It's been announced that Tatsuro Yamashita had written the theme song for Takuya Kimura starring TBS Sunday drama (broadcast every Sunday at 9:00) "Grand Maison Tokyo", which will be shown in October 2019.
In “Grand Maison Tokyo” drama, Kimura will be taking on the challenge of playing Natsuki Obana - an unconventional chef, who specializing in French cuisine. He spends his whole life cooking, running his restaurant in Paris and earning two Michelin stars. However, a serious incident occurs because of his pride, he ends up losing the restaurant and all his friends. Obana, who is in the depth of despair, meets Rinko Hayami - a female chef played by Kyoka Suzuki, and once again revived as a chef. He tries to create the world's best three-star restaurant “Grand Maison Tokyo” while struggling with the circumstances. Besides Takuya Kimura and Kyoka Suzuki, the drama also has the appearance of gorgeous actors such as Yuta Tamamori, Kikunosuke Onoe, Mitsuhiro Oikawa and Ikki Sawamura.
The theme song of the drama is “RECIPE”, written by Tatsuro Yamashita, who is currently holding the national tour “PERFORMANCE 2019”. The track has been described to have mellow rhythms that match the worldview of the drama.
This marks the second collaboration between Takuya Kimura and Tatsuro Yamashita ever since “RIDE ON TIME”, which was the ending theme for the TBS Sunday Drama “GOOD LUCK !!” in 2003. It's interesting that they collab in the same broadcasting station and the same frame.
And this new song “RECIPE” will be released as a single on November 27th (Wed)
This 52nd single is the first release for about a year and a half since the release of "Mirai no Theme / Uta no kisha" last July. It will include carefully selected live audio from the latest CONCERT tour.
■Comments from Tatsuro Yamashita
I'll join the Sunday Drama for the first time in 8 years and work with Kimura Takuya for the first time in 16 years.
I hope it will be a wonderful and memorable drama.
I hope my song and my music can contribute to its success.
I'm looking forward to it.
■Comment by Producer Hidenori Iyoda
It is such a honor that theme song is written by my favorite artist, Tatsuroo Yamashita. Moreover, I am very happy that Tatsuro Yamashita and Takuya Kimura had been able to collab in 16 years through “Grand Maison Tokyo”.
I had a few meals with Tatsuro, and I really enjoyed it not only because of the good food but also because of the interesting conversation. I was told again that a restaurant is a special place that creates such a wonderful space. When I thought of making a such a great restaurant in a drama, I immediately wanted to offer Tatsuro Yamashita for a theme song. The finished song stimulates my imagination, my taste and makes me feel warm. As shown in the title “RECIPE”, people have numerous "options" in their life, they choose various “cooking methods”. The worldview of the drama expressed through the world of cuisine depicts the beauty of life. It’s full of feelings that I want everyone to hear soon. This is a drama that all of the staffs and the casts worked hard for every scene, with wonderful song of Tatsuro Yamashita. I hope it will be delivered to the hearts of many more people. Please watch it!