Nagoya-born singer Asaka performs the theme song
The official website for the forthcoming original anime SHIKIZAKURA (Winter Cherry Blossoms) has started streaming a 60-second teaser PV to introduce its main characters and their voices. It is also confirmed that the 12-episode sci-fi battle action entertainment series is set to premiere sometime in 2021.
Shinya Sugai (The Ancient Magus' Bride CGI director) serves as general director, alongside director Go Kurosaki (Love Live! Sunshine!! CG director) and series composition writer Naruki Nakagawa (Scared Rider Xechs). SUBLIMATION (3DCG works for Love Live!, Tokyo Ghoul, Psycho-Pass) works on anime production.
The seven main cast are all rookies, who were chosen by the audition held by Nagoya-based voice actor agency TYK Promotion.
Main Voice Cast:
- Kakeru Miwa: Yudai Noda
- Auka Myojin: Miho Mashiro
- Kippei Nagatsu: Daisuke Nakamoto
- Ryo Hattori: Shoto Mizukami
- Kaede Naruse: Eri Sakazaki
- Haruko Yamada: Natsuki Ochiai
- Ibara: Shingo Yoneyama
The anime's yet-titled theme song is confirmed to be performed by Nagoya-born 20-year-old anison singer Asaka. In October 2016, when she was 17, she made her professional singer debut with her first single "Open your eyes" (TV anime Occultic;Nine ED), and has sung the theme songs for A Centaur's Life (2017), Laid-Back Camp (2018), ISLAND (2018), and YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World (2019).
Message from Asaka:
"I am anison singer Asaka, who will sing the theme song for 'SHIKIZAKURA.' As the story of the anime is set teh Tokai are which includes my hometown Nagoya, I am very happy to sing the theme song this time. I would like to convey the appeal of the Tokai area to the whole Japan together with 'SHIKIZAKURA,' so I would appreciate for your support."
Source: Chukyo TV press release
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