Sayaka Sasaki, Hitomi Harada Perform Senran Kagura Theme Songs
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The retailer HMV Japan revealed on Tuesday that Sayaka Sasaki will perform the opening theme song "Break Your World" for the Senran Kagura television anime series. Sasaki previously sang theme songs for The Book of Bantorra, My Ordinary Life, and So, I Can't Play H! anime series.
Additionally, the series will have three ending theme songs. Hitomi Harada will perform the "Shissōron" theme song. Harada, who is voicing the character Asuka in the series, previously sang theme songs for Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb, and La storia della Arcana Famiglia.
The other two ending theme songs will each be performed by five of the show's voice actresses. Harada, Asami Imai, Yu Kobayashi, Kaori Mizuhashi, and Yuka Iguchi will perform the ending theme "Fighting Dreamer," and Eri Kitamura, Ai Kayano, Ryoko Shiraishi, Saori Goto, and Megumi Toyoguchi will perform the ending theme "Yomiya wa Otome wo Hana ni Suru."
Sasaki's single will ship on January 23 in a limited edition for 1,800 yen (about US$22) and a normal edition for 1,200 yen (about US$14.50). Harada's single will ship on February 27 for 1,260 yen (about US$15). The single featuring the other two ending theme songs will ship on February 13 for 1,300 yen (about US$16).
Takashi Watanabe (Shakugan no Shana, Slayers) will direct the series at the Artland animation studio. Takao Yoshioka (Sekirei, Elfen Lied) will be responsible for the scriptwriting of the series, while Takashi Torii will act as its character designer and chief animation director. The character designs for the franchise were originally created by Nan Yaegashi while Yukinori Kitajima (Okamiden) assisted in creating its original story. The series adapts Marvelous AQL's side-scrolling action game based around female ninjas.
The series will premiere in Japan on January 6.
[Via Hachima Kikō]