New Visual of the Movie 3-gatsu no Lion (c)2017 映画「3月のライオン」製作委員会
The two-part live action movie adaptation of popular manga 3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) is coming to Japanese cinemas later this year and the production firm have revealed the details on the movie’s theme song.
The theme song for Part 1 will be Be Noble by Boku no Lyric no Boyomi. The theme song for Part 2 will be Haru no Uta by Sakura Fujiwara (originally written by Spitz).
According to Boku no Lyric no Boyomi, he was deeply captivated by the forward-looking attitude of the protagonist Rei. He gave the title Be Noble to express Rei’s true strength, who is around the same age as the artist. Fujiwara commented, ‘I’m deeply grateful to have the chance to breath the love I received through the work into Spitz’s wonderful song Haru no Uta that is also said to have influenced the original manga.’
Boku no Lyric no Boyomi
Also, we get to hear two different versions of Be Noble, one in the trailer and one in the movie.
The director Keishi Otomo spoke very highly of both songs, ‘Each of the songs is filled with their remarkable talent. They are really awesome songs that bring out the colors of the movie.’
The original author Umino also gave comments for each of the singers.
– Comment from Umino for Boku no Lyric no Boyomi
‘The lyrics to the song quietly reflect truth.’
– Comment from Umino for Fujiwara
‘Thank you very much for the singing that takes Rei and all the audience to the midst of the memorable spring.’
Additionally, they have released the movie’s poster visual as well as the trailer featuring the theme song.
3-gatsu no Lion is a manga series currently being serialized in Young Animal (Hakusensha) and is about a 17-year-old lonely professional shogi player named Rei Kiriyama who loses his whole family in a traffic accident during his childhood. The story depicts the protagonist’s encounters with various people, including the three Kawamoto sisters, and his personal development through these encounters.
Due to be released in two parts, the live action adaptation will star the young and popular actor Ryunosuke Kamiki.
The first part will be released on March 18th 2017 and the second part will be released on April 22nd.
Ryunosuke Kamiki as Rei Kiriyama from 3-gatsu no Lion
Official Comment from Boku no Lyric no Boyomi
‘I was really moved by the protagonist Rei trying to seek his home through his struggles. After seeing his strong determination to face his difficulties, I came up with this inspiring title Be Noble. I hope this song will further deepen the movie’s aftertaste for everyone during the credits.’
Official Comment from Sakura Fujiwara
‘All the characters from 3-gatsu no Lion are lovable and filled with humanity. As a big fan of the original work, it was just like a dream for me to receive the song offer. I am truly happy to have the chance to breath the love I received through the work into Spitz’s incredible song Haru no Uta that is said to have had inspired to original manga.’
Official Comment from Kaishi Otomo
‘I was really looking forward to finding out how these highly talented young musicians would face the movie and what kind of works they will create. Be Noble and Haru no Uta. Each of these songs are filled with their distinctive creativity and they are really awesome songs that bring out the colors of the movie. I would really like to let everyone hear the songs along with the movie.’
Official Comment from Chika Umino for Boku no Lyric no Boyomi
‘To me, the song gives me an image of a reincarnated boy from the future singing quite calmly. Despite having a cold color tone, it doesn’t show any cynical feelings or uncertainty. The lyrics to the song quietly reflect truth.’
Official Comment from Chika Umino for Sakura Fujiwara
‘Kusano from Spitz sings the song Haru no Uta quite wildly despite its peaceful title. When I heard his powerful singing in the song, the world of 3-gatsu no Lion was born. And now, when I heard the song as sung by Sakura Fujiwara, I pictured a wonderful view of Sumida river brightly reflecting the blue sky on its surface under the spring sunlight. It made me think that Rei and the people surrounding him weren’t the only ones struggling, the girls were also striving and they will continue to take another big step forward from this point. Thank you for the beautiful singing that takes Rei and all the audience to the midst of the memorable spring.’