The day before it comes out. Good lord.
I guess we're getting Twister after all because idk how else they can change it so quickly.
*I see this as an absolute win!*
The Song Ends With You
Well that’s a bummer, the OP sounded pretty good too
~~l arc en ciel flashbacks~~
Interesting move. Will they reanimate, or hust try and fit song in?
To give further context to the similarity with L'Arc~en~Ciel, their song was the 4th ED for Rurouni Kenshin when their drummer was arrested. So the anime just switched out the song with the 3rd ED song but kept all the animation, which didn't really sync at all so it was kinda weird.
Edit: Comparison of [original](https://animethemes.moe/video/RurouniKenshin-ED4.webm) and [modified](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1CGjWP3ctc).
I loved this band. I hope he got arrested for something dumb and not terrible. I wish they could've kept the OP but that's hard to judge without knowing what happened. Either way I hope the band continues to make music and isn't affected too badly by this assuming no one else in the band was involved in anything terrible.
> I hope he got arrested for something dumb and not terrible.
I'm going to guess it's the worst crime that anyone can possibly be accused of in Japan: owning small amounts of pot.
And so close to the show's airing for the season. I hope they don't have to change the opening animation much because that'd be a lot of work I'm assuming
I mean, you can always throw any music over the animation when you're in a pinch. They don't have time to change the OP until tomorrow.
It's not drugs guys it's fraud. Several thousand Australian dollars worth.
What? nooooooooo. Damn I love so much ali songs... That sucks :( Didnt even know ali was going to play twewy opening. Definitely a rip
Man and I really liked ALI too. Hope that It's not anything too serious
I hope the song still comes out, ALI has been putting out nothing but bangers recently, i could care less fi the drummer did some heinous shit
Every song of theirs is a banger. Here’s to hoping the single gets released. Usually their singles have a good few tracks on them so it’d be a real shame if they didn’t release this, I was really looking forward to it.
I swear if it's for something dumb like marijuana charges...
**ETA** - Apparently it was [bank fraud](https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/mmkuoe/the_world_ends_with_you_anime_has_announced_they/gtt3ecr/)
This is my guess as well, drug related things typically will get you booted and have the book thrown at you in Japan.
ETA- It was bank fraud after further updates.
I honestly hate this. The drummer is not the whole band. I may be the only one but I don't think this is the right move. Yeah, he should be punished, but not the whole band. This is just wrong.
I feel the same. I don't understand why one member of the band tanks it for the rest when they (very likely) had nothing to do with it.
I'm genuinely butthurt about this, the song sounded awesome from the trailers. Lame.
Isn't Japan, like, really shitty when it comes to prosecution. Something about them having a 99% conviction rate and demanding innocent people to plead guilty?
> Something about them having a 99% conviction rate
This number is a bit misleading though, as Japanese prosecutors essentially refuse to go to trial unless they have rock-solid proof against the accused. On top of this prosecutors are overworked and can't bring all cases so trial, so it's obvious they would pick and choose the cases they feel most confident in. All in all around half of cases are dropped. Furthermore this number also includes defendants who plead guilty, not just contested trials as you would assume.
Now this doesn't mean that there aren't shitty things in their legal system as well. As you said it has happened that the police, when they've already publicly announced they've arrested someone, refuse to lose face by dropping charges and thus bully someone into signing a confession, especially because suspects can be held up to 23 days before being charged or released. And because trials have such a high conviction rate, this causes a feedback loop where judges and the general public assume by default the accused is guilty, as otherwise the prosecution wouldn't have brought them to trial unless they knew for sure.
And that's not even counting the fact that due to the majority of cases getting dropped, many victims never see justice, especially in cases where finding definitive proof is usually difficult (such as stalking, sexual harassment, domestic violence, rape, etc...).
But to end with the 99% conviction rate isn't an indication of a lot of innocent people getting convicted, but rather a weird quirk of the fact that many guilty people go free.
Damn I've been hearing ALI nonstop this last month, I planned to watch this anime just because of the OP. Hope that the charges are nothing serious..
This certainly seems a bit extreme does it not? Like for fucks sake it’s just one person from the band and not even the lead singer! Why screw over not only the band, but also the anime fandom looking forward to the song and now staff having to come up with something new last minute?
Because when a someone is found with drugs on japan , they must be deleted from any media. It happened with Frozen , Olaf's voice actor was fired from every job and probably will never have a chance on voice acting again. It's brutal.
> gets caught with drugs arrest for god and your life is over
> Gets caught CP , continue to work on shounen jump and even gets a mural
Got love Japan and their twisted bullshit moral man.
And friendly reminder that the mural was made by a lot of famous artists, like the creator of Doctor Stone and Oda from One Piece.
Man, Japan is truly a fantastic land.
My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.
Why was he/she arrested?
Most I can find is "scandal" or "misconduct" which is very vague.
Man this is disappointing. I hope they still release the song tho, it sounded so good
What FUCKING SHITTY world that we live today, hum? WTF 1 guy being arrested has to do with a music? If it was the whole band ot at least the vocalist would be one thing, but the drummer? WTF man... --'
Why would that matter? And why should the entire band get shafted anyway? They just did work and now it's "glhf losers"?
is there a way to still hear it?
Yeah it's used in this trailer for the anime: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6DEq76EUak](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6DEq76EUak)
seems like an overreaction but ok
How is the opening theme not just the original Twister my god
Damn this really sucks, I loved ALI in Beastars and I hope it was nothing too major. Even so, fi their career's gone after this I'll be so bummed. Unless it's like, something truly reprehensible like rape, I don't see why these people are so tight-arsed that they need would bother to change the OP for a song (that most people aren't gonna recognise the artist of) well after it has been commissioned.
This reminded me The World Ends with You is coming out and I grinned so hard.
Looks like Japan's got some cancel culture over there too
I was going to write this comment as a joke.
Japan is worse in some ways with "cancel culture," whatever that even is. Careers get erased if they're caught smoking pot and God forbid an idol actually having a boyfriend.
What the fuck
What's the scandal ?
This is some of the most bizarre news I've ever heard for an anime yet lol. Hopefully the new op is fire
What she do
Do we know if TWEWY will still air or it's gonna be delayed because of this? And if it's still gonna air, do we know what time? (In EST time if possible)
I watched the premier a few weeks ago (paid for the virtual ticket, plus I get that $200 skateboard boiiii)
The opening theme was.... not what I was expecting for this anime. I tried re-watching it a few times and maybe I thought it was...okay? Idk it just didn't vibe with the whole soundtrack of the original game. I had to listen to it a few times before I could give it an OK....
Whenever I think about why I loved this game so much, I can't help but play the original sound track in my mind.
I guess the drummer is in TOKYO PRISON.
underrated comment. RIP Ali.
:( I like ALI
even twitter doesn't cancel people this fast - what a time we live in..
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