Densen Uta

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Densen Uta
Densen Uta movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Masato Harada
Produced by Masato Harada
Written by Akimoto Yasushi
Starring Yuko Oshima
Ryuhei Matsuda
Haruna Kojima
Atsuko Maeda
Sayaka Akimoto
Music by Kuniaki Haishima
Distributed by Shochiku Company
Release date
  • August 25, 2007 (2007-08-25)
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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.



  • Sayaka Akimoto became the 2nd Filipina to appear in a Japanese full-length film after Ruby Moreno.[citation needed]
  • Prior to Densen Uta in 2007, Yuko Oshima made 2 movies and 15 TV Dramas.

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