BAND-MAID has scheduled its single Sense for an October 27 release, in conjunction, it will serve as the opening theme song for the psychological and supernatural anime Platinum End. A highly anticipated anime whose original source material is based on the two forces behind the popular series Death Note: writer Tsugumi Ohba, and illustrator Takeshi Obata.
Although the “TV Size Ver.” is naturally short in length, it contains a lot of melodic layers to unpack.
Starting with a powerful orchestral crescendo of strings, percussion, and choir. As this operatic prelude peaks, BAND-MAID’s rhythm section powers up an epic hard rock ballad and lifts off with Saki’s voice belting out a mighty chorus.
Indeed, this tune should please both their fans and viewers when the anime series debuts in October. Perhaps past experience has shaped the composition as this is their third anime theme after Different, the opening theme for Log Horizon; and glory, the ending theme on Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.
About Platinum End
“I will give you the hope to live.”
Kakehashi Mirai lost his parents in an accident and lived in misery with the relatives who took him in. Having lost hope in everything, he jumped off the roof of a building on the day of his middle school graduation. But then he met an angel… (Crunchyroll)
For now, Sense can be ordered from the links below. Plus, for overseas fans who pre-order, there is a limited-time exclusive bonus, a BAND-MAID artwork “Type C” printed on an A4 size clear file folder.
Finally, while waiting for the new song, see BAND-MAID’s cameo appearance in the Netflix film Kate with Miyavi and Mary Elizabeth Winstead on September 10.
Update 2021-09-14: More details on the single Sense have been unveiled, including cover artwork, tracklisting, and order details. The album listings below have been updated to reflect this.