JUNNA Sings The Ancient Magus' Bride Anime's Opening
posted on by Egan Loo
Singer JUNNA announced at her "JUNNA Rock You Tour 2017 ~Vai! Ya! Vai!~" concert on Saturday that she is performing the opening theme song "Here" for this fall's television anime The Ancient Magus' Bride. She revealed that she had just recorded the song, although she did not perform the song during the concert.
JUNNA is part of the Macross Delta anime's in-story "Tactical Sound Unit" Walküre, the first major songstress group in the Macross anime franchise. As the singing voice for Walküre's lead vocalist Mikumo Guynemer, she was 14 years old when she recorded the anime's key insert song "Ikenai Borderline." She is the youngest major singer in a Macross anime project thus far.
The Ancient Magus' Bride television anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and MBS at night on October 7, before later airing on AT-X, TV Aichi, TV Saitama, Chiba TV, Hokkaido Broadcasting, and BS11. Wit Studio presented the first three episodes of the television series at Anime Expo in July, and Crunchyroll screened the episodes in theaters on July 26. Several theaters in Japan will also screen the first three episodes on September 9.
The main cast includes:
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Chise Hatori
- Ryota Takeuchi as Elias
- Kouki Uchiyama as Ruth
- Aya Endo as Silver
- Yuko Kaida as Angelica Varley
- Toshiyuki Morikawa as Simon Kalm
- Junichi Suwabe as Seth Noel
The first episode of The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star (Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito), a prequel original video anime series, had a two-week run in eight theaters throughout Japan in August 2016. The episode was later bundled with the sixth compiled volume of Kore Yamazaki's original manga series in December. The second part opened in seven Japanese theaters on February 4, and shipped with the seventh manga volume on March 10. The third episode will open in theaters in Japan for a two-week limited screening starting on August 19. The screening event will also show the first episode of the TV anime series. The third part will later ship with the eighth volume of the manga on September 9. The Blu-ray Disc of the anime will ship this winter. Crunchyroll is streaming the first two parts of the anime.
Most of the staff from the prequel anime are returning for the television anime. Norihiro Naganuma is directing the anime at Wit Studio, and he is also in charge of the series scripts. Aya Takaha is penning the scripts. Hirotaka Katō is adapting the character designs for animation. Junichi Matsumoto is composing the music, and Flying Dog is producing the music in collaboration from BASiLiCA.
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