Masayoshi Oishi is the latest CrosSing guest with a cover of “Onegai Muscle” by Fairouz Ai and Kaito Ishikawa. The song is known as How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? opening theme song.
The music video for the original “Onegai Muscle” song currently has over 260 million views on Kadokawa Anime’s YouTube Channel. Fairouz Ai and Kaito Ishikawa sang it as the characters they voiced – Hibiki Sakura and Naruzo Machio. Side Chest Karasuya (Sabo Karasuya) and Six Pack Shinozaki (Ayato Shinozaki) composed the music. Karasuya wrote the lyrics, while Shinozaki did the arranegement.
CrosSing is a project aimed at bringing together popular voice actors and singers, who then cover a song originally sung by someone else. In the past, they have hosted Kana Hanazawa, Yui Ishikawa, Akari Kito, and more.
Oishi is well-known among anime fans, both for his solo music career and as the vocalist in the OxT band. His songs were used in numerous anime series, including Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (opening titled “Kimi Ja Nakya Dame Mitai“) and Tada Never Falls in Love (opening song “Otomodachi Film“). He has also written songs for various series, like Isekai Quartet’s first opening song, titled simply “Isekai Quartet” and performed by voice actors Jun Fukushima, Satoshi Hino, Yusuke Kobayashi and Aoi Yuki. Oishi wrote the lyrics, composed the music, and also did the arrangement.
As part of OxT, he performed theme songs in the Overlord franchise in all of the seasons so far, including the latest one, which is currently airing. OxT performed opening songs “Clattanoia” in the first season, “Go Cry Go” in the second, and ending theme “Silent Solitude” in the third. The fourth season’s opening is titled “Hollow Hunger”.
Source: CrosSing YouTube Channel
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