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Anime Film 'Kimi dake ni Motetainda.' Premieres in October

Aug 29, 2019 1:48 PM

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The official website of Kimi dake ni Motetainda., an original anime film by AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto and Nippon Television Network, revealed cast and staff members, along with a teaser trailer and a key visual (pictured) on Thursday. The anime film will open in theaters in Japan on October 25.

The story revolves around five boy who each possess a trait that have negative effects on them. The handsome boys owe a monetary debt to Sakiko Horinomiya, a girl from a rich family. Wanting the money back, she makes them enter the "Motemen Koshien" contest, so they can pay her back using the prize money.

Shun Kudou (Days (TV) episode director) is directing the film at Signal.MD. Mari Okada (Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou) is penning the script with Nanami Higuchi (Little Witch Academia (TV)) and Akiko Waba (Hisone to Maso-tan). Majiro (Macross Δ) is designing the characters based on Yamako's original drafts.

Other production staff are as follows:

Monitor Graphic Designer: Masato Matsune (Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki)
Art Director: Yoshimi Mineta (Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!)
Color Design: Miho Tanaka (Usagi Drop)
3D Director: Ryuusei Nakajima (Yakusoku no Nanaya Matsuri)
Director of Photography: Daiki Sugiyama ()
Editing: Yuuki Honda (Net-juu no Susume)
Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni)
Planning Cooperation: Vizm

Sakiko Horinomiya: Yui Ishikawa (Violet Evergarden)
Tokio Furuta: Souma Saitou (12-sai.)
Shigekazu Ashida: Kouki Uchiyama (Nijiiro Days)
Koutarou Tojima: Rikiya Tomizono
Aki Sahashi: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Mob Psycho 100)
Shun Gotouda: Yuuichirou Umehara (Gakuen Babysitters)
Host: Yuki Kaji (Ao Haru Ride)

An audition for male voice actors took place between April and May last year. Hiroshi Ishibashi, Keito Takahashi, Rui Tabuchi, Rikiya Tomizono, and Tomoya Fukui won the audition to play the roles of members of the "High School Children" group.


Official site:
Official Twitter: @kimimote_movie

Source: animate Times

Kimi dake ni Motetainda. on MAL
Modified by Snow, Sep 7, 2019 12:48 AM
Aug 29, 2019 2:01 PM
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Ooooohhhhh, I do love me some gorgeous anime pretty boys so very much!!! I’M SOLD ALREADY!!! ^_^ <3
Aug 29, 2019 5:59 PM
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The boys seem really sweet. Forget their debt, girl. I wonder who is the host.
Aug 29, 2019 6:41 PM
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can't seem to find it on MAL. was it JUST announced?
Aug 29, 2019 9:07 PM

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Oh my Bishies! Gonna watch for sure!
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Aug 29, 2019 9:33 PM

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Okada Mari and idols? That definitely piques my interest. I wonder how much her hands are tied though.
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Aug 30, 2019 4:07 AM

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KajiKaji being the minor character and one of the hosts of the Kimi Mote Lodge (the show where the members of unit was chosen and aired last year)... that makes me think ... could it be that he was already in the project and was already decided that he's in the movie?

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Oct 1, 2019 2:20 AM

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Trailer (Can hear KajiKaji as the host)
Theme Song: "High School Princess (ハイスクールプリンセス)" by Main 5 guys (小田原城星高校モテメン部)
IN: "Ai no Kusari (愛の鎖)" by High School Children (ハイスクールチルドレン)

Stage Greeting on October 26 (second day)

Exclusive character voice via animate times

Theme Song PV
Modified by tsubasalover, Oct 21, 2019 8:09 PM
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Oct 1, 2019 4:30 AM
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Film PV:

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Oct 1, 2019 5:43 AM

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Movies looking nice! Just hope this "Motemen Koshien" contest is not weird
Oct 2, 2019 12:12 AM
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Count me in!!! Definitely gonna watch!!! 😍❤❤❤
Oct 2, 2019 5:06 PM
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They are glittering and so sweet singing for their princess.

tsubasalover said:
Trailer (Can hear KajiKaji as the host)

The host is a cutie as much as Kaji. I want to think he is designed after him.