Film & TV

Hotei’s music has been used extensively in film and television (TV adverts and TV shows) and placed in games or used online, and its an actively growing part of his career in music. A selection of these “syncs” (music placements) are on this page.  Syncs happen in a variety of ways, sometimes a specific existing Hotei song is requested for a use, other times a brief is received and Hotei may choose to write for that brief. If you are interested in using one of Hotei’s songs, or talking to his team about writing to a bespoke brief, then please get in touch via the contact tab on the home page.

Selected film, TV and brand music placements

Diahatsu "Rocky" car - TV advert "Freedom In The Dark" (Japan 2019)
Audi car - TV advert - "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" (worldwide 2019)
"202X" - - anniversary single for anime brand "Hokuto No Ken (Fist of North Star)" (Japan 2018)
"Attraction" movie trailer - "Kill To Love You" featuring Matt Tuck (UK/USA 2018)
Oscars / 89th Annual Academy Awards - "Battle Without Honour or Humanity" (USA 2017)
Classicaloid - TV series bespoke commission - various songs (Japan 2017)
"Inhumans" TV series - "Katana Groove" (USA 2017)
Jaguar car - TV advert - "Battle without Honour or Humanity" (UK 2017)
"Overwatch" video game trailer - "Imperium" (2016)
Buxton Water - TV advert - "Battle without Honour or Humanity" (UK 2015)
Theme song for "Lupin the Third" movie - bespoke movie commission - "Trick Attack" (Japan 2014)
Monoprix - TV advert - "Bambina" (France 2013)
The Man with the Iron Fists - movie trailer - "Kill The Target" (USA 2012)
Shrek The Third - movie trailer - Shin Jingi Naki Tatakai No Tema (USA 2007)
Kill Bill movie - "Battle without Honour or Humanity" (USA 2003)

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志村けんさんの訃報を知りとても寂しく思う。「8時だョ!全員集合」は楽しいコントだけではなく、生演奏に合わせて日本の演歌やポップスやブルースやロックの生歌が聴ける素晴らしい番組だった。西城秀樹もジュリーもピンクレディーもCharも、石川さゆりもちあきなおみも尾崎紀世彦も、全ての歌手が個性的で歌唱力と表現力に溢れていた。僕はいつもテレビの前にギターを抱えて座り、画面から流れる様々なジャンルの音楽に合わせてコピーをしたり勝手にソロを弾いたりコードを探したりしていた。ビデオもYouTubeもなかったあの時代に、あの番組は僕にとってのギター教室でもあった。ドリフターズの皆さんはどなたも音楽愛に溢れた方々で、中でも志村さんのブラック・ミュージックへの造詣の深さは有名でした。あの頃笑い転げながら見たヒゲダンス。ぽろっと弾いたら懐かしい。昭和の良き日の思い出が胸に広がった。最高のエンターテイナー、志村けんさんの御冥福を心からお祈りします。いつの時代もシュールで深いユーモアを私たちに届けてくれてありがとうございました。そして我々はコロナウィルスの脅威に対し、また気持ちを引き締めましょう。天国の志村さんも強くそれを望んでいらっしゃると思います。#rip #stayhome #ステイホーム #志村けん

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those who hasn't had a chance to see me perform this song live, check this out! Yes, it is not a cover ;)

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