Singer-songwriter Minami has been in the spotlight lately, performing the opening theme for the new Urusei Yatsura anime series alongside MAISONdes and SAKURAmoti. In October 2022, she also performed the vocals on the mash-up track Suisei x Konyawa Boogie Back nice vocal meets Yuri on Ice. The track was used in a hugely popular Suntory Horoyoi commercial.
Following this wave of popularity, Minami has released the song Rude, Lose Dance on all major streaming services! The singer also announced that her upcoming EP LOSE LOOSE DAY, her first EP in over a year and a half, will be released on March 22.
Minami made her major label debut in January 2019 with Kawaki wo Ameku, the opening theme for the Domestic Girlfriend anime series.
Since her debut, the singer has become popular both in Japan and abroad, with her YouTube channel filled with supportive comments from fans around the world. Her new song Rude, Lose Dance has been chosen as the opening theme for the second season of the Record of Ragnarok anime series, now available to stream on Netflix worldwide.
The fast-paced animated music video for the song, along with the jacket cover, was created by Kazuki Oekaki, a manga artist and illustrator.
Be sure to check out the music video on Minami’s official YouTube channel!
Rude, Lose Dance
In addition to the main character, many background characters appear in the video. A campaign is currently underway on social media, asking fans which of these curious characters they’d like to see in one of Minami’s future music videos. Check out the website below for more information and to place your vote!
Minami will release the EP LOSE LOOSE DAY on March 22, a year and eight months after the release of her previous EP DROP. The release will include last year’s hit GOOD LUCKER, Rude, Lose Dance, and three brand-new tracks.
In addition to the standard CD-only Blue Check disc, the Red Check disc comes with a 14-page original comic by Kazuki Oekaki. The Yellow Check disc comes packaged with the music videos for GOOD LUCKER and Rude, Lose Dance along with original playing cards. The Green Check disc will be released in a total of four formats including a radio CD, a first for Minami.
Minami will kick off her FREEZING CANDY TOUR 2023 on March 25, visiting 18 cities across Japan and performing 20 shows.
Rude, Lose Dance – Minami (Single)
Streaming: January 27, 2023
LOSE LOOSE DAY – Minami (EP)
Release Date: March 22, 2023