I've listened to H2O's BEST album, "Biography", a few times over the years, and I still remember the band's debut single, "Lorelei", which is this wistful, summer sunset sort of song meant to be played on the beach. Written by Akashio and Keisuke Yamakawa（山川啓介） and composed by Nakazawa, it was released in June 1980. What I didn't know was that it was also the theme song for a rom-com movie, "Tonda Couple" (翔んだカップル...The Soaring Couple), released in July of that year, based on a shonen manga of the same title first published in 1978. The plot involved a teenage boy on the fast track to head towards law school who, through a comedy of errors, has to share accommodations with the most beautiful girl in his high school. Hiroko Yakushimaru（薬師丸ひろ子）, who would start her own singing career the following year, was that girl in the movie. The lyrics in "Lorelei" referred to both the movie heroine and the legendary siren who lured sailors to their deaths.
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