Funimation recently revealed anew key art, trailer, and additional cast for the upcoming anime film Sing a Bit of Harmony. The film, which will be released in Japan on October 29, is coming soon to theaters in the United States, and Canada.
Sing a Bit of Harmony Details
The additional cast members include Sayaka Oohara, Kenji Hamada, Kenjiro Tsuda, Kazlaser(Maple Chogoukin), and Miyu Sakihi. Previously announced cast include Tao Tsuchiya (ERASED) as Shion, Haruka Fukuhara (Kaguya-sama: Love is War?) as Satomi and Asuka Kudo as Toma. The cast will also include Kazuyuki Okitsu, Mikako Komatsu (Dr. STONE) and Satoshi Hino (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba).
The film’s staff includes Ichirou Ohkouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Lupin the Third Part 5) as co-screenwriter, Kanna Kii (The Stranger by the Beach) as original character designer, with J.C.STAFF (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) for animation production, and Hidekazu Shimamura (Trigun: Badlands Rumble, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) as animation director. Additional staff includes Ryo Takahashi (SK8 the Infinity) on musical composition and Yohei Matsui as songwriter.
Sing a Bit of Harmony is written and directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who took home the “Excellence Award” at the Japan Media Arts Film Festival’s animation division for his work on Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day, and the “Best Anime Award” at the Tokyo International Anime Fair’s OVA division for Time of EVE.
Sing a Bit of Harmony tells the story of the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) who transfers to Keibu High School where she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent… but she turns out to be an AI (artificial intelligence) in the testing phase! Shion’s goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “happiness.” But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the classroom.
After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), steadily warm up to the new student. Along with the popular and attractive Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo club member “Thunder” (Satoshi Hino), they become more and more moved by Shion’s singing voice and earnestness even as her antics bewilder them. But what Shion does for Satomi’s sake ends up involving them all in some serious pandemonium… Get ready for the heartwarming story of a not quite market-ready AI and her classmates!
Source: press release
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