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HoneyWorks-Inspired Movie 'Zutto Mae kara Suki Deshita.' Reveals Staff and Key Visual

by arsonal
Nov 12, 2015 11:25 PM | 56 Comments
The official website of the anime movie inspired by Vocaloid music circle HoneyWorks revealed that the work will be titled Zutto Mae kara Suki Deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai. The movie will open in theaters in Japan on April 23, 2016.

The updated website also revealed the first key visual (pictured), which was created by animator Maki Fujii. A trailer was uploaded to the YouTube channel of Aniplex, but it is region-locked to Japan. The complete production staff and additional cast members were also announced.

Cast
Yuu Setoguchi: Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!!)
Natsuki Enomoto: Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online)
Souta Mochizuki: Yuuki Kaji (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Akari Hayasaka: Kana Asumi (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
Haruki Serizawa: Kenichi Suzumura (Kara no Kyoukai)
Miou Aida: Aki Toyosaki (K-On!)
Koyuki Ayase: Tsubasa Yonaga (Cardfight!! Vanguard)
Hina Setoguchi: Momo Asakura (Charlotte)
Koutarou Enomoto: Natsuki Hanae (Tokyo Ghoul)
Saku Akechi: Hikaru Midorikawa (Little Busters!)
Sena Narumi: Sora Amamiya (Isshuukan Friends.)

Staff
Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa (High School DxD)
Script: Yoshimi Narita (Precure series)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Maki Fujii (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance)
Art Director: Yuki Unno (Junjou Romantica 3)
Color Design: Makiko Kojima (Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki)
Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
Editing: Aya Hida (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live! The School Idol Movie)
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno (Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri)
Studio: Qualia Animation

Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai is a series that HoneyWorks initially created for Vocaloid songs. Various seiyuu later joined the project to voice the characters depicted in the music videos, which were uploaded to Niconico and YouTube. The music videos have 100 million cumulative views on both platforms. A light novel series, Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu, featuring the characters has also been published since February 2014.

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Do you know if the love stories of the other characters are going to appear in the movie? or its only going to be Yuu's and Natsuki's?

Mar 13, 2016 12:47 PM by LuneLemonLight

New key visual! :D

Mar 10, 2016 2:55 AM by Mayuka

Honeyworks inspired wow...like kagerou days from Jin

Nov 20, 2015 1:18 AM by rageiX

This is sort of off topic, cause it doesn't have anything to do with the story itself..

But does the whole "stiff shoulders, arms thrown down at waist with clenched fists, eyes closed in a constipated expression, shouting confession and cringing afterwords like expecting a slap to the face" thing to be really annoying and forced? Like what human being actually acts like that...

I see it all the damn fucking time.

Nov 18, 2015 7:45 PM by Red_Keys

honeyworks ♡♡ will prob check out just to see what it's like to have animated

Nov 18, 2015 7:40 PM by CMYK

>Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa (High School DxD)

Nov 18, 2015 8:44 AM by baki502

im hypedddd
that art style is amazing

Nov 16, 2015 3:14 PM by Shoujo

Ayy Honeyworks :3 lovin the cast. As long as it doesn't become like Mikagura :o

art looks similar to PA Works tho O_o

Nov 16, 2015 9:42 AM by Inuchiyo

Cool, they keep the cast from the drama CD.

Nov 15, 2015 7:47 PM by minoru09

I think I've seen screen shots and art/fan art of the girl before from vocaloid stuff.

I really like her character design, so I'll probably watch this.

Nov 15, 2015 3:36 AM by Jonesy974

Stark700 said:
Decent cast I guess.

Not sure I feel about this movie yet as the staff feels like a mixed bag.


My thoughts aswell

Nov 14, 2015 3:54 AM by Cupcake

looks good and look at those cast, count me in

Nov 14, 2015 1:37 AM by ccdewa

arsonal said:

Cast
Yuu Setoguchi: Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!!)
Natsuki Enomoto: Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online)
Souta Mochizuki: Yuuki Kaji (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Akari Hayasaka: Kana Asumi (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
Haruki Serizawa: Kenichi Suzumura (Kara no Kyoukai)
Miou Aida: Aki Toyosaki (K-On!)
Koyuki Ayase: Tsubasa Yonaga (Cardfight!! Vanguard)
Hina Setoguchi: Momo Asakura (Charlotte)
Koutarou Enomoto: Natsuki Hanae (Tokyo Ghoul)
Saku Akechi: Hikaru Midorikawa (Little Busters!)
Sena Narumi: Sora Amamiya (Isshuukan Friends.)

This is amazing.

Nov 13, 2015 8:10 PM by Fresh_Mint

BEAUTIFUL Q_Q

Nov 13, 2015 6:47 PM by sevenPocky

I can not see the trailer T_T


Nov 13, 2015 6:41 PM by Seky

It's looking nice! I'm liking what I see. The cast also looks pretty good.

Nov 13, 2015 4:55 PM by Konoetan

Mmmmmmm.... Vocaloid projects being turned into an anime are usually not a good thing but ok, I'll watch it.
Simplo said:

Mekakucity remake or riot!

This may sound weird, but are you from the Twitch Plays Pokemon fandom?

Nov 13, 2015 4:02 PM by korogoro

hell yeah

Nov 13, 2015 3:44 PM by ultravigo

Romance, school and that cast. yaaay.

Nov 13, 2015 2:22 PM by busan

Eh so it's basically mashing up together the three story branches to make a full length movie. Adding in the answer/conclusion we couldn't get from the song pv/manga thingy. Good XD


The songs are so addicting~

Nov 13, 2015 2:21 PM by Ioryogi-kun