Tokyo Jihen’s New Song ‘Ao no ID’ Announced as Main Theme For Japanese Film ‘Sakura’

06.August.2020 | MOVIE / MUSIC

It has been announced that Japanese rock band Tokyo Jihen’s new song Ao no ID will be used as the main theme for the upcoming film adaptation of award-winning author Kanako Nishi’s novel Sakura.

Kanako Nishi’s novel Sakura has sold over 550,000 copies and won her the prestigious Naoki Prize. The story follows a dog called Sakura and a family of five. The film adaptation is being directed by Hitoshi Yazaki (March Comes In Like a LionStrawberry Shortcakes) and will star young talents Takumi Kitamura, Nana Komatsu, and Ryo Yoshizawa as the siblings and Shinobu Terajima and Masatoshi Nagase as their mother and father respectively. It will also star fresh talent like Yui Kobayashi (Keyakizaka46), Kaho Mizutani, and Kasumi Yamaya.


A promotional video was released for the upcoming film in which you can hear a snippet of the main theme Ao no ID by Tokyo Jihen.

Sakura will be released in Japan on November 13, 2020.


©Kanako Nishi / Shogakukan ©2020 “Sakura” Production Committee


  • Sheena Ringo’s Band Tokyo Jihen Releases 23 Live Videos On YouTube

    15.April.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese rock band Tokyo Jihen reunited in January this year after 8 years with the release of their new EP News. Today, a curated selection of 23 live performances from across all of their live DVD and Blu-ray releases was posted on the official Tokyo Jihen and EMI Records YouTube channels.


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    Live Video Clip Line-Up

    “Marunouchi Sadistic” from Chin Play Kou Play

    “Ikiru” from Bon Voyage

    “Oishii Kisetsu” from Bon Voyage

    “Gunjō Hiyori” from Bon Voyage

    “Seishun no Matataki” from Bon Voyage

    “Himitsu” from Discovery

    “Onna no Ko wa Dare Demo” from Discovery

    “Zettaichi Tai Sōtaichi” from Discovery

    “Atarashii Bunmei Kaika” from Discovery

    “Dempa Tsūshin” from Ultra C

    “Zettai Zetsumei” from Ultra C

    “Nōdōteki Sanpunkan” from Ultra C

    “Superstar” from Ultra C

    “Sweet Spot” from Ultra C

    “Senkō Shōjo” Ultra C

    “Fukushū” from Spa & Treatment

    “Kabuki~OSCA” from Spa & Treatment

    “Kingyo no Hako” from Spa & Treatment

    “Shōjo Robot” from Just Can’t Help It.

    “Mirror Ball” from Just Can’t Help It.

    “Blackout” from Just Can’t Help It.

    “Dynamite” from Just Can’t Help It.

    “Koi no Urikomi” from Dynamite out