Singer Kumi Koda will sing the theme song for the upcoming film "Second Virgin." The film is an adaptation of a series by the same name that ran on NHK last year (for which she also sang the theme song). The film and series both touch on the issue of adultery.
In a statement released by her music label, Koda said, “It's never too late to love,” explaining the mood of the film, which stars Kyoka Suzuki, Hiroyuki Hasegawa and Kyoko Fukada. “You don't need a reason to love someone. This film really showed me that.”
The film focuses on Suzuki's character, a renowned producer, and her love affair with an Internet stock broker 17 years her junior.
Koda, who recorded the theme song, “Ai wo Yamenaide” specifically for the film, reportedly left 100 demos on the cutting room floor as she tried to find the perfect sound to represent the film's story. She settled on a love ballad. “I wanted a song that captures the sadness of a forbidden love,” she said.
The single will be released on Sept 21 and the movie opens on Sept 23.© Japan Today