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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Oda Kazumasa to sing the theme song for new movie "Sakamichi no Aporon"

Oda Kazumasa will be singing the theme song for new movie "Sakamichi no Aporon" starring Chinen Yuri, Nakagawa Taishi and Komatsu Nana which will be shown in cinemas from 10 March 2018. The movie which is based on the same-titled manga by Kodama Yuki, features Chinen as the lead character Nishimi Kaoru who is a shy 1st-year senior high school student and has to move to Sasebo, Nagasaki to live with his relatives after his father passed away. He meets his classmates Kawabuchi Sentaro (Nakagawa) who is feared by others for appearing to be a scary delinquent and Mukae Ritsuko (Komatsu) who is Sentaro's childhood friend and comes into contact with jazz piano which he grows to love. On the other hand, Kaoru finds himself caught in a love triangle as Ritsuko likes Sentaro who is in turn in love with Fukahori Yurika, a 2nd-year student in the same school.

The theme song "Sakamichi wo nobotte" was specially written by Oda for this movie. He commented that he used to attend junior high and senior high at a school which was located on top of a hill and had to climb up a slope every day for 6 years. As such, when he was writing the song, the memories from that period came back to him as he reminisced about his youth. Oda also expressed admiration for the movie especially the music playing scenes which were very well done. As such, he expressed his joy to be able to deliver the passion and emotions of those who made this movie through his song.

Sources: Eiga.com / Natalie

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