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“ANIME SONGS PARTY!” Will Be Inviting Susumu Sugawara From Billy
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“ANIME SONGS PARTY!” Program That Connects The World With Anime Songs Will Be Inviting Susumu Sugawara From Billy BanBan on June 12 (Sun) and June 19 (Sun) Broadcasts Delivering Exclusive Studio Session From Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Studio To The World

Susumu Sugawara (Billy BanBan) Theme song of ‘Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021’, ‘Kokoro Arigato’ is now on sale!

“ANIME SONGS PARTY!” is a radio program by Nippon Cultural Broadcasting that connects the world with anime songs (on air every Sunday from 8:30pm to 8:45pm (JST)). The program brings you exclusive studio sessions of anime songs every week from the studio. It has been confirmed that Susumu Sugawara from a sibling duo “Billy BanBan” will be the guest for the June 12 (Sun) and June 19 (Sun) broadcasts.

Billy BanBan is a sibling duo composed of Takashi Sugawara and Susumu Sugawara specialised in folk music. Their debut record “Shiroi Buranko” in 1969 was a big hit. The following records “MIDORIINU“, “Renge Sou”, “Sayonara wo Surutameni” were also a big success and they made their performance at The 23rd NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen. With a concert as their main activity, they became one of the leading folk groups. They have been providing a commercial song for a mugi shochu brand “Iichiko” for more than 30 years. In August 2009, their song “Mata Kimi Ni Koishiteru / Toki No Shizuku” was re-released and became another big hit. Recently, Susumu Sugawara opened his own YouTube and Nico Nico Douga channel, uploads anime song covers and gets featured on lots of tv programs. The song they produced for the latest Doraemon movie “Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021”, “Kokoro Arigato” was released in March 2022. A theme of the song is “brotherhood”, it sings about brotherly love between Doraemon and Nobita as well as Billy BanBan themselves with a crystal clear voice of Susumu Sugawara. Billy BanBan is celebrating its 52nd anniversary this year.

The program will feature Susumu Sugawara talking about the appeal of anime songs, as well as a studio session of anime songs from Nippon Cultural Broadcasting radio studio. The session will also be uploaded on the YouTube channel of “ANIME SONGS PARTY!” after the radio broadcast. The program is now accepting emails to Susumu Sugawara. You can send your e-mail to party@joqr.net.

You can also watch a video of the studio session with Yoshiki Fukuyama who appeared as a guest on May 29 (Sun). Yoshiki sang an insert song of the anime “MACROSS 7”, “REMEMBER 16” with the program’s radio personalities Yohei Onishi and Hikari Hinata (Singing Cosplayer Hikari). ※Yoshiki Fukuyama will also make a guest appearance on June 5 (Sun).
URL:https://youtu.be/IpJTLdUV-pk

Left to right: Hikari Hinata, Yoshiki Fukuyama (Featured Guest on 29th May & 5th June), Yohei Onishi

“ANIME SONGS PARTY!” will cooperate with overseas media and events related to anime and Japanese culture such as “Anime News Network (USA)”, “Manga News (France)”, “HYPER JAPAN (UK)”, and “GwiGwi (Indonesia)” to promote and deliver the videos and studio session that will be uploaded on YouTube to the anime song fans around the world. The program welcomes all the anime song fans to be part of the show through various platforms such as YouTube and TikTok, etc. With the theme “enjoying anime songs together” the program will feature anime songs sung and performed by listeners and anime song fans not only in Japan but also around the world.

【Program Information】
□Program Name:”ANIME SONGS PARTY!”
□Radio Personalities: Yohei Onishi, Hikari Hinata (Singing Cosplayer Hikari)
□On Air: Nippon Cultural Broadcasting FM91.6MHz/AM1134kHz/radiko.jp
Every Sunday from 8:30pm to 8:45pm (JST)
□Sumu Sugawara (Billy BanBan) Guest Appearance: June 12 (Sun) & June 19 (Sun) 2022
8:30pm to 8:45pm (JST)
□Website: https://www.joqr.co.jp/party/
□E-mail: party@joqr.net
□YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeMYBiRLAcB96Klps7rC2jg
□Twitter: https://twitter.com/animesongsparty  ※Recommended tag #ANIMESONGSPARTY
□TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@animesongsparty
□Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/animesongsparty/