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Civilian, Chemistry Perform Altair: A Record of Battles Anime's New Theme Songs

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV series' 2nd cour begins with 14th episode

The official website for this summer's television anime of Kotono Katō's historical fantasy manga Altair: A Record of Battles (Shōkoku no Altair) announced on Wednesday that CIVILIAN will perform the opening theme song "akairo," and Chemistry will perform the ending theme song "Windy" for the anime's second cour (quarter of a year). The anime series' second cour will begin with the 14th episode.

The three-piece band CIVILIAN made its major debut in 2016. The group performed the opening theme "Seija no Kōshin" (March of the Living) for the All Out!! anime. The R&B duo Chemistry went on hiatus in 2012 so the members could pursue solo careers, and the pair resumed activities as a musical duo this year. The duo has performed theme songs for anime such as Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and ReLIFE.

Altair: A Record of Battles premiered on July 7 in the late-night Animeism block of the MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS channels. The series will run for two cour (two quarters of a year). The Amazon Prime Video service is streaming the anime in more than 200 countries, and Amazon's Anime Strike channel began simulcasting the series on July 7.

The rock band SID is performing the anime's current opening theme song "Rasen no Yume" (Spiral Dream). The girl pop group FLOWER (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, The File of Young Kindaichi Returns) is performing the anime's current ending theme song "Taiyō no Elegy" (Elegy for the Sun).

Kodansha Comics released the second volume of the manga digitally in English on August 8, and it describes the story:

For generations the Turkiye Devleti and the Balt-Rhein Empire have stood in stern opposition to each other. Then one night, when an imperial minister is found assassinated, the two nations are plunged into a potentially explosive situation. As the generals of Turkiye's council cry for war, Mahmut comes to discover the devious truth behind the assassination. Thus the young pasha's battle for his country, peace, and trust in his fellow man begins!

Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Getbackers, Rurouni Kenshin TV series and OVAs, Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is directing the anime at MAPPA (Kids on the Slope, Yuri!!! on Ice, In This Corner of the World). Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Baccano!, Kuroko's Basketball) is handling the series composition, Toshiyuki Kanno (Garo the Animation, Black Blood Brothers) is the character designer, and Takashi Igari (episode director of The IDOLM@STER, Punch Line) is the assistant director. Ryo Kawasaki (Fate/Grand Order: First Order, Luger Code 1951, Reikenzan: Eichi e no Shikaku) is composing the music.

Source: Animate Times

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