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Old 26th April 2012, 01:05 AM
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evolution - Theme song for 2012 Japanese Movie "Helter Skelter"

Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/inte...ion-film-theme ARUTO@JPC

"It was announced on Thursday that "evolution," a 2001 song by Ayumi Hamasaki, will be the main theme song for the live-action film adaptation of Kyoko Okazaki's Helter Skelter psychological manga. This will be the first film to use one of Hamasaki's songs as its theme since the 2009 Dragonball: Evolution live-action film. When asked for comment, Hamasaki stated that she was a fan of the original manga, and is looking forward to seeing the completed film. Hamasaki's "evolution" single was released on January 31, 2001, and reached the number one spot on the Oricon singles sales ranking charts.

Erika Sawajiri (SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade, 1 Liter of Tears drama series) will star in the film, playing the character Ririko, a model who underwent extensive plastic surgery to attain her beauty. The photographer Mika Ninagawa (Sakuran) will direct the film, while Asmik-Ace Entertainment and Shochiku will distribute the adaptation. The film's main cast includes Nao Omori as the prosecutor Makoto Asada, Shinobu Terajima as Ririko's manager Michiko Hata, Gou Ayano, Kiko Mizuhara as Kozue Yoshikawa, Hirofumi Arai, Anne Suzuki, Susumu Terajima, Kaori Momoi as Hiroko Tada, Shou Aikawa, Mieko Harada as Hisako Wachi, and Yosuke Kubozuka as Takao Nanbu.

Okazaki's original Helter Skelter manga won the Manga Grand Prize at the annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes in 2004. The story centers on Ririko, a model who underwent extensive plastic surgery to attain her beauty. The clinic who performed Ririko's surgeries goes under investigation for questionable business practices, and Ririko's body starts to deteriorate. As the model's prominence in the entertainment industry begins to falter, so does her sanity.

The film will premiere in Japan on July 14."

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Old 26th April 2012, 01:10 AM
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o.O seriously?... this is like 11 years late lol
Nice to know though. But I doubt it will raise any sales lol
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Old 26th April 2012, 01:16 AM
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lol song released in 2001 used as theme song 11 years later XDDD

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Old 26th April 2012, 01:16 AM
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I'm surprised they didn't have Erika-sama record something for it.

This is so random.
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Old 26th April 2012, 01:17 AM
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Such strange news. I had thought that she re-recorded evolution and they're using the new version as the theme song.

Oh wouldn't that be fantastic? I think I read somewhere that ayu herself is a fan of evolution; I wonder what's keeping her from re-recording the song. It would be awesome to have a 2012 version of evolution with her darker, mature rockish voice.

Now my mind's going.
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Old 26th April 2012, 01:17 AM
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Wishful thinking, but maybe she will do a new vocal edit?
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Old 26th April 2012, 01:18 AM
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Sounds like fun
It's nice to see her music featured in big budget movies.
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Old 26th April 2012, 01:18 AM
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The storyline seems familar..does art copy life or does life copy art? Ayu must have a good sense of humour.
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Old 26th April 2012, 01:23 AM
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Interesting. I am looking forward to the movie and I love the song but they couldn't find anything more current?...
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Old 26th April 2012, 01:50 AM
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interesting...and it will be a coming back movie of Erika?

maybe she there will be new vocal version of evolution and it will be release as digital single

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Old 26th April 2012, 01:56 AM
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Wow, evolution's coming back to the scene! ...and so is Erika.

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Old 26th April 2012, 01:59 AM
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2001 song used in a 2012 film!? Whoa... I'm not sure (but it could be most likely) if Ayu's going to take part in the premiere festivities...
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Old 26th April 2012, 02:19 AM
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Talk about an interesting development.
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Old 26th April 2012, 02:50 AM
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LOL!!! this is epic. Goes to show how classics will always transcend time
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Old 26th April 2012, 03:08 AM
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maybe ayu will re-record evolution like a 2012 version

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Old 26th April 2012, 03:19 AM
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pretty cool.
love the song! it needs more love!
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Old 26th April 2012, 04:22 AM
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lol I remember seeing the trailer for this in Japan last month. The song wasn't in the trailer, but the sound of it... I just can't see it fitting in with what I saw (and what I'm reading) about the film. It's probably one of those things where the lyrics fit in more than the actual sound of the song does.

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If someone is interested:
It displays cursing, nudity, sex and some violence, so, if you are not confortable with this kind of stuff, keep distance

The manga can be read here...
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Old 26th April 2012, 04:44 AM
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I doubt she'll re-record it. The original version is just fine the way it is.
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Old 26th April 2012, 04:52 AM
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Good for ayu and good choice even though it's very old song.
I wonder if she gonna rerecorded the song or not.
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