Japanese record company King Records and Kanagawa-based entertainment company Kayac have launched a new joint project “Anison Fitness” that offers various workout programs using popular anime songs. The program is supervised by Nobuhiko Eda, an assistant professor at Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, and 46-year-old musician/instructor Gou Takahashi joins as the choreographer. Takahashi is a younger brother of singer Yoko Takahashi, and the first season of the program will use her most famous anime song, “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis/A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” (Neon Genesis Evangelion OP).
A TV program from the project, titled “Anison Fitness A-fit” is set to premiere on Tokyo MX and Sun TV on January 11, 2017. In addition to instructor Takahashi, 23-year-old anime voice actress Yuuki Takada (Rin Kurosawa in Aikatsu!, Aoba Suzukaze in NEW GAME!), Yakko (girl dance unit Q’ulle membr), and 17-year-old CG character Sakura Asahina (voiced by Takada) will join the workout demonstrations.
The five-minute series will complete the full session with “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis” in 12 episodes.
“Anison Fitness” teaser movie
PV for the TV premiere on January 11, 2017
Sakura Asahina visual
Sakura Asahina self-introduction video
Source: “Anison Fitness” official website, press release
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