What’s up everyone and how are you doing? I got some happy and exciting news to share with you in regards to Sword Art Online.
Revealed from the news section of Crunchyroll, Sword Art Online: Alicization will have returning singers to sing the Opening and Ending theme songs. LiSA will be singing the OP titled” ADAMAS”. According to her words, this song is described as a “shining” theme, all about telling your own story and not letting anyone else bring you down.
The Ending theme song will be done by Eir Aoi and the new song will be titled “Iris”. Just like LiSA, Eir Aoi has given an explanation behind the meaning of the song. According to her explanation, Iris means hope in the language of flowers. In her words, “She describes the song as being about “an important person” who encourages you from a distance with a smile, and hopes that she can convey a feeling of hope to the listeners in this new theme.” Iris is planned to be released this upcoming October 24th, making it the 15th single she sold.
In short here is what is listed:
Sword Art Online: Alicization
Release Date: October 2018
Opening: ADAMAS – sung by LiSA
Ending: Iris – sung by Eir Aoi
If didn’t know, LiSA and Eir Aoi are well-known for doing anime Opening and Ending songs for other anime titles; commonly their voices is what makes Sword Art Online recognizable and popular. LiSA did the song “crossing fields”(SAO first OP season 1), “No More Time Machine” (SAO third ED season 2), “Shirushi” (Season 2 second ED) and “Catch the Moment” (Ordinal Scale film). Eir Aoi is well known for doing the songs INNOCENCE” (second OP in the first season) and “IGNITE” (First OP in season two). Currently, she also performed the OP “Ryusei” for spinoff series Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online.
Announced at Anime News Network and the official Japanese Twitter, the spinoff anime Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online will be premiering on April 7th of 2018 in Japanese channels. The ending theme to the anime has also been unvieled and the song is called “To see the future.” The song will be sung by voice actress Tomori Kusunoki who will also voice the protagonist Lenn.
Already mentioned, singer Eir Aoi will be back from hiatus and will be singing the OP song titled Rising Star.
As we are now in March, we are about a month (if you want to get technical, a few weeks) away until we get the spinoff anime Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online. Recently, Sword Art Online revealed on another updated news in regards to the anime.
Revealed on the Japanese official Twitter of the anime, veteran anime singer Eir Aoi will be singing the opening song to the spinoff anime. The opening song is titled, “Ryūsei” (Falling Star).
If you haven’t been caught on the news and Sword Art Online, here is what’s going on:
- Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online is a spinoff anime focusing on Gun Gale Online which debuted in the main story of Sword Art Online season 2 in the first 14 episodes.
- Recently, Eir Aoi came out of hiatus after dealing with some health issues.
- The spin off anime is planned to come out at April along with other anime titles like Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia (both season 3).
- The ending song will be sung by Tomori Kusunoki, who is also the voice of the protagonist Llenn. (the name of the song doesn’t have name yet)
If you ever seen the anime Kill la Kill or Sword Art Online season 2, you might have heard her sing in the first opening songs. Recently announced in her site and Anime News Network, the singer Eir Aoi comes out of hiatus. She is planning to come back and perform in the spring.
If you did not know, Eir Aoi took an indefinite hiatus in November 2016 due to poor health. She actually announced on August 2016 that she would cancel her plans in special activities. Until then, she has taken the time to heal and rest herself. Now in 2018, she is back and ready to do more songs.