The official website of the Hello World original anime film revealed main cast members, a teaser visual (pictured), and a teaser trailer on Thursday. The film will open in theaters in Japan on September 20.
Takumi Kitamura (Haru Matsu Bokura live-action film) stars as the protagonist Naomi Katagaki, a shy 16-year-old high school student. Toori Matsuzaka (.hack//The Movie: Sekai no Mukou ni) also voices the same character, but his 10 years older future-self. Minami Hamabe (One Piece: Heart of Gold) will play the heroine Ruri Ichigyou, Naomi's classmate and a fellow library committee member.
The film takes place in Kyoto in the year 2027. The teaser trailer features famous Kyoto sites such as the Fushimi Inari Taisha and the Kamigamo Shrine. The trailer suggests that the film will tell a time travel story, with the text "If I could redo that time all over again."