Interest High School Boys Anime's Ending Song Unlisted After Blog Post
posted on 2011-12-05 21:15 EST by Jennifer Sherman
The visual-kei band Jinkaku Radio's "Hikizan" song is no longer listed as the ending theme song for the television anime adaptation of Yasunobu Yamauchi's Daily Lives of High School Boys manga. This change came after the band's 35-year-old vocalist Yuuki posted a message critical of voice actress Yui Horie on his blog on Saturday.
Jinkaku Radio had announced in October that the band would contribute the ending song "Hikizan" (Subtraction) for the slice-of-life comedy series. On Saturday, Yuuki commented on a magazine cover featuring Horie and said that her appearance "isn't on the level of an idol? Not that she is a mess, but maybe cheap[-looking]?" He said that she has a "USJ [Universal Studios Japan] rather than Disneyland" look.
Fans expressed their anger online at the blog post, and the post has since been deleted. Yuuki later apologized to fans, to the anime and voice-acting communities, and to the Daily Lives of High School Boys production team for the statements on his blog.
Square Enix's official Daily Lives of High School Boys website no longer lists an ending theme song. The anime's official Twitter page stated on Sunday that Mix Speaker's, Inc. is performing "Shiny Tale" as the anime's opening theme, while the ending theme song remains "undecided." The anime's staff has not publicly cited Yuuki's blog post as the reason for the change.
The Daily Lives of High School Boys anime will premiere on television in Japan on January 9.
Sources: J-Cast News
Image ©Yasunobu Yamauchi/Square Enix・Daily Lives of High School Boys Production Committee