Maaya Sakamoto performs Fire Hunter S2’s ED Theme

Maaya Sakamoto the famous voice actress and singer, has announced the release of her latest single, “Dakishimete” (“hug” or “embrace”). This song serves as the ending theme for the second season of The Fire Hunter anime, which will be available for streaming starting January 14. This will be Maaya Sakamoto’s second collaboration with The Fire Hunter, following her previous ending theme, “Mada Tooku ni Iru.”

“Dakishimete” was written by Senri Oe, a renowned singer-songwriter who was active during the 80s and 90s and is currently a jazz pianist based in New York. This single will be the first time she’s collaborated with Maaya Sakamoto. Her composition for “Dakishimete” yields a gentle ballad that beautifully complements the intense narrative of the anime, creating a resonant musical piece that fits well with Maaya Sakamoto’s soothing vocals.

In describing this single, Maaya Sakamoto has noted that the ending theme of the first season, “Mada Tooku ni Iru,” was a powerful song to encourage the characters. However, this song is completely different, featuring a gentle melody.

Additionally, a second promotional video featuring the song has been unveiled, along with new artist and jacket photos. You can also preview the music below.

About the Fire Hunter Anime

The Fire Hunter anime is based on a fantasy novel by Rieko Hinata. Set in a world where humanity has lost fire after an apocalyptic Last War, the story depicts the lives of the 11-year-old girl Touko and the 15-year-old boy Koushi as they face numerous challenges and struggle to survive. As in the first season, the director is Junji Nishimura, known for works such as Samurai Deeper Kyo and Kyo Kara Maoh!, while the composition and script are handled by Mamoru Oshii, known for works like Ghost in the Shell and The Sky Crawlers. Additionally, Maaya Sakamoto plays a crucial role in the series as the character Akira.

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