What You Need to Know:
- Retbear is a new project by Kairiki Bear, a popular vocaloid producer who is known for hits such as “Venom” (50 million views on YouTube) and “Darling Dance” (28 million views). Today, with the release of the fourth promotional video of the TV anime REVENGER, it has been revealed that Retbear will be singing the opening theme of the anime.
- Retbear is an “anonymous” unit that combines Kairiki Bear with a different unknown vocalist for each song. Retbear’s first song was “Atamannaka DEAD END,” the opening theme of Black Summoner, in which 10 vocalists participated as guest performers. Retbear’s second song “Down Timer,” the opening theme of REVENGER, was written by Kairiki Bear and arranged by MAIKI P, a drummer, singer, and vocaloid producer. An anonymous vocalist with the codename O2 has been announced as a guest performer.
- The original TV anime REVENGER by Shochiku, Ajia-do Animation Works, and Nitroplus will begin airing on January 5, 2023 (Thursday) in Japan on TOKYO MX, Kansai Telecasting Corporation, BS Nittele and AT-X.
- Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus), who is known for blockbusters such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Psycho-Pass, is working on REVENGER’s plot and series composition. This is his first original anime in 10 years, so expectations are high. REVENGER will be directed by Masaya Fujimori, whose skilled direction in works such as Nintama Rantaro and Kemono Jihen has captivated audiences, and animated by Ajia-do Animation Works, with Jiro Suzuki and Yūichi as character designers and Yuji Hosogoe as chief animation director.
REVENGER 4th Promotional Video
Comment by Kairiki Bear (Retbear producer)
This song is about moving forward with strong determination, regardless of whether you are tormented by regrets or have lost sight of what is the right thing to do.
It has a sharpness that even ignores the sanctity of life, with a melody that lashes out against a chaotic world.
It is an overwhelming song that makes you think from perspectives and moves you emotionally, so it should not be missed. Unleash all your senses and bathe in REVENGER from the bottom of your heart.
2nd Digital Single
REVENGER opening theme
Singer: Retbear (unknown Vo: O2)
Lyrics/Composition: Kairiki Bear
Arrangement: MAIKI P
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Streaming services: Apple Music, LINE MUSIC, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, AWA, KKBOX, Rakuten Music, TOWER RECORDS MUSIC.
The music video can be viewed on Apple Music, LINE MUSIC, YouTube Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, TOWER RECORDS MUSIC, and dTV
A new project launched by composer/producer Kairiki Bear, a leader in the Vocaloid scene who has a YouTube channel with over 200 million views.
Retbear is an “anonymous” unit that combines Kairiki Bear with a different unknown vocalist for each song. The guest vocalist performs under a different name from usual.
Composer: Kairiki Bear / Vocals: ××unknown××
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Source: Official Press Release