ANISONG STARS Winner Akane Kumada Ready to Enjoy Summer with Her New Song "Summer Jump YYYY!"

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20-year-old singer/voice actress Akane Kumada plans to release new digital singles for five consecutive months from August to December of this year. Lantis' official YouTube channel has posted a teaser video for its first song "Summer Jump YYYY!" to be digitally available on August 21. The clip includes various behind-the-scenes footage, such as song recording and photo sessions.

 

Kumada was the Grand Prix winner of the "ANISONG STARS" audition in 2017, which was held when she was 17. "Summer Jump YYYY!" is written and composed/arranged by two judges of the audition, Aki Hata and TAKE (FLOW). Hata, best known for her lyrics writing works for the Love Live! franchise, also worked on Kumada's previous digital single song "Start up *DREAM*" released in April 2020.

 

As an anime voice actress, she has voiced Ellen in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018), Izumi Shibusawa in Chidori RSC (2019-2020), and Ichiko Oda in Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (2020).

 

 

"Summer Jump YYYY!" teaser video:

 

Digital single jacket:

 

 

Release schedule:

 

1. "Summer Jump YYYY!" - August 21, 2020 

2. "TBA" - September 18, 2020

3. "TBA" - October 16, 2020

4. "TBA" November 20, 2020

5. "TBA" December 18, 2020

 


 

 

"Sunny Sunny GIrl◎" MV (1st single/January 29, 2020 release/Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga OP)

 

 

"Start up *DREAM*" MV (April 24, 2020 digital release):

 


 

Source: Lantis official YouTube channel

 

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