October 14, 2019

Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO has released their new single “NINJA -Hanakage-“, now available on streaming platforms worldwide.

Vocalist Azumi created the lyrics from the point-of-view of an original character “Hanakage” who embarks on the exciting and dangerous life of a ninja. Composer Monkichi’s driving electro-rock track combines with traditional Japanese instruments to create a sonic landscape of neo-futuristic Japan.


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Formed in 2001, BESPA KUMAMERO released their first full-length album Romantic Waves in 2008, followed by appearances in USA (Houston, Anime Matsuri), Mexico (Monterrey, Animex 2008), and Russia (Moscow, Tokyo Cyber Eve) the same year. The high energy duo was nominated for “Best Japanese Rising Star” in 2008 and “Best Japanese Electronic Group” in 2009 by Shojo Beat magazine.

With Azumi Kuwadate on vocals and Monkichi Irikura on keyboard and programming, BESPA KUMAMERO released two more back-to-back albums, Plastic Confusion (2009) and Spiral Connector (2010). Their high-energy stage show featuring industrial beats, martial arts choreography, cyberpunk costumes, laser guns, and samurai swords earned them more international invitations for concerts in England, France, Hungary, and Canada, with return appearances in America for Anime Boston (2009) and Anime Matsuri (2011).

BESPA KUMAMERO released their 15th anniversary single, the 80s-inspired “Tell Me”, in 2016, and the emotional ballad “Inori” in 2018. Their latest digital single, the dramatic adventure “NINJA -Hanakage-“, was released in September 2019.

BESPA KUMAMERO website: http://www.kumamero.net
BESPA KUMAMERO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BESPA-KUMAMERO-142843279723/