Seikima II Performs Ring/Ju-on Crossover Film's Theme Song
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Kadokawa streamed a video on Wednesday to reveal that the heavy metal band Seikima II created a new song called "Noroi no Shananana" (Curse's Shananana) as the theme for the upcoming Sadako vs. Kayako horror film. In the video, Seikima II's vocalist and band leader Demon Kakka proclaims that a "demon world and spirit world" summit will take place in June to settle the differences between Sadako and Kayako from The Ring and Ju-on franchises.
The single is slated for release on June 15.
The band recently wrapped up its 30th anniversary tour last February, where they announced that they will perform the theme songs to the Terraformars Revenge anime as the group's first single in 17 years.
The band's name is pronounced "seikimatsu," which means "end of the century." The group debuted in 1985 and released their first hit single in 1986. The group "disbanded" in 1999 but has performed several limited revival concerts. The group inspired an original video animation, Seikima II Humane Society - Jinruiai ni Michita Shakai, in 1992.
The Sadako vs. Kayako horror film opens in Japan on June 18.
The previously announced cast includes:
Mizuki Yamamoto as Yūri Kurahashi, a girl caught between Sadako and Kayako.
Tina Tamashiro as Suzuka Takagi, a girl who carries Kayako's curse after exploring the abandoned house
(From left to right)
- Masahiro Kōmoto as Shinichi Morishige, a university professor investigating the cursed video
- Aimi Satsukawa as Natsumi, who sees the cursed video together with Yūri
- Masanobu Andō as Keizō, a spirit medium
- Misato Tanaka as Fumiko Takagi, Suzuka's mother
The film brings together the iconic horror film characters Sadako from Kadokawa's Ring franchise and Kayako from NBCUniversal's Ju-on franchise. Kōji Shiraishi (The Curse, A Record of Sweet Murder) is directing the film.
The latest film in the Ju-on series, Ju-on: The Final, opened in Japan last June. The film was marketed as the "final" film in the series. The first film in the series received a Hollywood remake in 2004, and had two sequel films. Sam Raimi is producing a planned reboot of the films.
The Ring horror film franchise is based on Koji Suzuki's novel of the same name. The franchise has received five films, as well as the two Sadako 3D films. The first film received a Hollywood remake in 2002, and had two sequels. A new Hollywood film titled Rings is in production, and will open on April 1.
Source: Music Natalie