TV Anime Vinland Saga’s New Trailer Shows ED Theme ‘Torches’ by Aimer

16.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Aimer will release her new single Torches on August 14. The song will be used as the ending theme for the forthcoming TV anime series Vinland Saga which is set to premiere on July 7.

 

A new trailer was just released in which you can hear the track.

 

Aimer’s emotional voice and the tribal sound of the chorus perfectly match the grand world of of Vinland Saga which is set in the seas of Iceland and Northern Europe.

The cover artwork for Torches was also posted on Aimer’s official website. The artwork matches the title of the song with Aimer wielding a torch while shrouded in darkness, suggesting a glimmer of hope.

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    Japanese singer Aimer is known for her deep, husky voice which once you hear it, you’ll never forget it.

    Last year, Aimer released her song STAND-ALONE which was used as the main theme for the Japanese television drama series Anata no Ban Desu. She followed that up with Torches, which served as the ending theme for the anime series Vinland Saga. Her new and 18th single Haru wa Yuku/marie will be released on March 25, 2020.

     

    Haru wa Yuku will be used as the main theme for the upcoming anime film Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song which will release on March 28, 2020 as the final film in the planned trilogy. The other track, marie, was used as the theme song for the Japan and Austria Habsburg Exhibition.

     

    Aimer wrapped up her Aimer Hall Tour 19/20 “rouge de bleu” at Tokyo International Forum (Hall A) on February 22 and 23. The tour, which was themed around the colours red and blue, began in October last year, and saw Aimer perform 24 shows in 17 cities around Japan. The shows were split into two parts: the first being “Blue” which was centred around ballads, and the second being “Red” which was comprised of up-tempo tracks.

    During her performance of Torches, Aimer actually stepped onto stage holding a torch.

     

    Aimer announced during the encore of the last show of the tour that marie would be released for digital download and streaming that night, ahead of the March 25 CD release. She also announced her next tour entitled “Aimer Acoustic Tour 2020.”

     

    The acoustic tour will begin on September 4, 2020 and will see Aimer perform 18 shows in 17 cities around Japan. Pre-sale tickets are now available via her official fan club “Blanc et Noir.”

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    Yuki Kajiura said: “I am so happy from the bottom of my heart to have been able to work on the three main theme songs of Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel with Aimer. Over the course of the series, her voice has added to its flavour, and has consistently tied together everything from the sound to the world and how the heroines are portrayed. And she has once again poured her soul into ‘Haru wa Yuku,’ the song of the final chapter. I hope people enjoy it.”

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    Having just released her 17th single Torches today (August 14)―which serves as the ending theme for the ongoing anime series Vinland Saga―Japanese singer Aimer has just announced an all new tour. Titled Aimer LIVE TOUR 19/20 “rouge de bleu”, the tour will begin this fall from October 31 and take her to 17 cities across Japan for 24 shows.

     

    The theme of the tour is red and blue as evident in the tour title’s use of French for the colours. This contrasts with her first-ever performance at Nippon Budokan back on August 29, 2017 which was themed on black and white (“blanc et noir”). We look forward to seeing how she uses these new colours on the new tour.

     

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    Aimer will release her 17th single Torches on August 14. While we wait for the CD to hit shelves, us fans have been treated to shortened version of the music video in a track-by-track preview.

     

    The title track is used as the ending theme to the ongoing 24-episode anime series Vinland Saga which began airing on July 7. The music video paints grand imagery with fire and water along to the tribal-like sound of Torches.

     

    The video also teases us with a sneak peek at the other songs on the single including Blind to you and Daisy.

    Blind to you is reminiscent of Aimer’s earlier ballads while Daisy is a jaunty, foot-tapping love song.

     

    The title track Torches will receive an independent digital release on August 5 prior to the CD’s release.

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    Aimer began her “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour on June 8 which has taken her to five cities around Asia, concluding at Tokyo Dome City Hall today in Japan.

    Every venue on the tour was sold out. Her performance in Shanghai at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in front of 6,000 fans in particular was a spectacular success.

     

    In her hometown of Tokyo, her set list included a performance of several new songs including STAND-ALONE which is the main theme for the Japanese drama Anata no Ban Desu.

     

    At the end of the show, Aimer announced that she will head on a 24-date hall tour across Japan which will run from October this year into February 2020. Official fan club pre-sale tickets went on sale today. Full details can be found on her official website.

    Aimer will release her new song Torches on August 14. The song will be used as the ending theme for the TV anime series Vinland Saga.

  • TV Anime Vinland Saga Ending Theme ‘Torches’ to be Performed by Aimer

    10.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Aimer will release her new single Torches on August 14. The song will be used as the ending theme for the forthcoming TV anime series Vinland Saga which is set to premiere on July 7.

    The song pictures a torch-lit ocean in the evening and reminds one of setting off on a new trip at night as with Aimer’s digital single STAND-ALONE.

    Speaking about the collaboration, Aimer commented: “While reading the manga, I pictured the evening sea lit by torchlight. When writing the song I thought about life and death, and [series characters] Thorfinn and Thors’s feelings towards them. I put into the song the inspiration I got from these things. This has also been an opportunity to challenge myself to something new on the sound side of things. I would be overjoyed if people look forward to hearing it alongside the anime.”

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