The original anime film “Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru” (releasing on May 15) announced Yamadera Kouichi, Han Megumi, Hanae Natsuki, Umehara Yuuichirou, Nakajima Megumi, and Morohoshi Sumire as its cast, along with their comments.
“Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru” is an original anime depicting the youthful days of summer with a keyword of “Words x Music” directed by Ishiguro Kyouhei, known for his fine and lyrical direction in “Your Lie in April” “Children of the Whales”.
It's a boy-meets-girl story where Cherry, the Haiku-boy who has difficulty communicating with others and Smile, the girl wearing a surgical mask to hide her face, meet at a shopping mall in the suburbs. Through words and music, the two start to open their hearts to each other.
They announced 6 additional cast members which were; Yamadera Kouichi, Han Megumi, Hanae Natsuki, Umehara Yuuichirou, Nakajima Megumi, and Morohoshi Sumire.
Their roles are; Yamadera as Cherry's Haiku teacher Fujiyama, Han as Cherry's friend Bieber, Hanae as Cherry's idol otaku friend Japan, Umehara as Cherry's acquaintance Tough Boy, Nakajima as Smile's older sister Juli, and Morohoshi as Smile's younger sister Mari.
“Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru” will be released on May 15, 2020.
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【Yamadera Kouichi as Fujiyama】
I hope you all from any age group will come to see this film. Teens will especially have that tingling sensation and grown-ups will get a chance to look back at those youthful days. That's how good the plot and imagery is.
Also, the song at the end of the movie is sung by someone our generation absolutely loves, so please look forward to the song!
【Han Megumi as Bieber】
When I saw the orders of the words, they were so unique yet delicate. I could feel the care put into them. It made me want to have a Ramune drink so I could feel that bubbly sensation you get from soda run through my body.
Director Ishiguro told me to “Go at it!” so I used my whole body to act out the role. Clumsy but honest, clutter but steadily. Please come to the theaters to see how important words and to receive the courage to communicate with others. The characters and their thoughts and memories are unique, but will somewhat remind you of those people around you.
【Hanae Natsuki as Japan】
The title itself has a refreshing ring to it and made me want to know more about the story. Director Ishiguro has put in much care to this very delicate and attractive movie. I myself was touched by the imagery and moved by the story.
【Umehara Yuuichirou as Tough Boy】
The cider in the title made me think of a bittersweet youth. Any generation would enjoy the finely depicted troubles and passion of the youth. It will give you a refreshing experience. Please come to see the movie to receive the courage to move a step forward.
【Nakajima Megumi as Juli】
The title is refreshing and its as if you can see what kind of story it is. It's filled with youthful energy and bittersweetness. Though being lost at times, the characters push forward with all their might. Come see the movie to pick up some of their energy!
【Morohoshi Sumire as Mari】
It's a story that captures a moment of youthful life just like the bubbles of cider. It's sweet and sparkly, strong yet fleeting. The unique characters, including the two protagonists, each have a charm and their lives are full of love and sweetness. I hope you all come to enjoy this cheerful movie.
(C)2020 Flying Dog/Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru Production Committee