Susan Boyle Sings Welcome to the Space Show Theme

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Britain's Got Talent star offers "Who I Was Born to Be" to anime film from R.O.D./Kamichu! team

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Susan Boyle, the 49-year-old Scottish woman who became globally famous after performing on the televised competition Britain's Got Talent, is contributing her "Who I Was Born to Be" song as the theme of the June anime film Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW.

The anime is the first feature-length film from the R.O.D. Read or Die anime franchise's core team of director Koji Masunari, writer Hideyuki Kurata, and character designer Masashi Ishihama at A-1 Pictures Inc. The three later worked together on the Kamichu! anime series.

The science-fiction family film begins during the summer vacation of fifth grader Natsuki Ōyama, who just moved into the countryside. She and four of her schoolmates embark on an space-spanning adventure that takes them beyond the fields they call home.

Boyle already contributed her cover of Les Misérables stage musical's "I Dreamed a Dream" song for the theme song of Frogman's Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume The Movie 3 ~ wa Eien ni~ gag comedy anime film. However, "Who I Was Born to Be" will be the first original song from Boyle that will be used for a movie's theme song.

Masunari told that he made the film for everyone in the world to see. While he was looking for the appropriate theme song, he came across "Who I Was Born to Be" on Boyle's debut album, I Dreamed a Dream. Boyle agreed to the film team's offer to collaborate.

The film will open in Japan on June 26, after a February screening (without the theme song) at the Berlin International Film Festival and June screenings at the Sydney Film Festival.


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