fripSide has revealed the jacket covers and preview music video for 8th single black bullet. The title track has tie-up as the opening theme for anime Black Bullet, plus coupling track pico scope -SCALA- has tie-up as the theme for the animated PR video for the SCALA (XFEL) x-ray laser research facility. Single black bullet comes on two editions hitting stores May 14th 2014 – updated details and previews follow.
Most recently fripSide release their 7th single eternal reality with tie-in as the second opening theme for anime TV series A Certain Scientific Railgun S (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S). fripSide’s producer Satoshi Yaginuma also forms one part of band ALTIMA along with Move’s Mototaka “motsu” Segawa (rap lyrics, rap vocals) and Maon Kurosaki (lyrics, vocals). They recently released 1st album TRYANGLE on March 26th 2014 (more details).
Anime Black Bullet, adapted from light novels by Kanzaki Shiden, is set in the near future Tokyo after a parasitic virus Gastrea has devastated mankind and forced those that remain behind metal walled cities. Select female children are born infected with the virus – as “cursed children” they have super-human powers. Special security groups have formed teams to fight the Gastrea with an Initiator (cursed children) and a Promoter who leads the Initiators. High school student Satomi Rentaro is a Promoter and along with younger sister and Initiator Aihara Enju plus Rentaro’s childhood friend Tendo Kisara are set on a mission to prevent Tokyo’s destruction.
Anime Black Bullet began airing in Japan on Tokyo MX and other digital channels April 8th 2014. Outside of Japan provider Crunchyroll is simulcasting – check our Crunchyroll new episodes page or hit the link for Black Bullet for episodes and related stories. Trailer video below the release details.
The anime’s ending theme is provided by Nagi Yanagi with her 8th single titled Tokohana (more details).
Single black bullet comes on two editions. Both editions offer purchase bonus B3-size double sided poster fripSide x Black Bullet while supplies last. Additional bonus at selected stores – photo (varies, target stores: animate, Gamers, Sofmap, HMV, Tsutaya, SevenNet, Toranoana).
Watch the preview music video for black bullet and more below the release details.
fripSide – black bullet – release date May 14th 2014