In a press release earlier today it was confirmed that electronic-rock band Sakanaction have been tapped to provide the theme song for the live action adaptation of popular Shounen Jump manga Bakuman. This powerful and upbeat number will be titled “Shin Takarajima” (“New Treasure Island”; named after the manga of the same title by Tezuka Osamu) and was written over a period of 6 long months during which frontman Yamaguchi Ichiro intensely studied the manga format, ultimately achieving what he deemed a high degree of lyrical perfection as a result.
Bakuman was created by the duo of Ohba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi, the same pair who worked on the manga Death Note together, and tells the story of two fledgling mangaka who are attempting to work together to create a manga popular enough to have an anime series made of it. The main characters Moritaka Mashiro (the artist) and Takagi Akito (the writer) will be played by Sato Takeru and Kamiki Ryunosuke respectively.
The movie isn’t set to hit theaters until October 3rd of this year, but a trailer containing a snippet of “Shin Takarajima” can be found right after the jump, so don’t hesitate to read on.