is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. They will begin the festivities this summer with the release of their new mini-album Fighting Dreamers
. The commemorative album features 11 anime voice actors taking part in the the chorus of one of the songs!
The song that will feature the voice actors is a new version of ‘GO!!!,’ recorded in one take as if they were performing it live. The 11 voice actors took part as the chorus to create the extravagant ‘GO!!! ～15th Anniversary ver.〜’
The new album will also have one song written by each of the 5 band members.
The 2nd song, ‘Go! Go! Drinkers,’ is Kohshi’s first time writing music, bringing together alcohol-drinking people all over the world. This is a very Kohshi-like song, who has a certification as a Tequila Maestro.
The 3rd song is written by bassist Got’s and has the title ‘Himitsu no Sakusen.’ The song starts with an up-tempo rhythm and features a verbally-packed super-fast rap designed to excite the audience during a live performance.
The 4th song is written by Take, titled ‘Climb On.’ Take’s hobby of climbing was a hot topic when the guitarist appeared on the TV program Ariyoshi Hanseikai. This song reflects his love for both his hobby and his band as he wishes that they’ll ‘continue to aim high and above and keep climbing.’
The 5th song was written by Iwasaki and has the title ‘Bet or Dead.’ It features Iwasaki’s powerful drums and exciting guitar work. It is a real ‘men’s rock’ song.
The last song, ‘Tabi no tochu,’ marks Keigo’s first music-writing credits. It is the album’s only ballad, and ends it with a gentle song that brings an air of nostalgia to the mix.
The album features multiple genres and each of the members brought a different flavor to the mix. They have come together to create an album that’s made with the strength they built during the last 15 years.
The first-press limited-edition CD/DVD includes the music video for ‘GO!!! ～15th Anniversary ver.～,’ and a documentary video of Flows’s recording sessions. The music video is based on FLOW’s 15-year history and also features cameos by the 11 voice actors who took part as the chorus.
Flows’s Fighting Dreamers goes on sale in June 28.
Don’t forget that Flow will perform live in Washington, D.C., at Otakon® on August 12 along with Yousei Teikoku. MANGA.TOKYO sat with Yousei Teikoku’s Empress Yui for an exclusive interview:
An Interview with Empress Yui from Yousei Teikoku!
‘Fighting Dreamers’ Info
1. GO!!! ～15th Anniversary ver.～
2. Go! Go! Drinkers [Music / Lyrics KOHSHI]
3. Himitsu no Sakusen [Musi / Lyrics GOT’S]
4. Climb On [Music / Lyrics TAKE]
5. Bet or Dead [Music / Lyrics IWASAKI]
6. Tabi no Tochu [Music / Lyrics KEIGO]
DVD (First press limited edition only)
‘GO!!! ～15th Anniversary ver.～’ Music Video
Documentary/making-of Fighting Dreamers video
‘GO!!! ～15th Anniversary ver.～’ features:
Junko Takeuchi as Naruto from Naruto
Noriaki Sugiyama as Sasuke from Naruto
Chie Nakamura as Sakura from Naruto
Showtaro Morikubo as Shikamaru from Naruto
Jun Fukuyama as Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Yuko Sanpei as Renton Thurston from Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven
Kaori Nazuka as Eureka from Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven
Toshiki Masuda as Masayoshi Hazama from Samurai Flamenco
Yuki Kaji as Meliodas from The Seven Deadly Sins
Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Mikado Ryugamine from Durarara!! x2 Ketsu
Kisho Taniyama cameo appearance
Find FLOW Around the Web
Flow 15th Anniversary Website: http://www.flow.mu/cam/15th
Flow Official Site: http://www.flow.mu
Flow Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/FLOW_official
Flow Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLOWofficial.music
Flow Official instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flow_official_japan
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