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Colorido's Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu Film Footage Featured in Theme Song's Music Video

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Yorushika performs "Hana ni Bōrei" song for June 5 film

Studio Colorido unveiled a new video for its second feature-length anime film Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu (Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat) on Wednesday. The video is a music video for the anime's theme song "Hana ni Bōrei" (A Ghost for a Flower) by Yorushika, and features scenes from the film. (Note: The video may be unavailable to view in the embedded player below, but it is available to view on YouTube with the title link in the video.)

The film will open in Japan on June 5.

The original story about finding one's true self is set in Tokoname, Aichi and centers on Miyo "Muge" Sasaki. She is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge resolutely pursues Hinode every day, but he takes no notice of her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can tell no one, Muge continues to pursue Hinode. Muge discovers a magic mask that allows her to transform into a cat named Tarō. The magic lets Muge get close to Hinode, but eventually it may also make her unable to transform back to a human.

The "Neko o Kaburu" in the film's title literally means "put on a cat," but it typically functions as a figure of speech related to deception or pretending.

Mirai Shida (The Secret World of Arrietty's Arrietty, The Wind Rises' Kayo Horikoshi, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes' Melissa Shield) is playing Miyo (seen left in image below) and Tarō. Natsuki Hanae (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's Tanjirō Kamado, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.'s Reita Toritsuka, Digimon Adventure tri.'s Taichi Yagami) is playing Kento (seen right in image below).

Kōichi Yamadera is playing the Cat Storekeeper (left below) and Hiroaki Ogi (from comedian duo OgiYahagi) is playing Homeroom Teacher Kusugi-sensei (right).

Other cast members include:

  • Minako Kotobuki as Yoriko Fukase, Muge's close friend
  • Kensho Ono as Masamichi Isami, Hinode's friend
  • Susumu Chiba as Yōji Sasaki, Muge's father
  • Ayako Kawasumi as Kaoru Mizutani, Muge's father's girlfriend
  • Sayaka Ohara as Miki Saitō, Muge's mother
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Tomoya Sakaguchi, a young man who works in the Hinode family's pottery studio

Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Aria the Animation, Princess Tutu) and Tomotaka Shibayama (animation director for Blue Exorcist, Le Chevalier D'Eon) are co-directing the film at Studio Colorido (Typhoon Noruda, Penguin Highway, Fastening Days). Mari Okada (Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day) is writing the script.

Studio Colorido's Pokémon: Twilight Wings net anime shorts debuted on YouTube on January 15. The series will have a total of seven five-minute episodes, and one new episode will debut every month.

Source: Email correspondence


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