It was announced on February 8, 2013 that “Pray” by Ayumi Hamazaki was decided as the theme song of the movie “BUDDHA 2”. She provides a theme song for an animation movie for the first time since she last composed “no more words” for “Inuyasha” 12 years ago.
Ayumi Hamazaki quoted “I had did not have a chance to read the original manga so far. So I read all the volumes and script before I started composing the song. Actually I read the work at one sitting, lured into its unique world. In the song, I tried to express what I feel in my own way. I hope audience like the song”.
Kozo Morishita, General Producer, commented “I was in love with her powerful voice and beautiful melody. The song that wishes happiness of people we love reminds me of Siddharta who whishes happiness of all people. I would like to thank her for providing us of a wonderful piece well-matched to the work”.