Kapamilya Channel Airs Filipino Dub of Hello World Anime Film on Thursday
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Philippine television channel Kapamilya Channel revealed in an ad last Friday that it will air Hello World, the original anime film by director Tomohiko Ito and Graphinica, during Maundy Thursday this week at 6:00 a.m. The film will have a Filipino dub.
The film opened in Japan in September 2019. It sold 156,000 tickets and earned 212 million yen (about US$1.97 million) in its first four days to rank at #6 in its opening weekend. Pioneer Films screened the film in the Philippines in October 2019.
The "sci-fi love story" film is set in Kyoto in the year 2027, and features 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) directed the film at Graphinica (Expelled from Paradise). Mado Nozaki (Bablyon novel series, KADO - The Right Answer) wrote the screenplay, and Yukiko Horiguchi (K-ON!, Lucky Star, Tamako Love Story) designed the characters.