One thing that grew immensely popular with anime is Japanese music. Ever since anime became popular among international fans, people have taken a special liking towards anime endings and openings. As people vibe to these, before we know it, J-pop songs have taken a huge place within the community and even outside. One such song that has taken over the internet is Lost Umbrella. The song is all over several TikTok videos and Instagram reels. What you’ve mostly heard is probably the slowed version, but even so, the beats of the song are enough to lift your spirits. So, is this a song from an anime? If yes, what anime is Lost Umbrella from? If you’ve been looking for the answer, then you have come to the right place.
Lost Umbrella’s low-fi tones are everything that one needs to soothe their mind. The song is filled with a lot of subtle energies that can make anyone’s heart melt. It’s amazing how well music can grasp the hearts of people even if they do not understand the lyrics. For people, music is an inescapable checkpoint of relaxation. In a world where laying down emotions in words is so tough, music is the perfect medium that lets our emotions flow without making use of words. Lost Umbrella is one of the perfect examples of how people can connect to songs without knowing what the lyrics mean. So what anime is Lost Umbrella from? Here’s everything you want to know in detail.
Lost Umbrella, (ロストアンブレラ), like most Japanese songs, carves a deep meaning through the playful music. In the video cover of the original music video, you will see a female anime character wearing her hair into two ponies. While this may sound like a great anime OST, Lost Umbrella is not affiliated with any anime. It is an individual song produced by Inabakumori and featuring Kaai Yuki. Lost Umbrella is a Vocaloid song, a genre that has been very popular among Japanese pop culture. The song was launched on February 27, 2018, on different platforms. Amazingly, it did exceedingly well on all platforms. On Bilibili, the song has more than 377k views, and on Niconico, the song has 649k views. However, Lost Umbrella has the most views on YouTube – the numbers rising to more than 10 million.
Kaai Yuki, who sang the song, is a Vocaloid character created by AH-Software Co. Ltd in 2009. She received a stable production in 2015 for Vocaloid 4. With 10 million views, Lost Umbrella became one of her best songs.
This is yet another interesting question that arises when talking about Lost Umbrella. The rumors spread like wildfire in late 2020. Vocalist ERA uploaded his cover (version) of Lost Umbrella on YouTube in 2019. However, a certain fan pointed out the similarities between his voice and that of Kouki Uchiyama (who voices Kei Tsukishima in Haikyuu). Here is ERA’s cover song.
Soon, another YouTube user uploaded ERA’s song (with proper credits) with Tsukishima’s cover. This video has more than 5.5 million views which is way more than the 1.5 million views on ERA’s original video. Ever since, the song has often been referred to as “Tsukki’s song” by several Haikyuu fans. This has even led new fans to believe that Lost Umbrella is an OST of Haikyuu, which is completely false.
What is Lost Umbrella about?
If you think the song is about a little girl and her lost umbrella, you are mistaken.
The Vocaloid genre of Japanese songs is of the Nico Nico Douga culture. If you’ve heard many Japanese songs and gone through the lyrics, you might already be familiar with the concept of darkness that they use in it. Several Japanese songs have a deep and dark meaning behind them. Lost Umbrella shares the message of depression and suicide. The girl shares her unbearable experiences under the shadows of dark emotions that are personified as a never-ending rain in the song.
The chorus sings, “take me away somewhere before I drown; I want to be done in while I can’t see or something– it’s not like I can do anything about it; This hand I won’t let go is always wait, and I was still oblivious to the fact that I’d lose it someday”.
The lyrics are indeed very deep and even relatable to an extent. While the song sounds very pessimistic literally, it is to be noted that the Japanese language offers several underlying messages. If you look in closely, you may see a new picture hidden behind the words.