Macross Delta TV Anime Reveals Theme Song & Singers

posted on by Egan Loo
15-year-old JUNNA debuts with opening & insert songs, while Minori Suzuki sings ending

The second session of the "Macross Delta Hōsō Chokuzen Runpika Jōeikai" (Macross Delta Pre-Broadcast Run Pika Screenings) announced on Monday the theme songs and their singers for this Spring's Macross Delta television anime.

The event revealed for the first time that the singing voice of the in-story idol unit Walküre's lead vocalist Mikumo Guynemer is Junna, a 15-year-old singer from Aichi Prefecture. She was 14 years old in middle school when she recorded the key insert song "Ikenai Borderline" (Unreachable Borderline), which she sang live as a "secret guest" at the second session. She is the youngest major singer in a Macross anime project thus far.

Minori Suzuki, the 18-year-old voice of the female lead Freyja Wion and the winner of last year's Macross singer audition, sings the ending theme "Run ga Pikatto Hikarittara" (When the Run Sparkles). She also sang this song live at both sessions of Monday's event.

The event announced that Walküre's debut single will feature the opening theme song "Ichido Dake no Koi Nara" (If I Love Only Once), the ending theme songs "Run ga Pikatto Hikattara" and "Ikenai Borderline." The single will ship on May 11. Except for Junna, the other, previously announced singers in Walküre are also voice-acting their respective characters: Minori Suzuki as Freyja Wion, Kiyono Yasuno as Kaname Buccaneer, Nozomi Nishida as Makina Nakajima, and Nao Tōyama as Reina Prowler. (Ami Koshimizu provides the speaking voice for Mikumo.)

Monday's screenings showed for the first time the complete versions of the anime's first two episodes. The first episode ended with the song "Ikenai Borderline," but the second episode ended with the song "Run ga Pikatto Hikattara," complete with its own ending sequence. The opening theme song "Ichido Dake no Koi Nara" has yet to be heard in public or previewed in event screenings.

The official website also began streaming a 15-second commercial for the anime featuring the Walküre song "Bokura no Senjō" (Our Battlefield), which has not yet been revealed or listed for a CD yet.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embeded video.

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