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3rd Tamayura Film's Theatrical Preview Video Highlights Lonely Autumn Setting

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Part 3: Adoration opens on November 28 after real-life candle festival

The official website for the Tamayura anime began streaming a 30-second theatrical preview on Monday for the third film in the series, Tamayura ~Sotsugyō Shashin~ Dai-3-bu -Akogare- (Tamayura: Graduation Photos Part 3: Adoration).

Text: Tamayura conclusion chapter 4-part work. Part 3.
Maon: Next spring, we will graduate.
Text: An autumn where loneliness hangs in the air.
Norie: This feeling makes me feel like everyone's far away again.
Text: Theme song "Korekara" (From Here On) by Maaya Sakamoto
Text: Things change before you know it.
Kaoru: Because, it's just like it's always been, right?
Text: The everyday life we took for granted.
Maon: I've decided. Everyone, I want you to hear me out.
Text: Original work, director, series composition writer: Junichi Sato
Norie: The photos I took the other day, were all white.
Narrator: Tamayura: Graduation Photos Part 3: Adoration
Text: Two-week limited screening starts on November 28

The website posted a visual for the film last month:

The tagline reads, "Little by little and without us noticing, our everyday lives that we had taken for granted are changing."

The visual depicts Fū, Kaoru, Norie, and Maon (plus two more in the background) standing on the steps of Shōrenji Temple, as they are lit by the bamboo lanterns from the Takehara area's celebrated Shōkei no Michi candle festival. This year, the festival will be held during the October 31-November 1 weekend.

The first film, Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin Dai-1-bu -Kizashi- (Tamayura: Graduation Photos Part 1: Sprout), opened on April 4, and the second film opened on August 29. The third and fourth films will open on November 28, 2015 and February 20, 2016, respectively. The four films collectively have the title Tamayura ~Sotsugyō Shashin~ (Tamayura: Graduation Photos).

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 play the kōhai.

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 Tamayura anime project with an original concept by Junichi 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 in 2013.


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