Get your tissues ready for this one – it’s sounding like a tear-jerker.

Earlier today, the official I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suiz┼Ź o Tabetai) anime film’s website updated with a new key visual. The image features the unnamed male lead and Sakura Yamauchi, standing beneath the cherry blossoms.

The site also updated with news that the film will open in “early Fall 2018” as a national road show presentation.

The project is based on a 2015 novel of the same name by Yoru Sumino. The feature revolves around a high school student, who discovers a “Disease Coexistence Journal” that belongs to his classmate Sakura. As fate would have it, Sakura has just one year to live, as she’s fighting pancreatic cancer.

The book follows the narrator’s journey through that year and beyond, as he recounts the time he spent with Sakura and (later) Sakura’s friend Kyoko.

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas received a live-action adaptation in 2017, which starred Shun Oguri as the narrator and Keiko Kitagawa as Kyoko.

Source: Comic Natalie