The official website of the live-action film adaptation of The Anthem of the Heart (Kokosake or Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da.) anime film began streaming a new teaser for the film on Tuesday. The video previews the film's story. (Note: The YouTube video below is region-blocked in the United States, South Korea, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.)
The film will open in Japan on July 22.
The cast includes:
- Kento Nakajima as Takumi Sakagami
- Kyōko Yoshine as Jun Naruse
- Anna Ishii as Natsuki Nitō
- Ichirō Kan as Daiki Tasaki
- Nene Ōtsuka as Jun Naruse's mother
- Yoshiyoshi Arakawa as homeroom teacher
Naoto Kumazawa (live-action Kimi ni Todoke, Kin Kyori Renai) is directing the film. Filming began in March in Chichibu, where the film is set.
The original anime film opened in Japan in September 2015, and opened in selected theaters in the United States and Canada in November 2015.
The anime film reunited staff members from the anohana and Toradora! anime. Tatsuyuki Nagai (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Waiting in the Summer) again directied the film at the studio A-1 Pictures. Mari Okada (A Lull in the Sea, Hana-Saku Iroha) wrote the script, and Masayoshi Tanaka (Highschool of the Dead, your name.) designed the characters. Like the anohana anime, the story of the film is set in Chichibu. The idols of the Nogizaka46 group contributed their 13th single, "Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru" (Now, There Is Someone I Want to Talk With) as the film's theme song.