Atarayo Announces New Single ‘I Am…’

January 12, 2024 | 301 Visits


Japanese band Atarayo, billed as “A band that feeds on sadness,” have released their new single ‘I am…’, which is the opening theme song for Season 2 of anime series ‘The Dangers in My Heart’. The single was released on January 8.


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‘I am…’ was written especially for the second season of ‘The Dangers in My Heart’, which is currently being broadcast weekly as part of the ‘NUMAnimation’ animation block on TV Asahi’s 24 affiliate stations across Japan. It is a dramatic and emotional song that will pierce your heart, with lyrics that explore the feelings of series protagonist Kyotaro Ichikawa through Atarayo’s eyes, combined with a melody that expresses Ichikawa’s lonely world as it opens ever wider.

To celebrate the release of ‘I am…’, a special download campaign has also been announced! Those who purchase ‘I am…’ from designated online download stores will have the chance to win a ‘The Dangers in My Heart’ poster signed by the members of Atarayo. Winners will be selected at random by lottery.


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In 2023, Atarayo released the concept album ‘kiokunohako’ and held a hugely successful performance in Taiwan. As the band’s momentum continues to accelerate, don’t miss out on more to come in 2024.



Release information

Atarayo ‘I am…’

Digital release Monday, January 8, 2024

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Broadcast information (Japan)

‘The Dangers in My Heart’ is now broadcasting weekly!

TV Asahi’s 24 nationwide affiliate stations in the ‘NUMAnimation’ animation block: Every Sunday from January 7 at 1:30 am Japan Standard Time

BS Asahi: Every Sunday from January 14 at 1 am JST

CS TV Asahi Channel 1: Every Sunday from January 21 at 10 pm JST


Streaming information

Streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, every Sunday from January 7 at 2 am JST


Atarayo profile

“A band that feeds on sadness”

The band name Atarayo means “sorrowful night” in Japanese, meaning “a night so beautiful it’s a shame to see the dawn”. They started posting music on YouTube in 2020. Their first song ‘Jyugatsu mukuchi na kimi wo wasureru’ caught listeners’ attention for its sad and emotion-filled vocals, its urban vibe and its heartbreaking lyrics that evoke sympathy while building a world all the band’s own.

When Atarayo began releasing music digitally in March 2021, they quickly topped the charts on LINE MUSIC, Spotify, TikTok and AWA. Within a year, the band made an appearance on the coveted series ‘THE FIRST TAKE’. In July 2023, they released ‘tadasukitoietara’, their collaboration with KERENMI that was used as the theme song for the movie ‘Our Secret Diary’ and became a hit among teenagers. The concept album ‘kiokunohako’ was released on August 23, 2023.


■ Atarayo links


■ ‘kiokunohako’ download and streaming links

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