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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Anime Film Previewed in New TV Ad

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film opened in Japan on Saturday

Aniplex began streaming a new commercial on Saturday for the anime film of Yoru Sumino's I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai) novel. (Note: The on Aniplex's YouTube channel is region-locked to Japan. A region-free version is provided below.)

The film opened on Saturday in Japan. Aniplex of America will screen the film in theaters in the United States.

Mahiro Takasugi voices the unnamed protagonist, and Lynn plays the lead female character Sakura Yamauchi. Other cast members include:

  • 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.

In addition to the theme song "Shunkashūtō" (The Four Seasons), sumika is performing the opening theme song "Fanfare."

Participating theaters will give out the Chichi to Tsuioku no Dareka ni (To My Father and to Someone in My Memories) novel by Yoru Sumino. The novel is a sequel to the story of the original novel.

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 who 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.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

Source: Aniplex's YouTube channel


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