Myth & Roid

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MYTH & ROID
OriginJapan
GenresPop rock
Years active2015-present
LabelsMedia Factory
Websitemythandroid.com
MembersTom-H@ck
hotaru
KIHOW
Past membersMayu

Myth & Roid (stylized as MYTH & ROID) is a Japanese pop rock band centered around Tom-H@ck (guitars, bass, composer, production) and hotaru (keyboards, lyrics, story planning), featuring multiple vocalists.[1] 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 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".[2]

The band debuted with Mayu 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,[3] and reached a ranking of No. 3 on iTunes' Japanese download rankings.[2]

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.[4] The band's third single "Styx Helix" was released on May 25, 2016;[5] the title song is used as the first ending theme to the 2016 anime television series Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World,[6] and the coupling song "Straight Bet" is used as the ending theme for episode 7.[7] 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-,[6] and the coupling song "Theater D" is used as the ending theme for episode 14.[8] 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.[9] The band also performed theme songs for two Overlord theatrical movie released in 2017.[10]

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".[11]

On April 24, 2017, the band's first album "eYe's" came out.[12]

In November 2017, it was announced that vocalist Mayu would be "graduating" from the band in order to pursue a solo career.[13]

On December 18, 2017, the band's 6th single 「HYDRA」was announced[14], and KIHOW's face was revealed as part of the cover for the album[15]

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.[16]

The band's song "shadowgraph" is being used as the opening theme for the 2019 anime Boogiepop and Others.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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。
  2. ^ a b "Profile" (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "L.L.L." Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "ANGER/ANGER". Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "STYX HELIX". Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "MYTH&ROID, Rie Takahashi Perform Re:Zero Anime's New Theme Songs". Anime News Network. June 11, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Natsuki Subaru's Restart". Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-. Episode 7.
  8. ^ "The Sickness Called Despair". Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-. Episode 14.
  9. ^ "Goods". Yōjo Senki official website (in Japanese). Kadokawa. Archived from the original on December 24, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  10. ^ "Overlord Anime's Compilation Project Split Into 2 Films With Myth&Roid Music". November 24, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "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). Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  12. ^ http://www.mythd-club.com/#disco
  13. ^ "MYTH&ROID Vocalist Mayu Graduates to Pursue Solo Career". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  14. ^ "HYDRA was added to discography".
  15. ^ "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). Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  16. ^ "Meet MYTH & ROID's New Vocalist KIHOW in "Overlord II" ED Song MV". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  17. ^ 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.

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