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Visual-Kei Rock Band Sid Performs Magi's Opening Theme

posted on by Egan Loo
"V.I.P" on sale in November after October premiere of anime inspired by Arabian Nights

Mao, the vocalist of the visual-kei rock band SID (Black Butler, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), revealed on Friday that the band's next single "V.I.P" will be the opening theme of the upcoming Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic television anime. The band's official website then confirmed the news, and added that the CD single will go on sale in November.

The original manga re-imagines tales from the classic story One Thousand and One Nights (also known as Arabian Nights). Shinobu Ohtaka, the creator of Sumomomo Momomo, has been serializing the manga since 2009, and Shogakukan will publish the 14th compiled book volume in September.

Director Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW) is helming the anime adaptation at A-1 Pictures. Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect, Sound of the Sky) is designing the characters and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Guilty Crown, My-HiME) is handling the scripts. Shiro Sagisu (Evangelion, Bleach) is scoring the soundtrack.

This 90th anniversary project from Shogakukan will premiere on October 7 and run every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. on MBS, TBS, and their network of affiliates.

Source: animeanime.jp via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō

Update: The October issues of Newtype, Animage, and Animedia magazine are all publishing features on the anime on Monday. [Via Jam Guru]

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