J-Rock band Queen Bee released a music video for their single “Mephisto”, the ending theme song for hit anime series “Oshi no Ko”. * The anime is exclusive to HIDIVE in the U.S.
You can watch the music video above and check out a statement from Avu, the vocalist of Queen Bee, below. Plus digital single release info.
– Comment from Avu (vocalist of QUEEN BEE) –
“Lies are love. Even though love cannot become a lie. Waiting for a reason to live on the stage. It’s like we’ve been separated all our lives, but finally met.
The faces of those who are supporting us from the bottom of their hearts look like they’re about to cry, they’re pure but insensitive and hungry. Every time I look at their broken smiles, I think that lies are love. There’s nothing but love, and love cannot become a lie.
On the stage, the sad light shines brightly.
QUEEN BEE performed the ending theme song for “Oshi no Ko”, the modern masterpiece of revenge drama in the entertainment industry. The song is titled “Mephisto”, the devil of wishes.
Please look forward to it in a grand manner.”
Digital Single and Limited Edition CD release Info
– The digital single release of “Mephisto” will be available starting April 20, 2023 on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, the iTunes store, and more.
– Limited First Edition (CD + Blu-ray): ¥3,000 (tax in)
Includes record size paper cover.
– Normal edition first time specification (CD only *Anime
edition): ¥3,500 (tax in)
Includes record size paper cover with newly-drawn anime
About “Mephisto” Music Video
“QUEEN BEE’s vocalist “Avu-chan” stars as Idol “Avu-chi” in captivating music video depicting the human struggles renowned director Sayaka Nakane, who has collaborated with Avu-chan on all of QUEEN BEE ‘s music videos since “HALF,” directed the visually stunning production.
In addition to Avu-chi, the music video features appearances by QUEEN BEE members Yashi-chan and Hibari-kun. Notably, the role of Avu-chi’s manager, Shiori Shindo, is portrayed by rising actor Kanari Ono, recipient of the “Best Newcomer” award at the 46th Japan Academy Awards.
This collaboration came to fruition through Avu-chi’s passionate invitation to Ono, who expressed her admiration during the Japan Academy Awards ceremony, saying, “I always listen to your music!”
Avu-chi herself commented on the release, saying, “Hello, everyone in the world! I’m Avu-chi, the idol from hell and a member of QUEEN BEE! Mephisto is the devil of wishes. In this music video, we present “Idol, The Path of Carnage” with a wish!
With the exceptional collaboration and support of the beloved Kanari Ono, who pushed me to my limits both emotionally and physically, we have crafted a work of art that I hope will resonate with you and encourage multiple viewings. With sincere dedication, I present this video, laden with aspirations.”
About J-Rock Band “Queen Bee”
“With their unique and shocking performances and newsworthy activities in various fields, QUEEN BEE has always been a topic of attention not only in the music industry but in various other fields as well.
In December 2022, they released “VIOLENCE,” the ending theme song for the TV anime “Chainsaw Man,” and in February, they released their first new album in three years, “12D”.
This single “Mephisto” is the theme song for the ending of the anime “Oshi no Ko”.”
Where to watch Oshi no Ko English Dub
Watch ‘Oshi no Ko’ now on HIDIVE. The Oshi no Ko English Dub premieres on the HIDIVE streaming service on May 24, 2023.
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