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Friday, August 26, 2016

Mr.Children to sing the theme song for NHK morning drama "Beppin-san"

Mr.Children will be singing the theme song for NHK's new morning drama "Beppin-san" which will begin its run from 3 October. The song titled "Hikari no Atorie" is written by Sakurai Kazutoshi who hoped that the song of hope will be one which fits closely with the drama.

"Beppin-san" which is the 95th morning drama to date, features Yoshine Kyoko in the role of the heroine Bandou Sumire who was born into a rich family and loves embroidery and sewing. During the war, she gets married and pregnant but has to give birth to her daughter while her husband is in the military. Due to the air raids, she loses her home and assets. While waiting for her husband whose fate is unknown, Sumire meets various people which eventually leads her to use her sewing skills to set up a business of making clothes for children.

The producer Horinouchi Reijiro revealed that they had approached Mr.Children to sing the theme song for this drama and that they had agreed to it quickly. It took a few months before the song was written. Horinouchi praised the song for being one which will be able to bring sunshine to everyone and looks forward to the chemistry arising from the collaboration of the theme song and the drama.

Sources: Sponichi / Oricon

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