Kroi’s newest song to open SAND LAND: THE SERIES now streaming

SAND LAND: THE SERIES, the anime adapted from the late Akira Toriyama, premiered globally today on Disney+ alongside the opening theme “Water Carrier” by Japanese rock band Kroi on popular music streaming services.

According to a statement from the band, the collaboration to have their single used in the anime was a near two-year effort and hope that it will “surprise and delight” fans as they follow the adventures of Beelzebub in his attempt to restore water to a parched land.

Kroi - Water Carrier
Album artwork of “Water Carrier” by Kroi. Image courtesy of Japanese Culture PR Team

A special campaign to promote the release of “Water Carrier” asks fans who listen to the song on Spotify post their reactions on Instgram or Twitter/X and submit a screenshot of the post through the band’s website will receive a commemorative mobile phone wallpaper in return.

Kroi was formed February 2018 in Tokyo, Japan and is made up of vocalist and guitarist Leo Uchida, guitarist Yuki Hasebe, bassist Masanori Seki, keyboardist Daiki Chiba, and drummer Hidetomo Masuda. The band describes their music as a fusion of R&B, funk, soul, rock and hip-hop in their work. “Suck a Lemon” was their first single, released in October 2018, followed by their first studio album LENS in June 2021. It’s not the first time the band’s songs have been used in anime; “Sesame” was selected as the opening for Bucchigiri?! and “Hyper” for Under Ninja.

SAND LAND was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from May 9th, 2000 until August 8th, 2000. It wasn’t until 2023 that an anime film was released, with the staff and voice cast returning to work on SAND LAND: THE SERIES.

Source: Japanese Culture PR Team



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