The TV anime “Ahiru no Sora” (あひるの空) reveals an opening video that previews BLUE ENCOUNT’s new theme song “Hummingbird.” The anime’s third cour will start this month.
▍Theme Song “Hummingbird”
The theme song for the 3rd cour “Hummingbird” is performed by four-member rock band BLUE ENCOUNT. The band is known for performing multiple anime songs, including “Polaris”, OP song from “My Hero Academia” Season 4 and “DAY×DAY” , OP song from “Gintama.” The band has also revealed plans for a live tour in Japan from May to June, and from July to September.
▍About “Ahiru no Sora”
The anime premiered on 2nd October 2019 and is an adaptation of Akeshi Hinata’s (日向武史) basketball manga. It centers around protagonist Sora Kurumatani, a high school student who loves basketball even though he is only 149 cm tall.
After entering Kuzuryu High, Sora tries to join the basketball club to fulfil a promise to his mother, “ to win his first tournament in high school”. But the club is dominated by a crowd of delinquents. Affected by Sora’s passion, they gradually fall in love with playing basketball.
▍Staff and Production
“Action Heroine Cheer Fruits” (アクションヒロイン チアフルーツ) director Keizou Kusakawa (草川 啓造) is credited as chief director of the anime, while “Aho-Girl” (アホガール) director Shingo Tamaki (玉木 慎吾) is directing the anime at diomedea. Go Zappa (雑破 業) is in charge of series composition and Yoshino Honda(本多 美乃) is designing the characters.
■ Sora Kurumatani (車谷 空) – CV: Yuuki Kaji (梶 裕貴 )
■ Momoharu Hanazono (花園 百春) – CV: Yūma Uchida (内田雄馬)
■ Chiaki Hanazono (花園 千秋) – CV: Katsuyuki Konishi (小西 克幸)
■ Kenji Natsume (夏目 健二) – CV: Kishō Taniyama (谷山 紀章)
■ Kaname Shigeyoshi (茂吉 要) – CV: Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守)
■ Shinichi Yasuhara (安原 真一) – CV: Taku Yashiro(八代 拓)
■ Ryuhei Nabeshima (鍋島 竜平)- CV: Chado Horii (堀井 茶渡)
■ Masahiro Saki (茶木 正広) – CV: KENN
■ Madoka Yabuchi (藪内 円) – CV: Sayaka Senbongi (千本木 彩花)
■ Nao Nanao (七尾 奈緒) – CV: Yuna Taniguchi (谷口 夢奈)
■ Yuka Kurumatani (車谷由夏) – CV: Aya Endō(遠藤 綾)
■ Shinichi Chiba (千葉真一) – CV: Kazuya Nakai (中井 和哉)
■ Tokitaka Tokiwa (常盤時貴) – CV: Sōma Saitō (斉藤 壮馬)
■ Tarō Kabachi (蒲地太郎) – CV: Jun Fukuyama(福山 潤)
■ Shingo Katori (香取真吾) – CV: Makoto Furukawa (古川 慎)
■ Yukinari Kojima (児島幸成) – CV: Hiroyuki Yoshino (吉野 裕行)
■ Katsumi Takahashi (高橋克己) – CV: Daisuke Namikawa(浪川 大輔)
■ Sei Shirai (白石静) – CV: Takahiro Sakurai (櫻井 孝宏)
■ Shigenobu Yakuma (八熊重信) – CV: Yūichirō Umehara (梅原 裕一郎)
■ Hyou Fuwa (不破豹) – CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (松岡 禎丞)
■ Yozan Kamiki (上木鷹山) – CV: Yūto Uemura(上村 祐翔)