Starting September 2019, MAN WITH A MISSION will tour North America for the first time in five years, including shows in Canada and Mexico. Title track “Dark Crow” has been designated the theme song of the second season of NHK’s TV anime series Vinland Saga. The song will be aired as the new opening theme from the Sunday, September 29 episode.
<Comment from Jean-Ken Johnny>
We have the pleasure of taking on the opening theme of vinland saga anime series. It is a very epic story of vengeance set in the medieval viking era; it is also a heroic tale that goes beyond revenge. As a guy, it is an honor for me to have been able to be a part of such a cool work. I’d be glad if you could enjoy “dark crow” along with the anime.
Second track “86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump” has been designated the theme song of movie 3 Nobunagas, which will hit theaters Friday, September 20. This track features Patrick Stump. At Summer Sonic Tokyo this past August 17, Patrick made a surprise appearance on MAN WITH A MISSION’s stage and together they premiered “86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump” in front of the jam-packed audience, which created a huge buzz and set the momentum for this much anticipated release.
Third track “Reiwa feat. milet” marks the first song for MAN WITH A MISSION to collaborate with a female artist, namely milet, who is enjoying her heyday these days. The collaboration came to fruition after the band had been fascinated with milet’s crystal voice and made a passionate request to her.
<Comment from Kamikaze Boy>
When I first heard Milet’s voice, I knew that here was another artist who would personify and lead the new era. This time, upon making the new song “Reiwa”, somehow I had Milet’s voice overlapping the image of the song while composing the melody. So I talked about it with everyone and took the courage to ask her.
As soon as Milet’s voice was in the song, I felt that something like an enthusiasm of a new era was breathed into the song. I already look forward to the day that we perform together not only on audio but also on stage and deliver the song directly to you all!!
<Comment from milet>
When I first heard “Reiwa”, my heart was swayed by the straightforward and tenderly enveloping voice and the epic and powerful sound that gave me an image of a bright and dazzling world opening up wide. I sang the song making the wish for peace and enjoying the happiness of living in the new era of Reiwa. And I am simply happy that I was able to blend into the sound of MAN WITH A MISSION, a band that have always been my big favorite. Please look forward to the fusion of MAN WITH A MISSION and milet.
Track #4 “My Hero [Slushii Remix]” is a remix by Slushii, a soon-to-breakthrough EDM DJ who is a Japanophile and an avid Japanese anime fan.
Anime overview TV anime Vinland Saga
Aired since Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 24:10 (Monday, 0:10am) on NHK
From 24:45 (Monday, 0:45am) in the Kansai region
On-air schedule is subject to change.
Exclusive steaming for Japan and worldwide on Amazon Prime Video
Streaming in Japan starts one hour after the TV broadcasting
MAN WITH A MISSION single “Dark Crow”
2019 October 23 physical CD release (Japan) and digital release worldwide
[Limited Edition] SRCL-11320～11321 / CD+DVD ￥1800+tax
[Standard Edition] SRCL-11322 / CD ￥1200+tax
[Anime Edition] SRCL11323～11324 / CD+DVD ￥1800+tax
M1 Dark Crow （Opening theme for TV anime “Vinland Saga”）
M2 86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump （Theme for movie “Sannin no Nobunaga”）
M3 Reiwa feat. milet
M4 My Hero [Slushii Remix]
Mission Movie (Limited Edition)
Jean Ken Johnny’s special footage
Tokyo Tanaka’s special footage
Movie (Anime Edition）TV anime “Vinland Saga” special movie
MAN WITH A MISSION presents Chasing the Horizon World Tour 2018/2019 -North American Tour-
September 6 SAN FRANCISCO・GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
September 8 LOS ANGELES・THE REGENT THEATER
September 10 DALLAS・CANTON HALL
September 13MEXICO CITY・SALA PUEBLA
September 16 NEW YORK・GRAMERCY THEATRE
September 18 CHICAGO・HOUSE OF BLUES CHICAGO
September 21 TORONTO・ADELAIDE HALL
September 23 VANCOUVER・IMPERIAL
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