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.
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)
Digital Download: https://ASCA.lnk.to/u-wfP
ASCA・ReoNa Special Live
Venue: SHIBUYA TAKE OFF 7 (32-12 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Date: March 21, 20192019
Time: Slot 1 – Open 13:00, Start 13:30 / Slot 2 – Open 15:30, Start 16:00
Application Window: February 6, 2019 at Midnight (JST) to March 3, 2019 at 23:59
ReoNa Live Tour 2019 “Wonder 1284”
2019/2/23 @ Banana Hall, Osaka (OPEN 17:00 / START 17:30)
2019/2/24 @ E.L.L, Aichi (OPEN 17:00 / START 17:30)
2019/3/1 @ DRUM Be-1 (OPEN 19:00 / START 19:30)
2019/3/9 @ Tokyo Kinema Club, Tokyo (OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00)
2019/3/10 @ Tokyo Kinema Club, Tokyo (OPEN 16:00 / START 17:00)
ASCA Official Website: http://www.asca-official.com/
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ANIME&GAME ・ 22.May.2018
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