I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Anime Film Earns 100 Million Yen in Opening Weekend
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The anime film of Yoru Sumino's I want to eat your pancreas (Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai) novel sold 87,206 tickets on Saturday and Sunday to earn 106,999,080 yen (about US$960,000) at the box office in Japan. The film opened in Japan on Saturday and ranked at #10 in its opening weekend.
Participating theaters are giving 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.
- 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 directed the film and wrote the script, while Yūichi Oka was the chief animation director and character designer. Hiroko Sebu composed the music. Studio VOLN (Idol Incidents, Ushio & Tora) produced the animation.
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.
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 has more than 2.7 million copies in print.
Source: Anime! Anime!