GRANRODEO recently updated the details for their new single “The Other self” – jacket covers and preview music video revealed. Its their 20th single and featured as the opening theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) season two. Single “The Other self comes on three editions that hit stores October 16th 2013 – read on for more details and the preview music video…
GRANRODEO’s new single continues their connection with anime Kuroko’s Basketball. They previously provided the opening themes season one with 16th single “Can Do” (2012.04) and 17th single “RIMFIRE” (2012.07).
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 airing in Japan October 5th 2013 on MBS TV and October 8th on Tokyo MX. Season one was simulcast outside of Japan on Crunchyroll and not officially announced, but 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 (“Walk”) (more details). They also continue their tie-in with the anime having previously provided the first season’s first ending theme with their 5th single “CATALRHYTHM” plus member Suzuki Tatsuhisa (VO) voices the character Kazunari Takao.
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.
All editions have bonus postcard while supplies last.
Still to be announced, the Anime edition jacket cover and full track list. Watch the preview music video for “The Other self” and trailer for Kuroko’s Basketball below the release details.