A treat for jpop lovers! Especially for those who like KAT-TUN, and in particular, Jin.
Anyway, KAT-TUN member Akanishi Jin is going to star in an upcoming movie called ‘Bandage’ that will be released January 16th 2010.
The movie’s set in the early 90s, when an influx of new j-rock bands appeared on the Japanese indie scene. Some were there to stay, and some just faded away after a few years. It’s directed by Takeshi Kobayashi , and it was written by Shunji Iwai way back 2005. Jin stars as Natsu, a lead singer of a band based in Tokyo called LANDS. Another member, Yukiya (played by Kengo Kora) has a great amount of talent as well, and because of Natsu’s popularity and Yukiya’s talent, a major record deal has shown up. LANDS becomes more and more successful, but tensions and problems in the band begin to rise. The point of view of the film is in Asako’s POV (played by Kie Kitano), a high school student who becomes the manager of the band coincidentally and unexpectedly.
credit: keeyshane @ asianfanatics for info
Here’s the movie trailer…it looks sorta indie film-ish, with a really angsty vibe.
And the main treat’s here: a radio rip of the song ‘Bandage’ under the fictional group name LANDS! The song’s sung by Jin and the song’s produced by Kobayashi Kateshi. The drums are played by Kaneko Nobuaki, who plays the drummer RIZE in Bandage. The song’s really quite good!
Credit: estherzax @ livejournal
Info: 5 min 34 secs, 5.11 MB
Preorder the single: CD+DVD or CD ONLY
The single will come out on the 25th of November. The CD+DVD and CD are actually 4th and 10th respectively on the yesasia Japanese bestsellers list.