Ultraman Decker‘s opening and ending themes will be performed by artists SCREEN mode and Hironobu Kageyama.
On June 2, Tsubaraya Productions announced the music artists performing the opening and ending themes for Ultraman Decker, premiering on July 9, 2022. In addition, Kenichiro Suehiro and Masahiro Tokuda will be composing the music for the series. You can hear Suehiro’s compositions in notable anime such as Cells at Work and Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World and Tokuda’s in Platinum End and Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement.
Opening: “Wake Up Decker”
The opening theme, “Wake Up Decker,“ will be performed by music unit SCREEN mode. This is their first time performing a theme song for a tokusatsu production, but they have done openings for well-known anime such as Bungo Stray Dogs (“Reason Living”) and Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (“ROUGH DIAMONDS”).
From Yuu-YOU (vocalist)
“When I was young, I was a huge fan of Ultraman Taro and Ultraseven, and my Mom often bought me their merchandise. So it’s an enormous honor to be able to sing an opening theme for the Ultraman series. It’s influenced by dance music and will be the perfect track for your morning routine! Please look forward to our opening theme along with the show!”
From Masatomo (sound producer, guitarist)
“I’ve been a fan of Ultraman since I was young, so I never would have dreamed that I would be singing an Ultraman opening song. When you think of Ultraman you think of “space” and the “spacium beam”, so we incorporated that feel by using many synthesizers in its composition. We hope you enjoy our music as much as you enjoy Ultraman Decker!”
Ending: “Kanata Toku”
Renowned singer and leader of JAM PROJECT, Hironobu Kageyama returns to the Ultraman series to sing another ending theme, his first time back since singing the ending theme for Ultraman Dyna, “ULTRA HIGH.” As 25 years have passed since both Kageyama’s involvement and Ultraman Dyna‘s broadcast, this is especially fitting.
The title of Ultraman Decker‘s ending theme “Kanata Toku” (カナタトオク) has a double meaning. One interpretation is uses the kanji 彼方遠く meaning “faraway in the distance,” and the other uses Kanata, the name of the main character, to mean something like “Kanata afar.”
“I sing the vocals for the ending theme “Kanata Toku,” and I’m also the writer and composer. I was very happy of course when the staff reached out to me with this offer, but more than that I was surprised. I realized that it’s already been 25 years since I last sung for Dyna. It made me think. After singing Dyna’s ending theme “ULTRA HIGH” exactly 25 years ago, to sing once again for this New Generation series, it must be part of some greater plan…it must be. I can’t help but feel sentimental.
Composition. Lyrics. Vocals. I’m going to give all of them everything I have.
I wrote this theme as a song for Kanata, to cheer on him and his friends as they grow and gain experience. I hope Ultraman Decker can capture the hearts of everyone, everywhere.
Ultraman Decker will premiere every Sunday starting July 9, 2022. Like how the preceding series Ultraman Trigger paid homage to Ultraman Tiga 25 years prior, Ultraman Decker celebrates the 25th anniversary of Ultraman Dyna.