aderlust Sings the Opening & Ending Theme Songs of an Upcoming TV Anime Series “Battery.” Fresh Comments from the Voice Actors Arrived!
A TV Commercial of the New TV Anime Series “Battery” Unveiled! anderlust Will Sing the Opening & Ending Theme Songs!
Additional Cast and Character Information Including Souma Saitou, Shuuta Morishima, and Hozumi Gouda Released!
“Battery” is a best-selling novel series published by Kadokawa Bunko that sold more than 10 million copies in total. Written by Atsuko Asano, the story revolves around two boys in a baseball team, who become batterymates. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first volume when the series is adapted into anime for the first time. To make the anime even more unique, anderlust will sing both opening and ending theme songs!
In the latest TV commercial of “Battery” aired during NoitaminA slot revealed the opening and ending theme song as well as character details and additional cast information.
The latest TV commercial of “Battery”, which aired during NoitaminA slot, revealed the opening theme song “Itsuka no Jibun” and the ending theme song “Ashita, Haru ga Kitara” by anderlust, for the first time.
The commercial illustrates the first encounter and forthcoming drama of the main characters Takumi and Gou, accompanied by a limpid vocal and nostalgic melody. You cannot take your eyes off of the young, clumsily forthright boys growing up together, clashing from time to time, to become perfect batterymates.
Additionally, information on three new characters was released and official comments of the three voice actors starring these characters arrived. Furthermore, additional cast information is now available on the official website.
Eiji Nobunishi, a third-year student of Nitta Higashi Middle School. He seems to dislike Takumi’s attitude and ability when Takumi joins the baseball team. (Voiced by Shuuta Morishima)
Makoto Tomura, a coach of Nitta Higashi Middle School Baseball Club, who is considered a very strict and rigid coach. (Voiced by Hozumi Gouda)
From Left, Eiji Nobunishi, Makoto Tomura, and Nobuhiro Yoshisada.
Nobuhiro Yoshisada, a first-year student of Nitta Higashi Middle School. A self-confident class-clown who jokes around all the time. (Voiced by Souma Saitou)
Don’t forget to keep checking for updated information on the new TV Anime Series “Battery”!
The latest TV commercial featuring shots from the anime and the opening and ending theme song by anderlust released & official comments from voice actors arrived!
Opening Theme Song “Itsuka no Jibun”
Ending Theme Song “Ashita, Haru ga Kitara”
Artist: anderlust (Sony Music Records)
The singer-songwriter Anna Koshino teamed up with the Bassist Shingo Nishizuka and formed anderlust in 2015 to strive for new forms of musical expression.
They made their debut on March 30th, 2015, with the single “Kaerimichi”, which is characterized by Anna’s signature limpid vocal and nostalgic and evocative melody produced by Takeshi Kobayashi.
The song was noticed by the film director Nobuo Mizuta, and it was used as a theme song for the Japanese adaptation film of Miss Granny, where Anna Koshino also made her film debut in.
This is the first time for anderlust to be featured in a TV anime series, and they were offered to create not only one theme song but two.
They will release the theme songs as their second single “Itsuka no Jibun” on Wednesday, August 24th.
The band name “anderlust” is made by taking ‘w’ out of the word “wanderlust” which means a strong desire to travel.
I’m very honored that our songs can become part of such a beautiful story. No matter the process and the results, the feeling of striving for something will eventually become a steady, precious will and encourage you and your teammates. That was what I wanted to express in this song. I hope that this song will ease your soul. (Vocal Anna Koshino)
These were theme songs for Battery, so I played recollecting my memories of my school days to express the devotion and youthfulness of that time. (Bass Shingo Nishizuka)
Official Comments from Souma Saitou, Shuuta Morishima, and Hozumi Gouda Arrived!
Shuuta Morishima (Voicing Eiji Nobunishi)
I’m honored to participate in this anime. I remembered my own school days by being a part of Battery. Teenage years are sparkling. It’s amazing.
I will do my best to satisfy the fans of the original story as well as people who are new to the story.
Hozumi Gouda (Voicing Makoto Tomura)
I’m very glad to be a part of this anime because I’m a big fan of dramas featuring sports. And since the ‘Battery’ novel series is being loved for a long time I’m very motivated.
The story is set in Okayama, where I visited several times, it was my best friend’s hometown. I love the place and the people there are so welcoming. Of course, I’m working hard on the dialect.
I think I’m getting really close to becoming a native to Okayama. Please watch the show and support us.
Souma Saitou (Voicing Nobuhiro Yoshisada)
I’m honored to participate in this work which has been made into live action more than once.
This anime will be full of sparkle and bitterness of youthful days of middle school students of Okayama.
Also, please look forward to funny dialogues between the characters. Please watch the show!
TV Anime Series “Battery” Details
【Next Spring, Will We Say the Same-】
●Airing starts from July 14th on Fuji TV’s NoitaminA (and other local stations)
Every Friday from 00:55am (JST)
Streaming Available Via Amazon Prime Video in Japan and Overseas
Pilot Episode: Pre-Air from Wednesday, July 14th 00:00am (JST),
The second Episode on: Every Friday from 02:00, after show ends on Fuji TV
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