Japanese singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu‘s official YouTube channel has started streaming a full-length music video for his latest 13th single song “KICK BACK,” which has been featured as the opening theme for the fall 2022 TV anime Chainsaw Man.
The song was written/composed by Yonezu, and co-arranged by himself and Daiki Tsuneda (King Gnu/millennium parade). The music video was directed by Yoshiyuki Okuyama, a photographer and video director who has worked on artist photos for Yonezu and the music video for his 2020 digital single “Kanden.”
In this video, Tsuneda appears along with Yonezu. The clip begins with the two of them going through a series of muscle training exercises, and soon an unexpected twist awaits them!
“KICK BACK” MV:
TV anime “Chainsaw Man” opening movie:
The CD single of “KICK BACK” is set to be released in Japan on November 23, 2022. The CD jacket illustration featuring Chainsaw Man was drawn by Yonezu himself. He is also known for his work as an illustrator, having drawn the CD jacket for the theme song for Shin Ultraman, “M87,” which was released as his 12th single in May 2022.
“KICK BACK” CD jacket:
Kenshi Yonezu artist photo:
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