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GARNiDELiA Duo to Perform Kill La Kill Anime's New Opening

posted on by Egan Loo
Vocalist Maria, composer Toku to debut under Sony Music's DefSTAR in early 2014

GARNiDELiA, the duo formed by female vocalist Maria and composer Toku, is contributing their song "ambiguous" as the new opening theme song for the Kill la Kill television anime. The song will be released early next year as the duo's debut under a major label, Sony Music Entertainment's DefSTAR.

Maria gained fame (and two million views) through her vocal and dance work on video-sharing sites, and she served as a guest vocalist at live concerts for Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) and other artists. Toku is known for his arrangement and sound producing work for such artists as LiSA, Angela Aki, and Antic Cafe. His song "SPiCa" garnered over 1 million hits alone, and his song catalogue collectively drew 10 million hits.

The two met in 2010 and collaborated on the Freezing anime's theme song "Color" before they formed GARNiDELiA. (The name is an anagram of the phrase Le Palais Garnier de Maria or "Maria's Opera," and Cordelia, a moon of Uranus that was discovered in the same year that Toku was born.) They already performed overseas in 2012.

The battle action anime Kill la Kill reunites several production staff members from Gurren Lagann: director Hiroyuki Imaishi, series script supervisor/writer Kazuki Nakashima, character designer Sushio (key animator/animation director on Gurren Lagann), and the animation Studio Trigger (co-founded by several former Gurren Lagann staffers).

The story is set in Honnōji Academy, a high school where the student council president Satsuki Kiryūin (voiced by Ryoka Yuzuki) rules by force. Wielding a giant Basami scissors sword, the wandering transfer student Ryūko Matoi (Ami Koshimizu) brings about upheaval on the campus. Ryūko searches for the mysterious figure who caused her father's death.

Aniplex of America licensed the series for release on home video, and the company is streaming the series on the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Hulu hours after it airs in Japan.

Source: Tower Records

Image © Trigger, Kazuki Nakashima/Kill la Kill Production Committee

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