BUMP OF CHICKEN’s New Song ‘Small World’ Named as Theme Song for New Sumikko Gurashi Movie

22.October.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

San-X have announced that the theme song for the ‘Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko’ nationwide roadshow will be BUMP OF CHICKEN’s ‘Small World.’

 

 

Theme Song ver.

 

 

“With the Sumikko’s, I feel somewhat at ease.” Those are the negative-but-unique Sumikko Gurashi. Having first been released in 2012, the series is celebrating its upcoming 10th anniversary with the ‘Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko’ movie. Inohara Yoshihiko and Honjo Manami will be in charge of the narration once more, encouraging and speaking on behalf of the Sumikko as they lovingly watch over the story.

 

The theme song was agreed upon after the producer, staff, and director Takahiro Omori heard the thoughts of writer Yokomizo Yuri, who is a fan of the group. ‘Small World’  is a beautiful mid-tempo tune with a band sound. The song gently hugs the listener, immersing viewers in the gentle world of Sumikko. 

 

BUMP OF CHICKEN and writer Yokomizo Yuri each released a statement regarding the theme song announcement. 

A 30-second preview was also released, previewing ‘Small World’ for the very first time.

 

Be sure to check out BUMP OF CHICKEN’s soothing theme song for ‘Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko.’

 

 

 

Comment from BUMP OF CHICKEN

The members were truly moved upon viewing the first movie.

We feel extremely honored to have been chosen to perform the theme song for the sequel.

What will the Sumikko get up to this time?

We’re looking forward to the release date.

 

Comment from Writer・Yokomizo Yuri

Whenever I was feeling down, BUMP OF CHICKEN’s music would always be there to tell me that I’m okay, that I’m not alone. They have always influenced and encouraged me.

‘Small World’ is especially filled with kindness, staying quietly by your side in the same way that the Sumikko do. I was amazed by how perfectly it matches the characters.

I’m hopeful that with the help of this theme song, the film will find a place in the hearts of each viewer, from children to adults. 

 

Story

One Autumn day, the Sumikko go camping. They gaze into the sky to watch the moon, which seems larger, bluer, brighter than usual.

“A blue moon only occurs once every five years. On that night, a wizard will come to town – and grant your wishes,” tells the legend, which comes true when five magical siblings emerge from the forest to visit the Sumikko town!

In the park, supermarket, and even in the forest,

The town is transformed into a magical party, with spells being cast one after another to paint the town in color.

As the wonderful eve draws to a close, the magicians decide to return to the moon. 

But for some reason… Tapioca is..?? Plus, the youngest ‘Five’ seem to have been taken..?

 

 

©2021 Japan Sumikko Gurashi Association Film Club
©2021 SAN-X CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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