Sphere has announced their next single “Pride on Everyday” and it will have tie-in with the third season of anime Bakuman as its ending theme song. Previously announced that band nano.RIPE will provide the opening theme for the anime with their new single “Moshimo no Hanashi”. Sphere’s new single comes in two editions and is scheduled to hit stores November 7th. Read on for more early release details…
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Sphere consists of popular voice actresses (seiyuu) Aki Toyosaki, Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu, and Minako Kotobuki. In addition to performing together as Sphere they are also busy with solo releases. Ayahi Takagaki released a new single “Tsuki no Namida” on June 13th (release details) and Haruka Tomatsu released single “Yume no Sekai” on July 25th (release details). Tomatsu’s single is featured as the ending theme for anime Sword Art Online in which she also provides the voice for main heroine Asuna.
Most recently Sphere released their 3rd album “Third Planet” on July 11th. The new album includes singles – “Hazy” featured as ending theme for anime Hanasaku Iroha, “LET ME DO!!” used as the theme for the Sphere variety show, “High Powered” features as opening theme for anime Ika Musume season 2, and their most recent double-A single “Non stop road / Ashita e no Kaerimichi” (release details) that features the opening and ending theme for anime Natsuiro Kiseki.
Folks in Japan can see Sphere live at a special 2-day performance “Orbit Live Tour 2012 FINAL SPECIAL STAGE” held at Makuhari Messe Event Hall – September 15th & 16th. Sphere will also make their first performance outside of Japan at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2012 which runs November 9th – 11th. Other artists joining Sphere at the festival are FLOW, May’n, Sea☆A, fripSide, and T.M.Revolution.
Anime Bakuman’s 3rd season continues the story of Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi who have come a long way since their middle school days when they started making manga. Now new trials confront them as they head towards their goal of getting an anime created from one of their manga.
Bakuman begins airing on NHK October 6th. No information yet on if it will be available outside of Japan but the previous seasons were not.
Release details are early for “Pride on Everyday” – cover jackets and full track list will be announced so come back to Comtrya Sugoi for updates.