Studio Colorido's Taifū no Noruda Film Unveils Cast, More Staff, Theme Song Band
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The film's main cast is as follows:
Shūhei Nomura as Shūichi Azuma, a naive young boy. A long-time baseball player and a close friend to Saijō. Unable to be frank with himself.
Daichi Kaneko as Kenta Saijō, an honest boy with a strong sense of justice. His personality clashes strongly with Azuma's, but he sympathizes with him.
Kaya Kiyohara as Noruda, a girl from space harried by a cruel fate. Azuma helped her, and her heart begins to open.
The website also revealed a visual for the classmate and teacher characters.
Former Ghibli animator Yōjirō Arai is making his directorial debut on the film, though he previously served as animation director on short anime for Studio Colorido. Hiroyasu Ishida, who previously directed award-winning shorts such as "Fumiko's Confession" and "rain town," is designing the characters and serving as animation director. Masashi Hamauzu (Good Luck Girl!) is composing the music.
The rest of the staff includes:
- CG Director: Norihiko Miyoshi
- Art Director: Mika Nishimura
- Color design: Haruko Nobori
- Director of photography: Mitsuhiro Sato
- Editing: Hiroshi Okuda
- Sound director: Satoshi Motoyama
The film takes place on a certain isolated island, at a certain middle school, on the eve of the culture festival. A boy quits baseball after playing his whole life, and has a fight with his best friend. Then they suddenly meet a mysterious, red-eyed girl named Noruda, and a huge typhoon hits the middle school.
Studio Colorido began streaming a 15-second teaser on April 9, which previews Hamauzu's music.
The film will open in theaters in Japan for a three-week limited engagement beginning on June 5.