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Pioneer Films Opens Hello World Anime Film in the Philippines on October 30

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film opened in Japan on September 20 at #6

Philippine film distributor Pioneer Films announced on Tuesday that it will open Hello World, the original anime film by director Tomohiko Ito and Graphinica, in the Philippines on October 30.

The film opened on 255 screens in Japan on September 20, and sold 156,000 tickets and earned 212 million yen (about US$1.97 million) over four days (September 23 was a holiday in Japan) to rank #6 in its opening weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of 470,119,800 yen (about US$4.38 million) as of October 6.

The novelization of the film shipped on June 21. The film also had a three-episode spinoff anime titled Another World that premiered on dTV's Hikari TV Channel+ and Hikari TV's streaming services on September 13.

The film stars:

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.

Source: Pioneer Films Facebook page

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