‘Cause baby, you’re a firework.
Earlier today, entertainment website Cinema Today updated with a new promotional video for the Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yo Kara Miru ka? (Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?) anime film. The 30-second trailer features theme song Uchiage Hanabi by Kenshi Yonezu and Daoko as a background track.
Fireworks opens in Japanese theaters on August 18.
Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yo Kara Miru ka? adapts Shunji Iwai’s 1993 drama of the same name. Nobuyuki Takeuchi is directing the feature at SHAFT, while Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari) serves as chief director. Hitoshi Ōne (Moteki, Bakuman) is writing the film’s screenplay.
The confirmed ovice cast includes:
- Yūsuke Azumi: Mamoru Miyano
- Norimichi Shimada: Masaki Suda
- Nazuna Oikawa: Suzu Hirose
- Miura-sensei: Kana Hanazawa
- Nazuna’s Mother: Takako Matsu
- Junichi: Shintarō Asanuma
- Kazuhiro: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
- Jin: Yuuki Kaji
The original Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yo Kara Miru ka? was a 45-minute drama, which aired as part of the If: Moshimo series. Iwai won the Directors Guild of Japan’s New Directors Award for the feature.
The drama is set on one day during summer vacation. The title revolves around a group of boys, who try to view a fireworks display from their town’s lighthouse, in hopes of determining whether it appears round or flat when viewed from the side. At the same time, though, Norimichi, one of the lads, receies an invitation to run away with Nazuna, the girl of his dreams.
SHAFT’s adaptation will introduce modern elements to the story.
Source: Cinema Today