What You Need to Know:
- Shugo Nakamura, a voice actor and singer-songwriter, has released a music video for WINNER, the ending theme of the TV anime Blue Rock, on his YouTube channel. Blue Rock is currently airing on TV Asahi’s “NUMAnimation” programming block.
- WINNER, which was written and composed by Shugo Nakamura himself, has a chilled out, relaxed melody that stands in contrast to the passionate lyrics. In the music video, multiple Shugo Nakamuras appear, surreally depicting the endless battles and the moments in between them.
- At the same time, the song was digitally released on popular streaming and downloading platforms.
- WINNER on music platforms: https://lnk.to/LZC-2245
- In addition, a newly-drawn illustration that will be used for the back of the regular edition has also been revealed. The illustration depicts the determination of Yoichi Isagi through his strong gaze, with a beautiful, eye-catching color gradation.
- Blue Lock, which is serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, is a soccer manga series written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. It has already sold over 10 million copies in total.
The anime ranked No. 1 on Twitter Japan’s trending list despite its late-night broadcast, and viewers, including fans of the original manga, have praised its excellent visuals, direction, drama, and music. Shugo Nakamura not only sings the ending theme song but also plays the role of Gin Gagamaru in the anime.
Shugo Nakamura’s 6th single “WINNER”
Lyrics/Composition: Shugo Nakamura, Arrangement: Jun Murayama
Release date: November 16, 2022
First-run Limited Edition (CD + Blu-ray + photobook) / LACM-34319 / ¥3,080 (inc. 10% tax)
☆Blu-ray: music video, behind-the-scenes documentary
Regular Edition (CD only) / LACM-24319 / ¥1,430 (inc. 10% tax)
☆Back jacket features unique anime illustration
A voice actor and singer-songwriter who was born in Okinawa Prefecture on July 28, 1988.
After graduating from high school, he moved to Tokyo with the goal of becoming an artist and joined a music school. Later, after watching a friend perform on stage, he decided to become a voice actor and made his debut in 2015 as Teru Tendo in the game The Idolmaster: SideM. In March 2019, he won the Rookie Actor Award at the 13th Seiyu Awards. As a voice actor, he has played many roles, including Issei Kuga in Tsukipro The Animation, Tomoki Takashima in Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy, and Ultraman Regulos in Ultra Galaxy Fight.
As an artist, he has released five singles and one album and has done a five-stop nationwide tour. His life-size lyrics and catchy melodies have resonated with many people of the same generation.
Official website▶︎ https://www.lantis.jp/nakamurashugo/
Official Twitter▶︎ https://twitter.com/ShugoAbc
Official Instagram▶︎ https://www.lantis.jp/nakamurashugo/
Official YouTube▶︎ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7lAePXCHuf3sk-Q4HhWM2A
Source: Official Press Release