ELISA has updated the details for new single “REALISM” – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music videos revealed. Her new single has tie-in as the third ending theme for continuing anime Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) that returns for a second season this fall 2013. Single “REALISM” comes on three editions that hit stores October 23rd 2013. Updated details and preview videos follow.
ELISA returned from an 18 month hiatus on a new record label (Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEj)) and released her 10th single “Soba ni Iruyo” (June 19th 2013) featured as the 2nd ending theme for anime Valvrave the Liberator.
Originally signed as a model with elite Model Management, ELISA debuted as a singer with “euphoric field” (2007) that was also featured as opening theme for anime Ef: A Tale of Memories. All of ELISA’s previous singles have been used with anime or games as either opening or ending theme songs – 9 singles under her name and the 2 for anime The World God Only Knows released under the name Oratorio The World God Only Knows.
Anime Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) is an original mech anime from Sunrise studios. The story is set in a new age where 70% of the human population lives in space within the gigantic “Dyson Sphere”, a city in space. The world is divided into two main powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation, a power which grew out of a military alliance, and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS), which grew in power as it expanded its trade agreements.
The minor nation of JIOR has declared neutrality between these two forces and maintains its peace through economic prosperity. Within the JIOR’s Sphere, Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as “Module 77”—until the Dorssian military begins a sudden invasion! Soon the whole world will be shaken when Haruto meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave!
Anime Valverave the Liberator aired 12 episodes April-June 2013 and season two begins airing October 10th 2013. Outside of Japan provider Crunchyroll will again simulcast the anime. Be sure to check out our Crunchyroll updates page for all the latest anime episodes or hit the link for Valvrave the Liberator for episodes and related stories.
To support her new single ELISA will hold a special mini-live and talk launch event at 8:00pm October 27th 2013. Attendees will be invited from 50 fans who have signed up for her newsletter and 150 fans who have downloaded REALISM TV-size to smartphone via Animelo mix. Venue will be announced to winners with application period September 24th – October 19th. More details at her official website (link below).
ELISA’s 11th single “REALISM” comes on three editions,
– Limited with DVD includes music video and making-of footage. Message card type-A.
– Limited Pressing Anime themed with illustrated jacket cover. Includes DVD with TV-size music video and TVCM spots. First Press version adds message card type-C.
– Regular CD-only. Message card type-B.
Preview music video for “REALISM” follows below the release details (region block version will hopefully be replaced soon).