Japanese rock band MAN WITH A MISSION has joined forces with J-pop singer milet to perform “Kizuna no Kiseki” as the opening theme song for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc – the highly anticipated next installment in the Demon Slayer series. Following the third season’s debut episode airing in Japan on Sunday April 9, MAN WITH A MISSION & milet announced the song’s release on their socials:
The heart-pounding new track opened yesterday’s TV premiere of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc’s special one-hour episode and debuted on streaming services at midnight worldwide. Beginning with traditional Japanese flare and quickly building into an adrenaline-fueled, guitar-shredding shōnen anthem, “Kizuna No Kiseki” is sure to be stuck in your head all season long.
Jean-Ken Johnny — lead vocalist and rapper for MAN WITH A MISSION — provided the following comment on the collaboration:
“We are honored to be part of the opening track for this extraordinary work Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -Swordsmith Village Arc-, with the diva of the times, milet. We hope you will enjoy our song with the miraculous story of how the characters’ lives cross, spin, and create bonds together.”
Featured collaborator and singer milet adds:
“I am so delighted and excited to sing for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -Swordsmith Village Arc-. I hope to support this work that is loved around the world with ‘Kizuna no Kiseki’ with the invincible artist, MAN WITH A MISSION. A story of deep, yet fragile bond and love… With all my heart, I would like to cherish and sing the song.”
Alongside “Kizuna No Kiseki’s release, milet & MAN WITH A MISSION teased an official music video for the song and also shared the title of this season’s ending theme song “Koi Kogare” which was written, composed and produced by Yuki Kajiura and performed by milet & MAN WITH A MISSION. Kajura previously collaborated with LiSA on the Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train film and TV arc’s hit song “Homura” and has composed numerous anime soundtracks, including music for Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero and more.
MAN WITH A MISSION will bring their new songs to audiences across the globe when the band sets out on a world tour through North America, the UK and Europe. The WOLVES ON PARADE tour kicks off May 14 in San Francisco and will stop in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston and more before heading to the UK and Europe for a string of June dates. A full list of tour dates and ticketing information can be found here.
Check out “Kizuna No Kiseki” on your favorite streaming service and don’t miss the first episode of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc, now streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll!