Myth & Roid

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MYTH & ROID
OriginJapan
GenresPop rock
Years active2015 - present
LabelsMedia Factory (2015 - present)
TaWaRa CREATIVE[1](2020 – present)
Websitemythandroid.com
MembersTom-H@ck
hotaru
KIHOW
Past membersMayu Maeshima

Myth & Roid (stylized in all caps) is a Japanese pop rock band centered around Tom-H@ck (guitars, bass, composer, production) and hotaru (keyboards, lyrics, story planning), featuring multiple vocalists.[2] The band made its debut in 2015 with the release of its first single "L.L.L". The band's music has been featured in various anime series such as Overlord, Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019), BBK/BRNK, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious, Made in Abyss, Isekai Cheat Magician and Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World.

History[edit]

According to the band's official website, its name comes from two words: "myth" representing the past, and "android" representing the future; the band hopes that these two aspects will allow the creation of "a new world".[3]

The band debuted with Mayu Maeshima on vocals in 2015, with the release of its first single "L.L.L" (Leashed Luminous Love); the ending theme to the 2015 anime television series Overlord. The single peaked at No. 29 on the Oricon weekly charts,[4] and reached a ranking of No. 3 on iTunes' Japanese download rankings.[3]

The band's second single "ANGER/ANGER" was released on February 24, 2016; the title track is used as the ending theme to the 2016 anime television series BBK/BRNK. The single peaked at No. 82 on the Oricon weekly charts.[5] The band's third single "STYX HELIX" was released on May 25, 2016;[6] the title song is used as the first ending theme to the 2016 anime television series Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World,[7] and the coupling song "STRAIGHT BET" is used as the ending theme for episode 7.[8] The band's fourth single "Paradisus-Paradoxum" was released on August 24, 2016; the title track is used as the second opening theme to Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-,[7] and the coupling song "theater D" is used as the ending theme for episode 14.[9] The unit's fifth single "JINGO JUNGLE" was released on February 8, 2017; the single's title track is used as the opening theme to the 2017 anime television series Saga of Tanya the Evil.[10] The band also performed theme songs for two Overlord theatrical movie released in 2017.[11]

In 2017, KIHOW joined the band after being discovered by Tom-H@ck. Having lived overseas in the past, she is capable of singing in both English and Japanese. Able to freely transform her singing style, her voice is known as the "rainbow-colored voice".[12]

On April 24, 2017, the band's first album eYe's was released.[13]

In November 2017, it was announced that vocalist Mayu Maeshima would be "graduating" from the band in order to pursue a solo career.[14]

On December 18, 2017, the band's sixth single "HYDRA" was announced,[15] and KIHOW's face was revealed as part of the cover for the album[16]

The band debuted KIHOW on lead vocals in 2018, with the release of "HYDRA", the title track is used as the ending to the 2018 anime television series Overlord II.[17]

Later in 2018 the band's single "VORACITY" was the opening for Overlord III.[18]

In 2019, the band's song "shadowgraph" was used as the opening theme for the anime Boogiepop and Others.[19] Its coupling track, "Remembrance", was featured in the first theatrical movie release of "The Saga of Tanya the Evil". The band's song "PANTA RHEI" was used as the opening theme for the anime Isekai Cheat Magician[20] while their song "TIT FOR TAT" was used as the opening theme for the anime Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious,[21]

In December 2019, it was announced that the band's best album MUSEUM–THE BEST OF MYTH & ROID– would be released on March 4, 2020. The song "FOREVER LOST" was included as new song and used as the ending theme to the film Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul[22] while "Cracked Black" was also included in the album and used as Overlord mobile game "MASS FOR THE DEAD" 1st anniversary theme song.

In October 2020, it was announced that their 2 songs "Future is Mine" and "Reminiscence Reincarnation", respectively used as "Shin Kaku Gi Kou and The Eleven Destroyers" and "Eternal City" mobile games theme songs, would be finally released on their 1st Digital Album Future Is Mine under their independent label "TaWaRa CREATIVE" where both Tom-H@ck and hotaru work.

The album was released on October 28th, 2020. This was their 1st digital worldwide release. They also opened an Official Youtube Channel called MYTH & ROID Official Channel.

In March 2021 they announced a collaboration song with Honkai Impact 3rd to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the global version. The preview of the new song "BRILLIANT BRIGHT" was shown on the anniversary special video by miHoYo, uploaded on Honkai Impact 3rd official Youtube Channel, featuring various female characters from the game with a bunny dress. The full song was pre-released on March 31st on the official full MV by miHoYo.

"BRILLIANT BRIGHT" was released worldwide on April 7th, 2021 on streaming platforms.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 2017: eYe's

References[edit]

  1. ^ CREATIVE%5d%5d "Official Website" Check |url= value (help).
  2. ^ "Tom-H@ck・Tom Oshima (@TomOshima_TH) | Twitter". @TomOshima_TH (in Japanese). 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2017-11-11. 「MYTH & ROID」は男女2人組のユニットだと思っていた方が多いかもしれませんが、Tom-H@ckを中心として、ボーカリストも複数名いて、映像クリエイターやダンサー、シナリオライターなどが一つとなった総合エンターテイメントを世界へ向けて創り出すクリエイティブ集団なのです。
  3. ^ a b "Profile" (in Japanese). Media Factory. Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "L.L.L." Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "ANGER/ANGER". Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "STYX HELIX". Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "MYTH&ROID, Rie Takahashi Perform Re:Zero Anime's New Theme Songs". Anime News Network. June 11, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Natsuki Subaru's Restart". Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-. Episode 7.
  9. ^ "The Sickness Called Despair". Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-. Episode 14.
  10. ^ "Goods". Yōjo Senki official website (in Japanese). Kadokawa. Archived from the original on December 24, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "Overlord Anime's Compilation Project Split Into 2 Films With Myth&Roid Music". November 24, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  12. ^ "MYTH & ROID[ミスアンドロイド]公式サイト". MYTH & ROID[ミスアンドロイド]公式サイト (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2017-10-15. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2016-12-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "MYTH&ROID Vocalist Mayu Graduates to Pursue Solo Career". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 2017-10-15. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  15. ^ "HYDRA was added to discography". Archived from the original on 2016-08-08.
  16. ^ "MYTH & ROID[ミスアンドロイド]公式サイト". MYTH & ROID[ミスアンドロイド]公式サイト (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  17. ^ "Meet MYTH & ROID's New Vocalist KIHOW in "Overlord II" ED Song MV". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  18. ^ "overlord-iii-animes-theme-song-artists-revealed MV". Anime Herald. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  19. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (November 11, 2018). "Boogiepop and Others Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals 14 More Cast Members, January 4 Debut". AnimeNewsNetwork. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  20. ^ "https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-05-13/myth-roid-rie-takahashi-perform-theme-songs-for-isekai-cheat-magician-anime/.146647". Anime News Network. May 13, 2019. Retrieved November 5, 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  21. ^ "MYTH&ROID, Riko Azuna Perform 'The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious' Anime's Theme Songs". Anime News Network. August 21, 2019. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  22. ^ アニメ「メイドインアビス」公式 (2019-12-15). "劇場版「メイドインアビス 深き魂の黎明」のエンディング主題歌を担当するのは、MYTH & ROIDに決定!Kevin Penkinを編曲に迎えた楽曲「Forever Lost」は、2020年3⽉4⽇発売のベストアルバムに収録されます。 #miabysspic.twitter.com/IB3ztL0CdX". @miabyss_anime (in Japanese). Archived from the original on December 30, 2019. Retrieved 2019-12-30.

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