BUMP OF CHICKEN will release a double A-side single titled "Hello,world! / Colony" on April 22.
"Hello,world!" was written as the opening theme for TV anime 'Kekkai Sensen' which will premiere on MBS, TOKYO MX, and BS11 in April. Regarding their collaboration with the anime, the members commented, "We feel very happy to receive the offer to provide the theme song for the anime adaptation of manga 'Kekkai Sensen', which all the members enjoy reading, and also have this opportunity to work with director Matsumoto Rie. The trailer itself looks really cool, so we're eagerly waiting for the actual anime."
Meanwhile, "Colony" will be used as the theme song for the movie 'Kiseijuu Kanketsu-hen' that's slated to drop in theaters nationwide on April 25. This is the sequel to the 'Kiseijuu' movie that was released last year which BUMP OF CHICKEN also provided the theme song for.
The single will be released in 3 different versions: Limited Edition, Complete Production Edition, and Regular Edition. The First Press Editions will enclose an entry ticket to win tickets to the band's album release concert.
"Colony" Studio Live Footage
[Complete Production Edition]
"Hello,world!" Studio Live Footage