News Sayonara Ponytail to Perform Kill la Kill's 2nd Ending Theme
posted on 2014-01-02 23:00 EST
Sayonara Ponytail, the "mysterious" 12-member Japanese pop group, will contribute the song "Shin Sekai Kōkyōgaku" (New World Symphony) as the new ending theme song for the Kill La Kill television anime.
Sayonara Ponytail (SayoPoni) released its first independent album Momyu no Ki no Mukōgawa in 2011 before releasing its debut album Mahō no Melody with Epic Records Japan in 2012. The group consists of manga artists and musicians, and has released several albums bundled with original manga.
GARNiDELiA, the duo formed by female vocalist Maria and composer Toku, is contributing the song "ambiguous" as the new opening theme.
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.
Image © Trigger, Kazuki Nakashima/Kill la Kill Production Committee