Voice Actress Idol Group i☆Ris Become Anime Characters

Japanese voice actress/idol hybrid group i☆Ris release their 25th single ‘Ai for you! / Kibou no Hana wo’ on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. The music video for ‘Ai for you!’ has also been released, ahead of the single release; the track is the theme song for the anime feature film ‘i☆Ris the Movie - Full Energy!! -’, which is currently crushing in theaters across Japan. Check out the awesome music video, which was filmed with a crowd of real-life i☆Ris fans. ‘Kibou no Hana wo’ is also available on streaming services, and features as an insert song in the film.

About iRis theatrical anime movie ‘iRis the Movie - Full Energy!! -’
Announced in 2022 as part of celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the hybrid idol group iRis, whose members balance a career as both voice actresses and idols, plans for this anime feature film were first revealed on stage at the iRis 10th Anniversary Live ~a Live~ concert on November 7 that year.

The film is a huge thank-you to their fans who have supported them over the years, and this animated show of gratitude by iRis has become a major hit at movie theaters across Japan.

Update 1: The music video for the anime movie theme song ‘Ai for you!’ is out now!
The music video for ‘Ai for you!’ from iRis’ 25th single ‘Ai for you! / Kibou no Hana wo’ is now available on the official iRis YouTube channel, released ahead of the single’s release on June 12. The song is the sixth installment in the group’s series of “full-power collaborations”, part of the ‘iRis 10thNEXT Kimi to Isshoni “Full Energy!!”’ campaign that aims to build excitement among fans for the animated movie. The song was composed by Masayoshi Oishi, a writer and artist much loved in the anime song world. It is also the first time that all members of iRis have contributed to writing the lyrics, resulting in an emotional song bursting with love for their fans.
In the music video, the group members are each shown individually, surrounded by iris flowers, before spotlights light up a stage filled with all the immersion of a live concert, as the members perform a dance together. The audience in the video is made up of real iRis fans, who wave glow sticks and cheer on the group just like at a real show, bringing the song to life. The lyrics sing about living life as an idol, and true to their word, the members of iRis are currently enjoying an incredible 12th year in their activities as voice actresses and an idol group. Don’t miss it!

Update 2: New song produced by Kenta Matsukuma! ‘Kibou no Hana wo’ from iRis’ anime movie is now available on streaming platforms!
Featured in the hit theatrical anime movie ‘iRis the Movie - Full Energy!! -’, the new song ‘Kibou no Hana wo’ is now available on multiple streaming platforms. As the fifth entry in the aforementioned series of “full-power collaborations”, the song was produced by Kenta Matsukuma, whose work with BiSH and Atarashii Gakko! has brought a twist of rock to the idol world.
This song carries a positive message about overcoming challenges and finding hope for the future, boasting a dramatic and energetic sound. The lyrics to the chorus, which translate roughly as “No matter how exhausting and tough things get, we won’t stop singing,” are something that only iRis, with their 12 years of activity, can deliver.

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