ありがとう この街で 僕のこと 見つけてくれて僕たちは 何もかも 知りたくて 恋をしたどこ行ったの どんな世界で君は生きてたの 誰を愛したの どんな傷があるの 一人きり泣いてたの今 君だけを 見つめてる 怒った顔も 笑った顔もこの言葉じゃ きっと足りないけど 君が好き
UPDATES - 10.07.2010
UPDATES - 04.07.2010
Just read the snippets that Masha himself said that the full song will be broadcast in next ANN broadcast on 10.07.2010. The series will be broadcast before that so I am sure we will have a short sample before the full broadcast.
Hotaru by Fukuyama could exceed Sakurazaka
Singer-Actor Fukuyama Masaharu (41) will provide a new theme song 「蛍」(fireflies) (Release date: TBA) for the drama starring Yoshitaka Yuriko (21). Despite his busy schedule filming for NHK taiga drama, Ryomaden (Sunday 8pm) he still managed to write a song that gives out a feeling like Auld Lang Syne. It is said the new work could exceed his masterpiece, Sakurazaka
Fukuyama achieved success as Sakamoto Ryoma on Sunday night as well as success in his core business: Music.
Mioka, which is adapted from the same novel as Ira Ishida is about a love story between a girl with incurable brain disease (Yoshitaka) and a Taichi, a student (Hayashi Kento). It's the story about last love. Inspired by the story, Fukuyama wrote a song that has the same feeling as Auld Lang Syne. There's a confident that the song will be acceptable since Sakurazaka sold 2.5 million copies while Hatsukoi achieved a 1.15 million downloads.
Since he was involved with Ryomaden, he could only record the song between shooting. When the filming has ended in the evening, he holed himself in the studio until morning and used his spare times to sleep in NHK dressing room. Stamina and mental strength are needed, he's alternating between always sleeping and also gives out the energy will live forever. Astounding physical strength and willpower, the staff around him are all exclaiming "he's indestructable" and "when is he ever going to sleep?"
The reason he could do this is because he gets his energy from music. This is another step for Fukuyama Masaharu after he spent 21 years in the industry. The new sound gave him motivation to give his best. This is the song he spent his heart and soul on, working day and night
The drama producer, Katou Masatoshi says: I want to send a message to the hero from the girl that is so full of love. Yoshitaka Yuriko says, Mioka is about a transition between two worlds and I'm working hard for it to be a great drama. I'm happy that Fukuyama, a senior in the music industry can provide the song for it.
ALTERNATIVE SOURCE NEWS
THE DRAMA SERIES IN QUESTION, MIOKAFukuyama Masaharu will provide the theme song Hotaru for NTV's Saturday Drama
Fukuyama Masaharu (41) will provide a theme song for NTV's Saturday Drama, Mioka, starring Yoshitaka Yuriko (21). It's adapted from the original novel by Ira Ishida, about a girl who's still fall in love despite having an incurable disease. According to the producer, when he first heard about the story, the first person he would ask about the theme song is Fukuyama I want to send a message on the way the hero lives his life, and he's the person to do so. It would be a perfect combination between drama and music.
MiokaDate: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 10 July 2010Station: NTVCast: Yoshitaka Yuriko, Hayashi Kento, Katsuji Ryo, Mizusawa Erena, Yuki Jutta, Nakamura Shizuka, Terawaki Yasufumi, Tanihara Sousuke, Maya Miki
Synopsis: One day, Taichi (Hayashi Kento), a university student who leads an ordinary student life, encounters Mioka (Yoshitaka Yuriko), an unrestrained girl. She lives with wild abandon and never suppresses her instincts. Taichi is attracted to her and the two of them fall in love before they are aware of it. However, Kento is told a shattering fact by Mioka. She has a brain disease that no medical treatment and wonder drug can cure. Her illness gradually advances and she finds herself losing control of her body … losing cherished memories … She comes to fear that she will not be herself … She has little time left. Mioka focuses on the life she has remaining until the very end and makes her way through it with all she has got in spite of the cruel fate. Taichi thoroughly loves Mioka, and decides to be the witness to the fact that she had once lived on this earth …
Which has part of the song in it. Found here at Post #807 Page 54.
It seems this song is similar or may be a reworked version of the instrumental music heard in the TV movie Tengoku no Daisuke he/To Daisuke In Heaven. Some mighty sharp eared fans said the music can be heard at 1hr54min35secs (just watch the version as posted in the link to the TV movie page). Very sharp ears indeed!!
For comparison, the Daisuke instrumental clip.