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Kanako Itou, Zwei Perform Steins;Gate 0 Anime's Theme Songs

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Akihabara department store displays life-size Time Machine

The official website for the Steins;Gate 0 anime announced the anime's theme songs and performers on Tuesday. Kanako Itou (pictured right) is singing the opening theme song "Fatima," and rock band Zwei (below left) is performing the ending theme song.

Itou previously performed theme songs for the Steins;Gate television anime, as well as the opening theme song for Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu. Zwei performed the ending theme song for the Steins;Gate 0 game.

A CD single with both theme songs will go on sale on April 25. Itou will debut "Fatima" during her studio concert on Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. at ZIZZ Studio in Tokyo, and the event will stream live on Twitcasting and Niconico Live. Zwei will also appear at the event along with the house band ZIZZ Band.

To mark the March 15 launch of the Steins;Gate Elite game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita, the atré department store next to Tokyo's Akihabara station will host a collaboration campaign from February 15 to February 28. The store's main entrance, north entrance, and east entrances will feature mural-size Steins;Gate art. It will also display the life-size "satellite" Time Machine replica (updated to "FG204 2nd Edition Ver2.31" from its previous atré appearance in 2015).

The department store will run the anime's music through its public announcement system, and Asami Imai and Tomokazu Seki are voicing newly recorded announcements as their characters. The two cast members are also autographing the store's signage.

The returning cast includes:

Mamoru Miyano as Rintarō Okabe

Kana Hanazawa as Mayuri Shiina

Tomokazu Seki as Itaru "Daru" Hashida

Asami Imai as Kurisu Makise

Saori Goto as Moeka Kiryū

Yū Kobayashi as Luka Urushibara

Halko Momoi as Faris Nyan-nyan

Yukari Tamura as Suzuha Amane

Sayuri Yahagi as Maho Hiyajō

Megumi Han as Kagari Shiina

Yukari Tamura as Yuki Amane

Steins;Gate 0 will premiere in April. The anime adapts the game of the same name, and all of the cast members are reprising their roles from previous games and anime. PQube released the Steins;Gate 0 game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America in November 2016.

Kenichi Kawamura (Qualidea Code, SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation) is directing the anime at White Fox (Girls' Last Tour, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-). Jukki Hanada (Love Live! Sunshine!!, Nichijō) is returning from the previous anime to be in charge of series composition. Tomoshige Inayoshi (Buddy Complex, Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes), who was an episode animation director for the first television anime, is designing the characters based on huke's original designs.

Kadokawa revealed the anime as part of the "Steins;Gate World Line 2017-2018 Project" in July. The company also revealed a key visual for the project.

Taka Himeno launched a manga adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 on August 4. A novel adaptation will also launch under Kadokawa's Sneaker Bunko imprint.

Steins;Gate 0, a follow-up game to the original Steins;Gate game, was initially announced in March 2015 with an anime adaptation in the works, but no details on the anime had been announced since. A previous rebroadcast of the original Steins;Gate anime took an alternate route toward the Steins;Gate 0 story in December 2015, the same month the game debuted in Japan.

PQube released the Steins;Gate 0 game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America in November 2016.

Production company Mages. announced the upcoming game Steins;Gate Elite, a major update of the original Steins;Gate game with new elements, in May. The game replaces scenes in the original visual novel with scenes from the anime adaptation. The game is slated for March 15 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan.

Set in Tokyo's Akihabara district, the original game follows Rintarō Okabe as he changes fate by traveling between different world lines. The game inspired a 2011 television anime, as well as the Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu sequel, and the Steins;Gate 0 game. The game franchise has more than 1 million copies in print.

Source: MoCa News

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