Written by: Miguel Galang | Published on: July 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM PHT (GMT+8)
Nezuko-chan goes rock!
Japanese voice actress and singer Akari Kito has released Tuesday the music video for “No Continue” the lead single from her upcoming debut mini album and the opening theme of the “Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting” TV anime.
The video has Kito in two visually contrasting scenes: one, in a dark, warehouse as she rocks out with members of her live band, ONiGASH! MA; and the other, against a backdrop of flowers seen in the artwork of her “Kaleidoscope” album.
Originally debuting as a voice actress in 2014 with “Time Boken 24”, Kito has since lent her voice to notable and beloved characters such as Nezuko Kamado (“Kimetsu no Yaiba”), Kotoko Iwanaga (“In/Spectre”), and Suzune Horikita (“Classroom of the Elite”).
She debuted as a singer in 2019 under Pony Canyon and has released the standalone singles “Swinging Heart”, “Desire Again”, and “Kimi no Tonari de” all of which peaked inside the Oricon Charts Top 20 with the latter hitting the tenth spot.
Her recent album, last year’s “Style”, meanwhile, peaked at number 7.
Kaleidoscope is Kito’s first mini album and will contain 5 songs. The limited “first press” edition includes a Blu-ray DVD of her “smile giving day vol. 1” fan club event as well as a photobook.
It is released on August 4.
Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting is a TV anime adaptation of the Japanese manga series written by Saizō Harawata and illustrated by Kashiwa Miyako.
It is a remake of Harawata’s webcomic of the same name and is published on Shogakukan’s MangaONE app and Ura Sunday website in August 2015. As of March 2021, sixteen tankobon volumes have been released.
In November 2020, an anime adaptation was announced with SynergySP and Vega Entertainment as the animation studios.
It is directed by Nobuyoshi Arai. Meigo Naito is chief director, Toko Machida on series composition, Studio A-Cat on CG animation, and character designs by Tomokatsu Nagasaku and Ikuo Yamamato.
Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting premiered on July 13 on Tokyo MX and BS11. Crunchyroll has licenesed the series for streaming outside Asia.
Synopsis from MangaDex:
It was just a usual morning. Akira Shiroyanagi, a high schooler who loves games and konpeito (Japanese sweets), is suddenly dragged into a battlefield by a mysterious girl who calls herself Mion. The participants are told that they are "erased from the family register, involved in an experiment, and have gained certain powers." Akira is determined to win the game with his newfound powers and destroy the organization. Armed with a power no one expects and his "brain" skills, a new era of intelligence battle of begins!
Source: Akari Kito artist website