It’s been announced that Japanese singer-songwriter Aiymon, born and raised in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, will perform the main theme song Konya Kono Mama for the upcoming Nippon TV drama series Kemono ni Narenai Watashitachi starring Yui Aragaki and Ryuhei Matsuda.
The drama was written by Akiko Nogi (Unnatural, The Full-Time Wife Escapist). It’s a romantic comedy and drama that follows Akira Shinkai (Yui Aragaki) and Kosei Nemoto (Ryuhei Matsuda) who bump into each other through music at a bar.
The theme song was written specifically for this series and will be released on CD on November 14. The single will come in a sleeve case containing a 12-page booklet.
A short video was posted on YouTube directed by Tondabayashi Ran who was worked with Aiymon in the Past. It features new artist photos from Aimyon and offers an early listen of the new song.
Comment: Nobuo Mizuta (Character in the Drama Series)
“I handed the script that Nogi wrote to Aiymon and said to her, ‘First of all, try making the song as you please.’ When the demo tape arrived, I felt admiration to this 23-year-old singer-songwriter’s reading comprehension and her power to fuse it with her own world of music. That voice and the world of those lyrics layered over the guitar in ‘Konya Kono Mama’… Before the real shoot began, all of us, who cannot become beasts*, started moving around ferociously. There are wolf fangs behind that innocent smile of the beautiful Aimyon, a woman of the modern times.”
*Translator’s Note: This refers to the title of the drama series, Kemono ni Narenai Watashitachi (“We Cannot Become Beasts”).
“The drama is about to start soon. I felt a real sense of accomplishment when the song was completed. I’ve been able to write a new kind of song I’ve never done before. In getting to read the script too I saw the personalities and emotions of an irritable guy and girl change as well as their expressions that ooze from their lines. I think those things stimulated all my senses [for writing the song]. Although it’s faithful to the drama I was really give the chance to write and produce the song freely.”
Aimyon will head on tour in November. All shows have sold out including the additional shows in December. Her music videos on YouTube have been viewed over 60 million times. Stay tuned for more news on the singer.