An almost apocalyptic world, people with psychokinetic powers and some underlying mystery – the upcoming Scarlet Nexus anime has got it all. Now it is about to add some banger alternative rock into the mix.
While the story and the animation are the main focus, there is no denying that the music is also a major part of the experience.
Sometimes music can seem amiss, while that doesn’t take away from the story, but it is definitely a missed opportunity. Fortunately, this isn’t the case here.
The official website for the Scarlet Nexus anime has revealed the opening theme for the series “Red Criminal” by THE ORAL CIGARETTES. The anime is set to debut on 1 July 2021.
[Determined as OP theme song! ]
The new song “Red Criminal”, which will be released digitally on 6/30, will be the opening theme song for the TV anime “SCARLET NEXUS” which will start broadcasting on 7/1!
Continuing from the game version, I will be in charge!
Please enjoy the anime!
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THE ORAL CIGARETTES are well known for their alternative rock music. Most notably, they are famous for their song “Kyouran Hey Kids!”, which served as the opening theme for Noragami Aragoto.
Funimation had previously acquired the rights for the Scarlet Nexus anime.
While many animes have games based on them, there has been a subtle rise in anime based on games. Series like Castlevania and God Eater feel no different from their manga-adapted counterparts. They reached widespread recognition even without their association with their respective games.
Although these had games to base off on, in Scarlet Nexus’s case, the release of the game and the anime is almost simultaneous. It seems like they do not want to spoil the story for either consumer.
Given all that, it doesn’t really matter whether the anime is based on a game, manga, or even a light novel. The plot seems amazing enough to convince most people to put this on their watch list. And now we know that the music is not going to disappoint either!
About Scarlet Nexus
Scarlet Nexus is an upcoming action role-playing game and anime developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The anime series adaptation will be produced by Sunrise and licensed by Funimation outside of Asia. It will premiere on July 1, 2021.
It features a brain punk futuristic world where humans have figured out a way to channel their brain powers in order to keep humanity safe from the hands of other worldly mutants known as Others.
The player will get to experience a new futuristic world while fighting these mutant aliens and also select from two different protagonists: Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall.