Interest Faylan to Perform BlazBlue Alter Memory Anime's Opening Theme
posted on 2013-07-01 20:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Japanese singer Faylan announced at her final performance on her "Faylan LIVE TOUR 04 -PRISM-" tour that she will be performing the opening theme for the upcoming fall anime series BlazBlue Alter Memory. The singer is also performing the opening theme song "Blue Sanction" for Blazblue Chrono Phantasma, the next game in the original BlazBlue game series.
Faylan has previously performed theme songs for The Future Diary, The Qwaser of Stigmata, Gundam AGE, Samurai Girls, and both seasons of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, among others. Faylan's single containing "Blue Sanction" will also include her theme song "wonder fang" for the second season of the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East anime. The single is set to ship on July 24 for 1,200 yen (about US$12).
The anime's story is set in December of 2199, when the streets are full of anticipation for the end of the year and the start of the new one. Amid the celebrations, word spreads that Ragna the Bloodedge, an SS-class rebel with the highest ever bounty on his head, has appeared in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. The apparent aim of Ragna or the "Grim Reaper" is the destruction of the system controlling the world. To collect the bounty, a motley array of unrivaled fighters converge on Kagutsuchi.
The games' Toshimichi Mori is supervising the project, and Hideki Tachibana (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira) is directing the anime at teamKG and Hoods Entertainment. Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) is collaborating on the direction. Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Mysterious Girlfriend X) is overseeing the series scripts being co-written by Tatsuya Takahashi (The IDOLM@STER, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~). Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman., Hatsukoi Limited, Kiss×sis) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director. The games' cast will revise their roles for the anime.
The BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma video game, the third main game in the series, is scheduled to be released in Japan for the PlayStation 3 console on October 24, and Aksys Games will bring the game to the United States in 2014.