Maaya Sakamoto unveiled her 24th single Replica with tie-up as the next opening theme for anime M3 the dark metal (M3 ~ Sono Kuroki Hagane ~). The title song is a collaboration with Maaya Sakamoto writing the lyrics and Uchisawa Takahito of rock band androp providing the music. Single Replica comes on two editions scheduled for release on August 20th 2014 – more details follow….

~ updated details and PV ~

The new single’s coupling track coming up is also a collaboration with lyrics written by Maaya Sakamoto and music provided by Hara Masakazu from the band apart. They previously collaborated on song Be mine! featured as the opening theme for anime World Conquest Zvezda Plot.

Singer / songwriter Maaya Sakamoto most recently released double a-side single SAVED / Be mine! on February 5th 2014 (more details). Track SAVED is featured as the ending theme for anime Inari KonKon Koi Iroha and track Be mine! as opening theme for anime World Conquest Zvezda Plot (Seikai Seifuku ~ Boryaku no Zvezda). Maaya.

Anime M3 the dark metal (M3 ~ Sono Kuroki Hagane ~) is an original anime from studio Satelight. The story, set in the near future, follows a group of high school students in Tokyo who must deal with black zone with strange beings called Imashime.

The anime features Yoko Hikasa (Hazaki Emiru) and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (Saginuma Akashi) and began airing April 21st 2014 on Tokyo MX. Outside of Japan provider is simulcasting the anime.

The anime’s first opening theme is provided by May’n with single Re:REMEMBER and the upcoming second ending theme will be provided by nano with song SABLE part of her 5th single INFINITY ≠ ZERO / SABLE (more details).

Single Replica comes on two editions (details subject to change). Limited comes with bonus CD with four songs captured live during release event for her 23rd single in April 2014. The mini-live “DUO” features Maaya Sakamoto accompanied by pianist Ohgiya Kento (扇谷研人).

Jacket covers and more details coming – follow Comtrya Sugoi for updates. Trailer for anime M3 the dark metal below the release details.

Maaya SakamotoReplica – release date August 20th 2014

Limited [CD+CD] (¥1800)

Regular [CD] (¥1100)

1. Replica
lyrics: Maaya Sakamoto, music: Uchisawa Takahito (androp), strings arrangement: Ishidsuka Toru

2. coming up
lyrics: Maaya Sakamoto, music Hara Masakazu(the band apart)

3. Replica (off vocal)
4. coming up (off vocal)

Mini-live “DUO” w/ Ohgiya Kento
1. Platinum
lyrics: Iwasato Yuho, music: Yoko Kanno

2. Be mine!
lyrics: Maaya Sakamoto, music: the band apart

3. Neko to Inu
lyrics: Maaya Sakamoto, music: Yoko Kanno

4. Singer Songwriter
lyrics, music: Maaya Sakamoto 

1. Replica
2. coming up
3. Replica (off vocal)
4. coming up (off vocal)




Maaya Sakamoto Official website

M3 ~ Sono Kuroki Hagane ~ official website

DAISUKI streaming provider

androp official website