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Ayana Taketatsu Sings The Tale of the Outcasts Opening Theme in A Fantastic Place



The official YouTube channel for voice actress Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa Nakano in K-ON!, Kirino Kosaka in Oreimo) has finally started streaming a full music video for “Ashita no Katachi” (The Shape of Tomorrow), the opening theme song for the winter 2023 TV anime The Tale of the Outcasts. She is also cast as the anime’s protagonist, Wisteria.


The song was digitally released on January 9, 2023, right after the broadcast of the anime’s first episode in Japan, then its CD single will be available as her 12th single on March 1. In the music video, she sings the song powerfully in a fantastic place where wisteria flowers bloom. She wrote on Twitter, “This time, the visual is inspired by the wisteria flower. Wisteria has several words in the language of flowers, but the most impressive one is ‘never leave.’ The perfect word for ‘The Tale of the Outcasts.'”


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“Ashita no Katachi” music video:







First press limited edition CD jacket:



Regular edition:



Artist photo:




The TV anime adaptation of Makoto Hoshino’s fantasy manga The Tale of the Outcasts premiered in Japan on January 8, 2023, and its first episode “Night One” is now available for the Crunchyroll Premium members in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS. 


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Crunchyroll describes its story as below:


In Victorian England, the young orphan Wisteria begs for scraps. Able to see through demons’ disguises, she befriends the immortal Marbas, lonely after centuries of solitude. He finds kinship with the human girl, even while evading the brutal Sword Cross Knights—including Wisteria’s brother. Is it possible for two souls so different to find happiness together, and what price must they pay?






Key visual:



Source: Ayana Taketatsu music staff official YouTube channel



© Makoto Hoshino, Shogakukan/the tale of the outcasts Production Committee