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 Lion; Strawberry 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
Release Date: November 13, 2020
Official Website: sakura-movie.jp