The opening theme song performer has been revealed for Chained Soldier (known in Japan as Mato Seihei no Slave), an upcoming TV anime based on the dark fantasy manga written by Takahiro and illustrated by Yohei Takemura about a young man who finds himself pressed into service as a magical beast for an elite troop of lady warriors.
The as-yet-untitled opening theme for the series will be performed by Akari Kito, who also voices Kyouka Uzen, the main heroine of the series.
TVアニメ「魔都精兵のスレイブ」OP主題歌担当アーティストは #鬼頭明里 さんに決定❣
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The original Chained Soldier manga is serialized in Japan by Shueisha in their Shonen Jump+ digital manga magazine, and an English language version is also published by Yen Press, who describe the story of the series as follows:
Decades ago, gates to an otherworldly and dangerous dimension known as Mato—the “Demon City”—appeared across Japan. Those who partook in the “peaches” growing there gained unique abilities—but only if they’re girls. When down-in-the-dumps high school boy Yuuki Wakura finds himself caught up in a gate, he’s saved by Kyouka Uzen, the beautiful commander of the 7th squad of the Demon Defense Force, who…orders him to become her slave?!
The Chained Soldier TV anime is directed by Junji Nishimura and Goro Kuji and features animation production by Seven Arcs. The series is scheduled to broadcast in Japan in 2023.
Source: Official Chained Soldier Twitter feed (Japanese)
Copyright notice: © Takahiro・Yohei Takemura / Shueisha・Mato Seihei Houbu
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