The official website for Yoshitaka Amano's Gibiate anime series announced on Wednesday that shamisen musicians the Yoshida Brothers and Sugizo (X Japan and Luna Sea's guitarist) will perform the opening theme song "Gibiate." The website began streaming a trailer that previews the song.
The Yoshida Brothers' new two-disc album THE YOSHIDA BROTHERS launched on Wednesday, and it includes the song "Gibiate."
Anime Expo will host the world premiere of Gibiate on July 2-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The screening will host Amano, scriptwriter Ryō Aoki, and the Yoshida Brothers. Amano and Aoki will participate in a panel and autograph sessions. The Yoshida Brothers will perform as part of the Gibiate world premiere and also hold a mini-concert.
The anime stars:
Tetsuya Kakihara as Sensui Kanzaki Yukiyo Fujii as Kathleen Funada Hiroki Touchi as Kenroku Sanada Michio Hazama as Yukinojyo Onikura
Gibiate Project, a global IP development group that includes Amano (Final Fantasy games), is developing the series. The group announced the anime at Anime Expo 2019 last July.
Gibiate Project describes the anime's "ultimate survival action" story:In 2030, Japan. A virus has infected humans throughout the world. Infected people turn into different forms of monsters based on their ages, sexes and races. The virus is named 'Gibia' - after being rich in variety like gibier. Just then, a pair of samurai and ninja appeared in such a blighted wasteland of Japan. They both travelled from the early Edo period, fighting together with help from a doctor who tries to find cure for Gibia. Facing ceaseless attacks from Gibia, and outlaws that attack travelers for food, they start the dangerous journey with enemies all around.
Amano is credited as the original character designer of the upcoming anime, while Naoki Serizawa (Resident Evil manga, Saru Lock) is designing the monsters. Yuzo Koshiro (Ys, ActRaiser) is credited as "Sound Creator," and the Yoshida Brothers are the musical artists. Ryō Aoki (Girl Friend BETA, BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, Endride) is credited with project planning and the original story, and actor Hiromi Sakimoto is credited as a performer.
The overall project also includes artist collaborators such as Japanese doll maker Mataro Kanabayashi the Third, swordsmith Kunihisa Kunihisa, calligrapher and artist Sisyu, and Hideo Komatsu (president of the shamisen company Komatsuya Co., Ltd.).
Sources: Gibiate anime's website, Music Natalie
Update: ActRaiser's spelling corrected. Thanks, luisedgarf.