What You Need to Know:
- On July 17, the versatile voice actress/artist Akane Kumada digitally released her latest single “Another Self,” the ending theme song to the anime series Classroom for Heroes.
- While sticking to the world view of the anime, the song fully reflects Akane Kumada’s current state of mind and her understanding that facing oneself and accepting one’s weaknesses is a source of growth. With lyrics written by fellow labelmate Aira Yuuki, and composition and arrangement by Tasuku Maeda, along with the producer duo Jazzin’park, who have worked on many big hits, “Another Self” is an ambitious song with a relaxed tempo that features the latest pop sounds combined with a Lantisesque sound from the past. We hope that it catches your ears.
- A music video was also released alongside the song’s digital release and is based on the theme of the anime, searching for friends. The challenging music video is modeled after a variety show in which Kumada tries to find the lost lyrics. On her journey, she encounters various people and discovers what it means to be herself. We hope you enjoy listening to the song as you watch the music video.
Akane Kumada Profile
Akane Kumada’s career kicked off when she won the Grand Prix at the Anisong Stars audition in 2017. After that, she went on to voice Ichiko Oda in Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga, Ellen in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Mina in Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist, and Hibiki Morishima in Healer Girl.
In January 2020, she voiced Ichiko Oda, one of the main characters in Cinnamon Nobunaga, and made her debut as an artist with the opening theme song “Sunny Sunny Girl.” Since then, she has sung the opening theme songs for several other popular works, including The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Super Cub, and Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist, as well as the ending theme song for Kizuna Taikan TV: Mobile Suit Gundam Dai-07 Itakura Shoutai ~Yuku Kizuna Kuru Kizuna~. In recent years, she has been active in not only anime, but also a wide range of other activities, including regular appearances on radio programs and TV variety shows.
Release Date: September 6, 2023
Title: TV Anime Classroom for Heroes Ending Theme Song “Another Self”
Artist: Akane Kumada
Product No.: LACM-24432
Price: 1,650 yen (10% tax included) / 1,500 yen (excluding tax)
Special Features: CD cover includes original artwork from the anime
Publisher: Bandai Namco Music Live Inc.
Distributor: Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc.
1. Another Self
Lyrics: Aira Yuuki
Composition: Shingo Kubota (Jazzin’park), Satoru Kurihara (Jazzin’park), Tasuku Maeda
Arrangement: Tasuku Maeda, Shingo Kubota (Jazzin’park)
2. Take My Chance (feat. Kaede Higuchi)
Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: Satoshi Yuhara
Lyrics: Takuma Terashima
4. Another Self (TV anime version)
5. Another Self (Instrumental)
6. Take My Chance (feat. Kaede Higuchi) (Instrumental)
7. VISIONS (Instrumental)
Source: Official Press Release