Sumire Uesaka follows up her super cute city pop anthem ‘Car♡Wash♡Girl’ with fierce pop-metal track ‘Reigen!! Kyooshi Kyooai’. The song is the sixth to have a video on YouTube from new album ANTHOLOGY & DESTINY, which is available now to download and stream. An exclusive overseas CD release is due out from 11 November 2022 via JPU Records, including a booklet with English lyric translations and Romaji transliterations for all songs.
This year has seen Sumire Uesaka play the iconic role of Lum in the TV anime Urusei Yatsura which began airing in Japan from 13 October 2022, as well as another famous figure from anime; Neko Musume in the stage play of classic GeGeGe no Kitaro. She also featured on a track by rock unit The Lethal Weapons and was named by Thundercat as one of his favourite singers in Japan.
Music creator Karasuyasabou was involved in the production of ‘Reigen!! Kyooshi Kyooai’. He is behind tracks from THE ID@LMASTER series, as well as anime mega hit ‘Onegai Muscle’, the opening theme song to body building anime Danberu Nan-Kiro Moteru? (How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?” which has been watched over seven million times on YouTube.
Lyrics for the track are one of nine on the album penned entirely by Sumire Uesaka and are inspired by Jiangshi movies (films based around the Chinese hopping vampire legend). The track’s intense metal sounds make it a mixture of all the creator’s favourite things.
The ‘Reigen!! Kyooshi Kyooai’ lyric video has been produced by OTORIO, the same creative team behind the brilliant video for ‘Car♡Wash♡Girl’, as well as being responsible for music videos for DECO*27. The powerful sound mixed with the pale aesthetic illustration combine to bring the track’s world even further alive.
Listen or download the album now! Pre-orders for the CD version direct from JPU Records also include an exclusive puromaido with a special image, English message and digital signature from Sumire Uesaka.