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Anime Movie of Singer Kawashima Ai's Autobiography

by dtshyk
Jun 10, 2009 6:21 AM | 10 Comments
According to Mainichi.jp, an autobiography of singer-songwriter Kawashima Ai was announced to get an anime movie adaptation. The title is "Hachigatsu no Symphony - Shibuya 2002~2003" and it will be premiered in August. Nishizawa Akio ("Furusato Japan") directs the movie.

Kawashima's father disappeared before she was born and her mother died when she was three. She was adopted into the Kawashima family but the adopted father and mother died when she was ten and sixteen, respectively. She became a top singer from a street performer.

She sang the theme song of "One Piece: Episode of Alabaster - Sabaku no Ojou to Kaizoku Tachi".

Source: Mainichi

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PockyBebop said:
I'm glad she didn't let those tragedies stop her from becoming a singer. I might check this movie out.


Wow, she's a trooper. I admire her.

Jun 10, 2009 10:48 AM by blahblabha

I'm glad she didn't let those tragedies stop her from becoming a singer. I might check this movie out.

Jun 10, 2009 9:33 AM by Lucena

Tough life she had, I can say.

Jun 10, 2009 9:07 AM by Sylpheed

ntHai said:
Btw are there any more information on this Nishizawa Akio guy?

http://www.wao-corp.com/director/english/index.html a short biography in english.

Jun 10, 2009 8:45 AM by seishi-sama

Sounds like a really great story. Btw are there any more information on this Nishizawa Akio guy?

Jun 10, 2009 7:50 AM by ntHai

Asako said:
Never heard of her (don't pay attention to the music scene much) but to lose four parents before adulthood is pretty rough. She's a bit young to have an autobiography though, neh? But eh, maybe I'll check it out in the future.
My thoughts exactly.

Jun 10, 2009 7:46 AM by simo000

Will consider this.

Jun 10, 2009 7:24 AM by Vizard

One Piece? Pfff...Shinkai's Kumo no Muko, Yakusoku no Basho ending song anyone?

Anyway, look forward to this.

Jun 10, 2009 6:55 AM by seishi-sama

Asako said:
Never heard of her (don't pay attention to the music scene much) but to lose four parents before adulthood is pretty rough. She's a bit young to have an autobiography though, neh? But eh, maybe I'll check it out in the future.

The same here. I agree to most of what Asako said. I know she a One Piece theme song and that's all I know of her.
Well, anyways, I'll give a thought about watching that one.

Jun 10, 2009 6:36 AM by setsuna-chan

Never heard of her (don't pay attention to the music scene much) but to lose four parents before adulthood is pretty rough. She's a bit young to have an autobiography though, neh? But eh, maybe I'll check it out in the future.

Jun 10, 2009 6:23 AM by Asako