Sasaki and Miyano Anime Film Reveals New Ad, Theme Song Artists
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Kadokawa posted the new 15-second web commercial for Sasaki to Miyano: Sotsugyo-hen (Graduation Chapter), the new anime film based on Shō Harusono's Sasaki and Miyano manga, on Sunday. Kadokawa also revealed details on the film's theme song and a new visual for the accompanying Hirano and Kagiura short.
The band Miracle Chimpanzee is returning from the earlier television anime to perform the theme song "March." The song and the film's background music will appear on the original soundtrack which goes on sale on February 15.
The film will premiere in Japan on February 17, and will screen alongside an anime short adaptation of Harusono's Hirano and Kagiura spinoff manga.
Shinji Ishihira is returning to direct the film at Studio DEEN. Other returning staff members include Takahiro Ueno as assistant director, Yoshiko Nakamura as screenwriter, Maki Fujii as character designer, and Kana Shibue as composer.
Returning cast members include:
- Yusuke Shirai as Shumei Sasaki
- Sōma Saitō as Yoshikazu Miyano
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Taiga Hirano
- Yūki Ono as Jiro Ogasawara
- Yūma Uchida as Masato Hanzawa
- Ryohei Arai as Tasuku Kuresawa
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Gonzaburo Tashiro
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Akira Kagiura
The television anime adaptation of Harusono's Sasaki and Miyano manga premiered on January 9 and aired for 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired and also streamed an English dub.
An OVA for the franchise shipped on DVD with the ninth volume of the main manga on July 27. Harusono drafted the original anime episode, titled "Koi ni Kizuku Mae no Chotto Shita Hanashi." The episode is considered the 13th episode of the television anime series. Crunchyroll is streaming the episode.
Yen Press is releasing both Sasaki and Miyano and Hirano and Kagiura in English.
Harusono launched Sasaki and Miyano on the pixiv website in 2016, and it is ongoing. Harusono launched the Hirano and Kagiura manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine in 2019, and is ongoing.
Source: Press release
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