Once again we turn to the world of fictional boxing for a song, but this one does actually have some lyrics that relate to boxing, albeit in Japanese.
The song "Fighters" by popular band J Soul Brothers was used, at least partially, for the TV drama based on boxing related manga "Rokudenashi Blues".
Whilst the TV drama is not the only work related to Rokudenashi Blues it is, to our under-standing, the only one to use this 2011 as a theme tune. If we're being honest it's certainly not a terrible song, even if it's not something we're big fans of.
Another week and another song related to boxing due to it's use in a boxing anime. This time it's the original theme tune for "Ashita No Joe", or "Tomorrow's Joe", performed by Isao Bito.
The track isn't one of the most well known of the anime theme tunes, and quite often "Beautiful Wolves" is used instead, even in rebroadcasts of the original series. Despite that it's clear this is a brilliant piece of music and is something worth knowing about if you're a fan of boxing anime.
Tomorrow's Joe is particularly interesting as that's the show that "Joe" that Joichiro Tatsuyoshi is said to have been named after, with Tatsuyoshi then going on to be known of "Joe of Naniwa" due to the franchise.
A week ago we included the original theme tune for "Fist of the North Star", a brilliant boxing anime. This week we include another theme from the show, "Tough Boy" by "Tom Cat".
The song's link to the sport isn't just as the theme tune for the show, but was also used by Noriyuki Komatsu as his introduction music, giving a second link to the sport.
We genuinely love this song and think it's fantastic for a walk on song. One of our favourite this weekly series of songs related to boxing.
This week we return to the world of fictional boxing for another theme tune used in a boxing animation as we share the original theme tune for the hugely popular "Fist of the North Star" series, the same series that gave us the original Ken Shiro.
The track "Regain Love" by "Crystal King" is an exciting rock track with some great changes in tempo and rather rare for a music video that we get to share this one does come with lyrics that have been translated into English.
We know this isn't necessarily the theme tune many think of when they think of the show, but we like the track and it certainly has it's connection to the sport, in a huge way.
A couple of weeks ago we featured "Challenger" in this series which was a Japanese song with lyrics regarding boxer, and today we featured another Japanese song that is again lyrically referencing boxing, rather than being about a the sport.
The Kai Band, lead by Yoshihiro Kai, are a Japanese rank band that have, on an off, been around since the 1970's and released "The Beast" in 1979. The lyrics, although in Japanese, do reference boxing a number of times and has been seen used in Japanese anime related videos.
Although clearly not as accessible to a non-Japanese audience as some other songs we've featured here we do enjoy the track musically, and would advise people give it a shot even if they don't understand the lyrics.
Unfortunately, though not for the first time, we've been unable to find what seems like an official music video, but this live performance is certainly not a bad rendition of the track
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.