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Yuzu Performs Live-Action Silver Spoon Film's Theme Song

posted on by Egan Loo
Duo's Kōji Iwasawa writes song for film based on agricultural school manga by FMA's Arakawa

Japanese musical duo YUZU will contribute their new song "Hidamari" as the theme song for the live-action film of Hiromu Arakawa's agricultural school manga Silver Spoon. YUZU member Kōji Iwasawa wrote and composed this song specifically for the film this past summer, after reading the original manga and the film's outline. The light acoustic sound evokes the image of the vast Hokkaido meadows, while the lyrics reflects the trials and dreams of adolescence, as well as bliss. YUZU also contributed songs to the Hunter × Hunter anime and Doraemon.

The original manga follows Yūgo Hachiken and his classmates at an agricultural high school in Hokkaido. Many of Hachiken's classmates are from farming families, but Hachiken is from the city and is not used to farm life.

The narrator proclaims in this teaser trailer that the original hit manga has over 12 million copies in circulation. "The film has [mooo] no flashy action … [mooo] no heartwarming love story … It does have … dairy farming? A fresh new entertainment never before seen by anyone!"

Sexy Zone band member Kento Nakajima plays the main charcter Yūgo Hachiken and mutters to himself in the teaser "I wanna quit this school." The teaser ends with fellow student Aki Mikage (35-sai no Kokosei and Zekkyō Gakkyū's Alice Hirose) looking at Yūgo's chicken and cheerfully remarking, "He looks really tasty!"

The film will open in Japan on March 7, 2014.

Arakawa created Fullmetal Alchemist before penning this manga. The manga won last year's Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) award, last year's Booklog award, and this year's Shogakukan Manga Awards in the boys' category. The manga is currently running in Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine and Shogakukan published the ninth compiled volume in October.

The anime adaptation of the manga aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina late-night programming block this past summer. Aniplex USA licensed the series for home video, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Source: Natalie

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