"It's a positive song that pushes you forward."
Lantis' official Twitter has announced that singer/voice actress Akane Kumada will perform "Kokoro Hayaru" (My heart is impatient), the OP theme song for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Kennoji's fantasy light novel series Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life - Isekai ni Tsukuro Drugstore / Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist. She is also cast as one of the anime's main characters, Mina.
Kumada was the Grand Prix winner of the "ANISONG STARS" audition in 2017, which was held when she was 17. Her latest double A-side second single "Brand new diary / Mahou no Kaze," which included the OP themes for the two spring 2021 TV anime, The Slime Diaries and Super Cub, was released on April 21, 2021.
As her third single, the CD single of "Kokoro Hayaru" is set to be released on August 4, 2021. Her manager writes on Twitter that it is "a positive song that pushes you forward with a melody that makes you smile just listening to it."
TVアニメ『チート薬師のスローライフ～異世界に作ろうドラッグストア～』のオープニング主題歌を熊田茜音が担当します????— 熊田茜音マネージャー(くままね) (@kumada_manager) May 10, 2021
The TV anime Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life - Isekai ni Tsukuro Drugstore / Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist is set to premiere on TOKYO MX and BS11 in the summer of 2021.
Main voice cast:
- Reiji Kirio: Jun Fukushima (Kazuma in KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!)
- Noela: Risae Matsuda (Hakumei in Hakumei and Mikochi)
- Mina: Akane Kumada (Ichiko Oda in Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga)
- Elaine: Satsumi Matsuda (Shoko Hoshi in The [email protected] Cinderella Girls)
- Annabelle: Mariko Higashiuchi (Lucy Morstan in Case File nº221: Kabukicho)
- Egil: Fumiko Uchimura (Horn in How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)
- Director: Masafumi Sato (Denkigai no Honya-san)
- Screenplay/Series composition writer: Hiroko Kanesugi (My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy)
- Anime character designer: Estuko Sumimoto (As Miss Beelzebub Likes it.)
- Art director: Kenichi Tajiri
- Color designer: Tomoaki Nakano
- Director of photography: Jiro Tazawa
- Sound director: Ryosuke Naya
- Music: Tomoki Kikutani (Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs)
- Music production: Lantis
- Anime production: EMT Squared (Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear)
- Production: Cheat Pharmacist Production Committee
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