i☆Ris Performs Twin Star Exorcists Anime's New Theme Song

posted on by Kyle Hallmark
New opening theme song premieres in July

The Japanese idol unit i☆Ris revealed in a video message on Saturday that the group will perform a new opening theme song for the television anime adaptation of Yoshiaki Sukeno's Twin Star Exorcists (Sōsei no Onmyōji) manga starting in July. The as-yet-untitled song will be the group's 13th single, and the single is slated to ship on August 3.

i☆Ris member Yū Serizawa also performs the role of Mayura Otomi in the anime.

The six members of i☆Ris currently sing and star in the third season of the PriPara television anime. The group's 12th single "Ready Smile!!," which serves as the opening theme song for the series, will ship on June 1. i☆Ris also provided theme songs and voice acting for every previous season of the anime.

Twin Star Exorcists premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 6, and also airs on TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Setouchi, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.

Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona 4 the Golden Animation, Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream, Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth) is directing the series at Studio Pierrot (Naruto Shippūden, Tokyo Ghoul, Yona of the Dawn). Shishō Igarashi (Unlimited Psychic Squad director) is serving as assistant director, Naruhisa Arakawa (MAOYU, Outbreak Company, Kingdom) is handling the series composition, Kikuko Sadakata (Corpse Princess, Muromi-san, Devils and Realist) designed the characters, and Itsuko Takeda (Level E, Kingdom) is the chief animation director. Wagakki Band is performing the anime's current opening theme song "Valkyrie -Ikusa Otome-" (Valkyrie -War Maiden-). Hitomi Kaji is performing the ending theme song "Eyes."

[Via Music Natalie]

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