R&B Duo Chemistry Provides Sanrio's Christmas Song
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The R&B duo Chemistry is providing its new song "Eternal Smile" as Sanrio's Christmas theme song this year. "Eternal Smile" will be a sequel song to the duo's previous winter ballad "My Gift to You," which Chemistry released in December 2002.
Sanrio will broadcast a commercial (which can be viewed below) for its Christmas line featuring the song from November 25-December 25. The commercial will also be broadcast in approximately 200 Sanrio stores across Japan. Those who purchase more than 525 yen (US$6.81) worth of merchandise between November 25 and December 2 at a Sanrio store in Japan will receive an access card to download "Eternal Smile" for free. Chemistry will officially release its "Eternal Smile" single on November 30.
Chemistry performed several theme songs for anime, including "Period” for the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood television series and “merry-go-round” for the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn original video anime series. Other contributions include Astro Boy's "Now or Never" (with m-flo), Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny's "Wings Of Words," Toward the Terra's "This Night," and Antique Bakery's "Life goes on~side K~" and "Life goes on~side D~." Yoshikuni Dōchin and Kaname Kawabata debuted as Chemistry in 2001 with three consecutive #1 singles ("Pieces of a Dream," "Point of No Return," "You Go Your Way"); the two celebrated their 10th anniversary earlier this year with the album Chemistry 2001-2011.