Kisai Takayama’s original TV anime Seiren will start airing on January 5, 2017. Hanako Oku will be singing the opening theme, her 17th single Kimi no Hana. The single will go on sale on February 22.
Seiren is the first original anime created by game designer Kisai Takayama, who is known for such works as KimiKiss and Amagami. He has provided the original character designs, he is in charge of the series composition, and he has written the script for this much-anticipated anime. For the opening theme, the production wanted to find an artist who could express the heart-pounding excitement as well as the sadness of falling in love. That’s why they offered the job to Oku, claiming that only she would be capable of the task. This is not Oku’s first time singing for an anime, as she also performed Garnet, the theme song for the animated movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
Kimi no Hana was written after thoroughly reading the anime’s scenario and taking in consideration that Seiren is a ‘love story about pure and sweet girls’. It is a bright and uptempo song that expresses the happiness and sadness of love. You can hear part of the song on the first promotional video for the anime, which has been released on the official website.
Seiren will premiere on January 5 at TBS, Sun TV, BS-TBS, and more. Much like the TV anime Amagami SS, the series will be in an ‘omnibus format’ with each arc focusing on one of the 3 heroines. The arcs will air in the following order: Hikari Tsuneki Arc, Touru Miyamae Arc and Kyouko Touno Arc.
The ending themes will be sang by the heroine of each particular arc!
TV Anime Seiren
TBS: Due to start Thursday January 5, 2017 at 02:28
Sun TV: Due to start Friday January 6, 2017 at 00:00
BS-TBS: Due to start Saturday January 7, 2017 at 01:30
To fall in love with the you that no-one knows. A love story about pure and sweet girls! The summer of the second year in high school. Shouichi Kamita is called upon by his teacher to talk about what he wants to do after graduation and starts to worry about becoming an adult. He then meets various different girls and has to think about what his aim is for his future. A love story about a a larger-than-life boy starting to run towards his future and his time with pure and sweet girls!
Protagonist and Friends
Birthday: March 17
Class: Kobito High School 2-B
Voice Actor: Atsushi Tamaru
He will always help those in need, but doesn’t know what to do when he needs help himself. Tends to have a lot of perverted thoughts. He loves games, whether at home or the arcade.
Birthday: January 15
Class: Kobito High School 2-B
Likes: Surfing the net
Doesn’t like: His sister’s upset face
Blood Type: O
Voice Actor: Ryouta Asari
A cool friend whom you can rely on. Shouchi’s childhood friend. He was a naughty child in elementary school, but now has a calm personality thanks to his sister’s influence. He gets very good grades in school.
Information on the ending themes and preview screenings have also been announced. Please check the official site!
Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/seiren/
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