Yoko Hikasa has updated her debut solo single “Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai” (美しき残酷な世界) -  cover jackets, full track list, and preview music video revealed. The title song is featured as the ending theme for anime TV series Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). Her first single “Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai” comes on two editions and hits stores on May 8th 2013 – read on for updated details and PV video.

Singer and voice actress Yoko Hikasa has released many singles tied to or as a character voice and collaborated with other cast members on anime opening and ending theme songs. Most notably she voiced and released character singles as Mio Akiyama for hit anime K-ON! (2009/2010). She also provided the majority of the vocals for anime’s fictional group Hokago Tea Time which provided the opening and ending theme songs (“Listen!”, “Don’t Say Lazy”, etc…) for both seasons and movie (2011) of the popular anime.

Anime Attack on Titan is adapted from manga by Isayama Hijime and tells the story of a brutally different world where humans live within walled cities and giants who rule the world outside of these protected areas treat them as mere cattle.

New animation studio WIT Studio in collaboration with Production I.G. is producing the anime. The anime began airing in Japan on MBS and Tokyo MX April 6th 2013. Outside of Japan both Funimation.com and Crunchyroll.com are simulcasting the anime. Check our Crunchyroll updates page or hit the link for Attack on Titan for episodes and related stores.

Veteran team of anime song writers collaborate on the excellent and haunting single’s title song; Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama (Macross Frontier, Yu-Gi-Oh!), Arrangment: Negishi Takayuki (Lupin III, One Piece, Cardcaptor Sakura), and Composer: Rei Ishizuka.

New single “Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai” (Beautiful Cruel World) comes on two editions,

– Limited with DVD that includes music video for title track. Includes 8pg booklet

– Regular CD-only .

Enjoy the preview PV music video for “Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai” and the action-filled trailer video for anime Attack on Titan below the release details…

Yoko Hikasa – “Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai” (美しき残酷な世界)- release date May 8th 2013

Limited [CD+DVD] (¥1800)
Regular [CD] (¥1200)
1. Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai
2. Starting line
3. Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai (off vocal)
4. Starting line (off vocal)
1. Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai (music video)
1. Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai
2. undecided
3. Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai (off vocal)
4. undecided




Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) Official website

Yoko Hikasa Official website (Pony Canyon)