What You Need to Know:
- On July 18, at an event held to commemorate the release of her double tie-up single “Ano Hi no Kotoba/Growing,” Nao Toyama announced that she will be releasing her third full album titled “Welcome to MY WONDERLAND” on September 28.
- Since her debut, Toyama has played numerous heroines in popular anime. The year 2022 marks the 5th anniversary of her singing debut, and five projects were planned to celebrate it. The first was her first official book, the second her birthday event, and the third her double tie-in single. “Welcome to MY WONDERLAND,” her first full album in three and a half years, is the fourth project for this event. (The fifth will be an album release tour!)
- The newly announced album is set in the fantastical theme park “Rainbow Wonderland” and will be released in three formats: a First-Run Limited Edition, an Animate Limited Edition, and a standard edition. The tracklist will be the same for all formats and will include seven new songs related to theme parks, including one written and composed by Toyama herself, as well as five anime theme songs.
- The First-Run Limited Edition includes several music videos from “Aruite Ikou!” to her latest single “Ano Hi no Kotoba,” as well as the newly shot part 2 of the Naobou Growth Project “Naobou GP! Theme Park Scenario.” In part 1, which was included in the bonus DVD of the I’m Quitting Heroing Edition of “Ano Hi no Kotoba/Growing,” Toyama took on the challenge of working part-time for the first time in her life. In this second part, which features Yoko Hikasa as a special guest, Toyama will be spending time at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park with the goal of improving her entertainment skills.
- The Animate Limited Edition includes a cute pouch designed to look like Naobou wearing the costume of the park mascot character Nijipen. This soft, fluffy pouch, which is exactly the sort of thing you would want to take with you to a theme park, is only available with this edition, and there will only be 3,000 sets, so please book yours as soon as possible.
- Along with the album release information, Toyama also released her latest artist photo. In this cute photo, she is wearing a rainbow-colored costume that makes her look like a guide for the fantastical theme park Rainbow Wonderland.
5th Anniversary Webpage
Title: Welcome to MY WONDERLAND
Artist: Nao Toyama
Release date: September 28, 2022
First-Run Limited Edition
Format: 1 CD + 1 BD / PN: VTZL-214 / Price: ¥4,950 (inc. tax)
Format: 1 CD / PN: VTCL-60567 / Price: ¥3,300 (inc. tax)
Animate Limited Edition
Format: 1 CD + 1 BD + Naobou plush pouch / PN: VTZL-214+ FDMD-361 / Price: ¥7,700 (inc. tax)
New song 1: Untitled
New song 2: Untitled
New song 3: Untitled
New song 4: Untitled
New song 5: Untitled
New song 6: Untitled
New song 7: OVER!! (Original song written and composed by Nao Toyama)
Aruite Ikou! (OP theme of Asteroid in Love)
Samenai Maho (ED theme of Restaurant to Another World season 2)
Ano Hi no Kotoba (OP theme of Ascendance of a Bookworm season 3)
Growing (ED theme 1 of I’m Quitting Heroing)
de messiah (ED theme 2 of I’m Quitting Heroing)
*All formats include the same songs
*The above content may be subject to change without prior notice
First-Run Limited Edition bonuses
1. Naobou Growth Project Part 2 “Naobou GP! Theme Park Scenario”
2. Music videos: Aruite Ikou, off, Guu, Samenai Maho, Ano Hi no Kotoba
Nao Toyama Profile:
Birthday: March 11
Blood Type: A
Home Town: Tokyo
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, playing the electric organ
Nao Toyama made her voice acting debut in 2010. She attracted a lot of attention for her role as Kanon Nakagawa in the TV anime The World God Only Knows. After that, she went on to play characters in numerous popular works, such as Karen Kujo in Kin-iro Mosaic, Chitoge Kirisaki in Nisekoi, Reina Prowler in MacrossΔ, and Rin Shima in Yuru CampΔ. She also belongs to popular groups Rhodanthe* and Walküre, both of which were born in anime, and has enthralled fans with her clear voice and flawless performances. On February 1, 2017, she made her debut as a singer with “True Destiny/Chain the world,” a tie-up song for the anime Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari, and on February 3, 2018, she held her first solo live at the Nippon Budokan. In 2019, she held her first solo tour and performed overseas in Taipei and Shanghai. In 2020, she celebrated her 10th anniversary as a voice actress by releasing her character song best album “Special Thanks,” which placed third on the Oricon Weekly Ranking. On December 5 and 6, she held a 10th anniversary concert titled “Special Thanks! Festival” at Tokyo Garden Theater, where she performed various theme songs and character songs from her voice acting career. In 2021, she released a mini-concept album titled “off” on the theme of rest and healing in May and her fifth single “Samenai Maho” in November. In 2022, she will be carrying out her 5th Anniversary Plan to celebrate her five years as a singer!
Nao Toyama Twitter: @naobou_official
Nao Toyama LINE account ID: toyamanao
Nao Toyama blog: https://lineblog.me/toyamanao/
Nao Toyama artist homepage: http://toyamanao.com
Nao Toyama YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/naobou_channel
Nao Toyama Instagram: @naobou_official
Source: Official Press Release