Kiyoe Yoshioka, who is the vocalist of Ikimonogakari, is going to be singing the opening theme song for the TV animation series, “A Couple of Cuckoos,” airing on TV Asahi from April in 2022. This will also be her first ever solo act.
“A Couple of Cuckoos” is a manga series telling a love story which started from the incident that babies switched at birth, written, and illustrated by Miki Yoshikawa, who also created “Flunk Punk Rumble,” and “Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches”.
The first volume of this manga series was published on the 15th of May 2020 by Kodansha and was quickly sold out in every book shop. This is an extremely popular manga series which compelled Kodansha to produce 10 editions in the shortest amount of time in their history.
It has been announced that the manga is going to be adapted into a TV animation airing from April 2022, and the opening theme song will be Kiyoe Yoshioka’s ‘Dekoboko’. This new song ‘Dekoboko’ is created by Haruko Nagaya from the band Ryokuoushoku Shakai. Haruko Nagaya is very close to Kiyoe Yoshioka both as friends and also in business as they are often on TV programs together. This song has an authentic pop sound with a very charming feeling. It blends with the world of the anime “A Couple of Cuckoos” to show many different exciting feelings. The song ‘Dekoboko’ will be available for streaming and download on various music platforms from Sunday the 17th of April 2022.
The cover art of the song ‘Dekoboko’ and new artist photograph have been revealed as well.
The artwork was done by Mr.HARU (koe Inc.) who also worked on Kiyoe’s last single ‘Massara’. He creates a pop feeling as if he took the color and brightness from the song itself. Furthermore, the main PV of TV Anime “A Couple of Cuckoos” has been released on KADOKAWA Anime YouTube Channel. You can listen to some parts of the song ‘Dekoboko’ there.
TV Anime “A Couple of Cuckoos” Main PV: https://youtu.be/tc5anTuqQVM
Akari Kito who voiced Erika Amano in the anime “A Couple of Cuckoos” made a comment about the song ‘Dekoboko’ by Kiyoe Yoshioka being the opening theme song. Amari Kito said, “I was so thrilled to find out that Kiyoe Yoshioka will sing the opening theme song for the TV anime “A Couple of Cuckoos”. Since I am a part of her generation, I am so excited!! It is an awesome song with Kiyoe Yoshioka's pure voice and melody and lyrics reflecting the freshness of the work, full of the sweet and bitter feelings of love.”
Kiyoe Yoshioka said, “I am so honored to be a singer for the song ‘Dekoboko’ which is the opening theme song of “A Couple of Cuckoos”. ‘Dekoboko’ is an amazing love song created by Haruko Nagaya. It will definitely make people excited! Everyone from the band, Ryokuoushoku Shakai, took part in playing the music. I am so glad!! I would be so happy if I could be able to support the main characters in the anime, who are pushed by destiny, as well as the entire animation of “A Couple of Cuckoos”!! Please enjoy the anime and the song ‘Dekoboko’!”
Also, the iTunes pre-order/Spotify pre-save campaign has started at 00:00 (JAPAN TIME) Tuesday the 18th of January, which is prior to the release on Sunday the 17th of April. From this campaign, you could get a ‘Dekoboko’ original pen case. If you submit the form for this campaign with the necessary details by 23:59 Saturday the 16th of April, 100 people will get “a ‘Dekoboko’ original pen case” by lottery. Please check more details from the campaign page or the Ikimonogakari official site.
‘Dekoboko’ Pre-order/Pre-save Campaign Page: https://cp.digle.tokyo/dekoboko/
The song is the first song released in 2022 for Kiyoe Yoshioka. Please look forward to it!
Kiyoe Yoshioka ‘Dekoboko’ (Opening theme song for TV animation series “A Couple of Cuckoos,” on TV Asahi)
Streaming / download will be available from Sunday the 17th of April 2022
★iTunes pre-order URL
(※Start accepting at 00:00 on Tuesday the 18th of January): https://erj.lnk.to/EuCPlq
(Finish accepting at 23:59 on Saturday the 16th of April 2022)
The pre-order/pre-save campaign gives you the chance to win a ‘Dekoboko’ original pen case has begun!
More details here: https://cp.digle.tokyo/dekoboko/
Kiyoe Yoshioka was born on the 29th of February in 1984. She is the vocalist of a J-Pop unit called Ikimonogakari. Kiyoe became the vocalist after she spontaneously joined the duo unit performing live on the street. The unit Ikimonogakari, which consisted of Yoshiki Misuno and Hotaka Yamashita at that time, was performing on the 3rd of November 1999. They gradually got attention due to their continuous efforts in their local cities Atsugi and Ebina, and they made their major debut with the single ‘SAKURA’ in March 2006. Since then, they have made many hit songs including ‘arigato’, ‘YELL’, ‘Bluebird’and ‘Kaze ga fuiteiru’. In January 2017 they made the announcement as a “Grazing announcement”, and they stopped their activities as a group temporarily. Then in November 2018 they resumed their activity with the announcement of “Shepherding announcement”. They established the new company called “MOAI” in April 2020. In June 2021, they announced Hotaka Yamashita’s resignation in summer 2021. Since then, the group restarted their activity as two members. Kiyoe Yoshioka started her solo activity in February 2018, and she released her cover album “Utairo’ in October 2018. And in May 2020,her solo project “Kiyoe Yoshioka’s every day is the day for Nursery rhyme～singing with family!～” has begun. In July 2021, she released a cover of the song, ‘Natsuiro no Omoide’ by TULIP and at the same time she started “Kiyoe Yoshioka Official YouTube Channel”. In November 2021, she released the song ‘Massara’ which was composed with singer songwriter Motohiro Hata. In December, she performed at an online solo event called “Kiyoe Yoshioka × THE PREMIUM MALT'S Premium night, Premium bubble (Hour)- !!!” In 2022, it was announced that she sings the opening theme song for TV Asahi animation of “A Couple of Cuckoos.”