"your name." Theme Song Artist RADWIMPS to Perform in New Year's Kohaku Uta Gassen

The film's soundtrack album has sold over 270,000 copies in Japan

NHK today announced the artist list for this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen, the New Year's Eve singing program, which will start airing at 7:15 pm on December 31. As expected, four-member Japanese rock band RADWIMPS, who have made a huge success by performing the theme song and soundtrack music for Makoto Shinkai's mega hit film Kimi no Na wa./your name., is included in the list of 46 performers/groups. This is their first appearance for the highest rating music program in Japan, and they are the only anime theme song performers of this year. 


The soundtrack album of Kimi no Na wa./your name. was released in August and has sold over 270,000 copies in Japan. And their latest 8th full-length album "Ningen Kaika" (Human Blooming) was released yesterday and ranked No.1 in the Oricon daily album sales chart on its first day.



RADWIMPS artist photo



"Kimi no Na wa./your name." theme song "Zenzenzense [movie ver.]" MV



"Zenzenzense [original ver.]" MV



"Sparkle [original ver.] -Your name. Music Video edition-" preview edited by Makoto Shinkai



"Hikari" from "Ningen Kaika"



Digest video for "Ningen Kaika"


"Ningen Kaika" limited edition CD jacket


Regular edition



Source: NHK


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