Strobe Edge's Sakisaka Designs Romance Anime Film Haru

posted on by Egan Loo
Sexy Voice & Robo's Kizara write "near-future" story of girl with robo substitute for boy she lost

The January issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret (Betsuma) magazine is announcing on Thursday that manga creator Io Sakisaka (Strobe Edge, Ao Haru Ride) is creating the original character designs for an anime film titled Haru. The "near-future romance" follows a girl named Kurumi who lost Haru, a boy she liked, in an accident. A robot "Robo Haru" turns into her substitute for Haru.

Ryoutarou Makihara (storyboard and episode direction on Guilty Crown, The Tatami Galaxy) is making his directorial debut with this film. Izumi Kizara (live-action Sexy Voice and Robo) is writing the screenplay, which is not based on preexisting material. Art director Asami Kiyokawa (Paradise Kiss) collaborated on the key piece of visual art that Betsuma published in a fold-out poster. A manga adaptation will also run in Betsuma.

The film will open on June 8, 2013. The official website will open at and the Twitter account will be @halanime.

[Via Manga News]

Image © 2013 Haru Production Committee

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