The powerhouse Japanese rock and hip hop band BACK-ON’s opening theme ‘Hikari to Kaze’ for the Gundam Build Metaverse web series is here, and for gunpla enthusiasts, there’s a lot to enjoy from this song. This upbeat track is also available to download and stream, and it’s keen play on words with the Japanese meanings behind ‘Hikari’ (which translates to power, illumination, or vision) with the word ‘kaze’ (meaning ‘wind’) is a concept which works very well in this Gundam univesres but also is the very foundation of what this music group represents too.
KENJI03, the band’s guitarist and songwriter commented, “The Build series is celebrating its 10th anniversary, so I created this song with the image of new challenges and the future that lies ahead. We wanted to take a different approach from our past material, while keeping to a fundamental concept we’ve had since the formation of BACK-ON: ‘Hikari to Kaze’. So I hope people can feel the link between the series’ story, but also our own experience as a band, and I hope that whoever listens can feel us giving them a little nudge to take on what the future holds for them. I can’t wait to hear the lyrics and see the animation at the same time!! Please check it out!”