What’s an anime without an ending theme?
Just days before the scheduled release of the highly anticipated “The Seven Deadly Sins” special in Japan, Sony Music Entertainment has released the official jacket design for the first press limited edition of Alisa Takigawa’s single, “Iroasenai Hitomi” (“Non-faded Eyes”), which features Meliodas and Elizabeth from the popular anime based on Nakaba Suzuki’s bestselling manga series.
The song is set to serve as the ending theme for the upcoming four-week special titled “The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War.” The episodes are expected to feature a brand-new story arc written by the manga artist himself. And like what its first 24-episode run did, “The Seven Deadly Sins” will once again give Sony Music artist Takigawa a chance to lend her pop-rock vocals to the anime that led to her solo debut last year.
According to Generasia, Takigawa’s love for music began early on in life, always unconsciously breaking into song when she was in kindergarten. She joined a light music club when she was in junior high school and then put together a band that mostly covered classic songs by The Beatles before eventually coming up with their own original music.
It became a four-man band when she was in high school, but they shortly disbanded in October 2012. This prompted Takigawa to think about quitting music, but her passion for making connections through songs won, and she decided to keep on moving forward as a solo artist.
Sony Entertainment Japan soon took notice, and on March 4, 2015, she finally debuted to a wider Japanese audience via the song, “Season,” which was used as the second ending theme of “The Seven Deadly Sins” season 1.
“Iroasenai Hitomi” is her fifth single, which will be officially released on Sept. 7, 2016 in both regular CD and limited CD+DVD editions. The limited edition, which comes with “The Seven Deadly Sins” jacket design, will feature the anime version of the song, as well as the song’s official promotional video.
Takigawa debuted the song on the Japanese video sharing website Niconico Live on Aug. 4, 2016. It will make its way to Japanese TV when “The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War” premieres on Sunday, Aug. 28 on TBS (Tokyo) and MBS (Kansai Region) at 5:30 p.m. JST.
English dubbed episodes are expected to hit Netflix in 2017.