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Glay Performs Kuromukuro Anime's Opening Theme

posted on 2016-02-25 01:50 EST
April series' plot, Toyama location revealed

The official website for the Japanese rock band GLAY announced on Thursday that the band will perform the opening theme song "Dystopia" for Kuromukuro, the 15th anniversary project of the anime studio P.A. Works. GLAY guitarist Hisashi wrote the song specifically for the anime series.

GLAY previously performed theme songs for both seasons of Ace of Diamond, as well as theme songs for Sensual Phrase and Yamato Takeru.

The anime itself will take place in Toyama Prefecture (the location of P.A. Works' studio), and will feature the Tate mountain range in the prefecture as well as other famous locales. The robot research institution in the show will be located near Toyama Prefecture's famous Kurobe Dam. The anime's story takes place in summer 2016. During the original construction of the dam, an ancient artifact was discovered, and so the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was established. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the object, and the children of those researchers attend Mt. Tate International Senior High School, including the institute head's daughter, Yukina Shirahane. The story begins when a lone samurai once again awakens.

The anime will premiere in April on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, BS11, and other channels.

The show will star:

Yōhei Azakami as Kennosuke Tokisada Ōma
M.A.O as Yukina Shirahane
Reina Ueda as Sophie Noelle
Asami Seto as Mika Ogino
Kaito Ishikawa as Ryōto Akagi
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Jundai Kayahara
Shunsuke Takeuchi as José Carlos Takasuka
Manami Sugihira as Marina Unami
Momo Asakura as Koharu Shirahane
Kanako Toujô as Hiromi Shirahane
Ryohei Kimura as Tom Borden
Hikaru Ueda as Liu Shen Mi
Taiten Kusunoki as Sebastian

Snow Grouse is credited with the original work. Tensai Okamura (Darker than Black, Blue Exorcist, Wolf's Rain, The Seven Deadly Sins) is directing the "mecha action" anime at P.A. Works. Ryou Higaki (Another, Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit) is handling the series composition, and Yuriko Ishii (Another, A Lull in the Sea) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director with Ayumi Nishibata. Tomoaki Okada (Darker than Black, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Star Driver, Wolf's Rain) is credited with visual concepts and mecha designs. Hiroaki Tsutsumi is composing the music at Pony Canyon.

Source: Music Natalie


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