RONDO by BUCK-TICK will be Gegege no Kitaro’s ending theme song
from Sunday, 7 April’s broadcast!
9 March 2019
BUCK-TICK, who had their major debut in 1987 and has been active ever since at the forefront of Japan’s rock scene without any change in members, has written a new song, RONDO, to be used as Gegege no Kitaro’s upcoming ending theme song! Huddle up to the world of Kitaro and look forward to the song that opens up a new world of BUCK-TICK’s!
Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi / Music: Imai Hisashi
――Comments from the members of BUCK-TICK――
When I was young, I grew up watching Kitaro.
Kitaro taught young me about the weakness and the folly of humans,
sadness and pain, and life’s little joys.
I feel very happy to have the chance to sing this time’s ending theme song,
it feels as if I have become a friend of the yōkai.
Thank you, Kitaro.
Since I was a child, Gegege no Kitaro has always been a manga I know well.
I’m glad that I’ll now be a part of this dark, new world.
Even now, I can still recall watching Gegege no Kitaro when I was young and feeling of being oddly attracted to it’s eerie atmosphere.
And that theme song that gets stuck in your head with just one listen. I loved it.
I’m very happy that our song has become the ending theme song.
I’m very happy and honoured that our song has been picked to be the ending theme song of Gegege no Kitaro that I used to watch when I was a child.
Thank you for supporting Gegege no Kitaro & BUCK-TICK.
I’ve been watching it ever since it was first broadcast on TV, so I’m very happy that our own song will beused as it’s ending theme song.
It’s a song that has turned out nicely, so please do listen to it.
――Comments about the song from the members of BUCK-TICK――
Is this a dream?
Where did people come from and where are they headed to?
Is the face under the mask smiling? Or is it crying?
A cute cat will lead you to the world of dreams.
Thanks to my cat daughter*, this has turned into a very romantic song.
Here we go The night has just begun
With a violin and an accordion added to our usual BUCK-TICK sound, we’ve made an even deeper, more profound song.
I think it’s a song that delivers yet another new world of BUCK-TICK’s perspective.
I think we’ve made a song that gives a taste of BUCK-TICK’s gothic world view.
*ねこ娘 (Neko Musume) typically means catgirl or a girl who looks or acts like a cat. But I suppose at this point we can conclude that’s not what he’s talking about 🙂