Shiina Ringo’s “Saihatega Mitai” has been selected as the theme song for the animated feature-length film Miss Hokusai to be released in Japan on Saturday, May 9.
Miss Hokusai is an animated film adaptation of Hinako Sugiura’s masterpiece Sarusuberi directed by Keiichi Hara, who asked Shiina Ringo to supply the theme song for the film because Ms. Sugiura had been a great fan of her music. Shiina Ringo was happy to accept the offer and re-covered a song she had written previously for Sayuri Ishikawa, “Saihatega Mitai,” due to its affinity with the film’s mood and vision. The new version of the song adorns the film’s climatic scenes.
“Saihatega Mitai” will be available worldwide as a digital release on Wednesday, May 13.
Shiina Ringo “Saihatega Mitai” Special Website: http://po.st/ringosaihate