"I hope that each sound and word will accompany the story and the heart of the audience."
Sony Music Labels announced today that an Okinawa-born singer-songwriter Anly's new song "Seishun ~Star Wink~" will be featured as the theme song for Natsume Yujin-cho: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha (Natsume Yujin-cho: The Waking Rock and the Strange Visitor), a new anime film based on Yuki Midorikawa's supernatural mystery shoujo manga.
After graduated from a high school in Okinawa, she made her major debut from Sony Records in 2015 when she was 18. She has previously provided the theme songs for Naruto Shippuden (fourth single "Karano Kokoro"), The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments (eighth single "beautiful"), and The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second ("Tranquility" under the unit name SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Anly).
"Seishun ~Star Wink~" is set to be released as her ninth single on January 6, 2021.
Message from Anly:
"'Seishun ~Star Wink~' is a song that I've been treasuring for a long time. Natsume Yujin-cho is a series that is filled with warmth, which let you flow gentle tears. I'm very happy that this song is chosen as its theme song. The invisible bonds and feelings. Precious memories that overlap with ordinary scenery. I wrote how they become a great power in life in the lyrics. I hope that each sound and word will accompany the story and the heart of the audience."
First press limited edition CD jacket:
Time-limited production edition:
Natsume Yujin-cho: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha is based on the manga's two popular yet-animated episodes - "Ishi Okoshi" and "Ayashiki Raihousha." The film is set to be released in 65 theaters in Japan from January 16, 2021, for a limited time.
Source: Sony Music Labels press release
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