EGOIST announced new song KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS with tie-up as opening theme for anime of the same name (Japanese title: Kotetsujo no Kabaneri, 甲鉄城のカバネリ). New anime preview video features the opening theme song. No announcement yet on possible single release for EGOIST’s new song.
Most recently unit EGOIST released 6th single Reloaded (リローデッド) on November 11th 2015. The single includes three theme songs for the Project Itoh series of anime films: Empire of Corpses (theme Door) premiered October 2nd 2015, Harmony (theme Ghost of a smile) premiered November 13th 2015, and final film Genocidal Organ (theme Reloaded) suffered a production delay until late 2016 when studio Manglobe filed for bankruptcy.
Unit EGOIST consists of the talented composer/producer ryo (supercell) with vocals provided by chelly. Originally formed for anime Guilty Crown the unit also provided ending themes for anime PSYCHO-PASS.
Anime KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS (Kotetsujo no Kabaneri, 甲鉄城のカバネリ) is an original story with scripts by Okouchi Ichiro (Code Geass), character design by Mikimoto Haruhiko (Gunbuster), and directed by Araki Tetsuro (Attack on Titan, Guilty Crown). Music director Sawano Hiroyuki and production studio WIT further reunite the team that brought hit anime Attack on Titan.
The steampunk themed story has humans living in walled fortress stations protected from the "Kabane" – zombies with steel hearts. Humans can only travel between stations on massive armored trains. The anime premieres on the Fuji TV Noitamina time-slot April 2016.
A special prequel episode will be shown in select theaters March 18th through 24th 2016.
New trailer featuring opening theme KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS and first preview video below: