Eir Aoi Reveals New Visual for “Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online” OP Song

07.April.2018 | MUSIC

J-pop singer Eir Aoi unveiled her latest artist photo for her new song Ryusei (“Meteors”) which will serve as the opening theme song for the forthcoming anime adaptation of Keiichi Sigsawa’s light novel Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online.



Eir Aoi went on hiatus from her activities in November 2016 due to health issues. Her return has sparked riotous excitement through the community.


As the song title suggests, her striking new artist visual bears a vivid resemblance to meteors, with the singer herself enveloped in countless bright, shining stars.


The next installment to the immensely popular Sword Art Online series will begin airing in Japan on April 7th from midnight. Ryusei will also be available for digital purchase on April 22nd via iTunes, mora, Recochoku, animelo mix, and other digital platforms.


Don’t miss out on the newest release from Eir Aoi.




Eir Aoi 14th Single – “Ryusei / Yakusoku”


On Sale:

2018 4.22 – “Ryusei” Digital Release

2018.6.13 – “Ryusei / Yakusoku” CD Release



  • First Press Edition: CD+DVD [“Ryusei” & “Yakusoku” Music Videos] + Photobook \2,000 (+tax)
  • Regular Edition: CD \1,200 (+tax)
  • Anime Edition: CD + DVD [“Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online” Non-Credit OP] \1,600 (+tax)


Wedsite: www.aoieir.com


  • Join Sword Art Online’s Characters in Akihabara to Help Dominate the Goblins

    24.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sword Art Online light novel series, an event titled “SAO Ex-Chronicle” will take place at Akihavara UDX this August. The event will feature the interactive game Sword Skill Challenge which uses the latest motion capture technology by Sony. You can sign-up to attend via the event’s homepage right now until July 28.


    Sword Skill Challenge will be located at the event’s entrance and will open on August 12 for one week only. Using cutting-edge motion capture technology, players will take up the role of familiar faces such as Kirito and Eugeo, and use their entire body to take down and subjugate goblins in real time with their sword skills. The CG models from Bandai Entertainment’s SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris will be used.

    This is only one of the many exciting experiences to be had at the SAO Ex-Chronicle event. For more details, check the official website, and if you’re planning a trip to Akihabara this August, don’t forget to sign up in advance for the Sword Skill Challenge.


    ©2017 Reki Kawahara / KADOKAWA / ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project
    ©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

  • Sword Art Online’s 10th Anniversary Theme Song Performed by ReoNa

    22.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    When we think of Gun Gale Online, we think of ReoNa, who is tied to the Sword Art Online arc with her performance as the singing voice of Kanzaki Elza. Her collaboration with the series has led to her coming to perform the manga’s official 10th anniversary theme song.

    The song is titled Till the End and we can hear a sneak peek of it for the new commercial for the upcoming Sword Art Online Ex-Chronicle event in Akihabara. Check it out below.


    The full song will premiere at the event. The CD containing the track will also be sold there together with the event’s 10th anniversary pamphlets.


    ©️2017 Reki Kawahara/ KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project

  • Eir Aoi’s LIVE TOUR 2019 Fragment oF took her on a journey across the country, performing at eight different locations to approximately 10,000 wild fans. She saw her final tour performance at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall on July 15.  


    The overpowering digital rock song UNLIMITED sent an instant surge of energy through the crowd. Her heart-throbbing setlist included a range of big hits that were used as theme songs for the anime Sword Art Online including Iris, INNOCENCE, Cynthia no Hikari, Ryusei and IGNITE . Her strong vocals and the passion etched onto her face enthralled the crowd. 

    For the encore, she performed Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka, which is the new opening theme song for the anime Granbelm. The urgent beat of the song energised the audience, who were dancing and singing as one. For the last song, she performed AURORA, which she especially prepared for this day only. 


    “There are times that I just cannot sing this song, but seeing the encouraging and excited faces of my fans gave me the support I needed to sing,” she said.


    Eir Aoi: Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka Music Video



    After the encore was over, there was a surprise for the fans. The music video for Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka, the new theme song for the anime Granbelm, was played before the crowd. Fans could not contain their wild joy at being the first people to watch the video. The music video was just released on July 16 at 8pm, so please check it out. 

  • Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa Reveals New Single ‘Prologue’ Artwork & Announces Japan Tour

    04.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Before she made her solo debut, ReoNA first lent her voice to Kanzaki Elza, a character featured in the TV anime series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online which aired in 2018. She continued to release songs with the pseudonym “Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa” under which she topped digital music charts in Japan.

    It was revealed back in April that Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa will release a new single entitled Prologue on June 26, 2019. The CD artwork has been unveiled. It is drawn by Kouhaku Kuroboshi, the illustrator for the ongoing light novel series Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online.


    The cases of First Press Limited Edition copies of the single will feature this artwork and will also include a short story by Keiichi Sigsawa, the author of Gun Gale Online.


    ReoNa will perform a special one-night-only concert for 550 people at CLUB CITTA’ in Kawasaki on July 25. The concert is titled Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa x ReoNa Special Live “Re:AVATAR” and is a sequel to last year’s show held at Akasaka Blitz. To attend this special show, fans must purchase a copy of Prologue and apply with the application ticket included with the new single.

    It has also been announced that ReoNa will release a new single under her main stage name too. Titled Null, the single will be released in Japan on August 28, 2019. It will also include the track Kaibutsu no Uta, the first original song ReoNa ever released and has been singing since her solo debut.

    ReoNa will embark on a 6-date Japan tour entitled ReoNa Live Tour 2019 “Colorless” starting on September 21. She will also headline Zepp Tokyo for the first time on October 20 for her concert ReoNa ONE-MAN Live “Birth 2019”.


    Fans who pre-order both Prologue and Null at select stores in Japan this summer will be able to sign up for pre-sale tickets to ReoNa’s upcoming shows.

  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Collaborates With Fuji-Q Highland

    26.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Yamanashi amusement park Fuji-Q Highland is set to hold a collaborative campaign with Sword Art Online: Alicization from April 27 to June 2. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the park and the 10th anniversary of the Sword Art Online light novel series.


    Fuji-Q has much planned for the collaboration. The standout event is a screening of Symphonic Alicization Orchestra Special Edition, a special 40-minute compilation of the Sword Art Online Alicization series that aired from October last year to March this year. The video will contain character songs from the CD’s that were coupled with limited pressing DVD and Blu-ray copies of the anime.

    The park will also have announcements read by characters from the series, a Sword Art Online puzzle quest, stamp rally, photo spots, a themed menu, original merchandise and more.

    A colourful firework display will also be held from May 1 to 4 while ADAMAS by LiSA plays, the opening theme for the anime series.

    Rapid buses with SAO artwork on them have also been running since April 13.


    People who use Fujiyama Onsen or the cabin and lounge Highland Station which are connected to the park will also received an original postcard. Additionally, there is a collaborative accommodation plan taking place at PICA Lake Saiko Fuji as well as a special photo spot of the Blue Rose Sword at the Narusawa Ice Caves.

  • Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa Announces New Single ‘Prologue’

    23.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Before she made her solo debut, ReoNA first lent her voice to Kanzaki Elza, a character featured in the TV anime series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online which aired in 2018. She continued to release songs with the pseudonym “Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa” under which she topped digital music charts in Japan.

    Now, for the first time since her mini album release ELZA on July 4 last year, the singer will release a new single under the pseudonym.


    The title of the 3-track single is Prologue and will tell the story of how the artist Kanzaki Elza came to be, her way of life and why she sings. First Press Limited Edition copies will feature a short story illustrated written by Keiichi Sigsawa, the author of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online. Both the story and CD cover are illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi.

    It has also been announced ReoNa will release another single will release another single this summer containing songs from before she made her solo debut.


    ReoNa is set to perform her first ever Zepp Tokyo solo show on October 10, the same date as her birthday.

  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Themed Cafe Opening in Akihabara

    08.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / Uncategorized

    Sword Art Online: Alicization is getting its own themed cafe which will open on March 23 on the fifth floor of SEGA Akihabara 4th.

    Food Menu #1: ¥1,200 Each (March 23, 2019 – April 5, 2019)

    The cafe will introduce three different food menus, with the first arriving on March 23, the second on April 6 and the last on April 20.


    The first menu will include the above-pictured Alicization Aincrad Stew Rice and Alicization Alice Synthesis Thirty Golden Carbonara. A selection of drinks and desserts will also be served. Fans can also get their hands on an original coaster when ordering from the menus.

    Drink Menu: ¥600 Each (Tax Included) *Will be served across all menus

    Dessert Menu: ¥600 Each (Tax Included) *Will be served across all menus
    Kirito’s Milk Coffee Parfait / Eugeo’s Fruit Parfait / Alice’s Mango Milk Tea Parfait

    A selection of merchandise, including limited edition SEGA collaborative items, will also be sold at the cafe. For every ¥2,000 spent at the item shop with tax included, you will receive a limited edition bromide photo.


    The cafe is a must-visit for SAO fans coming to Akihabara this spring.

  • My Hero Academia & Sword Art Online T-Shirts Released by AMNIBUS

    07.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Online retailer AMNIBUS began taking orders for two t-shirts from the TV anime series My Hero Academia and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online on March 4.

    My Hero Academia – “Cut & Sewn T-Shirt”

    This t-shirt is modelled on the one worn by Midoriya in season three episode 50. It has written on it カットソー in Japanese which means “cut and sewn.” The shirt has a thin silhouette and low neck.

    Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Graphic T-Shirt

    This SAO t-shirt features a huge illustration of Llenn on the front and her beloved P90 submachine gun “P-chan” on the back.


    Wear them outdoors, wear them at an event―wherever you wear them represent your favourite series with these awesome-looking new t-shirts.

  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Second OP & ED Theme Artists ReoNa and ASCA Announce Live Performance

    05.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    ASCA and ReoNA have announced that they will hold a special live performance together on March 21 at SHIBUYA TAKE OFF 7. They perform the second opening theme RESISTER and ending theme forget-me-not for the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization respectively.


    You can attend the live show by signing up when purchasing either of the single’s on CD at Animate stores in Japan or digitally via Recochoku, mora and Animelo Mix.

    ReoNa is set to embark on a solo tour titled ReoNa Live Tour 2019 “Wonder 1284” where she will perform 4 shows in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. Fans can get their hands on official tour merch, forget-me-not merch and other exclusive stickers for each individual city on the tour.

    ReoNa will also hold two acoustic sets, one for fan club members only while the other is open to everyone, on May 5, 2019 at Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo. Fans can sign up to the fan club to attend.

  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Ending Theme Music Video by ReoNA Released

    22.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer ReoNa made her mark in Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online in which she performed as the character and musician Kanzaki Elza.

    ReoNa’s latest single forget-me-not is also being used as the new ending theme for the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization for which a music video has now been released.


    “forget-me-not -” Music Video YouTube Edit Version

    ReoNa’s first ever outdoor location music video, ReoNa play three characters. At the cliffs, ReoNa sings while facing the vast ocean and sky. In the quiet forest she lies sprawled in the sunlight. In the town she walks through the streets. All three scenes capture the world of Sword Art Online: Alicization while promoting ReoNa’s own message.

    The YouTube edit version features just the first chorus. The full video comes with limited edition copies of the single.

  • Date Announced For ReoNa’s New Song Debut in Sword Art Online: Alicization

    07.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Sword Art Online: Alicization’s season opening theme forget-me-not by ReoNa will debut in episode 14 on January 12.


    The song is described as a fast-paced melancholic track which has a nostalgic sound and lyrics that encompass both ReoNA’s artistry and the world of Alicization. It will be available for digital purchase the same day as it debuts in the anime. It will subsequently be released on CD on February 6.


    ReoNa is heading to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka for her tour titled ReoNa Live Tour 2019 “Wonder 1284.” Tickets are extremely limited and some dates have sold out already, so if you’re looking to see her live you’d best grab yours quick to experience her singing and warmth with your own eyes and ears.

    ReoNa’s Comment
    “Before I debuted as ReoNa I would never have even dreamed that the day would come where I’d get to sing the theme song for Sword Art Online which I watched as a fan. I am honoured from the bottom of my heart. I hope that forget-me-not along with the anime will forever bloom in someone’s memory.”

  • Japanese anime is popular worldwide, and one part of the watching-experience that makes a series so memorable is its opening and ending themes.


    This is part three of our list of bands and artists providing music for ongoing series and soon-to-air series.


    Click here for part one.

    Click here for part two.

    amazarashi x Dororo

    amazarashi’s new song Sayonara Gokko will be used as the ending theme for the upcoming anime series Dororo which is set to begin airing on January 7.


    Dororo is a manga series by Osamu Tezuka about a rōnin named Hyakkimaru whose father bartered away 48 of his body parts to 48 demons so he could obtain the power to rule the country. The story follows Hyakkimaru who now has fake body parts as he tries to defeat the 48 demons to retrieve his real parts. On the way he meets a young thief called Dororo.


    Check out the song in the latest promotional video for the anime series below.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/153106



    Sayonara Gokko

    Release Date: February 13, 2019

    First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥2,600 (Pre-Tax)

    Regular Edition (CD): ¥1,200 (Pre-Tax)

    Limited Pressing Edition (Dororo Edition) (CD): ¥1,300 (Pre-Tax)


    amazarashi Official Website: http://www.amazarashi.com/


    TV Anime “Dororo”

    Airing on TOKYO MX from January 7, 2019 every Monday at 22:00.

    Airing on BS11 from January 7, 2019 every Monday at 00:30.

    Airing on Jidaigeki Channel from January 11, 2019 every Friday at 02:00.

    Streaming on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and overseas from January 6, 2019 at 00:00 (JST).


    Dororo Official Website: https://dororo-anime.com/

    Dororo ©Tezuka Productions/TWIN ENGINE Inc.



    Idol group EMPiRE released their first album THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!!  in April last year. The record made it to No. 7 on Oricon’s Weekly Album Charts despite being released solely on cassette tape. Their upcoming first single Piasu will be released on February 27 and will be used as the new ending theme for the ongoing anime series Fairy Tail from January 13.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/152714



    Release Date: February 27, 2019

    EMPiRE Official Website: empire-official.com


    TV Anime “Fairy Tail” Final Series

    2nd Ending Theme Song

    Initial Broadcast: January 13, 2019


    GARNiDELiA x Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka

    GARNiDELiA’s will perform the ending theme song for the TV anime series Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka which is set to begin airing on January 11, 2019. The original manga series is written by Makoto Fukami and illustrated by Seigo Tokiya and follows five magical girls who are sent to war as Magical Girl Special-Ops to defeat undead creatures that have resurfaced after three years of peace. For the latest updates on the anime adaptation be sure to check the official website.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/151889



    TV Anime “Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka”

    Initial Broadcast: January 11, 2019

    Official Website: http://magical-five.jp/

    ©Makoto Fukami・Seigo Tokiya / SQUARE ENIX・”Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka” Production Committee


    GARNiDELiA Official Website: http://www.garnidelia.com/


    BiSH x 3D Kanojo: Real Girl

    BiSH’s own Aina The End wrote the lyrics for their new song Futari Nara which will be used as the opening theme for the second season of 3D Kanojo: Real Girl. BiSH originally performed the ending theme song HiDE the BLUE for season one. The release date for Futari Nara has yet to be announced but you can hear it first when the anime airs in January 2019.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/151866



    3D Kanojo: Real Girl official Website: http://www.3dkanojo-anime.com/

    BiSH Official Website: www.bish.tokyo

    ©Mao Nanami / Kodansha・Anime “3D Kanojo: Real Girl” Production Committee


    ASCA x Sword Art Online: Alicization

    ASCA will perform the new opening theme for the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization which will return on January 6. Titled RESISTER, the song is described as having aggressive and fast-paced guitar and strings backed by the singer’s strong vocals. It will debut in the series on January 12 and be released on CD on February 27.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/151596




    Digital Release Date: January 13, 2019

    CD Release Date: February 27, 2019


    First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥2,000 (Tax Included)

    *DVD includes RESISTER music video and more.

    Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,620 (Tax Included)

    *DVD includes Screditless opening theme video for Sword Art Online Alicization and more.

    Regular Edition (CD): ¥1,300 (Tax Included)


    ASCA Official Website: www.ASCA-official.com

    Sword Art Online: Alicization Official Website: https://sao-alicization.net/

    ©2017 Reki Kawahara / KADOKAWA ASCII・Media Works / SAO-A Project


    ReoNa x Sword Art Online: Alicization

    ReoNA, who is known for providing the singing voice for the character Kanzaki Elza in the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization, will perform the new ending theme for the episode airing on January 12. The song is titled forget-me-not and will be released as the singer’s second single on February 6. This marks ReoNa’s first theme song for the series. It is described as a fast-paced melancholic track which has a nostalgic sound and lyrics that encompass both ReoNA’s artistry and the world of Alicization.


    The new ending theme will also be released digitally on January 12, the same day as when it premieres in the anime.


    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/151580




    CD Release Date: February 6, 2019

    Digital Release Date: January 13, 2019


    First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,600 (+Tax) [VVCL-1388~1389]

    *Includes ‘forget-me-not’ music video

    Regular Edition (CD): ¥1,200 (+Tax) [VVCL-1390]

    Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,600 (+Tax) [VVCL-1391~1392]

    *Includes Sword Art Online poster, packaging and creditless anime ending theme video.


    ReoNa Official Website: http://www.reona-reona.com

    Sword Art Online: Alicization Official Website: https://sao-alicization.net