In the 249th episode of THE FIRST TAKE, a YouTube channel that delivers one-take performances by artists, anisong duo ClariS performed their second single song “Connect,” the opening theme for the 2011 TV anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
The song, released in February 2011, has been extremely popular among fans and has a special meaning to both of them, Clara and Karen. Without the masks, the two performed the song in one take with an orchestral arrangement just for THE FIRST TAKE.
Message from ClariS:
We were really nervous because it was the first time for us to show you our expression of singing like this. We think that taking off the masks will convey our feelings even more to you all, and hope you can feel the relationship between the two of us and the atmosphere. We have cherished to sing “Connect” up to now, and we will continue to sing it with great care in the future. Please keep continue to enjoy this song, and we hope our thoughts and feelings reach you.
第249回は2人組女性ユニット #ClariS が初登場。
— THE FIRST TAKE (@The_FirstTake) September 30, 2022