Amatsuki Performs Opening Theme to Gainax Fukushima's Masamune Datenicle

posted on by Eric Stimson
Short anime series premiered in Date, online on April 24

The J-pop singer Amatsuki performed the opening theme to Masamune Datenicle, the short anime series Gainax Fukushima produced to promote the town of Date in Fukushima Prefecture and its native son, 17th-century warlord Masamune Date. The song, "Mikazuki Resize," is written by Mafumafu (Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage), who is part of the band After the Rain; their new album, Kuro Crest Story, has attained the second spot on the Oricon weekly music chart.


Masamune Datenicle stars Date, famously featured in Sengoku Basara and elsewhere in pop culture, as a 14-year-old. When he prays at a shrine connected with his clan for victory in his first battle, he receives a magic jewel from a dragon deity. The jewel resurrects 16 former Date clan heads with whom young Masamune fights for the future of his family. The anime's title refers both to "chronicle" and the Japanese phrase Date ni kuru ("come to Date").

The anime stars (note: historical names are written family name first, while voice actors are written family name last):

Ayumu Murase as Date Masamune

Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Mego-Hime

Yūsuke Kobayashi as Katakura Kagetsuna

Souichiro Hoshi as Claude

Toshiyuki Morikawa as Date Tomomune

The anime premiered in a complete preview screening on Sunday at Date's MDD Hall. The show was also live-streamed on Nico Nico Douga and YouTube.

Sources: and Masamune Datenicle Facebook

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