JAM Project will perform the opening theme song for the second season of the Muv-Luv Alternative anime. The five-singer group will collaborate with Minami Kuribayashi to perform “Akatsuki wo Ute” (Shoot the Dawn). The group first made the announcement on its official website.
The announcement also revealed a single CD for “Akatsuki wo Ute” that will go on sale on November 2, 2022. The disc will include another song by JAM Project titled “Can never go home,” as well as instrumental versions of both songs.
Meanwhile, V.W.P (Virtual Witch Phenomenon), the group behind the first season’s opening theme, “Rinne” (Reincarnation), will also return to perform the second season’s ending theme, “Saikai” (Reunion).
Avex Pictures has also uploaded the second trailer for the Muv-Luv Alternative anime’s season 2. People can listen to a sneak peek of both “Akatsuki wo Ute” and “Saikai” by watching the trailer.
The new opening theme’s singer composition also makes a callback to the original Muv-Luv Alternative visual novel, which was released in February 2006. Four out of five members of JAM Project performed “Asu e no Houkou” (Roar towards the Future) as the opening theme, while Minami Kuribayashi performed the eponymous ending theme, “Muv-Luv.” “Asu e no Houkou” is also available to listen to on the global PC Steam release of the visual novel.
JAM Project also has a longer history with the visual novel’s re-releases. The group’s fifth member, Masami Okui, would later join the completed group in performing “Name ~Kimi no Na wa~” for the all-ages version released in September 2006. The group also provided another song, “Metamorphose,” for the Xbox 360 release in October 2011.
The second season of the Muv-Luv Alternative anime will begin airing on October 5, 2022. The single CD for JAM Project and Minami Kuribayashi’s opening theme song “Akatsuki wo Ute” will be available on November 2, 2022.