HYDE Produces Noblesse TV Anime OP 'BREAKING DAWN' for Kim Jaejoong

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We previously announced that K-POP superstar Kim Jaejoong is singing the opening theme of Crunchyroll Original Noblesse, the TV anime adaptation of writer Jeho Son and illustrator Kwangsu Lee’s webcomic published on WEBTOON. Now, we’re happy to announce that the song 'BREAKING DAWN' was produced by Japanese rock star HYDE, who wrote the song for Kim Jaejoong and Noblesse TV anime.



HYDE spoke about how he was “inspired” to write the song “by one message, ‘Fight to protect your friends and important stuff’." The song ‘BREAKING DAWN’ takes the themes of Noblesse, as well as the thoughts of what Kim Jaejoong’s fans would enjoy, and bring them together to create the tune.



Here is HYDE’s full comment on ‘BREAKING DAWN’:



“'BREAKING DAWN' was inspired by one message, ‘Fight to protect your friends and important stuff’ which is the theme of the TV anime Noblesse.


Because Kim Jaejoong is very fond of his fans, I wanted to make his fans happy with the words I wrote for him.


I think the song we've made together is great, so please enjoy it!”


Learn more about HYDE in his profile:


HYDE is the vocalist of L'arc-en-Ciel and VAMPS, as well as a solo artist. He has created many hit songs since his major-label debut. In 2001, he began performing as a solo artist and has been active not only in Japan but around the world. He has performed at a range of venues worldwide from the National Stadium in Tokyo to Madison Square Garden in New York, making him one of Japan's most successful artists on a global scale.


In May 2019, he released “ANTI,” his first solo album in thirteen years. On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, he released “HYDE LIVE 2019 ANTI FINAL,” a DVD/Blu-ray of his concert at Makuhari Messe on December 8th, 2019, which marked the final day of his concert tour.


His new single “LET IT OUT” goes on sale in November 2020 (early streaming on November 6th, CD release on November 25th).



Noblesse is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, it is described as such:


Raizel awakens from his 820-year slumber.


He holds the special title of Noblesse, a pure-blooded Noble and protector of all other Nobles.


In an attempt to protect Raizel, his servant Frankenstein enrolls him at Ye Ran High School, where Raizel learns the simple and quotidian routines of the human world through his classmates.


However, the Union, a secret society plotting to take over the world, dispatches modified humans and gradually encroaches on Raizel’s life, causing him to wield his mighty power to protect those around him...


After 820 years of intrigue, the secrets behind his slumber are finally revealed, and Raizel’s absolute protection as the Noblesse begins!


Source: Supplied Press Release


©Noblesse Animation Partners


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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