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X Japan's Yoshiki to Perform for Saint Seiya CG Film's Theme


X Japan's leader Yoshiki (48) contributes and renders his voice for the theme of the upcoming Saint Seiya: Legend of sanctuary CG film. It has also been revealed that the song would be heard in every country that would be releasing this first Saint Seiya film in a decade.



"Hero (Yoshiki Classical Version)" has been written by Yoshiki himself for the film. Violet UK's female vocalist Katie Fritzgerald, would be singing the ballad while Yoshiki himself gets into the piano work. In fact, Yoshiki had watched the film before he produced the song being a self-professed anime fan. He put himself on deep thoughts about the kind of song that would perfectly match the film upon deciding to write this ballad. In addition, he said that the song has the hero's motif with beautiful melody that will bring great impact to the listener's heart.

The song will be unveiled on Yoshiki's 10-country, 13-city tour, "#Yoshiki Classical World Tour part 1" as it begins on April 25th at Costa Mesa, California.

This popular Sanctuary arc is the one to adapted from Kuromada Masami's original Saint Seiya mythological fantasy manga of "Bronze Saints vs. Gold Saints." Also, both the official website and trailer contains the following quotation from the mangaka himself: "The Seiya legend began here."

Satou Keiichi (Tiger & Bunny, Ashura) is in-charge of the project, while Kuromada is credited still as the original creator and chief production supervisor. It is also him who gave the film's title. Aside form that, the screenplay is written by the scriptwriter of the six Tiger & Bunny episode, Suzuki Tomohiro.

The film is scheduled to open in Japan on June 21st and will be shown also in Mexico and Peru this year.



via Anime News Network | Oricon

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