21 Oct FLOW Release ANIME BEST KIWAMI Ahead of Paris Concert
Japan’s pop-rock giants FLOW will unleash their ultimate collection of anime songs on CD in Europe from 11 November 2016 through JPU Records. Entitled ANIME BEST KIWAMI, the 18-track compilation has already proved popular overseas, with ten videos from the album having accumulated more than 50-million plays outside of Japan on YouTube.
The release comes ahead of the band’s appearance at Japan Music Party at Paris’ La Cigale venue on 13 November, an event part-organised by BABYMETAL and ONE OK ROCK’s management company Amuse, who FLOW are also part of.
ANIME BEST KIWAMI crams 14 of FLOW’s most popular tracks that have been used as theme songs in anime, including the Dragon Ball Z, Naruto and Persona franchises. The band’s first tie-in with Japanese anime, breakout single Go!!!, is of course included. The song managed to stay in Japan’s national chart for 22 weeks and its video has also been viewed close to 14 million times internationally.
Also included is the band’s highest charting single Colors, which peaked at number two in Japan’s Oricon single chart, as well as international fan-favourite Sign from Naruto: Shippuden, FLOW’s most viewed video outside of Japan, experiencing almost 17 million plays. Recent hit Aiaiai ni utarete bye bye bye is also there from part two of Samurai Flamenco (out on Blu-ray in the UK from 19 September), which features all five of the band’s members as guest voice actors.
Additional to FLOW’s original songs are three covers of classic anime tracks; Hironobu Kageyama’s era-defining Dragon Ball Z anthem CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA; D☆DATE’s GLORY DAYS; and Ikimonogakari’s huge Naruto: Shippuden theme Blue Bird, featuring guest vocals from Diana Garnet, winner of Japanese TV singing competition Nodojiman the World. Plus, a special mix by popular anime song specialist DJ KAZU.
FLOW will attend Japan Music Party at La Cigale in Paris in 13 November.
ANIME BEST KIWAMI
1. 7-seven- (ending theme to The Seven Deadly Sins) <<watch video>>
2. AWAKE (ending theme to Kiwami!!! Extreme V)
3. Go!!! (opening theme for Naruto) <<watch video>>
4. Re:member (opening theme for Naruto) <<watch video>>
5. Sign (opening theme for Naruto: Shippuden) <<watch video>>
6. Days (opening theme for Eureka Seven) <<watch video>>
7. BRAVELUE (opening theme for Eureka Seven: AO) <<watch video>>
8. Colors (opening theme for Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) <<watch video>>
9. World End (opening theme for Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2)
10. Aiaiai ni utarete bye bye bye (opening theme for Samurai Flamenco)
11. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA (main theme from Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) <<watch video>>
12. HERO -Kibou no uta- (featured in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) <<watch video>>
13. Calling (ending theme for Heroman)
14. Word Of The Voice (opening theme for Persona: Trinity Soul)
15. Hey!!! (opening theme for Beelzebub)
16. GLORY DAYS (opening theme for Kingdom)
17. Blue Bird ft. Diana Garnet (opening theme from Naruto: Shippuden)
18. FLOW ANIME BEST KIWAMIIX by DJ KAZU <<watch video>>