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Drifting Home Anime Film's 2nd Teaser Video Reveals September 16 Debut on Netflix

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Cast also revealed; film to debut in theaters in Japan on same day as Netflix debut

Studio Colorido (A Whisker Away, Penguin Highway) revealed a second teaser video on Tuesday for its new full-length anime film Drifting Home (Ame o Tsugeru Hyōryū Danchi). The video reveals that the film will debut on Netflix worldwide on September 16. The film will also screen in theaters in Japan starting on the same day. The video previews the insert song "Natsugare" (Summer Slump) by the band Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni. (ZUTOMAYO). ZUTOMAYO is also performing the film's theme song.

Studio Colorido also revealed a new visual for the film and also revealed the film's main cast.

The film stars: (from left to right in image above)

The film will be Studio Colorido's third full-length anime film.

Hiroyasu Ishida (Penguin Highway, Fumiko's Confession) is directing the anime, and he is also writing the script alongside Hayashi Mori (Cells at Work! Code Black, Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File) and Minaka Sakamoto (Babylon). Akihiro Nagae (Fastening Days) is designing the characters, and Fumi Katō (Penguin Highway animation director) is the assistant character designer. Umitarō Abe (Penguin Highway) is composing the music. Twin Engine is in charge of planning.

The "adventure fantasy as summer ends" anime centers on Kōsuke and his childhood friend Natsume. The two recently entered sixth grade, and are entering an awkward phase in their friendship and have started avoiding one another. One day during summer vacation, they visit an apartment building with that is about to be demolished, where the two of them used to live. Suddenly, Kōsuke, Natsume, and their friends get wrapped up in a strange phenomenon, and the whole building is surrounded by an ocean. The group of friends must try to find their way home from the drifting building.

Update: Corrected character name romanizations based on listings on the film's website.

Source: Press release

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