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Maaya Sakamoto Sings New Last Exile, Tamayura Openings

posted on 2011-08-08 12:00 EDT by Egan Loo

The official website of the Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- television anime series announced on Tuesday that Maaya Sakamoto (Escaflowne, Macross Frontier) is singing "Buddy," the opening theme song for the anime. Sakamoto wrote the lyrics herself, while School Food Punishment and arranger Ryō Eguchi composed the song. Gonzo's followup to its 2003 Last Exile science-fiction anime will premiere this October, and Funimation already announced that it licensed it for North America.

The official blog for Tamayura - Hitotose also announced on Thursday that Maaya Sakamoto will perform "Okaerinasai," the opening theme song for the Tamayura - Hitotose television anime series. The television anime follows after the first Tamayura video anime series by Junichi Sato (Aria, Kaleido Star, Princess Tutu). Sakamoto is once again writing the lyrics. Yumi Matsutoya (Kiki's Delivery Service, Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales, Ai Monogatari) composed the song and Toshiyuki Mori arranged it. Sakamoto had already sung the theme song for the video anime series, a cover of the song "Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara" by Matsutoya.

Megumi Nakajima, another singer and voice actress from Macross Frontier, will sing the Tamayura - Hitotose ending theme song "Kami-sama no Itazura" after having sung the original video anime's ending song "Melody." The new ballad is a collaboration between Senri Ohe (Sketchbook ~full color'S~) and Nobuyuki Shimizu (Sketchbook ~full color'S~, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Video Girl Ai). The "Kami-sama no Itazura" CD single with the Tamayura - Hitotose songs "Hoshizora" and "Natsudori -Uta to Piano-," as well as the live version of "Melody," will go on sale in Japan on October 26. The anime itself will also premiere in October.

[Via Yaraon!]

Images © 2011 Gonzo/Fam Partners
© Junichi Sato, TYA/Tamayura Production Committee

Update: More information added.


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