Record of Grancrest War OP & ED Theme Songs Performed Live by ASCA & Mashiro Ayano

12.June.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Record of Grancrest War is an ongoing anime series adaptation of Ryo Mizuno‘s light novel series of the same name. The series’ opening and ending themes are Rin by ASCA and Shodo by Mashiro Ayano respectively. Both artists performed their respective songs at a joint live concert held recently at Roppongi Morph in Tokyo.

ASCA performed four songs including the series’ first ending theme PLEDGE and second opening theme Rin.

Mashiro Ayano continued to excite the crowd with a performance of five tracks, including the series’ first opening theme Starry and second ending theme Shodo.

Japanese voice actor Kentaro Kumagai who voices Theo in the anime series and voice actress Akari Kito who voices Siluca joined the two artists as special guests on stage for a talk where they spoke openly about things that have happened to them as well banter with each other, giving the venue a warm air.


The final episode of Record of Grancrest War airs on June 15, so be sure to catch all four of the above there.



ASCA – 3rd Single “Rin”

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First Press Edition (CD+DVD) – ¥1,600 + Tax *DVD includes Rin music video and more.

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Mashiro Ayano – 7th Single “Shodo”

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First Press Edition (CD+DVD) – ¥2,000 + Tax *DVD includes Shodo music video and more.

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  • Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle Anime’s Trailer Reveals Theme Song Artists

    28.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A new trailer released on Sunday revealed the artists set to perform the opening and ending themes for the upcoming anime series Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle which is set to begin airing on April 6, 2020.

    The series is an anime adaptation of the 3D action RPG smartphone game of the same name.

    Takanori Nishikawa will perform the series opening theme.

    He will be joined by guest vocalist ASCA who is known for her hit single RESISTER which has over 100,000 downloads in Japan. Details on the song title and its release have yet to be announced, but the song will cover the drama between the series’s main characters, Prince of Darkness and Queen of Light Iris.


    Rei Yasuda will perform the ending theme song through the dark. Yasuda announced the release of her third studio album Re:I recently, which will hit shelves on March 18. through the dark is being produced by Japanese-Korean record producer and songwrite Jeff Miyahara who has worked with numerous high profile artists including Namie Amuro and Girl’s Generation.

    Speaking about the ending theme, Rei Yasuda said: “What is it we can we do for the person we love? I tried expressing these mixed and strong emotions with the themes of light and dark. Love is made up of these two strong forms of love. It’s something that no one can touch, and if you have it, you can make it through any kind of darkness. I really believe that.”


    She continues: “I wrote the song about going through hardships to want to do something to protect the person you love, even if you don’t know what someone with such a faint light as yourself can do. It’s a powerful and straightforward feeling that I’m sure everyone has deep instead their heart.”


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  • TOKYO CHRONOS VR Game Insert Song ‘Koubou’ by ASCA Music Video Released

    16.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    ASCA’s song Hibari is currently being used as the ending theme for the popular ongoing TV anime series The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note.


    The song is taken from her triple A-side single RUST / Hibari / Koubou. Following the release of the music videos for Hibari and RUST, the final music video for Koubou has finally dropped.


    Koubou features as an insert song in the VR mystery visual novel TOKYO CHRONOS which is available on Steam. The music video features appearances of popular characters from the game.

    The new single will be released on September 4 and will be promoted with a series of release events. ASCA will also celebrate her birthday on September 5 with a special live show. Fans can sign up for a chance to attend by getting a copy of the new single which comes with an application card.


    ASCA will subsequently embark on her first solo tour in December with shows in Tokyo, Aichi and Osaka.


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  • The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II Ending Song Hibari By ASCA Music Video And Song Release

    16.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    ASCA’s song Hibari, which is the ending theme song for popular anime The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II Rail Zeppelin Grace Note, was released on streaming services. CD sales are soon to follow. 


    ASCA Hibari Music Video

    Yuki Kajiura handled the music, lyrics and editing of the song, creating an exotic ballad. ASCA’s expressive singing of the powerful lyrics is especially striking. 

    A music video to accompany the song was also created and was released on July 13 straight after the second episode was aired.

    Hibari will be included on ASCA’s new single RUST/Hibari/Koubou, which will be released  on September 4, so please check it out. 


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  • Mashiro Ayano Announces Triple A-Side Single Including Anime Song

    30.May.2019 | MUSIC

    This year is a busy one for Japanese singer Mashiro Ayano. She performed two headline shows at TSUTAYA O-WEST in Tokyo on April 13 and 14 and also appeared at SACRA MUSIC’s first official event―the label she is signed to―on May 18 and 19.


    This year also marks Ayano’s 5th anniversary since going major during which she is set to challenge herself to stepping into new terrain in her songwriting.

    The singer will release her 8th single on July 17, 2019. This triple A-side single will include the song GET OVER which will be used as the ending theme for the TV anime series Puzzle & Dragons this July. It will also feature her new song confession produced by Japanese music group Elements Garden who are known for their hit work in the anime industry. Group leader Noriyasu Agematsu knows how much Ayano’s concerts mean to her, and so the song is an imagining of Mashiro creating a song together with her fans during a show.


    The third and final track is GLAMOROUS SKY, a cover of Mika Nakashima’s song of the same name which was released last year as a digital single.

    To promote the release of this triple A-side single, Ayano will perform a solo concert at SELENE b2 in Tokyo on August 10. The title of the concert is Mashiro Ayano LIVE 2019 “Möbious”.


    Ayano will perform at “I Love Anisong” in Malaysia on June 8, “LisAni! LIVE SPECIAL EDITION Natsuyasumi” on August 4 and MUNETAKA SPECIAL 2019 on August 24.

  • Concert Review: LiSA, GARNiDELiA, ReoNa & More Perform at SACRA MUSIC’s Music Festival

    22.May.2019 | MUSIC

    SACRA MUSIC―a music label under Sony Music Labels―held a music event entitled SACRA MUSIC FES.2019 -NEW GENERATION- at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19. This non-stop live show housed a 360° stage in the centre of the venue on which artists signed to the label dazzled a total of 12,000 fans across the weekend.

    This was the first live event of its kind by SACRA MUSIC. The show’s subtitle “New Generation” refers to artists both signed to the label and the new generation of artists leading the music scene into the future. The line-up feature a diverse array of talent and genres spanning voice actors to rock bands, idols, virtual YouTubers and more.

    The line-up for both days included ASCA, Ayano Mashiro, =LOVE, Luna Kaguya, GARNiDELiA, ClariS, Soma Saito, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], Sangatsu no Phantasia, Spira Spica, TrySail, halca, PENGUIN RESEARCH, and ReoNa. A live band of skilled musicians dubbed the “SACRA BAND” also took to the stage to aid in performing various hits songs and anime songs. Virtual YouTuber Luna Kaguya performed as an opener, and EGOIST also made a surprise performance on screen, fusing the 2D world with the 3D world.

    Several special collaborations also took place throughout the festival where artists banded together to perform covers as well as perform each others’ songs. This included ClariS x TrySail, Mikiha (Spira Spica) x halca, Soma Saito x Yoji Ikuta & Shota Horie (PENGUIN RESEARCH), GARNiDELiA x Ayano Mashiro, and ASCA x ReoNa.

    At the end of the first night, Eir Aoi appeared as a secret guest to perform three songs including her first single Ryuusei. At the end of the second night, LiSA was the secret guest, who performed several songs including her latest number Gurenge. The two also came together to sing each of their respective hits IGNITE and Rising Hope.

    A teaser video was also shown for two new SACRA MUSIC projects titled BATON=RELAY and Tenka Soul. The concerts are only set to continue growing bigger and better.

  • ASCA to sing ending theme for next season of The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II!

    05.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    ASCA performed her first ever solo live performance on Sunday 28th April and it was met with wild enthusiasm.

    She ran through a total of 16 songs with variety and impact, and these were accompanied by sensational videos. To finish the night, everything completely turned on its head for her encore, for which she performed one song with just an acoustic guitar. All of her fans were enthralled.

    ASCA announced at her concert that she has written the ending theme song for the anime The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note which will be aired from July! She followed up by mentioning that she will be visiting Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka for her Japan tour in December 2019! Upon hearing the news, the fans released their pent up excitement in the form of a massive roar of cheers.


    Advanced ticket sales for her tour went live at 12:00 on Wednesday 30th April and are available as a prize draw. Be quick to get them as there’s bound to be a lot of competition for them!


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  • ASCA Posts Pixel Action Game Instagram Story & Releases ‘RESISTER’ Music Video

    28.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    ASCA is a Japanese singer who has lent her voice to music for such artists as SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] and fox capture plan. Her song RESISTER is being used as the opening theme for the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization, and it was recently announced that her new song Mirage will be used as the ending theme for the the upcoming VR mystery visual novel game Tokyo Chronos.


    The singer has been having fun with Instagram with her recent series of Instagram stories created in the image of an 8-bit action video game. The character is based on ASCA herself and follows her journey to shooting the music video for RESISTER.


    Those who ‘clear’ the game are treated to the first official posting of the full music video. A short version of the music video was posted onto YouTube last month.

    RESISTER Regular Edition CD Cover


    RESISTER Anime Edition CD Cover

    The full 4-minute music video puts the song’s edgy guitar and strings on full display with a dynamic dance performance from Kasumi Sakurai.


    ASCA will hold a live stream to promote the new song on March 2. She will hold a talk and sing live from the studio. Mao Mita, a former member of NMB48 who appeared in ASCA’s music video for Yuuen, will host the stream. Details on how to watch the stream will be posted on ASCA’s official website.


    ASCA will hold a special live performance together with ReoNa on March 21 at SHIBUYA TAKE OFF 7. ReoNa performs the second ending theme forget-me-not for Sword Art Online: Alicization respectively. Fans will be able to buy both singles at the event.

  • 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.

  • ASCA Digitally Releases ‘RESISTER’ & Announces Tokyo Chronos Ending Theme

    16.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    ASCA’s new single RESISTER will be released on CD on February 27, but it can now be purchased digitally.

    The song is being used as the newest opening theme for the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization. The song is described as having aggressive and fast-paced guitar and strings backed by the singer’s strong vocals. Check out the newly released music video below.


    ASCA’s Comment:

    “I was given the opportunity to sing the new opening theme for Sword Art Online: Alicization. I feel truly privileged to be in charge of a song for a series I love so much and always watch. ‘RESISTER’ is a song about having pride and a strong resolution to change one’s fate and to look forward even in the face of adversity. I hope it becomes a song to support those who listen to it, to give them the courage to take a step forward.”


    It has also been announced that ASCA’s new song Mirage will be used as the ending theme for the the upcoming VR mystery visual novel game Tokyo Chronos which received over US$150,000 in crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The song will be released on February 27, the same day as RESISTER.

  • TV Anime Sword Art Online: Alicization Opening Theme to be Performed by ASCA

    11.December.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer ASCA made her striking debut with KOE last year which displayed her powerful singing voice. The music video too was lauded for its beautifully stylistic visuals.


    Her latest single Rin was a smash hit and was used as the opening theme song for the anime series Record of Grancrest War. Her popularity has surged recently after having collaborated with Boku no Lyric no Boyomi and providing guest vocals on Unti-L by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk].

    Her name is set to spread even more as it has been announced she will perform the new opening theme for the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization


    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.

    Comment: ASCA

    “I’m ASCA, and I’ve been given the chance to sing the new opening theme for Sword Art Online: Alicization. I am honoured to be able to perform for a series I have always watched and love so much. RESISTER is about having firm resolution to rise in the face of adversity and have the pride to change out fates. I hope that listening to this song can support you and give you the courage to take that one step forward.”

  • Concert Review: Luna Haruna, GARNiDELiA & Mashiro Ayano Perform in Mexico for Anime Music Live ’18

    17.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese music artists Luna Haruna, GARNiDELiA and Mashiro Ayano performed in Mexico City on October 13 for Anime Music Live 2018, a music concert celebrating music from popular anime series.


    The concert took place at Auditorio BlackBerry in the capital which was packed with a crowd of around 2,000. It was planned by Japanese music label SACRA MUSIC which established itself in April 2017 and whose reach aims to extend overseas. The three artists who performed are all signed to all signed to SACRA MUSIC.

    The night began with a special collaboration between GARNiDELiA vocalist MARiA, Luna Haruna and Mashiro Ayano who heated up the crowd with a cover of ClariS’ Connect (2011).

    The show then moved onto Mashiro’s solo performance who played five songs including her hit tracks ideal white and Lotus Pain.

    Next up was Luna Haruna who is set to release her first greatest hits album LUNA JOULE this November. The singer performed six songs including her debut track Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau and her hit number Kimiiro Signal.


    Last of the solo performances was GARNiDELiA. Vocalist MARiA was backed by fierce dancers as she performed a total of 6 songs including ambiguous and SPEED STAR.

    After the three artists had completed their sets the crowd believed that was it for the program – but the words “COLLABORATION” appeared on the stage screen with Luna Haruna and Mashiro Ayano stepping on stage once more to perform Overfly.

    The collaborations didn’t end there however, as it was Luna and MARiA’s turn to team up, performing a cover of Eir Aoi’s INNOCENCE. MARiA and Mashiro then performed a cover of The Everlasting Guilty Crown by EGOIST.

    Finally the three artists came together to perform oath sign by LiSA which launched the crowd into the stratosphere.

    This was the first event of its kind by SACRA MUSIC to take place in Mexico and it was a roaring success.

  • ASCA’s ‘Rin’ & ‘Yuuen’ Music Videos Rank #1 and #2 on iTunes Anime Charts

    22.May.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The music video for ASCA‘s new single Rin―which is being used as the opening theme for the second half of the ongoing anime series Record of Grancrest War―made it to number one on the iTunes anime charts.


    The music video features actress and model Mai Atsuwa. Up-and-coming creator Atsunori Toushi directed the edgy music video which shows the world on the path to ending.


    Additionally, the music video for the melancholic song Yuuen which features Mao Mita of idol group NMB48 ranked in at number two of the same charts, meaning ASCA has stolen taken the first and second spots.


    The DVD that comes coupled with the first press edition of Rin also includes a collaborative music video with modern jazz trio fox capture plan whose popularity is surging.


    ASCA will perform in a joint live show with Mashiro Ayano―who performed the first opening theme Starry for Record of Grancrest War―on June 10 and 29. Fans can sign up for the concert buy purchasing both copies of both artists’ newest singles.6



    3rd Single – “Rin”


    First Press Regular Edition (CD+DVD) – ¥1,600 (+tax)

    Regular Edition (CD-Only) – ¥1,300 (+tax)

    Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD) – ¥1,500 (+tax)

    Digital Download Link:


    ASCA & Mashiro Ayano Concerts


    Venue: Roppongi morph, Tokyo

    Date: June 10, 2018

    Day Slot: Meet 13:00 / Doors 13:30 / Start 14:00 (subject to change)

    Night Slot: Doors 16:30 / Start 17:00 (subject to change)



    Venue: America-Mura BEYOND, Osaka

    Date: June 29, 2018

    Night Slot: Doors 17:30 / Start 18:00 (subject to change)


    ASCA Official Website