The theme song and trailer of “Natsume’s Book of Friends: Ishiokoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha”, which will have a limited screening from January 16, have been released. The theme song has been decided as “Seishun ~Star Wink~” by Anly, which will be released on January 6.

“Natsume’s Book of Friends” is a popular series serialized in “Monthly LaLa” by Midorikawa Yuki. The TV anime series started in 2008, and so far, has run for 6 seasons. In 2018, the first film adaptation of the series was released. This will be the first new title in two years and consists of two short episodes.

The song “Seishun ~Star Twinkle~” by Anly, has been decided on for the theme song. Anly is a singer-songwriter from Iejima, Okinawa. She has performed live not only in Japan but also overseas, including Hongkong, Taiwan, and Germany.
She said, “I hope each sound and lyric stands by the story and the viewers,” when commenting about the theme song.
The song will be released as a CD single before the release of the film, on January 6. The limited-edition will be priced at 1,600 JPY (tax included).

A trailer that features the theme song has been released on the official home page, along with comments from the main cast: Kamiya Hiroshi and Inoue Kazuhiko.

The 2nd early bird tickets will be released on December 5. It comes with a postcard of an original illustration of Natsume Takashi, Nyanko-sensei, and Tanuma Kaname. It will be priced at 1,000 JPY (tax included).

【”Natsume’s Book of Friends: Ishiokoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha” Theme Song: Anly “Seishun ~Star Twinkle~”】

“Seishun ~Star Twinkle~” is a song that I have been working on for a long time.
“Natsume’s Book of Friends” is full of warmth and gentleness that brings tears to your eyes.
I’m so glad to have my song chosen as the theme song for this work.
Bonds and thoughts that can’t be seen. Those memories that are aroused by daily scenery…
The lyrics are about how these things give you great power to live on.
I hope each sound and lyric stands by the story and the viewers.

“Natsume’s Book of Friends: Ishiokoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha”
Limited screening at Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters from Saturday, January 16.

(C) Midorikawa Yuki, Hakusensha / “Natsume’s Book of Friends” Production Committee