The song ranks No.1 in Oricon's daily digital single charts
The official YouTube channel for anison singer Eir Aoi started streaming an 85-second music video for her 18th single song "I will..." on July 17. The song has been featured as the ED theme for the ongoing final chapter of the TV anime Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld.
The clip featuring two women laying their hands and softly enveloping each other was immediately viewed one million times only in four days, which was the fastest record in her nine-year career. The song was released digitally on July 20, then ranked No.1 in Oricon's daily digital single charts on its first day. Its physical CD is set to be available on August 12, 2020.
"I will..." short MV:
She thanked the viewers on Twitter.
First press limited edition CD jacket:
"I will..." is her seventh song for the whole SAO franchise. Her previous songs for the franchise are:
- "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)
Source: Sony Music Labels press release
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