Minami Kuribayashi is celebrating her 10th anniversary this year and preparing to release her 31st single “ZERO!!”. The title track is featured as the opening theme song for anime TV series The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Mao-Sama!). Single “ZERO!!” comes on two editions and hits stores April 24th 2013 – updated details and more follow.

Singer/Song writer Minami Kuribayashi also recently announced a greatest hits album “TIGHT KNOT” as part of her 10th anniversary celebration. Not many details available yet for her first album in almost two years but it will come on one CD-only edition and is scheduled for release on May 29th 2013.

Also announced is Minami Kuribayahi 2013 Live Tour “TIGHT KNOT” now with 6 performances planned,

– June 2nd 2013 4:30pm Umeda AKASO, Osaka
– June 8th 2013 4:30pm Club JUNK BOX, Sendai
– June 15th 2013 4:30pm DrUM Be-1, Fukuoka
– June16th 2013 5:00pm Bottom Line, Nagoya
– July 6th 2013 5:00pm Zepp Tokyo
– July 15th 2013 4:30pm Bunka Kaikan Civil Hall, Shizuoka

More details at her official website (link below).

Anime The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Mao-Sama!) is adapted from light novel series by Wagahara Satoshi. The story follows demon lord Satan who is on the verge of conquering his alternate world when he is whisked away, transported to modern day Tokyo. Now, under his earth name Sadao Mao, he finds himself working part-time at a fast food restaurant. He has plans to conquer this new world of Japan but must over-come his first challenge – move up to a full-time employee. Additionally he must content with Heroine Emilia who has also arrived in Japan in pursuit of the demon lord Satan.

The anime is produced by WHITE FOX and stars Ryota Ohsaka (Eita in Oreshura) as Satan/Sadao Mao and Yoko Hikasa as Emilia/Emi. The anime begins airing in Japan on Tokyo MX late-night April 4th 2013. Outside of Japan it’s simulcast in NAmerica over at Funimation.com.

The anime’s ending theme “Tsukihana” is by group nano.RIPE off their 11th single – “Sankaku ep” – (more details).

Single “ZERO!!” comes on two editions with both new songs written by Minami Kuribayashi,

– Limited with DVD that includes music video for title track. First Press offers bonus photo (varies by store).

– Regular CD-only. First Press offers bonus photo (varies by store).

Minami Kuribayashi will hold a mini-live and handshake release event for her new single with tickets distributed via Tower Records, Gamers, and Animate stores,

– May 12th 2013 1:30pm NAMCO BANDAI Future Theatre, Tokyo.

Enjoy the preview video for anime The Devil is a Part-Timer! below the release details.

Minami Kuribayashi – “ZERO!!” – release date April 24th 2013

Limited [CD+DVD] (¥1800)
Regular [CD] (¥1200)
1. ZERO!!
2. Suki ja na kattara
3. ZERO!! (off vocal)
4. Suki ja na kattara (off vocal)
1. ZERO!! (music video)
1. ZERO!!
2. Suki ja na kattara
3. ZERO!! (off vocal)
4. Suki ja na kattara (off vocal)


Preview #1


Hataraku Mao-Sama Official website

Minami Kuribayashi Official website