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8:19 pm - 04/12/2012

Yamapi to release first anime theme song



Johnny’s artist Tomohisa Yamashita’s upcoming single will be used as a theme song to popular manga-turned-anime トリコ (Toriko), it was announced on April 12, reports Sankei Sports and Oricon.


It has been reported the song is called “LOVE CHASE”, and although a released date has not been decided, it will start playing at the end of the anime show from April 15.  Yamashita has said he was excited about his first anime song as a solo artist.

“I can’t wait to see how ‘LOVE CHASE’ goes with the ‘Toriko’ anime,” he said.

Toriko follows the adventures of Toriko, a gourmet food hunter, who is always on the search for the perfect meal.  The Toriko anime series began in 2011, but the manga has been a regular series in Weekly Shonen Jump since 2008.

It has been reported Yamashita himself has said the song’s style is expressed in the title.

“Like the title says, it’s a very uptempo song and I think it goes very well with Toriko’s stories of trying to find impossible foods,” he said.


 

Song producer and pop-rock band MONKEY MAJIK said the song also goes well with Yamashita’s image.

“It’s the perfect song for Yamashita-san, it’s cool and upbeat so I hope you all like it!”

Source: momoedgewood

chibi_hime 13th-Apr-2012 04:42 am (UTC)
It's about FOOD!! I watched one episode and thought it was hilarious.
chibi_hime 13th-Apr-2012 05:21 am (UTC)
I never watched Gintama so I can't really compare.

In the one episode I saw, the super strong guy popped an entire field of corn to get the legendary pop corn. And it was perfectly seasoned with the salt of their tears of happiness.
thewarpedmelody 13th-Apr-2012 08:47 am (UTC)
gintama is flawless, it has everything from touching scenes to extreme trolling and even badass scenes
lovelycandygirl 13th-Apr-2012 03:52 am (UTC)
Go MAJIK!
eevaleena 13th-Apr-2012 04:30 am (UTC)
I don't really like Toriko, but I watch it for the sake of my favorite seiyuu ^^; (point to userpic) Nor I'm Yamapi fans. But, it's still interesting to listen to his songs (coz I got addicted easily to anime OP/ED songs). And it's also good to see more JE boys singing for anime OP/ED theme. I wish KAT-TUN could sing for One Piece anime ;__;

Edited at 2012-04-13 04:34 am (UTC)
chibi_hime 13th-Apr-2012 04:46 am (UTC)
I'm glad to see that JE wants to market Yamapi to a different kind of audience. He has a lot of young male fans that look up to him because they think he's the coolest guy ever.

And MONKEY MAJIK is involved? This is going to be good ^_^
yume_no_yousei 13th-Apr-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
Only thing I know about Toriko are from the Toriko x One Piece crossover episodes.
Congrats Pi, probably won't listen to it though, since I don't watch Toriko and I'm not a Pi fan.

And such a random Monkey Majik plug at the very end. Love them anyways. xD;
edneichon 13th-Apr-2012 04:53 am (UTC)
Yokatta Tomo~~ so happy x him involve in this proyect
and this punchi punchi punchi~ match with the show
go go Yamapi~ :)
miiss_hachiiko 13th-Apr-2012 05:40 am (UTC)
Oh hell yes~ Another Johnny's singing an anime theme song. <3 I haven't heard anyone from Johnny's sing a theme song for an anime since Matchy-san did Naruto. xD Well, that's just me.

I'll probably try to watch Toriko now, so I wouldn't feel awkward when I start watching it when they air Yamapi's song. xD

chizzyrei 13th-Apr-2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
V6 and Tackey and Tsubasa did a lot for Inuyasha
cheekmunk0409 13th-Apr-2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
NEWS also sang Sayaendo for a One Piece movie.
bumped 13th-Apr-2012 06:26 am (UTC)
love monkey majik and yamapi somehow manages to do no wrong
lilly0 13th-Apr-2012 07:03 am (UTC)
Cool!!! Happy for Pi <3
And I like it when they sing anime and drama intros <3
By the way, I think it's very smart that they try to widen Pi's audience like that!
supersaiyananf 13th-Apr-2012 07:54 am (UTC)
MONKEY MAJIK? Okay, this is gonna be good.
hana_ra 13th-Apr-2012 09:56 am (UTC)
wow,it's will be good :D
yuna_cha 13th-Apr-2012 09:58 am (UTC)
interesting . .
momopii 13th-Apr-2012 09:59 am (UTC)
can't wait to hear the song :)
yuliyudo 13th-Apr-2012 11:49 am (UTC)
Somehow the Monkey Majik part is the only relevant thing for me =p
nandexdame 13th-Apr-2012 11:53 am (UTC)
The end result will probably be that Monkey Majik should've just done the song themselves.
cheekmunk0409 13th-Apr-2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
Yay! The preview of the song sounds good too so I'm looking forward to it.
blancintrigure 13th-Apr-2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
Why I had the feeling that the FOOD bit is the one which suit Yamapi the most about this song????
newsvsyamapi 15th-Apr-2012 01:23 am (UTC)
MTE!
len0314 7th-May-2012 07:45 am (UTC)
Its a good news but aside from singing I wanna see yamapi more in a drama series, oh I miss him so much
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