Akiba’s Trip Anime Unveils 10 Ending Theme Song Artists
The staff of Akiba’s Trip: The Animation, the television anime of Acquire‘s Akiba’s Trip game franchise, announced at an advance screening of the first two episodes on Tuesday that 10 artists will perform ending theme songs for the series. Each artist will perform a different ending theme song for a different episode.
The artists include:
- Earphones (Rie Takahashi, Marika Kōno, and Yuki Nagaku)
- every♥ing! (Erii Yamazaki and Ibuki Kido)
- Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan)
- petit milady (Aoi Yūki and Ayana Taketatsu)
- Mimi Meme MIMI
- Milky Holmes (Suzuko Mimori, Sora Tokui, Mikoi Sasaki, and Izumi Kitta)
- Halko Momoi
- YUIKAORI (Yui Ogura and Kaori Ishihara)
The website did not specify which episode’s ending theme each artist would perform. The website streamed a promotional video for the ending theme song project:
Earphones will perform the opening theme song “Ikken Rakuchaku Go Yōjin.” The individual members are voicing the main female characters in the anime.
The anime will premiere on AT-X in January 4, followed by Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and online services such as the d Anime Store. It serves as the first project to commemorate Gonzo’s 25th anniversary.
The cast includes:
Rie Takahashi as Matome Mayonaka
Marika Kōno as Niwaka Denki-Gai
Yuki Nagaku as Arisa Ahokainen
Misaki Kuno as Tasujin Ratu, a former Tsukuba researcher
Jouji Nakata as Kage-san, Tamotsu’s friend
The site describes the story:
Akihabara, a broad-minded neighborhood where everyone from beginners to masters are welcomed. Even when you’re alone, if you go to Akiba, you’ll find someone who understands you. It’s a neighborhood where anything is possible, where anyone can do seemingly anything; a place where you can lay bare your body and soul. In this neighborhood of Akiba, which has everything including anime, games, maids, idols, secondhand parts, and cheap food, battles are fought against the “Bagurimono,” and a steadfast “boy meets girl” story begins!
Hiroshi Ikehata (Seiyu’s Life!, Robot Girls Z) is directing the series, Kazuho Hyodo (ReLIFE, Robot Girls Z) is handling the series composition, and Hajime Mitsuda (key animator for Steins;Gate, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) is designing the characters.
The Akiba’s Trip games take place in a reproduction of Tokyo’s Akihabara district, where the player must fight vampires by tearing off their clothes and exposing them to the sunlight.
Game developer Acquire released the original Akiba’s Trip game for the PlayStation Portable in 2011, and an updated version, Akiba’s Trip Plus, for PSP in 2012. Acquire released the Akiba’s Trip 2 sequel game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013.
XSEED Games released Akiba’s Trip 2 in North America as Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed on PS3 and PS Vita, and later on PlayStation 4 and PC. NIS America released the game in Europe.
The Akiba’s Beat successor game is the first action RPG in the franchise. It shipped for the PS4 this month, and will ship for PS Vita in Japan after a delay. XSEED Games will release the game this winter in English on the same systems.
Thanks to ssgOverlord for the news tip.