The first of two live-action Chihayafuru films is set to premiere next month, and we are getting a preview of it thanks to a brand new trailer released by the TOHO Movie Channel, which also gives us a preview of the movie’s theme song.

Featuring the song titled “FLASH” by perfume, the trailer features several new footage from the upcoming film, which will star Suzu Hirose as the titular Chihaya Ayase. All three members of Perfume, Yuka Kashino (Kashiyuka), Ayaka Nishikawa (A-chan), and Ayano Oomoto (Nocchi), have admitted to be huge fans of Chihayafuru, while , the mangaka, Yuki Suetsugu, is admittedly a huge fan of the group in turn. “Flash” contains lyrics which are inspired by the game of Karuta, which any Chihayafuru fan will know, is central to the manga’s story.


The first film is titled Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku, and it is slated to premiere on 19 March 2016. The second movie, titled Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku, will be shown in Japanese cinemas 0n 29 April 2016. As revealed earlier, the movie’s key visual image is inspired by the manga‘s second Tankoubon volume. You can watch the first trailer for the movies here: