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Goose House to Perform Opening, Cover Songs for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
2nd commercial features cover of Sukima Switch song

The official website for the anime adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa's Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (April is Your Lie) manga announced on Saturday that Goose House will perform the series' opening theme "Hikaru Nara." In addition, the band will cover other songs for the anime's commercials. The first new commercial features Goose House's cover of Sukima Switch's song "Zenryoku Shōnen."

The band members read the original manga before composing the opening theme song. Goose House previously performed the second ending theme for the anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon, which the band members also read.

In the story, Kōsei Arima is a former child prodigy who lost his ability to play the piano when his mother died. His daily life is monochrome, but it begins to gain color when he meets a female violinist by chance. Kaori Miyazono is an audacious go-getter who is overflowing with personality. Enchanted by the girl, Kōsei starts to move forward with his own legs at the age of 14.

The cast includes:

Natsuki Hanae as Kōsei Arima

Risa Taneda as Kaori Miyazono

Ayane Sakura as Tsubaki Sawabe

Ryota Ohsaka as Ryōta Watari

Yuuki Kaji as Takeshi Aiza

Saori Hayami as Emi Igawa

Kyōhei Ishiguro (Fairy Tail, Psycho-Pass episode director) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures off scripts by Takao Yoshioka (High School DxD, WATAMOTE). Yukiko Aikei (Accel World, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Masaru Yokoyama (Queen's Blade, Freezing Vibration) is composing the music, while Jin Aketagawa (High School DxD, anohana) is sound director.

The manga debuted in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and the ninth compiled volume shipped in Japan in May. The series won the Best Shōnen Manga category in Kodansha's 37th Annual Manga Awards last year.

The series is slated to premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina block in October.

[Via Akiba Sōken]

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