Novelbright, Yuika Perform Theme Songs for Blue Orchestra TV Anime
Music drama series begins airing in April
As a classical music anime about a high school orchestra club, Blue Orchestra has just tapped a rock band and an internet-famous singer-songwriter to perform the series' opening and the ending theme songs.
Novelbright (Salaryman's Club OP) is bringing "Cantabile" to the table for the opening theme, joined by teenage sensation Yuika with an ending theme song titled "Yusari no Canon", written and composed by Soshina.
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The anime's primary voice actors and their musician pairings are as follows:
- Hajime Aono voiced by Shoya Chiba (Kiyotaka in Classroom of the Elite), played by Ryota Higashi
- Ritsuko Akine voiced by Ai Kakuma (Eris in Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation), played by Yurie Yamada
- Nao Saeki voiced by Simba Tsuchiya (Shotaro in Backflip!!), played by Takuto Owari
- Haru Kozakura voiced by Minako Sato (Aoi in Toilet-bound Hanako-kun), played by Kyoko Ogawa
- Ichiro Yamada voiced by Makoto Furukawa (Shirogane in Kaguya-sama: Love is War), played by Haruma Sato
- Shizuka Tachibana voiced by Lynn (Miorine in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury), played by Karen Kido
- Yo Hatora voiced by Shintaro Asanuma (Watashi in The Tatami Galaxy), played by Tomotaka Seki
- So Harada voiced by Junya Enoki (Itadori in JUJUTSU KAISEN), played by Maria Dueñas
- Ryuji Aono voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu (Kongming in Ya Boy Kongming!), played by Hilary Hahn
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Based on the manga by Makoto Akui, Blue Orchestra is being directed by Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom, Angel Beats) at studio Nippon Animation, with series composition by Yuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru), character designs by Kazuaki Morita (Tsukigakirei) and music by Akira Kosemura.
As previously reported, the series follows high school student Hajime Aono, who grew up a violin prodigy that won numerous awards and dominated most of the competitions he participated in. Despite this, he gave up on the violin during his second year of middle school. One day, he meets Ritsuko Akine. Akine inspires him to take up the violin again, deciding to go to a high school with a famous orchestra club. With the help of Akine and his new clubmates, he learns to love the violin again.
Source: Comic Natalie
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