LiSA Performs Sword Art Online: Alicization Ending Theme ‘unlasting’

08.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

LiSA earned the title of female Japanese artist with the most downloaded track of 2019 last month for her song Gurenge which enjoyed over 300,000 downloads. The song was used as the opening theme for the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which aired from April to September.

It has been announced that LiSA will perform the ending theme unlasting for the anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld. The first episode aired on Saturday and was a recap of the first 24 episodes of Alicization. LiSA’s new song will be used from the second episode starting on October 12. This marks LiSA’s 7th song she has performed for the Sword Art Online franchise, including for its anime series, film and games.

unlasting will be released digitally on October 21 at 00:00 (JST). The song will be available for pre-order in Japan from October 7 at 00:00 (JST), the same date has the SAO protagonist’s birthday, Kirito.

Speaking about her new collaboration with the series, LiSA commented: “The first opening theme for the Alicization arc which I sang was ADAMAS, a song that wishes for a bright future. unlasting as the ending theme is about a new chapter that wishes for the sadness the characters were left with to not last forever. I hope the people who are important to you feel the same for you in some way.”

 

©2017 Reki Kawahara /KADOKAWA / ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project

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