GRANRODEO has announced their 20th single “The Other self” set to be featured as the opening theme for the second season of anime Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke). GRANRODEO previously provided the opening themes for the anime’s first season with their 16th single “Can Do” (2012.04) and 17th single “RIMFIRE” (2012.07). New single “The Other self comes on three editions scheduled to hit stores October 16th 2013 – read on for more early release details…
Rock group GRANRODEO consists of singer/voice actor KISHOW (Taniyama Kisho) and guitarist e-ZUKA (Iizuka Masaaki). Many of their single releases have tie-ins with anime or games. Most recently GRANRODEO released single “Henai no Rondo” (2013.04.17) with tie-in as the opening theme for Spring 2013 TV anime series Karneval.
The anime Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) is adapted from manga by Tadatoshi Fujimaki and centers around Kuroko Tetsuya who was part of a legendary Generation of Miracles middle school basketball team. He was the invisible 6th man on that team that no one seems to be able to remember. Now he is now a first year at Serin High School and chooses to become the shadow for fellow first year Kagami Taiga (who spent his middle school in America) and help fulfill Kagami’s goal of becoming the best basketball player in Japan. Their team from Serin battles other teams including the 5 teams who each have one of the Generation of Miracles.
The first season of Kuroko’s Basketball aired 24 episodes from April – September 2012 and season two is scheduled to start October 2013 on Tokyo MX. Season one was simulcast outside of Japan on Crunchyroll and not officially announced we expect the second season to also be simulcast on Crunchyroll. Check our updates page for Crunchyroll or hit the link for posts and episodes for Kuroko’s Basketball.
The second season’s ending theme will be provided by OLDCODEX with their just announced 8th single. They previously provided the first season’s first ending theme with their 5th single “CATALRHYTHM”.
GRANRODEO’s 20th single “The Other self” comes on three editions,
- Limited with DVD that includes music video for title track. This edition include 3 songs (plus Karaoke tracks).
- Limited Anime ed. with illustrated jacket cover. This edition includes 2 songs (plus Karaoke tracks).
- Regular CD-only with track list same a Limited.
Release details are still early and jacket covers, full tracklist, and more details will be updated when announced. Watch the newest preview for Kuroko’s Basketball below the release details.