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Aniplex of America to Screen ‘The Anthem of the Heart’ in North America

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Aniplex of America have today shared their plans to screen the animated feature ‘The Anthem of the Heart -Beautiful Word Beautiful World-‘ (Aka. Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da. | 心が叫びたがってるんだ。) in North American cinemas starting November 1st 2015. As one might already expect, screenings will feature the original Japanese dub alongside English subtitles.

Ticket sales have gone live via the film’s official website, with select theaters across the United States and Canada participating in screenings. Aniplex of America have also confirmed that at least some participating theaters will be distributing an exclusive giveaway item, the “Cast Message Board” from Japan to patrons while stocks last.

The Anthem of the Heart -Beautiful Word Beautiful World- is an all new original theatrical feature created by the same staff who brought anime fans the heartwarming and tear-jerking anime ‘Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ (goldtrophy The Otaku’s Study North American Anime Release of the Year 2012). It features direction by Tatsuyuki Nagai, writing by Mari Okada and character designs by Masayoshi Tanaka. A full list of voice cast and production staff members can be found at the bottom of this post.

Official Synopsis of The Anthem of the Heart -Beautiful Word Beautiful World-

Jun Naruse is a girl who carries the guilt of breaking up her family with the words she carelessly uttered when she was young…

Suddenly, a mysterious “Egg Fairy” appears in front of Jun and casts a curse on her so that she can never hurt anybody with her words. Jun’s ability to speak is sealed away: every time she tries, she feels a pain in her stomach. Traumatized by this experience, Jun hides her feelings deep inside of her heart, turning to e-mail messages on her mobile phone as her sole means of communication.

Jun is now a second year high school student. One day, her homeroom teacher appoints Jun and three other students as members of the Community Outreach Committee. As it turns out, the appointed group is a rather unexpected mix of students. Other than Jun, the members of the Committee are Takumi Sakagami, the burn-out who never speaks his true intentions; Daiki Tasaki, the former baseball team ace who failed his run at the Championship due to an injury; and Natsuki Nito, the cheerleader and honor student who has some concerns about her love life. They all suffer from emotional trauma just like Jun.


Voice Cast (Japanese)

Jun Naruse: Inori Minase

Takumi Sakagami: Koki Uchiyama

Natsuki Nito: Sora Amamiya

Daiki Tasaki: Yoshimasa Hosoya


 

Production Team

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai

Screenplay: Mari Okada

Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka

Music: Mito (Clammbon)

Scenario: Shinobu Yoshioka

Art Director: Takashi Nakamura

Prop Design: Mariko Oka

Color Setting: Kazuko Nakajima

Director of Photography/CG: Hiroyuki Moriyama

Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama

Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

Planning/Production: Hiroyuki Shimizu, Mikihiro Iwata

Producer: Shunsuke Saito

Animation Producer: Narumi Kabe

Production: A-1 Pictures

Distribution: Aniplex

Produced by: The Anthem of the Heart Committee

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