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
EMPiRE x FAIRY TAIL
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
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
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
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
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