Two of our personal favourite new finds this year, DAOKO and Kenshi Yonezu, have collaborated to produce a new song titled Uchiage Hanabi (打上花火), for an upcoming anime film with the same name. The title translates to “Fireworks”, and was previously a live action film released over two decades ago back in 1993, titled “Uchiage Hanabi, Uekara Miruka Shitakara Miruka?” directed by Shunji Iwai.

The song is written, composed, and produced by the singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu, with both DAOKO and himself singing in the music video below. The song has been released as her third single on August 16 and is available in two versions. The limited edition contains a DVD with a huge 19 tracks; a bumper crop of her previous works including ME!ME!ME!, Boy and BANG! BANG!.

Here’s a trailer for the movie:

Uchiage Hanabi

Regular edition

CD

  1. Uchiage Hanabi
  2. Forever Friends
  3. Cinderella step

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Limited edition

CD

  1. Uchiage Hanabi
  2. Forever Friends
  3. Cinderella step

DVD

  1. Intro
  2. JK
  3. Taki Kabe ni ha Ikusen no Door (高い壁には幾千のドア)
  4. KAKE TE AGERU (かけてあげる)
  5. Music (ミュージック)
  6. Boku (ぼく)
  7. FASHION
  8. SUISEI (水星)
  9. Kimi (きみ)
  10. Boy
  11. Fog
  12. Interlude
  13. DAISUKI with TeddyLoid
  14. SAMISHII KAMI SAMA (さみしいかみさま)
  15. ME!ME!ME! feat.daoko_pt1
  16. ShibuyaK
  17. MOSHIMO BOKURA GA GAME NO SHUYAKU DE (もしも僕らがGAMEの主役で)
  18. BANG!BANG! (English)
  19. Outro

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More info:
Official Website (DAOKO)
Official Website (Kenshi Yonezu)
YouTube (DAOKO)
YouTube (Kenshi Yonezu)
Twitter (DOAKO)
Twitter (Kenshi Yonezu)
Instagram (DAOKO)

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