Gackt to Perform Sket Dance Opening Theme Song (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
Singer and occasional voice actor Gackt will contribute his new song "Graffiti" for the new opening theme song of the television anime series Sket Dance. The CD single for the song will go on sale on November 30.
Gackt already voiced a guest role in the anime as Dante, the vocalist of a high school visual-kei band named JardiN. Gackt himself was the former vocalist of a visual-kei band named Malice Mizer, and original manga creator Kenta Shinohara openly acknowledged that he modeled the popular character Dante in Gackt's image. In addition to voicing the character, he performed the "Iki Toshi Ikeru Subete ni Tsugu" song for the 17th episode as Dante. It was his first song performed as an anime character.
The anime premiered in April. In the story, Yūsuke "Bossun" Fujisaki (Hiroyuki Yoshino) and several students in his high school form a "Sket Group" to solve any trouble in the student body. The "Kaimei Rock Festival" storyline that featured Gackt's character Dante is set during the school's live event of the same name.
Gackt has contributed theme songs for the live-action Kamen Rider Decade series, the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation film trilogy, the New Fist of the North Star video project, and the Texhnolyze television series.
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