It has been announced that Japanese singer Harumiーwho is lauded for her incredibly powerful singing abilityーwill perform the ending theme for the upcoming TV anime series Wave, Listen to Me! which is set to premiere on MBS/TBS/BS-TBS and HBC in Japan in April 2020.
The song is entitled Pride, and Harumi will promote it with a live show in Shibuya. tacica will perform the opening theme.
Haruma said: “I identify with Minare Koda, the protagonist. There was a lot I could relate to. I also work as a radio personality. I admire her, she’s able to use her imagination when she talks. She showed me a completely different world without me realising.”
She continues: “I took Minare’s spirit to heart when writing the ending song ‘Pride’ so I could properly convey how important it is to be able to stand up and keep trying no matter how many times you fall, and to not fear pain or failure.”
The series is an anime adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s manga of the same name, serialised in Monthly Afternoon. Manga legend Samura is known in the West for writing and illustrating Blade of the Immortal.
Wave, Listen to Me! is set in Sapporo, Hokkaido where tacica formed their band. The series tells the story of Minare Koda, who one day spills her woes to a radio station worker. The next day, she hears her conversation with him over the radio. An angry Minare storms into the station to complain, only to be pulled into doing a talk show on the radio. Thus begins her adventure into delving deeper into the world of radio.
Wave, Listen to Me!
Initial Broadcast: April 2020
Official Website: https://namiyo-anime.com/
HARUMI LIVE 2020 “Pride”
Venue: Shibuya WWW
Date: February 10, 2020
Time: Doors 18:30 / Start 19:00
Seating: No seating – numbered tickets given for entry
Price: ¥3,800 (Tax Included) *Separate mandatory drink fee charged upon entry
*An extra fee of ¥500 charged on the day for those under the age of 25
Harumi Official Website: http://harumikusagaya.com/