Myth & Roid

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MYTH & ROID
Origin Japan
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2015-present
Labels Media Factory
Website mythandroid.com
Members Tom-H@ck
hotaru
KIHOW
Past members Mayu

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, 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]

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. Retrieved December 24, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  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. 

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