Sing a Bit of Harmony Will Be Released in U.K. and Ireland Cinemas on January 28
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Funimation has launched a page showing venues and screening times for the UK and Ireland cinema release of the feature film Sing a Bit of Harmony (Ai no Utagoe o Kikasete, literally "Let Me Hear You Sing of Love") in the UK and Ireland cinemas on Friday January 28, in both dubbed and subtitled versions. The film will also be screened in the United States and Canada (from January 23 to 26).
Funimation added in a Tweet that listings are still being updated.
Funimation has released this subtitled trailer for the film:
The company has also released this dubbed trailer:
Funimation's synopsis for the film is as follows:
Sing a Bit of Harmony tells the story of the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) who transfers to Keibu High School where she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent... but she turns out to be an AI (artificial intelligence) in the testing phase! Shion's goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “happiness.” But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the classroom. After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), steadily warm up to the new student. Along with the popular and attractive Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo club member "Thunder" (Satoshi Hino), they become more and more moved by Shion's singing voice and earnestness even as her antics bewilder them. But what Shion does for Satomi's sake ends up involving them all in some serious pandemonium… Get ready for the heartwarming story of a not quite market-ready AI and her classmates!
The cast includes:
- Tao Tsuchiya as Shion Ashimori
- Haruka Fukuhara as Satomi Amano
- Asuka Kudo as Tо̄ma
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Gocchan
- Mikako Komatsu as Aya
- Satoshi Hino as Thunder
Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Time of Eve and Patema Inverted) is directing the film. Yoshiura and Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Princess Principal, Seven Days War) are co-writing the script. Kanna Kii, the creator of the Seaside Stranger manga, drew the original character designs. Shuichi Shimamura (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile) is designing the characters for animation, and is also the chief animation director.