Original anime film “Kimi wa Kanata” announced through a tweet that the film had cast both Kouichi Yamadera and Ikue Otani as Gimon, who guides the main lead Mio through a mysterious new world.
This original film is written and directed by Yoshinobu Sena and produced by Digital Network Animation.
It is set to premiere in Japanese theaters on November 27.
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Play the role of Guymon, a mysterious world guide
#Koichi Yamadera and Ikue Otani will co-star
How two people play one role has not yet been revealed, so stay tuned for more information.English Translation, Twitter Translate
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release schedule for many animated films in Japan are delayed, and films like A Whisker Away had decided to release online.
But now that the situation in the country is coming under control, films are announcing a return to the theatres.
In this situation, Kimi wa Kanata too announced its November debut.
A 30-second teaser trailer was revealed on the official site of Kimi wa Kanata. The video is set in the Ikebukuro district and shows glimpses of Shin and Mio, the film’s protagonists.
Mio has feelings for Shin, 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 later, Mio decides to make up to him.
As she heads to Shin 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 and Toshiki Seto (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid’s Kamen Rider Brave) as Shin. (Character name romanizations are not official.)
Saori Hayami plays Kiku-chan, a mysterious girl who helps out Mio after awakening in an unknown world. Yui Ogura plays Madoka, Mio’s friend.
Yoshinobu Sena, the director and writer of this original movie, has previously worked at different positions in Vampire Holmes, Sakkai Eightraid, and Neko mo, Onda-ke.
Digital Network Animation is producing the animation. CUCURI is credited for planning and developing the project.
Rabbit House and Elephant House will distribute the film, and Kadokawa will publish the original novel.
We can definitely expect something extraordinary from this highly-anticipated release!
About Kimi wa Kanata
Kimi wa Kanata or “You Are Beyond” is an upcoming Japanese anime film written and directed by Yoshinobu Sena.
The story starts with Mio, who has been interested in his childhood friend Arata but unable to tell her about his feelings.
On her way in the rain to reconcile with Arata, who had fought over a little thing with her, she was involved in a traffic accident.
When she regains consciousness and opens her eyes, there is a mysterious world that she has never seen before.