PQube and Onion Soup have worked together with Naruto Shippuden outro “Spinning World” singer Diana Garnet for a special song in Nippon Marathon.
The song Diana has sung for Nippon Marathon is called Konichiwa, which means “Hello” in Japanese. Nippon Marathon launches December 17 for Nintendo Switch.
Check out the song below:
Today, Diana Garnet, developer Onion Soup Interactive and PQube send a lovely video message to fans of Japanese culture and party games about the upcoming launch of Nippon Marathon! The singer of the Naruto Shippuden outro “Spinning World” or Meow Meow Japanese History’s ending theme “Thank You for the Music” recorded a song to be featured in the crazy Japanese party game. Nippon Marathon releases worldwide December 17th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC on Steam and on December 18th for Xbox One!
|Who’s Diana Garnet?|
Originally from Washington D.C., the Tokyo-based anime fan turned J-pop singer grew up watching anime with her father and was heavily influenced by the positive messages and infectious melodies in J-pop.
While teaching English in Tokyo, she participated in NTV’s singing contest “Nodojiman the World”, winning the grand prize in Spring 2013, starting her journey towards a major debut later that year!
Diana’s interests include reading (all the) manga, watching anime, playing games, Go, singing karaoke (especially enka), watching baseball (Hanshin Tigers/Orioles/Nationals,) Karate, and eating everything from unagi to curry bread.
Today, she’s active as not only a singer, but also as one of the few bilingual voice actresses working in Japan. Additionally, she hosts a TV show, a radio show and enjoys frequent guest appearances, covering anything from music performance to anime and Go-based subculture!
Find more details about Diana and her music on her website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
| What’s Nippon Marathon?|
Currently in Steam Early Access, Nippon Marathon is billed as Micro Machines meets Takeshi’s Castle – a hell for leather physics-heavy race across Japan. Slip into your Narwhal Onesie, Lobster Suit, School Uniform or… er… dog body and charge through locations across Japan!
Stay at the front of the pack to make your competitors disappear at the end of the screen and gain stars – then the race resets to the last checkpoint until the finish line where the racer with the most stars wins!
Easy, right? Absolutely, if it weren’t for throwable fruits, shopping carts, inflatable pineapples, collapsing tracks, clingy Shiba Inus, water melon rains and many more hilarious hazards!