PONY CANYON (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo / President: Takashi Yoshimura) announced that the Artist to sing the theme song for the currently in-production film “DEEMO THE MOVIE” (music/lyrics by Yuki Kajiura) will be decided through a public audition.
The audition will accept applicants from both Japan and abroad, and the winner will be guaranteed with a debut release of the Film’s theme song from Pony Canyon.
Applications to the audition can be submitted using the KARASTA app (mixi) in Japan, while over-seas applications can be made through YouTube and bilibili.
Additionally, fan (viewer) votes will be counted in addition to professional judge votes in deciding the qualifiers beyond the 2nd round of auditions.
Objective of the audition:
To discover a new talent with outstanding singing skills who would be suitable to sing the theme song for “DEEMO THE MOVIE”, an Anime Film that pursues high music qualities in accordance with the original story (world-renowned music game “DEEMO”).
Visit the “DEEMO THE MOVIE” official website for more details about the audition: https://deemomovie.jp/utahime
- Domestic (Japan) applications: KARASTA (YouTube & bilibili accepted as well)
- International applications: YouTube, bilibili
How to Apply
-Download the KARASTA app and upload your performance of the assignment song.
*KARASTA can be downloaded at: https://karasta.net/
- YouTube & bilibili
Upload your performance of the assignment song with the following 2 hashtags:
Song to apply with
Assignment song: “inside a dream” (song featured in DEEMO THE MOVIE). Music/Lyrics by Yuki Kajiura. Song by Joelle.
*The original song is performed in words coined by Yuki Kajiura, but applicants are free to change the lyrics. Humming is accepted as well.
Conditions of application
1. Must be female aged 13 or older.
2. Must not be signed with and/or represented by any record label, management or agency/agent.
3. Applicants under the age of 20 must be authorized by their parent/guardian before applying.
4. Must be able to participate in screenings beyond the second round that will be held in Japan.
5. Must understand and approve that photographs/videos will be taken beyond the 2nd round of auditions.
6. The winner of the audition must base her activities in Japan and participate in the domestic entertainment industry.
January 1st – February 29th, 2020:
Early March 2020:
-1st round qualifiers (approx. 30 contestants) will be announced
-Assignment song for the 2nd round will be announced
March – June 2020
2nd round > 3rd round > Final round
On top of votes by professional judges Yuki Kajiura, Yasuhiro Mori (the film’s music producer), and Pony Canyon’s producers, public fan votes will be added, and the total score will determine the qualifiers for these rounds.
The grand winner of the audition will be announced on July 2020 at ANIME EXPO in L.A.
Details/updates will be posted on the official website: deemomovie.jp
- About DEEMO, the game on which the movie is based
DEEMO is a SmartPhone rhythm game app that has had over 23 million downloads worldwide.
DEEMO, a rhythm video game inspired by the musical instrument of piano, carries approximately 200 songs of a wide variety, from beautiful classical music to rock, jazz, and electronic. It offers innovative entertainment to the players who must tap the notes on the screen like playing the piano, and in addition to its collection of superlative music, the smoothness of gameplay is unrivaled by any other game app, which have captivated many music game fans in Asia and around the world.
- Movie: Introduction
“Never left without saying goodbye”
Alone in a castle, a figure plays a piano… Deemo
One day, a girl with no memory falls from the sky.
A gentle story that will touch your heart
DEEMO: the rhythm game cherished around the world. NOW, adapted for animated film
Based on the original story “DEEMO” by Rayark Inc.
Screenplay: Junichi Fujisaku, Bun-o Fujisawa
Character design: Mebachi
Image board : Yoshitsugi Yoshida
Art: Hiromasa Ogura
Art settings: Taiyo Yoshida
Color design: Yumiko Katayama
CG animation director: Hiroshi Suzuki
Modeling supervisor: Shunsuke Imaizumi
Technical director: Kouichirou Tamura
3DCG production: Bros
Composting: Hisashi Ezura, Akira Saitoh
Editing by: Yoshinori Murakami
Sound director: Jin Aketagawa
Sound work: Magic Capsule
Theme song: Yuki Kajiura
Assistant director: Yoshihiro Hiramine
Director: Shuhei Matsushita
General director: Junichi Fujisaku
Produced by PONY CANYON, Production I.G
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