Brace yourselves, because this one’s going to hit you in the feels when it opens.
Earlier today, Aniplex of America started streaming a subtitled trailer for I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai). The minute-long promo is identical to the promo that hit the web on July 15.
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas hits Japanese theaters on September 1. Aniplex of America holds the rights to the film and will give it a theatrical run in North America.
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.
Sumika will perform opening theme song Shunkashūtō (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter). The group will contribute a total of three songs to the feature, in total.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Sakura Yamauchi: Lynn
- Protagonist: Mahiro Takasugi
- Kyōko: Yukiyo Fujii
- Takahiro: Yūma Uchida
- Protagonist’s Mother: Atsuko Tanaka
- Protagonist’s Father: Shinichiro Miki
- Gum-kun: Jun Fukushima
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: Twitter (AniplexUSA)