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NO NAME has updated the release details for their debut double-A side single “Kibo ni Tsuite”. Previously we reported early details here on the single here and now the track list, cover jackets, and bonuses are official. The single contains the opening theme “Kibo ni Tsuite” and closing theme “Yume wa Nandomo Umarekawaru” for anime AKB0048. The new unit NO NAME mirrors the fictitious band that is a key part of the anime – the 9 members are formed from the anime’s voice cast who are all from the AKB48 family of idol groups. The single is set for release on August 1st – updated information follow.

NO NAME and voice cast members are: Nakaya Sayaka (AKB48), Sato Amina (AKB48), Hata Sawako (SKE48), Sato Sumire (AKB48), Watanabe Mayu (AKB48), Yagami Kumi (SKE48), Ishida Haruka (AKB48), Iwata Karen (AKB48), Mita Mao (NMB48)

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These 9 were selected in a competition of all 200 members of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HTK48 – more information about the selection process is in a post here and here.

Kibo ni Tsuite” is offered in four editions that share the same CD track list, the type-A versions cover jacket is photo of members, type-B versions cover jacket features anime version drawn by Risa Ebata (Macross Frontier) :

- Limited type-A with bonus DVD that includes music video with members and making-of off-shoot footage. First Press adds picture card 1 of 9.
- Limited type-B with bonus DVD that includes music video animation version and making-of footage. First Press adds 3D (AR character) card 1 of 9.
- Regular type-A CD-only. First Press adds picture card 1 of 9
- Regular type-B CD-only. First Press adds 3D (AR character) card 1 of 9.

NO NAME – “Kibo ni Tsuite” – release date August 1st 2012

Limited A [CD+DVD] (¥1600)
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Limited B [CD+DVD] (¥1600)
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[CD]
1. Kibo ni Tsuite
2. Yume wa Nandomo Umarekawaru
3. Niji no Ressha (episode 13 ED)
4. Kibo ni Tsuite (off vocal)
5. Yume wa Nando mo Umarekawaru (off vocal)
6. Niji no Ressha (off vocal)
[DVD]
1. Kibo ni Tsuite (music video)
2. Kibo ni Tsuite (off shoot)
[CD]
1. Kibo ni Tsuite
2. Yume wa Nandomo Umarekawaru
3. Niji no Ressha (episode 13 ED)
4. Kibo ni Tsuite (off vocal)
5. Yume wa Nando mo Umarekawaru (off vocal)
6. Niji no Ressha (off vocal)
[DVD]
1. Kibo ni Tsuite (anime ver. music video)
2. Kibo ni Tsuite (anime ver. off shoot)
Regular A [CD] (¥1000)

Regular B [CD] (¥1000)

[CD]
1. Kibo ni Tsuite
2. Yume wa Nandomo Umarekawaru
3. Niji no Ressha (episode 13 ED)
4. Kibo ni Tsuite (off vocal)
5. Yume wa Nando mo Umarekawaru (off vocal)
6. Niji no Ressha (off vocal)
[CD]
1. Kibo ni Tsuite
2. Yume wa Nandomo Umarekawaru
3. Niji no Ressha (episode 13 ED)
4. Kibo ni Tsuite (off vocal)
5. Yume wa Nando mo Umarekawaru (off vocal)
6. Niji no Ressha (off vocal)

AKB0048 Official website