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Linked Horizon to Perform Opening Theme for Attack on Titan: Junior High TV Anime

posted on 2015-08-31 06:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Spinoff series based on Saki Nakagawa's manga premieres in Japan on October 4

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Saki Nakagawa's Attack on Titan: Junior High (Shingeki! Kyojin Chūgakkō) spinoff manga announced on Monday that Linked Horizon will perform the show's opening theme song "Seishun wa Hanabi no Yō ni" (Youth is Like Fireworks). Linked Horizon will distribute the song online only starting on October 5. The song has a "spinoff-like" aspect to Linked Horizon's first opening theme song for the original Attack on Titan anime, "Guren no Yumiya" (Crimson Bow and Arrow).

Linked Horizon performed both opening theme songs for the Attack on Titan television anime series, and also performed the theme songs for the two anime compilation films.

The official website also announced the anime's debut dates. The series will premiere on MBS on October 3 at 25:58 (effectively October 4 at 1:58 a.m.). The series will also air on Tokyo MX, BS11, and RKK.

Yoshihide Ibata (Ashiaraiyashiki no Jūnin-tachi , episode director for Kill la Kill, Haikyu!!) is directing the series at Production I.G. Midori Gotou (Hozuki's Coolheadedness, Genshiken: Second Generation) is handling the series composition, Yuuko Yahiro (Diabolik Lovers, B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time) is the character designer, and Asami Tachibana (Haikyu!!, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, Robotics;Notes) is composing the music.

Additional staff members include:

  • Art Setting: Kenichi Morioka
  • Art Director: Kazuhiro Arai (Studio Homare)
  • Color Key: Makiko Suzuki
  • Director of Photography: Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Editing: Taeko Hamauzu
  • Sound Director: Masafumi Mima

The cast members from the original Attack on Titan anime are returning.

Nakagawa launched the Attack on Titan: Junior High comedy manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in April 2012. The manga re-imagines Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and other cast members from the original manga as students and teachers at Titan Junior High School. Kodansha released the eighth compiled volume in Japan on August 7. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it published the third compiled volume in April.

Source: Comic Natalie


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