Opening Theme for New Fruits Basket Anime to be Performed by Beverly
Filipino-born Japanese pop singer―who is lauded for her powerful voice―has been put in charge to perform the opening theme song for the upcoming new anime adaptation for Natsuki Takaya’s manga series Fruits Basket.
The song is titled Again and was announced at an event held at Makuhari International Training Center on March 16, 2019 to commemorate the new Fruits Basket anime series.
Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. The entire 23-volume series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original 26-episode anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. The new series will have a new cast and staff.
The series has enjoyed stark popularity with manga fans, especially amongst girls, who have praised its unique story which, despite being a cute shoujo manga is unexpectedly deep. The proof of its success is evident in the revival in the new adaptation which comes over 10 years after the manga ended serialisation.
Again will be released across digital music platforms on April 5. It is described as a ballad that sings thanks to life spent with a treasured-somebody that has been lost.
Beverly is currently on a three-date acoustic tour entitled “My Room.” The first show was held in Tokyo on March 17. The final two concerts will take place at Nagoya School of Music and Dance School in Aichi March 23 and Osaka School of Music on March 24.
TV Anime Fruits Basket Second Opening Theme ‘Chime’ to be Performed by Ai Otsuka
Japanese singer-songwriter Ai Otsuka is set to head on her Asia tour later this month with four dates in China and one in Taiwan. In the run up to the tour, it has been revealed that she will release a new song.
Titled Chime, her 26th single will release on September 4 and be used as the new opening theme for the TV anime series Fruits Basket from July 5.
Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. The entire 23-volume series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original 26-episode anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. A new series with new cast and staff began airing in April this year.
Chime is the first upbeat song from Otsuka in a while. Its positive message serves to ring the first chime into starting something new; just like the characters in Fruits Basket who want to change but find it difficult to take that first step. The song will be available early on major digital download and streaming platforms on July 5.
Otsuka will perform the song for the first time at JAPAN EXPO 2019 in Paris, France on July 6.
©Natsuki Takaya・Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee
Digital Release Date: July 5, 2019
Download/Stream Links: https://avex.lnk.to/dl_chime
CD Release Date: September 4, 2019
CD Only Edition: ¥1,200 (Before Tax) [AVCD-94581]
CD+DVD Edition: ¥6,800 (Before Tax) [AVCD-94579/B〜C]
CD+Blu-ray Edition: ¥7,800 (Before Tax) [AVCD-94580/B]
CD+Live CD+Tour Photo Card Edition: ¥6,500 (Before Tax) [AVC1-94582〜6] *Available via FC, mu-mo and at shows only
Ai Otsuka Official Website: http://avex.jp/ai/
Official Website: https://fruba.jp/
Vickeblanka releases 3rd single! anime music video for “Lucky Ending” has been unveiled!
Singer/songwriter Vickeblanka will release his third single on Wednesday 12th June. The single will consist of four songs including “Lucky Ending”, which is the ending theme for anime Fruits Basket. You can also get your hands on the single DVD version, which includes video extracts from his sold-out final live performance at Zepp Tokyo for his “WIZARD TOUR 2019”.
To commemorate this single release, Vickeblanka will perform a one-man-live show called “Voom Voom Room” on Friday 14th June at Shinkiba Studio Coast.
Vickeblanka / 『Lucky Ending』(anime music video)
Lucky Ending is also available for digital download. A Fruits Basket music video version of the video with lyrics has also been released.
A light three beat rhythm drives the song. Vickeblanka’s gentle voice sings words of love, perfectly depicting the image of Fruits Basket. Please check out this popular masterpiece!
© Natsuki Takaya/ Hakusensha, Inc／ Fruits Basket Production Committee
Release date: Weds 12/06 2019
Price: ￥2,500 ＋ tax
– CD –
(Includes 4 songs in total)
– DVD –
WIZARD TOUR 2019@Zepp Tokyo live performance clips
Digital release：Weds 10/04
Digital download link：https://avex.lnk.to/vickeblanka_luckyending
Vickeblanka official website: http://vickeblanka.com/
Anime Fruits Basket official website: https://fruba.jp/
New Fruits Basket Anime Ending Theme ‘Lucky Ending’ by Vickeblanka to be Released Digitally
Vickeblanka embarked on a solo tour in January to promote his second studio album wizard with the final show wrapping up at a sold-out Zepp Tokyo on February 10. His schedule for 2019 is packed with performances at upcoming events and festivals including this year’s Summer Sonic.
The new anime adaptation of Fruits Basket began airing on April 5, 2019. The opening theme Again is performed by Beverly while the ending theme Lucky Ending is performed by Vickeblanka. It has been announced that the ending theme will be released digitally on April 10, 2019. In the song, Vickeblanka sings gently of love against a light and jaunty melody.
The song’s Kanji lyrics have also been released officially. Click the link on Vickeblanka’s site here.
Digital Release: April 10, 2019
*The above link will go live at midnight on April 10, 2019.
Vickeblanka’s Official Website: https://vickeblanka.com/
Initial Broadcast: April 5, 2019
Fruits Basket Official Website: https://fruba.jp/
©Natsuki Takaya・Hakusensha / Fruits Basket Production Committee
Hulu Announces New Anime Series for Spring 2019
07.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Online streaming service currently hosts a wide selection of anime including the Shonen Jump series Yu Yu Hakusho, Hunter x Hunter, My Hero Academia, Naruto, Gintama and more. The service has revealed that it will begin streaming three upcoming new anime series this April: Fruits Basket, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and We Never Learn.
Fruit Basket 1st Season
An new anime adaptation of the series Fruits Basket with an all-new cast and staff. Based on the popular manga series of the same name which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
TV Broadcast: April 5, 2019
Streaming: April 9, 2019 (Every Tuesday)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
The highly anticipated anime adaptation of the 14-volume shonen manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has sold over 3.5 million copies.
TV Broadcast: April 6, 2019
Streaming: April 8, 2019 (Every Monday)
We Never Learn
The hit romance comedy by Taishi Tsutsui. Also serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, the series has sold over 2.3 million copies.
TV Broadcast: April 6, 2019
Streaming: April 8, 2019 (Every Monday)
Be sure to check out Hulu’s catalogue of anime series and don’t miss these three new ones which are right around the corner!
Ending Theme for New Fruits Basket Anime to be Performed by Vickeblanka
It has been announced that Vickeblanka will perform the ending theme Lucky Ending for the upcoming new anime adaptation for the manga series Fruits Basket written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya.
Vickeblanka is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter who is set to perform at many big music festivals in Japan this year, including SUMMER SONIC 2019 in both Tokyo and Osaka.
Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. The new series will have a new cast and staff.
Talking about his collaboration with the series, Vickeblanka comments: “I enjoyed reading shojo manga as a child because of my younger sister. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Fruits Basket the bible for all girls, so it is truly an honour for me to be able to perform the ending theme. Lucky Ending is a very precious song to me. It’s a fateful harmony of my own personal feelings and the messages I took from reading the series. Please be sure to give it a listen. I too am looking forward to the [new] anime airing.”
Fruits Basket will begin airing on April 6, 2019.
TV Anime Fairy Tale’s Final Series Ending Theme Song ‘Endless Harmony’ to be Performed by Beverly
Beverly is a Philippine-born 24-year-old singer who has been praised for her singing ability, having even featured on Kamen Rider Build’s opening theme song Be The One.
It has been announced that she will sing the first ending theme song for the finale series of anime series Fairy Tale.
Fairy Tale is a manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Kodansha) from 2006 to 2017. It accumulated 63 volumes which have been enjoyed by people of all ages in Japan and overseas. It hails as a best-seller having sold over 60 million copies worldwide.
The anime adaptation too has been running since 2009 with 277 episodes to date. With its finale in sight, it continues to be a high-quality and acclaimed series.
The new ending theme song by Beverly is entitled Endless Harmony. It does not yet have a release date.
Beverly has been a huge fan of the Fairy Tale having watched the anime series while at school in the Philippines. The singer gave the following warm message about being involved with the series.
“Fairy Tale is a very, very precious piece to me which taught me the important of friends and family. Whenever Natsu, Lucy and everyone confront problems and dangerous situations head on they all help each other and fight and overcome things together. Each character’s magical abilities is super cool and really interesting. (I’m really jealous! *laughs*). I really love Fairy Tale, so when I heard that I would be able to sing the ending theme for the final series I was shocked and really excited. I am truly grateful. I can’t stop being excited about my song rolling every time an episode ends.”
Endless Harmony is a song about continuing to fight for tomorrow, for your friends and loved ones, and for the future. It says you are never alone because those who love you are by your side. It’s a perfect and fitting song for the final series. Details regarding its release will be announced in the near future.