I’ve got it! We could call it “Beyond the stars, the place promised in our early days.” (What’s that? Makoto Shinkai did something similar? Well, son of a…)
On August 3, anime studio XFLAG started streaming their original anime project, Starlight Promises (Yakusoku no Nanaya Matsuri, lit. The Promised Seventh Night Festival). The one-hour feature is available in its entirety on YouTube with subtitles in the following languages:
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
- Latin American Spanish
- Brazilian Portuguese
Yakusoku no Nanaya Matsuri was directed by Kazuya Murata (A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-, Eureka Seven) at XFLAG, with Senbon Umishima (Black Bullet, She and Her Cat -Everything Flows-) providing character designs. Taro Iwashiro (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Uma Musume Pretty Derby) scored the soundtrack for the project.
The main voice cast includes:
- Shiori Senozawa: Nozomi Yamamoto
- Shoma Mihara: Sōma Saitō
- Kogetsuhime: Ayaka Fukuhara
- Atsushi Fujii: Daiki Yamashita
- Kaori Senozawa: Sayaka Senbongi
- Kanna: Tomomi Mineuchi
Crunchyroll is streaming the title as part of their summer lineup. They describe it as:
“A festival of miracle, where you can meet whoever you want to meet.” Mihara Shoma, a first-year in high school, receives a message from his best friend Atsushi, who he hadn’t heard from in ages. “Wanna come to this cool little festival I found? It’s been a while, so I’d like to catch up.” Unable to sit around after that, Shoma heads to a ghost village in the mountains for the Tanabata Nanayamatsuri. But he doesn’t find Atsushi there. Instead, he meets a girl named Shiori, who has someone she wants to meet as well. Will Shoma be able to meet Atsushi once again?