With The Heike Story TV anime being released weekly on streaming services in Japan and around the world ahead of its Fuji TV broadcast, the anime series produced at Science SARU under the direction of A Silent Voice director Naoko Yamada had creditless versions of its opening and ending posted to the Asmik Ace YouTube channel yesterday.
The opening features "Hikaru Toki (When It Shines)" from the band Hitsujibungaku with Moeka Shiotsuka singing the theme song with agraph featuring hip-hop artist ANI from Scha Dara Parr performing "unified perspective" for the ending.
Naoko Yamada directs The Heike Story at Science SARU (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken), with longtime collaborator Reiko Yoshida penning the scripts, and Kensuke Ushio doing the music. All three creators worked together on the award-winning A Silent Voice together at Kyoto Animation. Funimation describes the series as such:
A young orphan named Biwa is taken in by the powerful Taira Clan—also known as the Heike—after their leader witnesses her extraordinary psychic abilities.
Unfortunately, what she predicts is a future of bloodshed, violence, and civil war. Inspired by the 12th-century epic tale Heike Monogatari.
The Heike Story premiered its first episode on September 15 on the Fuji on Demand service and on Funimation the same day ahead of the TV premiere in January 2022, the series streams weekly every Wednesday.
Source: The Heike Story official website
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.