Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: Dec. 29, 2020 at 9:26 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter page for the TV anime adaptation of Iori Miyazawa and Shirakaba's "Otherside Picnic (Ura Sekai Pikunikku)" has revealed on Tuesday a new music commercial video (CM) featuring the opening theme song for the anime to be performed by duo-band CHiCO with HoneyWorks. The anime will begin broadcasting on January 4, 2021 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11 channels in Japan.
CHiCO with HoneyWorks is a music group consisting of the band members HoneyWorks, and CHiCO as the vocalist. CHiCO have not been showing their faces on the media and only have appeared with audio only since the band's debut. It is just until recently that she revealed herself in public when she took the recording for THE FIRST TAKE, a YouTube Channel dedicated to shooting musicians and singers performing in a single take, with the highly successful song "Sekai wa Koi ni Ochiteiru".
The group debuted in August 2014 with "Sekai wa Koi ni Ochiteiru", which came out highly successful, and the song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan. The group has gone on to produce twelve singles and three albums over the course of their career. They are mostly known for providing opening themes from popular anime, such as Ao Haru Ride, Gintama, and Koi wa Ameagari no You ni. (via Love Committee fandom)
The Otherside Picnic TV anime series will be produced and animated by the collaboration of Liden Films and Felix Film. The series will be directed and written by Takuya Satō with Ayumi Nishibata designing the characters, and Takeshi Watanabe composing the series' music.
The series is based on the Japanese science fiction yuri light novel series, written by Iori Miyazawa (based on novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky) and illustrated by shirakaba. Hayakawa Publishing have released four volumes since February 2017. A manga adaptation with art by Eita Mizuno has been serialized since February 2018 via Square Enix's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Gangan, and has been collected in four tankōbon volumes. (via Wiki)