ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION is providing two theme songs for the upcoming live-action "Solanin" movie. The film, first announced in April, is an adaptation of Inio Asano's manga of the same name.
The movie stars Aoi Miyazaki (24) as Meiko, an office lady who quits her job, hoping to escape the tedium of her daily life and finally figure out her place in the world. Her long-time boyfriend (Kengo Kora) is a part-timer who belongs to an amateur band, but he too is stuck in life. Meiko tries encouraging him to seriously pursue his music dreams, but things aren't that simple.
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION wrote the main theme "Solanin," based on a song that appears in the original manga. In the movie, Miyazaki performs the song on stage, so she had to undergo guitar and voice training for the role. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION also wrote the movie's ending theme "Mustang," inspired by the manga.
Takahiro Miki directed the film, which is scheduled to open in April 2010. The supporting cast includes Kenta Kiritani, Sambomaster bassist Yoichi Kondo, Ayumi Ito, ARATA, Kento Nagayama, Sayuri Iwata, Jun Miho, and Kazuo Zaitsu.
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