In what must’ve been an insane budget for music and soundtrack, the staff of “Sword Art Online: Alicization” have announced that the opening and ending theme for the highly anticipated third series will be by Japanese rock heroine LiSA and recently returned songstress Eir Aoi, respectively.

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LiSA’s track “ADAMAS” will be the opening theme, and continues the rock star’s long association with the popular multimedia franchise. Meanwhile, Eir Aoi’s fifteenth single “Iris” has been selected as the ending theme, and will see a Japanese street date of 24th October 2018. “Sword Art Online: Alicization” itself will premier in October 2018.


LiSA is the only singer of her kind to headline both anime and mainstream music festivals — having instantly sold out legendary venues such as Nippon Budoukan and Saitama Super Arena, and successfully performed in the US, Latin America, China, and South East Asia. LiSA recently released two best albums back to back last 9th May 2018; both albums, “LiSA BEST -Way-” and “LiSA BEST -Day-“, have topped the Japanese Oricon Charts at #1 and #2!


After taking an extended hiatus to recover her health, Eir Aoi is finally back! Fresh from her recent concert at the Nippon Budoukan dubbed “Eir Aoi Special Live 2018 ~RE BLUE~” just yesterday — 16th August 2018, her latest single “Ryusei” was also selected as the OP of the “Sword Art Online” spin-off “Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online”.