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Shikioriori Anime Film to Stream Globally on Netflix as Flavors of Youth

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime Expo to premiere film on July 6

Netflix announced on Thursday that it will stream Shikioriori (Poem of Seasons Woven Together), CoMix Wave Films' collaboration anime anthology project with Haoliners, globally on August 4, 2018 under the title Flavors of Youth -International Version-.

In addition, Netflix announced that the anthology film will have its world premiere at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 6. Director Yoshitaka Takeuchi and producer Noritaka Kawaguchi will attend the premiere for a Q&A.

The anime will open in Japan on August 4, and will have a three-week limited run.

The anime project stars: (Note: Name romanizations are not official.)

Taito Ban as Shaomin, protagonist of the "Hidamari no Chōshoku" short. Mariya Ise plays the character as a child

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

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 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: Netflix press release

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