Japanese girls band BRATS which is one of Rei Kuromiya’s (The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY) other band, will have their song “Nounai Shoukyo Game” on the soundtrack of the upcoming Japanese film Slaveman. This upcoming film has been directed by Noboru Iguchi who also directed Machine Girl, Robogeisha, and Prison School.
“I still can’t believe our song is being used in a movie. I can’t get over it,” BRATS vocalist Rei commented. “I think the song and the film ended up being the perfect match.”
BRATS formed back in August 2011 when Rei Kuromiya, who has been a junior idol since she was 8 years old, became a vocalist at the age of 10. Rei’s sister Aya Kuromiya plays the bass, and Aya’s friend Hinako plays the guitar. Rei Kuromiya was chosen as “Miss iD 2015″ at an idol contest hosted by Koudansha in September, 2014, and her popularity increased when she joined the idol group “LADYBABY” with Rie Kaneko (Miss iD 2015 Gran Prix) and cross-dressing performer Ladybeard. After Ladybeard left the group, Rei formed a new unit “The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY” with Rie Kaneko. BRATS released the song “14-sai byou” in 2015, produced by URBANGARDE’s Temma Matsunaga. Their song “Ainikoiyo” was released in 2016 as the opening theme for the anime series To Be Hero.
Rei’s older sister, BRATS bassist Aya, added “I was glad that the song fit so well with the content. I really wish we could make a music video of this song. I want to do this kind of thing again, for sure.”
BRATS’ excitement was matched by the film’s director, Iguchi. “The Slaveman trailer has finally been released! In the era of social media, Slaveman is the world’s first ‘selfie-taking hero’ and ‘reality-dissing hero.’ You will enjoy many scenes of Yuichi Nakamura taking handsome selfies! The theme song by the hot girls band BRATS is super cute and destructive at the same time. It has a huge impact!”