And you thought there is Never a girl online?, also known as Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja nai to Omotta?, is an anime about a high school guy who had a bad experience when he confessed his feelings for a girl online only to find out that the girl was really a guy. The show will be airing on April 7 in the 2016 Spring anime season. To ramp up for that release, the animation production studio Project No.9 has released a promotional video that features the anime’s opening theme, a song titled “1st Love Story” by Luce Twinkle Wink☆. The promotional video, including the opening theme, can be seen below:
Based on the video’s contents, Luce Twinkle Wink☆, comes across as a seiyuu group formed solely for the purpose of performing the theme song for And you thought there is Never a girl online?. It’s a cutesy J-pop idol song with plenty of energy thrown in and even if it’s not going to leave a lasting mark, it fits in with the show’s idiom.
The ending theme gets a bit of a bump from Yoshino Nanjou, who performs the song “Zero Ichi Kiseki” (Zero One Miracle). No preview has been released, so we won’t get to see what that’s like. However, Nanjou’s credentials as a singer are pretty solid. Her first singing role was on Soul Link The Animation, where she performed “Amenochi Hare”. On top of that, she’s also written the lyrics for the group fripside of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun fame and sang as the character Eli Ayase who is the student council President and performs in the school idol group μ’s from the Love Live anime. I’ve generally enjoyed her voice on the Love Live songs (since that’s her work in which I’m most familiar), even if I don’t necessarily enjoy the melodies themselves, so I’m curious to see how she’ll do here. For those looking for the single, it’ll be shipped out on May 25, 2016.