It has been announced that the OP theme of TV anime “The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited”, which is being broadcast on Fuji TV's “Noitamina” and other channels, is the new song “NAVIGATOR” by SixTONES, a boy band that made their CD debut on Jan. 2020. “NAVIGATOR” is an up-tempo hard rock dance song that will be released as the 2nd single on Jun. 3.
Speaking of the OP song of this work, the credits were not released during the airing of the 1st episode, so it became a big topic of conversation among viewers who had been commenting, “Who is this band?!”. SixTONES fans who happened to watch the anime said, “Is it SixTONES's new song??” becoming a guessing contest.
In addition, there was a “joke” hinting at “SixTONES” on an advance notice banner of the anime that was posted on SNS since before the broadcast. Six colored “×” (red, pink, black, yellow, green, and blue), which coincide with the number of SixTONES members and their respective colors, were shown on the banner. Some of the SixTONES fans who noticed that started guessing their favorite band.
Following the announcement, comments from the SixTONES member Jesse and the producer of this work, Matsuo Taku, were received.
The OP theme “NAVIGATOR” of “The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited” will be released on Jun. 3. The first-run edition and limited edition will be priced at 1,600JPY (tax excluded), while the regular edition will be priced at 1,000 JPY (tax excluded).
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At first, I felt a lot of pressure by thinking, “Can we really do this?”. But then, we were able to make the song through our self-confidence, which is the SixTONES's true strength. At the time of our CD debut, we were told that we didn't look like idols, so we hope now that our music can play an important role in the world of this cool anime, “The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited”. I'd also be happy if more people get interested in SixTONES!
[Fuji TV, Producer Matsuo Taku]
We are so delighted that the members of SixTONES, the “strongest artists of our time”, have added such a brilliant and powerful coloring to this work, which is based on Tsutsui Yasutaka's original novel, “Fugou Keiji” released 45 years ago, and now rebooted in 2020 as “the newest world”.
I feel that SixTONES and the main character, Kanbe Daisuke, have a lot in common: coolness, generosity, and infinite charm.
We received a very powerful piece of music from SixTONES that I was sure people would enjoy it even without any information about the band, so we took the unusual approach of not revealing the artist's info for the first episode.
With fans around the world getting excited about the “unknown opening theme”, we are looking forward to revealing it as “NAVIGATOR”. Please enjoy the song that will also be appearing in the 2nd episode tonight!
(C) Tsutsui Yasutaka, Shinchosha / Itou Tomohiko, Kobe Zaibatsu