Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Eve Perform Dororo Anime's New Theme Songs
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official Twitter account for the second television anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga began streaming the fourth promotional video on Monday. The video reveals that Asian Kung-Fu Generation will perform the new opening theme song "Dororo," and Eve will perform the new ending theme song "Anya" (Dark Night). Both songs will debut in the "new chapter" of the anime on April 8.
Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Rurouni Kenshin, Getbackers) is directing the series, and Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Garo the Animation) is overseeing the series scripts. MAPPA (Yuri!!! on Ice, In This Corner of the World) and Tezuka Productions are animating the project from Twin Engine. Satoshi Iwataki (Ghost Hunt) is adapting manga creator Hiroyuki Asada's (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Cheer Boys!!, The Girl in Twilight) original character designs for animation. Yoshihiro Ike (Tiger & Bunny, The Great Passage, The Empire of Corpses) is composing the music.
Four-member rock band Ziyoou-vachi are performing the current opening theme song "Kaen" (Flame), which they wrote specifically for the anime. amazarashi are performing the current ending song "Sayonara Gokko" (Make-Believe Goodbye), which they also wrote for the show.
The supernatural historical manga previously inspired a 26-episode black-and-white anime series in 1969. The studio then, Tezuka Productions, describes the story:
The setting is the middle of the Muromachi Period, during the 1470s after the Wars of Onin and Bunmei. The story begins in the Noto Peninsula of the Hokuriku District. The main character (Hyakkimaru), who lacks as much as 48 body parts, obtains a fake body and eliminates 48 monsters that were made from his body to retrieve his missing body parts.
The story is based on Tezuka's original 1967 Dororo manga series. Vertical released the manga in a collected volume in 2012. A live-action film adaptation starring Kou Shibasaki and Satoshi Tsumabuki premiered in Japan in 2007.