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Hello World Film Gets Spinoff Anime Another World

posted on by Alex Mateo
1st episode of 3-episode spinoff premieres on September 13

The official website for Hello World, the original anime film by director Tomohiko Ito and Graphinica, announced on Thursday that a spinoff anime titled Another World will premiere on dTV's Hikari TV Channel+ and Hikari TV's streaming services on September 13. The three-episode spinoff's story will feature the point of view of the Naomi from 10 years in the future.

The streaming services will launch the first episode "Record 2027" on September 13, the second episode "Record 2032" on September 27, and the third episode "Record 2036" on October 4. (The anime's official website lists September 13 as the premiere date, but Hikari TV's website lists September 6.)

Takumi Kitamura and Minami Hamabe are reprising their roles as Naomi and Ruri, respectively. Ito is serving as creative supervisor. Mado Nozaki is again writing the script.

The Hello World film will open in Japan on September 20. The novelization of the film shipped on June 21.

The film stars:

  • Minami Hamabe as Ruri Ichigyō, Naomi's classmate and fellow library committee member
  • Takumi Kitamura as Naomi Katagaki, the film's shy 16-year-old high school protagonist
  • Tori Matsuzaka as Naomi Katagaki, but 10 years older, from the future
  • Takehito Koyasu as Tsunehisa Senko
  • Minako Kotobuki as Ii Shū
  • Haruka Fukuhara as Misuzu Kadenokōji
  • Rie Kugimiya as Karasu (Crow)

The "sci-fi love story" film is set in Kyoto in the year 2027, and will feature famous landmarks such as Fushimi Inari Taisha and Kamo Shrine. The film centers on Naomi Katagaki, a male high school student. One day, a person who calls himself Naomi 10 years from now appears in front of the young Naomi. Together, they must change the future and save a classmate, Ruri, whom the younger Naomi starts to date in three months.

Ito (Sword Art Online franchise, ERASED) is directing the film at Graphinica (Expelled from Paradise). Mado Nozaki (Bablyon novel series, KADO - The Right Answer) is writing the screenplay, and Yukiko Horiguchi (K-ON!, Lucky Star, Tamako Love Story) is designing the characters.

The first manga adaptation by Manatsu Suzuki (Lostorage conflated WIXOSS) and Yoshihiro Sono (Tokyo Ghoul, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress art design) launched with two chapters on July 19. The second manga adaptation, a romantic comedy spinoff "if" manga, by Rippo Inukai launched on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website and app on August 9.

Sources: Hello World film's website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Anime! Anime! (MoA)

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