Yamashita Tatsuro to sing the theme song for new movie "Namiya Zakkaten no Kiseki"
Yamashita Tatsuro will be singing the theme song for new movie "Namiya Zakkaten no Kiseki" starring Yamada Ryosuke and Nishida Toshiyuki which will be shown in cinemas from 23 September. The theme song titled "REBORN" will be released on 13 September and is Yamashita's first movie theme song in three years. In the original novel by Higashino Keigo, there is a song with the title "Saisei" (reborn) thus Yamashita was approached to create a song with this theme which will be played during the ending credits roll. Yamashita who had done more than 30 theme songs for dramas and movies to date, commented that this was one of the toughest assignment he received to date and he spent a longer time than usual i.e. 1.5 months just to complete the song before the movie began filming in January this year. The song will be a key element of the story featured when a young man from the past played by Hayashi Kento "hands over" this song to a singer in the present played by Kadowaki Mugi.