The Sketchbook officially announced their new single We Will Survive with tie-up as the second ending theme for kids anime Gaist Crusher. The single also includes coupling track YELL ~ Haruka Kimi e ~ featured as the ending theme for Fuji BS show Birth of the cool. Single We Will Survive comes on two editions scheduled for release on August 27th 2014 – read on for more details and previews…
Most recently the band released 9th single Soko ni Kimi ga Iru (そこに君がいる) on January 29th 2104 (more details) and anime song cover album Super New Generation Anisong BEST!! 2000’s Edition ~ The Sketch Rock ~ on February 26th 2014.
The band The Sketchbook was formed originally around the anime SKET DANCE which ended its run of 77 episodes in September 2012. Their first 5 singles and 11 total songs had tie-ups with the anime as opening and ending themes plus insert songs.
The Gaist Crusher project from Capcom includes the anime plus a manga and Nintendo 3DS game. The anime is produced by Perrot and set in the year 2047 when mankind discovered a rare metal ore called Gaimetal possessing a huge amount of energy. Mining for the strange metal ore begins all over the world but in 2055, humankind is attacked by Gaist, a race of metallic creatures whose bodies were encrusted with Gaimetal. An organization tasked with battling the Gaist, the Gaist Crusher Garrison (GCG) is formed. In 2064, the GCG send out mankind’s lastline of defense: the Gaist Crushers, humans who wear special armor, Gaist Gear to battle the Gaist.
The anime through episode #37 airs on TV Tokyo Wednesdays at 6:00pm. New ending theme We Will Survive began airing with episode #34 on June 4th 2014.
The Sketchbook will hold release events for their 10th single with free viewing of mini-live and handshake meeting tickets available to purchasers of the single at target stores (Tower Records, HMV, Tsutaya, Animate, and others),
– August 27th 2014 6:00pm Shinseido Latin 5 Kashiwa
– September 6th 2014 1:00pm Tower Records Shibuya
Single We Will Survive comes on two editions (details subject to change). Selected stores offer photo bonus (varies by store). Jacket covers and more details coming – follow Comtrya Sugoi for updates.
Audio preview below.