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It has just been announced that the theme song for the live action movie adaptation of Gintama will be performed by none other than UVERworld, known for their theme songs for popular anime such as Blue Exorcist.
The super-popular manga Gintama by Hideaki Sorachi is currently being serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and has so far sold over 51 million volumes! News of the upcoming live-action movie is proving very popular, and fans expectations don’t stop rising!
After their major debut with ‘D-technolife’ in 2005, UVERworld’s singles and albums have ranked highly in the charts. The lyrics and unique sound of the band are resonating with young people, and their new song ‘Decided’ has been written specially for the movie.
We also have some comments from the songwriter and vocalist TAKUYA∞ regarding the new song.
‘With such an amazing cast and staff lineup, and being based on a manga that’s popular all over the world, this movie became the talk of the town as soon as it was announced. I can’t believe that UVERworld will be providing the theme song for it! I wrote this song with the aim of bringing to life the world of Gintama that is full of laughs, action, and emotions. Please enjoy this movie, and watch the actions of all our favorite samurai right to the very last second.’
Both the theme song and the movie itself are almost complete! The movie will be released in Japanese cinemas on Friday 14 July 2017.
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