Amatsuki Performs Opening Theme to Gainax Fukushima's Masamune Datenicle
posted on by Eric Stimson
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