Kiyoe Yoshioka, who is the vocalist of Ikimonogakari, is going to be singing the opening theme song for the A Couple of Cuckoos anime, which is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in April 2022. She sings the opening theme song for the anime as a solo act for the first time.
This new song, “Dekoboko,” is created by Haruko Nagaya from the band Ryokuoushoku Shakai. Haruko Nagaya is very close to Kiyoe Yoshioka both as friends and also in business as they are often on television programs together. This song has an authentic pop sound with a very charming feeling. It blends with the world of the anime A Couple of Cuckoos to show many different exciting feelings.
“Dekoboko” will be available for streaming and download on various music platforms starting on April 17, 2022.
The cover art for “Dekoboko” has also been revealed. The artwork was done by Mr.HARU (koe Inc.) who also worked on Kiyoe’s last single “Massara.”
©Miki Yoshikawa・Kodansha/a Couple of Cuckoos Production Committee
A Couple of Cuckoos is a manga series telling a love story which starts from the incident about babies switched at birth, written and illustrated by Miki Yoshikawa, who also created Flunk Punk Rumble and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches.
When the first volume of this manga series was published in Japan on May 15, 2020 by Kodansha, it quickly sold out in every book shop. This is an extremely popular manga series which required 10 editions in the shortest amount of time in the publisher’s history.
The main promotional video for A Couple of Cuckoos has been released on the KADOKAWA Anime YouTube Channel. You can listen to some parts of the song “Dekoboko” there:
Akari Kito who voiced Erika Amano in the A Couple of Cuckoos anime made a comment about “Dekoboko” by Kiyoe Yoshioka being the opening theme song.
Amari Kito said, “I was so thrilled to find out that Kiyoe Yoshioka will sing the opening theme song for the TV anime A Couple of Cuckoos. Since I am a part of her generation, I am so excited!! It is an awesome song with Kiyoe Yoshioka’s pure voice and melody and lyrics reflecting the freshness of the work, full of the sweet and bitter feelings of love.”
Kiyoe Yoshioka commented on the song:
“I am so honored to be a singer for the song ‘Dekoboko’ which is the opening theme song of A Couple of Cuckoos. ‘Dekoboko’ is an amazing love song created by Haruko Nagaya. It will definitely make people excited! Everyone from the band, Ryokuoushoku Shakai, took part in playing the music. I am so glad!! I would be so happy if I could be able to support the main characters in the anime, who are pushed by destiny, as well as the entire animation of A Couple of Cuckoos!! Please enjoy the anime and the song ‘Dekoboko’!”
The iTunes pre-order/Spotify pre-save campaign started at 00:00 (JAPAN TIME) on January 18, 2022, which is prior to the release on April 17, 2022. From this campaign, you could get a “Dekoboko” original pen case. If you submit the form for this campaign with the necessary details by 23:59 on April 16, 2022, 100 people will get “a ‘Dekoboko’ original pen case” by lottery. Please check more details from the campaign page or the Ikimonogakari official site.
“Dekoboko” Pre-order/Pre-save Campaign Page: https://cp.digle.tokyo/dekoboko/
Kiyoe Yoshioka “Dekoboko” (Opening theme song for TV animation series A Couple of Cuckoos, on TV Asahi)
Streaming / download will be available starting on April 17, 2022
iTunes pre-order URL
(Start accepting at 00:00 on January 18, 2022): https://erj.lnk.to/EuCPlq
(Finish accepting at 23:59 on April 16, 2022)
The pre-order/pre-save campaign gives you the chance to win a “Dekoboko” original pen case has begun
More details here: https://cp.digle.tokyo/dekoboko/