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'I fall in love with you through a robot' Novel's Animated Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Full animated video debuts in bookstores in Japan on October 21

Publisher Kawade Shobo Shinsha began streaming a short version the previously announced animated promotional video on Friday to advertise Yūsuke Yamada's Boku wa Robot Goshi no Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (I fall in love with you through a robot) novel.

Takeru: The person she loves isn't me.
Text: She fell in love with a robot.
Saki: Takeru-kun?
Text: Management Office: Takeru
Text: The object of his unrequited love: Saki
News broadcast: Explosion incident in the vicinity of the stadium
Saki: I loved you. I truly loved you.
Takeru: Saki-chan, I...

The video stars Kana Hanazawa as Saki, Miyu Irino as Takeru, Hidenobu Kiuchi as Yoichiro, and Nana Hayama.

A-1 Pictures (Your Lie in April, Sword Art Online) produced the animation for the video. The 22-year-old artist loundraw (Tsuki ga Kirei) designed the characters, and THE SxPLAY (Final Fantasy XIII game's theme song) performed the theme song. BALCOLONY. (Madoka Magica, Katsugeki! Tōken Ranbu) was in charge of graphic design.

The novel is the first novel by Yamada in four years, and it will ship on October 21. Participating bookstores in Japan will show the full version of the video from October 21-31.

The novel's story is set in the year 2060 with Tokyo's third Olympics close at hand. While a secret project using robots moves forward, notice of a terrorist threat arrives. The story's protagonist combats terrorism and aims to protect the heroine, to whom he has given his heart. Plot twists come one after another as the story unfolds to a moving conclusion.

[Via Crunchyroll]

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