Plunderer Anime’s Second Opening & Ending Theme Artists Announced

19.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

The popular ongoing TV anime series Plunderer is set to get a new opening theme by Miku Itō and ending theme by Rina Honnizumi, Ari Ozawa, and Shizuka Itoーwho voice Hina, Lynn and Nana in the anime series respectivelyーfrom April 1, 2020.

Plunderer is a manga series written and illustrated by Suu Minazuki. Serialised in Monthly Shōnen Ace, the series put out its 14th volume in December last year. The action fantasy series is set in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by “Counts” (i.e. numbers) which determine a person’s existenceーwhether they are strong or weak. Hina sets off to find a certain person at the behest of her mother, and on her journey she meets Rihito. The mysteries of this world then begin to unravel and make themselves known.


The new opening theme is entitled Kokou no Hikari Lonely Dark, and it will be performed by Miku Itō who also sang the first opening theme Plunderer. The new ending theme is Reasons of Life which is being performed by three of the voice actors from the series. Both songs will be released on CD on May 27, 2020.


ⓒ2020 Suu Minazuki/KADOKAWA/Plunderer Production Committee


  • TV Anime Adachi and Shimamura Opening Theme Performed by Akari Kito and Miku Ito

    17.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Adachi and Shimamura is a yuri light novel series written by Hitoma Iruma and illustrated by Non. The story centres on Adachi and Shimamura, who meet by chance on the second floor of the school gymnasium.  The two have a tendency to skip class and hang out with each other. The story follows the blossoming of their friendship. An anime adaptation is set to air this October.

    The CD for the opening theme Kimi ni Aeta Hi (“The Day I Got To Meet You”), performed by Adachi and Shimamura’s voice actresses Akari Kito and Miku Ito respectively, will hit shelves in Japan on October 28, 2020.

    The lyrics for the opening theme, which paint a picture of the titular characters’ relationship are written by Uqui while the song is composed by MAH, who is a former member of SHAKALABBITS (now Muvidat).


    “Kimi ni Aeta Hi” CD Trailer


    The CD is coupled with the song Merry Go Round, which like the title track is performed by the voice actresses from the perspective of the characters. The song is written and composed by singer-songwriter RIRIKO who has written songs for many an artist.


    ©2019 Hitoma Iruma/KADOKAWA/Adachi and Shimamura Production Committee

  • Miku Ito’s Plunderer Anime Opening Theme CD Covers Unveiled

    24.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The official CD covers have been revealed for Miku Ito’s upcoming 7th single Kokou no Hikari Lonely Dark which is being used as the second opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Plunderer.

    Limited Edition copies of the single are coupled with a DVD featuring the full music video for Kokou no Hikari Lonely Dark. The CD cover for this edition shines the spotlight on Miku Ito. Its concept imagines Ito in the middle of a journey searching for a ray of light.

    Regular Edition copies of the single features characters from the Plunderer anime series.


    The single was originally scheduled for release on May 27, 2020. However, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the release has been postponed to June 17, 2020.2020


    ©2020 Suu Minazuki / KADOKAWA / Plunderer Production Committee

  • Miku Ito Releases Plunderer Anime’s Opening Theme ‘Kokou no Hikari Lonely Dark’ Music Video

    09.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A short version of Miko Ito’s music video for Kokou no Hikari Lonely Dark was posted on the official Columbia Music Japan YouTube channel. The song is used as the second opening theme to the ongoing TV anime series Plunderer.


    Miko Ito – “Kokou no Hikari Lonely Dark” (Short Size)

    The full version of the music video, as well as the making-of, will be included with the DVD version of Miku Ito’s upcoming 7th single of the same name, Kokou no Hikari Lonely Dark, which will be released on May 27, 2020.


    The single will include the song Sweet Bitter Sweet Days, as well as the instrumental versions of both this and the title track..

  • New Anime ‘Plunderer’ Drops Fourth Trailer and Announces Opening and Ending Theme Songs

    09.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The fourth trailer for the brand new anime Plunderer has been unveiled. The anime is set to premiere on a number of TV networks including TOKYO MX on January 8, 2020.

    Plunderer Fourth Anime Trailer:

    The series was created by Suu Minazuki who is also the author and illustrator for the popular manga series Heaven’s Lost Property. The Plunderer manga is a big hit in the monthly shōnen manga magazine Shōnen Ace and is set to release volume 14 on December 26. 


    The story is set in a fictional place called Althea, where the aftermath of the Waste War sees the weak perish and only the strong survive. Every person is valued with a “count”, which is a number score that can rise and fall depending on anything ranging from their achievements to even the compliments they receive. Once an individual’s count reaches zero, they are banished to the “Abyss”. The main protagonist Licht is a young man born in Althea and one of many who are forced into the desperate scrabble for a higher count. In the series, he meets a young, admirable female called Hina and starts to uncover the mystery of the world bit by bit. 

    As well as the series’ debut as an anime, information on the opening and ending theme songs has also been revealed. The opening theme song is called Plunderer and is performed by voice actress and artist Miku Ito. The song will be released for sale on February 12 as her 6th single and will be available in regular edition as well as in a special limited edition that comes with a DVD. If you’re curious as to what the opening theme sounds like, take a listen to the fourth trailer which was just dropped today. 


    The ending theme song is Hina’s character song “Countless days” and is performed by no other than the voice actress for Hina herself: Rina Honnizumi. The ending theme song will be sold as a single and released for sale on the same day as the opening theme song on February 12, 2020. 


    The anime opening and ending theme songs are just as exciting as the anime itself and are even more of a reason to join fans as they count down the days until the release of the anime.


    ⓒ 2020 Suu Minazuki/KADOKAWA/Plunderer Production Committee

  • Miku Itō Releases Music Video for TV Anime ‘Ueno-san wa Bukiyou’ OP Theme

    20.December.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Miku Itō is a voice actress and singer who made her solo debut as an artist at 20-years-old in October 2016. Since then she has put out a constant string of albums and singles.

    Her fifth single Hirameki Heartbeat will be used as the opening theme for the TV anime series Ueno-san wa Bukiyou which is set to begin airing in January 2019. A music video for the song was just released on December 19.


    Fans of tugeneko’s manga series as well as newcomers who will watch the anime adaptation can also check out the new promotional video for the anime over on the official website.

    The music video was shot in Kyoto where we get to see the city’s beautiful streets. The theme of the video is “manufacturing” which we see as Itō challenges herself to a range of different activities.

    Q-TARO of Dengeki Qomolangma Tai choreographed the dance moves in the video, following his work on Itō’s previous release Koi wa Movie.


    Miku Itō – “Hirameki Heartbeat” Music Video


    Miku Itō will appear on FRESH LIVE at 9pm (JST) every other week for her new regular show Fresh Hajimemashita.

  • TV Anime Series ‘Ueno-san wa Bukiyou’ OP Theme to be Performed by Miku Itō

    23.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Voice actress and singer Miku Itō has announced details for her upcoming fifth single.


    The title song Hirameki Heartbeat is set to be used as the opening theme song for the forthcoming anime adaptation of tugeneko’s manga series Ueno-san wa Bukiyou which will air in January 2019.


    The track is described as having a jaunty rhythm with lyrics that are both cute and a little melancholic.

    Itō will also provide the voice for Yomogi Tanaka in the anime who is the younger sister of the main character Tanaka.