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Koda Kumi’s first single of 2012 “Go to the top” is now officially available for pre-order. The single is featured as the opening theme for summer mech anime Total Eclipse and set to hit stores October 24th. “Go to the top” is offered in three editions including a Limited “Total Eclipse” anime themed version. In addition to delivering a new single Koda Kumi also announced on July 17th she gave birth to a baby boy! More information on the single follows…

~ release details updated here! ~

The new single is Koda Kumi’s first since taking a step back from the music industry last December when she announced her marriage and subsequent pregnancy. She has released a couple re-mix albums in the interim – “Driving Hits’s 4” on March 4th and the upcoming “Beach Mix” on August 1st.

Anime Total Eclipse (full title Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse) is adapted from a spin-off novel from PC game “Muv-Luv Alternative”. The story is set it an altered history where aliens called BETA have invaded earth and for the past 30 years have been wiping out humanity. As the BETA march on to Japan a group of rookie high school girls mount their mechanized Tactical Surface Fighters (Gundam’like) to protect their base.Three years later what remains of the of the TSF forces in a joint development project with the USA are in Alaska with hopes to develop the needed technology to fight the BETA before all of humanity is gone.

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The anime began airing July 1st in Japan on TV Tokyo and streams same time (Sundays 9pm PDT) on Crunchyroll – first episode is available now – hit the link for: Total Eclipse. Also check out Crunchyroll updates page for all the latest anime episodes being simulcast streamed.

Koda Kumi wrote the lyrics for the new single “Go to the top” and teamed with composer CLARABELL to compose and produce the song.

Go to the top” is offered in three editions,

- Limited with bonus DVD of animated music video (5min). Tentative CD track list has two coupling songs, one not yet titled..

- Limited “Total Eclipse” anime themed with bonus DVD of textless opening movie for anime. First Press version adds a slipcase packaging of anime-illustrated art. Tentative CD track list has 1 coupling song not yet titled.

- Regular CD-only with same track list as Limited.

Cover art and full track list aren’t yet official so check back to Comtrya Sugoi for updates.

Koda Kumi – “Go to the top” – release date October 24th 2012

Limited [CD+DVD] (¥1890)

Total Eclipse Edition [CD+DVD] (¥1890)

[CD]
1. Go to the top
2. darling
3. coupling track (tba)
[DVD]
1. Go to the top (animated music video)
[CD]
1. Go to the top
2. coupling track (tba)
[DVD]
1. Go to the top (creditless anime opening)
2. Go to the top (animated music video)
Regular [CD] (¥1050)

 
[CD]
1. Go to the top
2. darling
3. coupling track (tba)
 

 

Total Eclipse Official website

Koda Kumi Official website