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Published by Hujio
12 December 2015, 6:17 PM EDT

Japanese rock band LACCO TOWER has announced that their upcoming single — “Light Pink” (薄紅) — will take over as the third ending theme song for the Dragon Ball Super TV series beginning 10 January 2016. This will correspond to episode 26, as the series will be on break the week prior.

The band’s vocalist, Keisuke Matsukawa, made the following comment on OKMusic:

まるでドラゴンボールを7つ揃えたかのように、願いが一つ叶いました。
幼少の頃、マンガといえば「ドラゴンボール」。人生最初の英雄は「孫悟空」。いつか本当に出るんじゃないかと思って何度も練習した「かめはめ波」。フリーザが変身した時は第1形態ですでに興奮最高潮。超サイヤ人になりたくてずーっと力を溜めてみたり。

僕を含め多くの人が、同じようにこんな道を歩いてきたんじゃないかと思います。

そんな壮大な思い入れのあるアニメのエンディングテーマに、今回ありがたくもLACCO TOWERのニューシングル「薄紅」が抜擢されました。
今までのバンド人生の中でこれほど嬉しかった事はありません。

強靭な敵と出会い、たとえ負けても修行を繰り返し、また立ち向かい、ついには撃破する。
今思えば日々孫悟空のような戦いを繰り返している僕らに、ドラゴンボールはいろんな事を教えてくれている気がします。
そして今なお進化を続けるドラゴンボールのように、今回僕等も今までの自分たちを「超」える作品を用意することが出来ました。

紛れもない最高傑作です。
最強のアニメのエンディングテーマに恥じないバンドであるように、また僕等も修行を続けます。是非この機会に、LACCO TOWERに、そして「薄紅」に触れてみてください。


It’s as if I gathered the seven Dragon Balls and had my wish granted. When I was little, Dragon Ball was the manga. “Son Goku” was my very first hero. I practiced doing the “Kamehameha” countless times on the off chance that I might eventually manage to fire one off. When Freeza transformed, I was already at the peak of excitement with his 1st form. I wanted to become a Super Saiyan, so I tried charging up my power.

I think there are probably loads of people who have had the same experiences.

I’m grateful that LACCO TOWER’s new single “Light Pink” has been selected as the ending theme for an anime that I have such tremendous emotional attachment for.

Never before in my entire career have I been so happy.

Encountering powerful enemies, and even when you lose still continuing to train so you can face them once again and finally prevail. Thinking back on it now, I get the feeling that Dragon Ball teaches us a lot as we go on battling each day like Son Goku. And just as Dragon Ball keeps on evolving, we’ve likewise managed to prepare a song that surpasses our previous efforts.

It is beyond a doubt a masterpiece of the highest order.

We’ll go on training too, in order to be a band worthy to perform the ending theme for the mightiest of anime. Please take this opportunity to give LACCO TOWER and “Light Pink” a shot.

The single is currently available for pre-order via Amazon Japan and CDJapan. It will include two new singles, a re-recorded song track, and each track’s corresponding instrumental track.

  1. 薄紅
    “Light Pink”
  2. 奇々怪々
    “Bizarre”
  3. 灯源 (Re-Recording)
    “Light Source” (Re-Recording)
  4. 薄紅 -Instrumental-
    “Light Pink” -Instrumental-
  5. 奇々怪々 -Instrumental-
    “Bizarre” -Instrumental-
  6. 灯源 (Re-Recording) -Instrumental-
    “Light Source” (Re-Recording) -Instrumental-

CD singles for the show’s first two ending themes — “Hello Hello Hello” by Good Morning America and “Starring Star” by KEYTALK — have been released. A CD single for the show’s opening theme — “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!” by Kazuya Yoshii — was released 07 October 2015.