It’s a tragic tale… keep tissues handy.
Earlier today, Aniplex of America announced that they acquired the rights to I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai). The film will get a theatrical run in North America.
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas hits Japanese theaters on September 1.
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.
Shin’ichirō Ushijima is directing the film and writing the scripts at Studio VOLN, with Yūichi Oka (To Love Ru: Darkness, Argevollen) providing character designs.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Sakura Yamauchi: Lynn
- Protagonist: Mahiro Takasugi
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: Aniplex of America (Industry Panel)