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Anime Film 'Hello World' Announces Lead Voice Cast

by Vindstot
Apr 10, 8:42 PM | 16 Comments
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.

Tomohiko Itou (Sword Art Online) is directing the film at Graphinica with script by Mado Nozaki (Seikaisuru Kado), featuring character designs by Yukiko Horiguchi (K-On!). Hello World marks Itou's first directorial work for an original anime film.

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."

Teaser Trailer


Source: Comic Natalie

16 Comments Recent Comments

I think it looks nice.

Apr 12, 12:58 PM by xchyssa

The title remains me when i was a programmer.

Apr 12, 8:16 AM by Programmer69

I was expecting something more cyberspace-styled. Anyway I'll need to see more.

Apr 11, 2:39 PM by Haneken2086

enough with these time travels film sigh

Apr 11, 10:06 AM by BLCD

changelog said:
Time travel? That's a shame. I was hoping that it would be something about computers and programming. Hence, the famous words "Hello World."

tragedydesu said:
let's hope this is not as trash as your name

Thank God someone at least someone recognises how utterly crap Your Name is.


You people are not alone..

Apr 11, 6:23 AM by refy4

MrBluebear said:
Hmm... Makoto Shinkai's Tenki no Ko rival for the best original movie of the year I guess....


Oh another anime from shinkai, I predict its mal score will be above 9 again just like Your Name because of votes rigging.

Apr 11, 6:22 AM by refy4

Time travel? That's a shame. I was hoping that it would be something about computers and programming. Hence, the famous words "Hello World."

tragedydesu said:
let's hope this is not as trash as your name

Thank God someone at least someone recognises how utterly crap Your Name is.

Apr 11, 6:13 AM by changelog

Is it a programmers reference?!

Apr 11, 6:09 AM by Horoislife

Steiner1411 said:
I thought it was going to be a film about programmers
Yeah I thought so too

Apr 11, 5:49 AM by Lord_Hanblon

We have some great movies this year. This one looks interesting enough.

Apr 11, 4:04 AM by Catalano

MrBluebear said:
Hmm... Makoto Shinkai's Tenki no Ko rival for the best original movie of the year I guess....


Have you seen PV for children of the sea ? If there is reval for Makoto Shinkai's Tenki no Ko, It's deffinitely children of the sea.

Apr 11, 3:45 AM by ninka22

let's hope this is not as trash as your name

Apr 11, 3:41 AM by tragedydesu

Can't wait, and I wonder why I am just learning of this now.

Apr 11, 2:23 AM by NnamAries

I thought it was going to be a film about programmers

Apr 11, 1:00 AM by Steiner1411

MrBluebear said:
Hmm... Makoto Shinkai's Tenki no Ko rival for the best original movie of the year I guess....


Nah, Promare and Yuaasa movie exists.

Apr 10, 11:17 PM by caio_brb

Hmm... Makoto Shinkai's Tenki no Ko rival for the best original movie of the year I guess....

Apr 10, 9:42 PM by MrBluebear

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