Tohru Furuya Narrates Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo Anime Film

posted on 2018-12-06 04:53 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Original film opens in Japan on January 25

The official website for Craftar Studios Inc.'s original anime film Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo (Even if the World Will End Tomorrow) revealed on Thursday that Tohru Furuya (Gundam's Amuro Ray, Sailor Moon's Tuxedo Mask) will narrate the beginning of the film.

Previously revealed cast members include:

Yuuki Kaji as Shin Hazama

Maaya Uchida as Kotori Izumi

Yoshiki Nakajima as Jin Hazama, the other "self" from another Japan

Sayaka Senbongi as Kotoko Izumi, a girl who looks similar to Kotori

Aoi Yūki as Miko, a mysterious girl

Inori Minase as Riko

Kenjiro Tsuda as Genji Hazama, Shin's father

Toshiyuki Morikawa as Shū Izumi, Kotori's father

Nana Mizuki as Yūri, the head of a research establishment who is cooperating with Kotoko behind the scenes on a certain project

Kaji, Uchida, and Yūki all voiced similarly named characters in The Relative Worlds.

The film will open in Japan on January 25, 2019. Craftar is credited with the original work, and Yūhei Sakuragi (The Relative Worlds, Ingress) is directing the film and writing the script. Shochiku Media Division is distributing the film. Aimyon is performing the film's theme song, as well as the film's insert song "Ra, no Hanashi." The film will mark the first time Aimyon is contributing music to an anime work.

The film centers on Shin and Kotori, who are both third years in high school. Shin lost his mother when he was little, and since then he has a tendency to close himself off. Kotori is his childhood friend who always looks out for him. One day, another "self" from another Japan appears in front of them.

Sakuragi is also penning a novel that is considered the original work for the film. Kadokawa's Da Vinci magazine began serializing the novel in its November issue on October 6.

Shochiku had listed in January that Sakuragi and Craftar would release a CG anime film this fall. CG anime studio Craftar worked with Sakuragi on The Relative Worlds. Hulu Japan and Craftar's original two-part "smart CG animation" project premiered via streaming on Hulu Japan in April 2017.

Sources: Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo anime film's website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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