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1st Tamayura Film's Trailer Previews Maaya Sakamoto's Song

posted on by Egan Loo
Last 3 films to open in August 2015, November 2015, February 2016, followed by "graduation ceremonies"

The official website for the Tamayura franchise unveiled the trailer for the first of four films that will complete the story. The trailer debuts the theme song "Kore Kara" (From Now On) written and sung by Maaya Sakamoto.

Fū: Next spring, we will graduate.
Text: Tamayura last arc. 1st of 4 parts.
Maon, Norie, and Kaoru: Huh? Potte!
Fū: Um, you know... I've been thinking about the future...
Text: High school third years - spring
Riho: I'm going to Tokyo
Fū: Shihomi is...
Text: Time for good-byes
Fū: Even those days of worrying, doubt, and uneasiness will someday be something you treasure. That's something my father taught me.
Text: The last year. Irreplaceable days for girls.
Text: Watch the town, the people
Maestro: Fū will be just fine.
Fū's Grandmother: Yes. Definitely just fine.
Text: Little by little, slowly
Chihiro: We all have our fathers
Text: People grow
When everyone's together, there's a power that appears.
Fū: That's right. Because everyone was here for me...
Riho: You decided?
Fū: Yes.
Fū: Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin Dai-1-bu Me -Kizashi-

The website also announced that the second and third films will open on August 29 and November 28, respectively, while the fourth will open on February 20, 2016. The four films collectively have the title Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin (Tamayura: Graduation Photos).

The first film, Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin Dai-1-bu Me -Kizashi- (Tamayura: Graduation Photos Part I: Sprout - Portent), will open on April 4, for a limited two-week engagement in 10 theaters throughout Japan. It will then open in four more theaters from April 18 to April 24 and three more theaters from April 18 to April 28.

The story of the first film is set in the spring, when Fū, Kaoru, Norie, and Maon get promoted to third-year high school students, while Kanae has graduated. Two kōhai (students younger than the original characters) join the photography club. Even though they bring in new friends, their lively daily life remains unchanged. Yet, the four third-year students are slowly thinking about their own future dreams and paths as they face graduation in about a year. Aya Uchida and Mayu Iizuka will play the kōhai.

Aya Uchida and Mayu Iizuka will play kōhai (students younger than the original characters) as Fū Sawatari (Ayana Taketatsu) and the others become third-year students.

The Edogawa-ku Sōgō Bunka Center will hold the Tamayura Shinkyū Event 2015 (Tamayura Promotion Event 2015) on March 15. (March is the traditional month for gradution and promotion ceremonies in Japan.) The four main voice actresses and director Junichi Satō (Sailor Moon, Princess Tutu) will appear, and the event wil feature a talk show, a game segment, and the sale of original goods. Tickets go on sale on January 30 at 10:00 a.m. via the e+ service.

In addition, after all four films open in Japan, the staff will hold Tamayura "graduation ceremonies" in the spring of 2016. There will be two locations for the ceremonies in Tokyo's Kanta area and Takehara City in Hiroshima Prefecture, the setting of the anime. The four Blu-ray Discs sold at participating theaters will bundle entry forms for advance tickets to the graduation ceremonies.

The Tokyo MX television station began airing the Tamayura Selection on January 8. In addition to selected episodes and the original video animation special compilation, it is also showing the previously unaired episode 8.5 of Tamayura - More Aggressive.

The Tamayura anime project with an original concept by Sato premiered in 2010 with a series of original video animation (OVA) volumes. The project then spawned a television anime series titled Tamayura - Hitotose in 2011, with a second season titled Tamayura - More Aggressive airing last year.

Source: MoCa

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, Blackiris_

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