Fresh off of her 2012 Anime Expo debut, Japanese pop singer LiSA's fifth single "crossing field," the opening to Aniplex's Sword Art Online, will be shipping from online retailers starting August 14th with digital downloads coming via iTunes and Amazon on August 21st. Other tracks on the single includes "itsuka no tegami,""KISS me PARADOX," and an instrumental version of "crossing field." LiSA's previous single, "Oath Sign" peaked at the number five position on the Japanese Oricon chart in 2011.
press release below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2012
LiSA's Upcoming Single "crossing field" is Coming to America
SANTA MONICA, CA (August 6, 2012) – Hot off her performance from Anime Expo this past July, Aniplex music artist LiSA is bringing a brand new single to her fans. Fans of the new Anime Series Sword Art Online will really look forward to the news. Aniplex of America is set to release the Sword Art Online opening single "crossing field" by LiSA here in North America. The upcoming single release will be available in three different versions including a Regular, Limited and Anime Edition. Both the Limited and Anime Edition will include a Bonus DVD featuring the textless opening from Sword Art Online. These releases will be imported and will be available on August 14th. In addition, the official digital downloads of "crossing field" will be available on iTunes and Amazon on August 21st. Pre-orders for these releases are now open.
For detailed information, please visit: www.Aniplexusa.com/lisa
LiSA is the first music artist to sign under the Aniplex Label. Immediately making an impact in her
career, LiSA grabbed a role on the hit anime Angel Beats! as the singing voice for Yui, one of the
vocalists in the in-show band Girls Dead Monster. LiSA's earnest personality and emotional live
performances caught the public's attention, and it was clear that her star would only continue to rise. In
2011, LiSA's first single oath sign was chosen as the theme song to the wildly popular anime Fate/Zero.
The single entered the Oricon weekly charts at #5, and went on to capture the #2 spot on the daily charts.
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in
Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content
and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and
Blu-Ray releases such as Gurren Lagann the Movies, Durarara!!, R.O.D series, the Garden of Sinners
and Baccano! The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Blue
Exorcist, Rurouki Kenshin OVA and Movie, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
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