The Great Passage Anime's 3rd Promo Previews Opening Theme Song
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the television anime of Shion Miura's The Great Passage (Fune wo Amu or literally, To Compile A Ship) novel began streaming the anime's third promotional video on Thursday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Shiokaze" by Taiiku Okazaki.
The series follows the employees at the Genbu Shobō publishing company. Araki, who is a veteran editor for the dictionary department, is looking for a successor now that he's approaching retirement age. After Majime Mitsuya — a salesman who's a poor talker — meets Masashi Nishioka — Araki's coworker who is sociable and frivolous — Araki overhears their conversation and decides to recruit Majime into the department. The story follows "the awkward humans" Majime and Masashi as they work together to compile a medium-sized Japanese dictionary titled "The Great Passage" (Daitokai).
Miura's novel originally shipped in 2011, and it inspired an award-winning live-action film directed by Yuya Ishii that opened in Japan in 2013. The film won the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year in 2013.