Rock Band Kana-Boon Performs Boruto -Naruto the Movie- Theme Song
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The rock band KANA-BOON will contribute their "Diver" song as the theme for Boruto -Naruto the Movie-. It is their first theme for a film.
The members of the band are huge fans of the original Naruto manga, and they already contributed their "Silhouette" single as the opening theme of the Naruto Shippūden television anime last October. Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of the original manga and the chief production supervisor of the upcoming film, was impressed with "Silhouette" and insisted on appointing the band for the film's theme.
Kishimoto vouched for the song: "It is an amazing song that many people can feel for. When this song plays during the ending, even I'd be definitely crying."
"Diver" is a rock tune that invokes the nuance of taking a new step forward. The band's 25-year-old vocalist and guitarist Maguro Taniguchi wrote the song's music and lyrics. He said that he loves Naruto, so he was genuinely thrilled with this opportunity. "I can't write a song beyond this!"
The Nikkan Sports newspaper offers a tongue-in-cheek quote from the film's titular character Boruto: "When I think 'Maguro' [tuna], I only think of something delicious, so I was amazed that a 'Maguro' created such an awesome song!"
Taniguchi, 24-year-old guitarist Hayato Koga, 24-year-old bassist Yūma Meshida, and 24-year-old drummer Takahiro Koizumi formed the band in 2008. They began performing in small venues in Osaka's Sakai City. While they were still an indie band, their single "Naimononedari" became a hit. They made their debut on a major label with their single "Shōshahissui no Kotowari, Okotowari" in September 2013. In the following month, their first album Doppel debuted at #3 on the Oricon ranking chart. Their single last month, "Nandemo Nedari," became the theme song for Shiseido's "Anessa" commercial starring model Jun Hasegawa.
Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine gives a tagline for the film, "The curtain rises on the legend that will surpass all!!" The magazine describes the story of the new film as follows (Note: the below summary contains spoilers for those who have not finished reading the manga):
Boruto is the son of the seventh Hokage Naruto who completely rejects his father. Behind this, he has feelings of wanting to surpass Naruto, who is respected as a hero. He ends up meeting his father's friend Sasuke, and requests to become... his apprentice!? The curtain rises on the story of the new generation written by Masashi Kishimoto!
Yuko Sanpei is playing Boruto (pictured top left in image below) and Kokoro Kikuchi is playing Sarada (pictured top right). Junko Takeuchi is returning to play Naruto Uzumaki, and Noriaki Sugiyama is returning to play Sasuke Uchiha.
Original Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is credited with the original story, script, and character designs, as well as the chief production supervisor, for the film. Hiroyuki Yamashita (Naruto Shippūden episode director, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie animation director) is directing the film, and Ukyō Kodachi (Chaos Dragon, Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road) is collaborating with Kishimoto on the script.
The film will open in Japanese theaters on August 7, and tickets will go on sale on June 27. Theatergoers will be able to choose one of two fans designed by Masashi Kishimoto as a special gift. The "Uzumaki Version" will feature Naruto and Boruto and the "Uchiha Version" will feature Sasuke and Sarada. The fans are limited to 100 thousand units.
Source: Nikkan Sports