A PV has been released for the upcoming original TV anime Seiren, scheduled to start airing on January 6, featuring the opening sung by none other than Oku Hanako.
A snippet of the opening comes in at around 0:55.
I was surprised when I saw the announcement; it came out of the blue. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw it was Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo / 時をかける少女, the anime movie that made her famous which featured Garnet / ガーネット as the theme song and Kawaranai Mono / 変わらないもの as the insert song.
Lacking something you want to do.
Ikuo: “Is there nothing you wanna do?”
Shoichi: “Does nothing that I’d like to do come to my mind, huh? I’m worried about what I’ll do once I’m not a student anymore, I can’t even start imagining what it would be like…”
Girl whose’s name I don’t know: “Hmm, to be someone who makes others happy, I guess?”
Ikou: “Studying all alone in a hotel in the mountains for two weeks!”
Shouichi: “For two weeks?”
Sister whose name I forgot: “Shou-chan, I’ve been thinking about how you’ve been getting more popular with the girls.”
Hikari: “I mean, when you’re in trouble…you’re cute!”
Hikari: “You were looking longingly at the desk where I was sat for such a long time. You felt the taste of immorality, didn’t you?”
There is so much to think about…
Shouichi: “If this continues, it’s no good.”
[Profile TLs can be found in the MAL/ANN PV articles or in the respective Character PV reddit posts.]
Falling in love with the you nobody knows, the love stories of the Seiren karen girls.
Hikari: “Seiren. Broadcast starts January 2017. And we’re gonna start with me. It’s a pleasure.”
The opening is called Kimi no Hana / キミの花 (“Your Flower”). The arrangement sounds very heavy for Oku-san, although songs like Rashinban / 羅針盤 from Prism / プリズム and songs from the good-bye album are similar.
The announcement says that Kimi no Hana be released as a single on February 22, 2017. The single will be released in two editions: a Seiren edition and a regular edition.