DAOKO previews cover of “Forever Friends” with music video directed by Shunji Iwai

Singer DAOKO has released a music video teaser for “Forever Friends“, a cover of Remedios‘ song that was used as the theme of Shunji Iwai’s 1993 TV film “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?“.

Film director Shunji Iwai, also known for “Hana & Alice“, “All About Lily Chou-Chou“, and “Love Letter“, has directed the music video filmed at locations from the original drama.

DAOKO will be joined by singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu for her upcoming third single “Uchiage Hanabi“, set for release August 16. It will act as the theme for the anime film adaptation of Iwai’s film of the same name.

“Forever Friends”

Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?” teaser

Featuring “Uchiage Hanabi” by DAOKO and Kenshi Yonezu

The anime film “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?” will open in Japan on August 18.

  • Comments

    • Matcha

      She sounds so much like Tommy february6!

    • Bubi.

      i lovvvveee Shunji Iwai but why are all his films getting anime adaptations recently

      • HyperMoot .

        maybe I missed something but apart from “The Case of Hana and Alice” there’s no other anime I can think of. Did you watch his latest “a bride for Rip Van Winkle” with Cocco, Go Ayano and Haru Kiroki? I think it’s awesome

    • HyperMoot .

      That’s sweet, the songs and the clips

    • Ntouch

      I was here just to hear her spit 16 bars :(

    • hizurisama

      oh my lort my favorite singers!!! Can’t wait

    • rie

      I love both of these. <3

      It's also worth mentioning that "Uchiage Hanabi" has been announced as her third single! "Forever Friends" is going to be included on it as well.