Yuta Murano (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)-directed film hits Japanese theaters on December 13
It is officially confirmed today that 46-year-old actress Rie Miyazawa makes a special guest voice appearance as Hitomi Nakayama in the forthcoming anime film adaptation of Osamu Souda's juvenile novel Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou / Seven Days War.
Miyazawa, 15 years old at the time, played her first leading role Hitomi Nakayama in the novel's first live-action adaptation film in August 1988, and won the Newcomer of the Year award in Japan Academy Prize. Her character in the anime film is introduced as "Hitomi Nakayama in 2020." It means that the anime film is a sequel to the live-action film, set about thirty years after.
It is a similar approach to Mamoru Hosoda's 2006 anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. It was set twenty years after Nobuhiko Obayashi's 1983 live-action film adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui's original The Girl Who Leapt Through Time novel, and the original heroine Kazuko Yoshiyama made a guest appearance.
Miyazawa says, "Although it is a small appearance, I participated the anime film as Hitomi Nakayama. As my debut film 'Seven Days War' has been remained deep in the audience's memories at the time, I hope this anime film, which is given a new timeless breath, will be also able to shake your heart. Please enjoy this film on the big screens in theaters."
The Yuta Murano (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)-directed film is set to be released in Japan on December 13, 2019.
Main voice cast:
- Mamoru Suzuhara: Takumi Kitamura
- Aya Chiyono: Kyoko Yoshine (Jun Naruse in The Anthem of The Heart live-action film)
- Kaori Yamasaki: Megumi Han
- Souma Ogata: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
- Hiroto Honjo: Takeo Otsuka
- Saki Akutsu: Haruka Michii
- Mallet: Makoto Koichi
- Masahiko Honda: Takahiro Sakurai
©2019 Osamu Souda/KADOKAWA/Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou Production Committee