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  • Kanno Yoko composes opening theme for 2011 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 27, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Celebrated composer Kanno Yoko has composed the opening theme song to the 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. Kanno is known for scoring a multitude of popular anime series, such as "Macross F", "Sousei no Aquarion", and "Ghost in the Shell". The bright, hopeful opening theme serves an important purpose -- it will play during the opening segment by Kohaku hosts Arashi and actress Inoue Mao, as well as during the artist introductions. Kanno commen

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  • Tsuchiya Anna reveals "Master Blaster" PV!

    September 13, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    Just yesterday, Anna Tsuchiya released her first PV from her triple-A side single, "UNCHAINED GIRL". Now the rock star is back with the PV for her second song, "Master Blaster", a collaborative track done with composer Kanno Yoko and guitarist MIYAVI. "Master Blaster" is the image song for the RPG, "Continent of the Ninth". Unlike the first video she released, "Master Blaster" takes place in bar and it's definitely an entertaining video

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  • MIYAVI joins Tsuchiya Anna x Kanno Yoko for "C9 (Continent of the Ninth)"

    August 12, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    It's been revealed that MIYAVI will participate as the guest guitarist in Tsuchiya Anna and Kanno Yoko's "Master Blaster",the Japanese image song for the online RPG, "C9 (Continent of the Ninth). The song was composed and arranged by Kanno, and the lyrics were written by Tim Jensen. It expresses the grand outlook of the world, and the feelings of warriors who go into battle with the monsters. MIYAVI's prominent guitar sound adds color to t

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  • Tsuchiya Anna + Kanno Yoko collaborate for RPG, "Continent of the Ninth"

    July 22, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Singer Tsuchiya Anna and famous songwriter Kanno Yoko came together for "Master Blaster", the Japanese image song for the popular RPG "Continent of the Ninth"! The song was written and composed by Kanno, and is said to be an emotional number expressing the magnificent world in the game and the soldiers who run into battle with monsters. Even prior to the song's release, the unprecedented but powerful tag team of Tsuchiya and Kanno has been gat

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  • Kanno Yoko releases message song "Kimi de ite buji de ite" for earthquake victims

    March 13, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    Japanese pianist and singer Kanno Yoko just revealed an original song on YouTube, entitled "Kimi de ite buji de ite", sending an inspirational message to people affected by the earthquake in Japan. "Kimi de ite buji de ite" translates roughly to "be you, be okay". In the short piece, Kanno plays the piano as she sings the following lyrics: "Worrying The world is worrying about you They're searching for your name Being together The

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