CrosSing Cover Song Project Announces Season 2 Featuring Ayana Taketatsu, Masayoshi Oishi

10.June.2022 | MUSIC

In March 2022, the cover song project CrosSing was launched. Amassing instant popularity, tracks featured as part of the project have pulled in millions of views. In addition to popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, and Akari Kito, the project also included towana, vocalist of popular ani-song unit fhána. 


The cast of the second season of the project has been unveiled. Along with popular voice actors Ayana Taketatsu, Aguri Onishi, and Yu Hayashi, stage actor Ryotaro Akazawa and VTuber Leona Shishigami will also try singing their hearts out!


2nd Season Introduction

All of the songs featured in the project are tracks that personally mean something to the cast. Fans are invited to Tweet their predictions about which songs each cast member will sing with the hashtag #CrosSing! Subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow CrosSing on Twitter and TikTok to find out more information.


  • RADWIMPS Track ‘Futarigoto’ Covered by Ryotaro Akazawa for CrosSing Cover Project

    17.June.2022 | MUSIC

    In March 2022, the cover song project CrosSing was launched. Amassing instant popularity, tracks featured as part of the project have pulled in millions of views, and includes covers by popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, Akari Kito, and towana, the vocalist of popular ani-song unit fhána. 


    On June 15, Ryotaro Akazawa appeared to perform his rendition of the popular RADWIMPS song Futarigoto. The actor called the song one of his most memorable, noting that it was one of the themes of his youth. Below, you can see the actor singing his heart out!


    Futarigoto – Ryotaro Akazawa (Recording)


    An interview with Ryotaro Akazawa in which the actor discusses his thoughts on the song will be released on June 17 at 20:00.


    CrosSing has also announced two special campaigns! The first is a follow and Retweet campaign: two people following the official CrosSing Twitter and TikTok who retweet the appropriate Tweet will win autographs. A LINE MUSIC Playback campaign is also underway, and those playing the song over 300 times in the first two weeks will receive a special autographed image. See the CrosSing Twitter page for more details.


    With the start of the second season, CrosSing is leveling up! Tune in to see who will be performing next.

  • Masayoshi Oishi and Yukari Tamura to Perform Theme Song for Love After World Domination Anime Series

    21.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Masayoshi Oishi has been chosen to perform the theme song for the upcoming anime series Love After World Domination, scheduled to premiere in April 2022. The new track is a duet with popular voice actress Yukari Tamura, and a preview of the track can be heard in the newest trailer. 


    Based on the manga series written by Hiroshi Noda and illustrated by Takahiro Wakamatsu, the show tells the story of a hero and villain pursuing a forbidden love.


    Love After World Domination Trailer


    Masayoshi Oishi has also announced a three-stop concert tour! The artist will perform at Zepp Namba on May 6, at Zepp Nagoya on June 9, and at KT Zepp Yokohama on June 17. Ticket details will be announced on the official website at a later date. This will be the first solo concert for the artist in about eight months. 


    Comment from Masayoshi Oishi

    “From the beginning, I wanted to make the opening song a male/female duet track, and I was so thrilled to work with Yukari Tamura! Thanks to her, it became an incredibly emotional song. I hope everyone enjoys the series as much as I enjoyed creating the theme.”


    Comment from Yukari Tamura

    “Masayoshi Oishi invited me to perform a duet with him! I was so nervous about recording as a guest vocalist in this major track rather than performing a character song, but I ended up really enjoying it! I hope this becomes a famous duet song, please enjoy it!”



  • TV Anime SSSS.DYNAZENON and Dragon Goes House-Hunting OP Themes Performed by Masayoshi Ōishi

    07.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Masayoshi Ōishi announced via his live stream concert “Sekai ga Kimi o Hitsuyou to Suru Toki ga Kitan da” on Tuesday (January 5) that he will perform the opening themes for the two anime series SSSS.DYNAZENON and Dragon Goes House-Hunting.

    The SSSS.DYNAZENON opening theme is entitled Imperfect and will be released as Masayoshi Ōishi’s 6th single while the Dragon Goes House-Hunting opening theme Roleplaying will be released as his 7th. Both singles will release simultaneously in Japan on April 21, 2021.

    Dragon Goes House-Hunting is a fantasy manga series written by Kawo Tanuki and illustrated by Choco Aya. SSSS.DYNAZENON is as a continuation of SSSS.GRIDMAN. and is being co-made by Studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions.


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  • Masayoshi Ōishi to Perform New Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer Zetsubō no Yoake Anime Film’s Main Theme

    28.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Masayoshi Ōishi’s new song Eiyū no Uta (“Song of Heroes”) will be used as the opening theme for the upcoming anime film Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer Zetsubō no Yoake which is set to premiere this June. The film will be the third in the Monster Strike anime film series.


    Masayoshi Ōishi has written and performed song for numerous anime series, including Kemono Friends and SSSS.GRIDMAN. His new song, Eiyū no Uta, will form one half of his upcoming double A-side single alongside the track Sekai ga Kimi wo Hitsuyo to Suru Toki ga Kitanda, which will release on May 20, 2020. First Press copies of the single are coupled with a Blu-ray which features the music video for Sekai ga Kimi wo Hitsuyo to Suru Toki ga Kitanda as well as Ōishi’s performance of Gakuten Toshi held at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on July 11 last year.


    Masayoshi Ōishi is in charge of the theme song for Animelo Summer Live 2020ーhappening from August 28-30 this yearーthe world’s biggest anime song event which sees over 80,000 attendees over its 3-day period each year. He will also perform solo at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA on May 21, 2020.


    Masayoshi Ōishi | Comment

    “I’ve been tasked with the main theme song for the [new] Monster Strike movie! A lot of monster heroes make an appearance in this one. I called the song ‘Eiyū no Uta’ [Song of Heroes], and I hope it uplifts all of you as well as all of the monster heroes we’re all so familiar with! Look forward to the film’s release!”

  • Anisong Singer Masayoshi Releases Cop Craft and Monster Strike Anime Theme Songs

    22.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Anisong singer Masayoshi Oishi released his new CD single called Paradise City (Rakuen Toshi) on August 21.

    The single consists of two songs: Paradise City, which is the opening theme song for Cop Craft, and Hero, which is the opening theme song for anime Monster Strike: Noah Hakobune no Kyūseishu, which is currently being broadcast every Saturday from 7pm on YouTube.

    In addition, the single will also include the song “Departure”, which is featured in Monster Strike. Masayoshi will be commemorating the release of his single with two live performances which are free to attend: One at Abeno Q’s Mall, Osaka on August 24 and another at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, Tokyo on August 25. The CD single will be available to purchase at both events. Those who purchase one will be in for a treat as they will receive a signed poster directly from the hands of the singer himself. 


    A statement from Oishi Masayoshi

    My new song Paradise City is the opening theme song for the anime Cop Craft. It is a latin jazz-style song with a touch of nostalgia from the Showa Era. This song truly is a winner. Please have a listen!

  • TV Anime Cop Craft Opening Theme ‘Rakuen Toshi’ to be Performed by Masayoshi Ōishi

    02.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been revealed that anime song singer Masayoshi Ōishi will release his new single Rakuen Toshi on CD on August 21, 2019.


    The title track will be used for the opening theme of the opening TV anime series Cop Craft which is set to premiere on TOKYO MX this July. The CD also includes the song Hero which will be used for the new season of Monster Strike the Animation.

    Cop Craft is an adaptation of Japanese light novel series Cop Craft: Dragnet Mirage Reloaded written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Range Murata. Six volumes have been published by Gagaga Bunko with over 200,000 copies sold. The anime is being directed by Shin Itagaki and adapted by Millepensee.

    Monster Strike the Animation was first released on YouTube on October 10, 2015. This omnibus-style series follows the stories of multiple characters that feature in the mobile game Monster Strike.


    Fans who purchase Rakuen Toshi on CD at select stores will receive various bonus items. Full list below.


    Masayoshi Ōishi will release his new album Kariuta II on June 26. His will embark on a tour on July 6 to promote its release.


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  • OxT Release Ace of Diamond Act II’s Ending Theme ‘Golden After School’

    18.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    OxT is a Japanese music group consisting of vocalist Masayoshi Ōishi and guitarist and composer Tomohiro Ōshima (Tom-H@ck). Their music has featured in several anime series including SSSS.GRIDMAN for which their song UNION was used as the opening theme. The song peaked on Oricon’s Weekly Digital Charts at No. 2.


    Their song Golden After School is currently used as the ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Ace of Diamond Act II. The song just hit shelves on April 17 and both members released statements surrounding the record.

    Masayoshi Ōishi said: “We wrote a song for the new chapter of Seidou High! It would be great if this song continues that golden age the 3rd year students left behind, the age that ties together their story which took place after school. We wrote it with care and consideration, so I hope people enjoy it!”


    Tom-H@ck commented: “Our latest single… Golden After School…! This is a famous song which has a nostalgic vibe to it. The melody and lyrics both elicit a sense of nostalgia from somewhere. Please be sure to check out the music video too, me and my pal Ōishi went on a driving date!”

    First press copies of the CD include application cards to receive priority tickets to an official event for the anime series taking place at Science Hall on May 18. Appearing at the event will be Ryōta Ōsaka (who voices Eijun Sawamura), Shintarō Asanuma (Yōichi Kuramochi), Wataru Hatano (Tōru Masuko), and OxT.


    Masayoshi Ōishi has also announced a new solo album entitled Kariuta II which will be released on June 26, 2019. He will head on a solo tour to promote the album later this year. Pre-sale tickets will go live via his fan club on April 22 at 23:59 (JST).

    The cover jacket for Masayoshi Ōishi’s live DVD Masayoshi Ōishi no Hikikatari Lab ~10th Anniversary “One Man” Show~ has also been unveiled. It will be released on May 8.

  • TV Anime Grimms Notes The Animation OP Theme to be Performed by Ayana Taketatsu

    08.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    It has been announced that Japanese voice actress Ayana Taketatsu’s 11th single Innocent Notes which is set for release on February 6, 2019 will be used as the opening theme for the upcoming anime series Grimms Notes The Animation which will begin airing in January next year.

    The single will be released in a limited edition and anime edition. The DVD included with the first press limited edition features a music video for the title track along with the making-of. The anime edition features an exclusive anime CD cover.

    Comment: Ayana Taketatsu
    “I am overjoyed to have the chance to sing the opening theme song for the TV anime series ‘Grimms Notes The Animation’! ‘Innocent Notes’ is a fast-paced track that reflects the anime itself and an exciting melody. The song doesn’t talk about following the story before you but instead says to make your own story. I’m looking forward with everyone else to watching the series!