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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Masato Harada|
|Produced by||Masato Harada|
|Written by||Akimoto Yasushi|
|Music by||Kuniaki Haishima|
Densen Uta (伝染歌 Contagious Song) is a 2007 Japanese satiric Japanese horror film produced by Shochiku Corporation and directed by Masato Harada. Many of the cast are members of the AKB48 idol girl group.
Anzu Natsuno (Yuko Oshima), a student at an all-girl high school, is walking in the hallway when she hears a mysterious melody coming from the auditorium. There, she finds her classmate Kana (Atsuko Maeda) singing and Anzu's soon shocked when she sees Kana committing suicide after the song ends.
A few days later, Anzu is approached by magazine columnist Riku Nagase (Ryuhei Matsuda), who explains that he's investigating an urban legend of Densen Uta, or the infectious song, that turns whomever sings the song suicidal. Riku convinces Anzu and her friends to sing the song to see if there's any truth to the urban legend. They reluctantly agree and sing the song.
Over next few days the girls, one by one, kill themselves, leaving Anzu to fight for her life. Coming closer to the source of the song, Anzu finds out about an unimaginable secret relating to her past and the song.
- Ryuhei Matsuda as Riku Nagase
- Yūsuke Iseya as Taichi
- Atsuko Maeda as Kana Takahashi
- Yuko Oshima as Apricot (Anzu) Natsuno
- Sayaka Akimoto as Shuri Matsuda
- Haruna Kojima as Kiriko
- Yoshino Kimura as Ranko Kaburagi
- Hiroshi Abe as Jake
- Minami Takahashi as Ai
- Minami Minegishi as Rumi Inoue
- Erena Ono as Sae Miyaguchi
- Tomomi Kasai as Asuka Kumoi
- Kayo Noro as Miki Oribe
- Sae Miyazawa as C-chan
- Michiru Hoshino as Michiko Goi
- Shoko Ikezu as Riki Nagase / Enma
- Satoru Matsuo as Otaku Soldier
- Yasunari Takeshima as Bazooka
- Toshihiro Yashiba as Shin'ya Kudô
- Yasuto Kosuda as Anzu's Father
- Sayaka Akimoto became the 2nd Filipina to appear in a Japanese full-length film after Ruby Moreno.
- Prior to Densen Uta in 2007, Yuko Oshima made 2 movies and 15 TV Dramas.
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