SEKAI NO OWARI “RAIN” To Be Used as Theme for “Mary and The Witch’s Flower”

It has been revealed that SEKAI NO OWARI have provided their song “RAIN” as the theme song for ex-Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi‘s new anime feature film “Mary and The Witch’s Flower.

The anime film is based on British novelist Mary Stewart’s children novel “The Little Broomstick” published in 1971.

The studio was established by ex-Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura on April 15, 2015. He served as the producer for Isao Takahata’s The “Tale of the Princess Kaguya” and Yonebayashi’s “When Marnie Was There“, and left Ghibli along with Yonebayashi in the end of 2014.

Many ex-Ghibli creators and staff have joined the studio for the production of “Mary and The Witch’s Flower.” When launching the project, Nishimura persuaded Yonebayashi to direct the film by saying, “Let’s make the 21st century edition of “Kiki’s Delivery Service”!

Hear a snippet of it below in the latest official Trailer:

Studio Ponto’s theatrical debut film “Mary and The Witch’s Flower” will be released in Japan on July 8, 2017, distributed by Toho.

  • Comments

    • Toff

      I was wondering if Arama would cover this and I’m glad you did since I was using Google translate to try to find more information after coincidentally coming across the full song and trailer on Youtube.

      Hey Ho was a good single but…I was starting to think I may never really get into Sekaowa’s new songs anymore. And then this came along. Love everything about it! Fukase’s beautiful voice is the highlight of this song. So glad for this single they toned down on throwing everything and anything into the song.

      • Liokt

        For me, “Hey Ho” is their biggest mistake so far… But thank God this one is pure gold.

    • hizurisama

      rip ghibli

    • Bubi.

      Ugh this movie looks so soulless. Maybe in visual it seems like a Ghibli spiritual successor, but it looks like it lacks anything beyond the surface.

    • WorldGN18

      Am I the only one who is excited about this?

    • monica_monami

      I wasn’t feeling hey ho but I am looking fwd to this. And the anime too.