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Kimeru Returns to Perform New Opening Theme for Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New theme premieres in show on May 22

This year's combined 22nd and 23rd issues of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Saturday that Kimeru will return to perform the new opening theme song "calling" for the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS television anime series. The new opening theme will debut in the show on May 22.

Kimeru is performing the current opening theme song "go forward," which premiered in the show in April 2018.

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo and its affiliated networks in May 2016. Crunchyroll later began streaming the series as it airs. Crunchyroll describes the story:

In “Den City” where the latest network has developed, people were dueling day and night in the VR world called "LINK VRAINS" managed by SOL Technology Inc. The main character, Yusaku Fujiki is a quiet high school student with a great insight. He has been dueling, transforming himself into his avatar "Playmaker", to battle the "The Knights of Hanoi” that plots to destroy "LINK VRAINS".

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is the sixth television anime in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. Masahiro Hosoda (Heroes ~Legend of Battle Disks~, Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun) is directing the anime at GALLOP. Shin Yoshida and Ken'ichi Hara are returning from previous Yu-Gi-Oh! anime to work on series composition and character design, respectively. Masahiro Hikokubo is again handling the duel layout. Yūki Matsuoka (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V) is serving as sound director, and Shinkichi Mitsumune (Yu-Gi-Oh!) is composing the music.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 22/23

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