Are you excited for the second season of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord? We certainly are! A new season of the anime means new opening and ending songs, and the artists were recently announced—not just one, but a collaboration between two musicians that will bring this music to life! The music scene in Japan has been really excited by the announcement that DJ KOO and MOTSU will be collaborating on the opening and ending themes for How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Omega.
If you have never heard of DJ KOO and MOTSU before now, that’s okay! That’s exactly why we are here. Let’s look at who these two artists are, and then we can have a look at their new songs for How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Omega.
Two Talented Artists…
First, let’s look at DJ KOO. He is a member of a Japanese pop band called Tetsuya Komuro Rave Factory, abbreviated as TRF. TRF was first formed in 1993, and DJ KOO is the leader and sound creator. According to the TRF website, DJ KOO was first inspired to become a musician by British rock music and began learning guitar when he was 12. In high school, he discovered dance music and began to DJ when he was able to. Eventually, another DJ invited him to perform at an event in Shinjuku, and it was all uphill from there!
As early as 1986, DJ KOO was experimenting with new styles of music and using computers to change how music sounded. He has continued to work with remixing music and has become a legend in the music remix scene in Japan.
MOTSU in m.o.v.e. “Around the World” from Initial D
MOTSU is the other half of this collaboration. Real name Mototaka Segawa, MOTSU is a lyricist, composer, and musician. He was also interested in music from a young age, and at 22 years old went to live in America where he was exposed to rap and hip-hop music culture. He actually has a history in the anisong world when he was a member of m.o.v.e., who performed the first opening for Initial D, “around the world.” MOTSU had been reading the serialization since he was young, so it was an honour for him to be involved in creating music for the anime. The members of m.o.v.e., including MOTSU, even appeared as spectators in the Initial D anime!
MOTSU has another tie to the otaku world through the popular children’s game and anime, Yokai Watch. He voices a character named Captain Burly, and has appeared in the anime along with two of the video games.
...Coming Together for Anisong!
Okay, so now we know a bit more about DJ KOO and MOTSU individually. They are both from the dance music and hip-hop scene and are well-known in the industry, so a collaboration between them makes a lot of sense. DJ KOO himself said that the music that they are producing together is meant to energize the world, make people happy, and make them want to dance - which in our opinion, is exactly what the world needs right now.
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Omega Trailer
The two singles that DJ KOO and MOTSU are producing together alongside singer Yu Serizawa will release their full versions on May 19th officially, but we will be able to see them this season as the opening and ending songs for How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Omega. The opening song is called “EVERYBODY! EVERYBODY!” and the ending is “YOU YOU YOU.” Yu Serizawa actually did the ending song for the first season of the anime, so she is going to be making a comeback.
If you like anime and rap, hip-hop, or dance music, well, it looks like How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Omega is going to bring some great music for you! DJ KOO and MOTSU are already famous in the music scene (with MOTSU also still loved in the anisong world for his work on Initial D), and now they are going to find fame in the otaku world, too. Get ready for a different style of anime music this season, and if you like the songs, be sure to check out DJ KOO and MOTSU’s other work as well. You might find even more music to love!
How do you like “EVERYBODY! EVERYBODY!” and “YOU YOU YOU?” Did you know much about DJ KOO and MOTSU before you read this? Are you going to check out some of their other music now as well? Drop us a comment before you leave!