Shikioriori Anthology Project Reveals Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for Shikioriori (Poem of Seasons Woven Together), CoMix Wave Films' collaboration anime anthology project with Haoliners, revealed the project's cast members on Thursday. The cast includes:

(Note: Name romanizations are not official.)

Taito Ban as Shaomin, protagonist of the "Hidamari no Chōshoku" short

Minako Kotobuki as Irin, the older sister and a fashion model in the "Chiisana Fashion Show" short

Haruka Shiraishi as Lulu, the younger sister in the "Chiisana Fashion Show" short

Hiroki Yasumoto as Steve, Irin's manager in the "Chiisana Fashion Show" short

Takeo Ōtsuka as Rimo, the protagonist of the "Shanghai Koi" short

Ikumi Hasegawa as Shiaoyu, the romantic partner of Rimo in the "Shanghai Koi" short

CoMiX Wave Films previously streamed a teaser for the anthology in March.

The three shorts in the anthology are titled "Hidamari no Chōshoku" (Sunny Breakfast), "Chiisana Fashion Show" (A Small Fashion Show), and "Shanghai Koi" (Shanghai Love), and all three will be set in three different Chinese cities. The anthology will open in Theater Shinjuku, Cine Libre Ikebukuro, and other cinemas this summer.

The theme of the three stories are food, clothing, and shelter. Writer and live-action director Jiaoshou Yi Xiaoxing (Surprise) is making his animation directorial debut with "Hidamari no Chōshoku," which is about a youth working in Beijing and a grandmother in his hometown. Yoshitaka Takeuchi, the 3DCG chief in many of Makoto Shinkai's films, is directing "Chiisana Fashion Show," which is about sisters living in Guangzhou. Haoliners president Li Haoling (Spiritpact) is directing "Shanghai Koi," which is set in 1990s Shanghai as an homage to 5 Centimeters per Second. Li is also credited as the overall director of the Shikioriori project.

Source: Comic Natalie

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