LiSA to Perform TV Anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Opening & Ending Theme

15.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

LiSA’s new song Gurenge (“Red Lotus”) is currently being used as the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which began airing on April 6.

 

To fans’ surprise, LiSA is also performing the show’s ending theme song from the edge written by Yuki Kajiura under her pseudonym FictionJunction. The song debuted during episode 2.

Speaking about the collaboration, LiSA comments: “Not only have I been given the chance to perform the opening theme Gurenge for the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba as LiSA, I also get to perform the ending theme from the edge under FictionJunction feat. LiSA. Working on music together with Yuki Kajiura has been nerve-racking, but I made sure to sing my heart out. I would be overjoyed if people totally enjoy the world that the series has to offer every week, from start to finish.

 

©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

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  • UNIQLO’s UT Demon Slayer T-Shirt Collection to Release in Collaboration With GU

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    Left: GU | Right: UT – 2nd Collection

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    Natsuki Hanae (Voices: Tanjiro Kamado) | Comment

    “When I read the Mugen Train arc, I saw so many scenes I wanted to hurry up and voice act for, so I’m so happy that I get to perform for this film. All the other voice actors during the recording sessions were on fire. When it was over, I was so burnt out, I really thought I was gonna die. ufotable’s gorgeous animation and the beautiful music both come together wonderfully. It’s a really amazing film. Like the fans, I wanna watch it in the cinema already. I hope you’re looking forward to it just as much as I am!” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

     

    Akari Kitō (Voices: Nezuko Kamado) | Comment

    “It had been a while since we’d done voice work for Demon Slayer, but getting to work on the Mugen Train arc, which is a popular one in the manga series, I psyched myself up like the rest of the cast! Despite us not having any visuals to work with for the recording sessions, everyone really put their all into it. Seeing that actually brought tears to my eyes. I think what we achieved by the end of it exceeded our expectations! I hope you all enjoy watching it in the cinema!” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

     

    LiSA | Comment

    “I previously performed for the TV anime series, now I’m doing them main theme for the Mugen Train film arc. It’s personally my favourite arc from the manga, so I was able to add another layer of strength to the song. While the characters face sadness, they still have a fire lit in their hearts. I hope that all of you who may be sad have the strength to move forward just like them.” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

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