22/7 Idol Project's TV Anime Reveals Opening, Ending Theme Songs

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Title idol group to debut theme songs at event in Tokyo on December 24

The official website for the television anime of the 22/7 idol project revealed on Wednesday that the 22/7 idol group will perform the opening theme song "Muzui" (Difficult) and the ending theme song "Sora no Emerald" (Emerald of the Sky). The songs will debut at the group's "Birthday Event 2019" on December 24 at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo. Both songs will be on the group's fifth single, which will launch on February 26.

The anime will premiere in January 2020.

Takao Abo (The Rising of the Shield Hero, Norn9) is directing the series at A-1 Pictures. Chiaki Nagai (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Utano☆Princesama Legend Star) and Reiji Miyajima (Rent-A-Girlfriend, Mononote - Edo Shinobi Kagyō manga) are in charge of series composition. Majiro (Macross Delta, Barakamon) is handling character designs and serving as chief animation director. Akira Takata (Durarara!!, After the Rain) and Satomi Tamura (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl) are also chief animation directors.

AKB48 founder and producer Yasushi Akimoto is producing the "dimension-crossing" idol group. The group based on the concept of "idols who cross dimensions" has eight anime idol characters, with their respective voice actresses performing as idols in the real world. A different character designer is handling each member's anime design. Sony Music Records and Aniplex received 10,325 applications for the idol group and held five rounds of auditions.

The group announced in July 2017 that they were getting an anime project. The group began releasing animated music videos in 2017, and their first character videos debuted in English in May 2018.

Sources: 22/7 anime's website, Music Natalie

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