"Himawari no Yakusoku" (Japanese: ひまわりの約束, Himawari no Yakusoku, "Promise of Sunflower") is a song performed by Motohiro Hata.
About the song
The single of the same name was released on June 8, 2014. The single reached 10th place in Oricon Weekly Singles Chart on the first week and 2nd place in Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart on the third week, both were on August 2014. it received a digital download single certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan for sales of a million.
It was featured as the ending theme song of the 3DCG movie Stand by Me Doraemon, based on the Doraemon franchise.
Soba ni itaiyo kimi no tame ni dekiru koto ga boku ni arukana Itsumo kimi ni zutto kimi ni waratte ite hoshikute Himawari no yō na massugu na sono yasashisa wo nukumori wo zenbu Korekara wa boku mo todokete ikitai koko ni aru shiawase ni kidzuita kara
I want to stand by you I wonder, is there even something that I can do for you? It’ll always for you Forever, always for you I want you to stay smile forever and ever
This is the only Doraemon song that did not feature any of the special dancers.
Unlike most of the J-pop genre songs in Taiko no Tatsujin games, instead of having the original artist's name in its subtitle, it has the word 'From Stand by Me Doraemon' in its place, indicates the movie the song was featured from.