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Duo fripSide Performs Schwarzesmarken TV Anime's Opening Song

posted on by Egan Loo
Duo also contributes theme for Schwarzes Marken: Kōketsu no Monshō PC game

The official site for the television anime of the Muv-Luv Alternative spinoff novel Schwarzes Marken announced on Sunday that the duo fripSide is contributing their song "white forces" as the opening theme. The duo is also performing the theme song "1983-Schwarzes Marken-" for Schwarzes Marken: Kōketsu no Monshō (Schwarzes Marken: Crest of Red Blood), the PC game that the company âge will debut on November 27.

The CD single with "white forces," "1983-Schwarzes Marken-," and the respective instrumental versions of both songs will ship on February 10, 2016. The first limited edition of the single will include a DVD with the "white forces" music video. The UDX Theater in Tokyo's Akihabara district will host the first event for the anime with the cast on December 6.

The novel's story focuses on the 666th in 1983, 18 years before the events of the earlier serialized novel Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. Both novels are spinoffs of Age's 2006 visual novel software Muv-Luv Alternative.

The anime's cast — who are reprising their roles from the upcoming PC games — includes:

Kenichi Suzumura as Theodor Eberbach
Minami Tanaka as Katia Waldheim
Nozomi Yamamoto as Irisdina Bernhard
Yoshino Nanjō as Lise Hohenstein
Kiyono Yasuno as Gretel Jeckeln
Chika Anzai as Anett Hosenfeld
Emiri Katō as Pham Thi-Rang
Michiyo Murase as Sylvia Kschessinska
Kenta Miyake as Walther Krüger
Yukari Tamura as Beatrix Brehmer
Ken Narita as Heinze Axmann
Manami Numakura as Circe Steinhoff

Tetsuya Watanabe (Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry, Zone of the Enders, Rumbling Hearts) is directing the series at Ixtl and LIDEN FILMS. Tatsuto Higuchi (CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman) is handling the series composition, Shuichi Hara (Alice in the Country of Hearts: Wonderful Wonder World ) is adapting CARNELIAN's original character designs, Satoshi Motoyama is serving as sound director, Evan Call is the music producer, and Elements Garden is in charge of the music. SANZIGEN is handling the show's 3DCGI.

Hiroki Uchida wrote the novel's scenario, and CARNELIAN designed the characters and provided illustrations. Age's Hirohiko Yoshida is credited as the original creator. The novel ran for 41 chapters from 2011 to 2014 and was compiled into seven volumes. The novel was succeeded by the Schwarzes Marken Requiem light novel series by the same author and artist.

The novels have two upcoming PC games, titled Schwarzes Marken Kōketsu no Monshō (Crest of Red Blood) and Schwarzes Marken Junkyōsha-tachi (Martyrs, this is a tentative title). Schwarzes Marken Kōketsu no Monshō will ship in Japan on November 27, and Schwarzes Marken Junkyōsha-tachi is slated for winter.

The Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse anime premiered in Japan in 2012 from Ixtl and Satelight. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video.

Source: MoCa

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