Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.


The Anthem of the Heart

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Alternative Titles

English: The Anthem of the Heart
Synonyms: Kokosake
Japanese: 心が叫びたがってるんだ。

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 19, 2015
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #5462
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Popularity: #608
Members: 219,292
Favorites: 1,626
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Synopsis

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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Background

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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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


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Ending Theme

"Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru (今、話したい誰かがいる)" by Nogizaka46



Feb 18, 2016
GaryMuffuginOak (All reviews)
GET THIS:

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 read more
Nov 10, 2015
Flawfinder (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 9, 2019
guiguiguiguigui (All reviews)
NOTE: I wrote this on a whim about a year ago (and watched the movie for the first time 2 years ago or so), it was not that long ago but my vision about art was pretty different than my current one. Anyway, all this to say that this is not a critical review by any means, I'm just exposing some of my thoughts in why this movie was so important to me in a really bad time. Believe it or not, it was written based on basically emotions, but I still believe Anthem of the Heart is a good movie (or close to good read more
Dec 5, 2015
NishiRun (All reviews)
Kokoro ga Sakebittegaterunda reembraces the theme of “expressing yourself,” reminding people that it is okay to speak out their true feelings about anything. This anime film, from the creators of Anohana and Toradora, tells a coming of age story that many people can relate to. Because the film illustrates a very relatable everyday situation, Kokosake evokes enough nostalgia to the point where the film becomes tear-jerking. The film’s situation can be seen as a general self-reflection of anyone’s life, questioning the freedom of expression—whether one should talk her feelings out to the world freely, or keep any thoughts to herself. But, acknowledging that there are read more

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