Aniplex of America announced that they will start streaming I’ve Always Liked You (Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita: Kokuhaku Jikkō Iinkai) on Crunchyroll. The film will debut on October 4, 2016 at 10:00AM Pacific (1:00PM Eastern).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2016
Aniplex of America to Begin Streaming I’ve Always Liked You Anime Film This October
HoneyWorks’ Romantic Musical Film will be Available on Crunchyroll
SANTA MONICA, CA (September 17, 2016) –Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at Yaoi Con (San Francisco, CA) that they will begin streaming the animated film, I’ve Always Liked You through Crunchyroll (www.Crunchyroll.com) starting October 4, 2016 at 10AM (PDT).
Aniplex of America also unveiled the English subtitled trailer of I’ve Always Liked You which listed the main staff and cast for the project. They have also confirmed that the official premiere date and time will be announced at a later date.
I’ve Always Liked You is an animated adaptation of creator unit HoneyWorks’ music series called “Confess Your Love Committee – Romance Series-” which includes hit songs from their 2014 debut album, “I’ve Always Liked You.” This album was received very well by fans across Japan and charted at #4 their first week on the Oricon Weekly Ranking. HoneyWorks, comprised of three main members Gom (Composer), shito (Composer), and Yamako (Illustrator), and several other supporting members, is an online music creator unit utilizing the popular Vocaloid voice synthesizer software to create positive rock songs they categorize as “kyun kyun kei” (lit. heart-throbbing type) or “seishun kei” (lit. youthful type). Their songs, usually accompanied by a music video, have received over 100 million views across sites such as Youtube and NicoNico.
The film, which was released in Japanese theaters this past April, centers on high school students Natsuki Enomoto (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu) and her childhood friend Yu Setoguchi (voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya). Natsuki hopes to confess her love to Yu but is unable to admit to her true feelings, and ends up telling Yu that she is simply practicing how to confess her love to somebody else. While Natsuki hides her true feelings for Yu, she is asked by her classmate Koyuki Ayase for a date. The story features the sweet but sometimes bitter trials and tribulations surrounding young romance.
I’ve Always Liked You will be featuring an all-star Japanese voice cast including Haruka Tomatsu playing Natsuki Enomoto, Hiroshi Kamiya voicing Yu Setoguchi, Yuki Kaji voicing Sota Mochizuki, Kana Asumi voicing Akari Hayasaka, Kenichi Suzumura voicing Haruki Serizawa, and Aki Toyosaki voicing Miou Aida.
The official U.S. website for I’ve Always Liked You (AniplexUSA.com/honeyworks) will be launched at a later date. Details will be released soon.
- Original Works/ Music: HoneyWorks
- Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa
- Screenplay: Yoshimi Narita
- Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Maki Fujii (KUSANAGI)
- Art Setting: Eiko Tsunado (KUSANAGI)
- Art Director: Yuki Umino
- Prop Design: Yutaka Miya
- Color Design: Makiko Kojima
- Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya
- CG: Yoshinori Ban
- Edit: Aya Hida
- Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
- Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno
- Sound Production: Milestone Music Publishing
- Animation Producer: Keisuke Kawai
- Producer: Shunsuke Saito
- Production: Qualia Animation
- Produced By: “Confess Your Love Committee” Production Committee
- Yu Setoguchi: Hiroshi Kamiya
- Natsuki Enomoto: Haruka Tomatsu
- Sota Mochizuki: Yuki Kaji
- Akari Hayasaka: Kana Asumi
- Haruki Serizawa: Kenichi Suzumura
- Miou Aida: Aki Toyosaki
- Koyuki Ayase: Tsubasa Yonaga
- Hina Setoguchi: Momo Asakura
- Kotaro Enomoto: Natsuki Hanae
- Saku Akechi: Hikaru Midorikawa
- Sena Narumi: Sora Amamiya
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) – a Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) group. Aniplex Inc. is a leading provider of anime content, along with music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launchedfan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD titles including the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] and DURARARA!!×2. The company’sever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles such as: ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, WAGNARIA!!3, GOD EATER and HAIFURI (High School Fleet).