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SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki, Eir Aoi Perform 2nd Aldnoah.Zero Season's Songs

posted on 2014-11-16 14:30 EST
"&Z," "Genesis" go on sale in February after 2nd season's January premiere

The official website for the Aldnoah.Zero television anime announced on Sunday that SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki will perform the opening theme song "&Z" for the second season, while Eir Aoi will perform the ending theme "Genesis." The second season will premiere next January. The "&Z" single will go on sale on February 4, 2015, and "Genesis" will go on sale on February 18. Kalafina and SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki performed the opening and ending themes, respectively, for the first season.

The first season streamed on the Aniplex Channel, Hulu, Crunchyroll and Daisuki services starting in July and ran for 12 episodes. Aniplex of America describes the story from the first season:

The story features inhabitants of Earth and Mars waging in an interplanetary war. The story touches upon the effects wars have on a country's government and its people.

War is coming...
The two powers will soon clash with one another and by military force, start killing each other.

Humanity has clearly split into two and currently there is no way these groups will once again unite. Humanity celebrates this transient time of peace as they slowly dismiss from their minds the scars their ancestors bore in the past. No one realized that with one little push their world canfall to its destruction.

Just one little spark will do.
Preparations are steadily on its way.
Then we shall see the end to this false peace.

But, there are men who realize the approach of this inevitable war. Most of them are close to the military. Though, of course these men are well aware that they have no power to remedy this situation. For that is why they are deep in despair. Among the soldiers that I have had contact with, there were even men who were depressed when they realized the impending war. Even then, as far as the people of Shinawara City, I did not feel that any of them had any sense of danger. While in their minds, they knew that war was unavoidable but they could not help but to continue living each day as if nothing was changed. That is all I can say about that. Humanity has grown too used to this false peace.

Humanity does not go to war because they know that they possess a clear sense of justice within their troops. Also, they do not declare war because they are confident of their own victories. The reason man goes to war is simple. War exists simply because there are men who wish to wage

We just need one simple reason.
For that reason, our plans are right on track.
There is no way of avoidance.
I will say it once more.
War is coming.

Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) is writing the series with Fate/Zero director Ei Aoki at A-1 Pictures and TROYCA. Katsuhiko Takayama is in charge of the series scripts. Manga artist Takako Shimura (Wandering Son, Sweet Blue Flowers) provided the original character designs, which Atsuko Matsumoto is adapting for the anime. I-IV and Kenji Teraoka are designing the mecha, and Hiroyuki Sawano is scoring the music.

The first season includes cast members Natsuki Hanae as Inaho Kaizuka, Kensho Ono as Slaine Troyard, Sora Amamiya as Asseylum Vers Allushia, Sachika Misawa as Rayet Areash, Mikako Komatsu as Inko Amifumi, Taishi Murata as Calm Craftman, Ai Kakuma as Nina Klein, Yoshitaka Yamaya as Okisuke Mikuni, Sayaka Ohara as Yuki Kaiduka, Kazuya Nakai as Koichiro Marito, Kousuke Toriumi as Soma Yagarai, Ai Kayano as Darzana Magbaredge, Yu Shimamura as Kaoru Mizusaki, Inori Minase as Eddelrittuo, Sho Hayami as Cruhteo, and Toru Ohkawa as Saazbaum. Daisuke Hirakawa (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) will play the character Harklight in the second season.

[Via Yaraon!]

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