Marui Group's Promotional Short Anime "Soba he" Shows Off Beautiful Rainy Scenery

Haruka Fukuhara (Kirakira PreCure a la Mode) voices the protagonist girl


The official YouTube channel for "Marui no Anime," a joint project amomg Marui Group that owns various

fashion buildings across Japan, film company Toho, and CG anime production company Orange, has started

streaming a 160-second original short promotional anime "Soba he" (To be Near You).



One rainy day, Osamu gets on his way back home. Then he finds out the umbrella that Sayu gave to him as

a present is missing. The umbrella transforms into a girl, and starts moving around the city that gets rained on.



Full version



Short version


Main staff:


  • Director: Toshimasa Ishii (Mirai assistant director) 
  • Character designer: Ayako Hata (Mirai animation director) 
  • Concept art: Yoshihiro Nagazuna (Moom art director) 
  • Music: Kensuke Ushio (A Silent Voice, Liz and the Blue Bird
  • Producer: Katsuhiro Takei (Land of the Lustrous producer)/Kiyotaka Waki (Land of the Lustrous line producer) 
  • Production: Orange (Land of the Lustrous)


  • Voice: Haruka Fukuhara (Himari Arisugawa/Cure Custard in Kirakira PreCure a la Mode)




Source: "Marui no Anime" official website




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