New EP Album and “Hem -After Party Version-” Released for Akebi’s Sailor Uniform


Milan Records has released a new single and EP from the slice-of-life school anime Akebi’s Sailor Uniform. The new single called “hem -After Party version-” is performed by Japanese composer Utatanekana. They also released a new mini-album titled The Beginning of Setsuna (Hajimari no Setsuna) / Baton EP

Utatanekana’s “hem -After Party version-” is a newly recorded version of the same song sung by Shuka Saitou as the character Miki Fukumoto. It was included as the title track in Saitou’s hem EP, alongside five additional songs covered by the voice actress. 

akebi's sailor uniform opening single cover image

Meanwhile, The Beginning of Setsuna (Hajimari no Setsuna) / Baton EP features the previously-released titular single “The Beginning of Setsuna (Hajimari no Setsuna).” The vocal song is performed by the 16-member voice cast that make up Akebi’s classmates in the show. Also included in the EP are two additional vocal tracks performed by Manatsu Murakami as her character, Komichi Akebi. 

The full EP track list consists of:

  1. 1. The Beginning of Setsuna (Hajimari no Setsuna) – Roubai Academy Middle School Class 1-3
  2. 2. Baton – Komichi Akebi (CV: Manatsu Murakami)
  3. 3. Leave it to the Wind (Kaze ni Makasete) – Komichi Akebi (CV: Manatsu Murakami)

“The Beginning of Setsuna (Hajimari no Setsuna)” is composed by Katsuhiko Sugiyama, who has worked on many music for anime and idol groups like Nogizaka46. The song has reached the number two spot on the iTunes charts and at the top of the Oricon Japanese music charts.

The new EP album for Akebi’s Sailor Uniform and the single “hem -After Party version-” is currently available on all music streaming platforms such as Spotify or Apple Music. 

Source: Press Release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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