Nana Mizuki to Sing Shining Ark RPG's Theme
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki will sing the theme song "Kiseki no Melodia" for Sega's upcoming Shining Ark role-playing game for the PlayStation Portable. The game is the latest in Sega's Shining series.
In August, Mizuki's single "Bright Stream" reached #2 on the Oricon weekly sales charts for music singles, her eighteenth top-ten single.
The Shining Ark "RPG that connects hearts" revolves around a young man named Fried (pronounced "freed") and a girl named Panis, voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya (Polar Bear's Café's Penguin, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei's Nozomu) and Houko Kuwashima (Slayers Try's Fillia, Shining Hearts -Shiawase no Pan-'s Kaguya) respectively.
Fried, a resident of the island of Arcadia, finds a girl in danger and saves her. The girl named Panis then recovers thanks to his efforts, and his freshly-baked bread. Although Fried thought it would be very difficult to get the villagers to accept her, they eventually agree to let her in the village. Soon, Panis begins to show signs of mysterious powers: her singing voice can make plants grow and gather birds and fish around her. The villagers, seeing this, called her an "angel." However, there are those who come to the island who target the angel, and one day, on the night of the red moon, a large shadow appears to attack Panis.
The game will also star Mai Aizawa as Shannon, an elf who works at a bakery, and Tetsu Inada as the warrior Zynga.
Sega plans to release the game this winter physically and digitally. The physical version will cost 6,279 yen (about US$79) and the digital download version will cost 5,600 yen (about US$70). Dengeki Online is currently hosting screenshots from the game's opening anime sequence featuring Fried and Panis.
Source: Dengeki Online