News Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Sings Her 1st Film Theme for Crayon Shin-chan
posted on 2014-03-04 23:52 EST
Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is contributing her new song "Family Party" as the theme song for Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushū no Robo Tō-chan (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Fight! Robo-Dad's Counterattack), this year's Crayon Shin-chan film. Although Kyary Pamyu Pamyu sang the song that the Crayon Shinchan television anime has been using as its opening theme since October 2012, but "Family Party" will be the singer's first theme song for any movie.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a self-described huge Crayon Shin-chan fan who has all of the original manga volumes and catches the anime films as they come out. She said that she was incredibly thrilled to get a chance to sing another theme song for Shin-chan. She added that this heartwarming song with a theme of family is one that everyone will enjoy, from kids to moms and dads.
In the kindergartner "Shin-chan's" 22nd movie, his father goes for a massage to fix his sprained back. However, he returns home as a robot, "with a snort more powerful than an electric fan!" The anime will feature the film series' first "battle of dads."
Narrator: In the year 2014, the "father revolution" breaks out throughout the land. In these troubled times, this man will rise.
Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara: Robo Dad!
Robo Dad: Shinosuke! Let's combine!
Robo Dad: I will protect my family!
Actress Emi Takei (live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Kaoru) will guest star in the film in her first voice-acting role. Takei will play Teruyo Dandanbara, a police woman who causes trouble at the station with her eagerness to become a detective. Entertainment celebrity Crocket will guest-star as Hakase Gamma, a world-famous robotics expert. This is Crocket's second time playing a character in a Shin-chan film.
Wataru Takahashi, a unit director of several previous Crayon Shin-chan films, is helming this new film. Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill) wrote the screenplay.Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushū no Robo Tō-chan will open on April 19, and the CD single for the theme song will go on sale on April 16.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu not only sings for Crayon Shin-chan, but she also played herself in a guest voice role in the television anime last year.
The Oricon posted more photographs from the announcement of the new song.
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