Maon Kurosaki has updated release details for her 5th single “UNDER/SHAFT” – cover jackets and full track list are revealed and she has also exposed a teaser preview of the music video for the title track. The new single will be featured as the opening theme song for anime Jormungand Perfect Order (season 2 of Jormungand) which begins airing October 9th. “UNDER/SHAFT” is offered in two editions and hits stores on October 17th. Read on for updated release details and preview music video.
Maon Kurosaki debuted in 2010 on the Geneon label with album “H.O.T.D” that included 12 songs each of which was used as ending theme for each episode of anime Highschool of the Dead. She has previously released 4 singles all have tie-ins with anime, game, or movie as theme songs. Her most recent “Reimei” released August 8th and is featured as opening theme for anime Hakuoki Reimeiroku.
Anime Jormungand is based on manga by Takahashi Keitaro and began airing its first 12-episode season April 10th. The story centers around female arms dealer and mercenary Koko Hekmatyar and former child-soldier Jonah who has vowed to kill all arms dealer as they are the reason behind wars that led to the death of his parents. But he learns that the reality is a bit more complicated as he works to protects Koko along with the rest of her mercenary crew.
The second season officially titled Jormungand Perfect Order continues the story with 12-episodes planned to complete the adaption of the 11-volume manga. The second season begins airing October 9th (previously listed as Oct. 2nd) on Tokyo MX. The first season of the anime is streamed outside of Japan over at Funimation.com and indications that they have already licensed the second season for simulcast (link at bottom).
The first season’s opening theme was provided by Mami Kawada with “Borderland” and the ending theme for both seasons is provided by Nagi Yanagi – season 1 featured “Ambivalentidea” and season 2 will feature “Laterality” (release details).
Preview video for the new season of Jormungand follows below the release information.
Single “UNDER/SHAFT” has lyrics provided by R.O.N. who teamed up with Maon Kurosaki on song “SCARS” that was featured as ending theme for Hellsing Ultimate OVA #9. The single comes in two editions,
– Limited with DVD that includes music video and off shoot footage. Announced bonus is a mystery with hints scattered throughout the songs on the CD – included ID gets you into special website. Solve the mystery and get a wonderful gift.
– Regular CD-only.
Fans of Maon Kurosaki can see her live at her 2nd anniversary special event at Shibuya-AX on October 14th. Tickets will be available at Animate stores in Shinjuku, Akihabara, Ikebukuro, and Shibuya.
Helping launch the release of single “UNDER/SHAFT” – Maon Kurosaki will hold special event mini-live and meeting at 3 venues,
– October 17th 6:30pm Akihabara Gamers
– October 27th 12:30pm Sofmap Akiba Shop
– October 27th 5:30pm Tower Records Shinjuku