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Yoko Hikasa has announced her second single “Owaranai uta” that will be featured as the theme song for Summer 2013 anime movie HAL. The movie is an original production from new animation studio WIT Studio and will star Yoko Hikasa in the lead roll of Kurumi. Single “Owaranai uta” is available on two editions and is scheduled to be in stores June 5th 2013 – read on for more details…

~ updated details, PV revealed ~

Anime voice actress Yoko Hikasa has released many singles tied to or as a character voice and collaborated with other cast members on anime opening and ending theme songs. Most notably she voiced and released character singles as Mio Akiyama for hit anime K-ON! (2009/2010). She also provided the majority of the vocals for anime’s fictional group Hokago Tea Time which provided the opening and ending theme songs for both seasons and movie (2011) of the popular anime. A complete box set of the music from the K-ON! franchise – “K-ON! MUSIC HISTORY’S BOX” is set for release on March 20th 2013. It will contain more for over 200 tracks on 12 CD disks with all the opening, ending theme songs, insert songs, all the character songs. More details here.

Yoko Hikasa announced her first single “Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai” (美しき残酷な世界) with tie-in as ending theme for upcoming Spring 2013 anime Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). The single will hit stores May 8th 2013. She will also release her first album tentatively titled “Yoko Hikasa Collaboration Album” on July 17th 2013.

After too many years of no solo activities Yoko Hikasa will have three consecutive months releases!

Anime movie HAL is an original story from newly formed WIT Studio who is also in-charge of Spring anime Attack on Titan. The story, placed in the near future, follows Kurumi who loses Haru the boy she liked in an airplane accident. An AI robot “Hal” (Haru) becomes a substitute for the boy and love she lost.

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The movie stars Yoko Hikasa in the roll of Kurumi and Yoshimasa Hosoya (Kids on the Slope, Kuroko’s Basketball) as Hal/Haru. Anime movie HAL is set for a theatrical opening on June 8th 2013 – check out the newest trailer below that also features single “Owaranai uta”.

Single “Owaranai uta” will come on two editions,

- Limited with DVD.

- Regular CD-only.

Details are early – full track list, cover jackets, and possible bonuses will be announced so come back to Comtrya Sugoi for updates.

Enjoy the newest trailer for anime movie HAL below…

Yoko Hikasa – “Owaranai uta” – release date June 8th 2013

Limited [CD+DVD] (¥1800)

Regular [CD] (¥1200)

[CD]
1. Owaranai uta
2. undecided
3. Owaranai uta (off vocal)
4. undecided (off vocal)
[DVD]
1. undecided
[CD]
1. Owaranai uta
2. undecided
3. Owaranai uta (off vocal)
4. undecided (off vocal)

 

 

HAL anime Official site

Yoko Hikasa Official website (Pony Canyon)

Yoko Hikasa Blog