Kenshi Yonezu, a 28-year-old singer-songwriter, has been chosen to perform the theme song for the animated film “Kaiju No Kid” (directed by Ayumu Watanabe, to be released on June 7th). The song, “The Ghost of the Sea” (undecided), will be Yonezu’s first movie theme song and is expected to be this year’s top new song.
『Children of the Sea』The first movie theme song by Kenshi Yonezu
The film is based on a marine adventure story by Daisuke Igarashi, whose work Yonezu had previously created an official image song for. Yonezu and Igarashi are reportedly close, and Yonezu was inspired to create the theme song after reading the original work in his teens.
Despite the massive success of Yonezu’s 2018 hit “Lemon,” he has continued to produce music and is excited to see his work featured in the film. He said, “Recently, I’ve been focused on creating something that lives up to the original and blends well with it. I can’t wait to see it in the theater.”