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Dear, the Title Track of JUNNA's 5th Anniversary Album, Announced as OP of The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2

Jacket Visuals and Track List Released!

The second trailer for the TV anime The Ancient Magus' Bride season 2, which will begin airing in Japan in April 2023, has been released, and it has been revealed that “Dear” by JUNNA has been chosen as the opening theme.

The Ancient Magus' Bride is a popular manga series by Kore Yamazaki, with over 10 million copies in circulation worldwide. It received an anime adaptation in 2017, followed by two stage adaptations and an OAD. Following demand from fans, a second season of the anime has been confirmed and will air in Japan starting in April 2023.

JUNNA, who will perform the opening theme song, is a talented artist who also sang “Here” for the first season of The Ancient Magus' Bride. Upon its release, “Here” reached the number one spot on 10 major distribution sites and was certified as a gold record by the Japan Record Association.
Like “Here,” “Dear” was written by Yuho Iwasato and composed and arranged by Yusuke Shirato, with JUNNA as the vocalist.

In addition, the jacket visuals and track list for JUNNA's 5th anniversary 3rd full album Dear have been released. The Limited First Edition comes with a special sleeve case featuring an original illustration of JUNNA by Kore Yamazaki. The CD will include 12 songs by various artists, such as Yuki Kajiura, Shiro Sagisu, n-buna, s-num (suisougurashi), and JUON, and the Limited First Edition includes two bonus tracks, totaling 14 songs. The Limited First Edition Blu-ray will feature the previously announced JUNNA ROCK YOU TOUR 2021 ~20-sai no Natsu~, as well as music videos for “Dear” and “Kaze no Oto sae Kikoenai.” It will also include an original short animation titled “Fuyu no Okurimono.” This animation was produced by WIT STUDIO and FlyingDog and features a theme song by JUNNA. It tells the story of a young girl's growth through an encounter with a mysterious creature. The animation will be directed by Kazuaki Terasawa, with Kōichi Naruse, the head of Studio Kafka, serving as WIT STUDIO's animation producer. Check out the teaser video to get a glimpse of the setting.

Product information
Title: Dear
Release date: April 12, 2023
Limited First Edition VTZL-224 (CD+Blu-ray): ¥6,930 (including tax)
Regular Edition VTCL-60570 (CD) : ¥3,300 (including tax)

Limited First Edition
*Special sleeve case with original JUNNA illustration by Kore Yamazaki
CD Track list
1. Dear (The Ancient Magus' Bride season 2 OP)
Lyrics: Yuho Iwasato, Composition/Arrangement: Yūsuke Shirato
2. Umi to Shinju (Fena: Pirate Princess OP)
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: Yuki Kajiura
3. Fureba, Amagasa
Lyrics/Composition: s-num, Arrangement: Kaede Mashio
4. Aimai na Futari (Kojinsa Arimasu OP)
Lyrics/Composition: Yōko Nagai, Arrangement: TOPICS.LAB
5. Ayamachi
Lyrics/Composition: JUNNA, Arrangement: Taichi Nakamura
6. Haru no Yume (Fuyu no Okurimono theme song)
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: n-buna
7. Taiyo no Kouro (Fena: Pirate Princess ED)
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: Yuki Kajiura
8. THE END
Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi, Composition/Arrangement: Shiro Sagisu
9. Kaze no Oto sae Kikoenai (Sabikui Bisco OP)
Lyrics: eijun, Composition/Arrangement: R・O・N
10. REVOLUTION
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: JUON
11. You + Me = ?
Lyrics: JUNNA, Composition/Arrangement: Shigeyuki Harada
12. Seiza
Lyrics; jam, Composition: Toshiaki Matsumoto, Arrangement: Shiro Sagisu, CHOKKAKU
(Bonus tracks)
13. Kakumei no Melody
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: eijun
14. the route of the sun
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: Yuki Kajiura, English Translation: Joelle

Blu-ray Contents
1. Original short animation “Fuyu no Okurimono
Director: Kazuaki Terasawa, Music: n-buna, Theme Song: JUNNA's “Haru no Yume”
Animation: WIT STUDIO
2. Music Video “Dear”
Director: Hideaki Fukui
3. Music Video “Kaze no Oto sae Kikoenai”
Director: Yuya Kimura
JUNNA ROCK YOU TOUR 2021 〜20-sai no Natsu〜
4. Opening
5. FREEDOM〜Never End〜
6. Steppin' Out〜extended version〜
7. La Vie en rose
8. MC1
9. Abayo Yesterday
10. Sleepless
11. Kono Yubi Tomare -20×20 ver.
12. MC2
13. Namiuchigiwa
14. Here
15. MC3
16. Ima
17. Sky
18. Hiasobi
19. Believe In Myself
20. Now or Never
21. MC4
22. We are
23. Sekaiwo Ketobase!
24. Vai! Ya! Vai!
25. Ware wa Shousetsu Yori mo Ki Nari
26. Iru Imi
27. MC5
28. Umi to Shinju
29. MC6
30. Hajimari no Uta
31. Ending
(Recording at Zepp Haneda (Tokyo) on September 19, 2021)

Fuyu no Okurimono teaser video
https://youtu.be/SX8gwcdjXqs

Regular Edition

CD Track list
1. Dear (The Ancient Magus' Bride season 2 OP)
Lyrics: Yuho Iwasato, Composition/Arrangement: Yūsuke Shirato
2. Umi to Shinju (Fena: Pirate Princess OP)
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: Yuki Kajiura
3. Fureba, Amagasa
Lyrics/Composition: s-num, Arrangement: Kaede Mashio
4. Aimai na Futari (Kojinsa Arimasu OP)
Lyrics/Composition: Yōko Nagai, Arrangement: TOPICS.LAB
5. Ayamachi
Lyrics/Composition: JUNNA, Arrangement: Taichi Nakamura
6. Haru no Yume (Fuyu no Okurimono theme song)
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: n-buna
7. Taiyo no Kouro (Fena: Pirate Princess ED)
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: Yuki Kajiura
8. THE END
Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi, Composition/Arrangement: Shiro Sagisu
9. Kaze no Oto sae Kikoenai (Sabikui Bisco OP)
Lyrics: eijun, Composition/Arrangement: R・O・N
10. REVOLUTION
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: JUON
11. You + Me = ?
Lyrics: JUNNA, Composition/Arrangement: Shigeyuki Harada
12. Seiza
Lyrics; jam, Composition: Toshiaki Matsumoto, Arrangement: Shiro Sagisu, CHOKKAKU

Distribution information
Available on streaming services and major download sites such as the iTunes Store, RecoChoku, and mora from April 12, 2023.

Streaming services: Apple Music, LINE MUSIC, Amazon Music Unlimited, AWA, KKBOX, Rakuten Music, TOWER RECORDS MUSIC, Spotify, YouTube Music


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