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Anohana Team Casts Inori Minase in Anthem of the Heart

posted on 2015-03-20 22:20 EDT
Kouki Uchiyama, Sora Amamiya, Yoshimasa Hosoya also in September fim from Toradora! staff

The Anthem of the Heart (Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da), the original anime film from the anohana (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.) and Toradora! anime staff, has cast Inori Minase as the main lead, Jun. The staff members made the announcement at their stage panel at AnimeJapan 2015 on Saturday. Also starring are Kouki Uchiyama as Takumi Sakagami, Sora Amamiya as Natsuki Nidō, and Yoshimasa Hosoya as Daiki Tazaki.

Director Tatsuyuki Nagai, scriptwriter Mari Okada, and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka also announced the movie's story, and unveiled the film's trailer. Tickets are being sold in advance at the Aniplex booth at AnimeJapan 2015. Those who purchase advance tickets will receive an exclusive poster depicting the main character holding a cherry blossom branch (pictured below). The poster is exclusive to the event, and will not be sold in theaters during the movie's screening.

Aniplex previously streamed a teaser commercial for The Anthem of the Heart. Aniplex of America announced in February that it has licensed the film. The film will open on September 19.

The film reunites staff members from the anohana and Toradora! anime. Tatsuyuki Nagai (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Waiting in the Summer) is again directing the film at the studio A-1 Pictures. Mari Okada (M3 the dark metal, Hana-Saku Iroha) is writing the script, and Masayoshi Tanaka (Highschool of the Dead, Joshiraku) is designing the characters.


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