Written by: Miguel Galang | Published on: July 7, 2021 at 5:36 PM PHT (GMT+8)
Japanese singer-songwriter LiSA will perform the theme song for the TBS drama “Promise Cinderella” a television adaptation of the manga of the same name by Oreko Tachibana.
“HADASHi NO STEP” is written by LiSA and composed by Tomoya Tabuhchu of the J-Rock band UNISON SQUARE GARDEN, famous for performing the theme songs of “Soul Eater and “Fate/Grand Order” and arranged by Shimada Masanori.
Promise Cinderella follows the recently-divorced and homeless of life Hayame Katsuragi (played by Fumi Nikaido) until she meets a rich high school kid, Issei Kataoka (played by Gordon Maeda) and takes her on a wild journey of love and games.
LiSA expressed that she read the original story and imagined Hayame in writing the lyrics and melodies for the song. Nikaido, who got an early listen of the song, was amazed by how the song captured the emotions of the character she was playing.
The original manga was first published on January 1, 2018 and has since been serialized by MangaONE.
Promise Cinderella is premiered on July 13 on TBS.
It is directed by Shoshuke Murakami and Junichi Tsuzuki, produced by Fumi Hashimoto with Kazunao Furuya as the show’s screenwriter.
LiSA is popularly known for performing the theme songs for Demon Slayer, Fate/Zero, and Sword Art Online. Her most recent EP “Ladybug” commemorated her 10th anniversary in the music industry and peaked at #2 on the Japan Oricon Charts.
She is married to Suzuki Tatsuhisa (vocalist of rock band Oldcodex and voice actor of Ban from “The Seven Deadly Sins”, Zenon Zogratis from “Black Clover” and Ken Ryuguji/Draken from “Tokyo Revengers”).
Apart from singing and performing, she also lend her voice as Madge Nelson in the Japanese dub version of the hit animation film “Minions” in 2015.
Her voice also graced the video gaming industry when she performed “ID” as the theme song of the 2015 video game “Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition”.