A live-action film based on Sanpei Shirato's seminal manga The Legend of Kamui (Kamui Gaiden) was announced last year, if you don't remember, and it stars Kenichi Matsuyama-- best known to us as live-action Death Note 's L , although he's got a slew of manga-related roles, including Nana 's Shin, Sexy Voice and Robo's Robo, and Detroit Metal City 's Soichi/Johannes Krauser III.
Koda is now set to do the theme song for the film, called “Alive,” which is actually inspired by the aria “Laschia ch'io pianga,” from Handel's opera Rinaldo. The song's not due out until sometime in the fall, probably not too far from the film's own release date, September 19th. In the meantime, here's the aforementioned aria...I can't be the only opera fan here...Can I?
The clip, if you're curious, is from a film called Farinelli, about the famous 18th-century castrato singer of the same name (although the singing in the film is done by an interesting technological mix of a soprano and a countertenor to simulate the voice of a castrato).
It'll be interesting to see Koda's take on it!