Minori Chihara is getting ready to release her 18th single “Kyokai no Kanata” (境界の彼方) and jacket covers plus a preview music video are revealed. Her new single has tie-in as the opening theme for upcoming anime TV series Beyond the Boundary (Kyokai no Kanata). Minori Chihara is also voicing key character Mitsuki Nase in the dark fantasy anime. Single “Kyokai no Kanata” comes on three editions that hit stores October 30th 2013 – updated release details and preview music video follow.
New single “Kyokai no Kanata” is a collaboration with Aki Hata (lyrics) and Daisuke Kikuta of Elements Garden (composition, arrangement). Also included on the single is coupling track “NO LINE” featured as image song for anime Kyokai no Kanata.
Minori Chihara released her 17th single “Kono sekai wa bokura wo matte ita” on April 24th 2013 (more details). The single with tie-in as the opening theme song for Spring 2013 anime Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia).
Fall 2013 anime Beyond the Boundary (Kyokai no Kanata) is adapted from light novel series by Nagomu Torii. The dark fantasy follows the story of Mirai Kuriyama who is rejected by other underworlders (yomu) because of her ability to manipulate blood. Along with several other yomu Mirai is a first year High School student.
Anime Beyond the Boundary is produced by Kyoto Animation and begins airing in Japan on Tokyo MX October 2nd 2013. Outside of Japan the anime is available on Crunchyroll with same day streaming – check our Crunchyroll updates page or hit the link for Beyond the Boundary for episodes and related posts. Watch the 2nd trailer below.
For her new single Minori Chihara has a pair of release events planned. Mini-live viewing is open to everyone and fans can purchase the Limited edition at the event to receive access to a priority viewing area and more.
– October 30th 7:00pm Diversity Tokyo Plaza (Tower Records)
– November 3rd 4:30pm Abeno Q’s Mall Sky Court Osaka (HMV SPOT)
Single “Kyokai no Kanata” comes on three editions with the Limited and Regular having 3 tracks, Anime 2 tracks,
– Limited with DVD that includes music video for title track.
– Limited Anime themed with illustrated jacket cover.
– Regular with CD track list similar to Limited.
Selected stores offer a bonus photo on the Limited edition and a anime character clear bookmark for the Anime themed edition. Target stores Animate, Gamers, Sofmap, Toranoana (images vary by stores).
Watch the preview music video for “Kyokai no Kanata” and the trailer for anime Kyokai no Kanata after the release details.
* updated simulcasting information and anime’s English title (2013.10.02)
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