Official HiGE DANdism to Release Newest EP ‘Mixed Nuts’ in June
Official HiGE DANdism will release the Mixed Nuts EP on June 22, 2022. The album will include a total of four songs, including Mixed Nuts, the opening theme for the current anime series SPY x FAMILY, and Anarchy, the theme song for the film The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Hero.
The CD+Blu-ray/CD+DVD versions will include nine songs from the Official HiGE DANdism Road to One-Man Tour 2021-2022 held on June 21 at Pia Arena MM in Kanagawa, the band’s first concert in over a year. Depending on where you buy the album, you’ll receive a special bonus, so check out the album’s special site for more details.
The group has also recently concluded their 2021-2022 -Editorial- Tour which began in September 2021 on April 17 in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. The tour saw a total of 48 performances and 300,000 spectators.
To celebrate the conclusion of the tour, the band will stream the Saitama Super Arena concert held in March! The stream will begin at 20:00 on May 1 and tickets are on sale now, so check the band’s official website for more details.
Mixed Nuts EP
Release Date: June 22, 2022
CD+Blu-ray/CD+DVD Version: ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Standard Edition (CD Only): ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Mixed Nuts Special Site: https://mixednuts.ponycanyon.co.jp
Official HiGE DANdism One-Man Tour 2021-2022 -Editorial- at Saitama Super Arena – Online Show
Date: May 1, 20:00
*Archive available until May 8, 23:59
Special Site: https://event.higedan.com/feature/at20_tour2122
Official HiGE DANdism Official Site: http://higedan.com/
Official Hige Dandism Releases Music Video for Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc Opening Theme ‘White Noise’
Rock band Official Hige Dandism has released a music video for their song White Noise on YouTube.
White Noise serves as the opening theme song for Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc which began airing on January 7. The band also performed the previous opening song Cry Baby.
Official Hige Dandism – White Noise [Official Video]
Official Hige Dandism – White Noise
The Official Hige Dandism SHOCKING NUTS TOUR is currently underway, with the band performing in halls throughout Japan. For details on each venue and how to purchase tickets, visit the band’s official website!
Universal Cool Japan 2023 Announces SPYxFAMILY Collaboration
SPYxFAMILY continues to take the world by storm. In 2023, fans will be able to test their skills as part of the Forger family at Universal Studios Japan! From February 17 until July 2, the SPYxFAMILY Secret Mission will be underway at the Osaka location. Guests will need to decipher a mysterious code to take part in an immersive experience with the popular characters.
SPYxFAMILY is the fastest-selling comic in the history of Shonen Jump. It ranked in the top spot in the animation category of the Yahoo! Search Awards 2022, pulling in audiences with its blend of hard-hitting action and sweet family comedy.
This special attraction is the first-ever interactive experience inspired by the series. Guests can enjoy two separate instances: a puzzle-solving rally taking place at different locations around the park, and a live show that only those completing the rally can enjoy. During the rally, guests will act as rookie WISE agents as they decipher mysterious codes around the park. Of course, fans can expect to see Loid, Yor, and Anya while on their mission!
※1 The first-ever puzzle-solving rally & live show in the history of the series!
※2 Shonen Jump+, which began publishing the series in 2014, has announced that for the first time in its history, the total number of copies sold, including digital copies, has exceeded 10 million as of the release of the seventh volume.
※3 SPYxFAMILY won first place in the animation category of the Yahoo! Search Awards 2022, seeing a sharp increase from the previous year.
SPY x FAMILY Secret Mission – Attraction Details
The SPYxFAMILY Secret Mission will allow fans of the hit series to step into the shoes of a WISE agent as they seek to unravel a mystery at Universal Studios Japan!
Guests will take on a top-secret mission with the Forger family as a new WISE agent connected to Operation Strix. Using their wits, they must decipher a series of codes hidden around the park. Successful spies will be granted a top-priority mission from Loid to participate in a live show featuring all three members of the beloved family.
Come enjoy the world of SPYxFAMILY at Universal Studios Japan in 2023!
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Universal Cool Japan – SPY x FAMILY Secret Mission
Running: February 17 – July 2, 2023
Venue: Universal Studios Japan, Park-wide
Official Site: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/ja/jp
Spy x Family Filters Appear on RootMe Purikura Machines for a Limited Time
RootMe purikura machines around Japan have revealed some limited edition Spy x Family themes for a limited time! These will be available until March 5, 2023.
Spy x Family has become a worldwide phenomenon, with the original manga series by Tatsuya Endo has sold over 27 million copies. Twilight, a world-class spy, is forced to act like a family man in order to complete a difficult mission. The family comedy has struck a chord with audiences everywhere, and the first season of the anime adaptation aired in April, returning in October for a second season.
Forger Family Set
Anya and Friends Set
Anya Expressions Set
Anya’s Famous Scenes Set
Four themed decorative frames are available at most RootMe machines nationwide. These designs range from the Forger family to Anya’s adorable facial expressions, to famous scenes from the series.
These designs can, of course, be printed at the machines, and the photographs can also be downloaded to your smartphone. Fans won’t want to miss this!
*To use the filters, users must register (for free).
Spy x Family x RootMe Purikura Machines
Available: December 2, 2022 – March 5, 2023
Applicable Machines: RootMe
RootMe Machines in Amusement centers nationwide
List of Machines: http://pictlink.com/s/xZdusaaN
*Some stores may not offer this mode.
Details: https://sp.pictlink.com/sp/puri_news#/10979 *View on smartphone for best experience
Official Hige Dandism Releases Behind the Scenes Video for Subtitle Music Video
05.December.2022 | MUSIC
Popular Japanese band Official Hige Dandism has released behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of their music video for Subtitle, the theme song for the Japanese drama series silent. The video includes in-depth interviews with the band members!
Subtitle – Official Hige Dandism Music Video (Behind the Scenes)
Subtitle was written as the theme song for silent, a drama series currently airing on Fuji TV.
Currently, Subtitle has surpassed 100 million views and has topped the Billboard JAPAN Streaming Songs chart for six consecutive weeks since its release on November 30.
Official Hige Dandism will appear at the 2022 FNS Song Festival on December 7 and 14, as well as CDTV Live! Live! 4-Hour Christmas SP on TBS on December 19 and the 73rd Annual Kouhaku Uta Gassen on New Year’s Eve.
The band is currently in the middle of their SHOCKING NUTS TOUR. More details about tickets can be found on the group’s official website.
Official Hige Dandism
Official Site: http://higedan.com/
CA4LA Opens Second Preorders for SPY x FAMILY Hat Inspired by Anya
Given the incredible popularity of the recent collaboration between the SPY x FAMILY anime series and the famous Japanese hat brand CA4LA, a re-release of a certain item has been announced! Preorders for Anya’s beret are now open and will run until November 15, 2022.
Anya Ver. Beret
Anya is a beloved character from the SPY x FAMILY series, and this beret is based on her Eden Academy uniform. It is available in both child and adult sizes, and the lining features the Eden Academy emblem and CA4LA logo, as well as Anya’s name.
Orders can be placed through the ShoProMall Selection website. As this product is made-to-order, once a certain number of orders are placed, preorders will close.
SPY x FAMILY and CA4LA Collaboration Beret (Anya Ver.)
Preorders Open: October 17 – November 15, 2022
Price: ¥18,700 (Tax Included)
Details/Buy: ShoProMall Selection (https://mall.shopro.co.jp/c/selection)
Official HIGE DANdism Releases New Song ‘Subtitle,’ Theme Song for Drama Series ‘silent’
14.October.2022 | MUSIC
Official HiGE DANdism released the new song Subtitle on streaming services on October 12, 2022.
Subtitle was chosen as the theme song for the Fuji TV Thursday drama silent. The series follows Tsumugi Aoba, a high schooler who falls in love with fellow student So Sakura. The two love music, and while life pulls them apart, they meet again eight years later at a CD shop. As happy as they are, Tsumugi realizes that So has nearly lost his hearing.
The first episode aired on October 6 and trended at the top spot on Twitter worldwide. Following this, people streamed the episode 1.6 million times, and many are calling it the hottest drama of the season. The show set a record on FOD, TVer, and GYAO as the Fuji TV show with the most views in the shortest amount of time. The official audio for the show’s theme is also available on YouTube.
Along with providing the theme for the drama series, Official HiGE DANdism has also been tasked with producing the music for the junior high school team at the 90th NHK All-Japan School Choir Competition. The theme this year is ‘map,’ and the group expressed thanks for being chosen to participate in the festivities in such a major way. “I hope everyone looks forward to the song that we create,” the group commented.
On October 5, the group released ‘one-man tour 2021-2022 -Editorial- @SAITAMA SUPER ARENA’ on Blu-ray, DVD, and CD. Additionally, the Official HiGE DANdism SHOCKING NUTS TOUR is currently underway, visiting 9 cities throughout Japan for a total of 20 shows.
Popular Ice Cream Sandwich Gets Spy x Family Makeover with New Illustrations and Campaign
Starting October 10, the popular ice cream sandwich Biscuit Sandwich will begin a collaboration with the popular anime and manga series Spy x Family. The second season began on October 1.
The collaboration will introduce limited-edition packaging in three styles featuring close-ups of the three main characters–Loid, Yor, and Anya. Two of the designs were newly drawn for this collaboration.
While the main characters are featured on the front, the back shows Franky, Becky, and Henry Henderson. Customers will also want to search for a hidden Anya somewhere on the packaging.
Along with this special packaging, three different campaigns will be underway featuring an original QUO card, a USB featuring original voice recordings, and a cooler bag shaped like the penguin that appears in the series. For those snagging the USB, you’ll be able to hear Anya begging for ice cream and some other cute lines. This USB will be delivered in a case made to look like an ice cream sandwich, and fans won’t want to miss out on their chance to add it to their collection!
Biscuit Sandwich + Spy x Family Collaboration Packaging/Campaign
Available: October 10, 2022
Special Campaign Website: https://www.morinaga.co.jp/ice/bissan/spyfamily/
BUMP OF CHICKEN Releases Music Video for SOUVENIR, the Second Opening for Anime Series Spy x Family
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
SPY×FAMILY Reveals Second Cour Opening Theme by BUMP OF CHICKEN
BUMP OF CHICKEN’s new song SOUVENIR has been chosen as the opening song for the second cour of the SPY×FAMILY anime series! New episodes will begin airing on TV Tokyo and other stations starting October 1.
Tatsuya Endo’s original manga has been serialized in Shonen Jump+ since March 2019 and has won a number of awards, selling over 25 million copies to date. The highly-anticipated second cour of the anime series is only weeks away!
SPY×FAMILY Cour 2 Trailer
The new trailer features the song SOUVENIR by the popular rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN, which will serve as the opening theme. A terrorist plot is about to begin in an attempt to end the war between east and west, and to prevent this, Loid, Sylvia, and other WISE agents are busy tracking down the bad guys. The trailer is packed with both hilarious and series moments, and fans of the characters are in for a treat when the show returns next month.
The song SOUVENIR will begin streaming on September 29. The jacket design for the release was created by VERDY, who has been working with the band for years. Please keep an eye and an ear out for this welcome addition to the SPYxFAMILY world!
RecoChoku Announces Winners for Best Music of August 2022
13.September.2022 | MUSIC
Japanese music streaming site RecoChoku has announced the top song and album rankings for August 2022!
Unsurprisingly, Ado tops both the single and album charts with her new tracks from the movie ONE PIECE FILM RED. The singer provided the singing voice of Uta, a main character in the film which was released nationwide on August 6, 2022.
New Genesis, the theme from ONE PIECE FILM RED, was released ahead of the movie’s release on June 8, 2022. It ranked 4th in the monthly rankings for June and July, and following the film’s release in August, it shot to the top of the charts for four consecutive weeks, continuing to hold the #1 spot.
Ado also took first place in August’s album ranking with her collection of songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED. Released on August 19, 2022, the album features a number of tracks made for the film, with seven different artists helping to produce these now legendary songs.
For the daily ranking on August 11, the top seven singles were all from this one album. Starting at the top spot, the songs included were: New Genesis, Where the Wind Blows, Tot Musica, The World’s Continuation, Binks’ Sake, I’m Invincible, and Fleeting Lullaby.
In the album ranking, it was number one in the weekly ranking for three consecutive weeks since its release on August 17 and continued its momentum to take the top position in the monthly ranking for the month of August.
Ado had her first top single ranking in February 2021 with Usseewa, and her first #1 album in January and February 2022 with Kyogen.
If you haven’t listened to the singer’s collection of songs from the most recent ONE PIECE film, you’re missing out!
RecoChoku Monthly Music Award – August 2022 (Announced September 1, 2022)
1st Place: New Genesis (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) – Ado (Released June 8, 2022)
2nd Place: Start Over – THE BEAT GARDEN
3rd Place: Ame Sansan – King Gnu
4th Place: Where the Wild Blows – Ado
5th Place: Mixed Nuts – Official HiGE DANdism
1st Place: Uta’s Songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED – Ado (Released August 10, 2022)
2nd Place: M – INI
3rd Place: BE:1 – BE:FIRST
4th Place: Falling into your eyes Record – Aimyon
5th Place: Suki Toiunowa Rock Daze! (Special Edition) – Nogizaka46
Official Site: https://recochoku.jp
ONE OK ROCK Collaborates with Official Hige Dandism’s Satoshi Fujihara on New Album
30.August.2022 | MUSIC
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has become massively popular worldwide in recent years. On September 9, 2022, the group will release its new album Luxury Disease, and fans will be excited to know that Satoshi Fujihara from Official Hige Dandism will appear on the track Gravity in an incredible collaboration.
Satoshi Fujihara has gone on record to cite Taka as the person who inspired him to become a vocalist. Since then, Taka has appeared as a guest on Official Hige Dandism’s radio show and Fujiwara appeared as a guest at ONE OK ROCK’s live performance at ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022, bringing the two artists even closer together. This collaboration was a long time coming, and Gravity feat. Satoshi Fujihara will only be included on the Japanese edition of the album. Ahead of the song’s release, a portion of it has been unveiled on ONE OK ROCK’s social media accounts, so be sure to check it out!
With the album only a few weeks away, the countdown has begun! Will you be listening?
CA4LA Releases SPY x FAMILY Hats Inspired by Loid and Anya
Hat brand CA4LA is taking preorders for two unique hats inspired by Loid and Anya Forger from the popular series SPYxFAMILY! Whether you want Loid’s Trilby or Anya’s Beret, be sure to place your orders before July 27, 2022.
Loid Ver. Trilby
Antique Silver Pin with Organization Motif
Lining with Loid Forger Embroidery
Adjustable Size using Velcro
Anya Ver. Beret
A Stella Star Pin, Merits at Eden Academy
Original Lining with the Eden Academy and CA4LA Logos
Adjustable Size using Velcro
Loid Forger is an undercover spy who acts under the codename Twilight. The hat he often wears in the series has been perfectly reproduced by CA4LA, with a slick design featuring an antique silver pin with the logo of his organization and his name stitched inside the lining.
Anya’s adorable beret is based on her Eden Academy uniform. This hand-stitched hat is available in either child or adult sizes! The Stella Star pin, considered a merit at Eden Academy, accents the side of the hat. The inner lining features a unique pattern perfect for fans!
Enjoy being fashionable while also showing off your love for SPYxFAMILY!
SPYxFAMILY x CA4LA
Preorders Open: June 22 – July 27, 2022
*Items must be reserved.
*Each product is made to order. Products are available while supplies last.
Expected Delivery Date: Early December 2022 or after
*The estimated delivery date may change.
Where to Buy: ShoProMall Selection: https://mall.shopro.co.jp/c/selection
Official Site: https://www.shopro.co.jp/