Much like the single for the third FMA ending theme (released 09-11-11), its PV has been out for quite a while now. I had seen it several weeks ago after Omni pointed it out to me, but posting about it kind of slipped my mind until now. As such, I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you have already come across it, so this is more for those who haven’t or would simply like to hear me out. (We have readers like that right…? >_>)
Titled “Tsunaida Te” 「つないだ手」 (Held/Connected Hands), the song is performed by a relatively new female duo that debuted last year under DefSTAR Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. Featuring MIE as the vocals and AILA as the rap, Lil’B is actually short for “Little Betrayal”, a name that’s supposed to mean they’re “a playful and mischievous surprise in the world”. Hidden group name meanings aside, the PV doesn’t feature MIE nor AILA as it’s one of those scenario-type music videos. Instead, it stars the cute fashion model/actress Sasaki Nozomi. While this could easily become a full-blown discussion about Nozomi, I’ll stop myself there with the “cute” remark and let you comment on that regard. Anyway, unlike supercell’s Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari PV, this one is pretty easy to follow, which saves me from having to summarize it in some way. As for the song itself, I originally didn’t think much of it when I heard it back in episode 27 and still sort of prefer Fukuhara Miho’s “LET IT OUT”, but it makes for a good solemn song in comparison.