Pop-rock band Ikimono-gakari
just released their 33rd single BAKU
As previously reported
has been used as the opening theme song for the anime series "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" since January. In addition to the title track, the release features a remix of their hit song Blue Bird
American DJ and producer Slushii
. Blue Bird
was used as a theme song for the "Boruto" series' predecessor "Naruto: Shippuden" in 2008, and it is still beloved by fans all over the world to this day - it just ranked fourth on the list of
the most streamed Japanese songs overseas in 2020.
The cover of BAKU
is a tribute to this legacy. It is an almost exact reproduction of the cover of the Blue Bird
single, with the three main characters from "Boruto" standing in for the members of Ikimono-gakari
to download and stream BAKU
on popular digital platforms are available here
Fans can also look forward to more new music from Ikimono-gakari
soon. They have announced that
a new album titled WHO?
will be hitting stores in March, which will mark the 15th anniversary of their major label debut.
In addition, a music video for the remix of Blue Bird
was also recently revealed on YouTube. Produced by REALROCK DESIGN, the video features clips from "Naruto: Shippuden".
Watch the music video for Blue Bird (Slushii Remix)