News FLOW to Perform Samurai Flamenco Anime's New Opening
posted on 2013-12-17 12:00 EST by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for the Samurai Flamenco anime announced on Tuesday the new opening and ending themes for the anime as it enters its second half. Japanese rock band FLOW (Naruto, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) will perform the new opening song "Ai Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye" (Love Love Love Struck Bye Bye Bye). Kenji Namai of agehasprings composed the song to sound like a Japanese cheering song.
In-show idol unit Mineral Miracle Muse, made up of members Mari Maya (Haruka Tomatsu), Mizuki Misawa (M.A.O), and Moe Morita (Erii Yamazaki) will return to perform the ending theme song "Flight 23-ji" (Flight at 11:00 p.m.).
FLOW's single with the song will ship in limited and standard editions on February 26. The limited edition will include a DVD with a music video. Mineral Miracle Muse's mini album with the second ending song will ship on March 5.
The story follows Masayoshi Hazama (Toshiki Masuda), a man who becomes a superhero "by himself" without superpowers or technology, and Hidenori Goto (Tomokazu Sugita), a cop who finds out Hazama's true identity and thus constantly gets in trouble thanks to "the superhero." The anime's tagline read, "To those 'adults' who don't want to become adults..." The show also stars Chie Nakamura as Sumi Ishihara, Juurouta Kosugi as Joji Kaname, Satoshi Mikami as Akira Konno, and Toru Ohkawa as Jun Harazuka.
Takahiro Omori (Natsume's Book of Friends, Baccano!, Princess Jellyfish) is directing the series, while Chinatsu Kurahana (Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%, Aquarion Evol original character designs) is designing the characters. Hideyuki Kurata (Oreimo, Now and Then, Here and There, The World God Only Knows) is handling the series composition, and Yoshimitsu Yamashita (Mushibugyō, Blade of the Immortal, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~) is adapting Kurahana's character designs for animation. Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, Karneval, Deadman Wonderland) is producing the series.
The series premiered on October 10 and will air for half a year. Aniplex of America has licensed the show for streaming and home video release in North America, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.