Battle Without Honor or Humanity

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For the five-part film series, see Battles Without Honor and Humanity.
"Another Battle"
Single by Tomoyasu Hotei
from the album Electric Samurai
Released June 30, 2004
Genre Instrumental rock, electronica
Length 2:28
Label EMI Music Japan
Writer(s) Tomoyasu Hotei

"Battle Without Honor or Humanity" (バトル・ウィズアウト・オナー・オア・ヒューマニティー?) is an instrumental music piece by Japanese rock musician Tomoyasu Hotei. It was originally featured in the 2000 film New Battles Without Honor and Humanity (also known as Another Battle) by Junji Sakamoto, for which Hotei wrote the soundtrack and also stars in as an actor.

On the film's soundtrack, the piece is titled "New Battles Without Honor and Humanity Theme" (新・仁義なき戦いのテーマ?). A live performance of the song appears on Hotei's 2001 live album, Rock the Future Tour 2000-2001. The piece was introduced to Western audiences three years later in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 1 and its soundtrack, where it received the title "Battle Without Honor or Humanity". Three versions of the track are featured on Hotei's 2004 album Electric Samurai. It was released as a single on June 30, 2004, under the title "Another Battle" (アナザー・バトル?).

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Battle Without Honor or Humanity – Original Mix"
  2. "Battle Without Honor or Humanity – Samurai Mix"
  3. "Battle Without Honor or Humanity – Guitar Karaoke"

Personnel[edit]

Personnel for 2004 single version;

  • Tomoyasu Hotei – guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Toshiyuki Kishi (Abingdon Boys School) – programming, audio edit
  • Yoichi Murata – horn arrangements, trombone
  • Masahiko – trumpet

Use in popular media[edit]

Films[edit]

Television episodes[edit]

Commercials[edit]

  • The Voice ("Vocal Kombat" featuring the show's judges in hotel lobby battle scenes) – aired during Super Bowl XLVI, Feb. 5, 2012 [2]
  • "Naturally Pumped Up" (Buxton Mineral Water) – launched May 2014 [3]

Video games[edit]

Radio/podcasts[edit]

  • Colin Cowherd radio show syndicated in the United States via Fox Sports Radio
  • The Chris Moyles Show, former breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 - used to introduce their 'Half Time' feature on the show at 9am
  • BaD_Radio_Show radio show on 1310 The Ticket Dallas
  • d20 Docking Bay on the Order 66 podcast
  • Used as the theme from The Tom Sullivan Show, a talk radio program syndicated in the United States via NEWSTALK 910 AM in San Francisco, CA from 12PM-3PM.
  • Used on alice 105.9 FM Denver weather announcement
  • Used as the opening theme for Drive Time Sports, a local caller-driven sports show on KABZ 103.7 The Buzz in Little Rock, AR.
  • Used as the theme for GLoP Culture podcast.

Sports venues[edit]

Background music for television shows[edit]

  • The X Factor USA -- used as a dramatic music in many critical moments of the show

References[edit]