Otaku USA Magazine
Girls Band Cry Anime Releases New Subtitled Music Video

Girls Band Cry, an original anime from Toei Animation, has released music videos for its songs “white drizzle in gloom,” “Nameless Name,” and “no rhyme nor reason.” Now it’s released a subtitled music video for the anime’s song “Ideal Paradox,” which is performed by Togenashi Togeari.

The creators for the song are listed as TARO KIKUIKE, RUI MOMOTA, KENJI TAMAI, MASAKI MORI. It was mastered by YUJI CHINONE from Sony Music Studios Tokyo

Looking at the anime’s cast, RINA plays Nina Iseri, Yuri plays Momoka Kawaragi, Mirei plays Subaru Awa, Natsu plays Tomo Ebizuka, and Syuri plays Rupa.

As for the crew, the anime is being directed by Kazuo Sakai, who has worked on Love Live! Sunshine!!, and Mushi-Uta. Credit for character design goes to nari Teshima. Two people — Mari Kondō and Jae Hoon Jung — have been hired as CGI directors. The music is being composed by Kenji Tamai, whose background includes Samurai Flamenco, agehasprings, and Sing “Yesterday” for Me.

If you check out the music video on Toei’s YouTube channel, you’ll also have access to links to stream and download this song and the anime’s previously released songs. It also lists off the anime’s social media links for people to check out.

Toei gave this description for the anime’s plot:

The main character drops out of high school in her second year, and aims at entering a university while working alone in Tokyo. A girl is betrayed by her friends and doesn’t know what to do. Another girl is abandoned by her parents, and tries to survive in the city by doing part-time jobs. This world lets us down all the time. Nothing goes as planned. But we want something that we can continue to like. We believe there’s a place where we belong. That’s why we sing.

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.