From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media. Belle follows shy, everyday high school student Suzu as she escapes into a virtual world, becoming a globally-beloved popstar named Belle and setting out on an emotional and epic quest to find herself.
Ranging from anthemic pop ballads to emotionally-laden instrumentals, the Belle soundtrack includes original songs and score music written and arranged by Taisei Iwasaki, Ludvig Forssell and Yuta Bandoh for the anime epic directed by legendary filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda. Originally written and performed in Japanese, the album’s vocal tracks have been newly recorded in English by Kylie McNeill, who voices ‘Belle’ in the English dubbed version of the film. The film’s main theme and album opener “U” – written and performed by Japanese act millennium parade – features new English lyrics from Ludvig Forssell, and two of the vocal tracks and recurring themes throughout the film, “Lend Me Your Voice” and “A Million Miles Away” also feature lyrics co-written by Mamoru Hosoda. The English album was produced by Taisei Iwasaki and supervised by Taka Chiyo alongside the team of composers and in collaboration with GKIDS and NYAV Post.
Available to pre-order now, the 2-LP vinyl edition of the soundtrack comes pressed on pink & blue “Pop Sensation” colored vinyl housed in a gatefold package including a 12” photo insert.