Susan Boyle Sings Welcome to the Space Show Theme
posted on 2010-05-25 17:56 EDT by Egan Loo
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 Oyama, 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 ~http://takanotsume.jp 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 Eiga.com 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.