Namie Amuro's New Single, 'Hope,' Will be Theme Song for Japan's 'One Piece'

Namie Amuro, 2017
Courtesy of Billboard Japan

Namie Amuro

Namie Amuro's new single, "Hope," will be featured as the opening song for the long-running animated Japanese TV series One Piece.

The uplifting number, featuring the Japanese singer's solid vocals, was written specifically for the popular series at the request of the production team and took six months to complete. One Piece features a ragtag crew of strong, good-hearted pirates, and the speedy energy of the track reflects their exciting adventures at sea.

This is Amuro's second time contributing to the One Piece TV series and her third if counting the two-hour special aired in December 2015.

"I was honored to be asked to write the theme song again," says the songstress, who is celebrating 25 years since her debut. "I sang about the ties between the crew members that strengthen as they sail on together, and how those ties become the source of their power and the light of hope that leads them to the answer to their future. I hope it becomes a song that highlights the magic of One Piece."


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