Aoi: "May this 'I will ...' touch SAO and the hearts of all of you."
Sony Music Labels has confirmed that anison singer Eir Aoi will perform "I will...," the ED theme song for the second cour of the Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld TV anime, which is set o premiere in Japan on April 25. This is the first time in about a year and a half that she has performed a theme song for the SAO anime franchise since "Iris" released in October 2018.
The songs that she has performed for the SAO franchise include:
- "INNOCENCE" (3rd single/November 21, 2012 release/Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance arc OP)
- "Niji no Oto" (6th single/January 1, 2014 release/Sword Art Online: Extra Edition theme song)
- "IGNITE" (7th single/August 20, 2014 release/Sword Art Online II: Phantom Bullet arc OP)
- "Cynthia no Hikari" (March 25, 2015 release/PS3/PS Vita game Sword Art Online: Lost Song OP)
- "Ryusei" (14th single/June 13, 2018 release/Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online OP)
- "Iris" (15th single/October 24, 2018 release/Sword Art Online: Alicization ED)
Message from Eir Aoi:
"I am Eir Aoi, who will perform the ED theme song for 'Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld' this time. I sang 'Iris' for the anime's first cour, so I am really happy for this opportunity to sing an ED theme again. The theme of this new song "I will ..." is to stay close to the heart of an important person and walk together, and this is a ballad song that unfolds magnificently. May this "I will ..." touch SAO and the hearts of all of you."
The new OP song "Anima" performed by ReoNa is also revealed in the anime's latest PV.
Source: Sony Music Labels press release
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