Farewell? But… we’ve only just met.
Earlier today, the Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarou anime film’s official website updated with a new trailer, as well as a key visual, cast details, theme song information, and a brief plot synopsis.
We break everything down below:
The 90-second trailer offers a look at the film in action, with a particular emphasis on Maquia. Character dialogue provides a brief overview of the major story beats as a piano-heavy vocal melody plays in the background.
The visual features Maquia kneeling on the ground, as Erial rests his head in her lap. The two are set against a white background, though their reflections can be seen below.
The film will star the following:
- Maquia: Manaka Iwami
- Erial: Miyu Irino
- Leilia: Ai Kayano
- Clear: Yuuki Kaji
- Rashine: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Lang: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Mido: Rina Satou
- Tita: Yōko Hikasa
- Medmel: Misaki Kuno
- Isol: Tomokazu Sugita
- Baro: Hiroaki Hirata
Rionos will perform the film’s ending theme song, Viātor.
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarou (Let Us Decorate the Morning of Farewells With Promised Flowers) revolves around Maquia, an orphaned girl from a special family, whose members all cease to age in their mid-teens. Though Maquia’s days are peaceful, she can’t help but feel lonely, all the same.
The quiet times are brought to an abrupt end one day, when the army descends upon Maquia’s family in hopes of obtaining the secret to their longevity. They take Leilia, the most beautiful of the tribe, away, as the boy Maquia secretly fancied vanishes. Though Maquia escapes, she finds that she’s lost everything. Her friends are gone, and she can no longer return home.
With nobody to turn to, she begins to wander the forest. There, she finds Erial, a baby boy who, like Maquia, lost his parents. Their lives are forever entwined, though their relationships may change as Erial grows into a man, and Maquia remains but a teenager.
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarou hits Japanese theaters on February 24, 2018.
Mari Okada (Anohana, Anthem of the Heart) is making her directorial début with the feature. She’ll helm the film and write the script at P.A. Works. Yuriko Ishii (Kuromukuro, Persona -trinity soul-) will provide character designs for the project, while Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler, A Lull in the Sea) serves as chief director.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Kenji Kawai
- Original Character Design: Akihiko Yoshida
- Art Director: Kazuki Higashiji
- Art design: Tomoaki Okada
- Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
- Chief Animation Direcor: Yuriko Ishii
- Conceptual Design: Tomoaki Okada
Source: Comic Natalie