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Yes, we have new opening theme music. It's by Borrtex. The old music was a bit sleepy so the aim was to get something that made you more pumped for the mega audio excellence ahead!
Also, it appears as though I slightly mis-pronounced the Japanese Work "Ikigai" in this. Blame my dyslexia.