‘Sayonara Kuchibiru’ Film Trailer Released Featuring Insert Song ‘Tachimachi Arashi’ & Recording Footage

24.May.2019 | MOVIE / MUSIC

Sayonara Kuchibiru (“Goodbye Lips”) is an upcoming Japanese film starring co-leads Nana Komatsu and Mugi Kadowaki along with Ryo Narita. The musical movie is set to hit Japanese theatres on May 31, 2019.

 

The film follows the story of Reo (Nana Komatsu) and Haru (Mugi Kadowaki) who form the popular guitar duo HaruReo. A special new trailer produced by lute has been released which features the film’s insert song Tachimachi Arashi written and composed by Aimyon as well as footage of the film being shot.

 

‘Sayonara Kuchibiru’ Insert Song ‘Tachimachi Arashi’ Special Video / GAGA Official YouTube

lute launched their company in 2016. Since then they have worked with artists and musicians to produce music videos and live footage videos for them on YouTube. They also launched the first Instagram Stories media in Japan in August 2017.

 

The video contains behind-the-scenes footage of the lead actresses who have learned to play guitar for the film in which they are to perform 3 songs. This also marks the first time ever in her career that Nana Komatsu will sing. At first thought, it might sound like a rough time having to learn how to sing and play three full songs in such a short period, but the video shows otherwise: we see them having fun in the studio and practicing together during shooting breaks.

We also get to see new cuts from the film that we have not seen before. We see the fruits of their training carried out across several months and how masterfully they have learned to play the guitar in an emotional live scene. There are also scenes of Shima, the third important character of the film who causes a complicated love triangle with the two main characters, and the road to the duo’s final tour before they break up. HaruReo’s incredible vocals too are heart-stirring.

 

Sayonara Kuchibiru will hit Japanese cinemas on May 31, 2019.

 

© 2019 “Sayonara Kuchibiru” Production Committee

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    The film follows the story of Reo (Nana Komatsu) and Haru (Mugi Kadowaki) who form the popular guitar duo HaruReo. The film is directed and written by Akihiko Shiota (Harmful InsectDororo) and features big names in the music industry including Japanese singer-songwriter Motohiro Hata who produced the film’s main theme Sayonara Kuchibiru and Aimyon who composed and wrote the lyrics for the insert songs Dare ni Datte Wake ga Aru and Tachimachi Arashi.

    While hype surrounding Komatsu and Kadowaki putting their real voices and music performances to the movie surges, it has been announced that HaruReo are to make their real-life major debut with the release of their Sayonara Kuchibiru EP on May 22.

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    Regarding the music Hata commented, “I will be overjoyed if lots of people enjoy the song alongside the film.” Aimyon also commented, “Thank you for singing these songs. Congratulations on your debut.”

    The EP’s cover photo was taken by Japanese photographer Kotori Kawashima, a name in high demand across various industries known for working with popular voice actors and artists on their photo collections. The cover features both Haru and Reo sat facing each other with natural expressions.

     

    The music video for the film’s main theme Sayonara Kuchibiru has also been released. It can be viewed on HaruReo’s official website which just opened today.

     

    The video was directed by Tomokazu Yamada who is known for having directed such hit works as Kenshi Yonezu’s Lemon and Aimyon’s Marigold. The song itself is a medium ballad which Hata wrote while reading the film’s script and thinking about both Haru and Reo. It talks about separation and the hope that lies in the future beyond it. The music video reflects that theme splendidly by focusing on three people spending their last time together. It reflects the pure innocence of the three main characters of the film: Reo, Haru and Shima.

     

    Yamada also shot a new artist photo of the duo pictured below.

    Komatsu, Kadowaki and Narita released comments on the music video shoot. Komatsu said, “I was so happy to meet with the three of them again after so long. The video shoot was very chill. We just spoke about silly things the entire time [laughs].” Kadowaki said, “We didn’t get to spend quiet time together on the film set, so it was precious, great, and made me happy.” Narita said, “Although the music video has a different atmosphere from the film, parts of it still feel similar. It shows a real sense of distance.”

     

    Sayonara KuchibiruDare ni Datte Wake ga Aru and Tachimachi Arashi will all hit Japanese radio from today.

     

    ©2019 “Sayonara Kuchibiru” Production Committee

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    The trailer also reveals a kiss scene between the two singers. A single cut showcasing the moment before the kiss was released officially.

     

    The actresses themselves both sing and perform HaruReo’s songs. This is the first time that Nana Komatsu has had to sing in her career. She and Kadowaki underwent months of training to sing and play the guitar as well as film the emotional live scene we see in the trailer.

     

    Sayonara Kuchibiru is set to tackle the bonds we have between people and the importance of looking ahead. Don’t miss the film coming this spring.

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    Q. What feelings did you put into designing the teaser illustration? 

    Chie Morimoto: The opening up of a heart to its playful side in a “come on spring! Hurry up!” kind of way. Just like the concept of “Deau Niau” I felt my heart open up once again to allow it to be shaken by emotions as spring occurs again when I was creating the illustration.

    Q. What is your impression of “niko and…” brand ambassadors Suda and Komatsu who will be starring in the web movie?

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