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Sengoku warlord-possessed girls band project “Samurai Quindom” “Ryo Horikawa” and “Ryobu Karma” dream co-star! Interview released! &Special theme song released!
“Ransei the Survivor”, the theme song for “Samurai Live Quindom”, has been released!
Anime production company Asahi Productions Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Muneharu Yamaura, hereinafter referred to as Asahi Productions), which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, is collaborating with four companies representing the Japanese anime industry to create Sengoku Busho. Developing the “Samurai Live Quindom” project, which fuses anime and music. Today, September 20th (Wednesday), we released the special theme song “Ransei the Survivor”, with voice actor Ryo Horikawa on vocals and rapper Ryobu Karma rapping.
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The story begins with the great beings “Yoyorozu Gods” observing the state of Japan, which is suffering from various problems and feeling tired, and lamenting that things are not going well the way they are. And in order to send their “haki” throughout Japan, these gods send the souls of military commanders who lived during the “Sengoku period” who dreamed of the future and had high aspirations to descend into girls who dream of becoming singers. Oops? ! A girl band possessed by Sengoku warlords will energize Japan through “passionate message songs that reach people’s hearts”!
In the band possessed by Oda Nobunaga, the girls said, “Believe in yourself without being bound by preconceptions!”, and in the band possessed by Tokugawa Ieyasu, “Even if you don’t see results right away, don’t rush until the time is right!”. He sings songs
reminiscent of the personalities and ways of thinking of Sengoku warlords.
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This special theme song, “Ranse the Survivor,” is sung by a god who has decided to have a girl in a girl’s band possess a Sengoku warlord. The role of God is voiced by Ryo Horikawa, who also plays Vegeta from Dragon Ball and Heiji Hattori from Detective Conan. And, as a collaboration partner with God, this project support ambassador: Rapper Lu Bu Karma, who is known for his “tolerance” rap that shows respect for others in AC Japan’s commercials. To commemorate the release of this song, we conducted an interview with Ryo Horikawa and Ryobu Karma.
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――――Samurai Quindom is a music project that features characters, but please tell us your thoughts when we asked you honestly about this story project.
Ryo Horikawa (hereinafter referred to as Horikawa): I think this project started recently, but when I heard about this project, I was told that the spirit of a Sengoku warlord would be revived and possessed in modern times… it’s amazing content (lol) )! and. The content was something that had never been thought of before, and the idea was unique, and I thought, “Wow, that’s interesting!” Lu Bu Karma (hereinafter referred to as Lu Bu):
When I received the offer, I didn’t understand the setting at all… Even though I received detailed explanations from the record company people… well, I didn’t really understand. (lol)
Moreover, it’s not the military commander who possessed the girl.
—Please tell us about this project and the songs.
Lu Bu: I usually sing songs that I have written myself, so I have almost no experience singing songs written by others. In that sense, I accepted the offer partly because I thought it would be interesting to be involved in this project.
I’m in charge of the rap part, but the lyrics were more like a satire on modern society than about Sengoku warlords, so I thought it was surprising.
It was different from what I usually write, so I found it interesting in that sense.
It was interesting to hear things like, “If it were me, I wouldn’t choose these words,” or “If it were me, I wouldn’t be able to use those words.”
The temporary song I received had a completely different vibe than mine, so I thought, “I can’t continue doing it like this.” Horikawa: In my part, there’s a part where I keep calling out the names of warlords like, “Oda, Tokugawa, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…” in my part, but I don’t think it has to be all that scary, or if it’s refreshingly overdone, it won’t make a difference…
It says “possessed”, and since it’s the spirit of a Sengoku warlord, well, I guess I was able to do it without ruining the atmosphere… ! I was so excited.
――This work is about a Sengoku warlord possessing a girl. Do you have a favorite Sengoku warlord or a military commander you are interested in?
Horikawa: If I had to choose one person…I would say Masamune Date. Although he survived, Hideyoshi used him to his advantage, and although he had a hard time, in the end he was able to spend the rest of his life the way he wanted. I think it’s good to be able to survive like that.
There are many tragic military commanders, but I feel that Date Masamune is the best in terms of his life style and the way he lived his life to the fullest.
Lu Bu: I’m not sure, but I think it’s Oda Nobunaga. Because it feels the most dramatic.
It’s easy to tell a story, it’s a good story, and the images are cool. I think it’s absurd, but it feels like it’s unrealistic, for better or for worse (lol).
――Finally, what kind of people do you want to listen to the theme song for this work, “Ranse the Survivor,” which you were in charge of? Horikawa: I think the theme of this song is “battle”. As the lyrics say, by comparing it to modern times, I think that not just
hand-to-hand combat or using weapons is a battle, but that everyday life itself is a battle.
It’s not a cheering song for the people who are working hard towards their dreams, and those who are doing their best, but it should be a message like “I’ll do my best too, so let’s all go!” I’m wondering if it’s okay.
Lubu: My activities are far away from things like idol culture and anime, so I don’t reach out to people who like listening to those kinds of things, so I simply want to reach out to those people. I want you to listen to it.
It’s difficult because I didn’t write it, so it’s not me, but I hope it will be an opportunity to touch people who haven’t been able to touch themselves before. ◼️“Ranse the Survivor” information video URL: https://youtu.be/PciP1g5DbhMLyrics: AMAMOGUComposer: Junichi MatsudaSong: Kami (Ryo Horikawa/Ryobu Karma)
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Ryo Horikawa and Ryobu Karma’s autographed colored paper and instax will be presented to 5 people.
Amazon gift certificate worth 500 yen will be given to 10 people. ◼️Work information What is “Samurai Quindom”?
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Twitter):samulive_qYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@samulive_q -introduction-
The world is in turmoil due to infections, invasions, and rising prices, and there is no point in doing anything…
A feeling of malaise that things were not going well was hanging over Japan. Seeing such a situation, the great beings (Yoyorozu Gods) thought to themselves. It’s bad if it stays like this!
In order to make our dreams come true, we need to help people regain their “haki” spirit of moving forward!
This country needs “haki”…
That’s right, let’s reincarnate the soul of a Sengoku warlord who was full of “haki” in this turbulent world! !
In order to send courage throughout Japan, songs have been used to reach the hearts of people who have been depressed since ancient times…
So the soul of a Sengoku warlord descended into the singer girls! This girl and the Sengoku warlord…the singer who collaborated with these two personalities performed live activities in various places, Delivering “haki” to music of various genres. Before they knew it, these girls came to be called “Samurai Bars”.
And this year, the singing competition “Samurai Queendom” will finally be held to decide the top Samurai bar “Samurai Queen”! !
Who can bring the most Haki to Japan! ? You choose Samurai Queen! ! ■Character
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GET A rock band that keeps singing “Believe in yourself without being bound by preconceptions!” over a beat that gives off a sense of speed. Karen Nagoya, who was possessed by Nobunaga Oda, is the vocalist and leader. Achievements and years of formation don’t matter! We are the ones who fill Japan with the most ambition! He is aiming for victory at Samurai Quindom with a heavy sigh.
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TREFOIL A dance group with a strong bond. Their selling point is not only their sophisticated music, but also the flawless dance
performance of the five members, and they aim to win this Samurai Quindom tournament by leveraging their strength of unity. “Even if you don’t see results right away, don’t rush until the time is right!” He has been carefully honing his skills with an eye on victory. Aoi, possessed by Tokugawa Ieyasu, serves as the center and leader.
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A techno-pop duo that urges, “Don’t worry about your weaknesses and develop your strengths!” over catchy Brahma-tune electro music. As the group’s name suggests, the electronic sound created by the “moving Lyudmila” possessed by Date Masamune and the “quiet Tenjuri (Atri)” possessed by Katakura Kojuro seems to evoke the feeling of outer space. He mainly performs live acts at clubs in the Tohoku region, and in Samurai Quindom, he will discover the universe (that is, “the other side of the musical scale”)! and is burning with fighting spirit.
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Shingen Mocchi is a girl band made up of childhood friends who believe that “one person’s power is limited, but if you have friends, your power is infinite,” with a relaxed, natural rock sound. They cheerfully talked about how fun it would be if they, who have been together since childhood, could win at Samurai Quindom. Chiharu Kai, who was possessed by Takeda Shingen, serves as the guitar vocalist and leader.
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Be Shut Moon An acid jazz group that plays mellow and chill songs with the supreme belief of “Stay true to your own justice!” His solitary and sophisticated playing style is impressive. Unlike other groups, they entered Samurai Quindom with the goal of “delivering the ambition we believe in on a larger scale” rather than winning. Kenshin Uesugi, who lived by the righteousness he believed in, was possessed by Ryuon Kasugayama, who had the same stance. She serves as the vocalist and leader.
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SUN SUN An idol group that continues to send out songs that say, “You can change your destiny through your own efforts!” with a cheerful attitude. The center is Hina Sarutome, possessed by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who always keeps the members together with a positive mindset. This time at Samurai Quindom, she is doing her best to convey her full power with a cute smile.
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