The new opening theme song of Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, “Baku” by Ikimonogakari has been released on digital platforms today. It is Ikimonogakari's 33rd single.
The album will feature the popular opening theme songs “Blue Bird”, and “Hotaruno Hikari” which were used as the opening theme song for “Naruto Shippuden” in 2008 and 2009 respectively. It will also feature a remix of “Blue Bird” from DJ/Producer Slushii.
The album cover of the song is a complete reproduction of the cover of “Blue Bird” released in 2008, with members of Ikimonogakari replaced by Boruto Uzumaki and other characters from the anime.
Since the pre-release of "BAKU", the number of monthly listeners on Spotify has exceeded 2.5 million, and the music video for "BAKU" has been receiving comments from all over the world since its release.
The original song "Blue Bird" was ranked 4th on the list of the most played Japanese songs overseas in 2020.
Yoshiki Mizuno and Hotaka Yamashita formed "Ikimonogakari" on February 1st, 1999, after attending the same elementary, middle, and high school. They were then joined by Kiyoe Yoshioka on November 3, 1999.
Since their major-label debut with "SAKURA" on March 15th, 2006, they have released numerous hit songs. In March 2020, they released "Ikiru", a song created in collaboration with "This Croc Will Die In 100 Days", and the music video has over 6 million views. In 2020, the band celebrated its 20th anniversary! Their long-awaited new album "WHO?" will release in March 2021!
Source: Press Release , Super Sugoii