Today November 24th, YOSHIKI appeared in Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary parade “ARIGATO EVERYONE!” performed at Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo. He came out from 15 meters high, flying through the air on a gondola with fairytalish decoration, fitting the kids’ theme park. Hello Kitty’s theme song “HELLO HELLO (tentative title)” composed by him was being played and he descended onto the stage where he was welcomed by Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters.
He held a press conference after the show and said that he was thinking of making translated versions, a rock version and a classical version of the Hello Kitty theme song. He also talked about his other activities, and said that X JAPAN’s new album has been 80% completed and he assumed it would be finished in next April. Yoshiki also implied that he had a plan for a project with Marilyn Manson, as he also tweeted the other day.
Posted: November 24th, 2014
For the japanese fans eager to hear the new Hello Kitty Theme Song written by Yoshiki live, they have a chance on November 24th, in the „Sanrio Puroland“ amusement park!
No details have been announced yet, but if you are interested, keep an eye on Sanrio Puroland’s website and their events planned for Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary!
Source: YOSHIKI on Line
Posted: November 3rd, 2014
Yoshiki has mentioned his work on a Hello Kitty Theme several times already – now he finally played it in public for the first time on October 29th, during the VIP Party at the eve of Hello Kitty Con, which took place at Los Angeles’ MOCA in celebration of Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary.
The song is simply named „Hello Hello“ and a mixture of Yoshiki’s signature piano playing, accompanied by Katie Fitzgerald (Violet UK’s vocalist), string players and a happy beat that does Hello Kitty justice is overlaying the whole piece.
“I am very honored to be given the opportunity to compose this song. I hope that Hello Kitty and the theme song will bring more peace and the melody of love to the world. I want to share this with my children one day.” – Yoshiki
After meeting Hello Kitty’s creator Yuko Yamaguchi for the first time in 2007, Yoshiki was asked about composing a theme song for Hello Kitty the year after. He dedicated the song to his personal friend, Kunihiko Tsuji, Sanrio’s Vice President, who passed away in 2013.
Posted: November 1st, 2014