fripSide announced their 8th single “black bullet” with tie-up as the opening theme for upcoming anime Black Bullet. The single’s coupling track pico scope -SCALA- is the theme song for the animated PR video for the SCALA (XFEL) x-ray laser research facility. Single “black bullet” comes on two editions scheduled for release on May 14th 2014 – more details plus anime preview video and SCALA PR video 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). The group provided the first opening theme for the anime. Single “eternal reality” released August 21st 2013 and fans pushed it to #8 on the weekly Oricon charts.
Group fripSide re-formed in 2009 with singer Nanjo Yoshino joining producer Satoshi Yaginuma after original singer Nao left to pursue a solo career. Since then the group released 7 singles with 6 tied to anime/game A Certain Scientific Railgun. Producer Satoshi also forms one part of band ALTIMA along with Move’s Mototaka “motsu” Segawa (rap lyrics, rap vocals) and Maon Kurosaki (lyrics, vocals). They are getting ready to release 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 after a parasitic virus Gastrea has devastated mankind and forced those that remain behind metal walled cities. Some female children are born infected with the virus and these Cursed Children have super-human powers. Authorities form 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 and Rentaro’s childhood friend Tendo Kisara are set on a mission to prevent Tokyo’s destruction.
The anime features Aki Toyosaki (Seitenshi), Aoi Yuki (Hiruko), Yui Horie (Tendo Kisara), along with Yuuki Kaji (Satomi Rentaro) and Rina Hidaka (Aihara Enju). Anime Black Bullet begins airing in Japan on Tokyo MX and other digital channels April 8th 2014. No information yet on availability outside of Japan.
The 8th single from fripSide, “black bullet” comes on two editions (details subject to change),
– Limited with DVD containing music video and making-of footage for title track.
– Regular CD-only.
Full track list, jacket covers, and possible bonuses will be updated when announced. Watch the trailer video for anime Black Bullet featuring opening theme “black bullet” and the animated PR video for the SCALA (XFEL) research facility both after the release details.