LAGOON

New group LAGOON (ラグーン) releases music video for their first single “Kimi no Matsu Sekai”. 

“Kimi no Matsu Sekai” (“The World Where You Are Waiting”/ 君の待つ世界) is the first opening song for anime Magic Kaito 1412. The anime series premiered on October 4, 2014. 

In the Detective Conan/ Case Closed universe, Magic Kaito is more known as Kaito Kid. Kaito Kid is Kaito Kuroba, a 17-year-old high school student who became a phantom thief to avenge his dead father. 

The all-female group was formed in October, with actress Miori Takimoto (of Ikemen desu ne (美男ですね) and GTO 2012) as the vocalist. Miori is also a former member of disbanded idol group SweetS. Joining Miori are Rino (guitarist), Nana (bassist), Yuri (drummer), and Yukino (keyboardist). 

Sony Music Records Japan held auditions and encouraged women from different backgrounds to audition because the company wanted to “support women to make their dreams come true”. 

“Kimi no Matsu Sekai” sounds just like most anime opening themes. It’s your standard J-rock appropriate for anime opening themes. Nevertheless, I really like that Sony Music Records chose four ordinary women to form the band because I’m pretty sure Japan has a lot of talented musicians. And I appreciate J-rock, so I’m open to any Japanese rock artists. And as for animes? I’ll never get tired of them.