Shuka Saitō Announces Major Solo Debut & Mini Album

14.June.2019 | MUSIC

Shuka Saitō is a Japanese voice actress who is best known for her role as You Watanabe in the fictional school idol group Aqours from the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise. It has been announced that Saitō is set to make her solo debut from SACRA music with the 6-track mini album Kutsuhimo which will hit shelves on August 14.


The album is themed on Saitō’s reason for going solo and her reason for singing: “I want to support those of you who always support me with my songs and words.”


A music video for the track Ato 1 Meter has already been released.

The video was directed by Satoshi Takaki and is based on the concept of “being unable to decide, smile or sing.” The video marks the beginning of Shuka Saitō’s career as a solo artist in a way we have never seen her before.

Speaking about her solo debut, Saitō comments: “Kutsuhimo is the first step of my solo career. My heart is filled with the story of my future self. I want to become the kind of artist who can support people through my songs.”


  • TV Anime Back Arrow’s Opening Theme to be Performed by LiSA

    27.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that the opening theme for the upcoming TV anime series Back Arrow will be performed by LiSA while the ending theme will be performed by Shuka Saitō. Set to air in January 2021, Back Arrow is an original anime series being produced by Studio VOLN, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Kazuki Nakashima.

    The opening theme by LiSA is entitled dawn and was featured in the newest promotional video for the series which you can watch below. It introduces two new characters: Fine Forte (voiced by Ami Koshimizu) and Prax Conrad (Mikako Komatsu).


    TV Anime “Back Arrow” 2nd PV

    A special program about the series will air in Japan on ABEMA on December 11, 2020 where more details will be revealed.


    LiSA | Comment

    “The characters, as well as we ourselves, are heading towards a dazzling new dawn. I hope we can continue believing in ourselves as we advance, no matter what the future holds.”


    Shuka Saitō | Comment

    “I’m so happy to be the one to sing the ending theme for Black Arrow! Thank you! I hope this becomes a song of strength, not only for the characters in Back Arrow, but everyone who hears it too, so that we can carve a path to our goals and dreams together. That’s the kind of song ‘Sekai no Hate’ is. It’s a song about the delicate aspects of people and their strengths hidden away inside. I hope you enjoy it together with the Black Arrow story.”