I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Novel Gets Sequel Novel as Theater Bonus
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the anime film of Yoru Sumino's I want to eat your pancreas (Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai) novel revealed on Tuesday that Sumino wrote a new novel that participating theaters will give out to the film's theatergoers. The novel, titled Chichi to Tsuioku no Dareka ni (To My Father and to Someone in My Memories), will have a story set after the events of the original I want to eat your pancreas novel. The release will also contain a conversation between Sumino and the film's main cast members Mahiro Takasugi and Lynn.
- Yukiyo Fujii as Kyōko
- Yūma Uchida as Takahiro
- Jun Fukushima as Gum-kun
- Atsuko Tanaka as the protagonist's mother
- Shinichiro Miki as the protagonist's father
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:
- Art Director: Yukako Ogawa
- Assistant Art Director: Yoshito Watanabe
- Sound Director: Shōji Hata
- Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
- Color Design: Yoshinori Horikawa
- Photography Supervisor: Hiroshi Saitō
- Director of Photography: Mayuko Koike
- 3DCG Director: Koremi Kishi
- Editor: Yumi Jinguji
- Animation Producer: Keiji Mita
- Distributor: Aniplex
In addition to the theme song "Shunkashūtō" (The Four Seasons), sumika is performing the opening theme song "Fanfare."
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 reached more than 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 in June 2017.
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.