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What do Sara Brightman and Gackt Have in Common?

Jrocker adds another Kamen Rider theme to his docket, Brightman to sing a Joe Hisaishi-composed tune.


 Gackt
 Gackt
They both got mentions on Tokyograph today! That's no surprise for Jpop star Gackt, who is doing another theme for Kamen Rider-- or rather, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Double & Decade Movie Taisen 2010 will feature his latest single, Stay the Decade Alive. Lots of fun Engrish to be had, eh? It's Gackt's third Kamen Rider tune.

 Joe Hisaishi
 Joe Hisaishi
Sarah Brightman, meanwhile, will be singing the entirely-Japanese theme song for the historical Jdrama Saka no Ue no Kumo, which was penned by Joe Hisaishi-- who you all should know as the score composer for Miyazaki's best works (from 1988's Totoro to 2008's Ponyo), and is due for release on November 18th, with the drama airing eleven days later, on the 29th.
 

 Brightman in Repo
 Brightman in Repo
For those of you unfamiliar with Sarah Brightman, I remember her most readily as heroine Christine in the original Broadway cast of Phantom of the Opera-- but she wasn't my favorite in the role (I even liked Emmy Rossum, aka Dragonball Evolution's Bulma, better in the Phantom movie). But that doesn't make Brightman a poor singer, and those of you familiar with the brutal rock musical Repo: A Genetic Opera will know her as the show's famous singer "Blind Mag."
lanaswifton Oct. 22, 2009 at 3:16 p.m.
FUCK YES Brightman. Loved her in Repo. She's an amazing singer. Though I agree that considering that the role was written for her (she was married to Andrew Lloyd Weber at the time), she didn't sound that great in the second half of Phantom.
JackSukeruon Oct. 22, 2009 at 3:26 p.m.
We are aaaaaall travelers! Go Riderman! I mean Gackt. 
 
Sarah Brightman is pretty awesome to, though I've mostly heard her sing musical music.

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