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Maaya Sakamoto Returns to Perform Theme Song for 4th Tamayura Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Part 4: Morning -Tomorrow- opens on February 20

The staff of the third film in the four-part Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin (Tamayura: Graduation Photos) film series revealed at a stage greeting event on Saturday that Maaya Sakamoto will return to perform the fourth and final film's theme song, "Sotsugyō Shashin" (Graduation Photos).

The fourth film, Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin Dai-4-bu Asa -Ashita- (Tamayura: Graduation Photos Part 4: Morning -Tomorrow-), will open in Japan on February 20.

The third film in the series, Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin Dai-3-bu -Akogare- (Tamayura: Graduation Photos Part 3: Adoration, poster pictured at right), opened in Japan on Saturday. Maaya Sakamoto also performed the theme song "Korekara" (From Here On) for the film.

The first film, Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin Dai-1-bu -Kizashi- (Tamayura: Graduation Photos Part 1: Sprout), opened on April 4, and the second film opened on August 29. The four films collectively have the title Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin (Tamayura: Graduation Photos).

The story of the first film is set in the spring, when Fū, Kaoru, Norie, and Maon get promoted to third-year high school students, while Kanae has graduated. Two kōhai (students younger than the original characters) join the photography club. Even though they bring in new friends, their lively daily life remains unchanged. Yet, the four third-year students are slowly thinking about their own future dreams and paths as they face graduation in about a year. Aya Uchida and Mayu Iizuka play the kōhai.

After all four films open in Japan, the staff will hold Tamayura "graduation ceremonies" in the spring of 2016. There will be two locations for the ceremonies in Tokyo's Kanta area and Takehara City in Hiroshima Prefecture, the setting of the anime. The four Blu-ray Discs sold at participating theaters will bundle entry forms for advance tickets to the graduation ceremonies.

The Tamayura anime project with an original concept by Junichi Satō premiered in 2010 with a series of original video animation (OVA) volumes. The project then spawned a television anime series titled Tamayura - Hitotose in 2011, with a second season titled Tamayura - More Aggressive airing in 2013.

Source: MoCa News

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