News Winner of 7th Anison Grand Prix to Debut With Battle Spirits Saikyō Ginga Ultimate Zero Opening Theme
posted on 2014-03-13 16:45 EDT
Animate.tv announced on Tuesday that Tatsuyuki Kobayashi, the winner of the 7th All-Japan Anison (anime song) Grand Prix singing contest, will be singing the new opening theme song for Battle Spirits Saikyō Ginga Ultimate Zero. The song will be titled "ZERO" and will debut on the March 30 episode of Battle Spirits Saikyō Ginga Ultimate Zero.
Kobayashi competed in several rounds with 10,320 other singers and aspires to sing anime songs naturally by using his love of anime from a young age as an inspiration.
Catherine St-Onge, a 32-year-old Canadian living in Tokyo, won the singing contest on 2008. Her voice (under her stage name HIMEKA) can be heard on Valkyria Chronicles, Letter Bee, and Night Raid 1931. The winner of the first contest, Shuhei Kita, performed songs for Persona -trinity soul-, Natsume Yūjin-Chō, Miracle Train - Ōedo-sen e Yōkoso, and Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 2.
The other four previous winners were Sayaka Sasaki (Tatakau Shisho - The Book of Bantorra, T.P. Sakura - Time Paladin Sakura - Jikū Bōeisen, My Ordinary Life), Marina Kawano (A-Channel, Nekomonogatari (Black)), Konomi Suzuki (WATAMOTE, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou), and Natsumi Okamoto (il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion).
Battle Spirits Saikyō Ginga Ultimate Zero is the sixth and latest television anime series inspired by Bandai's Battle Spirits card game and began broadcasting in September 2013. A manga adaptation of the Battle Spirits Saikyō Ginga Ultimate Zero is currently being published in the Monthly Saikyō Jump magazine.
The Battle Spirits anime franchise launched with the 50-episode Battle Spirits: Shōnen Toppa Bashin series on September 7, 2008. The anime adapted Bandai's original trading card game, in which cards represent dragons, demons, birds, insects, and other spirits that the players can control in battles. Bandai imported the game to America in 2009.
The Battle Spirits: Shōnen Gekiha Dan follow-up series premiered in 2009. Battle Spirits: Brave, the third Battle Spirits television anime series, then debuted in Japan in September of 2010. The fourth series, Battle Spirits: Heroes, launched in September 2011.