Theme Song for Japan’s First Amazon Original Film ‘HOMESTAY’ Performed by ZUTOMAYO

30.January.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

The first Japanese Amazon Original movie HOMESTAY, a live-action adaptation of Eto Mori’s classic novel ‘Colorful,’ will be released worldwide to Prime members on February 11, 2022. 

 

The film is a moving mystery following a dejected soul reaching the train station to death. He is told that he is ‘lucky’ and will have another chance at life, and is then placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Makoto Kobayashi who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a neutral spirit, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin and mistake was in his former life before his 100-day time limit in Makoto’s body runs out. He also wants to find out why Makoto decided to end his life in the first place.

 

Japanese rock band ZUTOMAYO has been chosen to perform the film’s theme. Debuting in 2018, the group is known for being secretive, never releasing a full member list, and crediting different people for music, arrangements, and music video production after each release. The only recurring member, an unidentified woman named ACA-Ne, wrote the song Sode no Kiruto exclusively for the film. With a clear voice and powerful lyrics delicately describing the subtleties found in a young man’s heart, the music adds to an already emotional story.

 

ACA-Ne commented on the film. “The original novel was a big influence on me when I was in school, so I’m so thankful to have been chosen to provide music for the film. I wanted to really write something for those struggling–to bring out all of those difficult feelings. Please enjoy the song!” 

 

Be sure to watch the film on February 11!

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