Sword Art Online: Alicization’s Ending Theme Song ‘Iris’ to be Performed by Eir Aoi

18.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Eir Aoi’s last single Ryuusei / Yakusoku was released on June 22, topping 17 separate digital charts and peaking at number 8 on the Oricon charts. She performed a special live concert at Nippon Budokan on August 16. Tickets sold out on the day of release.

It has been announced that her new song Iris will be used as the ending theme song for the upcoming anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization which begins in October.

 

This will be the singer’s 15th single and will be released on October 24.

 

■Information

“Iris”

On Sale: October 24, 2018

Ending theme song for ‘Sword Art Online: Alicization’.

 

First Press Limited Edition: CD+DVD – ¥1,800 (+Tax)

*DVD features ‘Iris’ music video. This edition includes a photo book and comes in a slip case.

 

Regular Edition: CD – ¥1,200 (+Tax)

 

Limited Pressing Edition: CD – ¥1,300 (+Tax)

*Comes in digipak packaging. Includes mini animeposter.

 

Early pre-orders with poster now being taken at Sony Music Shop:

https://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/arti/artiShw.php?cd=70006748

 

Eir Aoi Official Website: www.aoieir.com

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    ■ Eir Aoi ’Haru spring’ Music video(Available for a limited period on GYAO!)

     

    http://gyao.yahoo.co.jp/player/00100/v10181/v0993900000000548051/

     

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    <Comment by Kei Igarashi>

    I was quite surprised during filming, because Eir Aoi’s usual strong voice this time was more gentle. I really like the fusion of music and basketball. Even though this was my first time appearing in a music video, it was really fresh to be able to play ball outside the court.

     

    ▼Click here for the “Accentier” MV.
     
    ▼Click here for the “Accentier” lyric video.
     
    ▼For information on Digimon World: Next Order, see the link below.
     
    <Tracklist>
    1. Accentier
    2.Close Friend
    3. Haruspring~ ※Hysteric Blue (cover)
    4. AccentierInstrumental
     
    Eir Aoi Official Website

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