J-pop rockers amazarashi shared four different teasers for their music video accompanying their new song called “Mirai ni narenakatta subete no yoru ni” (“On all the nights that couldn’t become the future”).
The band is set to release a live Blu-ray and DVD by the same title Nov. 27, and the full version of the music video will be included in the limited edition.
The video was directed by filmmaker Michihito Fujii, who has directed such feature films as the Takayuki Yamada-produced Day and Night and the recent sleeper hit The Journalist, and stars four of today’s leading young actors: Ryusei Yokohama, Yosuke Sugino, Yuuki Izumisawa, and Tokio Emoto. The storyline is based on amazarashi leader Hiromu Akita’s past and depicts the hopes and setbacks of four young men.
Yokohama starred in the Fujii-directed movie Ao no Kaerimichi from 2018, featuring amazarashi’s track “Tarareba” as the theme. The young star attended the band’s concerts and remained on good terms since they got to know each other, which eventually led to this collaborative effort.
“It’s a beautiful music video, emotional and shot on a large scale like a movie. I’d love to shoot an actual movie with the same team,” Yokohama shares. “I got to know amazarashi after Ao no Kaerimichi and have listened to their songs since. It feels like (the songs) are always there for me and I can’t do without them.”
The full-length version of the music video will be released on amazarashi’s official YouTube Premium channel Wednesday (Nov. 20), then made available on various digital platforms.