Spotify released their top lists for 2020 today, letting listeners discover what were the most popular songs and artists from the last year. Among those stats was the top Japanese artist and the top Japanese song as listened to people outside of the country. See both top 10's after the jump and how much anisong was streamed by people outside Japan!
19-year-old actor Kotaro Daigo has posted a seven-minute cover version clip of "Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Arukai" (Is there still anything I can do for love?), originally performed RADWIMPS as the theme song for 2019 anime film Weathering With You. He voiced the male protagonist of the film, Hodaka Morishima. Check out his moving performance and message after the jump.
The official website for the four-member Japanese rock band RADWIMPS announced today that all of their works that have been released since their major debut in 2005 are now available on major subscription services, such as Apple Music, Spotify, LINE MUSIC, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, AWA, RecMusic, and dHits. Hit the jump for more details.
The Japan Academy Film Prize Association held the Grand Prize ceremony for the 43rd Japan Academy Prize in Tokyo last night and selected Makoto Shinkai's Tenki no Ko / Weathering With You as last year's "Animation of the Year" from the five nominees. This is the first grand prize for the 47-year-old director. Hit the jump for more details.
The 34th Japan Gold Disc Award announced its winners in each category on February 26, 2020. The winner in the "Animation Album of The Year," which means the top-selling anime album in 2019, was the soundtrack album for Makoto Shinkai's anime feature film Weatering With You performed by four-member Japanese rock band RADWIMPS. Hit the jump for more details.
Hot on the heels of Weathering With You’s global release, we got a chance to sit down with the band who have worked with Makoto Shinkai twice now: RADWIMPS! Following the amazing success of Your Name and their own musical endeavors, the group is back to score another film, and we wanted to ask them about what it’s like to make music for anime movies, what they’d do on a day off, and what anime they like. Curious to see what they had to say? Hit the jump to find out!
The official website for four-member Japanese rock band RADWIMPS announced on November 25 that they will perform at the 70th Kohaku Uta Gassen, NHK's annual New Year's Eve special live-broadcasting program. It will be their second appearance in Japan's highest-rated TV music show. Hit the jump for more details.
The official YouTube channel for four-member Japanese rock band RADWIMPS has started streaming a full-length music video for "Daijyoubu/We'll Be Alright," an insert song for Makoto Shinkai's anime feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You. The song was used in the last scene of the film. Check out the members' performance in a grass field after the jump.
According to the latest Oricon sales report, RADWIMPS' "Ai ni Dekiru koto wa Mada Arukai" (Is There Still Anything That Love Can Do?), the theme song for Makoto Shinkai's latest feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You, sold 55,000 downloads in its first week to become the top-selling song in the weekly digital single chart of July 15-21. Hit the jump for more details.
On the same day with the film's release in Japan, four-member rock band RADWIMPS posted a seven-minute music video for "Ai ni Dekiru koto wa Mada Arukai" (Is There Still Anything That Love Can Do?), the theme song for Makoto Shinkai's new anime feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You. Watch the clip that deeply connects to the film's worldview after the jump.
The official website for Makoto Shinkai's new anime feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You has posted a two-minute second trailer introducing its new theme song "Grand Escape (Movie edit) feat. Touko Miura," a "Hare (Sunny)" version poster visual, and also announced six additional voice cast. Check out the latest information after the jump!
As with Kimi no Na wa./Your Name., four-member Japanese rock band RADWIMPS works on the theme/insert songs and soundtrack music for Makoto Shinkai's new anime feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You. And it is confirmed today that 22-year-old actress Touko Miura also joins the theme song's recording as a vocalist. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter for Makoto Shinkai's forthcoming new anime feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You has reported that voice recording sessions by it two main voice cast, Kotaro Daigo as Hodaka Morishima and Nana Mori as Hina Amano, started on April 27. See the photos of the two in the recording booth after the jump!