'Secret' New 3x3 Eyes Content Teased With Anime Footage
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
King Records began streaming a preview for voice actress and singer Megumi Hayashibara's upcoming 3x3 Eyes single "Samhāra ~Sei Naru Chikara~" (Samhāra ~Holy Power~) on Monday. The video previews the single's title track, and also features anime footage for the 3x3 Eyes franchise.
The video's description notes that the video is related to a "secret" new 3x3 Eyes project currently under development, and that "Samhāra ~Sei Naru Chikara~" will serve as the theme song for the new content. The description does not detail what format the new content will take.
Hayashibara's new single celebrates 25 years since she debuted as a singer. It will contain the title song "Samhāra ~Sei Naru Chikara~," as well as another new song, "Mō Hitori no Watashi" (My Other Self). Other songs include "raks-ati," which was first featured in the 3x3 Eyes: Tenrin-ō Genmu 1998 PlayStation game. The single will also feature a duet titled "Stay," which Hayashibara performs with Kouji Tsujitani, who plays Yakumo in the 3x3 Eyes original video animation (OVA) adaptations. The single also includes the instrumental versions of "Samhāra ~Sei Naru Chikara~" and "Mō Hitori no Watashi."
Yuzo Takada's 3x3 Eyes manga ran from 1987 to 2002. The manga inspired two OVA adaptations in 1991 and 1995. Hayashibara voiced the role of main character Pai in both OVAs. Takada launched a sequel manga titled 3x3 Eyes: Genjū no Mori no Sōnansha (3x3 Eyes: Survivor of the Forest of Mythical Beasts) in February in Kodansha's online magazine Young Magazine Kaizokuban.
Thanks to Gwyn Campbell for the news tip