alan & Ayasa Join as Musical Artists for Ending Theme Songs of
Mamoru Oshii and Junji Nishimura’s New Anime Series VLADLOVE
Birthday: July 25, 1987
Hometown: Sichuan, China
Blood Type: O
Birthday: October 19, 1991
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type: A
In creating the ending theme songs, the violin was chosen as the instrument to represent the art of VLADLOVE and express anime as an art form, and Ayasa was chosen as the violinist. We searched for artists who are able to promote anime and music from Asia to the world, and Ayasa introduced us to alan, an artist she had met at a China Festival in September 2019, leading to their collaboration for the series’ ending theme songs.
alan is a Chinese artist who has performed in Japan. Ayasa has performed in not only Asia, including Japan and China, but also the US, South America, and Europe. This duo represents a new generation of Asian artists capable of promoting music and the series globally.
The animation for “Akaiame” was created by Director Junji Nishimura. In turn, the animation for “Shingetsu” was created using images by VLADLOVE’s visual designer, Uta Mizuno, in order to focus on the anime’s artistry.
“Akaiame” by alan & Ayasa
Lyrics by Psycho Kawamura
Music composed by ZENTA
“Shingetsu (Instrumental)” by Ayasa
Music composed by Yasuhisa Inoue
Announcement of LOVEBITES as Second Official Ambassador of
Mamoru Oshii’s New Anime Series VLADLOVE
VLADLOVE has invited LOVEBITES, an internationally-recognized Japanese female heavy metal band made up of five members, to become its second official ambassador. This tie-up with a band with an international reach will benefit VLADLOVE worldwide release. LOVEBITES will be performing Mai’s version of the VLADLOVE theme song.
LOVEBITES is a Japanese heavy metal band with five female members: Asami as the lead vocalist, Midori on guitar, Miyako on guitar and keyboard, Miho on bass, and Haruna on drums. Formed in Tokyo in 2016, they debuted in May 2017 with THE LOVEBITES EP. They won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for Best New Band in 2018 awarded by the UK music magazine “Metal Hammer.” They have performed at major music festivals around the world and toured across Europe. Their third album “ELECTRIC PENTAGRAM” released in January 2020 ranked ninth on the Japanese Oricon Music chart.
LOVEBITES kicked off their Japan tour in February 2020 and in July released a live performance Blu-ray DVD “FIVE OF A KIND – LIVE IN TOKYO 2020” featuring a live concert performance recorded at Zepp DiverCity, which ranked first on the Oricon Music Blu-ray chart.
VLADLOVE’s first official ambassador BlooDye will be singing Mitsugu’s version of the VLADLOVE theme song.