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Plastic Memories' Opening and Ending Themes Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Eri Sasaki to sing opening theme, Asami Imai to sing ending theme for April TV anime

The official website for the Plastic Memories original TV anime project revealed on Friday that Eri Sasaki will perform the anime's opening theme and Asami Imai will perform the ending theme.

The title of the opening theme is "Ring of Fortune," and will be performed by Eri Sasaki (THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!). Aniplex will release the CD single on May 27 as her debut single. Aside from "Ring of Fortune," the single will contain the song's instrumental, an as-yet untitled track, and a monologue by the character Isla, from the Plastic Memories anime.

The title of the ending theme is "Asayake no Starmine" (Sunrise Starmine), and will be performed by Asami Imai ( Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash!, Corpse Party: Tortured Souls, THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!). Aniplex will release the CD single on June 3. Aside from "Asayake no Starmine," the single will contain the songs "Sunny Place" (theme song of the Hakuisei Aijō Izonjō PS Vita visual novel), "Kurogane" (theme song of the Kurogane Kaikitan -Senya Ichiya - PS Vita visual novel), and the instrumental versions of each track.

The official Plastic Memories website describes the story:

This story takes place in a future not too far away when androids that look exactly like humans begin to spread across the world. The android production company SA Corp. produced Giftia, a new kind of android that has the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen. However, due to problems in technology, the androids have a service life, and once they pass that, they... Well, it gets pretty bad. For this reason, SA Corp. creates a terminal service in order to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A new employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids, but...

The anime's previously announced characters include:

Yasuaki Takumi as Tsukasa Mizugaki, a new employee at SA Corp.'s terminal service who joined after graduating high school. However, he does not know much about his job.

Sora Amamiya as Isla, a Giftia who doesn't show much emotion. She starts working in a team with Tsukasa, and supports him, since he does not know much. It is said that Giftias only have approximately nine years to function.

Chinatsu Akasaki as Michiru Kinushima, Tsukasa's senior at work. Although they have no age difference, she teaches Tsukasa as his work superior.

Sayuri Yahagi as Zack, a Giftia paired with Michiru. His appearance is that of a high-class young boy, but he has the power to complete all work smoothly.

Megumi Toyoguchi as Kazuki Kuwanomi, Tsukasa's direct superior at work.

Satoshi Hino as Constance, a Giftia modeled as an agreeable young man that works for Kazuki. Has an obviously gentle personality, and performs everything smoothly. Supports Kazuki.

Kenjiro Tsuda as Yasutaka Hanada, a veteran employee that has 10 years experience in the terminal service. His ease at conversation, casual attitude, and lack of motivation belie his age and years of employment.

Aimi Terakawa as Sherry, a Giftia modeled as a career woman, partnered with Yasutaka. Serious to a fault, and has a rigid rapport with Yasutaka.

Nobuo Tobita as Takao Yamanobe, the section manager of Terminal Service 1 and Tsukasa's team. A stereotypical salaryman who is content with peace and quiet, and loathe to go against his superior's orders. Originally worked in sales, so has no actual field experience with the terminal service.

Sumire Uesaka as Eru Miru, a novice engineer with two years in the Giftia maintenance team. She is assigned to Isla and Zack, and acts overly familiar and talkative to anyone. An android geek.

The anime will premiere on Japanese television on April. The official website began streaming a promo video last October.

Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (GJ Club, Engaged to the Unidentified) is directing the project at Dogakobo (Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily, Laughing Under the Clouds). Chiaki Nakajima (Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily, Love Lab) is adapt the original character designs by okiura (Infinite Stratos). Naotaka Hayashi (Robotics;Notes, Steins;Gate, Chaos;HEAd) is credited as the project's original creator and he pens the scripts for the "story of meetings and partings."

Source: Famitsu

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