News fripSide to Perform Black Bullet's Opening Theme
posted on 2014-01-25 16:10 EST
The official website for musical unit fripSide announced on Friday that the group will perform the opening theme for the upcoming Black Bullet anime series. The site will announce the song's title and release information when they are available.
The unit fripSide consists of voice actress Yoshino Nanjou who handles the vocals and producer/composer/programmer Satoshi Yaginuma. The unit performed the two opening themes for the first A Certain Scientific Railgun series, as well as the opening theme for the original video anime. They also performed theme songs for Koihime Musō, the Aa Megami-sama original anime video series, and Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth.
The anime adaptation of Shiden Kanzaki's Black Bullet novel is slated to premiere in April. The story of Black Bullet revolves around the high-schooler Rentarō, a young man who has a superior, mysterious ability in an age of humans that fight against the Gastrea, a race of viral parasites. The story describes Rentarō's actions in a not too distant future.
The series will star Aoi Yuki as Kohina Hiruko, Yui Horie as Kisara Tendō, Yuko Kaida as Sumire Muroto, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Tina Sprout, and Aki Toyosaki as Seitenshi. The cast members join lead voice actors Yuuki Kaji as Rentarō Satomi, Rina Hidaka as Enju Aihara, and Rikiya Koyama as Kagetane Hiruko.
Masayuki Kojima (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, The Piano Forest) is directing the anime at Kinema Citrus from scripts by Tatsuhiko Urahata (Saki Episode of Side A, Cardfight!! Vanguard). Chiho Umishima is designing the characters, while Shiro Sagisu (Bleach, Neon Genesis Evangelion) is composing the music. Yō Yamada (The Garden of Words, Penguindrum) is serving as sound director.