Interest Iori Nomizu Sings Date A Live Anime's Ending Theme
posted on 2013-01-31 21:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Flying Dog website has revealed that Iori Nomizu will perform the ending theme song "Save the World" for the anime adaptation of Koushi Tachibana's Date A Live science-fiction romantic comedy light novel series. Shouko Fujibayashi is writing the song's lyrics, and Mikio Sakai composed and arranged the song. Nomizu's single will ship in a limited-edition version that will include a DVD for 1,995 yen (about US$22), and in a regular edition for 1,575 yen (about US$17). A release date for the single has not yet been announced.
Nomizu is also starring in the show as Yoshino. She previously performed theme songs for both seasons of Heaven's Lost Property, both seasons of Is This a Zombie, Morita-san wa Mukuchi, Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?, and A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, among others.
The series stars Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shidō Itsuka and Marina Inoue as Tohka Yatogami. Other cast members include Ayana Taketatsu as Kotori Itsuka, Misuzu Togashi as Origami Tobiichi, Iori Nomizu as Yoshino, Asami Sanada as Kurumi Tokisaki, Kaori Sadohara as Tamae Okamine, Misato as Mana Takamiya, and Aya Endo as Reine Murasame.
Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Jormungand) is directing the anime at AIC Plus+ with visual director Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven's Lost Property). Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Queen's Blade: Rebellion) is charge of the series scripts, and Takaaki Suzuki (Strike Witches, Last Exile) is advising on the world setting, as he has done other anime and manga. Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) is designing the characters based on Tsunako's original novel illustrations. Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) is designing the mecha, and Go Sakabe (Gosick theme songs) is scoring the soundtrack with sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto) at Nippon Columbia. Sweet Arms is contributing the opening theme song.
The series will premiere on television in Japan in April but will begin streaming on the Niconico service starting on March 16.