Kiiyan tweeted today that he’s been cast as Natsume Kenji in the anime adaptation of Hinata Takeshi’s Ahiru no Sora (Duck’s sky), a long-running basketball manga. He joins Kaji Yuki, Uchida Yuma, Konishi Katsuyuki and others.
The anime will air in fall 2019, and the first promo has already been posted.
Granrodeo will once again appear on Mezamashi’s morning animation, 『紙兎ロペ』. To get everyone ready for the airing next week, Mezamashi has shared Kiiyan and e-zuka’s last appearance, Audition, on Youtube.
『紙兎ロペ』×GRANRODEOコラボエピソード「オーディション」(Granrodeo collaboration episode: Audition)
Air Date/Time：5/15/2019 「Mezamashi TV」5:25～8:00 AM
The T Card T-Fan site has part one of a short interview with Kiiyan and e-zuka up. Part two will follow on May 15th. In this part, both talk about how much they use their T Cards and how excited they are to have a Granrodeo card, even if it’s a bit embarrassing to have their faces on a card.
Kiiyan gets asked if he reads the “script” (in this case, manga) before writing lyrics. To which he says he feels he needs to, to get the lyrics right.
e-zuka talks a bit about wanting to do Irish/Celtic music, since apparently the interviewer noticed「フォルテ」has that kind of feel to it.
Read the full interview here.
To celebrate their dual May releaes, Granrodeo is once again teaming up with Joysound. There will be one Granrodeo-themed karaoke room at Joysound’s Dogenzaka (Shibuya) location. This location, and nine other locations around the country, will be offering a drink + coaster campaign, plus a postcard.
Also, for every 900 yen spent, fans will receive a stamp (on a special stamp card). Fill the card for a chance at winning a B2 size tapestry!