Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.

The Anthem of the Heart

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Synonyms: Kokosake
Japanese: 心が叫びたがってるんだ。
English: The Anthem of the Heart
German: The Anthem of the Heart
Spanish: El Himno del Corazón
French: Jun, La Voix du Coeur
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 19, 2015
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.811 (scored by 159054159,054 users)
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Ranked: #9922
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #716
Members: 332,955
Favorites: 1,933

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Jun Naruse is a chatterbox whose life is colored by fairy tales and happy endings. However, influenced by her deep belief in those tales, she is too naive and trusting, and her words soon shatter her family's bond when she inadvertently reveals her father's affair. Naruse is scarred for life after being blamed for her parent's divorce, and her regrets soon manifest into a fairy egg—a being who seals her mouth from speaking in order to protect everyone's happy ending.

Now, even in high school, Naruse's speech remains locked by the fairy egg. Even trying to speak causes her stomach to twist. Though unable to convey her thoughts through words, she is unexpectedly chosen to perform in a musical alongside three other students: Takumi Sakagami, Natsuki Nitou, and Daiki Tasaki. Naruse makes her way to the club room to reject the daunting task, but changes her mind when she overhears Sakagami's beautiful singing.

Perhaps the fairy egg "curse" does not apply to singing, and perhaps Sakagami is the fairy tale prince she has been seeking all along. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart?

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Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. was created by the production staff of the 2011 anime series Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai., and the two works are set in the city of Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. It earned 1.12 billion yen in the Japanese box office according to data from the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan.

The movie was one of the Jury Selections in the Animation Division of the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival. It was also nominated for the Animation of the Year award in the 39th Japan Academy Prize. A live-action film adaptation opened in theaters in July 22, 2017.

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Saitou, Shunsuke
Shimizu, Hiroyuki
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Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


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Feb 18, 2016

Right now, there are 725 that have watched this movie. "Wow!", You say, "That's even less than Legend of The Galactic Heroes!" So here's THE deal I'm offering you. You get to be part of the exclusive 725 people (Now 726 if you watch it) who get to see something AMAZING. Care to hear my sales pitch?

Right now, 161 people, a good 21% percent of viewers, have rated this anime 10 OUT OF 10. Now that's not for no reason.

Lets kick this off with the story. Important background knowledge first: A young girl named Naruse stumbles upon a magnificent hilltop castle. Her ...
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Oh goody, another Mari Okada teen drama. I’m not sure when my mind has started seeing these things as commonplace, but it was probably around the moment when people started saying to me with a straight face that “no really, Wixoss is totally a touching psychological character drama. Especially regarding that one girl whose main wish is to fuck her brother.” Nevertheless, I was kind of looking forward to seeing Anthem of the Heart. Anime dramas tend to be more tolerable when they’re only given a limited amount of time to tell their stories, plus if I’m not mistaken, this is the Anohana team’s first ...
Jun 6, 2016
When I first started Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda, I initially dismissed its mediocrity and by the numbers plot for yet another angsty teenage romance, but upon further evaluation, I discovered that Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda does something very special, something very rarely seen or heck, even discussed in anime.

What I'm referring to of course is the depiction and commentary on the issue of mental health in teenagers in Japan. Tragically, in reality, most cases are simply dismissed or ignored; the social stigma for someone suffering from a mental disorder is especially daunting and uninviting. What does this have to do with the anime you ask? This theme ...

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