While we’re just days away from the (delayed) release of “One Last Kiss” from the final Evangelion movie, Hikki Staff just announced that there is another Hikaru song in the works, and it’s called…“Pink Blood.” (!)
The song will serve as the theme for the upcoming anime TV series To Your Eternity, which will be debut on on NHK ETV beginning on April 12, airing every Monday across 20 episodes. (You’ll also be able to watch on Crunchyroll.) The anime is based on the comic series written by Yoshitoki Oima and appears in Weekly Shonen Magazine.
For those who want to tune in, here’s a plot summary: “It, a mysterious immortal being, is sent to the Earth with no emotions nor identity. However, It is able to take the shape of those around that have a strong impetus. At first, It is a sphere. Then, It imitates the form of a rock. As the temperature drops and snow falls atop the moss, It inherits the moss. When an injured, a lone wolf comes limping by and lays down to die, It takes on the form of the animal. Finally, It gains consciousness and begins to traverse the empty tundra until It meets a boy. The boy lives alone in a ghost town, which the adults abandoned long ago in search of the paradise said to exist far beyond the endless sea of white tundra. However, their efforts were for naught, and now the boy is in a critical state. Acquiring the form of the boy, It sets off on a never-ending journey, in search of new experiences, places, and people.”
Interestingly (and somewhat surprisingly, considering all of the media tie-ins in her career), this will be the first time that Hikki provides the main theme for a TV anime series.
I wonder ’bout (REFERENCE) whether she’s familiar with the series, or has any sort of connection to the show – the song title alone is already surely the most panic-inducing ode to blood since Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Warm Blood.”
All this in the works, and a Netflix series still on the way based on her songs? We are on the brink of a full-on Utadaissance.