Stereopony Girl Band's Members to Be Animated in Movie
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The three members of the all-girl band Stereopony will be animated to promote their fourth, as-yet-untitled single, which will ship at the end of August. The members have also announced on their official website on Monday that this new song will be the theme song of the new animated Yatterman science-fiction comedy film, which will open in Japan on August 22. The footage with Stereopony will feature the Yatterman team as costars.
Stereopony had only just made its debut on a major label in November, and the band's first album, A hydrangea blooms (pictured at right), will ship on June 17. However, YTV content producer Tomoyuki Satō had been a big fan since before the band's debut. Stereopony had previously performed theme songs for Bleach and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season.
The original Yatterman television series premiered in 1977, and it spawned the first Yatterman anime film that same year. A new Yatterman televison series began running in Japan last year. Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Ichi the Killer, MPD Psycho) cemented his newfound mainstream film success by directing a live-action Yatterman film with Arashi singer/actor Sho Sakurai (Honey and Clover).
Source: Sports Hochi