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Kokoro Connect BDs/DVDs to Use Different Opening Theme

posted on by Egan Loo
Composer Hajime Kikuchi had stopped working with eufonius band after controversy

The official website for the Kokoro Connect television anime series announced on Monday that the first four Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes will use a different opening theme song from the television broadcast "due to production issues." Hajime Kikuchi, the composer of the first opening theme song "Paradigm," announced last month that he will not participate in the rock band eufonius for now, after making what he described as "careless remarks."

Kikuchi's comments eventually led to a controversy over the treatment of voice actor Mitsuhiro Ichiki by the staff. The staff and production committee of the series issued statements last month, expressing regret over Ichiki's treatment during a part of the anime's promotional campaign.

All of the Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes have already been delayed one month; the first volume is now slated for October 24 instead of September 26. Namco Bandai Games has delayed the Kokoro Connect Yochi Random PSP game until November.

[Via Yaraon!]

Update: More information added.

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