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“Love Me, Love Me Not” Anime Film Posts Music Video feat. BUMP OF CHICKEN Song, “Gravity”

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We are getting closer to the premiere of the anime film adaptation of Io Sakisaka’s manga Omoi Omoware, Furi Furare (Love Me, Love Me Not) and as part of the last stretch of promotions the movie’s official website posted a new promo video! The new video features different scenes from the anime film set to the movie’s theme song, BUMP OF CHICKEN’s Gravity. Check out the promo video here!

The anime film is slated to be released this Friday, September 18, in Japan. The film was originally scheduled for a May 29 release but was delayed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The previously-announced lead cast are:

·        Marika Suzuki (in her first-ever voice acting role) as Yuna Ichihara, a shy girl who loves reading shoujo manga but hasn’t experienced love yet. She falls in love with Rio, Akari’s step-brother.

·        Megumi Han as Akari Yamamoto, a girl who befriends the shy Yuna. She initially pushes Yuna to Inui, the latter’s childhood friend, but eventually falls for Inui herself.

·        Soma Saito as Kazuomi Inui, Yuna’s childhood friend. He eventually falls for Akari, Yuna’s best friend.

·        Nobunaga Shimazaki as Rio Yamamoto, Akari’s step-brother. Before his father married her mother, he was in love with her but had to suppress his feelings once they became step-siblings. Eventually he falls for Yuna but is hesitant to confess.

The anime film is directed by Toshimasa Kuroyanagi (Say, “I Love You”, The Great Passage) with Erika Yoshida (Namu Amida Butsu! – Rendai Utena -) penning the scripts. Character design is done by Yuu Yamashita (Bunny Drop) and Yuuji Nomi (Whisper of the Heart, Say, “I Love You”) is in charge of composing the music. The film is produced by A-1 Pictures.

ICYMI, Omoi Omoware also received a live-action movie directed by Takahiro Miki. Miki also directed the live-action film adaptation of another Io Sakisaka manga, Ao Haru Ride. The live-action film premiered last August 14, 2020.

Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare is Io Sakisaka’s latest work, which was first published in 2015. The series released its final chapter last April. Anime News Network describes the series’ plot as such:

“The story focuses on two girls whose stances on love are polar opposites. Yuna wants a love that’s like a dream. Akari thinks she can become better at love and is very realistic in her approach. The two heroines’ stories unfold beside two male main characters. Kazuomi doesn’t understand love. He asks, “What’s that, something tasty?” On the other hand, Rio won’t reject anyone who comes his way, as long as that person is cute.

Source: Anime News Network

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