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Crunchyroll Adds Over the Sky Anime Film to Catalog

posted on by Alex Mateo
TOHO's film opened last November

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming TOHO's Over The Sky (Kimi wa Kanata) theatrical anime film on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.

The film opened in Japan in November 2020. The teaser poster visual (seen right) shows the film's two main leads standing before the deserted East Exit of Tokyo's Ikebukuro Station, one of the film's settings. The tagline on the poster reads, "Why can't I remember ..."

The adolescent fantasy film is set in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, and centers on two childhood friends named Mio and Arata. Mio has feelings for Arata, and always thinks about him, but has never been able to tell him how she feels. One day, they get into an argument over something trivial, and sometime afterward, Mio decides to make up with him. As she heads to Arata while being drenched by the rain, she gets into a traffic accident. When Mio regains consciousness, she finds herself in a new and unfamiliar world.

The film stars Honoka Matsumoto (Ride Your Wave's Yōko Hinageshi) as Mio Miyamasu, and Toshiki Seto (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid's Kamen Rider Brave) as Arata Kishimo.

Saori Hayami plays Kiku-chan, a mysterious girl who helps out Mio after she awakens in an unknown world. Yui Ogura plays Madoka, Mio's friend. Kōichi Yamadera and Ikue Ōtani voice a single character named Gimon, who guides the main lead Mio through a mysterious new world.

Yoshinobu Sena (Neko mo, Onda-ke's director and writer, Vampire Holmes' original concept and lead voice actor) directed the film, penned the script, and was also credited for the original concept. This was Sena's directorial debut with a theatrical anime film. Digital Network Animation produced the animation. CUCURI was credited for planning and developing the project. Rabbit House and Elephant House distributed the film, and Kadokawa published the original novel.

Rock band saji (formerly phatmans after school) performed the film's theme song "Shunkan Dramatic" (Dramatic Moment).

Source: Crunchyroll (Joseph Luster)

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