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Singer Kano, Cast Perform Hōkago no Pleiades Anime's Theme Songs

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The series will premiere on Japanese television stations this spring

The official website for the Hōkago no Pleiades television anime announced series' theme song artists on Friday. Female vocalist Kano will perform the opening theme, "Stella-rium" and the series' five lead voice actresses Natsumi Takamori, Ayuru Ōhashi, Kanako Tateno, Yui Makino, and Saki Fujita will perform the ending theme "Koko Kara, Kanata Kara" under the unit name "fragment."

The series will premiere on Japanese television stations Tokyo MX, ABC, BS Fuji, Tochigi TV, and Gunma TV this spring. Subaru and Gainax announced the TV anime project in February 2014, on the third anniversary of their collaboration.

The project's story centers around an afterschool club of magical girls who help recover fragments so that an alien from Pleiades can return home. The Pleiades is the English name for the star cluster that the Japanese call "Subaru" — the origin of the car maker's name and six-star logo. Subaru and Gainax streamed the original anime online with English subtitles.

Mirai Denki launched the manga adaptation in Ichijinsha's Manga 4-Koma Pallette magazine on December 22.

Gainax announced a Hōkago no Pleiades film project in 2013 and a television anime project in February 2014.

The original net anime's staff includes director Shouji Saeki (Mahoromatic: Tadaima Okaeri, Strike Witches 2 episode storyboarder), concept artist and original character designer Daisuke Kikuchi (Gurren Lagann, Mahoromatic: Tadaima Okaeri), and character designer Mai Otsuka (Shakugan no Shana, Hanamaru Kindergarten). Also involved are art director Hiroshi Katō (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo/Ha, Gunbuster 2), director of photography Toyonori Yamada (Gurren Lagann, Hanamaru Kindergarten), and color key artist Chie Yoshimura (Chou Gekijouban Keroro Gunsō, The Big O).

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