Tokyo Performance Doll Performs New Ending Theme for Beatless Anime

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kz (Livetune) composes song premiering in 14th episode on May 4

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Satoshi Hase and redjuice's Beatless novel announced on Saturday that Tokyo Performance DOLL will perform the new ending theme song "Shapeless" for the anime, starting with the 14th episode on May 4. kz (livetune) is composing the song. Tokyo Performance DOLL has previously performed theme songs for Ace Attorney, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, and The File of Young Kindaichi Returns.

The site had announced last month that TrySail will perform the new opening theme song "Truth." for the anime's second cour (quarter of a year). MARiA and toku of GARNiDELiA, the pair who performed the first opening theme song, are returning to write and compose the new song.

The anime premiered on January 12 on MBS and TBS, and on January 13 on BS-TBS, and airs on the "Animeism" programming block. Amazon is exclusively streaming titles from the Animeism block to 200 countries through its Amazon Prime Video service.

Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Expelled From Paradise, Concrete Revolutio) is directing the anime at diomedea. Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Rewrite, Eromanga Sensei) and Go Zappa (Koihime Musō, A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Blend S) are in charge of series composition. Hiroko Yaguchi (Un-Go, Aikatsu!) is designing the characters based on redjuice's original designs. Narasaki and kz (livetune) are composing the show's music.

Tokyo Otaku Mode serialized English translations of the novel in 2014, and it describes the novel:

With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision...

Hase serialized the novel in Newtype in 2012. The artist redjuice (Guilty Crown, The Empire of Corpses, Genocidal Organ, Harmony character designs) provided the illustrations for the original novel, and WIT Studio (Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus' Bride) and animator Satoshi Kadowaki (chief animation director for Guilty Crown and Attack on Titan) provided "animation versions" of the illustrations for the English version.

Source: MoCa News

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