NO NAME - Kibo ni Tsuite - debut single, AKB0048 anime opening and closing themes
~ Updated release details posted here ~
NO NAME debut single “Kibo ni Tsuite” has been officially announced and it includes the theme songs for anime AKB0048. The new unit NO NAME is formed from the AKB0048 cast of aspiring junior idols voiced by actual members from the AKB48 family of groups. The single includes both the opening theme “Kibo ni Tsuite” and closing theme “Yume wa Nando mo Umarekawaru” plus a coupling track that hasn’t been announced. Release date is set for August 1st. More early release details follow.
The single is offered in four editions:
– Limited type-A with bonus DVD that includes music video with members and making-of off-shoot footage. Cover jacket will feature photo shoot of group members.
– Limited type-B with bonus DVD that includes music video animation version and making-of footage. Cover jacket will feature animation version drawn by Risa Ebata (Macross Frontier).
– Regular type-A CD-only with cover jacket and CD tracks similar to Limited A.
– Regular type-B CD-only with animation version cover jacket and CD tracks similar to Limited B.
First Press versions will be offered on the two Regular editions - type-B includes a 3D (AR character) card (1 of 3) and for type-A bonus isn’t yet announced.
NO NAME / AKB0048 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)
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.
Release details are still early, jacket covers and coupling tracks haven’t yet been announced so check back to Comtrya Sugoi for updates.
NO NAME – “Kibo ni Tsuite” – release date August 1st 2012