The voice actress of Chihaya Kisaragi and Noire is releasing her next single this month, and you can hear a 3-minute preview of her dramatic ballad right here.
Video game fans should recognize Asami Imai for her role as the idol Chihaya from The [email protected], followed by Kurisu from Steins;Gate and Noire from Hyperdimension Neptunia. Recently, she also held her birthday concerts in Shinjuku on May 25 and 26.
Asami Imai’s eleventh single, Hoshikuzu no Ring, will be released on June 26. The song will be used as the opening theme of the anime Corpse Party: Tortured Souls — The Cursed Screams of the Tyrannized Souls, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 24.
As you can tell by the title, the OVA is quite heavy. Accordingly, Imai’s music video is deep and mournful, with dramatic opera vocals and piano parts. See for yourself with the preview below.
The single will be available in a DVD edition that includes the full music video and a making-of video, so if you were impressed by the preview, you should get this edition for 2,310 yen. The normal edition without the DVD costs 1,680 yen.
Along with Hoshikuzu no Ring, the single will include Tender is the Night, the ending theme of 5pb.’s upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 game Disorder 6.
The full tracklist of the single is as follows:
- Hoshikuzu no Ring
- Tender is the Night
- Rojiura no Planetarium
- Hoshikuzu no Ring (off vocal)
- Tender is the Night (off vocal)
- Rojiura no Planetarium (off vocal)
For more of Imai coming this summer, check out the anime adaptation of Hyperdimension Neptunia and the PS Vita game Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP.