The popular romantic drama anime, Whisper of the Heart, is getting its own live-action film that will be shown in the United States! The live-action sequel movie based on Aoi Hiiragi's Whisper of the Heart (Mimi o Sumaseba) manga will be shown in a few cinemas in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, according to Berlin distributor Capelight Pictures. On June 20, the movie will thereafter be accessible via video on demand. The business broadcast a trailer with English subtitles:
In the original film, Seiji professes a desire to train as a luthier's apprentice in Cremona, Italy, one of the world's most renowned towns for the craft.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the live-action movie's initial release date of September 18, 2020 was pushed back to October 14, 2022.
The movie stars Nana Seino as Shizuku Tsukishima and Tori Matsuzaka as Seiji Amasawa. Nana Seino is best known for her live-action roles in Kyou Kara Ore Wa!!, After the Rain, Nowhere Girl, and Tokyo Tribe films. Tori Matsuzaka is best known for her roles in Hello World, Himitsu - Top Secret,.hack/The Movie, Gatchaman, Ky, Koi o Shizuku and Seiji are portrayed by Runa Yasuhara and Tsubasa Nakagawa as they were in middle school, respectively.
Tatsuya Sugimura, a member of Shizuku's baseball team and a childhood friend, is portrayed by Yuki Yamada. Tatsuya had a crush on Shizuku. Shizuku's best friend Yko Harada, played by Rio Uchida, developed emotions for Sugimura in middle school. Sugimura and Yko are portrayed by Towa Araki and Sara Sumitomo as they were in middle school.
The film is being directed by Yichir Hirakawa and will be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Shochiku. He has previously worked on the live-action versions of The Promised Neverland, ERASED/Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Waiting for Spring, Rookies, and JIN projects. The theme song for the movie is a rendition of "Tsubasa o Kudasai" by Michio Yamagami by Anne Watanabe. The new movie's narrative takes place 10 years after the events of the original manga. Shizuku, now 24 years old, has given up on writing novels but still puts in a lot of effort as a children's book editor at a publishing house to promote books.
Even though Seiji and Shizuku are more separated from one another, he is still pursuing his desire of living overseas.
A 1995 animation film produced by Yoshifumi Kond and Studio Ghibli was based on the original manga. The narrative centers on Shizuku, a junior high school bookworm, as she meets Seiji Amasawa, the grandson of the shop's owner, and a strange antique shop. Shizuku has also been interested in Seiji, a novice violin maker, as she has long spotted his name on the checkout cards of the books she borrows from the library. Shizuku is motivated to work toward her goal of publishing a book by Seiji's love of manufacturing violins.
The manga was released by Hiiragi in 1989's Ribon issue of Shueisha's shjo manga magazine. In 1995, Hiiragi released a manga sequel called Mimi o Sumaseba: Shiawase na Jikan, and in 2002, he released a spin-off called Baron: The Cat Returns. Baron: The Cat Returns was released by Viz Media in English. The 2002 film The Cat Returns by Studio Ghibli and Hiroyuki Morita was inspired by that comic.
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