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Bump of Chicken to Perform Last Live-Action Parasyte Film's Ending Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
CD single also includes Blood Blockade Battlefront theme

The official website for the band BUMP OF CHICKEN announced on Tuesday that they will perform the ending theme "Colony" for the second and last live-action film of Hitoshi Iwaaki's Parasyte (Kiseiju) science-fiction horror manga.

BUMP OF CHICKEN also performed "Parade," the ending theme to the first Parasyte movie.

The group will release a double A-side CD single which will include both "Colony" and the Blood Blockade Battlefront TV anime's opening theme, "Hello, world!", on April 22. The soundtrack by Naoki Sato (Assassination Classroom, Blood-C, Eureka Seven, live-action Rurouni Kenshin, Sword of the Stranger, Precure franchise) for both live-action films will also debut on that day.

Shota Sometani (live-action xxxHOLiC, All Esper dayo!) stars in the films as Shinichi Izumi, Eri Fukatsu (Onnanoko Monogatari) plays Ryōko Tamiya, and Ai Hashimoto (Blood-C: The Last Dark, live-action Another, Sadako 3D) plays Satomi Murano. The cast also features Tadanobu Asano as Gotō, Masahiro Higashide as Hideo Shimada, Miko Yoki as Nobuko Izumi, Jun Kunimura as Hirama, Kazuki Kitamura as Takeshi Hirokawa, Hirofumi Arai as Uragami, Pierre Taki as Miki, and Nao Omori as Kuramori. Sadao Abe also stars as the voice of Migi.

Takashi Yamazaki (live-action Space Battleship Yamato, Always: Sunset on Third Street) is directing the films. Ryūta Kosawa (Always Sunset on Third Street, Shōnen H) is writing the films' scripts. The first film is opened in Japan on November 29, and the second film will open in April 25.

Text: The grand, shocking entertainment that was number one in audience attendance is finally completed!
Narrator: Parasitic creatures that live and feed off of people. Shinichi Izumi, a high school student whose right hand was taken over.
Migi: Just call me Migi!
Narrator: And Migi, the parasite who took over his right hand.
Migi: My comrades are just eating! Don't you think that's it's too modest just to eat up only humankind?
Shinichi: I think our sets of morals are way too different...
Text: The war with the parasites that keep appearing...
Migi: If you attack this human, I will kill you!
Teacher: It's so interesting that you're co-existing with the human.
Shinichi: Mom, I'll cut you free now, OK?
Captain: We will now enter the first phase of the parasite-extermination plan! Be on alert!
Man: Eat and kill the entire race.
Text: Human race vs Parasites
Text: Which race will survive?
Captain: They're here!
Shinichi: He's looking for me!
Woman: So let's run!
Man: What's rotting out the Earth itself is the parasites!
Shinichi: There's something I want to protect...
Text: Can he protect the person he loves?
Migi: Sacrificing oneself to save a lot of lives...
Woman: It's a healthy child that smiles a lot...
Text: Everything heads to the shocking and touching conclusion...
Migi: Shinichi, thank you for everything up until now.
Teacher: This is goodbye.
Man: This is the end.
Narrator: Parasyte: The Final Act
Migi: I'm glad I didn't steal your brain... when I met you.

The Parasyte manga also received a television anime adaptation which premiered on NTV last October. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie


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