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Novelbright Performs Opening Theme for Blue Orchestra Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series starring Shōya Chiba, Ai Kakuma premieres on April 9

A stage presentation for the television anime of Makoto Akui's Ao no Orchestra (The Blue Orchestra) manga at the "Super Experience NHK Festival" event revealed on Sunday that the group Novelbright will perform the opening theme song "Cantabile" for the anime. The event also revealed that the show's ending theme song is "Yūsari no Canon feat. Yuika." Yuika is performing the song, syudou is arranging the song, and Soshina is writing and composing the song.

The official YouTube channel for the anime is streaming previews for both songs.


The anime stars: (musical performers in parentheses)

The anime will premiere on NHK Educational on April 9 at 5:00 p.m. JST.

Jun Sakata (To Your Eternity) is the anime's production supervisor and chief producer. Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom, Persona 4 The Animation, Classroom of the Elite) is directing the anime at Nippon Animation. Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru, Digimon Adventure tri., Persona 4 The Animation, 2022 Urusei Yatsura) is both writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Kazuaki Morita (Assassination Classroom, Classroom of the Elite, Persona 4 The Animation) is designing the characters.

Indonesian publisher Elex Media has released the manga, and it describes the story:

In the fall of his third and final year of middle school, Hajime Aono, a violin prodigy, stopped playing violin for his own personal reasons. But it was also that year when he got to know a girl who told him about a high school with a prestigious school orchestra. Suddenly, the gears in the clock of Aono's life began to turn again. This is the story of a youth drama that brings forth the harmony between music and the heart!

Akui launched the ongoing manga in Shogakukan's Manga ONE app in 2017. The manga won the Best Shōnen Manga award at the 68th Shogakukan Manga Awards in January.

Source: Super Experience NHK Festival livestream

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