RADWIMPS Release Music Video for ‘TWILIGHT’ From Band’s New Album

25.November.2021 | MUSIC

FOREVER DAZE, the new album from the hugely popular band RADWIMPS, is right around the corner, set to release on November 23. The group’s track TWILIGHT was used to commemorate the 1,000th episode of the One Piece anime series and the 100th volume of the manga series, and the music video for the song has just been released. 

 

TWILIGHT – RADWIMPS Music Video 

 

RADWIMPS FOREVER DAZE Trailer

 

The group has explained that FOREVER DAZE is filled with musical challenges and unique collaborations. RADWIMPS will start a new six-city 12-show Japan tour in January 2022. 

 

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    Uruubito – RADWIMPS (Music Video)

     

    Comment from Kentaro Sakaguchi

    “When I first heard the song Uruubito, I felt the urge live my life well–to become a person worthy of Mari. The song inspired me to focus more on Kazuto’s feelings, so being able to participate in the music video felt like a fitting way to end this project…I don’t know if that’s the best way to put it, but that’s how it felt.

     

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    Comment from Michihito Fujii

    “When Noda-san asked if I would shoot the music video of Uruubito, I was so thrilled. I don’t think there was any part of Kazuto’s life that couldn’t be portrayed in the movie, but I thought this video would be a way to show his life after the events of the film. 

     

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    Comment from Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS)

    “When the idea of shooting a music video for Uruubito came up, I asked Fujii-san to shoot it. In my mind, it wouldn’t be right to have the film’s story and the music video’s story told by two different people. 

     

    For the filming, we wanted Sakaguchi-san to participate along with the actual film crew. It was a strangely uplifting experience, as if I were being transported into the film’s world. When I went to the rooftop of the apartment where Kazuto lives and to his room, I was so excited as a fan of the movie that I took a ton of pictures. There are so many incredible scenes shot in his apartment.

     

    Just before the shooting date, the director asked for additional shooting in Mishima, and I had the opportunity to visit the hometown of Kosaka-san, the original author of the film. I was so thankful to be able to visit her grave and greet her family members between shoots.

     

    I’m sure that I will watch this music video countless times, and each time I watch it, I will remember the movie 10 Years to Live, Matsuri and Kazuto, and Kosaka-san. I hope that I can share my strength with all of you going forward and that this work will become a part of your daily life.” 

     

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    The soundtrack for the upcoming film The Last 10 Years is now streaming. Both the film and soundtrack were released on March 4, and fans of RADWIMPS can now enjoy all 29 powerful tracks on iTunes, Spotify, and other major music sites.

     

    The Last 10 Years is an adaptation of Kosaka Ruka’s novel of the same name. The members of RADWIMPS have expressed pure joy over being invited to provide the musical accompaniment for the film. 

     

    Yojiro Noda worked on the film’s soundtrack after reading the script. Nana Komatsu, who plays Matsuri, commented on the soundtrack. “I listened to it every day on the road, and it really gave me a sense of power.” Kentaro Sakaguchi, who plays Kazuro, said that the lyrics of the film’s theme song Uruubito was written from a uniquely Japanese perspective. The band’s music had a profound influence on the director and cast.

     

    “Without a doubt, being involved in this work has changed my life forever,” said Noda. “I hope that the lives of the viewers will change as well.”

     

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  • Special Trailer for Film ‘The Last 10 Years’ Highlights Music by RADWIMPS

    02.March.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    Popular rock band RADWIMPS wrote both the theme song and all music featured in the upcoming film ‘The Last 10 Years.’ The film and soundtrack will be released on March 4, 2022.

     

    ‘The Last 10 Years’ is an adaptation of Kosaka Ruka’s novel of the same name. It tells the story of Matsuri, a 20-year-old woman who learns that she only has 10 years to live due to an incurable disease. She makes the decision not to fall in love until she meets Kazuto, a man who has lost the will to live. Matsuri is portrayed by Komatsu Nana, while Kazuto is played by Sakaguchi Kentaro. The soundtrack will include 29 original songs written by RADWIMPS for the film along with Uruubito, the theme song. Yojiro Noda, the lead singer of the band, met film director Michihito Fujii on the set of Million Yen Women. Noda played a lead role in the drama series, and the two became fast friends, wanting to collaborate musically. 

     

    Nana Komatsu, who plays Matsuri, commented on the soundtrack. “I listened to it every day on the road, and it really gave me a sense of power.” Kentaro Sakaguchi, who plays Kazuro, said that the lyrics of the film’s theme song Uruubito was written from a uniquely Japanese perspective. The band’s music had a profound influence on the director and cast.

     

    ‘The Last 10 Years’ Special Trailer (Music by RADWIMPS)

     

    RADWIMPS approached the soundtrack’s creation with incredible enthusiasm. “Without a doubt, being involved in this work has changed my life forever,” said Noda. “I hope that the lives of the viewers will change as well.”

     

    Be sure to listen to the film’s soundtrack on streaming services on March 4!

     

    ©2022映画「余命10年」製作委員会

  • RADWIMPS to Release Soundtrack for ‘The Last 10 Years’ Film

    01.February.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    The soundtrack for the upcoming film The Last 10 Years will be released on March 4, the same day the movie will open in theaters across Japan. Popular rock band RADWIMPS wrote both the theme song and all music featured in the film. 

     

    The soundtrack will include 29 original songs written by RADWIMPS for the film along with Uruubito, the theme song. Yojiro Noda, the lead singer of the band, met film director Michihito Fujii on the set of Million Yen Women. Noda played a lead role in the drama series, and the two became fast friends, wanting to collaborate musically. This is the first time that RADWIMPS has composed music for a live-action film. The group previously wrote the music for the animated films Weathering with You and Your Name.

     

    Yojiro Noda worked on the film’s soundtrack after reading the script. “Mr. Noda said that his biggest fear was ruining the delicate emotions surrounding Matsuri and Kazuto’s lives with his music,” Fujii said. “Even though we were recording with a full orchestra, he tried over and over to make sure that the dialogue didn’t clash with the music.”

     

    The Last 10 Years Trailer

     

    ‘The Last 10 Years’ is an adaptation of Kosaka Ruka’s novel of the same name. It tells the story of Matsuri, a 20-year-old woman who learns that she only has 10 years to live due to an incurable disease. She makes the decision not to fall in love until she meets Kazuto, a man who has lost the will to live. Matsuri is portrayed by Komatsu Nana, while Kazuto is played by Sakaguchi Kentaro. 

     

    ©2022映画「余命10年」製作委員会

  • RADWIMPS to Provide Theme Song for ‘The Last 10 Years’ Film

    22.December.2021 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    The theme song for the film ‘The Last 10 Years’ will be performed by RADWIMPS. The track is titled Uruubito, and fans can look forward to hearing the heartwrenching song in the movie when it releases on March 4, 2022.

    Vocalist and guitarist Noda Yojiro worked on the theme song as well as the film’s soundtrack after reading the script. This will be the third time RADWIMPS will be in charge of the entire soundtrack of a film, previously working on ‘Kimi no Na wa.’ and ‘Tenko no Ko.’

     

    ‘The Last 10 Years’ Trailer

     

    Comment from Noda Yojiro (RADWIMPS)

    This is my first time working on a live-action film, and it was a new and challenging experience. As I watched the scenes in the film, I had trouble deciding how I should approach Matsuri and Kazuto and those living around them. 

    I’ve probably watched this film 100 times already, and yet, when all of the arrangements were completed and the orchestra performed the final recording, I was still in tears as I watched it on screen.

    Matsuri’s life is filled with meaning, and I know that viewers will leave with a new view of how best to live their life.

     

    Comment from Fujii Michihito (Director)

    When I read the script for ‘The Last 10 Years,’ the music created by Noda Yojiro flowed so naturally with the story of Matsuri and Kazuto.

    Noda created the music before seeing the film, basing his inspiration on the script itself. Filming proceeded while the cast listened to his music. This work could have only been completed with his guidance. I hope that you’ll experience this incredible film when it releases in theaters next year. 

     

    ‘The Last 10 Years’ is an adaptation of Kosaka Ruka’s novel of the same name. It tells the story of Matsuri, a 20-year-old woman who learns that she only has 10 years to live due to an incurable disease. She makes the decision not to fall in love until she meets Kazuto, a man who has lost the will to live. Matsuri is portrayed by Komatsu Nana, while Kazuto is played by Sakaguchi Kentaro. 

     

    ©2022映画「余命10年」製作委員会

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