Nano, Manami Numakura Perform Conception TV Anime's Theme Songs
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Spike Chunsoft's Conception: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure! (Conception: Please Give Birth to My Child!) game revealed the theme songs on Tuesday. Nano will perform the opening theme song "Star light, Star bright," and Manami Numakura will perform the ending theme song "Desires."
The single for the opening song will ship on November 21, and the single for the ending song will ship on October 31.
The anime will premiere on Sun TV and BS11 on October 9 at 25:30 (effectively October 10 at 1:30 a.m.), and will also premiere on Tokyo MX on October 9 at 25:40 (effectively October 11 at 1:40 a.m.)
The anime's cast includes:
Emiri Katō as Mahiru Konatsuki, a human summoned with Itsuki to Granvania and chosen to be a Star Maiden
Aya Endo as Aly, the Maiden of Aries
Saki Fujita as Femiruna, the Maiden of Leo and the daughter of a prominent wealthy family famous throughout Granvania
Asami Shimoda as Collette, the Maiden of Aquarius and the self-proclaimed "Charismatic Bread Chef" who, by herself, runs a bakery founded by her grandfather
Yukiyo Fujii as Yuzuha, the Maiden of Pisces who draws art for a living
The cast also includes: (from left to right in image above)
- Makiko Ohmoto as Ruka
- Yuriko Yamaguchi as Reone
- Kazusa Aranami as Falun
- Riho Sugiyama as Tarua
- Kana Asumi as Liris and Lirie
- Sanae Kobayashi as Mirei
- Eri Kitamura as Sue
- Yurin as Mana
- Kenichirou Matsuda as Shangri-la
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Narcisstes
All of the cast members are reprising their roles from the game except for Sugiyama, who is replacing Momoko Ohara in the role.
The story of the game revolves around Itsuki Yūge, a high school student who finds out on the day of his graduation ceremony that his cousin and childhood friend Mahiru is pregnant. Immediately afterward, Itsuki and Mahiru are taken to a magical world called Granvania, which is currently being invaded by monsters. The only people who can fight and exorcise the monsters are the "Star Children," and the Star Children can only be produced by the 12 "Star Maidens." In order to defeat the monsters and return to his own world, Itsuki must father the Star Children with the Maidens.
Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand both seasons, Date A Live both seasons, Digimon Adventure tri. film series) is directing the anime at GONZO. Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru both seasons, Heaven's Lost Property, Digimon Adventure tri. film series) is handling the series composition, Yousuke Okuda (Is the order a rabbit? both seasons and special, Blend S) is adapting Shinichirou Otsuka's (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- ) original character designs for animation, and Masato Kōda (KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!, Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova, Knight's & Magic) is composing the music. Kōda also composed the music for the original game.
Spike Chunsoft released the game on the PlayStation Portable in Japan in April 2012.
A sequel game titled Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu launched in Japan for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS in August 2013. Atlus USA released the sequel game in N. America for both consoles under the title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars in April 2014. Spike Chunsoft released the game on Steam in August 2016.