Anime composer Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) has worked with movie director Shunji Iwai (All About Lily Chou-Chou, Alice & Hana) on an NHK-published music video to support reconstruction from the March 2011, earthquake.
Both creators are from the affected Miyagi prefecture. Singing for this piece are 33 (and counting) singers, actors, actresses, and sports figures who come from Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima.
Release Title: NHK “Ashita e” Higashi Nihon Daishinsai Fukko Shien Song Hana wa Saku [with DVD, Limited Edition]
Release Date: May 23, 2012
Price: Y1429 (Y1500 Tax incl.) [approx. USD $17.1]
Purchase from CDJapan.
1. Hana wa Saku (Sang by the Hana wa Saku Project)
2. Hana wa Saku (Sang by AKB48′s Karen Iwata)
3. Hana wa Saku (Sang by Members from The Little Singers of Tokyo)
4. Hana wa Saku (Instrumental)
DVD First Press Bonus:
1. Hana wa Saku (Original Full Version)
2. Hana wa Saku with AKB48′s Karen Iwata singing
3. Photos and Videos of “Hana wa Saku”