Masato Shimon 子門 真人

Masato Shimon (子門 真人,Shimon Masato, January 4, 1944–) is a Japanese vocalist from Meguro, Tokyo. He is most known for his contributions to the theme songs of various anime and tokusatsu series. In his career, he has sung under the names Kouichi Fuji (藤 浩一 ,Fuji Kōichi?), Akira Tani (谷 あきら ,Tani Akira?), and Ryū Kisami (希砂未 竜 ,Kisami Ryū?). “Masato Shimon” is also his recording name, as he was born with the name Masaharu Fujikawa (藤川 正治 ,Fujikawa Masaharu?). He recorded a song “Oyoge! Taiyaki-kun” (1975) with only 50,000 yen, but the single sold 4,547,620 copies and became the best-selling single in Japan. It is also listed in the Guinness World Records.

Masato Shimon on TV performing his hit single “Oyoge! Taiyaki-kun”

Masato Shimon and His Awesome Star Wars Japan Theme Song

Masato Shimon
Masato Shimon
In 1978 Masato Shimon recorded his legendary rendition of the theme from “Star Wars” and added in Japanese lyrics! Otaku and Star Wars fans alike should not feel their lives complete without watching this.

Lyric provided if you want to karaoke your way along…

Star… Wars!
Star… Wars!
Star… Wars!
Star… Wars!

Far, far away, beyond the galaxy
The flames of justice light the night sky
To protect the peace in space, you’ve got to defeat Darth Vader
Laser beams, spitting red fire
Swing your lightsaber
Space is in trouble! Now’s your chance!
Luke, ganbare!

Shoot, “wing fighters!” Until your enemy is pulverized!
Far, far away…

Star Wars Japan Theme Song Video