Back issues of the Japanese pop-rock band were used to write the theme song for the upcoming NHK TV series. Get up! First released on October 3rd.
The 107th feature-length serial drama broadcast in 15 minutes per episode, Get up! Haruka Fukuhara plays the heroine who aspires to become an airline pilot while growing up surrounded by various people in Higashi-Osaka, a city of manufacturing, and experiencing life on a remote island rich in nature off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture.
The new theme “I Love You” is the first back number of the well-established morning drama. In a release sharing the news, frontman and songwriter Iyori Shimizu said: Macaroni salad sold at a bento shop in town. Plastic bottles of cider in the vending machine. Cellophane tape bought at a convenience store. We tend to forget about them as a matter of course, but they were all created by people over time, tenaciously, and worrying. Some people might have stomachaches from overthinking,” he points out. “Thoughts, love, etc. are intangible in nature, but in reality they may be seen and felt all the time. I am pleased to Get up!”