TV Anime Granbelm Opening Theme ‘Tsuki o Ou Mayonaka’ by Eir Aoi Release Date Announced

31.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

It has been revealed that Eir Aoi’s 16th single Tsuki o Ou Mayonaka (“Midnight Chases the Moon”) will be released in Japan on August 28, 2019.

 

TV Anime “Granbelm” Promotional Trailer 1

The song will be used for the upcoming TV anime series Granbelm produced by Nexus which will begin airing on July 5. The ending theme Negai will be performed will be by Uru.

 

Eir Aoi is embarked on her nationwide “Fragment oF” tour on May 31. Fans who purchase her new single from any of the venues on the tour will receive a signed A2 poster of Eir Aoi.

Speaking about her new single, Aoi commented the following: “Tsuki o Ou Mayonaka is a fast-paced, up-tempo song. The lyrics talk about the many precious memories we shared with those important to us that cannot be broken by anybody. The song title is metaphorical and means that even if painful or sad things (midnight) approach us, the moon (the memories we share with those important to us) won’t darken and will continue shining on. I was surprised, pained and more by the human nature of the characters in Granbelm, but all of them are very unique and have their own appeals. I can’t discuss too much because of spoilers, but I think this series will really pierce the heart of those who watch it.”

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    Uru’s new song Scenery, which features on her upcoming single Negai―set for release on September 11―was used as an insert song in the ongoing TV anime series Granbelm.

    The surprise reveal happened during episode 7 during a major plot point during which the song began playing, tying together with the scene beautifully.

    Scenery is a ballad song about the strong bonds between people and was written specifically for the anime series. Uru herself wrote the lyrics and composed the music while rionos was in charge of the song’s arrangement. In the run up to the single’s full release, Scenery is now available to purchase as a standalone track.

     

    A YouTube edit version of Scenery‘s music video was released on Uru’s official channel.

     

    If you’ve yet to start watching Granbelm then you’re missing out.

  • Uru Releases New Single & Music Video For Granbelm Ending Theme ‘Negai’

    25.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Full details for Uru’s upcoming new single Negai have been revealed. The song will receive an early digital release tonight at midnight (JST) before its CD release on September 11.

     

    Uru’s 8th single to date, the title track is used as the ending theme for the TV anime series Granbelm. The single will also include the grand ballad Scenery which has been arranged by rionos, a cover of her own song remember which was used as the main theme for Natsume’s Book of Friends the Movie: Tied to the Temporal World, and a cover of Hakujitsu by music group King Gnu who are a standout in Japan’s music scene right now.

    The CD’s First Press Limited Edition will include three extra songs―Kiseki taken from her performance at Showa Women’s University Hitomi Memorial Hall in March last year, Nibiiro no Hi which despite being lumped in with other tracks on an album is a fan favourite, and a cover of  Spitz’s Robinson―as well as a DVD featuring the music video for Prologue which Uru performed as the main theme for the Japanese live-action drama Meet Me After School (2018).

     

    The Limited Pressing Anime Edition will include the TV size version of Negai and a Blu-ray featuring the creditless video for Granbelm‘s ending.

    Negai‘s full music video is now available to watch on her website. A short version was previously released on YouTube, so now fans get to see the conclusion to the video.

     

    Granbelm‘s fourth episode airs in Japan tonight. If you’ve yet to check it out then you’re missing out. Catch it on Crunchyroll and be sure to listen out for Uru’s new song.

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    The artwork for Negai was created by Yuichi Miyashi, who also took Uru’s artist photos. The photo for the single jacket is of a neverending horizon upon which the gentle light of the moon is reflected. This pure image perfectly links to Uru’s artist photos and to her song Negai (Wish).

    First-Press Edition

    Regular Edition

    The First-Press and Regular Editions of the single come with a special edition colourful CD tray. The First-Press edition comes in the same jewell case as the regular edition as well as a limited edition three-sided box case decorated with Uru’s logo pressed into the casing in silver foil. 

    Anime Edition

    The Anime Edition comes in the form of a Digipak. The illustration features the main characters Mangetsu and Shingetsu, who are gazing into each other’s eyes on the night of a full moon.

     

    Before the CD is released, Negai will be available for downloading and streaming from July 26. We have only ever witnessed the short ending version of the song from the anime. The short version music video was released on YouTube recently, too. Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of the full version of the song. 

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    The overpowering digital rock song UNLIMITED sent an instant surge of energy through the crowd. Her heart-throbbing setlist included a range of big hits that were used as theme songs for the anime Sword Art Online including Iris, INNOCENCE, Cynthia no Hikari, Ryusei and IGNITE . Her strong vocals and the passion etched onto her face enthralled the crowd. 

    For the encore, she performed Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka, which is the new opening theme song for the anime Granbelm. The urgent beat of the song energised the audience, who were dancing and singing as one. For the last song, she performed AURORA, which she especially prepared for this day only. 

     

    “There are times that I just cannot sing this song, but seeing the encouraging and excited faces of my fans gave me the support I needed to sing,” she said.

     

    Eir Aoi: Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka Music Video

    https://youtu.be/haJjUmsJnlw

     

    After the encore was over, there was a surprise for the fans. The music video for Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka, the new theme song for the anime Granbelm, was played before the crowd. Fans could not contain their wild joy at being the first people to watch the video. The music video was just released on July 16 at 8pm, so please check it out. 

  • New Visual Released For Granbelm OP Theme by Eir Aoi

    06.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Eir Aoi’s new song Tsuki o Ou Mayonaka was released digitally today ahead of the CD’s release which is set for August 28. A new visual along with the CD cover have also been revealed.

    The song is used as the main theme for the TV anime series Granbelm which premiered yesterday.

    Speaking about the song and series, Eir Aoi commented: “My new song Tsuki o Ou Mayonaka is speedy and uptempo. The lyrics talk about the many memories you share with the important people in your life that can’t be severed by anyone. The song title is a metaphor and means that even if painful or sad things (midnight) approach us, the moon (the memories we share with those important to us) won’t darken and will continue shining on. I was surprised and pained by the human nature of the characters in Granbelm, but each of them are unique and have their own appeals. I can’t discuss too much because of spoilers, but I think this series will really touch the heart of those who see it.”

  • Uru’s New Song Negai Becomes Ending Song For New Anime Granbelm And Gets Music Video

    05.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

     Uru’s new single Negai will be released on September 11 and will be available for downloading and streaming from July 26. The official music video has just been uploaded on YouTube. 

    Negai is a down-to-earth song which paints a world of a happy place that is filled with the people most important to you. It contains strong feelings of not wanting to let go. 

     

    Uru Negai YouTube ver.

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    A statement by Atsunari Toushi

    Uru’s lyrics perfectly depict the story of two young girls who are forever close. We hope that you will be struck by many emotions when you watch this video. This entire creation is but a beautiful story and music. We hope that viewers who watch and listen will want to hold those precious to them even closer as they enter the world we have created in the new music video. Please take a look and enjoy both the beautiful scenes and the music. 

     

     Along with the release of the music video, the lyrics for the full song have been released on song lyric website UTA-NET (Japanese only).

    Negai has also been chosen to become the ending theme song for the new original anime Granbelm. You can enjoy the new song on air from today. Granbelm is directed by Masaharu Watanabe, who is also known for directing Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World. Original character designs were created by Shinichiro Otsuka and the series was structured by Jukki Hanada, who is famous for many works including directing multimedia project Love Live! There was an advanced screening of the anime a few days ago, which received a great response. This is one of the most sensational topics in the media and is snatching up the attention of many anime fans. 

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  • Eir Aoi’s new song Following the Moon in the Middle of the Night becomes opening theme for anime Granbelm!

    20.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Eir Aoi’s new song “Tsuki o Ou Mayonaka” (Following the Moon in the Middle of the Night) will be the opening theme song for the anime Granbelm.

     

    Granbelm is big in the news as an upcoming anime which willl have its debut release on 5th July 2019 on the TV programming block Animeism on MBS, TBS and BS-TBS. Ahead of the anime release, a 10-minute opening video was released on YouTube which obtained more than 100,000 views, raising excitement for the anime even more.

    The release of the latest anime trailer features the opening theme song; Aoi’s new song Tsuki o Ou Mayonaka. This is the the first ever opportunity anyone has ever got to listen to this song! The girls face conflict as they awaken the magical dolls known as Armanox to enter battle! Watch this trailer and let the unmissable action unfold!

    Further information about the release of the song will be announced in the future on Aoi’s official website. Don’t forget to check out her Japan hall tour that starts from 31st May either!

     

    Aoi’s statement

    My new song Tsuki o Ou Mayonaka is an upbeat song which reminds us of the times we have been frantically persuing something. The theme of the song is tying ourselves close to the people whom are precious to us and the belief that our precious memories will not be destroyed by anyone or anything. The title of the song is a metaphor to show that no matter how far deep we fall into a dark place, the people precious to us will always act as a shining beacon of light to guide us out. You will be so shocked at the level of inhumanity of some of these characters! Watching the series made my heart ache but each character is so unique you won’t be able to help but watch. I am afraid of giving away spoilers so I won’t talk too much but I am sure that if you watch it then your heart will be pierced too!

     

  • Eir Aoi Releases ‘Grow Up’ Music Video From New Album ‘FRAGMENT’

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    Eir Aoi just dropped her 4th studio album FRAGMENT on April 17 which is themed around “fragments of everyday life.” It’s a personal and real record that gives insight into Aoi as a person.


    The tracklist includes her hit single Ryuusei as well as Ima written and composed by Yoshiki Mizuno of Ikimono-gakari, Puzzle Telepathy written and composed by up-and-coming singer-songwriter KanoeRana, and more. The title track Fragment was written and composed by Eir Aoi herself. The lyrics paints a picture of everyday life as the song begins with the person having overslept.

     

    Grow Up features lyrics also written by Aoi and centres around going through a rebellious phase. The song is a mix of lyrical content we have never seen before from Aoi and a rock sound.

    Be sure to check out the music video for yourself in which we are shown the characteristic elements of a rebellious phase: the initial conflict and the regretful aftermath.

  • SACRA MUSIC to Release Live Footage of LiSA, Eir Aoi & TrySail

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    SACRA MUSIC is a music label under Sony Music Group that is known for managing a multitude of hit artists who have had tie-ins with many different anime series.

    Eir Aoi

    LiSA, Eir Aoi and TrySail are three artists under SACRA MUSIC. The label has announced that from April 17 it will make available live footage of the three artists digitally across a period of 4 weeks.

    LiSA

    Footage includes solo shows at huge venues such as Nippon Budokan and Pacifico Yokohama. All three of the artists have been praised highly for their live performances.

     

    TrySail

    New footage will be released at midnight (JST) every week on the following dates: April 17, April 24, May 1 and May 8.

     

    Look forward to hearing over 80 live songs over the next 4 weeks!

  • New Trailer for TV Anime ‘Granbelm’ Plays Ending Theme ‘Negai’ by Uru

    23.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The first promotional video for the upcoming anime series Granbelm has been released and features a snippet of the ending theme song Negai by Uru.

    Granbelm is being directed by Masaharu Watanabe with character designs by illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka―both of whom worked on Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World―and with series composition by Jukki Hanada (Steins;GateNo Game No Life).

    The new promotional video was first shown at the DMM Pictures booth at Anime Japan 2019 on March 24. It showcases the main characters Mangetsu and Shingetsu as well as a fighting scene with the magical doll Almanox.

    Uru also unveiled a new artist photo alongside the release of the trailer. The moonlit photo was shot by Mari Amita who was also in charge of the photo taken for Uru’s previous release Prologue.

    Series director Masaharu Watanabe expressed his gratitude to Uru for the song, commenting: “Thank you so much for this ending theme, it pierces the heart!! Granbelm is made even better by Uru’s voice, and I’m personally moved by it myself!! I believe you can bask in the afterglow of the story after the episodes finish as you hear her singing. Please look forward to it!!”

     

    Uru also released her own statement: “I am overjoyed to have been given the opportunity to sing the ending theme for Granbelm. There are many lines in the story that pierce your heart and leave an impression on you so I referenced them when I was writing the lyrics. There are also lyrics in there about things that take you aback in everyday life. I also thought to substitute something in our ordinary daily lives with the magical in Granbelm. I look forward to seeing how the story and song come together.”

  • Singer Eir Aoi releases her fourth album “FRAGMENT”!

    19.February.2019 | MUSIC

    After announcing her comeback last year in February, singer Eir Aoi is now releasing a new hit album. Her most recent release before FRAGMENT was her original album “D’AZUR”, which was released approximately 3 years ago. Her fourth new original album “FRAGMENT” will be released on 17th April. This album is inspired by the different “fragments” of feelings we experience on a day to day basis. 

     

    The album includes a large variety of songs. Her feelings of gratitude following her long-awaited return can be felt through the words of the ballad  “Yakusoku”. ”Ryusei”, which is a rock song that ranked 16th place on streaming services, and Iris, which is a ballad filled with feelings of sorrow and grief are just some of the tracks on the album. Having a natural taste for digital rock, Aoi also included the track UNLIMITED on her new album.

     

    From 31st May, she will be embarking on a Japan tour to celebrate the release of FRAGMENT. From here on out, she will be engaging a lot in her music career, so please keep on the lookout for more information!

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