NICO Touches the Walls is getting ready to release new single “Niwaka Ame ni mo Makezu” with tie-in as the 13th opening theme for anime NARUTO Shippuden (beginning April). Their 13th single includes cover of “Hi no Ataru Basho” (1998) originally by MISIA. Single “Niwaka Ame ni mo Makezu” comes on three editions that hit stores July 10th 2013 – jacket covers and more updated details follow.
The band most recently released their 5th album “Shout to the Walls!” on April 24th 2013 and they are near the end of their TOUR 2013 Shout to the Walls! in support of the new album. The tour hits 10 venues for 12 performances which started May 5th at Shimin Bunka Kaikan Hall Shizuka and ends with two sold-out performances July 10th & 11th at NHK Hall Tokyo.
NICO Touches the Walls debuted 2008 and have released several singles used as anime theme songs including 3 total for anime NARUTO Shippuden (“Broken Youth” (2008, ED), “Diver” (2011, OP), and this single). Live performances of all three songs are included on the Limited A edition’s DVD.
Long running anime NARUTO Shippuden (2007 -) airs primetime on TV Tokyo and simulcasts outside of Japan on several outlets including Crunchyroll. Check our Crunchyroll updates page for all the latest anime episodes.
New single “Niwaka Ame ni mo Makezu” comes on three editions,
- Limited A with DVD that includes live performance of the band’s three theme songs for NARUTO Shippuden captured during their Acotouch acoustic session #3. Bonus NICO x NARUTO Will of Fire guitar pick.
- Limited B with DVD of music video for title track. Bonus 40-page photo book from the “Shout to the Walls! TOUR 2013”
- Regular CD-only. First Press bonus Naruto x Kyuubi wide-cap sticker.
NICO Touches the Walls Official website (A-Sketch)