It has recently been announced that the visual kei band AYABIE will be starring in the movie “En-enishi-” the premiere of which is to be in May. This is big news for the fans of the band, as there have been many changes for the group in the recent months.
Ayabie announced that they were to disband shortly before the end of 2010; however, this was merely a ploy to get out of their unfavorable contract and the mismanagement of their careers by their label. They reformed as AYABIE, and Yumehito took over on vocals for Aoi, who remained with the label. Immediately following the announcement, they launched a number of new projects.
The 4-member band AYABIE revealed several projects on Saturday, including an announcement that they are serving as the music directors of a movie being released during Golden Week of online casino this year. Directed by Kiyohide Matsumura, the film is titled “Enishi” and includes all four members of AYABIE in its cast.
“Enishi” stars voice actors Kisho Taniyama and Daisuke Namikawa, actress Mao Miyaji, and AYABIE members Yumehito and KENZO. The other two members of AYABIE, Takehito and Intetsu, have guest roles.
The story revolves around various people known as “shibito,” a term referring to those who have been legally declared dead after being missing for seven years. These “shibito” continue their lives in the shadows of society, each with different purposes that lead them into conflict.
AYABIE is providing the movie’s theme song “Melody,” which will be released on February 23 as their first single since forming as a new band. In late April, they also plan to release a soundtrack for “Enishi.”
You can check out the trailer for the movie below: