SKY-HI’s New Song “Snatchaway” to be Used as Theme Song for PS4 Game New Gundam Breaker

28.March.2018 | MUSIC

SKY-HI is receiving much attention for his work not just in the hip-hop scene but the music scene as a whole. He successfully completed a solo concert at Nippon Budokan in May 5th; his latest digital album Marble went to number one on Oricon‘s Weekly Digital Album Rankings; and last year he embarked on his SKY-HI Round A Ground 2017 tour which saw him perform 25 concerts in 24 locations, including first-ever overseas performances in Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and London.

 

New GUNDAM BREAKER

It has been announced that SKY-HI’s new song Snatchaway will be used for New Gundam Breaker, a video game set for release on June 21st, 2018.

 

SKY-HI

The song was produced with Koichi Tsutaya and features members of his own band THE SUPER FLYERS and horn sections that turn the song into a strikingly funky tune. SKY-HI was inspired by the world of the game when creating the song, which features lyrics that capture the efforts of players in a joint struggle for victory in their giant Gundams. The technical rap showcases SKY-HI at his best in this liberating party tune.

 

You can get an early listen to Snatchaway in the latest promotional video for New Gundam Breaker on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s official YouTube Channel.

 

“New Gundam Breaker” Promotional Video

 

SKY-HI is currently in the midst of a Japan hall tour titled SKY-HI TOUR 2018 -Marble the World- with THE SUPER FLYERS where they are rocking every stage.

 

If you’re in Japan, consider taking a trip to see their overwhelming live performance.

 

■Information

New Gundam Breaker

・Created by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

・To be released on June 21st (June 22nd on PC)

・MSRP for PS4: ¥7,600 (w/ tax ¥8,208)

PS4 BUILD G Sound Edition: ¥9,600 (w/ tax ¥10,368)

PS4 Premium Edition: ¥11,800 (w/ tax ¥12,744)

STEAM® Edition: Open Price

Website: : https://gb.ggame.jp/

 

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    SKY-HI released the first of a series of upcoming songs together with Thai pop star STAMP. The song is now streaming on major music platforms including Spotify.

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    Don’t Worry Baby Be Happy feat. STAMP (Prod. its) -Lyric Video-

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    GUNDAM HEAD CASE

    Pre-Orders: October 24, 2019 / Shipping: From Early March 2020 / Price: ¥39,980 (Before Tax)

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  • Japanese Music Artists Performing Overseas in 2019: Part 4

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    More and more announcements have been rolling out about Japanese artists set to perform overseas in the latter half of 2019. Let’s take a look and see if one of them is coming to a city near you in Part 4.

     

    ・Aimyon

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    Related Article: Aimyon Releases Music Video Teaser & CD Cover For New Song ‘Manatsu no Yoru no Nioi ga Suru’

     

    ▶︎AIMYON 2019 LIVE in SHANGHAI

    Date: July 13, 2019

    Venue: 世博中心—紅庁, Shanghai 2019

    Japan Enquiries: http://www.accessbright.com/aimyon/

    AIMYON Official Website: http://www.aimyong.net/

     

    ・OKAMOTO’S 

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    Related Article: OKAMOTO’S New ‘Dancing Boy’ Music Video Features Lots Of Guest Artists

     

    ▶︎OKAMOTO’S “BOY” CHINA TOUR 2019
    2019/7/19 @ Beijing MAO Live House, Beijing
    2019/7/21 @ Shanghai MAO Live House, Shangai

    Tickets: https://www.showstart.com/event/list?type=1&tag=22685

    OKAMOTO’S Official Website: https://www.okamotos.net

     

     

    ・MY FIRST STORY

    Since debuting in 2012, Japanese rock band MY FIRST STORY have performed at some of Japan’s biggest music festivals and have also collaborated with foreign musicians. Their lyrics are fluent English which have racked them up some real attention outside Japan. This will mark their first headline show in mainland China.

     

    ▶︎MY FIRST STORY TOUR 2019 IN SHANGHAI

    2019/7/27 @ Jing’an Sports Center, Shanghai

    MY FIRST STORY Official Website: http://www.myfirststory.net

     

    ・Yuzu

    Yuzu’s popularity trickles down all generations having performed the song Muscat for the anime series Crayon Shin-chan. The duo have their eyes set on two days at Legacy MAX in Taipei on September 28 and 29. The musicians performed at the 30th Golden Melody Awards, which is nicknamed the “Taiwanese Grammy Awards,” on June 29 and hail as the only Japanese artists to do so.

     

    Related Article: Yuzu Joined By Crayon Shin-chan On Stage to Sing New Song ‘Muscat’

     

    ▶︎YUZU ASIA LIVE 2019 YUZUNOMI

    2019/9/28 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei

    2019/9/29 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei

    Tickets: https://ticket.ibon.com.tw/Web/ActivityInfo/Details/36025

    YUZU Official Website: http://yuzu-official.com

     

    MAN WITH A MISSION

    MAN WITH A MISSION recently announced their US headline tour. They joined Jimmy Eat World and Stone Sour on tour back in fall 2017, but which is their first North American solo tour in five years. Full details can be found over on their official website.

     

    Related Article: MAN WITH A MISSION To Embark on First North American Solo Tour in 5 Years

     

    ▶︎MAN WITH A MISSION presents Chasing the Horizon World Tour 2018/2019 -North American Tour-

    2019/9/6 @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

    2019/9/8 @ The Regent Theater, Los Angeles

    2019/9/10 @ Canton Hall, Dallas

    2019/9/16 @ Gramercy Theatre, New York

    MAN WITH A MISSION Official Website: https://www.mwamjapan.info/

     

    ・BABYMETAL

    BABYMETAL will released their new album METAL GALAXY this year on October 11 and follow it up with their GALAXY WORLD TOUR where they will hit up Europe, US and Russia. BABYMETAL’s unmatched force continues to be felt across the globe.

     

    Related Article: BABYMETAL Announce New Album ‘METAL GALAXY’ & World Tour

     

    ▶︎BABYMETAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR

    *For full dates, please check the band’s official website below.

    BABYMETAL Official Website: http://www.babymetal.com

     

    ・SKY-HI

    SKY-HI will release his second collaborative album with SALU entitled Say Hello to My Minions 2 on September 4 which will be promoted with the “Say Goodbye to the System” Asia tour. SKY-HI has performed in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Shanghai, Taiwan and Hong Kong in the past. Be sure to keep up to date with his tour schedule via his official website.

     

    ▶︎Say Goodbye to the System -ASIA TOUR-

    2019/9/29 @ Seoul (Venue TBA)

    2019/10/1 @ Hong Kong (Venue TBA)

    2019/10/4 @ Taipei (Venue TBA)

    SKY-HI Official Website: https://avex.jp/skyhi/

     

    If you love Japanese music and an artist you like is heading to a city near you, be sure to show them love and support by getting your hands on a ticket!

  • Gundam vs. Hello Kitty DJ Night to be Held at Tokyo Mystery Circus

    05.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    In the lead up to the Gundam and Hello Kitty games arriving at Tokyo Mystery Circus on July 18, which is being held as part of the ongoing Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Project, a special event titled “Gundam vs. Hello Kitty DJ Night” will take place at the site on July 17.

    DJ Caeser

    Joining the event as a special guest will be DJ Caeser, who was put in charge of the song choice for the Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary BEST ANIME MIX which made it to No.1 on Oricon’s Anime Weekly charts. Alongsidehim will be DJ Hello Kitty who is set to bring the house down with her cute and fiery energy. It will be held as an invitation-only event which people can be invited to by signing up. Winners will be chosen randomly.

    DJ Hello Kitty

    Both DJs will play a selection of music released to Gundam and Hello Kitty.

     

    To sign up for a chance to attend, you must follow the official Tokyo Mystery Circus Twitter account and retweet this tweet. The deadline lasts until July 7 at 23:59 (JST).

     

    The fight between two of Japan’s biggest franchises, Gundam and Hello Kitty, is set to continue at this special one-night-only DJ show.

     

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  • Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Project Launches Trailer for 2nd Collaborative Video

    04.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    A trailer for the second episode of the the ongoing Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Project just dropped on YouTube. Check it out below.

    The project is currently being held on the Japanese messenger app LINE which fans of the franchises can participate in. After friending the official Gundam and Hello Kitty LINE account you can choose whether you are on team Gundam or team Hello Kitty. You can also win a special prize by saving up your LINE points. The person with the highest number of points will be selected to win. Other prizes are also up for grabs for each individual franchise.

    The first video, which can be seen above, was released back in March and has already amassed nearly 1.4 million views.

    The second episode sees Hello Kitty appear before Amuro who is battling in space. She says ,”Let’s all get along,” but it seems like something unexpected is about to unfold.

    The series is being animated by Japanese animation studio Sunrise (Gundam, Cowboy BebopCode Geass). Be sure to check out the new episode when it’s released on July 9.

     

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