Takayuki Kondo and Daisuke Ono team up for new seiyuu unit “TRD” [UPDATED]


After almost a decade working as D.A.T and disbanding in 2020, Takayuki Kondo and Daisuke Ono reunite to create a new seiyuu unit, TRD.

The big news in March 2021 comes from Takayuki Kondo and Daisuke Ono, formerly known as members of EDM-Pop seiyuu unit D.A.T.

The unit disbanded in 2020 and, since then, Takayuki Kondo has been active as Akkan Yatsura‘s leader whereas Daisuke Ono recently released a new single “Kemono Michi“.

Despite being busy, the duo decided to team up again however, not under the D.A.T name.

TRD is the name of the duo and is signed to PONY CANYON. The focus of the duo is on creating a new legend not bound by what is “traditional”. TRD make their debut with a mini-album this summer.

The duo will also kick off a radio show together titled TRDのDope Rad Talking (TRD no Dope Rad Talking).

The debut mini-album

TRAD is scheduled to be released on 16/06/2021, available in regular, limited and Kyanime editions.

The cover art is the following for each edition:

Limited edition

Previews of “Take You Higher” – written and composed by R.O.N – , “Vermillion Phenix“, “Game Changer” and Daisuke Ono and Takuyuki Kondo’s solo tracks “Just the Two of Us” and “Baby, Can’t Let Go” (respectively) are out.

The short music video for “Take You Higher” is out.

The contents for each edition are the following:

  • Regular: CD only
  • Limited: CD + Blu-ray (“Take You Higher” Music Video + jacket making movie)
  • Kyanime: CD + Blu-ray (“Take You Higher” Music Video + Making of + jacket making movie)

On CDJAPAN, pre-orders + first press editions come with the following bonus:

External BonusCDJapan exclusive bonus: a KG-sized photo

TRAD is available for pre-order at CDJAPAN.

Source: TRD official website

Last updated on 03/06/2021

Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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