Sukima Switch, Kanikapila Perform New Naruto Shippūden Theme Songs
posted on by Kevin Pennyfeather
This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that the male duo Sukima Switch and the seven-woman group Kanikapila will perform the next theme songs for Naruto Shippūden starting in October.
Sukima Switch, comprised of members Takuya Ōhashi and Shintarō Tokita, performed the theme song "Hoshi no Utsuwa" (Star Vessel) for The Last -Naruto the Movie- in December. Ōhashi and Tokita also voice-acted ninja characters in the film.
Sukima Switch also performed theme songs for The Beast Player Erin, Doraemon: Nobita no Kyoryu , Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Pokémon Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Silver Spoon, Space Brothers, Tokyo Marble Chocolate, and Haikyu!!.
Seven childhood friends from Fukuoka prefecture formed Kanikapila in 2013. The group's name is a Hawaiian phrase that means "Let's play music." The group is comprised of Yoshika on guitar, vocals, and ukulele, Leona on vocals and guitar, Mizuho on guitar and vocals, Kana on bass guitar, Natsuko on vocals and keyboard, Aoi on vocals and percussion, and Pipi on drums.
Kanikapila won the fourth Sandal Copy Band Contest in 2013, beating out 550 other musical groups. The group released their first mini album "Kanikapila" in March 2014, and they released their debut single "Icchae! I LOVE YOU" (Go for it! I Love You) on February 25.