go!! Originally the secret track in the first edition of Tokino Sora’s album Dreaming!, Seesaw Game is also available.


    Which of these tracks is your favorite?


    Ⓒ 2016 COVER Corp.

  • 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.


    In order to liven up the 10th anniversary, the fans have been asked to vote on which songs should appear on the upcoming album. The voting method and available song details have been released on the official SHOW BY ROCK!! YouTube channel on September 8.


    The details will be announced in the ‘”SHOW BY ROCK!! Fes A Live” Official Live Broadcast 1.5th Anniversary Special Broadcast!’ so keep an eye out! Applicable songs include not just the theme and insert songs, but also the blue-ray bonus tracks and special bonus songs too!


    “SHOW BY ROCK!! Fes A Live” Official Live Broadcast 1.5th Anniversary Special Broadcast!


    The “A New Song♪ Make a Music Video with a Rocker!” project, which is one out of five major new projects, has lead to the production of Mashumairesh!!’ new song ‘TRIGGER LOCK,’ which will be released on CD on September 15 2021.


    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.


    For the second project, the fourth instalment of the ‘SHOW BY ROCK!!’ live musical, titled “SHOW BY ROCK!! -DO-KONJIFINGER” was performed at the Tennozu Galaxy Theatre between August 19 and 29. The show was hugely successful and closed with a curtain call. A Blu-ray edition has been announced, planned to include footage of the energetic cast along with the Chiakiraku Digest, the curtain call, backstage recordings, and a selection of footage from the YouTube show ‘Shobamyu Doko Kitahousoubu.’


    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.


    ©2021 SANRIO CO.,LTD. SHOWBYROCK!!製作委員会M


  • 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.

    Mr.Children – “SOUNDTRACKS”


    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.

  • Following the successful film Your Name, Makoto Shinkai has produced yet another masterpiece called Weathering with You (Tenki no Ko), collaborating yet again with RADWIMPS. RADWIMPS’ released their brand new album called Weathering with You (Tenki no Ko) on July 19. Until now, their song Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai has made quite a few brief appearances in the promotion in the movie including in the movie trailers and has stirred quite a sensation. 

    Today, along with the release of the album, the official music video went public. Each scene of the video has been depicted beautifully. As the weather changes, each scene shifts perfectly in response, portraying the beautiful world of the film flawlessly. The music is filled with the strong and intense yet gentle and kind vibes of RADWIMPS that you absolutely cannot miss. 

    The new album includes a total of 31 songs, consisting of the five main theme songs and the 26 songs that are used as background music in the film. Please check out their emotion-filled album and then see the movie for yourself to see just how RADWIMPS have added colour and emotion to scenes of the film. All songs from the album have been released by major streaming services such as iTunes and Rekchok, so please check it out. 


    There is also a special bonus scheme running to treat those who purchase the new album from a shop. The bonus involves the free giveaway of a CD-sized card with a special design that represents the five main songs from the album. The pattern on the card varies from shop to shop, so please find out more information about this scheme by visiting their official website if you are interested. 


    ©2019 Weathering with You Production Committee

  • Sweet ARMS Release Date A Live Season 3 Opening Theme Music Video

    07.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    “Date A Live” is a popular light novel series published in Japanese manga magazine “Dragon Magazine”. Over 4 million copies have been sold and it has two TV anime and film adaptations. The much-anticipated “Date A Live III” will be broadcasted on Friday 11th January 2019 by TOKYO MX amongst other TV broadcasters.


    Japanese voice actor unit Sweet ARMS were put in charge of the opening theme song for season 3. The short version music video for the opening song “I swear” has been uploaded to YouTube! From the choreography to the music, this music video perfectly reflects the series so please check it out!


    “I swear” MV Short Ver.

    But that is not all – the band’s new releases also include an artist photo and a new single which will be available from Wednesday 30th January. The CD includes “I swear” along with “Kangen Yuwaku Receptor” which was written by band member Iori Nomizu. The first-run limited edition DVD also includes the music video for “I swear” along with a cast interview video!


    This long-awaited anime news will be followed by constant music updates so keep your eyes peeled!

  • TV Anime ‘Date A Live’ Compilation Album Announced for January 2019

    16.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Date A Live is an ongoing light novel series written by Kōshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako. The novels, serialised in Dragon Magazine, have sold over 4 million copies. The series has also spawned two anime adaptations with the long-awaited third entry set to begin airing in January 2019.
    In line with the upcoming third anime series a greatest hits album entitled Erande Date A Live ~Date A Live Best Selection~ has been announced compiling music from across the franchise including all the anime’s opening and ending themes, the song sung by the female character in the movie, and tracks from the game. It will be released on January 9, 2019.


     “Date A Live” – sweet ARMS


    And in line with the release of the album, music videos have been released for the season one opening theme Date A Live and season two opening theme Trust in you, both performed by sweet ARMS and both included on the album. The videos will be up for a limited time only.


    “Trust in you” – sweet ARMS

    It has also been announed that sweets ARMS will perform the third season’s opening theme song I swear. The single will be released on January 30.
    Asami Sanada, the voice actress for Kurumi Tokisaki, will appear on a special live stream for the series by Fantasia Bunko, a light novel label, on November 16, where information on the series is scheduled to be unveiled.