ONE OK ROCK To Provide Theme Song For Upcoming Film “Captain Harlock”
ONE OK ROCK will be providing the theme song for the upcoming CG animated film “Captain Harlock”.
A new song is not being made for the movie. Instead, “Be the light”, a track off of the band’s recently-released album “Jinsei x Boku=”, will be used as the theme song.
“This is a song for all the sad events happening all over the world caused by humans. It expresses the feelings of a single person being part of something bigger,” the band stated.
The upcoming film will be based on the 70s manga and anime series, reconstructed to fit themes more suitable for modern society. The main character, Captain Harlock, will fight for humanity aboard the invincible space battleship Arcadia.
Shun Oguri and Haruma Miura have been cast in the film as Captain Harlock and Yama, respectively. Shinji Aramaki, director of “Appleseed”, directed the film.
The studio behind the revival of “Captain Harlock” is Toei Animation. The studio first announced the project in March of 2010. The film is the most expensive project the studio has produced, costing over $30 million USD.
“Captain Harlock” is set to be released in Japan on September 7th. An English dub of the film is already in production, with a promotional video for it being screened at the Cannes Film Festival.