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YU-NO Anime Reveals New Theme Songs, Visual

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Asaka, Konomi Suzuki return for anime's new "fantasy world" arc in 18th episode

The official website for the television anime of Hiroyuki Kanno's Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shōjo YU-NO (YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world.) visual novel revealed the new theme songs and a new visual for the anime. Asaka and Konomi Suzuki, the singers for the anime's first opening and ending theme songs, respectively, will return — except Suzuki will now perform the opening song "MOTHER," while Asaka will perform the ending song "Kami no Sūshiki" (Divine Formula). Chiyomaru Shikura composed and wrote both songs.

The show will enter its "fantasy world" arc in the 18th episode, after the current "present world" arc. The new theme songs will debut in the same 18th episode. Before that episode airs, there will be a recap special episode next week.

The anime premiered in Japan on April 2. The series will run for 26 episodes over the course of half a year (or two cours). Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the series as it airs.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

During the summer, Takuya Arima receives a package—from his missing father—detailing the existence of parallel universes. He investigates further and soon realizes that he's been given the key to cross-dimensional time travel. Now, Takuya is forced to use this newfound tech to unravel the mystery of his father's whereabouts and find out why those closest to him are keeping secrets.

The series will get a completely new anime episode when the first Blu-ray Disc box set surpasses 1,000 pre-orders. The new episode will bundle with the third Blu-ray Disc box that will ship on December 26.

Tetsuo Hirakawa (Grimoire of Zero) is directing the anime, and Mai Otsuka (This Art Club Has a Problem!, Shakugan no Shana) is designing the characters. Studio feel. is producing the animation, and GENCO is producing.

Director Hirakawa previously said that the anime will depict all the characters and all the routes from the original game. While the game unfolded from the first-person perspective of the protagonist Takuya, the anime will also depict the relationships of the girls around Takuya. Hirakawa vowed that the anime "will outdo the game in dirty jokes," that Mio "will be even more tsundere," and that Kanna "will be even more mysterious."

The companies first announced the project in December 2016.

Sources: YU-NO anime's website, Comic Natalie


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