SCANDAL to sing the theme song for Tsutsumi Shinichi’s new movie
It was announced that 4-member girl band SCANDAL will provide the theme song to the upcoming movie “Ore wa Mada Honki Dashitenai Dake” which stars Tsutsumi Shinichi. The theme song titled “Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne” is said to be a straight rock number, and it’s a love song which everyone can relate to.
The director of the movie Fukuda Yuichi commented on why he chose SCANDAL for the theme song: “Since many of my works are silly, I would want to purify it with cheerful female voices during the ending. As the silliness of this movie is more for adults, I needed even more cheerful voices than usual. I thought ‘it should be SCANDAL this time!’ They made the theme song after watching the movie, so it became a song that encourages the protagonist ‘Shizuo’. It can also push you back up when you feel little down.”
The movie is a live-action movie adaptation of Aono Shunju’s popular manga which made it on the ‘Kono Manga ga Sugoi!’ ranking in 2009, and more than 20 companies are said to have sent Aono offers regarding a live-action adaptation. The story follows a daily life of a failed father named “Oguro Shizuo” (played by Tsutsumi Shinichi) and his family. Shizuo suddenly quits his job at age 41, to find his true self, but he spends all his time playing soccer games. One day, he randomly decides to become a manga artist.
The vocalist HARUNA also left a comment, saying, “Though the protagonist is a middle-aged man, the movie can encourage anyone regardless of your age or sex. Therefore, we made the song without sticking too much to the theme of the movie. The new song became such a ’serious’ song that shows our spirits.”
You can check out the preview of the song here!
“Ore wa Mada Honki Dashitenai Dake” will open in theaters on June 15th, and SCANDAL’s new single “Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne” is set for release on May 22nd.
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