Gundam Singer Hiroko Moriguchi to Release New Anisong Cover Album in May



Anisong singer Hiroko Moriguchi, best known for her works for the Gundam theme songs since the mid-1980s, has announced that she will release a new album "ANISON COVERS" on May 24, based on the concept of "anime song cover album for adults." 


Moriguchi made her professional idol singer debut in 1985 with "Mizu no Hoshi he Ai wo Komete," the second opening theme song for the Mobile Suit Z Gundam TV anime, in August 1985. For the Gundam franchise, she also performed "Eternal Wind ~Hohoemi wa Hikaru Kaze no Naka" for the Mobile Suit Gundam F91 feature film in 1991, "Sora no Kanata de" for the fourth chapter of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA series in 2016, and most recently, "Ubugoe" for the feature film Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island in 2022.


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In 2019, she released "GUNDAM SONG COVERS," based on the concept of a "Gundam song cover album for adults," followed by "GUNDAM SONG COVERS 2" in 2020 and "GUNDAM SONG COVERS 3" in 2022. All the albums in the series ranked in the top three of the Oricon weekly album charts, and the total number of albums shipped has exceeded 250,000 copies.



Moriguchi started this new cover song project with the hope of sharing the excellence of anime songs with even more people through this album. As with past albums, there will be many gorgeus guest musicians, including former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman.


"It has been 37 years since I made my debut with anime songs. I am truly happy, even now, to have produced such a luxury album!," Morigichi said. "Not only can the passionate fans who love the works be immersed in nostalgia in a new way, but it also contains many musical elements that can be enjoyed by those who are not interested in anime works, anime songs, or Hiroko Moriguchi. The collaborations with the gorgeous musicians were a source of excitement."



Song list:


  • "Kaze no No Reply" with Hisako Terai (Heavy Metal L-Gaim 2nd opening theme)
  • "Kanashimiyo Konnichiwa" with Mikio Sakai (Maison Ikkoku 1st opening theme)
  • "Romantic Ageruyo" with Kotaro Oshio (Dragon Ball ending theme)
  • "City Hunter ~Ai yo Kienaide" (City Hunter opening theme)
  • "Yume wo Shinjite" with Satoru Shionoya (Dragon Quest opening theme)
  • "Sonomama no Kimi de Ite" with Satoshi Takebe (Mobile Police Patlabor TV series opening theme)
  • "Happy²・Dance" with Yasguhiko Akasaka (Cooking Papa opening theme)
  • "GHOST SWEEPER" with Marty Friedman (Ghost Sweeper Mikami opening theme)
  • "Egao ni Aitai" (Marmalade Boy opening theme)
  • "LOVE SONG" (Gasaraki ending theme)
  • BONUS TRACK "Samurai Heart ~2022~" (Yoroiden Samurai Trooper 2nd opening theme)



CD jacket:




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Sources: Hiroko Moriguchi official website / Twitter


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