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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Film's Trailer Previews sumika Songs

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Emi Wakui plays Sakura's mother in September film

The official website for the anime film of Yoru Sumino's I want to eat your pancreas novel began streaming a new trailer for the film on Sunday. The trailer previews two songs by the rock band sumika that will feature in the film, titled "Fanfare" and "Shunkashūtō" (The Four Seasons). The video also reveals that actress Emi Wakui will voice Sakura's mother in the film in her first voice acting role in an anime film.


The site also revealed a new poster visual for the film.

The film will get a preview screening for the full film on July 24 in Tokyo. The film will open on September 1 in Japan. Aniplex of America will screen the film in theaters in the United States.

Mahiro Takasugi will voice the unnamed protagonist, and Lynn will play the lead female character Sakura Yamauchi. Other cast members include:

Shin'ichirō Ushijima is directing the film and writing the script, while Yūichi Oka is the chief animation director and character designer. Hiroko Sebu is composing the music. Studio VOLN (Idol Incidents, Ushio & Tora) is producing the animation.

Other staff members include:

The novel's story is told from the point of view of an unnamed protagonist who happens to find a diary in a hospital one day. The diary belongs to his classmate, a girl named Sakura Yamauchi, who is revealed to be suffering from a terminal illness in her pancreas, and who only has a few months left to live. Sakura explains that the protagonist is the only person apart from her family that knows about her condition. The protagonist promises to keep Sakura's secret. Despite their completely opposite personalities, the protagonist decides to be together with Sakura during her last few months.

Sumino began serializing the story on the Shōsetsu-ka ni Narō ("Let's Become Novelists") website in 2014. Futabasha published the novel in print in June 2015, with cover art by loundraw (Tsuki ga Kirei character designer). The novel and various related books have since garnered over 2 million copies in print.

The novel already inspired a live-action film starring Takumi Kitamura (DISH//) and Minami Hamabe, and the film premiered in Japan in July 2017. The live-action film played at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and in Malaysia under the title Let Me Eat Your Pancreas.

The novel also inspired Idumi Kirihara's manga adaptation, which launched in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in August 2016, and ended in May 2017. Futabasha published the manga's second and final compiled book volume last June.

Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed both the original novel and the manga adaptation. The novel is slated for release on November 20, while the manga's first volume is slated for release on January 22, 2019.

Sources: I want to eat your pancreas anime film's official website, The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's MAiDiGiTV YouTube channel, Comic Natalie


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