Tokyo Revenger Voice Actor Yu Hayashi Performs King Gnu’s ‘Sakayume’ for CrosSing Cover Song Project

17.July.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 hundreds of millions of views. The project has featured popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, and Akari Kito. 

 

On July 13, voice actor Yu Hayashi took to the stage to perform a cover of King Gnu’s Sakayume.

 

Yu Hayashi is a popular voice actor and singer who is well-known as the voice of Manjiro Sano in Tokyo Revengers and Ino Takuma in Jujutsu Kaisen. He’s also member of the vocal unit SCREEN mode. The song the artist chose to perform, Sakayume, was used as the ending theme for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film. The actor commented that he put all his energy into his singing, as he has special feelings for the work, having performed in the film. The exquisite balance of Hayashi’s powerful vocals and delicate expressions create something that shouldn’t be missed.

 

A special video showing the artist recording the track has been uploaded to YouTube.

 

Sakayume (from CrosSing) – Yu Hayashi (Recording Movie)

Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage has also been posted to the official CrosSing TikTok page. A special interview will be released on July 15 at 20:00. 

 

Two campaigns have also been announced. The first is a follow and retweet campaign, and two lucky winners will receive Yu Hayashi’s autograph! To enter, just follow CrosSing on Twitter and TikTok and retweet the selected tweets. 

 

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. More details will be posted to Twitter, so keep an eye out!

 

The compilation album CrosSing Collection Vol.1 will be released on September 21, 2022. In addition to many of the songs performed as part of the CrosSing project, Rain by Kana Hanazawa will be included as a bonus track. The song was used as the ending theme for Makoto Shinkai’s film The Garden of Words. There are no other plans for this song to be released in any other format, so be sure to snag this CD! Preorders are open on the Canime online shop.

 

Keep an eye on CrosSing as the 2nd Season continues to heat up!

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    28.July.2022 | MUSIC

    The cover song project CrosSing has become hugely popular, pulling in hundreds of millions of views on YouTube. The project has featured popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, and Akari Kito. 

     

    Recently, actress Aguri Onishi appeared on the project to sing the song Fuwa Fuwa Time from the anime series K-On! Onishi has appeared in popular anime series like Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club as Ayumu Uehara and Don’t Hurt Me, My Healer! as Carla. The artist chose to perform this track because K-On! is the series that got her hooked on anime. 

     

    The actress was shocked at how cute the song was and fell in love with it instantly. Onishi commented on how much fun she had singing it at karaoke in her middle and high school days, and she sings it with love for CrosSing, so be sure to check out the video below!

     

    Fuwa Fuwa Time from CrosSing – Aguri Onishi (Recording Movie)

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage will also be posted to the official CrosSing TikTok page. Those buying the high-resolution bundle on mora will also be able to listen to an exclusive interview! An interview video will also be posted on July 29 at 20:00.

     

    Two campaigns have also been announced. The first is a follow and retweet campaign, and two lucky winners will receive Onishi’s autograph! To enter, just follow CrosSing on Twitter and TikTok and retweet the selected tweets.

     

    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. More details will be posted to Twitter, so keep an eye out!

     

    The compilation album CrosSing Collection Vol.1 will be released on September 21, 2022. In addition to many of the songs performed as part of the CrosSing project, Rain by Kana Hanazawa will be included as a bonus track. Preorders are open on the Canime online shop.

     

    Keep an eye on CrosSing as the 2nd Season continues to heat up!

  • Popular VTuber Leona Shishigami Performs Reborn Anime Opening for CrosSing Cover Project

    01.July.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. The project has featured popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, and Akari Kito. 

     

    On June 29, the second song of the second season was released. Popular VTuber Leona Shishigami took to the booth to sing last cross, the opening theme from the anime series Reborn! Shishigami has over 280,000 YouTube subscribers and has earned high praise for her excellent singing skills. The VTuber chose the song as one of her most memorable, noting that Reborn was one of the first anime series she ever watched in the human world. Her powerful voice and impressive singing ability are on full display, and a lyric video has also been released!

     

     

    last cross – Leona Shishigami Cover

     

    The illustrations used for the jacket and in the lyric video were drawn exclusively for this release. On mora, viewers can enjoy interviews as well. 

     

    A special chat with Leona Shishigami will be released on July 1 at 20:00. 

     

    CrosSing has also announced two new campaigns. The first is a follow and retweet campaign, and two lucky winners will receive autographs by performers on CrosSing. To enter, just follow CrosSing on Twitter and TikTok and retweet the selected tweets. 

     

    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. More details will be posted to Twitter, so keep an eye out!

  • Tokyo Revengers Real Escape Game to Open in Shibuya in Fall 2022

    23.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    SCRAP, a company designing unique escape games, will be opening a Tokyo Revengers real escape game in Shibuya this fall! 

     

    The Tokyo Revengers manga series has been hugely popular, selling over 50 million copies and inspiring an anime series, films, and stage productions. The first Tokyo Revengers real escape game was held in February 2022, with two months of tickets selling out immediately after the event began.

     

    The new escape room will be held this fall, with events happening all around Shibuya–the main location of Tokyo Revengers. Fans of the series will have a blast running around the streets of Shibuya, solving puzzles, and cooperating with characters from the show!

     

    To commemorate the start of the event, a SCRAP x Tokyo Revengers stamp rally will be held around Shibuya from July 1 to July 24, 2022. Fans will need to find the members of the Tokyo Manji Gang by solving clues and collecting stamps as proof of their success. Anyone can participate in this free event! By finding every member, fans will receive an illustration card with an exclusive design. 

     

    More details on the real escape game will be released on August 17, so stay tuned!

  • Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc to Premiere in January 2023, First Key Visual Unveiled

    22.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    On June 19, the anniversary of the Tokyo Manji Gang’s formation, new information regarding the future of the Tokyo Revengers anime series was revealed.

     

    The biggest announcement was that the series will return for the Christmas Showdown Arc in January 2023. The first key visual was also revealed. Takemichi looks particularly powerful, with Chifuyu standing diligently nearby along with the other fan-favorite characters.

     

    The first season of Tokyo Revengers will be rebroadcast in Japan starting this July, and a special event will be taking place at Bellesalle Shibuya Garden in Tokyo on June 19! This will include photo spots, exclusive merchandise, and more. Those unable to attend in person will be able to purchase tickets to watch the event online. 

     

    Advertisements featuring characters from the series appeared at several train stations around Tokyo on June 13 and excitement for the next season is starting to grow. Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!

     

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  • 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.

  • Tokyo Revengers to Hold Collaboration Event in Shibuya’s RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK

    17.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    From June 17 until July 10, the anime series Tokyo Revengers will inspire a number of special events at RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK in Shibuya!

     

    The new campaign will feature photo spots, an original broadcast only viewable on-site, and a raffle to win exclusive original collaboration merchandise. 

     

    MIYASHITA PARK PARTY, a Special Summer Bargain

    Special promotions available during the event period include discounts at participating stores, lucky bags, and more, promising to make this a happy summer for fans. For more information about the MIYASHITA PARK PARTY including participating shops and bargains, check out the special campaign website.

     

    Win Tokyo Revengers x RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK Collaboration Goods!

    Guests presenting a reciept for ¥3,000 or more (tax included) during the event period will be entered to win Tokyo Revengers x RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK collaboration goods. 

    A Photo Spot and Original Stream!

    Guests will find three unique photo spots within RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK featuring nine characters from the series. Original broadcasts featuring Takemichi Hanagaki and Manjiro Sano will be aired on-site.

     

    ▶Photo Spot

    Available: June 17 – July 10, 2022

    Locations: 2F South in front of L’ÉCHOPPE (Takemichi Hanagaki, Manjiro Sano, Ken Ryuguji)

    2F South in front of THE SHIBUYA SOUVENIR STORE (Chifuyu Matsuno, Keisuke Baji, Kazutora Hanamiya) / 3F South in front of MINOTAUR INST. (Takashi Mitsuya, Haruki Hayashida, Ryohei Hayashi)

     

    ▶Original Stream

    Running: June 17 – July 10 (Broadcast every 30 minutes during business hours.)

     

    Don’t miss this special campaign filled with bargains, exclusive merchandise, lucky bags, and plenty more!

  • Tokyo Revengers Characters Appear on Posters at Tokyo Train Stations

    16.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Posters portraying several characters from the Tokyo Revengers anime series have been placed at several Tokyo train stations! These will be available to see from June 13 until June 19, with Mikey, the leader of the Kanto Manji gang, appearing at Shibuya Station. Fans of Mikey, Takemichi, Draken, Keisuke Baji, Chifuyu Matsuno, Takashi Mitsuya, Haruki Hayashida, Ryohei Hayashi, and Kazutora Hanemiya will want to go on a quest around Tokyo to see them all!

     

    ▶Participating Locations

     

    Manjiro Sano (Mikey): JR Shibuya Station (Near the Hachiko Exit ticket gate)

     

    Takemichi Hanagaki (Takemichi): JR Yokohama Station (Inside the North ticket gate, near the bottom of the Yokosuka Line platform)

     

    Ken Ryuguji (Draken): JR Tokyo Station (In the North Underground Walkway)

     

    Keisuke Baji: JR Ikebukuro Station (Near the Central Ticket Gate restrooms)

     

    Chifuyu Matsuno: JR Shinjuku Station (In the central underground passageway, near the Chuo Line Express platform)

     

    Takashi Mitsuya: JR Harajuku Station (Near the Takeshita Exit ticket gate and Omotesando Exit elevator)

     

    Haruki Hayashida (Pa-chin) / Ryohei Hayashi (Peh-yan): Kichijoji Station, Keio Inokashira Line (Platform 2)

     

    Kazutora Hanemiya: JR Ebisu Station (Inside the West Exit ticket gate, near the Saikyo Line elevator)

     

     

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    *Please do not contact station staff regarding the posters. 

     

  • 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.

  • New Tokyo Revengers Merchandise Available at Tower Records

    25.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    From June 3 until June 18, five Tower Records locations and Tower Records Online will be offering new Tokyo Revengers merchandise!

     

    Lineup

     

    Bonus Bromide

    The Tokyo Revengers pop-up shop will appear at the Shibuya, Sendai PARCO, Nagoya Kintetsu Pass’e, Umeda NU Chayamachi, and AMU Plaza Hakata Tower Records locations. A selection of merchandise featuring newly-drawn illustrations from the popular anime series Tokyo Revengers will be on sale, showing everyone’s favorite characters battling the heat–and each other–with water guns!



    During the event period, customers spending ¥2,000 or more will receive a special bromide as a bonus gift. Those not able to attend one of these five locations in person can also grab the new items at the Tower Records Online store, so don’t miss out!

     

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  • Tokyo Revengers and Rascal the Raccoon Collaboration Goods Coming in August

    25.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    This August, collaboration merchandise between the popular series Tokyo Revenger and the character Rascal the Raccoon will be available at anime and hobby shops nationwide and Chugaionline. Preorders are open now!

    Pin (12 varieties)

    Acrylic Stand – Mini Character Ver. (6 varieties)

    Acrylic Figure Stand (6 varieties)

    Stuffed Animal Phone Strap (6 varieties)

    Masking Tape

    Stickers

    Rubber Heart Keychain (6 varieties)

     


    The new collection includes adorable items featuring newly-drawn illustrations of everyone’s favorite characters spending time together. Fans won’t want to miss grabbing items with their favorite Tokyo Revengers character dressed up as Rascal!

     

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  • Tokyo Revengers Cafe to Open for Short Time at Mixalive TOKYO in Ikebukuro

    17.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    A Tokyo Revengers collaboration cafe will open for a limited time at Live Cafe Mixa located in the Mixalive TOKYO entertainment complex in Ikebukuro. Fans can enjoy a menu filled with items themed after popular characters from June 1 until June 18, 2022.

     

    Menu

    Just like the inside of Pah-chin’s head?! Crispy Pie

    Massive Teriyaki Burger

    If You’re Hungry, Just Eat Fried Rice

    My Favorite Machine (Mikey)

    My Favorite Machine (Mitsuya)

    Mikey

    Baji

    The popular manga series Tokyo Revengers began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2017 and has sold over 50 million copies. The event, titled “Tokyo Revengers Formation Eve Rally,” will be held to celebrate the series’ anniversary. The venue will feature new visuals of the founding gang members, and original menu items based on each character will only be available here.


    Live Cafe Mixa has collaborated with other popular series in the past such as Attack on Titan and A Couple of Cuckoos, making a huge splash on social media.


    Enjoy plenty of dishes based on your favorite character!

     

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  • Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Fair to be Held at Animate

    10.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    Animate will hold a fair to celebrate the second season of the Tokyo Revengers anime series starting May 14, 2022! Special items will be available both in-store and online.

     

    The first season aired from April to September 2021 and instantly became a worldwide hit. Ken Watui’s original manga series has sold over 50 million copies and has also inspired a live-action film and stage play.

     

    Lineup


    During the fair, for every ¥1,100 spent (including tax) on Tokyo Revengers merchandise, customers will receive a random bromide as a gift (7 varieties). These feature new illustrations of everyone’s favorite characters getting ready for battle.


    New goods from acrylic stands to character pins using these new illustrations will also be available for purchase.

     

    (C)和久井健・講談社/アニメ「東京リベンジャーズ」製作委員会

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