Pop Group Perfume's Documentary Film to Open in U.S. & Japan on Same Day
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Japanese pop group Perfume announced on Monday that their documentary film WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT will open in both the United States and Japan on the same day, October 31. Distribution company Live Viewing Japan will distribute the film in the United States.
After its U.S. opening, the movie will also open in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Mexico on as-yet unspecified dates. There are also plans to release the film in South America and Europe.
The film will also play in this year's Tokyo International Film Festival as part of its Panorama Section. Perfume will appear at the film festival during an opening-day red carpet event on October 22. The Tokyo International Film Festival will run from October 22 to 31.
The official website also began streaming a trailer for the documentary on Monday. The trailer previews the group's upcoming October 28 single "Star Train," which serves as the theme song for the film.
Perfume is a technopop group that formed in 2000, and consists of the members Yuka Kashino (Kashiyuka), Ayaka Nishikawa (A~chan), and Ayano Ōmoto (Nocchi). The group released their latest album, Level3," in October 2013 and debuted in the number one spot in the Oricon's weekly album ranking chart in the week it was released, and sold 165,748 copies in its first week. They provided the theme song "Mirai no Museum" (Museum of the Future) for the 2013 Doraemon film, Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dōgu Museum. They also provided the ending theme song "Hurly Burly" to Hiroyasu Ishida's "Fastening Days" anime short.
Taketoshi Sawatari is producing the documentary from footage shot during the group's "WORLD TOUR 3rd" tour, where the group performed in Taiwan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the group's first concerts in the United States. The documentary will include footage from the group's performance in SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas in March. It will also include interviews with each member of the group.
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