January 26, 2017


RADWIMPS Record English Version of 'Sparkle' for Blockbuster Anime Film 'Your Name': Premiere

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If you're a fan of Japanese pop culture, then boy do we have a treat for you. By now, you know that Your Name was the defining anime movie of 2016—becoming Japan's fourth highest-grossing film of all time and second highest-grossing animated film ever—and it's only getting bigger thanks to its upcoming North American releases and a slew of English-language tracks from RADWIMPS.

Starting April 7, Your Name will begin playing theaters around the continent in both an English-language Dub version and in the original Japanese with subtitles. After composing both the sensational score and original soundtrack, RADWIMPS have also crafted a U.S. edition of the soundtrack with the chart-topping rock band also creating English versions of four songs. Ahead of the soundtrack's Jan. 27 release, Fuse is proud to exclusively premiere the English version of standout track "Sparkle." 

Listen below to get lost in the dreamy vocals from RADWIMPS lead singer Yojiro Noda—who spent part of his childhood in the States—and his knack for gorgeous songwriting and epic storytelling in the piano-led track.

"I'm attached to all four songs that we re-recorded in English but I especially love 'Sparkle,'" Yojiro Noda tells Fuse. "This English version has become a whole new song that shines through on the soundtrack. It was a fascinating experience."

The deluxe edition of the Your Name soundtrack will be released digitally in the U.S. this Friday, Jan. 27. In the meantime, watch the official trailer to Your Name below and get more information about the film and its releases at Funimation Films.