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Sumikko Gurashi Anime Film's Teaser Reveals Staff, Title, November Opening

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for the anime film of San-X's "Sumikko Gurashi" (Living in the Corner) characters revealed the film's teaser trailer, visual, staff, title, and November 8 opening date on Wednesday. The film's title is Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko (Sumikko Gurashi The Movie - The Unexpected Picture Book and the Secret Child).

Mankyū (Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Theater, Jaku-San-Sei Million Arthur) is directing the film at Fanworks. Takashi Sumita (Europe Kikaku) is penning the script. Kaori Hino (Napping Princess, In This Corner of the World) is the art director.

The film's story begins when the Sumikko Gurashi characters find a mysterious picture book in the basement of a cafe they always go to. The film will feature new locales, items, and characters.

Sumikko Gurashi debuted in 2012 as slightly negative characters who like to stay in the corner of a room. The characters include "Shirokuma," a polar bear who is sensitive to cold; "Penguin?" (with a question mark in its name), a penguin who is unsure if it is actually a penguin; "Tonkatsu," a piece of pork cutlet that was left uneaten; "Neko," a shy cat; and "Tokage," who hides his nature as one of the last dinosaurs.

The franchise has inspired toys, books, stationery material, and video games.

San-X's "Rilakkuma" character also inspired the Rilakkuma and Kaoru (Rilakkuma to Kaoru-san) anime that debuted globally on Netflix on April 19.

Sources: Sumikko Gurashi film's website, Comic Natalie

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