Scandal, Perfume Perform for Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu Film
posted on by Egan Loo
No less than 12 different musical acts will contribute songs to the soundtrack of Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, the live-action film based on Kanan Minami's shōjo romance manga of the same name. SCANDAL, Perfume, bómi, LGMonkees, Tamurapan, SEKAI NO OWARI, MAY'S, Sayonara Ponytail, back number, Mika Nakashima, Negoto, and 7!! all appear on the soundtrack. (The acts are listed in the order of the film's scenes that feature their songs.)
In particular, Perfume will offer their song "Natural ni Koi Shite," although the other artists are still producing the songs that they will contribute.
The original manga follows Tsubaki, an old-fashioned "Showa-era girl" girl who is indifferent to both romance and fashion, even though she loves giving other people adorable hairstyles. On the first day of high school, she happened to sit next to Kyōta, a mean-spirited "modern" boy who teases her. In retaliation, she spontaneously pulls out scissors and cuts off his long tresses of hair. Thus begins the long love-hate relationship between Tsubaki and Kyōta.
Takeshi Furusawa (Ghost Train, Another) is directing the star Emi Takei (live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Kaoru, Ai to Makoto's Ai) as Tsubaki Hibino opposite Tori Matsuzaka (We Can't Change the World. But, We Wanna Build a School in Cambodia, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, .hack//The Movie). The film will open throughout Japan on December 8.
Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu began serializing in Sho-Comi in January 2008, and it just ended last November. The manga's 14 compiled book volumes have sold over eight million copies. The manga already inspired two anime DVDs.